Welcome To CAWP

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We have some great one-day workshops if you want to improve, completely redesign or just tweak your teaching of writing to engage students and incorporate critical essentials of the Common Core State Standards.   CPDUs provided.  Lunch and all materials included. We accept school purchase orders. Register early to save $$.

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

F. Understanding Reading & Writing on the PARCC (Gr. 3-8) Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

G. Reading and Writing Non-Fiction (Gr. 4-10) Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

H. Writing for Fun (Gr. 2+)   Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Click here for registration form for Workshops E-H. winter-2017-workshops-e-h-registration-flyer-1-sided

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FOR STUDENTS: 

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, this prestigious program has awarIMG_1194ded such noteworthy authors: Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns (as teenagers!).  Regional winners will be notified in late January, and our regional award ceremony is scheduled for March 2017.  Gold key winning regional submissions will be sent to New York for national adjudication.  Check www.artandwriting.org for more information and samples of student writing in each category.  Click here to see regional submission guidelines scholastic-2017-writing-categories-and-preparation-directions

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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.  Early Acceptance Deadline: Feb. 22, 2017 2017-cawp-summer-institute-plus-application

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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.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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

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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