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(If sending as an e-mail attachment, please send in Microsoft Word format.)
A brief vita or resume which includes the following information: name, home address, school address, phone numbers, e-mail address, educational background, teaching, professional development, and/or any writing experience.
On a separate page, describe how you teach writing and/or use writing as a learning tool in your classroom. In a paragraph or two, focus on an approach, a lesson, or an assignment that you think really worked. Please also tell us about your students, your classroom, and the community in which you teach.
The Summer Institute is selective, so please take time to write this description carefully.
Please Note!! Applications are NOT complete until the two items described above (the resume and writing narrative) are sent to:
email@example.com (in Microsoft Word attachment)
Joseph McCaleb, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Benjamin Bldg 2311, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
The University of Maryland Writing Project Summer Institute
The University of Maryland Writing Project Summer Institute We’re excited to announce that our Summer Institute for 2013 will be located at the University System in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The dates for our 2013 Summer Institute are June 17-28, 9-3 M-Th.
An Orientation time and a follow-up time will be added as planning develops.
Directions to USMD-Hagerstown
For additional featured attractions of the University of Maryland Writing Project go to http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/CLLC/mdwritproj.html
Joseph McCaleb & Patricia Lambert Stock
University of Maryland Writing Project
Summer Institute of UMdWP
June 17-28, 2013
The University of Maryland Writing Project (UMdWP) at the University of Maryland College Park is now accepting applications for the 2013 invitational Summer Institute. We invite teachers, kindergarten through college, throughout the College Park area, to consider applying. Please read the information below carefully to ensure a good match between your experience and interests and the purposes of the institute.
The Writing Project is dedicated to improving students' writing and learning in kindergarten through university classrooms. The Invitational Summer Institute is the centerpiece of the Writing Project's work with teachers. We bring together up to 10-15 experienced teachers and administrators, K-college in all subject areas, to share their knowledge and productive teaching practices and to make knowledge about and instructional practices for how writing can best be taught and used in the classroom. The SI provides opportunities for teachers to develop and demonstrate dialogic writing and meaningful communication.
Who should apply?
Fully credentialed teachers with interest and experience in teaching writing (most participants have at least three years of teaching experience.)
The Institute involves completing 3 graduate credits through UMCP. Partial fellowships and stipends toward tuition costs are often awarded.
The heart of the institute is the opportunity to experience and reflect on successful classroom practices in teaching writing and using writing to learn. In a highly collaborative setting, we will share our teaching practices, examine current research in the field, hear from guest speakers and engage in personal and professional writing. In doing so, we will look closely at effective teaching strategies in a wide range of areas, such as:
Teaching academic writing
Using writing to advance multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning
Teaching English Language Learners
Addressing issues of equity
Incorporating technology for 21st Century Literacies
At the conclusion of the Summer Institute, Fellows become Writing Project Teacher Consultants and part of the Writing Project community — a lively, collegial network that offers resources and programs for continued professional growth. Teacher Consultants also have leadership opportunities in a range of National Writing Project activities which typically include: professional development programs, summer programs for teachers, Young Writers' Camps, teacher research programs, Saturday Seminar sessions, special interest groups and more.
We invite you to apply for the Summer Institute. Come to…
• deepen your understanding of literacy instruction
• reflect on your beliefs and practices • discover and enrich yourself as a writer
• prepare and share your expertise with other teachers
• join a network of professional colleagues
• revitalize and renew yourself
The application process includes submitting two items:
1) A brief vita or resume which includes the following information: name, home address, school address, phone numbers, e-mail address, educational background, teaching, professional development, and/or any writing experience.
2) A description of how you teach writing and/or use writing as a learning tool in your classroom. In a paragraph or two, focus on an approach, a lesson, or an assignment that you think really worked. Please also tell us about your students, your classroom, and the community in which you teach.
In a follow-up conversation, we discuss with selected applicants their teaching practices and examples of student work. We may also contact school principals. The Summer Institute is selective, so please take time to write this description carefully.
Candidates will be notified of fellowship awards after selection.
Send application materials NOW in an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word to Joseph McCaleb at firstname.lastname@example.org