About Us


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The Coastal Bend Writing Project is an innovative network that invites teachers around the Corpus Christi Coastal Bend region to share valuable ideas among their colleagues in the education community. The project is dedicated to discovering and providing relevant venues of communication, including a Summer Teaching Institute and an online network that parallels the National Writing Project's teachers-teaching-teachers model of ongoing professional development. The Coastal Bend Writing Project is one of 209 National Writing Project sites in the United States, and the newest of 12 in the Lone Star State.

The Coastal Bend Writing Project is affiliated with the Department of English at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and is committed to the following:

  • Developing the teaching of writing and the use of writing as learning and self expression in Coastal Bend elementary, intermediate, and high school classrooms

  • Increasing literacy beyond the classroom through young writers' camps and teacher workshops

  • Providing leadership opportunities and recognition for Coastal Bend teachers.