We are an affiliate of the National Writing Project and one of sixteen sites of the California Writing Project. Teacher Consultants from the Cal State Northridge Writing Project work with teachers, schools, and local districts to improve student writing and learning. Download a copy of our brochure for an overview of the Cal State Northridge Writing Project and our programs, and share it with colleagues.
Writing the College Application Essay September 27, 2014. This one day workshop for high school seniors is designed to help them get started on writing a successful college personal statement.
Navigating the Library of Congress for Teachers. Spend a morning learning about how to access the many free CCCSS-aligned resources and tools offered by the Library of Congress. Only $25! Continental breakfast and all materials provded. Get flyer here.
2014 Write to Literacy Conference. Treat yourself on October 25th to a day of energizing professional learning including a Continental breakfast, engaging break-out sessions presented by Cal State Northridge Writing Project Teacher Consultants, a buffet lunch, and a two hour interactive keynote by teacher and author Penny Kittle. Bring a friend! Get the flyer here.
Improving Student Academic Writing (ISAW) This research-tested approach to helping students improve their acaemic writing is fully CCCSS-aligned. November 8, and November15, 2014 and January 31, 2015. Download the FLYER here.
Our work with schools and districts has included providing ISAW professional development for English teachers from the Green Dot Schools and training of the trainers sessions in disciplinary literacies and the California Common Core State Standards for Lancaster High School. In addition, a $20,000 SEED grant from the National Writing Project supports our on-going Writer's Workshop Professional learning at Julie Korenstein Elementary School in response to the literacy requirements of the Common Core State Standards. More information about in-service offerings HERE.
We are excited about the many opportunities to improve writing and the teaching of writing in our service area. Please email us if you have suggestions for our Web site, ideas about programs you would like to see come to the Cal State Northridge Writing Project, or if you would like us to add your contact information to our email list.
If you are a Teacher Consultant from another Writing Project and interested in working with us, please send us an email, giving your name, professional affiliation, and your home Writing Project.
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