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IAWP Invitational Summer Institute


Invitational Summer Institute (ISI)

What is the Invitational Summer Institute?

The Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is a unique year-long professional learning experience based on teachers teaching teachers by developing, honing, and sharing expertise in the teaching of writing in all genres and across the disciplines, K-University. It is granted as a fellowship to select educators to invest in their professional learning, so there is no cost to districts, schools, or participants. However, space is limited.

The Inland Area Writing Project hosts an Invitational Summer Institute every other year.  The next one will take place in Summer 2018.

 

Download the ISI flyer here 

 

What Happens During the Invitational Summer Institute?

In a university setting and a collegial atmosphere, you will have the unique professional learning opportunity to:

 

❖     Experience professional renewal in your approaches to teaching writing in all genres across the disciplines, K-University

❖     Explore the ELA/ELD Framework and the new standards, modes of formative assessment, and digital literacy tools that promote student learning

❖     Participate in a professional community that provides sustained support in your writing, research, and implementation of new-standards-based curricula in your classrooms

❖     Write extensively in personal and professional contexts and for various purposes and audiences

❖     Share effective practices in writing instruction and learn from others’ approaches in a collegial atmosphere

❖     Hone your leadership skills by participating in Focus Groups, planning and presenting at IAWP’s Annual Conference

❖     Publish your work in a variety of settings (e.g. IAWP’s Annual Conference, CATE Conference, NWP Anthology)

❖     Earn up to eight (8) units of continuing education credit at approximately $70/unit. You will receive a $600 stipend.

 

Participation in the ISI is a fellowship; therefore, there is no cost to the district, the school, or the individual participant. Space is limited to qualifying educators. Please apply as soon as possible.


What happens after the Invitational Summer Institute?

At the conclusion of the ISI, you will have a plethora of professional growth opportunities through the Inland Area Writing Project.  You will become a teacher leader in the IAWP, the California Writing Project (CWP), and the National Writing Project (NWP). You will be eligible to lead IAWP professional learning initiatives in local, state, and national contexts. You will also continue to receive sustained support within an established cadre of Writing Project professionals in the form of a Professional Learning Community.

 

What are the dates for the 2016 Invitational Summer Institute?

Please let us know if you are interested in applying, but have scheduling conflicts.

 

Application Deadline

▪       March 31, 2016

 

Selection Interview

▪      April 6 OR 7, 2016: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (please keep both of these available until further notice)

 

Pre-Institute Meetings

 

▪      April 30, 2016: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AND

▪      May 14, 2016: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

 

Invitational Summer Institute – ISI (Main Institute)

▪      Week 1: Tuesday, June 14- Friday, June 17: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

▪      Week 2: Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

▪      Week 3: Monday, June 27-Wednesday, June 29: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

 

Five Follow-Up Meetings in 2016-2017 School Year

 

Dates to be determined for:

▪      September and December 2016

▪      January and March 2017

▪      April 2017 (IAWP Annual Conference)

 

How do I apply for the 2016 Invitational Summer Institute by March 31, 2016?

 

  1. Download and fill out an “Application for the 2016 Invitational Summer Institute”

Link: http://goo.gl/forms/BM2Za7u64P

 

  1. Email the following to iawp@ucr.edu:

 

a)    Résumé/Teacher biography

 

b)    Personal Statement: Please describe yourself as a writer, your philosophy of teaching writing, your approaches to different student groups, your professional development goals, and the specific inquiries into the teaching of writing that you would like to investigate in consideration of California’s new standards.

 

c) One letter of recommendation:  Letter from a Writing Project Teacher Consultant, administrator, or other educator qualified to comment on your teaching and professional work.  You may attach it to your application or send it separately. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact IAWP at: iawp@ucr.edu or (951) 827 3666.

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