Calendar of Events

  • Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

    — William Wordsworth

  • If you wish to be a writer, write.

    — Epictetus

  • You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.

    — Paul Simon

  • A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

    — Friedrich Nietzsche

  • The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

    — Mark Twain

  • Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.

    — Larry L. King, WD

  • We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

    — Ernest Hemingway

Get Involved

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Design your Own Program

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.

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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 if you wish to facilitate the teaching of writing on the Central California Coast. Phone: 831-459-4506 email: theccwp@gmail.com Central California Writing Project Education […]

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Sign up to join CCWP mailing list

CCWP has a google group, so click this link to sign up to join the group. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ccwp-fellows

Our Programs

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    District Programs

    CCWP completed several  district level programs in 2013-14 including: 1) ALLIES, the Alliance for Language and Literary Instruction Effecting Standards,  is an Improving Teacher Quality Program designed to help middle and high school teachers in Pajaro Valley Unified School District prepare students for the rigor of college and career work through a focus on analytical […]

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    Youth programs

    If you are an agency that would like us to facilitate writing for youth, please contact us through the Design Your own Program button on the home page.

  • Teacher Programs

    Each summer, CCWP invites teachers to participate in a summer institute.  During this institute teachers come together to share their expertise, explore new ideas in pedagogy and practice and make connections across schools and districts. In summer 2015, CCWP will be offering an invitational summer institute for teachers. Please click on the link below for an […]

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    CCSS intensive

    The Common Core State Standards are influencing how teachers teach literacy throughout the United States.  Our professional development team is well-versed in helping teachers use the CCSS as the foundational framework for their writing and critical reading program.  We have collaborated with teachers in all grades, elementary through high school to help prepare students for the rigor […]

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    Connected Learning

    CCWP is at the forefront of the National Writing Project’s efforts at Making Learning Connected. We conducted one of only three Face-To-Face groups which met throughout the Summer 2013 CLMOOC and are continuing our efforts to pioneer models for Blended Learning, where online content is presented with coordinated in-person contact with collaborative groups. Here are […]