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Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE)

Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE)

Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE), a national academic excellence model for professional development, supports TK-12 schools and districts to implement an equity-centered, culturally and linguistically responsive writing approach in English and Spanish.  Aligned to the writing standards in the California Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects, WRITE prepares students for college, career, and civic participation. 

Through partnerships with schools, districts, and county offices, WRITE develops a network of leaders with a shared understanding of quality integrated literacy instruction. Join TK-12 teacher leaders across the state in a four-module online course to focus on equity-centered, research-based writing instruction.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Research Study:
Eric Haas, Julie Goldman & Christian Faltis (2018) Writing Practices for Mainstream Teachers of Middle School English Learners: Building on What We Know Works Effectively


Upcoming WRITE Institutes:

WRITE 101

This course introduces educators to culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices, with an emphasis on integrated literacy and writing instruction. During the four (4) synchronous two-hour meetings and applied projects, teacher leaders build their capacity to support site and district implementation through dynamic learning. The asynchronous course component (approximately one hour per week) includes readings, relevant online discussions and applied projects. 

This course is aligned to the CCSS Writing Standards and is designed to support teachers in the following content areas: ELA/ELD, Spanish/Spanish for Spanish Speakers, History/Social Science, Science, and CTE.

University course credit available.

Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct, 27, and Nov. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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WRITE 102

This course builds on WRITE 101 and culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, with an emphasis on integrated literacy, text types, and genres.During the four (4) synchronous two-hour meetings and applied projects, teacher leaders build their capacity to support site and district implementation through dynamic learning. The asynchronous course component (approximately one hour per week) includes readings, relevant online discussions and applied projects. 

This course is aligned to the CCSS Writing Standards and is designed to support teachers in the following content areas: ELA/ELD, Spanish/Spanish for Spanish Speakers, History/Social Science, Science, and CTE.

University course credit available.

Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, and March 9, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Register here


Multilingual California Project SDCOE WRITE Initiative Innovation 

The Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE) Initiative, a national academic excellence model for professional development, supports TK-12 schools and districts to implement an equity-centered, culturally and linguistically responsive writing approach in English and Spanish across instructional contexts. ​​Aligned to the writing standards in the California Common Core Standards for English/Spanish Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects and language development proficiency levels, WRITE prepares students for college, career, and civic participation. Through partnerships with schools, districts, and county offices, WRITE develops a network of leaders with a shared understanding of quality integrated literacy instruction.

Multilingual California Project SDCOE WRITE Initiative Innovation offerings:

MCaP WRITE Digital Academy. The MCaP WRITE Digital Academy is free, asynchronous professional learning available to educators working with English learners throughout the state in Structured English Immersion or Dual Language Immersion instructional programs. Participants will understand the key instructional practices to implement integrated literacy, in both English and Spanish, for language learners.

MCaP Stage 2+ and Stage 3. This professional learning series expands on culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices, with an emphasis on integrated literacy application and examples. During the synchronous sessions, participants will deepen their understanding and application of the integrated literacy approach. In the asynchronous course component, participants will build their capacity to support site and district implementation through shared projects and engaging dialogue. ONLY for partner districts and schools participating in the Multilingual California Project (MCaP).