CRWP’s 2013-14 Professional Development Services

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2013-14 Professional

Development Services


Planning for professional development in the 2013-14 school year? The Chippewa River Writing Project can help meet your needs for high-quality, inquiry-based courses, school-based workshops and with our annual conference.

Save the Date for our 4th Annual Writing Conference

Jim Fredricksen

Fast becoming a tradition, our annual conference features a nationally-known keynote speaker and breakout sessions hosted by our own CRWP teacher consultants.

This year’s conference will occur on Monday, January 20th, 2014, and will take place at CMU’s state-of-the-art College of Education building.

Heinemann author and co-director of the Boise State Writing Project, Jim Fredricksen, will be our keynote speaker.

For more information about the conference, contact CRWP C0-Director, Elizabeth Brockman.

CRWP Mini-Courses

erin and roseThis fall, CRWP teacher consultants plan to lead one-month mini-courses on narrative, informational, and argumentative writing.

Using a hybrid format, participants will join us for three weekly meetings on CMU’s campus on either Tuesday night or Saturday morning, and then engage in online activities throughout the rest of the month.

For more information about these mini-courses, contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks.

School-Based Workshops

Continuing in the NWP tradition of “teachers teaching teachers,” CRWP teacher consultants are available for half- and full-day professional development workshops that can be hosted at your school or district. With successful partnerships that have focused on digital writing, writing across the curriculum, and creating a writing workshop, CRWP can facilitate a variety of workshops for K-12 teachers. For more information, contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks.

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CRWP Third Annual Writing Conference

CRWP 3rd Annual Writing Conference
Monday, January 21, 2013

(PDF Version of Flyer and Schedule)

Online Registration Form

The $90 registration includes workshop fees, continental breakfast, box lunch, and a copy of Barry Lane’s book, 51 Wacky We-Search Reports: Face the Facts With Fun. 0.5 CEUs available onsite for $25 (cash or check only).

Barry Lane
Barry Lane

Featuring a virtual keynote conversation with internationally known author and speaker Barry Lane, we invite K-12 teachers, literacy coaches, and curricular specialists to join us for a day focused on “Literacy in the Content Areas: Common Core State Standards in Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.”

Conference sessions will be facilitated by Chippewa River Writing Project Teacher Consultants and Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher Teams from Mid-Michigan schools. Support for this event has been provided by the National Writing Project and CMU’s College of Education and Human Services.

The schedule features the opening keynote and four hours of concurrent sessions.

  • 8:00 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Virtual Keynote with Barry Lane
  • 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions Begin
  • 3:30 p.m. Sessions Conclude

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Online with credit card
  • Call with credit card: 989.774.3172
  • Or mail participant names, school affiliation, and email with a check payable to CMU to:

Jamie Fockler
CMU Department of English Language & Literature
215 Anspach Hall
1429 S. Washington St.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

 Questions? Please contact CRWP Director, Troy Hicks.