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Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP)

Things You Should Know About 
the Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP)

  1. We are one of three National Writing Project sites in Arizona, housed in the Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.  We offer professional development in the teaching of writing and literacy for K-12 districts, schools, and teachers.
  2. The National Writing Project is a networkhttp://www.nwp.org
    Our Mission
    The National Writing Project focuses this knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. 
    Our Vision
    Writing in the many forms is the signature means of communications in the 21st century. The NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world.
  3. Contact Information:
    a. Email: tina.norgren@asu.edu
    b. Phone: 480-965-3224

    c. Fax: 480-965-0605
  4. Professional Development for K-University Teachers:
    Invitational Summer Institute: an intensive, 2 week summer program for K-University teachers.  Application will be posted by January 1, 2019.   
    Open Institutes: one-week programs open to all K-college educators. A recent offering was “Crossing Lines: Tools for Teaching Tough Topics.”
    • 1- Day Professional Inservice Days on teaching K-12 writing.  Topics include:  College and Career Ready Writing, Writing Workshop, Narrative, Argument Writing, Digital Writing, College Admissions Essays, and Rhetoric.
  5. CAWP summer Young Adult Writing Program: for students in grades 2nd-12th held on the ASU Tempe Campus. Grades 3rd-8th on ASU Poly and West campuses. More info:  https://english.clas.asu.edu/yawp

Writing has never been more important to our daily lives. Welcome to the network; we’re glad you are here.