Invitational Summer and Fall Institute Would you like to improve your own writing and learn more about the teaching of writing? Do you see yourself as a teacher of teachers or would you like to be? The Southern Maine Writing Project welcomes applications for the 2017 Invitational Summer/Fall Institute at the University of Southern Maine. The institute is an opportunity to look closely at your own writing and student writing, to talk with colleagues about issues and ideas in the teaching of literacy, to explore writing in a digital age, to work toward becoming teacher leaders, and to share classroom practices or activities.
Here's What Teachers Are Saying about the Institute...
"The summer institute was the experience of a lifetime. I am leaving, after four weeks, as a better teacher and a better writer. I think ALL teachers--veterans and newbies--should take this course. It truly is an eye opener." - Renee Liepold
"Loved it! One of the most effective courses I've ever taken." - Don Weafer, III
"This was the best professional development experience I can imagine. It validated our expertise as classroom teachers and taught us things that were truly useful." - Brigid Franey
"This class was a fine example of a professional community." - Julia Brandon
"The Institute provided an engaging and helpful professional experience that I will never forget." - Amy Viara
"I left SMWP's Summer Institute with more energy for teaching than I have ever had. I couldn’t wait to get back to my students and let them in on the secret, too—we’re all writers. I just had to help them see how." - Bailey Means
"This was an incredible class! The amount of technology was perfect for the 21st century." - Judith Huot
"The ISFI develops our discipline & self- confidence as writers.” Alan Cartwright
The Southern Maine Writing Project will not run the 2018 Invitational Summer/Fall Writing Institute. Quick Facts:
Course Credit: 6-credit graduate institute, divided into two three-credit courses taken in sequence
Estimated Total Cost: Based on USM tuition/fees (2014 costs = $2280 tuition, $303 fees)*