Upcoming Events


Book Study Groups

Looking for a way to stay connected professionally? Want to collaborate with teachers from schools around the area? Then consider joining one of our book study groups. We have some diverse book choices this year ranging from a few "classic texts" to some more general educational texts.  If you think you might like to participate in this fun and fulfilling professional development opportunity, please let us know by filling out this form. Study groups will begin meeting in late October or early November.


Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards 

The 2016 Scholastic Writing Awards will open September 15 and will accept submissions from all students grades 7-12. Please encourage student writers to develop and polish one or more of their works as a contest entry.  Please follow the directions to register here: http://writingproject.missouristate.edu/scholastic/.  New this year – payments will be made online.  If you have questions or would like flyers to pass out to students, contact Kate Willaredt (kate@gkcwp.org). Students who win state gold or silver key awards will be honored at a reception and reading at the Write to Learn Conference at Tan-Tar-A on February  25, 2016. This is an awesome event for teachers, family, and students. Over 500 attended last year. This year’s reception is sponsored by Missouri State University’s College of Arts and Letters. The mission of the college is to “Unite Passion and Creativity." More information is available at this site, including writing from past winners: http://writingproject.missouristate.edu/scholastic/

 Write to Learn Conference

Write to Learn Conference will be held Feb. 25-27, 2016 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. This year’s speakers include Jennifer Jacobson, Kate Messner, Meenoo Rami, Taylor Mali, Tanny McGregor, John Schumacher, children’s and YA author Adam Gidwitz, and Ron Clark. Presenters are still needed for the breakout sessions. Please consider submitting a proposal using this link to the online proposal form and be sure to identify yourself as a GWP teacher consultant! Presenters get the satisfaction of sharing with their peers, a presentation credit to add to their resumes, and a discounted registration fee.