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The Northern California Writing Project is a professional development organization devoted to improving the teaching of writing in our service region.

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Inquiry Groups & Book Clubs

Inquiry Groups & Book Clubs

Join us for one of our open workshop series. We’ll read together, learn from each other, and embark on educational redesigns, putting what we’re learning to practice.

Up next for spring 2021: MOVING PAST THE ZERO: RE-ENVISIONING HOW WE GRADE

In this inquiry group, we’ll read and discuss the book Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms by Joe Feldman. Feldman is a teacher, principal, director, and researcher who looks critically at standard, accepted grading practices questioning their ability to accurately and equitably assess student knowledge and growth. He offers alternatives that keep students motivated, assess students on course content, and create equity for all students. Please share with fellow teachers who would be interested in an inquiry into grading practices. Open to all grades.  Meeting dates: April 13 and 20; May 4 and May 18. Led by Nicole LaGrave. 


DEEP DIVE AND TEACHER INQUIRY: (RE) CLAIMING LANGUAGES (completed: see the webinar and curated resources below)

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The workshop series will begin with a collaborative, deep dive into Dr. April Baker-Bell’s Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy, Black Language before turning toward reflective action aimed at answering: (1) How does Anti-Black Linguistic racism operate in our own contexts? (2) How is White Linguistic supremacy maintained in our contexts? (3) How might we design learning spaces where students’ full linguistic repertoires are valued as more than a bridge to White Mainstream English? (4) What pedagogical innovations might be reimagined and enacted when we build from the claim that Black Lives and Language matter? Open to all teachers: k-college.

Curated resources from the (Re)Claiming workshop:

Fictional Novels 

Non-Fiction Essays and Essay Collections

Antiracist Writing Resources/ Policies 

Assignments and Pedagogical Practices