The Morehead Writing Project has planned an exciting Spring full of writing, learning, and growth and there is still opportunity to join our ranks so that you can benefit from the best professional development available and enjoy amazing opportunities for you and your students. When you do not apply to a Morehead Writing Project Summer Institute then you miss out on amazing programs like these:
- Tween Writers Day Out (March 17)
- Writing Retreat (April 1)
- Teen Writers Day Out (April 10)
- Inquiry Showcase (May 6)
- College Ready Writers Program Kick-Off (TBA)
The Morehead Writing Project is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Invitational Summer Institute Fellowships, but time is running out to apply for this cohort. While there is still plenty of time to sign up for our 2017 Open Online Summer Institute, now is the time to talk with administrators about funding.
Both programs offer teachers from kindergarten through college the unique professional and personal growth experience offered by the National Writing Project. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to select teachers and include a stipend as well as the professional development. The Online Summer Institute is open to all interested educators, but requires a registration fee.
National Writing Project professional development is among the most powerful and effective available today. National studies have shown that the students of NWP teachers outperform the students of non-NWP teachers on tests and are more competent and confident writers in general. These studies demonstrate that professional development programs designed and delivered by NWP sites have a positive effect on the writing achievement of students across grade levels, schools, and contexts.
Participation in a National Writing Project Summer Institute confers membership in an amazing network of educators and opens the door to many leadership and growth opportunities as well as wonderful opportunities for your students to participate in our community activities. You can also earn graduate credit through both summer institutes.