Chippewa River Writing Project
Supporting the teaching and learning of writing
- Strengthen CMU’s Public Engagement and External Partnerships efforts;
- Invite local teachers – many of whom are CMU alumni – back for graduate course work, to apply for additional grant and foundation monies; and
- Increase CMU presence in local, state, and national conversations about the teaching of English language arts.
Opportunities we provide
Teachers who apply to participate in the Chippewa River Writing Project’s Summer Institute meet on CMU’s campus each day for four weeks to practice the art of writing, participate in reading and writing groups, and share their teaching practices with a group of supportive colleagues. Over the course of the summer, participants learn a variety of strategies for integrating writing into their classroom instruction.
Our professional development experiences engage participants in activities both as writers and teachers of writing. Teachers who complete the summer institute are eligible to become “teacher consultants” for CRWP. In this role, they lead presentations at conferences and conduct PD workshops for their peers around the state of Michigan. Since 2009, we have delivered thousands of contact hours of PD to hundreds of teachers.