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UWM Writing Project Offering Invitational Summer Institute for Teachers

MILWAUKEE—The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Writing Project will hold its fifth Invitational Summer Writing Institute for teachers June 18 - July 19. The summer institute is designed to support teacher leaders as they improve their teaching strategies and their own writing. At the institute, teachers from all levels of instruction, across all disciplines, will work together to develop ways to improve student writing.

“Writing is as fundamental to learning in science, mathematics and history as it is to English language arts,” says Karen Kelley, assistant professor of education and one of two UWM faculty members coordinating the institute, which is part of the UWM Writing Project. The Writing Project, based in UWM’s School of Education, is the newest of three Wisconsin locations for the National Writing Project, a network of more than 200 university-based professional development programs in the United States.

The goal of the Invitational Summer Writing Institute is to allow teachers to engage in writing, reflect on their writing, study with other successful writing teachers and prepare to become writing teacher-leaders in their own districts, according to Donna Pasternak, assistant professor of education and co-university director of the writing project.

Participants can earn six graduate credits through UWM’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Scholarships are available. For an application for the institute or a scholarship, contact uwmwp@uwm.edu Deadline is Feb. 24, 2012. to


In the News
Link to UWMWP teacher-consultant Andrea Heckner's "Writing Our Way to Success" article, April 2012.
Link to "Ed Line" magazine article, Fall 2010.
Link to "Ed Line" magazine article, Fall 2009.
Link to "Ed Line" magazine article, Fall 2008.
to WCTE Newsletter announcing UWMWP's Invitational Summer Institute.