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PD & Consulting

Current Offerings

WMWP works directly with administrators to design professional development and consulting programs to meet the specific needs and demands of schools and districts. Download our professional development brochure.
Read an overview of WMWP's two-part course Reaching and Teaching All Learners: Supporting ELLs & Students with Diverse Learning Styles, which fulfills the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's recertification requirements (15 PDPs on working with ELLs and 15 PDPs on working with diverse learners).

Read a description of WMWP's College, Career, and Community Writers Program, which focuses on the teaching and learning of effective argument writing in all disciplines. 

WMWP also offers three approved DESE professional development courses, all of which are relevant to teachers across the disciplines:

  • Principles and Practices of Effective Literacy Curriculum Design
  • Teaching Informative and Persuasive Writing
  • Reading and Teaching Literary Nonfiction and Informational Texts