Online Summer Institute
The Morehead Writing Project will again offer an online Summer Institute which includes the option to earn up to six graduate credit hours (Eng 608 and Eng 609). We will create a community of writers which will engage in both personal and professional writing as well as create a professional development network which will foster our growth and development as teachers of writing as well as writers. This opportunity is open to educators at all levels and across all disciplines who are looking for new ideas to help their students become more effective writers and who are willing to work on their own writing. We want teachers who are open to examining their teaching practices and who are interested in learning how to incorporate writing into any subject area.
Our goal is to produce better teachers of writing by producing better writers among teachers. Participants are introduced to new and inventive teaching strategies, gain confidence and validation for their current best practices, and are treated to a collaborative community including fellowship, shared brainstorming and troubleshooting.
A former student’s views of the 2012 Online Summer Institute
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are interested. There are still a few openings for the Summer I session.
Literacy and Technology Inquiry Project
The Kentucky Writing Project is offering seven sessions of the Literacy and Technology Inquiry Project Summer Academy including a session June 17-19 at Morehead State University. The Tech Academy will feature using technology in ways that enhance student learning and literacy and will specifically feature the iPad Mini.
During the Tech Academy, Teacher Leaders will demonstrate projects integrating technology and literacy instruction, and engage participants in both learning the technology and designing applications for their own classrooms.
Price: $400 (includes an iPad Mini) or $100 bring-your-own iPad. Register soon. Limited enrollment.
Literacy and the Common Core Academies
Literacy and the Common Core Academies will be held in three locations including on e June 4-6 at the MSU Mt. Sterling Campus. These Academies will focus on meeting the challenge of the new standards in all content areas and will see to answer the question: How do we help all students reach the expected levels of performance on the Kentucky Core Academic Standards?
Each site will offer sessions that will prepare teachers to engage students in close reading of “tough” or complex texts and writing that focuses on making a claim, supporting it with evidence, and analyzing the evidence to demonstrate how it supports the claim. Teachers will have opportunities to develop plans and lessons focused on standards their students have struggled to meet.
Professional development provided by the Kentucky Team of the Literacy in the Common Core Initiative, as part of the National Writing Project’s partnership with the Gates Foundation. Recommended especially for grades 5-12; applicable to other levels as well.
Kentucky-Ohio Holocaust and Social Justice Education Seminar
Teachers are guided through an interactive workshop using survivor testimony, guest speakers, primary source documents, cultural experiences, and proven instructional materials. This seminar is intended to help teachers unpack the new national standards while promoting student accountability for their own roles on the stage of social justice.
Deadline to apply May 15.
Seminar June 10-15 @ Eastern Kentucky University
New Voices Institutes: Engaging Adolescents in Playwriting
Learn how narrative writing skills advance students’ college-and-career-readiness skills. Teacher consultants who have worked with Actors’ Theatre to engage students in playwriting will share classroom-tested strategies and materials in this exciting 3-day workshop. Your students will be invited to submit their plays to the New Voices contest in the fall. Winning selections are produced by Actors Theatre in April
Working with English Learners & Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students
The 2013 ELL Academy will focus on effective strategies to target the academic growth of English Learners in your classroom. LWP teacher leaders with expertise in ESL methodology will demonstrate research-based practices that have worked well in their classrooms. Participants will have time and access to a variety of resources to conduct research on specific needs of their schools.
Grammar for Teachers, P-12
Patti Slagle, Louisville Writing Project, will lead this session for P-12 teachers who are interested in brushing up their skills as they prepare to help students meet the new Common Core State Standards for Language.
June 10-13, 17-20, and 24-27