Writing Improvement Network

WIN LogoWhat We Do

The Writing Improvement Network (WIN) serves as a professional development resource for South Carolina (SC) Pre K-12 teachers. WIN uses teacher experts to provide training in the implementation of research-based best practices in teaching students to become better readers and writers and provides guidance in choosing professional development and classroom resources.

Our services include:

  • Working side-by-side with teachers to improve instructional strategies and materials for all aspects of literacy:  reading, writing, vocabulary, research and technology.

  • Working directly with students (as teachers observe) to demonstrate effective instructional strategies for all aspects of literacy across the curriculum (e.g. ELA, science, social studies).

  • Assisting teachers with development of instructional materials and classroom assessments that align to the correct grade-level and appropriate cognitive rigor of academic standards.

  • Demonstrating for teachers how to analyze available test information to improve instruction.

  • Reviewing district ELA curriculum for alignment and rigor and recommending revisions.

  • Assisting teachers in transitioning instruction and assessments.

  • Providing off-site workshops – often by grade band (PreK -5, 6-12) – for teachers and administrators across the state to learn specific instructional strategies and share their own professional experiences with others.

For 2015-2016, we have eight workshops that will explore how to best achieve balance for teachers and administrators alike. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to mark your calendars. Watch for 2016-2017 workshop information!


March 8 Registration Mailer
March 15 Registration Mailer


Download the WIN brochure, with information about Professional Development for Educators, Schools, & Districts:

WIN 2015 brochure

For more information about WIN programs and services, please contact us:

USC – Writing Improvement Network
1530 Wheat Street
CDRC Rm. 222
Columbia, SC 29208

Hannah Baker, (hbaker@mailbox.sc.edu)
Donna Bailey, (baileyb@mailbox.sc.edu)