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Denver Writing Project

Upcoming Events

Exploring the Writing Workshop for Primary Teachers : Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
​Meeting Dates: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, and 4/11

This seven-week workshop is designed for teachers new to the profession or new to the primary grade levels who want to establish a writing workshop in their classrooms. Participants will meet monthly throughout the academic year and explore:

  • Setting up a writing workshop for your class at the beginning of the year
  • Designing units of study that align with CCSS
  • Exploring the latest research on writing for our youngest writers
  • Using mentor texts and building a collection of mentor text titles
  • Looking at student work
  • Assessing student writing


Times: 9:30- 11:30am

​​Where:​  ​CU Denver, Auraria Campus: King Center Room 208

Stipend for Participation: We will provide a $200 stipend to participants who attend six out of seven meetings.

Materials: A copy of About The Authors: Writing Workshop With Our Youngest Authors by Katie Wood Ray is included with registration.

Credit: DWP will provide a certificate for completion of 14 hours of Professional Development

Registration is Full

Writing Workshop with Andrea Dupree, Co-Founder of Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Fiction Author

November 8th, 2014

  • Time: 10am to 1pm
  • Location: CU Denver, Auraria Campus, North Classroom 3004
  • Guest Speaker with brunch: TBD
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Register Online
  • More Info: Email:​ or call 303-556-8394

Clyfford Still Museum Walk 
February 28th, 2015

  • Time: 9am to 3pm
  • Location: 1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
  • Registration Fee: $25 includes museum admission and certificate for 6 hours of professional development.
  • Register Online
  • More Info: Email:​ or call 303-556-8394

DWP’s 14th Annual Advanced Institute

June 8th-12th, 2015

  • Days/Times: Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM
  • Location : CU Denver, Auraria Campus, TBD
  • Registration Fee: $50
  • More Info: Email:​ or call 303-556-8394

Please feel free to invite colleagues and friends to attend these events. You don’t have to be a DWP teacher to participate in our programs.

DWP’s Annual Invitational Summer Institute
June 8th-26th, 2015

  • Days/Times: Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM
  • Location : CU Denver, Auraria Campus, TBD

  • Small stipend will be offered for participation.
  • Graduate Credit (up to six credit hours) is available at CU Denver tuition rates.

More information on the application process will be added to this website when it is available.

DWP's 4th Annual TechMatters Institute

  • TBA in June of 2015