KWP Summer PD Opportunities

While it is too late to apply for the Morehead Writing Project’s 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (our cohort has already been chosen), there is still time to apply for the 2015 Online Summer Institute.

In addition, the Kentucky Writing Project is offering a wide range of professional development opportunities:

Addressing the Needs of ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom (June 10-12, Lexington; June 15-17, Louisville; July 7-9, Louisville) will help classroom teachers interested in strategies that work for English learners as well as struggling writers. $75, 18 hours.

June 24-28 (General Butler State Park): Social Justice-Centered Classrooms: A Writing and Thinking Retreat (click link to download brochure) helps teachers make connections between the lessons of the Holocaust and current social justice issues. The retreat provides teachers with methods, materials, and time to write, further inquiry, and synthesize information from the seminar to build lessons/units that meet their classroom and district needs. $50 deposit with Fellowship application, 40 hours or 3 graduate credit hours.

July 7-10 (Louisville): SciJourn helps educators discover a unique method to engage teens in writing about science. This program includes stratefogies for both writing and research. $150, 24 hours.

July 8-10 (Ashland): Tech Academy helps educators (at every level and in every content area) integrate technology into literacy education. Registration details and additional locations forthcoming. $150, 18 hours.

July 13-15 (Louisville): New Voices Institute helps teachers learn how to engage students in playwriting with classroom-tested strategies that address speaking/listening, reading, and writing standards. In addition, teachers will be introduced to the “living newspaper” project which integrates research and content into the writing experience. $150, 18 hours.

For more information about these and other Kentucky Writing Project programs visit the KWP web site or contact KWP Director Jean Wolph ( or (502)852-4544