Summer Institute

Deadline extended: February 5th 2018

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 2018 now being accepted! 

When Is The Institute?

Pre-Institue Kick-Off: Friday, March 9, 5:00-8:30pm

Running Start: Saturday, April 14, 8:30am-3:30pm

Summer Dates: Monday, June 11 – Thursday, June 14; Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21; Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28 (8:30am – 3:30pm each day)


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


The application deadline has been extended to February 5th 2018.

Please Note

Those accepted into the Summer Institute are expected to attend all dates listed below (all dates are for 2018)

March 9: 5:00-8:30pm
April 14: 8:30am-3:30pm

June 11 – June 14;
June 18 – June 21;
June 25 – June 28
(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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