2016 EVWP Summer Writing Institute

What will participants gain?

The summer invitational institute provides participants with a number of benefits including:

  • Three hours of academic graduate credit from The College of William and Mary

  • Improved skills for teaching writing

  • Development of personal writing skills

  • Training as a 'teacher-consultant,' enabling you to assume an instructional leadership role among colleagues

  • A unique working relationship with other Virginia teachers that will result in an exchange of ideas about teaching writing

  • Membership in the National Writing Project organization

  • Tuition paid for by EVWP

Who should apply?

Full-time K-12 teachers, resource specialists and administrators, and community college faculty who:

  • Wish to enhance their knowledge of the theory and practice of teaching writing in their classrooms

  • Wish to learn more about reading/writing connections

  • Wish to develop their personal writing skills

  • Are willing to share their knowledge and expertise about writing with colleagues in their school divisions

When is the 2016 Summer Institute?
The institute will begin with a kick-off session on June 27, from 9 - 12.  
Then, regular institute hours will be from 9:00-3:00 on July 5 - July 27, Monday - Friday at The College of William and Mary.

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Reflections from previous participants

"My teaching of writing will change, because I have changed. I no longer see writing as something that I have to teach, but something that I GET to teach!"

"Within my content area, I have a better sense of the possibilities of encouraging student connection with content by exploring the creative writing opportunities which will engage the students' imagination and depth of understanding."

"Now more than ever, I am acutely aware of personal trials as they relate to the writing process. I can use that knowledge to inform my choice of assignments and scaffolding that needs to be in place in order for my students to succeed."

A Day in the Life of the Summer Institute

Catch a glimpse of daily activities.