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 Writing for the
Common Core Graduate Course!
Click here for more information
about the 3-credit hour graduate course and how to enroll!
2014 GKCWP Fundraiser Scheduled!
Save the date! We've scheduled our first ever fundraiser--a charity
bingo at Hamburger Mary's--for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 8 PM!
For more information, e-mail
email@example.com or check out the Facebook event (and RSVP)
hope you'll all join us to support the Greater Kansas City Writing
Project--and invite a few friends!
2014 Invitational Summer
Applications and nominations for the 2014
Invitational Summer Institute are now open! The Summer Invitational is a
collaborative three-week workshop in which participants reflect on their
teaching practice, gain access to new teaching strategies, and explore
current research. Participants engage in writing activities that
encourage understanding of current social issues and invite teachers to
recognize their role as leaders effecting change.
The Invitational Institute brings together
outstanding teachers of writing who work with diverse students in all
academic content areas, kindergarten through college. If you wish to
apply, you can download our 2014
application here! If you know of a colleague who'd be a good fit for
the institute, send your nomination (with your colleague's contact
information) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1st, 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.
Register online for the Seminar in Argumentative Writing here!