Monday, February 11, 2013

Prairie Lands Writing Project Receives More Grant Money

According to National Writing Project Executive Director Sharon J. Washington, Prairie Lands Writing Project has been awarded $105,000 of federal funds for the site’s 2013  National Writing Project College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) Study and Planning Grant proposal.

This Study and Planning Grant award provides local Writing Project sites and partner districts time and resources to plan for learning about teaching analytic, informational, and argumentative writing and to analyze each district’s specific strengths and challenges with teaching writing. During this planning phase, local Writing Project sites and partner districts will co-design professional and leadership development programs for at least 80 percent of the district’s English Language Arts teachers in grades 7-10 for a minimum of 90 hours over the two years of professional development from 2013-2015.  

Prairie Lands will be working with Breckenridge R-I School District, Hamilton R-II School District, Braymer C-4 School District, Osborn R-0 School District, Trenton R-IX School District, and Winston R-VI School District.
Congratulations to Tom Pankiewicz and Jane Frick for their work on the grant application!

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