i3 Grant


Our site is embarking on a multi-year i3 grant project to bring the College-Ready Writers Program to more districts in our state. Here is some information about that grant-funded work:

College-Ready Writers Program
Collaboration Between Local Writing Project Sites and Partner Districts

National Events: Early Start Districts
June/July 2018: National Partnership Launch January/February 2019: Mid-Year Partnership Meeting June/July 2019: Year 2 National Partnership Launch January/February 2020: Mid-Year Partnership Meeting
2017-2018 | Planning for Research
Spring/Summer 2017
  • ●  Call with writing project site leaders to confirm district participation
  • ●  SRI will contact district to provide details about the evaluation
  • ●  Writing Project sites begin preparing for professional development
Fall 2017
Writing project site leaders make visit to faculty meeting to meet participating teachers and
administrators and other district stakeholders Winter/Spring 2018
  • ●  SRI randomization to identify early and late start districts
  • ●  Writing Projects facilitate asset and needs assessment process for early start districts
  • ●  District and Writing Project Site leaders begin planning for local professional development in
    early start districts
    2018-2019 | CRWP for Secondary Teachers
    Goals 2018-19
    English Language Arts teachers, Grades 7
    10:
  •   Complete at least 45 hours CRWP professional development
  •   Teach at least 4 cycles CRWP argument writing and revise 2 of these
  •   Analyze students’ writing using the Using Sources Tool, at least twice
    Summer 2018
Launch of local professional development in early start districts
Fall 2018Spring 2019
Local professional development continues for English Language Arts teachers
2019-2020 | CRWP for Upper Elementary and Secondary Teachers
Goals 2019-20
English Language Arts teachers, Grades 4
10:
  •   Complete at least 45 hours CRWP professional development (this is an additional 45 hours for grades 7-10)
  •   Teach at least 4 cycles CRWP argument writing and revise 2 of these
  •   Analyze students’ writing using the Using Sources Tool, at least twice Summer 2019
Launch of local professional development for grades 4-10 in early start districts Fall 2019 Spring 2020
  • ●  Local professional development continues for grades 4-10 in early start districts
  • ●  Plans for sustainability beyond CRWP funded activities

National Events: Late Start Districts
June/July 2020: National Partnership Launch for late start districts January/February 2021: Mid-Year Partnership Meeting for late start districts
Local Partnership: Late Start Districts 2020-2021
Goals 2020-21
English Language Arts teachers, Grades 4
10:
  •   Complete at least 45 hours CRWP professional development
  •   Teach at least 4 cycles CRWP argument writing and revise 2 of these
  •   Analyze students’ writing using the Using Sources Tool, at least twice
    Spring 2020
Local Writing Project facilitates Assets and Needs Assessment Process in Early Start Districts,
following the collection of final teacher and student data Summer 2020
Launch of local professional development for grades 4-10 in late start districts
Fall 2020
Local professional development continues for grades 4-10 in late start districts
Spring 2021
Local professional development continues for grades 4-10 in late start districts