Writing Project announces Summer Institute and informational mixer

February 08, 2011

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP), a National Writing Project site, is accepting applications for its Invitational Summer Institute 2011. The program is a six-credit graduate experience which supports teachers as professionals, researchers and writers.

This year, LVWP will host an informational mixer from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Allentown Brew Works (812 W. Hamilton St.). The mixer is free to educators who want to learn more about the Summer Institute.

The Invitational Summer Institute is a "teachers-teaching-teachers" model based on the belief that, through a process of collaborative inquiry, educators may better address the issues of today's classroom. Those who complete the Institute become Teacher Consultants (TCs) in the National Writing Project network.

The course schedule includes a pre-Institute class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Program classes will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday from June 27-July 21. Daily course work includes writing practice in a range of modes and genres; research into literacy practices; classroom demonstrations of writing instruction and assessment; reading and writing response groups; and classroom inquiry. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions, which will be held at the campus in Center Valley.

Tuition is $2,322 ($387/graduate credit). An information technology fee of $150 is required at the time of registration. For anyone covered by an employer tuition reimbursement plan, tuition deferment is available. A $500 stipend will be awarded to participants upon successful completion of the Institute experience.

All educators who are committed to renewal and growth of their professional lives may apply. The deadline for applications is April 1, and applicants will be selected and notified by April 22. Receive a $100 Amazon book voucher for applying by Feb. 25 (voucher awarded upon program acceptance). To download an application, visit www.lvwp.org.

For more information, contact Nancy Coco at 610-285-5026 or nxc4@psu.edu.

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Last Updated February 09, 2011