CRWP 2009 Invitational Summer Institute Begins

With the support of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Education & Human Services, and the College of Graduate Studies as well as an external grant from the National Writing Project, the Chippewa River Writing Project began its first invitational summer institute today.

Maureen Baker from Crossroads Writing Project leads us in a guest teaching demonstration.
Maureen Baker from Crossroads Writing Project leads us in a guest teaching demonstration.

CRWP leaders — Troy Hicks, Elizabeth Brockman, and Penny Lew — welcomed fifteen teachers from mid-Michigan to CMU’s Writing Center to begin an intensive four-week institute focusing on the teaching of writing. Our institute kicked off with a guest teaching demonstration from Maureen Baker of Ferris State University’s Crossroads Writing Project entitled “Let Them Go: Persuasive Writing.”

Throughout the day, participants worked in writing groups, discussed professional readings, and enjoyed getting to know one another as writers and colleagues.

As the summer institute continues, participants will engage in their own personal writing, respond to the writing of their peers, read and discuss current literature about the teaching of writing, and prepare their own teaching demonstrations. Follow along with our ever-emerging agenda as the summer continues.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

CMU becomes site for National Writing Project

New site to bring technology to schools in central and northeastern Michigan

Michigan teachers will benefit from professional development in writing and technology through a new site of the National Writing Project at Central Michigan University. The establishment of the Chippewa River Writing Project makes Michigan the third largest network of National Writing Project locations in the nation… More

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