AWP’s Writing Institute Accepting Applications!

The Appleseed Writing Project is accepting applications for its 14th Annual Invitational Writing Institute.

The Writing Institute is a writing workshop designed to develop K-16 teachers as writers, in both creative and professional genres, and as teachers who use writing effectively in their instruction to support students’ learning.

Based on the National Writing Project’s professional development writers’ workshop model, the course is designed for K-16 teachers in all content areas, English/Language Arts Teachers, IPFW/W131 Dual Credit Teachers, and IPFW Adjunct Faculty.

The Writing Institute immerses participants in the following:

  • Daily writing with attention to writing as a process
  • Joining a community of writers and learners
  • Engagin in reading and discussing current theories, issues, and practices in writing
  • Writing in digital environments
  • Designing and presenting a teaching demonstration based on current composition theory
  • Creating a portfolio comprised of creative writing, an inquiry-based researched paper related to writing, and a proposal for implementing writing in their classrooms

The Writing Institute begins with a Pre-Institute on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The summer schedule begins on Monday, June 12th and ends on Friday, June 23rd.  

Appleseed also has 3 additional Saturdays scheduled in the fall (all from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm):

  • September 9th 
  • October 14th 
  • November 11th 
  • Along with 6 hours online

Interested teachers will need to fill out the online application: https://goo.gl/forms/lhbSTJFUx9YDkpPm1 by March 31st, 2017.

In addition to reviewing your application, we will contact you for a brief personal interview that will allow you to ask questions about the institute and meet AWP leaders. Group interviews will take place at IPFW in the spring and participants should be selected by mid-April. Participants must have instructor approval to be admitted to the institute.

Fee for the Writing Institute: $300 (includes book and materials)

Writing Institute Options: 6 Graduate Credits (Course C682) or 90 Contact Hours (PGPs)

We look forward to receiving you application.  If you have questions, please call Karol Dehr at 260.481.6074 or email dehr@ipfw.edu.  You can learn more about the National Writing Project by visiting http://www.writingproject.org.

Click here for the PDF Flyer: 2017 AWP Writing Institute.

Youth Writing Camps: Registration Opening Soon!

Summer will be here before we know it, which means school will be out of session and students will be looking for things to do. Have them check out Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Summer Camps; registration will open March 31st for students entering grades 4 through 12.

We have 2 sessions running June 12th – 23rd:

Students entering grades 4, 5, & 6 will attend from 9 am – 12 noon.

Students entering grades 7, 8, & 9 will attend from 1 pm – 4 pm.

We have 1 session running June 12th – 16th:

Students entering grades 10, 11, & 12 will attend from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

No previous creative writing experience is necessary for our youth camps—only a desire to write and a willingness to participate in the daily activities.  All students must behave in an appropriate manner at all times.

The curriculum for our camps is updated annually for returning campers.  These campers will experience new writing activities in addition to participating in the special activities that are a hallmark of our camp.  
Registration forms:

2017 Elementary Camp Registration Form

2017 Middle School Youth Camp Registration Form

2017 High School Camp Registration Form

Send Completed Registration Form to:

Cheri Pruitt
2525 Springfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana  46805

For more information about this camp contact Cheri Pruitt at 710-3418 or cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com.

Appleseed Writing Project Attends Conferences

On Thursday, November 17th, several members of the AWP’s Leadership Team attended the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting; from Friday, November 18th until Sunday, November 20th, they attended the NCTE Conference. Both conferences were in Atlanta, Georgia; they had a great time and loved the southern hospitality!

The members of the Appleseed Writing Project team enjoyed several sessions and were able to bring back many new ideas for future growth of the project site, professional development and learning opportunities, and lesson plans for their Teacher Consultants.

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Waiting for the next session!

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Attending an interview with author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, of “Between the World and Me”

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Listening to an “Ignite” session!

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We’re “page turners!”

Young Writer’s Showcase Submission Deadline Approaching!

 

The Appleseed Writing Project’s Annual Young Writer’s Showcase is just around the corner, but we’re still accepting submissions (until September 30th) from students in 4th – 12th grades of:

poetry, narrative, expository, fiction, short fiction, science fiction, persuasive, song lyrics, or writer’s choice.

All submissions must be original work and typed or handwritten in ink (no colored ink or graphics).

Please limit all poetry to 30 lines and all other submissions to 1,000 words. If you have longer works, please submit an excerpt not exceeding 1,000 words.

Group and individual submissions are welcome.

Judges will select entries based on effective use of language, creativity, and originality.

Send submissions to:
Cheri Pruitt, Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Coordinator
cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com
or
2525 Springfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Please include your name and email/phone number on your submission.

The Appleseed Writing Project will host their annual Young Writer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at IPFW’s Walb Student Union Atrium from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Guest Author of Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis Crisler, will be joining us! The showcase is free and open to the public.


 

Writer’s Group Meets Tomorrow: September 21st!

It’s that time again. The AWP Writers Group will meet Wednesday, September 21st at IPFW in LA160. It may be a pain to make yourself come, but you will be glad you did.

If you want to participate, but the third Wednesday of the month doesn’t work for you, let us know by emailing us at appleseedwp@gmail.com. We will try to work out an alternative time.

We have several other exciting things happening next month! We’re still accepting submissions for our Young Writers’ Showcase, and you still have time to register for our AWP T3 Workshop! Connect and reconnect with colleagues and take away some great teaching ideas for your reluctant and not so reluctant writers as well.

T3: Teachers Teaching Teachers

The Appleseed Writing Project will be hosting a T3 (Teachers Teaching Teachers) workshop, focusing on reaching reluctant writers. Teachers and educators of all levels (K-16) and from all disciplines are welcome to attend this 3-hour workshop consisting of 3 concurrent 50-minute sessons. Some of the many topics that will be covered will be incorporating technology as a way to engage reluctant writers, brainstorming techniques that encourage reluctant writers to get started, and reaching reluctant writers outside the language arts’ classroom.

Please join us Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon* at IPFW in the Liberal Arts (LA) Building.

Registration is $25 for all teachers and educators, $15 for workshop presenters, and free to all IPFW pre-service teachers.

To register:  http://goo.gl/qRLa5E

If you have any questions, please contact Karol Dehr: dehr@ipfw.edu or 260-481-6074

 

*Check in from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. in LA lobby.

Young Writer’s Showcase 2016

Appleseed Writing Project will host their annual Young Writer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at IPFW’s Walb Student Union Atrium from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Guest Author of Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis Crisler, will be joining us! The showcase is free and open to the public.


 

The Appleseed Writing Project’s Annual Young Writer’s Showcase is now accepting submissions from students in 4th – 12th grades of:

-poetry
-narrative
-expository
-fiction
-short fiction
-science fiction
-persuasive
-song lyrics
-writer’s choice

All submissions must be original work and typed or handwritten in ink (no colored ink or graphics).

Please limit all poetry to 30 lines and all other submissions to 1,000 words. If you have longer works, please submit an excerpt not exceeding 1,000 words.

Group and individual submissions are welcome.

Judges will select entries based on effective use of language, creativity, and originality.

Send submissions to:
Cheri Pruitt, Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Coordinator
cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com
or
2525 Springfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Please include your name and email/phone number on your submission.

Submission Deadline:  September 30, 2016