ERIC Number: ED284267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Writing Project.
Calkins, Lucy McCormick; And Others
Ways of implementing a classroom-based staff development Writing Project, based on a model developed at the Teachers College, Columbia University (New York), are described in this guide. The first section deals with beginning the project in a school and covers what the Writing Project is, where it is located, what staff development entails, who can participate, and what participants must do. In the second section, essential ideas on teaching writing are discussed, such as investment in writing, teaching the writing process, and structuring the writing process. Methods of staff development are the focus of the third section, which deals with the launch and other demonstration-lessons, beginning the workshop in a specific class, classroom coaching and collaboration, suggestions for when it seems the workshop is not succeeding, and the second year and beyond. Suggestions for how principals can support participating teachers and teacher-trainers are presented in the fourth section, while the fifth section is concerned with ways to learn about teaching writing, including (1) the project office, (2) the summer institute, (3) Saturday sessions, (4) visiting days, (5) workshops, (6) teacher-as-researcher project, (7) writing groups and courses, (8) coordinator meetings, (9) parent literacy project, (10) videotapes of the writing classrooms, (11) leadership groups, (12) network meetings, and (13) project newsletters. An annotated list of selected readings concludes the guide. (SKC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Principals, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
New York City Board of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, 131 Livingston St., Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: Columbia University NY Teachers College; Teachers College Writing Project; Writing Groups; Writing Workshops
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