Summer Institute


Deadline for applications is January 31, 2017

Download your application here: in PDF format or in MS Word format.

The Central Utah Writing Project sponsors an annual summer institute where teachers who are interested in writing and writing pedagogy come together for three weeks of insightful instruction and reflection. During the institute, teachers demonstrate best practice, read and discuss research, and write and respond to others’ writing.

As a participant in a summer institute, you will gather more ideas and better strategies for teaching writing, share in collegial relationships with other teachers, earn credits or professional development points, and receive some new books.

The video embedded above, showing comments from some past Summer Institute participants, should help you understand what the Summer Institute is all about and why it’s at the heart of the Central Utah Writing Project’s efforts to improve writing and writing instruction.

Applications for 2017 now being accepted! 

When Is The Institute?

Pre-Institue Kick-Off: Friday, March 10, 5:00-9:00pm

Running Start: Saturday, April 22, 8:00am-4:00pm

Summer Dates: Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, June 9; Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15; Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 (8:30am – 3:30pm each day)


Alpine School District Professional Development Center
575 N. 100 E. American Fork, UT 84003


The application deadline is January 27, 2017.

Please Note

Those accepted into the Summer Institute are expected to attend all dates listed below (all dates are for 2017)

March 10: 5:00-9:00pm
April 22: 8:00am-4:00pm

June 6 –June 9: (8:30am – 3:30pm each day)
June 12 –June 15: 
(8:30am – 3:30pm each day)
June 19 –June 22: 
(8:30am – 3:30pm each day)

How To Apply

Applications are available here in PDF format (right-click the link and select “Save As…”) or in MS Word format.
Email completed applications to

What You Get

  • Become a member of CUWP
  • Gather more ideas and better strategies for teaching writing
  • Earn 6 credits or professional development points
  • Share the associations with other teachers
  • Time to write and think about writing instruction
  • Receive new books
  • Food, Friendships and Fun!

What You Can Expect

Although some days might involve guest presenters, a typical day during Summer Institute could look like this:

8:30    Free-write/Share
9:00    Log: Review of previous day
9:15    Demonstration Lesson
10:15  De-briefing
10:30  Break
10:45  Reading groups
12:00  Lunch
12:45  Demonstration Lesson
1:45    Debriefing
2:00    Break
2:15    Writing Groups


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