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Summer Institute

Each summer, exemplary teachers come together in a four-week long invitational summer institute where they demonstrate and examine their classroom practice, study the latest research about teaching writing, explore best practices, develop their own writing skills, and network with an expanding diverse writing community. All of this takes place in a warm writing community that includes great food, interesting conversations, and exciting field trips. As a result of these activities, teachers are better prepared for their own classrooms and for teaching other teachers.

"UWP has impacted my instruction of writing greatly. By applying the skills and instruction from classes I took through the UWP, I was made aware of my areas of weakness and strengths as a writing teacher. Also, because of the opportunities afforded me by the UWP, I am able to engage and share with other writing teachers across the country. "
Summer Institute 2014
Summer Institute 2014
Summer Institute 2014

This teachers-teaching-teachers idea is the heart of the Writing Project. Our Summer Institute is held during June. Selected teachers will receive a scholarship for three graduate credits and books, plus the opportunity to become a member of a network of educational leaders.

The Summer Institute application can submitted online at: tinyurl.com/uwpsi2017 or download the brochure here. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017.