Appleseed Writing Project Writing Institute

IPFW’s Appleseed Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, is pleased to announce its Annual Invitational Writing Institute to be held on the IPFW campus.

Educators, you are invited to apply to the 2018 Appleseed Writing Institute, 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 consists of the following (tentative) time frame:

Spring 2018 Pre-Institute
Summer 2018 Institute
Fall 2018
Online Component

All participants must complete an application process in the spring of 2018 (details forthcoming), attend an on-campus interview, and have instructor approval to be admitted to the institute.

A registration fee will include a book and materials.

(IPFW will reimburse 1/2 tuition for IPFW W131 dual credit teachers and IPFW adjunct writing faculty seeking English graduate credit.)

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

If you have questions, please call Karol Dehr at 260.481.6074 or email

You can learn more about the National Writing Project by visiting