National Writing Project
Missouri Writing Project Network
Gateway Writing Project
2015 - 2016
2012 - 2014
2009 - 2011
2006 - 2008
70's - 90's
Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
School-based In-service Programs
Youth Writing Festival
Teachers as Writers
The institute brings together strong teachers (all levels, K-college) who will:
- Write revise, and prepare their own writing for in-house publication.
- Study current theory/research, especially research by teachers of writing.
- Demonstrate their teaching practices.
Under the sponsorship of GWP, graduates of the summer institute may conduct workshops and school in-service programs in the future. They may also assume leadership roles for improving writing in their own school settings.
Course expectations include:
- Portfolio of essays, creative writing, and other work in varied genres
- Demonstration workshop that shares a successful approach to teaching
- Reading response journal
- Inquiry project (small-scale action research)
- Participation in study groups
- Time and opportunity to think, talk, read, and write about best practices in the company of peers
The institute offers participants a rich opportunity to grow as a writer and as a teacher of writing. We are confident that participation in the institute will become a pivotal experience in one’s professional life.
Through the institute, participants will earn six hours of either English or Education graduate credit. The cost of the credit will be at the UMSL summer graduate credit rate.
Please complete the application requirements for UMSL graduate students, submit the data form, and forward an essay on your "Life as a Writer", an essay on your "Approach to Teaching Writing", and a resume of professional experience to:
Nancy R. Singer, Ph.D.
358 Marillac Hall
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Nancy Robb Singer, PhD, Director
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