NWPNH Special Focus Institutes 2016
All of the institutes run on the same guiding principles of experience, practice, knowledge and reflection. Sessions will be held on the campus of Plymouth State University or the PSU Concord location. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. All institutes are facilitated by writing project teacher consultants, leaders who integrate theory, research, and practice into all the sessions. Contact Dr. Petersen if you plan to enroll to receive graduate credit for your summer institute experience.
Writing Across the Curriculum: This institute will focus on introducing strategies to implement writing in all content areas across grade levels. Participants will learn strategies to develop writing assignments that help students learn content, meet Common Core Standards, and help teachers measure student understanding. We will also look at when and how to assess writing activities in content area classes. Work includes narrative, argumentative and informative writing. Teachers will have a chance to customize their approaches for use in their classes. Cost is $300 per participant. Participants can register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate. Class is offered July 11-15 9:00-4:00.
Writing Children’s Literature: This institute will introduce participants to the world of children’s literature. We will read and write young adult, middle grade and picture book pieces over the duration of this institute. We will also read and discuss articles, excerpts from books and blog posts from kid lit experts. Critiquing each other’s work in progress will be a key component of the institute. Participants may register for 3 graduate credits at a reduced rate. Jun 27- Full day (9-4), July 5,7,12,14,19 and 26 6-9 pm
Invitational Institute for Teachers of Writing: This is the flagship program of the writing project. This five-seek intensive institute runs from June 27 to July 28. Experienced teachers gather to demonstrate their practices, share their writing, and learn about the latest research in the teaching of writing. It is open to teachers at all levels in all disciplines. Housing or mileage stipend is provided and teachers register for 6 or 9 graduate credits at a reduced rate. This program requires an application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Writing Our Communities: This special focus institute runs on the same principles that guide the National Writing Project invitational institute. It is designed for teachers who would like to gain a thorough background in teaching place-based writing to their students. It is open to all teachers and other interested parties. The cost for the institute is $300. Participants can register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate. This institute runs July 18-20 AND July 25-27 from 9:00 am– 3:00 pm in Plymouth.
Open Institute for Teachers of Writing This summer institute is designed for teachers who would like to gain a thorough background in the teaching of writing with practical applications they can use in their classrooms. Participants write, respond to other’s writing, and reflect on how this experience informs their thinking about their teaching. They do guided re-search on a topic related to their teaching, and devise, practice, and workshop strategies for classroom use. The cost is $300. Six graduate credits are available at a reduced cost per credit. Offered June 27–July 16 9:00–4:00 Monday-Thursday
Group rates available for five or more teachers from the same school or district. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Plymouth State University is also offering credit for The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching
Make these programs part of a graduate degree in Literacy and the Teaching of Writing