As the zombie apocalypse looms ever closer, the Central Utah writing project is in desperate need of fresh brains to help fuel the relentless needs of Dr. Crowe. Sometimes Deborah Dean, the founder and head of Central Utah Writing Project, cannot come to CUWP meetings. In the wake of her absence, Dr. Crowe has grown increasingly impatient with us humans. To help ward off his attacks, CUWPers built a cage, but we need reinforcements soon.
*If you don’t have room for paper and writing instruments, that is o.k. Just don’t forget to bring
food your brains.
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.
Steve Haslam captured the video embedded above which shows footage of zombie CUWPers in their natural habitat–mostly sitting around tables, talking and writing stuff. The grotesque footage should help you understand what the Summer Institute is all about.
Running Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 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)
Those accepted into the Summer Institute are willingly sacrificing themselves to feed the savage hunger of Chris Crowe. As a sacrificial offering, victims will be eaten. You will die. But CUWP thanks you for your sacrifice. Cheers.
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