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The Northern Plains Writing Project: Teachers Teaching Teachers

Summer Institutes

Invitation to all Teachers

  • 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?

2016 Summer Institutes:

NPWP Summer Institute
June 20 - July 15, 2016
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Choose a level of participation:

  • Professional Development (no credits, no cost to you)
  • Graduate Credits for Non-Degree participant (6 graduate credits) NPWP covers 80% of the tuition cost and all on-campus housing during the institute.
  • M.Ed. Degree Credits (6 graduate credits count toward the 31 credits for an MSU M.Ed. degree)

The cost to you is defrayed through state and federal funding received 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
    • NPWP online Application is required for admission to the program
  • Promotion or Graduate Non-Degree, earn 6 graduate credits (credits to be used for promotion or for a graduate program other than MSU. NPWP covers 80% of the tuition cost and all on-campus housing during the institute.
    • NPWP online Application is required for admission to the program
    • Application must also be made to MSU graduate program Non-degree for credit which will require an application fee and a transcript of your highest degree
  • Concentration in English, 6 graduate credits that apply to the MSU Master of Education Degree Concentration in English. NPWP will cover up to 80% of tuition that is not covered by other financial aid or funding sources for participation in the Summer Institute.
    • NPWP online Application is required for admission to the program
    • Application must also be made to MSU Graduate Program for an M.Ed. with all supporting documents required by the graduate admissions process.

Institute Information:
The Institute is unlike any course or class you have taken. For the duration of the Institute, we meet 4 days per week from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm. The unique situation is that all of the leaders and participants are teachers, so it is a learning experience through discussion and cooperative reflection. A typical day includes:

  • Morning writing exercises
  • Book discussion on writing and reading pedagogy
  • Teaching demonstrations
  • Feedback on writing lesson and curriculum development

The foundation of the Summer Institute is a collaborative learning experience, which encourages a very social atmosphere.

For more information contact:
Ashley Bowen at 701-858-3174 or ashley.bowen@minotstateu.edu