To insure consideration submit application by Friday, January 29, 2016.

For further information call
(662) 915-7925.

Download the application.

2016 Summer Institute for Teachers

February 27, April 9, and June 1-24, 2016

Institute Meeting Time: 8:30-3:30 pm

An Invitation for Teachers

Each of the nearly 200 National Writing Project sites holds an invitational summer institute every summer. Severalthousand teachers participate each year in these summer institutes, and every year new groups of summer fellows at local sites describe their summer institute experience as “a space of critical reflection so essential to good practice,” “causing a noticeable and great shift in all of my teaching,” “the best professional development I have had in all my years of teaching.”

The invitational summer institute is at the core of the NWP’s model of “teachers teaching teachers.” The institute develops teachers as leaders, teachers as learners, and teachers as writers.

During each institute, teacher participants examine the most pressing issues related to the teaching and learning of writing across the curriculum. Participants demonstrate and reflect on their own best practices and strategies, and they study current research in the field. Our leadership team is dedicated to fostering an interdisciplinary community and support system of teachers from all grade levels and across the curriculum.

The UMWP Invitational Summer Institute allows teachers to…

Teachers in all grade levels and all subject areas in north Mississippi schools are eligible to apply for admission to the UMWP Summer Institute.

Dates: February 27, April 9, and June 1-24, 2016
Times: 8:30-3:30

Teachers interested in applying need to complete and application and submit with requested information by January 29, 2016.

Teacher testimonials from the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute:

“This has been one of the best, most formative things that I have ever done.  I have gained so much from this, more than I can even grasp at this point.”

“This experience was career changing if not life changing.”

“This is the best professional development I have ever had!”