The College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP), developed by the National Writing Project, provides scaffolded teaching and formative assessment resources that support the development of students’ argument writing and prepares youth for college, career, and community engagement. The purpose of the CRWP Summer Institute focuses on supporting district leadership teams comprised of 2-4 seventh through tenth grade ELA teachers along with a district leader in the exploration of new instructional practices and engaging students in complex reading and argumentative writing. District leadership teams will learn through study and implementation of CRWP and collaborative collection and assessment of data to design teacher pathways for scale up.
For thirty-seven years, the Oakland Writing Project (OWP) has created powerful professional learning opportunities for preK-16 teachers. Multiple highly acclaimed statewide literacy initiatives trace their inception and success to the involvement of OWP Teacher-Consultants. An affiliate of the National Writing Project and a partnership between Oakland Schools and the University of Michigan- Flint (UM-Flint), OWP is anchored by a two week summer invitational institute held at UM-Flint, July 24th – August 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:30pm daily. Teachers who participate claim their teaching lives are never the same again.