The Northern California Writing Project

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The Northern California Writing Project is a professional development organization devoted to improving the teaching of writing and literacy in Northern California. We offer Common Core-aligned inservice programs for schools focused on:

  • Opinion/Argument Writing in Elementary Grades
  • Content-Area Reading and Writing in Middle and Secondary Grades
  • Digital Reading and Writing

During the 2013-14 school year, the NCWP worked with teachers from:

  • Plumas Avenue Elementary School (Oroville, CA
  • Pine Ridge School (Paradise, CA)
  • Paradise Elementary School (Paradise, CA)
  • Metteer Elementary School (Red Bluff, CA)
  • Alta Mesa Elementary School (Redding, CA)
  • Alturas Elementary School
  • Yreka High School
  • Corning High School
  • Hamilton City High School
  • Modoc High School (Alturas, CA)
  • Butte Valley Unified School District (Dorris, CA)

The NCWP also offers programs for individual teachers. “Teachers teaching teachers” has been a Writing Project mantra since its inception; our program leaders are expert local teachers sharing their successful practices with their colleagues. The Summer Institute is the centerpiece of our work with individual teachers.