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
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
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’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.
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.