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 Scholastic Writing Awards: Contest open Sept. 15 - Jan. 9

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing

Become a more effective literacy leader as you work with our award-winning faculty and collaborate with colleagues to develop, implement, and share curriculum and writing strategies that work.

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing is an 18-credit-hour program offered through the Greater Kansas City Writing Project housed in the Department of English at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The Certificate provides opportunities for teachers – from pre-kindergarten through college -- to write and to examine theory, research, and practice together systematically.

All Greater Kansas City Writing Project courses follow a “teachers teaching teachers” model, address the needs of diverse learners, and promote reflective practice. Our courses are backed by national research confirming significant gains in the writing of students whose teachers participated in Writing Project programs.

Click here to read more about the GKCWP Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing.

Teaching the Common Core through Environmental Literacy

A seminar for preK-12 teachers, Saturday, 0ctober 25, 2014, 8:30am - 12:30pm.   Teaching the Common Core through Environmental Literacy will provide dynamic strategies, projects, and lessons that focus on hands-on, inquiry-based, experiential learning that you can apply not only to Common Core but Next Generation Science Standards, environmental studies, biology, Co-STEM, Career and Tech Ed Pathways.  This program is a partnership between the GKCWP and the Kansas City Environmental Education Network. REGISTER HERE



GKCWP Monthly Study Group -- Starts in September

Our Study Group meets the second Tuesday of every month. No need to prepare anything for this meeting. Just join us to read, write about, and discuss a selected text. So that we can order the right amount of food, please RSVP to klinek@umkc.edu.

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