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.