College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP): A Partnership Between CESA 5 and the Greater Madison Writing Project of UW-Madison

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Maggie Trenda
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location Facility Date Time Notes
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Pine View Room 2/5/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Main Conference Room 4/24/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Writing is an essential skill in modern American society that is crucial to career and civic engagement. However, the writing ability of U.S. students falls far short of national expectations. States have adopted new standards to increase the chances students will graduate from high school college- and career-ready, but most students are not receiving instruction that is aligned to these standards.

In this two-day workshop, educators will work with resources from the National Writing Project’s College, Career, & Community Writers Program (C3WP) to support students in reading critically, exploring multiple points of view, and taking their own stand on important issues. The workshop will introduce CESA 5 educators to a research- based argumentative writing program along with its philosophy, principles, process, and resources.

To learn more about the Greater Madison Writing Project, visit


February 5, 2019:

  • Foundational Principles of C3WP
    • Multiple Perspectives and Text Sets
    • Iterative Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing Process
    • Iterative Claim Development
    • Focus on Specific Argument Skills
    • Assets Based Collaborative Assessment
  • Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Argument
  • Writing and Revising Claims

April 24th, 2019:

  • Assets Based Assessment of Student Writing
  • Collaborative Assessment and Professional Discussion of Evidence of Teaching
  • Next Instructional Steps Process
  • Connecting Evidence to Claims 

Registration Fee:

  • $250 for both days (includes a light breakfast and lunch).

Who Should Attend: 

  • Middle and High School Teachers (Grades 5-12). Districts are encouraged to register in teams of three or more.



Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.