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 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.  ...

The mission of the Central California Writing Project is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in California schools. Through its professional development model, the Central California Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership. The Central California Writing......

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. Those efforts continue as NWP launches the Third Summer of In the spirit of Connected......

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....

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......

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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Meet our Teacher Fellows

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

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