Welcome To CAWP

The Chicago Area Writing Project (CAWP) is celebrating 35 years of helping teachers, schools and district improve literacy instruction for K-12 students.  CAWP offers professional development programs at your schools and in your districts in writing, reading, content area reading and writing, assessment including the PARCC and more. For sample school programs and pricing, click the Program tab above and scroll down to School Programs.



We have over 30 great teacher workshops for July 20-30 (Summer) and August 17-Sept.1 (Early Fall) to help teachers improve their instruction and assessment of writing and reading aligned with the Common Core State Standards.   IMG_0679Programs are focused on specific grade ranges including K-2 or 7-12, and can be taken as individual workshops or workshop series.  Ask about CPS lane credit for Series C  “Writing Process” and Series E “Teaching to the Common Core.”

We’re also happy to announce three free workshops co-sponsored by the Center for the Collaborative Classroom (formerly the Developmental Studies Center).  For free CCC workshop about K-5 teacher evaluation and the Danielson Framework on June 23, click  here.  Finally, we are offering a special all-day workshop on Sept. 1 entitled “Closer Reading for Deeper Learning” with Carol Jago as our morning featured speaker!   Save money by registering early or by registering for four or more workshops.

For more information, click either Summer Workshops or Early Fall Workshops.   For a registration form, click either of these two links:   CAWP Summer 2015 Workshop Calendar  and    CAWP Early Fall 2015 Workshop Calendar

LOCATION unless otherwise indicated: UIC Campus – 1640 w. Roosevelt Rd., 6th floor, Chicago


FOR STUDENTS:  2015 Summer Youth Writing Camp                           June 29-July 9, 2015   For students entering grades 7-10 in Fall 2015.       9-noon  Writing can be fun for strong writers or for those who just want to learn to express themselves.  Our CAWP Youth Writing Camp IMG_1224welcomes all!

Registration deadline: June 16, 2015

LOCATION: UIC Campus – College of Education, 1040 W. Harrison,  Chicago

CAWP Youth Writing Camp registration flyer 2015(v2)

Teacher Recommendation – 2015 CAWP Summer Camp



We’re still in the process of finalizing our 2015 summer workshops for teachers.  However, if you’re interested in hearing  about CAWP workshops and classes for individual teachers, add your name and email to our mailing list by clicking Contact Us above.  Also, feel free to include the sessions/ topics that interest you in the comment section.  Hope to see you soon!

– Barbara Kato, CAWP Director