Capital Area Writing Project
A National Writing Project (NWP) affiliate since 1982, Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) supports teachers across content areas to improve PK-16 writing and reading instruction. Our programs include graduate-level Invitational Candidate Institute fellowships, advanced institutes, and open professional development and youth programs.
Join CAWP's - Professional Learning Communities to Impact Teachers' Resources and Students' Performance: Content area and Common Core standards create new literacy demands for students and teachers. The National Center for Literacy Education (2013) and National Assessment of Educational Progress (2013) show the need to develop skills and strategies to address these challenges and improve 21st century learning for all.
NWP positively impacts student writing achievement in elementary, middle and high schools and in urban, rural and suburban communities. Nationally, with 100,000 participating educators, NWP reaches 1.4 million students in 3,000 school districts and trains 3,000 teacher-leaders through intensive programs each year.
The mission of CAWP is to establish communities of teacher writers of all disciplines and all levels. We commit to practicing and teaching writing as well as nurturing professional growth, ultimately creating communities of student writers. By 2008, CAWP will take a leadership role in the teaching of writing among school communities by strengthening and supporting literacy across the curriculum.