Announcing Our 2017 Youth Camps

CRWP Youth Camp ImageThe Chippewa River Writing Project aims to provide youth and fellow community members with unique opportunities to write and learn about themselves as writers.

This summer, we are pleased to offer four different camp opportunities, two on CMU’s campus, one in Portland, and one in Carson City.

Together we’ll be sharing a love for writing. Let your child join us on an exciting journey through engaging activities as we live out our “writerly lives.”

Your enrollment cost will provide snacks, a writer’s journal, camp T-shirt, and a copy of our camp anthology, commemorating our published works. We ask that students bring their own lunch each day.

Enrollment this summer is limited to 20 participants in each camp, so sign up now using our secure web form. Select the camp you want from the drop-down menu.

All registrations should be complete one week before the camp begins. Should you need to cancel your registration, we will accept cancellations with a full refund through Friday, June 9, 2017, after which we will charge a $20 cancellation fee.

Questions? Please contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks, at troy.hicks@cmich.edu, or the camp directors listed on the PDFs.

2017 Off-Campus Camps

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Register for our Portland Elementary Camp, June 12-16, 2017 Register for our CMU Elementary Camp, June 21-23, 2017

2017 On-Campus Camps

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Register for our CMU Elementary Camp, June 26-29, 2017 Register for our Middle School Camp, June 26-29, 2017

Announcing Manuscript Day 2017

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The Chippewa River Writing Project aims to provide youth and fellow community members with unique opportunities to write and learn about themselves as writers.

Join us for our second annual Manuscript Day – Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Local students who are currently in grades 3-8 are welcome to join us for Manuscript Day. Instructors for the event are teachers who have participated in the Chippewa River Writing Project and pre-service teachers from CMU who are excited about working with your child. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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  • 8:30 – Sign-in at Anspach Hall
  • 9:00 – Kick-off Session
  • 9:30 – 1st Session Writing Activity
  • 10:30 – 2nd Session Writing Activity
  • 11:30 – Pizza and Read Around
  • 12:00 – Dismissal and Pick Up

Questions? Contact CRWP Director Troy Hicks via email: troy.hicks@cmich.edu

Announcing Our 2017 Open Institute: College-Ready Writers

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Click to download the CRWP College Ready Writers Program Open Institute Flyer

CRWP 2017 Open Institute for College-Ready Writers – Web The National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writers Program answers the contemporary call for respectful argumentative discourse. The instructional resources help teachers and students read critically, explore multiple points of view, and finally take a stand on important issues.  

A national program, the College Ready Writers Program has proven to have  a positive, statistically significant effect on the four attributes of student argument writing—content, structure, stance, and conventions. In particular, students demonstrated greater proficiency in the quality of reasoning and use of evidence in their writing.

Join us for a three-day workshop that introduces significant concepts from this curriculum to teachers in grades 6-12 (flyer). 

The $100 registration fee includes three days with a continental breakfast and boxed lunch, as well as a copy of Joseph Harris’s book, Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts. All sessions will be facilitated by K-12 teacher consultants affiliated with the Chippewa River Writing Project.  18 SCECHs will available for an additional $25 (pending approval).

Click the link to register online: http://bit.ly/crwpevents

Registration Link

Questions?

Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Chippewa River Writing Project
troy.hicks@cmich.edu

Announcing Our 2017 Beaver Island Institute

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2017 Beaver Island Institute Flyer

The deadline for Beaver Island Institute Applications has been extended for teachers from the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties. ELA and Science teachers from this region are encouraged to apply, alone or in pairs, for an opportunity to participate in this amazing PD experience.

Deadline: Friday, April 28th at 5:00 PM

Questions? Please email Dr. Hicks: troy.hicks@cmich.edu


Experience a unique, one-week (August 13 – 18, 2017) field experience at CMU’s Biological Station on Beaver Island of Lake Michigan. Valued at nearly $1000 per participant, this program is generously sponsored by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

Working in pairs, this workshop is designed for science and ELA educators based in the same middle school (grades 6-8). Teachers will study ecosystems, technology, and strategies for integrating reading, writing, critical thinking into the classroom.

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Charlevoix, MI, to ride the ferry to Beaver Island. All instructional costs, materials, and room and board on the island will be offered free of cost.

Participate in:

  • Individual and small group work
  • Field activities to promote discussion and collaboration
  • Science and literary activities
  • Collaborative, inquiry-based units identifying key standards from the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Literacy Standards, and ISTE NETS (technology) standards
  • A series of appropriate lessons, labs, and activities for the 2017-18 school year
  • Integrative teaching practices to integrate mobile technologies (smartphones and tablets, as well as apps) into teaching and as a learning tool for students?
Preference will be given to educators in the following counties, though all ELA/Science teachers, grades 6-8, are welcome to apply: 
  • Arenac
  • Bay
  • Clare
  • Gladwin
  • Gratiot
  • Isabella
  • Midland
  • Saginaw

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Apply by completing this brief Google form. In addition to basic contact info and demographics, applicants will reply to the following in 500 words or less:

When and how, specifically, you will plan to work together toward integration in the 2016-17 school year? How your participation in this institute will help you meet shared goals for the integration of science and literacy standards?

Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017. Participants who are selected for the institute will be notified by mid-April. SCECHs and graduate credit will be available at additional cost (pending approval).

Questions?

Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Chippewa River Writing Project
troy.hicks@cmich.edu
Sponsored by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation