New Composing Ourselves available
This year's issue of Composing Ourselves is now available!
Check out an electronic copy
here and catch up on the latest news and writing from our Teacher
Jeff Baxter, GKCWP Teacher, Named Kansas Teacher
of the Year
GKCWP teacher and 2010 SI grad Jeff Baxter has been named the 2014
Kansas Teacher of the Year! Jeff was selected from a field of eight
finalists for this prestigious award. Read the official announcement
Enrollment now open for our Summer Graduate
Click here for more information
about our 3-credit hour graduate courses in English and Education and how to enroll!
This summer's offerings include Writing for the Common Core;
Notebooking in Science and Math, Grades 3-8; and Teaching
Writing with New Media.
2014 Summer Student Writing
July 7 – 17, Monday – Thursday, 9am – Noon
UMKC Volker Campus
The Student Writing Project’s atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and
geared toward intellectual and creative excellence. Students
grades 4-12 who
like to write will love the individual attention they receive while
drafting, sharing and revising their work within a creative and
supportive writing community.
Register for the summer Student Writing Project
For more information about the Student Writing Project, email
Seminar in Argumentative
The Seminar in Argumentative Writing is designed to help teachers
develop innovative and effective practices and activities for teaching
students to write thorough, well-supported arguments across the
curriculum. Our next seminar will take place Saturday, February 22nd, from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM on the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Workshop presenters will include classroom teachers from Science,
Social Studies, and the English Language Arts. Participants will receive
a certificate of 4 professional development hours completed.
Registration for the February 22nd Seminar is available online
here. Stay tuned for
information about our next Seminar in Argumentative Writing!