The CBWP offers cutting edge Professional Development for grades 7-12 in Source Based Argument Writing,based on the Mini-Units developed by the National Writing Project CRWP* leadership team. This approach to teaching argument writing involves providing teachers with an in depth introduction to the Mini-Units and all materials, training in the use of the Using Sources Tool (UST) for evaluating student writing, planning and additional scheduled Professional Development throughout the term of the contract.
All facilitators have specific training in the use of the materials and the evaluation of student writing. While the CRWP materials are available online, the continuing Professional Development component has proven to be a vital component for improving teachers’ capacity and student outcomes.
While the CBWP offers Professional Development tailored to your district/campus's specific needs, we typically offer the following:
Ongoing support for participating teachers in their classrooms is available and can be added to the contract at additional cost.
As part of the National Writing Project, CRWP Professional Development qualifies for payment by Title I funds.