Featured Programs

Create Your Yearlong Curriculum Map for Content Area Subjects

An open program for 6th through 8th grade history, science and ELA teachers.

Explore your content standards and design your curriculum with experienced teachers who will guide you through the process of building your yearlong instructional map. Participants will be introduced to literacy strategies aligned to CCSS.

Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, 6/24/2014-6/26/2014

Times: 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Location: Emerson Room, Wentworth Building. 2707 Transworld Drive,  Stockton, CA

Cost: $200 per participant.

             *One unit of CSU extended ed. available for $40

Register at: http://curriculummap.eventbrite.com

*Purchase Orders and checks are accepted, to register contact Suzanne Houlden at   209-667-3490 or shoulden@csustan.edu

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2014-15 Summer Mini Institute

Great Valley Writing Project (GVWP) at CSU Stanislaus sponsors professional development for teachers modeled after the successful Bay Area Writing Project at UC Berkeley. This one-week institute is an introduction to the National Writing Project (NWP) culture of teachers teaching teachers. Participants will study composition theory and recent research, write extensively, and provide helpful feedback on each other's writing in small response groups.

This thirty-hour course is open to teachers and administrators from all disciplines in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutes. Applicants should have an interest in reflecting on their teaching practice and developing their expertise in the teaching of writing.

Registration deadline:  June 30, 2014

Summer Institute: July 7-11, 2014; 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Institute Location
California State University, Stanislaus - Stockton campus
612 E. Magnolia St., Stockton, CA 95202
Registration Fee:  $250
Units: 2 units of academic credit will be available at $40 per unit through CSU, Stanislaus.

Summer Mini Flyer

Application instructions and form: 2014 Summer Mini form

Questions? contact Suzanne at shoulden@csustan.edu or 209-667-3490

Summer 2014 Young Writers' Workshop - Turlock - CSU Stanislaus

This program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their writing talents. Under the guidance of experienced Great Valley Writing Project Teacher Consultants, students have a chance to grow as writers. In an atmosphere that is optimal for young writers, students become better writers. Students share writings with fellow students, conference with teachers, and experiment with a variety of genre and creative techniques.

Dates: June 16-27, 2014
Time: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: CSU Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock CA 95382
Building and room#: TBD
Flyer:  contact Suzanne at shoulden@csustan.edu or 209-667-3490

Registration Fees: Early-Bird $225 until April 4, 2014. Additional students from same household enjoy a $25 discount.  After April 4, 2014, cost is $250, with $25 discount for additional student(s) from same household.
To Register online:  http://2014yww.eventbrite.com
To Register by email/check:  contact Suzanne at shoulden@csustan.edu

GVWP Demonstration Labs for  Teachers

3-unit courses sponsored by Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus

In these exciting demonstration workshops, teachers explore instructional practices that help students face the new demands of the Common Core standards. Participants read, discuss, and observe expert teachers working with real students in a full-sized classroom laboratory. Together, teachers discover effective ways to increase student motivation, confidence, and achievement at all ability levels.

Are you a working parent raising school-aged children? Our Demo Lab courses allow your children to attend our K-12 workshops at no cost - while you attend our GVWP classes for educators! For more information about our K-12 workshops for students, go to our student programs webpage: http://gvwp.weebly.com/info.

Best of all, these courses offer FREE registration for teachers in south San Joaquin and north Stanislaus counties! Teachers from outlying districts may register for just $50.00. (Program costs are subsidized by donations from local businesses.)


Demonstration Lab classes run weekdays from 8:30AM - 12:45PM

 - June 6-20 at Ripon Elementary & Ripon High (for 4t-12th teachers)

 - July 11-26 at River Islands Technology Academy near Lathrop/Tracy (for 2nd-12th teachers)

Visit our Demo Lab webpage for complete information: http://gvwp.weebly.com/demolabs

Download PDF Flyer

GVWP Workshop: Creating Hand-Bound & Digital Class Books (K-12)

Discover EASY, INEXPENSIVE methods to create and publish class-authored books with students! Participants will view classroom-tested lessons and activities to support students through the writing process. They will explore "old-school" methods for hand-binding books + receive step-by-step guidance through simple programs for publishing "e-books." Demonstrations will feature sample books, instructional guides, and tips for organization. All sessions will include time for hands-on practice.

Dates: 5 meetings: Mon-Wed, June 30-July 2 (9:00-12:30) + TWO fieldwork sessions with flexible dates.
Locations: SJCOE: 2707 Transworld Dr., Stockton + Fieldwork at River Islands Tech Academy in Lathrop.
Registration Fee: FREE for SJ & Stanislaus counties! ($50 refunded to teachers who complete class!)
Materials Fee: $35 non-refundable fee collected at first meeting – includes book-making materials.
Units: 1 unit available for purchase from from CSU Stanislaus ($40)

Get More Information or Register Online: http://gvwp.weebly.com/creating-class-books

GVWP Tech Lab: Writing & Digital Communication in the Instagram Age (K-12)

Explore popular communication tools (including Google Drive, Weebly, Facebook, Instagram, and others) that can help teachers connect their classrooms with parents and the outside world. Teachers will observe and learn new ways to use smartphones and iPads for instructional enrichment and on-the-fly publishing. Participants will read and discuss information about possible benefits, pitfalls, and legal issues (including privacy, cyberbullying, and liability concerns). Participants will be asked to select a focused, attainable goal to study and implement during three fieldwork dates. With multiple technology leaders available for advice, fieldwork can be individualized to help teachers address personal goals.

Technology Boot Camp: Tues-Wed, June 3-4 (9:00-12:30) at Ripon High, 301 N. Acacia, Ripon
Fieldwork: 7.5 hours. (Flexible dates! On June 4th, teachers select three sessions in June or July.)
Registration Fee: FREE for SJ & Stanislaus counties! ($50 refunded to teachers who complete class!)
Lab Fee: $35 non-refundable fee collected at first meeting
Units: 1 unit available for purchase from CSU Stanislaus ($40)

Get More Information or Register Online: http://gvwp.weebly.com/tech-lab