CSUN Writing Project
Welcome to the CSUN Writing Project
We are an affiliate of the National Writing Project and one of sixteen sites of the California Writing Project, part of the California Subject Matter Project. In a recent letter to LEAs, Tom Torlakson wrote, "Another valuable partner is the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP). With more than 90 regional sites statewide, the CSMP is a network of nine discipline-based communities of practice that promote high-quality teaching and leadership. The CSMP sites operate on the fundamental belief that rigorous professional learning, designed collaboratively by kindergarten through grade twelve and university educators, enhances learning for all students. More importantly, the CSMPs advance a “teachers teaching teachers” principle that is central to its sustainability. See the CSMP Web site at https://csmp.ucop.edu/ for more information.
Teacher Consultants from the CSUN Writing Project work with teachers, schools, and local districts to improve student writing and learning. Contact us at to discuss how we might develop targeted professional learning to benefit YOUR teachers.
FREE SPRING 2023 PAJAMA PD WORKSHOPS
Writing for Rejuvenation - Saturday, January 14th, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. (PST)
Journaling is a gift we give ourselves. In this interactive workshop, Merle R. Saferstein's prompts will help us take a magnifying glass to both sides of this new year--what we learned, what we accomplished, what we look forward to, and what matters in our lives. Click here for more information and to register.
Using Writing to Disrupt Hot Moments - Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. (PST)
Details coming soon!
Writing Place & Memory - Saturday, February 25th, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. (PST)
In this generative session with Melissa Faliveno, we'll be thinking and writing about place and memory--how those two elements intersect, and often complicate, the stories of our lives. Come ready to write, share, and discuss your process and discoveries! Click here for more information and to register.
Professional Development for Schools and Districts
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 the Fillmore Unified School District, Lancaster High School, and several others. We are also the area provider for the Middle School Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC). More information about in-service offerings HERE. Read "Improving Writing, Improving Outcomes: The CSUN Writing Project" HERE.
Get in touch
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 CSUN 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.
Watch this web site for program updates.