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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.

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
  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 in 2009/2010:

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

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

For further information, contact:

Kathy Laubon, Professional Development Coordinator ( or

Lynn Chrenka, Director (