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Chippewa River Writing Project

Professional Development for Teachers from Central Michigan University and the Chippewa River Writing Project

Logo: National Writing Project

The Chippewa River Writing Project works to improve the teaching and learning of writing in Michigan's schools and local communities. It is jointly sponsored by Central Michigan University, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services and the National Writing Project.


Current Professional Development workshops for teachers:

One-day workshops for SCECHs:

Workshop fee: $150 per person, includes fees to earn 5 SCECHs per workshop.

Teaching Argument in the Real World

Students are inundated with digital information, opinions and misinformation. CMU professor Troy Hicks draws from real world examples to share a wealth of insights and practical strategies to teach how to engage, craft and analyze argument in the digital world.



Class meets on the CMU campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Information on building and room location will be sent to registered students

April 28, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


From Texting to Teaching

Don't blame technology for poor student grammar, use it to reach students and improve their writing. Bestselling co-author Jeremy Hyler demonstrates how digital and social media can make grammar instruction more authentic and relevant for your students.



CMU East Lansing Center, 2900 West Rd., Ste. 301, East Lansing, MI 48823

May 19, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Bring the Chippewa River Writing Project to your school

The Chippewa River Writing Project strives to enhance teacher practices and improve student writing though professional development that is focused, practical and academically sound. If your district, school or curriculum team would like to schedule a half-day or full-day workshop, multi-day event or is interested in classroom coaching, the CRWP can design and deliver a custom solution.

Contact the CMU Office of Academic Development to arrange for site-based professional development.
800-950-1144, ext. 3718 or 989-774-3718

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