College Ready Writers Project

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Agency: CESA 8
Agency Contact: Darla Brink
Agency Assistant: Chris Van Hoof 920-855-2114 Ext. 278
Location: CESA 8
223 West Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Facility: Maple Room
7/9/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
7/10/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
7/11/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
7/12/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
7/13/2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Educators will work with resources from the National Writing Projects College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) that support students in reading critically, exploring multiple points of view, and taking their own stand on important issues.

Writing is an essential skill in modern American society. It is crucial to careers and civic engagement. Yet U.S. students’ writing falls far short of national expectations. States have adopted new standards to increase the chances that students will graduate from high school prepared for college and careers, but most students are not yet receiving instruction that is aligned with those standards.

CRWP was initially designed in 2012 to support secondary teachers in high-poverty rural school districts in 10 states. With a specific emphasis on improving students’ skill in writing arguments based on nonfiction texts, the results indicate that this project is worth replicating in CESA 8.  

Cost per teacher: $1000

July 9-13, 2018 - An introduction to the basic framework for CRWP with teachers working on their own source-based argumentative writing. A focus on how this will work in each classroom, text sets, assessment that moves writing/writers forward, and scaffolding the teaching of argumentative writing.

Quarterly Network sessions - A continuation of the work from summer through an action research model, a lesson study approach, or a combination of the two. (Dates to be determined with input from summer participants.)

Participants will showcase their work to other educators in a culminating activity.  


(Dates to be determined with input from summer participants.)

*For full evaluation, see: sites/default/files/publications/sri-crwp-research-brief_nov-2015-final.pdf    


Participation is limited to 30 teachers. Save your spot now!

College credit through UW-Madison will be available at a reduced rate.


Participation lends itself to the development of common SLO’s and formative assessments across districts.

DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 8 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 8 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund or avoid invoicing. CESA 8 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 8 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. Registered participants not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 8 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct in