Recent RWP Partnerships
Orick Writing and Multimedia Grant: Orick School District
Orick School is working with Redwood Writing Project in a professional development partnership designed to help students produce writings that reflect a sense of place and promote the Orick Community. These writings will be made into multimedia presentations suitable for public viewing. Inservice topics include writer’s workshop, developing voice and a sense of audience in writing, interviewing and note-taking techniques, revision, digital media techniques, and genre study.
Write the World: Authentic Classroom Connections through Cross-Cultural Fluency Projects:
Northern Humboldt Union High School District, Six Rivers Charter High School.
In the Write the World: Authentic Classroom Connections through Cross-Cultural Fluency Project, teachers at Six Rivers Charter High School, a charter school in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District, are developing, implementing, assessing, and disseminating a professional development project called Cross-cultural Fluency (CCF). CCF integrates a unit of subject study with writing across the curriculum strategies, incorporating Internet genres with remote peer audiences in cultures around the world. CCF motivates students to improve and practice writing strategies, while enhancing cultural understanding through relationships developed with students abroad. The Redwood Writing Project is providing SRCHS teachers across several disciplines with a comprehensive, collaborative inservice that focus on curriculum development, digital literacies, and writing-across-the curriculum pedagogy, while expanding upon current efforts at SRCHS to enhance multi-cultural awareness.
Writing Across History: Northwestern California Teaching American History Program
Focusing on content literacy in the social sciences, a cohort of middle and high school teachers representing ten schools from across Humboldt County is reviewing and researching literacy strategies, mapping to content standards, and modifying lesson plans to incorporate write-to-learn practices. Between face-to-face meetings, findings and questions are shared amongst participants through a blog. Each participant will also have the option of an in class demonstration lesson or lesson observation. The Redwood Writing Project is providing the training and support for the inquiry–both live and online–and the Northwestern California Teaching American History program will provide participants with professional content-literacy texts and the funding to attend one professional conference upon completion.
Please send an email to RWP if your site is interested in discussing a partnership.