Summary:Are you thinking of developing a new or revising an existing weekend workshop series? This collection of flyers, marketing emails, and syllabi--from a Seven Valleys Writing Project conference program, the Greater Madison Writing Project's Saturday Seminar Series, and the Colorado State Writing Project's Just in Time Conference--offers not only models of support materials but also ideas and inspiration for planning, recruiting, and running your program.
One-Day Workshops for Outreach and Revenue
Many writing project sites raise funds by offering a series of one-day open workshops over the course of a school year. This list of workshops offered by the University of Mississippi Writing Project in 2013 may inspire teacher-leaders at other sites to think about how they could develop similar one-day programs in their own service area. (Note: the ongoing, updated schedule is available here)Read more
Short and Meaningful Programming: Expanding the Work and Reach of the Site
You're a teacher, not a small business owner? Yes, that is true, but running a Writing Project site and/or developing writing project programming requires an entreprenureial spirit and approach. With that in mind, this collection offers a glimpse into several ways sites have developed shorter, yet meaningful, programming that expands the work and reach of the site while also generating revenue.Read more
From Annual Conference to Saturday Seminars: New Forums to Present Teachers' Work
Leaders at the NWP site at Rutgers University describe how they reframed their annual conference, in which new teacher-leaders first present their work, as a more informal series of Saturday workshops. The workshop series preserved the opportunity for new teacher leaders to conduct their first professional development session while eliminating the costs of a formal conference (keynote, food, etc.). In addition, the site also shares its unique model for assuring a predictable number of attendees. Includes a sample workshop schedule.Read more