Red Mountain Writing Project
UAB School of Education EB110A
C/O Dr. Tonya Perry
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250
The Red Mountain Writing Project (RMWP) is a local affiliate of the National Writing Project, whose motto is “teachers teaching teachers” and whose mission is to provide a forum for teachers of all grade levels and in all content areas to study and develop new and innovative strategies for literacy instruction. The National Writing Project provides grant money to over two-hundred sites across the United States, touching the lives of thousands of teachers and tens-of-thousands of students every year.
The RMWP, which began in 2004, has had a direct impact on over 100 teachers from North-Central Alabama through its annual Invitational Summer Institute, and those teachers (now called “fellows” of RMWP) have created and implemented new professional development opportunities for hundreds more teachers in their service areas.
This past April, The Red Mountain Writing Project and the 21st Century Literacies Conference hosted the 2013 Urban Sites Network Conference, Writers of Social Justice: How One Pen Can Change the World.
Over 400 educators from around the country explored how writing can empower students and teachers to enact social change in their communities.