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CRWP Announces Fall 2021 Leadership Institute

CRWP Fall 2021 FlyerCRWP will set out once again to offer a fall leadership institute in the tradition of the National Writing Project‘s mantra, “Teachers Teaching Teachers.”

We plan to welcome 12 educators to learn from each other through collaboration, renewing our practices as teachers of writing, adapting those practices for remote learning, and demonstrating our lessons for one another. Participants will work both synchronously and asynchronously for approximately 9-12 hours per month, meeting via Zoom on Saturday mornings throughout the fall.

Last year’s fall leadership institute resulted in thoughtful conversation across the country, as participants joined us from Georgia, California, Illinois, and Michigan. Teachers from K-12 through college met regularly to share best practices and survival stories, and to simply decompress from the challenges of the week. This fall, the challenges facing us are still unknown, as policies governing schools and public health across the nation are erratic and polarizing. But our conversations between colleagues in the leadership institute will be uplifting and inspirational, reminding ourselves that we are part of a thriving community of dedicated educators.

Participants in the fall leadership cohort will:

  • Participate in regular, virtual workshops with CRWP teacher consultants and dedicated colleagues.
  • Develop leadership skills by analyzing teaching demonstrations and providing feedback to other educators.
  • Lead an individual teaching demonstration designed in conjunction with an experienced CRWP teacher consultant.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to respond to teaching demonstrations and explore best practices in writing instruction.
  • Prepare a final collection of materials suitable for professional purposes (including a conference proposal submission, and a professional blog post.).

Each participant will create and present a teaching demonstration for the cohort and, optionally, for a larger audience during CRWP’s winter virtual conference in 2022. In addition, participants will be encouraged to write professionally for the CRWP blog, adding their voices to the rich conversations happening throughout the National Writing Project. Participants who successfully complete all components of the Invitational Leadership Institute will become CRWP teacher-consultants and will earn the NWP Teacher-Consultant microcredential/digital badge for engaging in the six social practices for NWP leadership development.

We are excited to continue to grow our teacher-consultant community and to lift each other up with thoughtful collaboration, mindful pedagogy, and deliberate equity.

Registration Costs and Guidelines:

36 SCECHs will be available as part of the registration costs (pending MDE approval).

The institute can also be taken for 3 graduate credits. The total cost for CMU’s graduate application and the three credits will be $1500 plus a $50 application fee. For participants interested in joining the institute as graduate students, please do NOT complete the form below. Instead, contact Dr. Troy Hicks.

Enrollment is limited to 12 participants, so sign up now using our secure web form where we will ask for your contact information, and then you will be asked to click through to CMU’s Quik Pay system for billing.

Screenshot of Registration Form for Remote Literacy Learning

  • Registration cost, before September 10: $225 (reflects a 10% discount)
  • Registration cost, after September 10: $250
  • Registration closes at 11:59 PM EST on September 19.
  • Cancellations before September 19th at 11:59 PM EST will be refunded, minus a $25 processing fee.
  • After September 19, registrations are transferable, but not refundable.


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