CWP: TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHERS ACROSS CALIFORNIA
Writing is pivotal for learning. No matter what students are studying, they benefit when they use writing to understand concepts, solve problems, communicate ideas, and make sense of what they read and learn. Because the California Writing Project has a central mission—to improve student writing and learning by improving the teaching of writing—at the heart of every Writing Project program are the following goals:
recognizing that teachers are the key to educational reform and that experienced teachers are the best teachers of other teachers
concentrating efforts where literacy is most in jeopardy
addressing multiple literacies: critical literacy, disciplinary literacy, media literacy, multimodal literacy, interpersonal literacy
honoring the diversity of teachers and students
emphasizing approaches to developing the writing and reading of English learners
supporting teachers as they prepare students to meet and exceed California’s standards
preparing students for the writing of school and college, the community and workplace
serving California teachers, students, schools, and districts through a model of university/school collaboration.
CWP’s teachers teaching teachers approach to professional learning works because we “emphasize a focus on students, collaboration with teachers, and a commitment to ongoing learning.” (Lieberman)
HOW DOES CWP DEVELOP ITS LEADERSHIP CADRE OF TEACHER CONSULTANTS AND HOW DO TEACHER CONSULTANTS TEACH AND SUPPORT THEIR FELLOW TEACHERS?
HOW CAN SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS WORK WITH CWP SITES TO CONTRACT FOR CUSTOMIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMS?
HOW DO WRITING PROJECTS BUILD SUSTAINED PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS?
DO WRITING PROJECTS PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL EDUCATORS OR TEACHER TEAMS?
WHAT FUNDING SOURCES CAN SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS USE TO CONTRACT FOR PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS OR TO SUPPORT THE PARTICIPATION OF INDIVIDUAL EDUCATORS OR TEACHER TEAMS IN INSTITUTES AND CONFERENCES?
DOES CWP HAVE EVIDENCE FOR THE IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ITS PROGRAMS, APPROACHES, AND INTERVENTIONS?