An Introduction to the College, Career, & Community Writers Program (C3WP)

A partnership between CESA 5 and the Greater Madison Writing Project of UW-Madison

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 1/19/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/16/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Maggie Trenda
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location: Zoom meeting
Facility: Zoom meeting
1/26/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
2/2/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

An Introduction to the College, Career, & Community Writers Program (C3WP) 
A partnership between CESA 5 and the Greater Madison Writing Project of UW-Madison

This two-part webinar series will focus on the power of the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program (C3WP) to address the shifts and changes in the new ELA Standards at the secondary level. We will explore the core practices of source-based argument writing in C3WP, the potential to develop essential academic writing skills and student agency simultaneously, and specific research-based and classroom tested strategies that assist students in becoming informed and intentional decision makers. The workshop will draw on research and classroom experiences from teacher leaders from the Greater Madison Writing Project and their work with a multi-year national research project on C3WP and their work as part of the team rewriting the Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts. 

Session 1: January 26th (3:45-4:45)

Session 1 will focus specifically on how the integrated instructional strategies of C3WP connect to and make possible the foundational principle of English Language Arts as an integrated discipline authentically connecting reading, writing, and speaking/listening through the use of high interest nonfiction texts. We will share a core set of classroom practices that layer reading, writing, speaking/listening as means for scaffolding and developing thinking, provide opportunities and preparation for students to engage in both low and high stakes writing, and develop students as informed and intentional decision makers. 

Session 2: February 2nd (3:45-4:45)

Session 2 will build on the foundational practices of layered reading, writing and speaking/listening and dive more deeply into the power of teaching through non-fiction text sets. We will share classroom examples of how text sets provide diverse and multiple perspectives on complex issues, allow students to read and study authentic arguments in the world, and to use evidence and reasoning to craft thoughtful arguments for things that matter in the world.

To learn more about the Greater Madison Writing Project, visit

Registration is FREE

Target audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers of English, Social Studies, and Science; Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Administrators



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