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!

Dates:

  • 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.

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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.

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Wishing teaching consultant Shari Vandervelde well in her retirement from CWP

ShariShari 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.