The Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, is dedicated to improving students’ writing by strengthening the teaching and learning of writing, providing professional development programs for classroom teachers and expanding the professional roles of teachers.
The CWP – Fairfield Invitational Summer Institute uses the model of teachers teaching teachers and has trained more than 350 teachers, kindergarten through college. In addition, CWP – Fairfield off
ers to a wide audience of educators a rich assortment of programs, including nationally recognized speakers on reading, writing and learning issues, Young Writers Institutes and Writers Retreats.
The Connecticut Writing Project was designated a Center for Excellence by the Connecticut State Legislature in 1986 and shares with other Writing Project sites the Carnegie Corporartion od New York’s evaluation as the “best large-scale effort to improve composition instruction now in operation in this country”.