Teacher Consultants

Welcome GVWP Teacher Consultants!

This page contains announcements, resources, and news for TCs. Please visit often!


Announcements

ISI Nominations

It’s that time again when we seek your nominations for the Invitational Summer Institute. GVWP asks for your assistance in identifying experienced Pre-K to college teachers and speaking to them about our site, its affiliation with California and National Writing Projects and the academic intensity of the Summer Institute. We suggest you attend a Saturday Seminar with your nominee as an introduction to our work.

For more information: see the ISI Nomination Letter (PDF) or the FAQ sheet.

GVWP Newsletter Submissions

If you have a piece of professional writing you would like published in the newsletter, please contact Maria Shreve. To view the most recent newsletter.


Resources

Interested in expanding your leadership? Want to find out more about facilitating an event? Click on the links below to read more information.

CATE Writing Contest

Download: CATE Contest Flyer.pdf

Family Literacy Night

Download: Family Literacy Night.pdf

How to Organize and Facilitate a Book Study

Download: What is a Book Study Group.pdf

Student Release Form

TCs using student samples in their demonstrations need to have parent authorization. Please download the student release form.pdf (Spanish version.pdf), have the parent complete and keep on file.

Over Our Shoulders and into Our Classrooms: Best Writing Practices, K-12

Our first publication is available for purchase. Download the order form and share with your principal and/or curriculum coordinator.

Writing Now: A Policy Research Brief produced by NCTE

This publication of the James R. Squire Office of Policy Research offers updates on research with implications for policy decisions that affect teaching and learning.
Download: Research Brief.pdf

Developing Teacher Leaders

Join the online community for teacher consultants. This site was created just for GVWP TCs to stay connected, exchange ideas, and discuss virtually anything. Request your membership.

Join our online community for teachers of ELLs

If you have English language learners in your class, you are a teacher of ELLs. GVWP has created an online community for writing project TCs who teach ELLs, called Know ELLs. On the site, you'll find an active community of TCs from all over the US sharing resources, stories, research, and more. Request your membership.

English-Learning Carnival Blog

The 19th edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has been posted and is rich with links to resources for the English-learning classroom.


News

GVWP Pupils Produce Book for Sequoia Library

GVWP Teacher Consultant Barbara Damewood talked about writing the same way she would to any student in a writer’s workshop.  She talked about how to find one’s literary voice. And she championed the idea of those with the bravery to pen their own style to share the thoughts and ideas with others. 
No, this wasn’t the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a classroom full of graduate level scribes. It was a bunch of middle-schoolers in a portable at Sequoia Elementary after school. To read the full article by Jason Campbell that appeared in the Manteca Bulletin, go here.