Welcome To CAWP


We have some great all-day and Saturday morning workshops coming up.   Register early (at least 10 days before workshop) to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!

LOCATION:  UIC, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago                                         TIME: Fri. workshops 9-2:45 p.m.; Sat. workshops 10:30-1 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 13         Workshop A. Mentor Texts to Improve Writing (Gr. 3+)

Sat., Oct. 14    Workshop B. Using a New Poetic Form Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (Gr. 6+)                                                                                                      Guest Presenter, Peter Kahn, Oak Park and River Forest HS teacher & Co-Editor of The Golden Shovel Anthology   Registration includes free copy of book.

Fri., Oct. 27      Workshop C. Understanding Reading and Writing on the PARCC (Gr.3-8)
Sat., Nov. 4       Workshop D. Understanding the SAT (Secondary)
Fri., Nov. 10      Workshop E. Primary Writing Workshop (Gr. 1-3)
Fri., Dec. 1        Workshop F. Non-Fiction Writing in the Age of Fake News (Gr. 4+)
Sat., Dec. 2        Workshop G. Understanding the SAT (Secondary)   (Repeat of  11/4)

All workshops held at the University of Illinois at Chicago at the DHSP Building located at          1640 W. Roosevelt Road      Chicago, IL 60608-1316

Click here for  Fall 2017 Workshops (A-G) registration flyer



2018 Scholastic Writing Program       

This year marks the 95th Scholastic Art and Writing Program. Student authors in grades 7-12 are invited to submit their works in the following genres: flash fiction, short stories, poetry, drama, journalism, humor, science fiction/ fantasy, memoir, and critical essays.  Several scholarships will be awarded to selected senior authors.

The work of some national winners will be printed in The Best Teen Writing, and selected winners in poetry are recognized in the National Student Poets program.    Check www.artandwriting.org for more information and samples of student writing in each category.   Click here to see Scholastic 2018 Writing Categories and Preparation Directions – Chicago Region

Registration Opens       Sept. 13, 2017                                                              Online Submission Deadline   Dec. 2, 2017



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 2017-2018


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