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Writing Academy

Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy @ Bridgewater College

As an elementary, middle or high school educator, the Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy at Bridgewater College provides you with the opportunity to hone your writing skills and learn to teach writing more effectively to your students. As a participant in the educator session, you’ll earn 90 recertification points as you spend two weeks learning new teaching strategies.

Participants may register for:

  • The course EDUC/ENG 475: SVWA Writer's Workshop Seminar (90 points under option 1 for teacher licensure renewal)
  • The summer program only (90 points under option 8)

Register by June 20 to participate.

Educator Session 2014

Summer sessions:

  • July 7-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • July 14-17, 9 a.m.- Noon
  • July 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

EDUC/ENG 475 course seminars:

  • August 23
  • October 4
  • November 15

Course option

EDUC/ENG 475: Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy Writer's Workshop Seminar is a team-taught course associated with registration in the SVWA. If you register for the course option, you will receive 3 hours of undergraduate credit (which qualifies for 90 recertification points under option 1 of teacher licensure renewal). Participants in EDUC/ENG 475 take part in the two-week summer program, followed by 3 Saturday seminars in the fall.

Total cost for course option: $325

Register for EDUC/ENG 475 by completing the course registration form and the part-time student application form.

Summer program option

If you participate in only the two-week summer program, you will earn 90 recertification points under option 8 for teacher licensure renewal.

Total cost for summer program only: $125

Register for the summer program by completing the SVWA registration form.

Please make checks payable to Bridgewater College.

Submit forms and payment to:
Jenny M. Martin
Bridgewater College Education Department
402 E. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

For more information, contact co-director Jenny Martin at or 540-271-0378.