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Writing Institutes for Teachers

All PSWP institutes welcome K-16 teachers who want to deepen their knowledge about the teaching of writing. Teachers will have the opportunity to practice their own writing, investigate an educational topic of your choice related to writing, share your teaching strategies, and learn efficient strategies from other teachers.

Summer 2015:

PSWP Reading and Writing Institute
Based on the National Writing Project model, this institute places an emphasis on developing teachers as writers, teachers of reading, instructional leaders, and PLC or department facilitators. Participants gain strategies for teaching the Common Core elements of close reading, discussion of texts, and writing to explain, argue, and create. The focus is hands-on, inquiry-based practice, and immediately useful in the classroom. To increase our reflective teaching practice, we engage in classroom research over the following year, collaborating during the follow-up Saturday classes.
Participants will receive 10 credits upon completion of the class. Cost is $850. Meeting times are from 8:30am-3:30pm, M-F, June 29th-July 10th, PLUS seven Saturdays during the 2015-16 school year. Instructors will be the PSWP directors, Holly Stein and Bob McNamara.
PSWP Writing Workshop
One of the pillars of the National Writing Project is that teachers of writing should write. In this class we immerse ourselves in the writing workshop, focusing on ourselves as writers. We spend time writing, working in writing groups, sharing craft lessons, and reflecting on our writing process. Genre for your writing is open; craft lessons focus on memoir, article writing, and fiction. We welcome anyone who teaches.
Participants will receive 3 credits upon completion of the class. Cost is $450. Meeting times are from 8:30am-12:30pm, M-Th, July 13th-16th and July 20th-23rd. Instructors will be Holly Stein and Kim Norton.
PSWP Reading and Writing in ELA and Social Studies
This class focuses on language arts and social studies content and how to approach the new thinking and skill demands of the Common Core. We explore strategies for teaching students to think, read, and write in English, social studies, and/or humanities classes. This engaging class is inquiry-based, hands-on, and practical.
Participants will receive 6 credits upon completion of the class. Cost is $650. Meeting times are from 8:30am-3:30pm, M-F, August 3rd-14th. Core instructor will be Kim Norton, with guest instructor Doug Selwyn.
PSWP Reading and Writing in ELA and Social Studies available here

[group picture] Scholarship Information

All classes on the UW campus. Limited scholarship funding available; inquire with Holly Stein (206) 790-0266 regarding scholarship availability.