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The Chippewa River Writing Project's monthly PD is back!

Creating the New Normal In Our Classrooms (Oct. 2021 - May 2022)

As we embark on another year of historic changes in education, we find that we have been given ( or maybe thrust is the more accurate word) the opportunity to create what the new normal in our classrooms is going to look like. In the quest to do what is best for all of our students, every day, the Chippewa River Writing Project seeks to explore what that looks like and can continue to look like. We do this the only way we know how, with teachers teaching teachers.


The Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP) has a PD series to help you (and us) discover what the new normal looks like this year. We invite you to join us for a new monthly webinar series running from October 2021 until May 2022 that will help ground yourself in your classroom despite everything going on. This free webinar series will be held once a month on the Tuesdays listed below from 7 pm to 8 pm (EST) on Zoom. Register today for any of the sessions listed below! Register here: https://forms.gle/Y5xv5j4c13GozzDc8


Note: Our sessions will be hosted in Zoom. This means only 100 people can attend them live. If you happen to not be one of the first 100 people to join live, know that a recording with a hyperlinked recap will be coming your way within a few days! We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Troy Hicks (CRWP Director) - hickstro@gmail.com

Jeremy Hyler (Webinar Co-Facilitator ) - almaballer40@gmail.com

Becky Schwartz (Webinar Co-Facilitator ) - raschwartz702@gmail.com



Photo above by Austin Pacheco on Unsplash


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Webinar Schedule

This year, we will be bringing you a variety of topics such as argument writing in the middle school and high school classrooms, poetry, syllabus equity and creating diverse reading lists, aiding struggling writers and English language learners (ELLs), research writing, diversity and equity in the virtual and physical classroom, and much much more!


  • October 19, 2021
  • November 16, 2021
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 17, 2022

All sessions will occur from 7 pm to 8 pm on Zoom.


Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

The Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP)

The Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP), is a site of the National Writing Project (NWP) at Central Michigan University. We are teachers teaching teachers. This means we are teachers who are wanting to learn and grow right along with you. Since our founding in 2009, we have helped increase the reading and writing skills in many classrooms, grow confident and passionate teachers, and help teachers provide technology-rich instruction to their students. We can't wait to start learning with you!


Currently, our site is supported only through grants and professional development work. Teacher consultants involved in this webinar series are donating their time, talent, and energy to these events.

If you appreciate the ideas that these teacher consultants are sharing, and are willing to support our work, please visit <giving.cmich.edu> and select “Chippewa River Writing Project.”

If you are interested in having us work with your school or district, please contact our Director, Dr. Troy Hicks <troy.hicks@cmich.edu>.

Find out more about CRWP at <chippewariverwp.org>.