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.
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)
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)
Although some days might involve guest presenters, a typical day during Summer Institute could look like this:
9:00 Log: Review of previous day
9:15 Demonstration Lesson
10:45 Reading groups
12:45 Demonstration Lesson
2:15 Writing Groups