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Teachers’ Flea Market

Sat., April 29, 2017                        National Teachers Academy               55 W. Cermak, Chicago      Join us as a buyer or a vendor.  Click here for more information.



2017 Summer Institute Plus in Writing

The Chicago Area Writing Project is sponsoring its 38th Invitational Summer Institute in Writing, called the Summer Institute Plus to reflect the new schedule, for selected K-college teachers who want to improve their own writing and writing instruction as well as to learn to design and lead workshops for other teachers.  Free to accepted teachers.  Extended Deadline: May 3, 2017 2017 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application (5-3 deadline)


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Check back later this for our summer teacher workshops if you want to improve, just tweak or completely redesign your teaching of writing to engage students and incorporate critical essentials of the Common Core State Standards.   CPDUs provided.

LOCATION: UIC campus             1640 W. Roosevelt Road    Chicago, IL



2017 Scholastic Writing Program       

Thanks to all the students and teachers who submitted work for this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing program.  Registration opened on Sept. 14 and closed Dec. 2, 2016.  We received more submissions than ever in this, our 8th year of serving as the Chicago area regional affiliate.  In its 94 years of existence, the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing program has awarIMG_1194ded such noteworthy authors: Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns (as teenagers!). We held our regional award ceremony on March 17, 2017. Gold key winning regional submissions were sent to New York for national adjudication.  Check www.artandwriting.org for more information and samples of student writing in each category.  If you’d like to start getting ready for next year, click here to see regional submission guidelines scholastic-2017-writing-categories-and-preparation-directions



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. Click here for school program ideas and prices.  Click here for cawp-program-price-sheet-2016-2017


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 .  Also, feel free to include the sessions/ topics that interest you in the comment section.  Hope to see you soon!

– Barbara Kato, CAWP Director