2013 Summer Institute is May 11 and June 3-13

Calling all excellent teachers in West Tennessee!

The Invitational Summer Institute is back, now in its official 20th year! The Dates are May 11 and June 3-13, 2013. 52 Renewal Points and a stipend will be awarded to teachers who complete the institute, all funded by a SEED grant from the National Writing Project.  Here are the quick details in MS Word:  Summer Institute 2013 details

Here is the brochure in PDF: WTWP_summer institute 2013 brochure

And here is the application form: WTWP_SI_2013 Application

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2013.


Wrap up of 2012 Summer Institute

Eight teachers earned 52 Renewal Points at UT-Martin by participating in the 20th Invitational Summer Institute of the West Tennessee Writing Project, May 12 and June 4 -­ June 14, 2012.  Teachers shared demonstrations on using writing across the curriculum, learned how to incorporate more technology in their teaching, and honed their writing skills in small peer groups.  Teachers participating were from the West Tennessee Counties of Carroll, Dyer, Lauderdale, Madison, and Weakley.  Doug Billings, from Lauderdale Middle School, was the co-facilitator of the group.  The group will meet again in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 for Saturday follow-ups to share new writing, new teaching strategies, and updates on teacher inquiry.