Professional Development

An Intro to the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP)

Join us for an overview of the instructional resources available in the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP).

C3WP provides teachers with instructional resources and formative assessment tools for the teaching of evidence-based argument writing. The vision of C3WP is to create “respectful discourse for change in the 21st century.”  This free series will introduce participants to the C3WP resources and our professional development services. 

This three session introduction will take place on Tuesdays: February 28, March 7, and March 14 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST via Zoom or WebEx. You’ll receive the meeting link after registering below.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer SCECHs for this event.

Register below

The Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP), as a site of the National Writing Project (NWP), adheres to a model of “teachers teaching teachers,” and creates local teacher consultants who provide professional development experiences for their colleagues. Through opportunities such as our invitational summer institute, advanced institutes, and mentorship by site leaders, our teacher consultants are prepared to facilitate a variety of professional development sessions such as half- or whole-day staff workshops, classroom coaching, and week-long institutes. 

The most powerful piece to this workshop involved the modeling, writing, and reflecting. I think we, as teachers, forget what it is like to be writers.

– CRWP PD Participant

Our cohort of CRWP teacher consultants spans experts from all grade levels, elementary school through college, and can present on a variety of topics such as:

Our professional development experiences engage participants in activities both as writers and teachers of writing. Specifically, we can offer workshops in 90 minute, 3 hour, or 6 hour formats and we aim to customize our services based on local needs for your students, staff, and school. Ideally, we would aim to work with a group of teachers at the school as part of a voluntary professional development experience, and would meet with them periodically over an entire school year, although we can offer one-time events as well.

Going through C3WP [NWP’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program] was, truthfully, transformative. I feel much more confident because I feel that I now have the correct fundamentals…I was more confident this year, and so were my students. It was a wonderful experience that I would encourage anyone to take part of, not just ELA teachers.

– CRWP PD Participant

We have partnered with schools and intermediate school districts across Michigan, including:

  • Byron Area Schools
  • Cadillac Area Public Schools
  • Carson City-Crystal Schools
  • Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
  • Clare-Gladwin RESD
  • Gratiot-Isabella RESD
  • Greenville Schools
  • Kent County ISD
  • Lansing Schools
  • Traverse Bay Area ISD

Please contact our director, Troy Hicks, with questions that you might have about CRWP professional development opportunities.

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