E-mail: [email protected]
Olmsted Building W331
Kevin Scharlau and Melissa Jones
Teacher Consultants, NWP Fellows
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
We Are…What We Do!
The mission of CAWP is to establish communities of teacher writers at all levels to lead students to find their writing voice. We commit to practicing and teaching writing as well as nurturing professional growth, ultimately creating communities of student writers. CAWP instruction leads the way in the teaching of writing among school communities by strengthening and supporting literacy across the curriculum.
Do you want support and encouragement for teaching authentic writing? State testing and TDA’s wearing you down? Are you tired of unmotivated student response to writing instruction?
The mission of the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) is to establish communities of teacher writers at all levels to lead students to find their writing voice. We commit to practicing and teaching writing as well as nurturing professional growth, ultimately creating communities of student writers. The CAWP Fellowship provides educators with the opportunity to serve as Teacher Consultants and Leaders within their respective settings.
Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP), sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, is the only National Writing Project (NWP) affiliate in our seven county region. With over 30 years as an NWP affiliate, CAWP benefits educators by serving teachers at all levels in the following ways:
- We are teachers who value and share best practices for authentic writing instruction
- We gather in person and online to share ideas, to write together, to enjoy the camaraderie of others with similar interests, and to consider ways to advocate for stronger attention to good writing instruction.
- We offer coursework and training, if interested, leading to designation as a National Writing Project Fellow—a credential that signifies your expertise as a teacher of writers
- We offer opportunities for CAWP Fellows to earn digital badges from the National Writing Project. Fellows can earn digital badges in the following areas: Teacher-Consultant, C3WP and Writing Assessment.
- We connect to a nationwide network of educators. The National Writing Project provides collaborative opportunities for teachers to build their capacity as teacher leaders.