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.


2015 INVITATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE + in WRITING       June 25 – July 8. 2015  Part I

             Application Deadline: April 22, 2015
Revised dates to accommodate lengthened school year!

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 v.2

LOCATION: 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 welcomes all!

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

CAWP Youth Writing Camp registration flyer 2015

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