The GKCWP offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for schools, districts and administrators. In-services are designed to help educators improve writing and the teaching of writing and literacy and to strengthen teacher leadership in order to affect exemplary classroom practices. All in-services are designed in collaboration with school leadership teams or administrative offices and align with national, state and local initiatives to support student achievement across the content areas.
All GKCWP in-services and courses are led by Kansas City area educators. This means that all of our work is done with KS and MO standards, benchmarks, and new curriculum frameworks in mind. Our professional development designs are flexible so that we may co-design a program that best suits your school or district improvement plan.
The C3WP instructional resources help teachers and students read critically, explore multiple points of view, and take a stand on important issues. The C3WP is backed by recent research which shows that schools who provide this professional development program
to their teachers have seen student writing improve in all four attributes of argument writing.
Learn more about the C3WP
Read the research brief here.
Contact Katie Kline, firstname.lastname@example.org
to bring the C3WP to your school.
A minimum of 3 sessions (1/2 or full-day) facilitated by GKCWP Teacher Consultants. Focus areas are identified by building leadership teams and can include: Formative Assessment, Writing in Content Areas, Reading-Writing Connection, Argument & Blended Writing.
The School-Wide Literacy Initiative model works for schools or departments seeking to achieve building literacy goals, across grade levels and/or content areas. Extensive planning among building leaders and the GKCWP ensures an effective program tailored to the individual strengths and needs of each school. Traditionally, the School-Wide Literacy Initiative is a four day course in the summer with regroup sessions throughout the year. In subsequent years, the SLI is an excellent choice for schools or departments seeking to vertical team and map a literacy curriculum.
The Literacy Academy is a professional development course for K-12 teachers which allows them to explore the writing process as both writers and educators. Traditionally, the Literacy Academy is a four day course during the summer, with four regroup sessions throughout the school year.
A minimum of 3 sessions (1/2 or full-day) facilitated by GKCWP Teacher Consultants. Schools can arrange for reduced-rate graduate credit options with at least 36 contact hours.
Nonfiction Reading & Writing
Using Mentor Texts
Narrative and Memoir Writing
The Writing Process & Writer's Workshop
Building a Whole School Writing Community: Writing Across the Curriculum
Technology and New Media in a Writing Classroom
Reaching ELL & Linguistially Diverse Students
Re-Imagining Content Area Writing
Writing ELA Curriculum k-12
Teachers are the best teachers of teachers.
Writing and literacy are central to learning across content areas.
Professional Development is an on-going process across the life span.
All teachers should have access to quality professional development.
Successful teachers of writing are writers themselves.
Universities and schools can build powerful, lasting partnerships.
Classroom teachers and other educators are critical to meaningful change.
Practicing teachers across content areas and grade levels appreciate our graduate courses because they are facilitated by experienced classroom teachers who know how to use theory to inform their practice. The required course work is relevant to teachers and leads to improved pedagogy.
Contact GKCWP Director, Katie Kline email@example.com for additional information.
Ted Fabiano & Linda Brock
Sept. - Dec. 1(In person meetings and weekly online components)
This course will help middle and high school teachers prepare students for authentic writing tasks.
This course can be offered on-site in a school or district. This course uses the National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Program to improve students' argument writing skills.