College of Education –
Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Fine Arts and Communication –
Department of Writing
University of Central Arkansas
June 20-24th, 2016
Registrants who have not paid tuition 2 weeks prior to the start of camp may lose their spot in Bearswrite. Registration is nonrefundable.
Who May Attend?
Aspiring authors entering grades 4 to 9 may attend. Bearswrite will involve students in five action packed days of creative writing using both traditional methods and writing with technology. Campers will study how to use voice, setting, word choice, character traits, point-of-view, journaling, and poetry.Campers will create individual, digital portfolios of their best work, a camp digital anthology, and will participate in a public performance of student work followed by a reception for parents and community members. Campers will be inspired to write through fieldtrips on and off campus and through interactions with featured guests.
Students attending the Bearswrite program for the five days will pay an enrollment fee of $150. This will include enrollment, access to technology, guest speakers, and field trips. Students are expected to bring their own lunches and snacks. Applications will be processed on a first-come basis. Registration will be closed when space is filled.
Each of the Bearswrite Faculty have experience working with students in this age group. Faculty are teacher consultants for the National Writing Project (NWP). Classroom writing assistants are current undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates.
It is the goal of each faculty member to make this an enjoyable learning experience. Bearswrite is directed by Drs. Stephanie Vanderslice, Donna Wake, and Jeff Whittingham.
8-9 am quick write, blogging
9-10:30 Session 1
10:45-12:15 Session 2
12:45-2:15 Session 3
2:15-3 Author’s Chair
Contact InformationUniversity of Central Arkansas
College of Education – Mashburn Hall 104
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035