Featured Programs

Reading, Thinking and Writing About History

This one-unit course will focus on how to implement literacy strategies aligned with CCSS into history/social science classrooms.  This professional learning opportunity will be facilitated by Tom O'Hara, West High School history/social science teacher and is intended for 6th - 12th grade teachers.

Dates: June 9-11, 2015
Times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: TUSD District Office

Registration Fee: $150

  • GVWP Teacher Consultants attend for free
  • Tracy Teachers will be paid for by their district

To Register: http://historyccss.eventbrite.com

Young Writers’ Workshop

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: July 6-17, 2015
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $250, earlybird registration is $225 if you register by April 6, 2015

CSU Stanislaus
One University Circle, 
Turlock, CA 95382

Pay by check: call 667-3490 and fill out the Registration form
Pay by credit card:  https://yww2015.eventbrite.com

Please read the event details before registering.

Common Core Professional Development Workshops

The Department of Teacher Education and Great Valley Writing Project will host FREE Common Core Professional Development Workshops for Elementary, Secondary and Special Education.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Open To: Teacher Candidates, Education Faculty, Cooperating Teachers, Intern Support Providers 
Time:  4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Demergasso Bava Hall Courtyard
Parking Moratorium: Lot 4
dvanced Registration Required: http://www.csustan.edu/TeacherEd/RSVPForm.html  

Flyer (PDF)

GVWP Mini-Institute

The 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 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: May 30, 2015
Dates: July 6-10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location:  California State University, Stanislaus- Stockton Campus
Registration Fee: $250

Saturday Seminars

Writing Workshops Focusing on the California Common Core State Standards, Digital Learning, Writing in all Disciplines, and Collaborative Learning.

Learn new approaches for integrating writing into your instruction from experienced K-12 teachers. Sessions target ways to integrate writing into all content areas, integrating technology into the teaching of writing, and meeting the new increased writing demands of the California Common Core State Standards. Sessions feature research-based approaches and student work.

Dates: Sept. 27, Nov. 8, 2014, Jan. 10, Feb. 28, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, 2015
Times: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Location: CSU Stanislaus- Turlock & Stockton