Cherokee Rose Writing Project
Housed within the College of Education at the University of West Georgia, The Cherokee Rose Writing Project is a branch of the National Writing Project. Our mission is to serve teachers across disciplines and at all grade levels, early childhood through university, by providing professional development, developing resources, generating research, and acting on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. We design and deliver customized professional learning for local schools, districts, and institutions of higher education.
We believe that writing can and should be taught, not simply assigned, at every grade level and in all content areas. Further, we believe that there is no single correct approach to teaching writing although some practices prove to be more effective than others. We also believe that teachers who are well informed and effective in their practice can be successful teachers of other teachers as well as partners in educational research, development, and implementation.
Our name, Cherokee Rose Writing Project (CRWP), is descriptive of the region and invokes close associations with the land of mid-west Georgia. The Cherokee Rose, our state flower, metaphorically symbolizes not only new beginnings from the blooms in spring and summer but evokes the rich history of the indigenous people who originally inhabited this area. Accordingly, we expect CRWP to provide a strong framework for dialogue upon which educators in schools and districts with diverse needs will strengthen collegiality with ingenuity and flexibility.
We hope you will participate in our upcoming events!