Two-week Workshop Offerings (see Course Registration for schedule of courses and registration information)
All of our summer workshops -- CWP I, II, & III -- are based on the premise that teachers of writing
should be writers themselves. That is why in all courses participants not only explore current
research on writing instruction and successful classroom practices, they also write daily and participate in a writer's
Courses are two-week institutes for 15 to 25 people offered throughout
the state during June, July, and August.
CWP I: This is
the introductory course you should sign up for, if you have never taken a CWP summer workshop before. The schedule for
the course includes:
CWP II & III:
Those of you who have already completed a CWP I summer workshop and who have a burning question about writing that
you would like to study can sign up for any of the sites listed under Summer Courses. Instructors will work individually
with you to design a two-week exploration of writing and writing instruction to meet your individual needs that goes beyond
your introductory experience in CWP I. CWP II & III offer participants the opportunity for independent study on
a topic of interest while still maintaining the collegiality of peers. During the professional studies section of the day,
CWP II & III participants delve into a topic of their choice. During writing time, they work with CWP colleagues.
Additional graduate credit (4 semester hours) is available from UCD for these advanced level courses.
- community/team building activities
- daily discussion of readings and sharing of best practices in writing
- daily models of materials and strategies you can take back to your classroom;
- time to read and write on your own;
- writing workshop groups;
conferring with instructor(s)
Although a single person from your school or department can attend, CWP strongly believes
that having a team of teachers take part in an institute leads to quicker, more effective, and longer lasting implementation
of good writing practices.
Two-Day Seminars (see Course Registration for schedule of seminars and registration information)
Writing In and Out of Complex Texts
two-day seminar for teachers of writing. Participants will learn writing strategies for getting students ready to read complex
texts, to help students read carefully through complex texts, and to help students extend their understanding of complex texts
Teaching and Writing Argument
A two-day seminar for teachers of writing. Participants
will read, study, and write argumentative pieces, reflecting on how they might teach argument in their own classrooms as they
focus on the Common Core State Standards.