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Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM Invitational InstituteCourse Syllabus 2013 ESS200! E"GS 2#$
Credits: 6 Instructor s:;Julia Hewitt, julia.hewitt@uvm.eduHeidi Ringer, hringer@warrenschool.org Monda ! "rida, June #$ % Jul &', &$() *e+clusive o holida-:$$ am %#:#$ /m 0ocation: 1he 2niversit o 3ermont
1he 4reen Mountain 5riting roject at 23M 7rings together a grou/ o e+/erienced teachers o all su7jects, rom 8indergarten through college. 9uring a /re%institute orientation, our '%da wee8s, and a ollow%u/ session, ellows loo8 at themselves as writers, teachers and researchers.  ational 5riting roject ellows draw on the research and e+/erience o others across the  /roession and across the ears.  "ellows /re/are, reine, /resent and res/ond to research and in<uir 7ased teaching demonstrations, transera7le across grades and su7ject areas.  "ellows write, res/ond to each other=s writing, revise and /u7lish throughout the summer institute, learning writing rom the inside out and /rooundl inorming their instruction. ational 5riting roject ellows draw on the research and e+/erience o others across the /roession andacross the ears. "ellows read and a//l the wor8s o other teacher%writers and researchers *>ee >ummer Institute Reader -2/on successul com/letion o the Invitational >ummer Institute, teachers ma 7e invited to 7ecome /art o 4M5=s esta7lished cor/s o 1eacher Consultan or 3ermont schools and school districts.
1he 4reen Mountain 5riting roject Invitational Institute
has si+ /rimar goals:(. 1o create a cadre o teacher leaders or /roessional develo/ment in 3ermont schools;&. 1o generate in teachers conidence to write so the eel com/etent teaching writing;#. 1o assist in develo/ing s/eciic s8ills in the teaching and assessment o writing;). 1o hel/ teachers e+/lore current literature o their /roession;'. 1o 7uild and e+tend the 4M5 communit in which teachers share their teaching, their research and their writing;6. 1o acilitate an understanding o the writing /rocess, es/eciall rom a student writer=s /oint o view.
artici/ants will (. 9evelo/ an attitude toward writing as an element in dail lie;&. 2nderstand the elements o a successul ational 5riting roject teaching demonstration;
#. ?+/erience multi/le dimensions o the writing /rocess and transer this learning to their classrooms.
General Course In*or)ationCourse Policies+E,%ectations
"ellows are
1- .o /e)onstrate an as%ect o* classroo) %ractice by
 develo/ing an in<uir demonstration idea; conerring with a coach 7eore the /resentation; /resenting to and receiving eed7ac8 rom the grou/.
2- .o e,%lore te)selves as riters by
 7ringing writing to res/onse grou/s each time the grou/ meets; reading writing at read%arounds; assem7ling a /ortolio o three inished /ieces; carring at least one /iece through revision to /u7lication in the institute antholog.
3- .o rea/ i/ely in te teory an/ %ractice o* teacing riting
 e+/loring one area o literac instruction through reading and discussion; /re/aring or reading discussion grou/s; e+/loring the relationshi/ o theor to /ractice in journals, dail logs and demonstration lessons.
- .o be active )e)bers o* te Institute-
 Aeing an active mem7er o the Institute re<uires  /ositive contri7utions to the grou/, including /roviding su//ort to ellows wor8ing on demonstrations and writing; /roviding eed7ac8 and suggestions or writing and /resentations, 7oth in small grou/sand in the institute at large; maintaining a dialogue with instructors; attending all sessions, arriving on time, contri7uting to events ta8ing on roles called or inthe regular 7usiness o the institute *logger, reader, /resenter, grou/ leader, anthologeditors, social event coordinator...- so the res/onsi7ilit or the institute is shared.
tten/ance E,%ectations&
1he 4reen Mountain 5riting roject re<uires ellows to attend all sessions o the Institute.
Reer to items ( ! ) in Course olicies and ?+/ectations.
Bll students are re<uired to 7e amiliar with and adhere to the Code o Bcademic Intergrit *htt/:www.uvm.eduDuvm//g//gstudentacadintegrit./d -.
Bccommodations will 7e /rovided to eligi7le students with disa7ilities. lease o7tain an accommodation letter rom the BCC?>> oice and see one o the instructors earl in the course to discuss what accommodations will 7e necessar. I ou are unamiliar with BCC?>>, visit their we7site at htt/:www.uvm.eduaccess to learn more a7out the services the /rovide. BCC?>>: B%(E$ 0iving 0earning Center, 2niversit o 3ermont, Aurlington, 31 $')$'. H: F$&%6'6%EE'#, 11G: call E(( *rela-, "a+: F$&%6'6%$E#, ?mail: access@uvm.edu, Instant Messenger: 23Maccess. 4eneral oice hours: F:#$am ! ):#$/m Monda through "rida. Call to ma8e an a//ointment.
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(n Writing&  Me)oir o* te Cra*t .e Invitational Institute 6ea/er
, a com/ilation o articles and essas related to writing and teaching writing.
 "ellows /re/are a digital /ortolio o their wor8.
Stu/ent Evaluation+ssess)entGra/ing&E,%ectations *or an 9: in tis course&
5riting is detailed and thoughtul, showing man levels o thin8ing;5riting /ortolio holds all re<uired /ieces;9emonstration is com/lete, organied, and o high <ualit;Bll reading and writing assignments are com/leted on time;"ull, coo/erative /artici/ation;"ocus, coo/eration and leadershi/ in grou/ wor8;unctualit and attendance at all sessions.
E,%ectations *or a 98: in tis course&
5riting is detailed and thoughtul;5riting /ortolio holds all re<uired /ieces;9emonstration is com/lete, organied and o high <ualit;Bll reading and writing assignments com/leted on time;"re<uent, coo/erative /artici/ation;"ocus and coo/eration in grou/ wor8;unctualit and attendance at all sessions.
E,%ectations *or a 9C: in tis course&
5riting is detailed and thoughtul;5riting /ortolio holds all re<uired /ieces;9emonstration is com/lete and organied ;Reading and writing assignments oten com/leted on time;

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