Students preparing for an elementary school outreach workshop.

CW Cornerstones/Objectives

Heightened awareness/ways of seeing—Learn to cultivate effective writing by becoming adept at seeing diverse perspectives and exploring how observation and introspection are both vital to artistic pursuit

Develop, honor and celebrate students’ voices—Both verbally and in writing, students will share and critique work, and will engage with one another’s writing in a variety of capacities.

Meeting deadlines/working independently—Through learning contracts, a variety of assignments and projects, students will work independently to meet deadlines.

Development of diverse writing styles/forms—Students will engage in a variety of diverse writing activities which will allow them to learn new elements of craft, in order to sculpt, experiment with, and develop their art of writing.

Inspiration/Reverence—Students will develop a repertoire of reading alongside writing, as well as explicate a variety of examples from classic authors to contemporary writers in order to discuss talent in craft and model examples of excellent writing.

Artistic risks—Students will engage in writing that’s associated with other art forms. Students will participate in multidisciplinary artistic projects to both hone their collaboration skills and to learn to appreciate a broad background of artistic endeavor.