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 programs in writing, reading, emergent literacy, content area reading and writing, assessment and more.
Usually our workshops focus only on classroom instruction, but on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon, we’re offering special session called “Adopting the Common Core State Standards as a School.” CAWP Teacher Consultants from Cooper School will share the lessons learned and the resources developed from Cooper School, which is beginning its fourth year of CCSS adoption. Save time and unnecessary work by learning from these CCSS pioneers! Adopting the CCSS as a School flyer – Sept. 21, 2013
Attend our CAWP Fall Conference on Oct. 4 with featured speaker Carol Jago, past NCTE president, national reviewer of the Common Core ELA standards, and current reviewer of the PARCC assessment. We’re all anxious to hear Carol give us the latest news about the PARCC exam. Participants can then choose from two of the following workshops: a) argument writing (panel discussion), b) technology that supports writing, and c) reading and writing informational text. Lunch is included. CAWP Fall 2013 Conference flyer with Carol Jago 10-4-13
This is the last year for the ISAT Reading Test. Our final ISATurday on Oct. 26 will help new and experienced teachers better understand the scoring rubric as we practice with student samples, f ind out what accommodations have been made to transition to the Common Core, and engaging classroom practices that go beyond test preparation to improve student writing and comprehension. ISATurday Flyer – Oct. 26, 2013
Here is a fall 2013 calendar for CAWP programs. Fall 2013 Program Calendar flyer (2)
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