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Specific Programs

Services for School Districts

Lunch & Learn

Lunch and Learn workshops are one day workshops designed to provide educators with relevant and timely professional development. Held 2 times per semester in Starkville and Meridian, these sessions are open to elementary and secondary teachers. Cost: $125.00 per/ teacher or $500.00 for five teachers from the same district. Watch the website for upcoming dates and locations.

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Invitational Summer Institutes

“Teachers Teaching Teachers" invitational summer institutes are at the heart of every National Writing Project (NWP) site. Our goal is to provide selected teachers with the unique opportunity to learn with and from colleagues in an environment focused on service. For one to two weeks in June, not only do selected teachers stretch themselves as learners and teachers, they also prepare to become teacher-consultants who lead other teachers in professional growth.

During the institute, teachers will:

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Online Professional Development:

Designed as a response to Covid19, this online professional development provides elementary and secondary educators with the opportunity to gather with colleagues from multiple school districts. While teachers are out of the classrooms adhering to social distancing, the program provides them with instruction that will support them as they write and revise their own writing and for later use once students return to school. Based on writing in multiple modes to one topic, in this case, the events surrounding Covid19, teachers have the choice to meet one day per week for two hours to read, write, and discuss relevant topics in whole groups and in small groups via breakout rooms. Cost for 1 day a week, 2 hours a day, 4 weeks total is $225.00 per teacher. CEU’s are available.

As the situation continues to change with Covid19, we are committed to providing teachers with online access to additional programs. Please watch the website for updates.

College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness professional development is designed to prepare teachers and administrators in their quest to provide appropriate instruction. This service is ideal for those interested in implementing literacy strategies in all content areas; deepening reading and writing instruction; and implementing assessment strategies that are aligned with the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards.

Training for each session is designed specifically to the needs of the schools involved and will address questions often posed by teachers who have difficulty meeting the literacy standards.

College, Career, and Community Writers Program

Developed and taught by writing project teachers in multiple states over the past five years, C3WP supports teachers and students in the study of argument writing. This professional development program provides teachers with instructional resources and assessment tools for the teaching of evidence- based argument writing. As teachers participate in C3WP over time, they experience high quality support in workshop and classroom settings. Teachers analyze student writing to determine next instructional steps and lead their students toward becoming more informed participants in their school and community through argument writing.

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Youth and Community Programs

Young Writers Workshop

We welcome the opportunity to partner with school districts to provide summer writing camps. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to discuss what we offer.

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