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Online Courses from NWP

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The National Writing Project's Teaching Argument Writing online courses for educators are based on NWP’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP), a research-based program that has been proven to have a statistically significant impact on students’ argument writing in several randomized-control trials.

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Please contact us at onlinecourses@nwp.org.

“I found all of the materials to be relevant to my teaching. The tutorials were especially useful! Most of all, though, was walking through the activities and completing them as a student!”

Victoria

Routine Argument Writing Participant

English & Psychology Teacher

Online Course

Teaching Argument Writing in Elementary: Focus on Commentary

Overview

  • Learn about designing writing instruction that focuses on supporting students in writing informed opinions about topics of substance
  • Experience the analysis of a set of upper elementary student argument samples
  • Experience a number of learning experiences that focus on writing commentary
  • Connect to a community of upper elementary teachers who are interested in improving their teaching of argument writing


TIME COMMITMENT

  • February 2-February 15, 2022
  • About 6 hours per week of self-paced coursework


Cost: $125

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Online Course

Teaching Routine Argument Writing

Overview

  • Experience a variety of engaging routine argument writing activities that can be used as-is or adapted for any teaching context in grades 4-12
  • Receive support for creating new routine argument writing activities specifically for your students and teaching context
  • Connect to a community of teachers who are interested in implementing routine argument writing in their classrooms


TIME COMMITMENT

  • February 16-March 16, 2022
  • 12 learning hours (3 hours per week) with mentoring along the way


Cost: $225

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Online Course

Creating an Argument Text Set

Overview

  • Learn a process and principles for creating an effective argument text set focused on high-interest topics
  • Create your own text set and access the text sets created by all other participants
  • Receive feedback on your final text set from a National Writing Project course facilitator


TIME COMMITMENT

  • March 4-14, 2022
  • 9 hours self-paced learning


Cost: $99

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Online Course

Crafting Argument Claims

Overview

  • Explore the important role of nuanced claims in writing an reasoned argument
  • Experience three short lesson sequences designed to support students in writing recursive claims that evolve throughout the reading and writing process
  • Access sample text sets your students can use to practice generating nuanced claims


TIME COMMITMENT

  • March 11-21, 2022
  • 6 hours self-paced learning


Cost: $99

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Online Course

Teaching Argument Writing in Elementary: Writing to a Public Audience

Overview

  • Explore the power of inviting young writers to write argument letters to an authentic audience
  • Receive support in identifying and teaching writing with developmentally appropriate texts about issues of substance and interest for elementary students
  • Connect to a community of upper elementary teachers who are interested in improving their teaching of argument writing


TIME COMMITMENT

  • Two weeks in March


Cost: $125
Registration coming soon

Online Course

Writing for Change

Overview

  • Learn ways to engage students in self-selected research and craft writing for a public audience
  • Select and try out a lesson sequence that focuses on writing for change and civic engagement
  • Receive support as you plan to implement writing for change in your teaching context


TIME COMMITMENT

  • March 30-April 26, 2022
  • 3 hours in one real-time event then self-paced (with support) for 4 weeks


Cost: $225

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Online Course

How to do Things with Texts

Overview

  • Learn more about the moves that academic writers make with ideas from Joseph Harris’ book, Rewriting: How to do Things with Texts
  • Explore the Harris Moves through a variety of learning experiences for both elementary and secondary teaching contexts
  • Receive support for planning a lesson sequence using the Harris Moves


TIME COMMITMENT

  • May 4-14, 2022
  • 3 hours in one real-time event (May 4)
  • 6 hours (3 hour real time + 3 hour self-paced)


Cost: $150

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Online Course

Planning a Year of Argument Writing

Overview

  • Learn about NWP’s year-long approach to teaching argument writing
  • Explore ready-to-use argument writing lesson sequences
  • Receive support for planning a year of argument writing in your teaching context


TIME COMMITMENT

  • June 6-19, 2022
  • 6 learning hours per week, 12 hours total
  • Mentoring provided along the way


Cost: $225
Registration coming soon

Online Course

Teaching Routine Argument Writing

Overview

  • Experience a variety of engaging routine argument writing activities that can be used as-is or adapted for any teaching context in grades 4-12
  • Receive support for creating new routine argument writing activities specifically for your students and teaching context
  • Connect to a community of teachers who are interested in implementing routine argument writing in their classrooms


TIME COMMITMENT

  • July 11-24, 2022
  • 12 learning hours (6 hours per week) with mentoring along the way


Cost: $225

Enroll

Online Course

Creating an Argument Text Set

Overview

  • Learn a process and principles for creating an effective argument text set focused on high-interest topics
  • Create your own text set and access the text sets created by all other participants
  • Receive feedback on your final text set from a National Writing Project course facilitator


TIME COMMITMENT

  • July 29-August 8, 2022
  • 9 self-paced learning hours


Cost: $99

Enroll