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Denver Writing Project
 

Upcoming Events & Workshops


Please scroll down to see upcoming multi-day professional development workshops.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Reading and Writing Visuals

Morning Session at the Clyfford Still Museum: Reading Visuals

February 20, 2016 from 9-11am

Join DWP for a day of writing and professional development at the Clyfford Still Museum on Saturday, February 20th. There are two sessions being offered.


MORNING SESSION:

Sponsored by Clyfford Still Museum and the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS)

Reading Visuals: Clyfford Still Museum Walk

We’ll meet at the Clyfford Still Museum, a single artist museum, dedicated to the life’s work of Clyfford Still, the artist who is credited with laying the groundwork for the Abstract-Expressionist movement. This setting is bound to inspire your inner writer to some creative expression.

Location: 1250 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Registration Fee: $15 – includes admission to the museum, instruction, and a three-hour professional development certificate

Register today

More Info: Email: cathy.casper@ucdenver.edu or call 303-556-8394

 

Afternoon Session at the Denver Art Museum: Writing from Visuals

February, 20, 2016 from 12-3pm

AFTERNOON SESSION:

Writing from Visuals: Denver Art Museum

Sponsored in Partnership with the Colorado Language Arts Society​ (CLAS)

We’ll meet in the lobby first to distribute entrance tickets, then proceed to a lecture room to write into the day and practice some activities. The rest of the afternoon will consist of a writing marathon throughout the museum, and we will close out the day by sharing some of our writing in the museum’s lecture room.

Location: 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Registration Fee: $25 includes museum admission, instruction, and a three-hour professional development certificate: Register today

More Info: Email: cathy.casper@ucdenver.edu or call 303-556-8394

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


Multi-Day Workshops:
The Advanced Institute for Teacher/Writers
​Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on self-sponsored writing projects, engage with guest speakers, and work in writing groups. The institute runs from June 13-17th, 2016 on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. 

More info​ is available on our AI program page. In 2016, the AI is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.


TechMatters for Teachers
Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on a self-sponsored technology pedagogy project with the support of other tech savvy colleagues. The institute runs from June 20-24th, 2016. The primary meeting location is at the CU South Campus near I25 and Lincoln Avenue. The institute will use some of the Wildlife Experience spaces as inspiration for writing and teaching.

More information about TechMatters is available on our TM program page.​​ This program is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.​


Exploring the Writing Workshop

A Seminar for K-2 Teachers

 

This seminar is designed to explore best practices in the writing workshop for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers.  

Topics include:

  • establishing and creating a writing workshop
  • mentor texts            
  • shared writing
  • interactive writing         
  • word study
  • assessment                 
  • conferring and feedback

The seminar will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. starting in October.

Registration is $50.00 which includes a copy of the text, About The Authors by Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleveland and continental breakfast (including coffee) on October 3rd.


We ask that you make your best effort to attend all seven workshops. In the event of inclement weather, we may reschedule. We will notify you using the E-Mail address you use to register.

Dates:

  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 5
  • April 9

The seminar will be held on the University of Colorado Denver campus and will be led by Keith Garvert, co-director of The Denver Writing Project.

Registration is closed. Please check back for future "Exploring the Writing Workshop" sessions.