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Upcoming Programs


Fall 2015

WMWP Leadership Meetings
Wednesday, September 16, 4:15-6 p.m. Five Colleges, Inc., Spring Street, Amherst; winter and spring dates and locations TBA.
WMWP leadership meetings—open to all WMWP teacher-consultants—are held for the purpose of reviewing ongoing programs, planning future programs, and discussing issues of importance to teachers, including the WMWP inquiry theme for the year, to be decided at the September meeting.

Teachers as Writers Contest
Deadline: Tuesday, December 1. Submission guidelines are available at
WMWP invites all Massachusetts educators to submit manuscripts of up to 750 words for its annual Teachers as Writers Contest. Winner receives a gift certificate for WMWP programs and publication in the newsletter.

Spring 2016

Reaching and Teaching All Learners: ELL/SPED Workshops/Grad Course
Mondays: January 11 and 25, February 8 and 22, March 7 (ELL portion); March 28, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23 (SPED portion); June 6 (synthesis); 4-7 p.m. Boland School, Springfield. To register, click Program Registration above.
This program consists of two 15-hour workshops that fulfill the Massachusetts DESE requirement that all teachers renewing their licenses earn at least 15 PDPs related to supporting ELLs and at least 15 PDPs related to students with disabilities and diverse learning styles. Teachers may enroll in either part for 15 PDPs or both for 3 credits. The full course may be counted as an elective in the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing Program. $150 for one 15-PDP workshop series (ELL or SPED), $250 for entire course. $345 additional for 3 UMass credits.

WMWP Spring Symposium
Thursday, March 24, 4-8 p.m. Westfield State University. Save the date! Details TBA.

Summer 2016
WMWP Summer Institute
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Orientation day June 4, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Read more.