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Professional Development

Staff Development: Reading and Writing

Customized Learning: OWP leaders work alongside administrators and teachers to custom-design professional learning packages based on specific goals and needs. OWP professional development sessions work toward student improvement in all areas of literacy and student success in college and career standards and consistently receive excellent ratings and results in classrooms and school districts throughout Ohio

Customized Structures

  • Whole school or cross grade and subject level
  • Department Sessions
  • Grade or Content Area Sessions
  • Small Group Consultation
  • Classroom Demo Lessons
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Guided Book Study
  • Lesson or Unit Studies
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Early Release Series
  • Virtual PD Sessions
  • Guided Planning

Customized Topics

  • Analysis
  • Assessment and Grading
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Creating Text Sets
  • Grammar and Conventions
  • Literacy Standards
  • Mentor Texts
  • Narrative, Argument, Informative
  • Prompted Writing
  • Raising Writing Quality
  • Reading Strategies
  • Research 
  • Response to Literature
  • Teaching and Learning Online
  • Unit Planning
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing Craft/Revision
  • Writing or Reading Workshop

Staff Development Cost

On-site custom inservice: $1800 full day | $500 per hour 

Multi-year plan: Varies by design

Contracts of 5 days or more will include 3 summer workshop credits at no cost.

Participant Comments

“Our decades long partnership with the Ohio Writing Project has borne fruit not only in building a strong culture of literacy among our educators but more so in changing our practices that advance our students’ learning and literacy skills. We consider the faculty of the Ohio Writing Project our trusted partners who have joined with us on our journey to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of each child we serve.”

–Administrator, Oak Hills Local SD

“I wish we met more times a year because I get so much out of it, and it helps me grow as a teacher.”

–Teacher, Sycamore Community SD


Staff Development: College, Career & Community Writers Program & Assessment

College, Career, Community Writers Program

OWP will lead professional development focused on NWP’s nationally recognized College, Career, Community Writers Program (C3WP). In this PD, teachers participate in 30-45 hours of training around source-based argument writing instruction and civic discourse. This professional development includes year-long formative assessment structures, classroom teaching, and instructional resources for teachers and students. Available for Grades 4-12. 

Writing Assessment and Evaluation

OWP writing assessment workshops train teachers to use writing assessment as an instructional tool. They provide practical classroom strategies for evaluating student writing and improving student learning. Depending on the needs of the district, the focus can be on either formative or summative classroom assessment (i.e. formative assessment practices, assessment of writing, short cycle assessments, rubrics, portfolios or state tests.) 

Contact the Ohio Writing Project

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