CRWP Article from The News@CMU

An article by Tracy Burton featuring CRWP is now up and available on the News@CMU website:

‘Teachers teaching teachers’ focus of National Writing Project site at CMU

After 29 years of teaching high school English, Kathy Kurtze returned to her classroom this fall with a set of fresh ideas and resources she gathered from her experiences with the Chippewa River Writing Project — a site of the National Writing Project now at Central Michigan University.

Kurtze was among 13 teachers representing K-12 school districts, Mid Michigan Community College and CMU, who participated in the first CRWP institute.

“The most exciting part was being introduced to new teaching approaches,” said Kurtze, who teaches at Carson City High School. “The whole aspect of bringing technology into the writing process was brand new to me. Now, I’m excited to bring it into my lessons. I want my students to do podcasts and learn about how this enhances our writing.”

Sharing resources is one of the main goals of the National Writing Project, which operates with the concept of teachers teaching teachers and a mission to improve the teaching of writing and learning among kindergarten through college students.

Kathy Kurtze, an English teacher at Carson City High School, works on a journal entry about a recent writing assignment.

Photo by Robert Barclay
CMU University Communications

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