(After CWP and CWPII) I have unconsciously become a resource for my colleagues at school. I have unique lessons and techniques to share with others, and when I question how I’m teaching writing, I can go back to my own notebook of writing from the past summers to ground myself and my teaching. I’m aching for my colleagues to experience CWP, see the potential, and understand what I’m talking about when I suggest writer’s workshop.–Katie Clark, Salida High School, Salida, CO
The Colorado Writing Project empowers teacher writers and writing teachers to engage and inspire students to be lifelong writers. Using a research-based writing workshop, CWP brings joy to the teaching and learning of writing.
All members of my literacy team have attended the 2-week summer workshops offered by CWP (some have attended multiple levels). We utilize Writers Workshop in our English courses and have found it to be an effective way of reaching our at risk students. I am an avid writer and attended CWP in 2014. I found it to be informative and inspirational for my own writing and, most of all, a whole lot of fun! I recommend this workshop to all educators!
We now have six sites for our two week workshops this summer. Check out our Schedule/Registration page for more info.
The Colorado Writing Project forever changed the way I taught (and learned) writing in my classroom. Our young people have so much to say, and the writers workshop not only gives them a voice, but shapes them into articulate, well-crafted writers and thinkers who can use a variety of text types and audiences to articulate their ideas most effectively. I highly recommend going through the CWP experience!