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.

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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.