Welcome To CAWP

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, emergent literacy, content area reading and writing, assessment and more.



CAWP is hosting our 2014 Youth Writing Camp for students who like writing and are entering grades 7-10.  For more information and to download the application, click the Programs tab above -then Student Programs – then 2014 Youth Writing Camp.


TEACHER LEADERSHIP:  Veteran teachers (3 or more years experience) who would like to improve their own writing, their teaching of writing and to become a CAWP Teacher Consultant who can design and lead workshops for other teachers, can apply for our 2014 CAWP Summer Institute Plus.  Because we received additional funding for this program, we are able to extend our application deadline and open up more spaces for interested teachers. 2014 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application (Extended Deadline 2).doc    It’s free for accepted educators and has been described as an epiphanal professional experience.  Extended application deadine: May 28, 2014.       For additional questions, contact Barbara Kato, CAWP Director at bkato@uic.edu.

WORKSHOPS: Our summer programs are set to go!  Register for individual workshops or the entire series on one topic.  Click here for CAWP Summer 2014 Workshop Series flyer.

  • Technology and Writing (iPads, essential apps, publishing student writing)
  • K-2 Writing (Narrative, Opinion, Explanatory, Shared Research)
  • Gr. 3-8 Walking Through the Writing Process
  • Reading Basics for Content Area Teachers in grades 5-10

If you’re interested in hearing about CAWP programs, add your name and email to our mailing list by clicking Contact Us above and include the sessions/ topics that interest you in the comment section.  Hope to see you soon!

- Barbara Kato, CAWP Director