Online Summer Institute Will Help You Grow As A Teacher And A Writer

The Morehead Writing Project will again offer its Online Summer Institute in 2020. In addition to the considerable benefits of research-proven National Writing Project professional development, MWP’s Online Summer Institute will help you develop an understanding of online instruction, project-based learning, and gamification. Educators will participate in a writing workshop, build a resource collection, and pursue a passion project for their classroom as well as use a variety of online tools including the Google suite.

“This is our ninth year offering an Online Summer Institute,” said Dr. Deanna Mascle, Morehead Writing Project Site Director. “We are always excited to bring a new group of educators into the work.”

The MWP Online Summer Institute is open to all educators from kindergarten through college and across all content areas. It will take place during the Summer I (June 8-July 2) session at Morehead State University. The Summer Institute will be offered asynchronously with activities focused on building community and developing the teacher as writer, leader, reflective practitioner, and researcher. At the conclusion of the Summer Institute teachers will receive 36 hours of professional development credit or graduate credit depending on their enrollment. Space is limited and the cost per participant is $1,000 for professional development.

Participants interested in graduate credit can enroll in Eng 608 and/or Eng 609 through Morehead State University Graduate School (MSU students enrolled in one or both of these classes do not need to pay the $1,000 participant fee). Educators interested in participating in the 2020 Online Summer Institute offered by the Morehead Writing Project should contact Morehead Writing Project Director Deanna Mascle  ( to make arrangements.

“I attended my first Summer Institute in 2008 and I started leading Online Summer Institutes in 2012, “Mascle said. “And every summer it is still fun and every time I learn something new as well as meet some wonderful new people. The Writing Project made me a better teacher and continues to support my journey. I love bringing others onto that journey as well.” Read how the writing project changed one teacher’s life and might change yours.

As a part of the Kentucky Writing Project network, the Morehead Writing Project is a preferred provider for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant and the FY20 Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy grant. Our professional development credit is available for both teachers and administrators.