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Central Washington Writing Project (CWWP)

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Who Are We?

The Central Washington Writing Project (CWWP) is one of approximately two hundred local sites of the National Writing Project (NWP). CWWP is based at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. We are a professional learning community of teachers who teach elementary, secondary, and college-level writing across Washington State. Our goal is to improve student writing achievement in all content areas and across all grade levels (K-20) in our state by offering peer-mentoring, professional development, and research-validated instructional resources to teachers. 

As teachers passionate about writing and committed to diversity, we share our instructional expertise emanating from our classroom experience with culturally, socio-economically, and linguistically diverse student populations. 

Teacher Testimonials

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Current CWWP Projects & Programs

College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) Open Summer Institute

  • The institute offers teachers in grades 4-10 a hands-on introduction to the C3WP program.
  • Watch this space for 2023 dates

What to look for in a C3WP Classroom

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College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) School-Embedded Professional Development

C3WP Instructional Resources

The research-validated C3WP professional development goals include: 

  1. Improving teacher's practice in the teaching of evidence-based argument and opinion writing
  2. Improving student's academic writing achievement
  3. Increase the number of teacher-leaders prepared to facilitate the shift to argument and opinion writing

"C3WP students outperformed students in control districts on four attributes of argument writing—content, structure, stance, and conventions"


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Central Washington Writing Project
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington
Phone: 509-963-1075
Dr. Bobby Cummings, Director

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