Featured Programs

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

Young Writers Symposium

The Great Valley Writing Project invites student writers, teachers, and parents to a spring symposium of writing workshops. GVWP Teacher Consultants have selected a buffet of fun, hands-on workshops targeting writing styles that fit the California Language Arts Framework and Common Core Standards.

This collaboration between Modesto Junior College and GVWP offers something for everyone!

Students In All Grade Levels will experience creative and productive writing strategies for both classroom and on-demand situations. Participants will select four writing workshops led by experienced classroom teachers.

Teachers and Parents are invited to write with your student(s).

  • Date: Friday, March 6, 2015    
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. - 2:10p.m.
  • Location: Modesto Jr. College, West Campus, Sierra Building 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto
  • Cost: $25 for teachers and parents, $10 for students
  • Lunch: We encourage you to bring a sack lunch and picnic at the campus.


Tech for Teachers Implementing the Common Core

Join our experienced teacher consultants for six after school workshops demonstrating how Google Apps For Educators can be integrated with teaching writing. Strategies, projects, and activities aligned with the Common Core Anchor standards will be shared. Participants will be able to choose which anchor standards they would like to see modeled and addressed in order to better prepare for Common Core implementation and assessments.

  • Dates: 2/04, 2/18, 3/04, 3/18, 3/24, 4/15/2015
  • Times: 4:15-6:45pm
  • Location: Great Valley Academy 486 Button Ave, Manteca, CA 95336
  • Registration Fee: $200

View the event flyer for more information.

To register visit: https://techforteach.eventbrite.com

*Purchase Orders accepted contact Anne at (209) 667-3490 or acameron@csustan.edu.

One unit of CSU extended ed. available for $40