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Hawaii Writing Project accepting applications for summer institute

By Staff | Mar 19, 2015

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Writing Project is accepting applications for the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute held at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Teachers share and apply effective teaching strategies and explore their own writing at Hawaii Writing Project Invitational Summer Institutes.

Graduates then become teacher leaders at their school sites, sharing best educational practices with their colleagues during meetings and workshops.

The deadline for applications is June 15, but interested teachers are strongly encouraged to apply soon, since space is limited to 20 participants.

The Hawaii Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, whose goal is to improve writing instruction in schools across the nation and promote the use of writing as a tool for thinking and literacy learning across disciplines.

“Summer is the perfect time for teachers to refresh and re-discover the joys of writing,” said Marnie Masuda, Hawaii Writing Project director and UHMC English faculty member, “and the effects last far beyond the institute’s end. Participants become teacher consultants who can provide the motivation, literacy leadership and professional development needed to improve literacy in their own schools and complexes.”

This will be the fifth year the institute has been offered at UH Maui College. Workshops will cover current theory and research on the teaching of writing, writing study groups, writing demonstration lessons, and topics for teacher-research inquiry projects.

The institute is wholly supported through the National Writing Project Teacher Leadership SEED grant and is free to all selected participants.

To receive an application form or learn more about the institute, contact Marnie Masuda at (808) 984-3435 or marniem@hawaii.edu.