Program Consultation Services

Professional Development and Consulting

The National Writing Project (NWP) approach to improving teaching is a research-based professional development focused on improving student achievement in all areas. The Central West Virginia Writing Project at Marshall University offers a range of professional development sessions for teachers and administrators to support writing and literacy.  We are able assist teachers and administrators with developing and evaluating writing programs, planning curriculum indicatives to meet state standards and can develop and deliver customized professional development to meet the need or particular schools and counties.

Dates and Locations

Sessions can be held at Marshall University or at local sites.

Costs and Procedures

All rates are based on a 20-participant maximum. Larger groups can be accommodated at an additional $50.00 per hour for each additional 5 participants.

Sample Costs

Half-day workshop (~3 hours): $500.00

Full-day workshop (~6 hours): $1,000.00

Workshop Series (15 hours):$3,000.00

Presenter fees include collaboration with professional development coordinator, presenters’ preparation and travel time, and presentation materials

Federal Funding

Federal funding supports contracting or partnering with CWVWP. WV plan for Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes the need for intensive professional development.

Title I Part A

  • Professional development and mentor programs for Title I schools and teachers

Title II, Part A

  • Professional development for helping teachers meet federal teacher requirements
  • Professional development in subject-matter knowledge and improving teaching skills
  • Mentoring and professional development for mentors.

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