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CWP’s Professional Development Program

CWP is a certified NCLB provider, offering a variety of excellent professional development programs for teachers at all grade levels and in all disciplines, K – 16.  CWP works with teachers to develop informed and effective teaching practices enhanced by literacy instruction.

Basic Information:


Schools can choose from the listed literacy-based programs, or CWP  can work with individual schools, school districts, or ISDs/ESDs to design custom programs to meet local needs.

CWP offers graduate credit options for educators participating in professional development programs at the special cost of $85 per credit hour

CWP’s current professional development programs include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Teaching Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (also called “Content Area Literacy”)
  2. Writing, Reading and Teaching with Technology
  3. MAISA Reading and Writing Units K-12
  4. Integrating various approaches (Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study, 6 Traits + 1, John Collins, Four-Square, Four Block, with the Writing Workshop
  5. Teaching Good Writing and Reading Year-Round for Test Preparation (MEAP or MME)
  6. Customized programming

 Prices for Professional Development:

Full Day:    $800 plus mileage and materials (per person)

Half Day:    $400 plus mileage and materials (per person)

For further information, contact:

Lynn Chrenka, Director (