Who are we?

The Central California Writing Project is a professional development organization affiliated with the National Writing Project and California Writing Project.  Our extensive network of teacher-consultants are dedicated to improving the teaching of writing in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties through a range of diverse professional learning experiences for teachers of all levels.

What do we do?

The Central California Writing Project promotes exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom.  We offer a variety of programs and professional learning opportunities that support ongoing conversations among educators– in different school contexts– and with a diversity of students at all levels—from kindergarten through university—on the theory and practice of teaching writing.

Why are we important?

The Central California Writing Project believes that teachers deserve to participate in high-quality educational experiences that are teacher-driven and context-relevant; designed to suit the needs of teachers’ individual students, classrooms and schools. Our organization can support you in designing or participating in professional learning that best suits your unique needs and goals.

1977

Year Of Foundation

191

Happy Fellows

2017

Teachers

1977

Schools

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

— William Wordsworth

What’s new

The CCWP offers customized professional development that varies at each site. CCWP Teacher Leaders work collaboratively with schools and districts to design meaningful professional development programs that address teachers’ and students’ needs and that help schools to achieve long-range goals....

Each summer, CCWP invites teachers to participate in a summer institute....

T.G.I.F When?  Friday, November 3, 2017,  From 4 – 6 pm Where? Elkhorn Yacht Club 2370 Hwy 1, Moss Landing Why? to find out why teachers say, “Wow!  That was the best (workshop, prof. dev., summer institute, conference) I ever experienced.  Will there be More?   Find out  –   how to......

We are working on the development of a streamlined opportunity to donate to the Central California Writing Project.  In the meantime, please contact the CCWP office or send a check to CCWP if you wish to facilitate the teaching of writing on the Central California......

The CCWP offers customized professional development that varies at each site. CCWP Teacher Leaders work collaboratively with schools and districts to design meaningful professional development programs.

Donate to CCWP

We are working on the development of a streamlined opportunity to donate to the Central California Writing Project.  In the meantime, please contact the CCWP office or send a check to CCWP.

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Sign up to receive our triennial newsletter and learn about our programs, events and highlighted teacher fellows.

Meet our Teacher Fellows

Meet the teacher fellows and get inspired! Learn about their topics of inquiry and classroom projects and curricular ideas.

We are a dynamic and engaged university dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.
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