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Chicago Area Writing Project – Winter 2020

2020 offers an opportunity to inject some energy into your writing program with new ideas and teaching strategies.  All workshops are led by experienced classroom teachers, and participants will receive 5 CPDUs.  Fee includes coffee/rolls, lunch and handouts.  We hope you’ll join us and invite your colleagues!

  Location:  UIC, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 6th fl  Chicago, IL

Time:     Registration 8:45     Workshop:  9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Jan. 24, 2020  Writing from Multiple Sources (Gr. 4+)

Fiction and non-fiction genres look different and are written for different purposes and audiences.

  • How can teachers can show their students how to identify important information in multiple texts or media sources?
  • How can information from multiple sources be collected and organized?
  • What are some easy writing activities in which students compose an original piece using the information they have researched including their own analyses?

We’ve invited Sarah Brandt from NewsGuard.com to spend part of the day with us to share a great tool that helps identify reliable and trustworthy online news websites. This workshop is a great follow up for anyone who attended our June 1 program last year with Sarah.

REGISTRATION: To register online with a credit card, click the workshop title link above.  For a detailed registration form and to pay by check or purchase order, click Fall 2019 -Winter Program Calendar flyer(2)


2020 Scholastic Writing Program       

After hosting the Scholastic Art and Writing program for ten years, CAWP has transferring this presigious program to Writopia Lab of Chicago.  If you are a gr. 7-12 student or teacher who is interested in submitting work, you can check www.artandwriting.org or Writopia Lab Chicago for more information about this year’s program.   Writopia offers a wide variety of writing workshops and programs led by professional writers for teens and adults, and we know this beloved program is in good hands! 



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 2019-2020.

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