Invitation to all Teachers K-16
- How can I keep lessons exciting?
- What's the best way to teach the Common Core Standards?
- How can I connect with colleagues to learn from them and get their support?
- How can I become active on a professional level with other teachers at the state and national levels?
- How can I earn graduate credits or even a graduate degree and receive a tuition stipend?
2015 Summer Institutes: (Note that to attend the Advanced Instiute you must have previously attended a National Writing Project Summer Institute):
NPWP Summer Institute
July 6 to 30, 2015
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NPWP Advanced Institute
July 13 to 30, 2015
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Choose a level of participation:
- Professional Development (no credits, no cost to you)
- Re-Certification Graduate Credits (6 Graduate Workshop credits, no cost to you)
- Graduate Credits for Promotion (6 graduate credits, stipend of $1,300 toward tuition of $1,900)
- M.Ed. Degree Credits (6 graduate credtis count toward the 31 credits for an MSU M.Ed. degree)
The cost to you is defrayed through state and federal funding recieved by NPWP and designated for the development of teachers. Again, both the Summer and Advanced Institutes offers several different ways to defray your expenses
- Professional Development, no credits and no cost to you
- Re-Certification, earn 6 graduate Workshop Credits at no cost to you (NPWP pays $300 for the 6 Workshop credits); credits may be used for promotion depnding on school district--check with your school
- Promotion or Graduate Non-Degree, earn 6 graduate credits (credits to be used for promotiion or for a graduate program other than MSU0 with NPWP paying you a $1,300 stipend to defray tuition costs (total MSU tuition is around $1,900)
- Graduate Credits for the MSU Master of Education Degree with a Concentration in English, 6 graduate credits that apply to the MSU Master of Education Degree Concentration in English with NPWP paying Summer and Advanced Institute participants a $1,300 stipend.
Institutes meet for 4 days a week (Think of that! You get a 3 day weekend). Each day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. It is not like a class or course. It is an Institute. During the day, there will be an
- 1 hour of writing and sharing, with everyone writing and sharing
- 1 hour of book discussion (one day a book on teaching writing, the next day a book on teaching reading), with everyone taking a turn leading a chapter discussion or trying out a writing or reading practice recommended by the book
- 1 1/2 hour of Demonstration, with everyone taking a turn at teaching a writing lesson developed for a writing unit
- 1/2 of Feedback on the writing lesson
- 1 hour 45 minutes of Writing Time (teachers will write 4 pieces: 1) Teaching Reflection, 2) Memoir Writing, 3) Inquiry Writing, 4) Creative Writing)
- 1 hour of Writing Group Feedback
- 15 minutes of Daily Reflection
Institutes also include Guest Demonstrations as well as a Social (which may include a Mystery Murder event), a Summer Theater night, a Wrtie around the City afternoon, a Bring a Teacher/Visitor luncheon,a Lake Stevens Retreat Day, and a Adventure Quest..
For more information contact:
Ron Fischer at 701-858-3174 or firstname.lastname@example.org