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

2 Day Workshop

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Maggie Trenda
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location: CESA 5
626 E. Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Facility: Main Conference Room
1/23/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
4/21/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Moving Beyond Pro/Con in Argument Writing
January 23, 2020 Workshop Focus
The world we live in has never been more complicated than it is today.  How can we help students engage in argument writing as complex and civil discourse about the topics in our classrooms and in their lives?  This session will provide teachers with strategies and tools to support authentic inquiry, complex thinking that considers multiple perspectives, and claim making based on deep understanding. Through practice with materials and activities followed by debrief and discussion, participants will leave the session with a variety of ways to support students in crafting debatable, defensible and nuanced argument writing.  The content and materials in this session are derived from the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writing Program (C3WP) which has demonstrated statistically significant effects on four attributes of student argument writing: content, structure, stance, and conventions and supports greater proficiency in the quality of reasoning and use of evidence in student writing. 

A More Humane Assessment:
Writing Assessment that Fosters Growth and Builds Community

April 21, 2020 Workshop Focus
Writers need feedback frequently while developing their writing skills, and writers need to be able to experiment during this process without risk. Yet often our assessment practices do not afford students the ability to take risks, which may limit their learning potential. As educators, we need to collaborate to find better ways of offering feedback that both honor the demands of meeting standards and district expectations while honoring students' most important needs. We will explore and examine assessment issues from course level to assignment level. Participants can expect to investigate, engage with, and leave with assessment strategies and practices that improve feedback to better move writers forward, foster growth throughout the process, and build community, connection, and collaboration.

To learn more about the Greater Madison Writing Project, visit

Registration Fee: 

  • $300 for CESA 5 School Improvement Services Members
    $400 for Non-Members
    *If you are interested in attending only one day the cost is $200 for SIS Members and $300 for Non-Members.
    Please contact Julie Beckwith to assist you with this. 608-745-5472 or*

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 before 10 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 10 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 canceled due to weather conditions.