ISAW (Improving Students’ Academic Writing) is the California Writing Project’s nationally recognized program that provides teachers—secondary, community college, and university—with a professional community focused on empowering all students to write academically, analytically, and engagingly. Simply, ISAW shows teachers how to engage students in academic writing--the writing they'll be expected to produce once they leave high school. But, ISAW is about more than getting students ready for college. It teaches students how to participate in the discourse of writing, and gets them writing about matters in a way that goes beyond the five paragraph essay, preparing them with a basis for writing for life.
Only $100 for three Saturday sessions from nine to noon.
February 16, 2013: An Introduction to Analytical Writing
March 16, 2013: Effective Formative Assessment
April 20, 2013: Using the ISAW Continiuum as Inquiry
All books and materials; classroom resources, writing prompts and classroom-tested strategies that support students in their writing of compelling academic essays; and
the California Writing Project Improvement Continuum.
One CEU is available for an additional $90 through Tseng College. Information and registration forms will be available at the first session.
Download our FLYER here.
ALL ISAW SESSIONS WILL MEET ON SATURDAYS FROM 9:00 am-noon in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Campus Map.
ISAW can provide effective professional development for you if you wish to:
• demystify the teaching and learning of analytic writing;
• examine how teachers can make academic writing an integral component of a high school curriculum by focusing on student improvement;
• accelerate the academic writing improvement of all students—the college-bound, English learners, and struggling writers—and preparing more of these students for college; and
• are interested in collaborating with high school, community college, and four-year university teachers to move students along a pathway of academic preparation that leads to success in and beyond high school.
The California Writing Project ISAW flyer contains detailed information about the program and its astonishing success with students.