This grant will support the development of standardized curricula for Teachers and Writers Collaborative’s (T&W) writing programs, as well as training for its writers. T&W writers have teaching experience and publication credits, and they partner with classroom teachers to design writing programs for general, ELL, special needs, and gifted/talented students. However, T&W does not have a standard curriculum or training model for its writers, which leads to unequal program quality across schools and also makes it difficult to assess program outcomes. Teachers and Writers Collaborative proposes to hire a consultant to help develop a new curricular framework that will have a consistent, sequential teaching path that leads to positive and measurable student outcomes.
Curricular Framework for Creative Writing Programs