Summer Professional Development

The Morehead Writing Project will offer two unique professional development opportunities for teachers this summer.

First, we will again offer our Online Summer Institute which is open to instructors across content areas from kindergarten through college. The National Writing Project Summer Institute model has been proven by research to support teacher development. Our unique model supports educators as writers, reflective practitioners, researchers, and leaders. Participants will receive a variety of writing prompts, mini lessons, and activities as well as the support to adapt these materials to their unique classroom context. In addition, the online summer institute makes extensive use of technology to support writing instruction, student engagement and publication, and classroom community. Participants have the option to earn either graduate credit hours or professional development credit. This intensive asynchronous experience will be offered fully online during the month of July; however, interested participants will be encouraged to continue on a path to National Writing Project leadership.

Second, we are offering a Professional Development Fellowship embedded within our Summer Writing Camps. The Fellowship will include supported experience running writing conferences with student writers, experience with the writing workshop model, and opportunity to develop writing prompts, mini lessons, and activities with a coach. In addition, participants will use technology to support writing instruction and student publication and develop models for supporting student engagement and classroom community as well as fostering parent relationships under the direction of a National Writing Project mentor. Each fellowship will require working with the assigned camp (we will work to match fellows with the appropriate camp and mentor) for 25 hours as well as consultations with the NWP mentor by arrangement.

In addition, we are working with the Kentucky Writing Project to offer a range of Summer Academies on specific topics: