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!
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!
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.
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.
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 →
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.