Great Bear News:


The Great Bear Writing Project
UCA's Local Site of the National Writing Project

Director:  Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice
Co-Director:  Trina Williams

The three main tenets of our site have always been and will remain:

  • To host a summer institute through which we will introduce new teachers to the core principals of the National Writing project, assist in their discovery of themselves as writers, develop their abilities as agents of professional development, and enhance their professional growth
  • To continue to offer quality programs of professional development to our teachers who have attended the summer institute allowing opportunities for both learning and teaching
  • To offer the schools within our service area quality professional development to enhance their faculty's professional growth as well as strengthen the teaching of writing, not only in language arts classrooms but across the curriculum as well

Please see the Navigation Bar on the left for more information.

If you have any questions about our site please contact our director, Stephanie Vanderslice at:


We will definitely be hosting a Summer Institute in 2013! If you would like more information about the institute or you would like to apply, click here.