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.

Here are the registration flyers for our upcoming workshops and programs for   for individual teachers


“Reading Multiple Sources: What Should Students NOW Know?”        Friday, March 6, 2015      9-2:45 p.m.   BRAND NEW WORKSHOP!      The Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of reading more than one text (including print, visual and multimedia).  This full-day workshop is designed to help teachers in grades 1-6 design and assess lessons that teach their students to combine, compare, contrast, and analyze information from multiple sources.  With a purpose beyond simple comprehension, this kind of instruction  asks students to learn and remember information that becomes the background knowledge for future lessons.   Save money with the Early Bird Deadline: Thu., Feb. 19.  Presenters:  CAWP Teacher Consultants Shari Frost, Petrine Ashley and Tim Hart

LOCATION: UIC Campus – 1640 w. Roosevelt Rd., Auditorium, Chicago    CAWP Reading Multiple Sources 3-6-15 flyer

Understanding the PARCC –    Although the last two sessions (Nov. 14 and Feb. 6) filled, we expect to offer a condensed version of this workshop during the summer, so please check back!


2015 INVITATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE PLUS IN WRITING               Early Acceptance Deadline: February 25, 2015

If you’re a teacher who is interested in improving your own writing, improving your instruction of writing and becoming a teacher of other teachers, consider applying for our reknowned Invitational Summer.   For more information,click here.   For application, click this link  2015 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application.

If you’re interested in finding out earlier about CAWP workshops and classes for individual teachers, 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