If you’re interested in hosting a 2-week workshop or a 2 day seminar for your district, call Karen Hartman at 303-246-0657 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Register now for summer 2022!
The Colorado Writing Project is planning to meet participants in person this summer, but we will also offer the option of our online courses. We will add sites as we schedule them.
Our on-site workshops meet for 2 weeks. In the mornings we study the teaching of writing, and in the afternoons teachers participate in a writing workshop. We believe:
- teachers of writing should be writers themselves
- our students need choice in what they write
- our students need time to write
- our students need timely response to their writing from both their teachers and their peers
- our students need direct instruction
Or join us in a 4-week synchronous/asynchronous online workshop. You will do much of the work on your own at your pace. Participants will meet online with their instructor for weekly class meetings and with small workshop groups to share writing. You will also meet online for one-on-one writing conferences with your instructor. Participants from outside of Colorado are welcome!
See dates, registration details, and cost on the Schedule/Registration page.
***Note: the Adams 12, Jeffco, and Boulder in-person workshops are all canceled.***
Read more about our workshops here.
Register now for summer 2021!
The Colorado Writing Project is going online again this summer. We hope next year we will be back with our 2-week onsite workshops.
Join us in a 4-week synchronous/asynchronous workshop. You will do much of the work on your own at your pace. Participants will meet online with their instructor for weekly class meetings and with small workshop groups to share writing. You will also meet online for one-on-one writing conferences with your instructor.
Participants from outside of Colorado are welcome!
- Early summer: June 7-July 2
- Later summer: July 12-August 6
See registration details and cost on the Schedule/Registration page.
Read more about the workshop here.
Teacher Consultant, Tim Hillmer, Retires from CWP!
The Colorado Writing Project is sad to say good-bye to teacher/consultant Tim Hillmer. Tim has been with us for years, but once he retired from Boulder Valley School District, he began to focus on not only CWP, but also on other projects close to his heart. Tim was a teacher and then an instructional coach and finally a classroom mentor for BVSD. He was loved by his CWP students not only for his gentle coaching of their writing but for his expertise in teaching writing in the classroom. He was instrumental in helping us build our curriculum over the years, asking hard questions and helping us develop our vision for CWP.Continue reading
Summer 2019 Flashback: Oh, the Places You’ll Go With Writers’ Workshop
Note from Karen Hartman: Melissa Tobin, a 3rd grade teacher at University Hill Elementary School in the Boulder Valley School District shared her Connections Project to the Boulder CWP at our celebration. We laughed until we cried!
Congratulations! Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes.
You can teach Writers’ Workshop
Any way that YOU choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the teacher who’ll decide where to go. Continue reading
Wishing teaching consultant Shari Vandervelde well in her retirement from CWP
Shari Vandervelde has been a part of the Colorado Writing Project since 1998. We’ve been lucky to be a part of her decades-long career as an educator, which included classroom teaching, supervising student teachers for Colorado Mesa University, working as a consultant, and running a business coaching and tutoring students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
She is retiring from CWP to take on new life adventures, and we will miss her dearly: Continue reading
Boulder CWP 2019
Boulder’s 2019 CWP celebrates two weeks of writing and learning with a little yoga, sharing of wonderful writing and connection projects, delicious food, laughter, and community.
CWP Cherry Creek 2019 Celebrates!
We sixed it up at Wendi’s house (excellent AC to combat the heat wave) with fantastic connections projects, polished pieces, and festive treats – the culmination of two weeks of “keepin’ it real” writing and learning together.
Planning retreat 2019
We’re making plans. We looking forward to seeing you in workshops this summer. We’re also planning some 2-day workshops for school year 2019-2020.
Write with us this summer!
We have several two-week workshops and two-day seminars scheduled so far for summer 2019.
Visit the Schedule/Registration page to find one that works for you.