What is the Summer

Invitational Institute?
The$Eastern$Michigan$Writing$
Project$(EMWP)$Summer$Invitational$
Institute$is$an$intensive$four<week$
session$designed$for$teachers$and$
administrators$(K<College)$who$are$
concerned$with$the$teaching)of)
writing)in)any)subject)area)and$
interested$in$professional$growth$
opportunities.$We$seek$applicants$
who$are$committed$to$the$teaching$of$
writing$in$their$subject$areas$and$
who$wish$to$deepen$their$
understanding$of$theories$and$
practices$of$writing.$We$encourage$
teachers$from$all$disciplines$and$
grade$levels$to$apply.$
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What happens during the
Institute?
During$the$Invitational$Institute,$
participants$have$opportunities$to$
write$for$personal$and$professional$
audiences,$investigate$questions$and$
demonstrate$their$best%practices$in$
the$teaching$of$writing,$meet$new$
colleagues,$and$celebrate$teaching.$$$

Summer Invitational
Institute

Summer 2013

“…this%was%amazing!%I%have%so%many%
ideas%I%want%to%try.%I%feel%better%
equipped%with%my%knowledge%of%
teaching%writing%and%using%
technology.%I%am%excited%to%share%with%
colleagues%and%create%some%new%units%
specifically%with%tools%and%strategies%
learned%at%EMWP.%%More%importantly,%
I%feel%connected%with%talented%
colleagues%outside%my%bubble—my%
district.”%
GMartina%Vit,%Middle%School,%ELA%

Eastern%Michigan%University%
June)23)–)July)21,)2014)
http://www.emichwp.org

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What can you gain from the
Invitational Institute?
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“I%am%so%appreciative%of%the%Eastern%
Michigan%Writing%Project’s%Summer%
Institute.%I’ve%grown%as%a%researcher,%a%
writer,%and%a%consultant.%I%have%added%
hundreds%of%new%tools%to%my%teaching%
toolkit,%and%I’ve%added%hundreds%of%
titles%to%my%‘toGread’%folder%on%my%
computer.%I’ve%had%my%practices%
validated%and%verified,%and%I’ve%also%
had%some%of%my%views%challenged.”%
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~Kevin%English,%High%School%ELA%
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Five$graduate$credits$or$150$
State$Clock$Hours$
The$status$of$Teacher$
Consultant$of$the$National$
Writing$Project$
New$visions$for$the$teaching$
of$writing$
Opportunities$to$participate$
in$a$continuing$learning$
community$
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How can you learn more?
For$an$application,$go$to$
http://emichwp.org/wp/summerinvitational-institute-information/or$

contact$Bill$Tucker$at$the$street$or$e<
mail$address$below:$

Teacher$as$Researcher$
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“This%has%been%the%single%most%
important%professional%experience%in%
my%25%years%as%an%educator.”%
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GDiana%Martin,%PreKG6%Special%
Educator%
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Bill$Tucker,$Director$
Eastern$Michigan$Writing$Project$
Eastern$Michigan$University$
614P$Pray<Harrold$
Ypsilanti,$MI$48197$
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wtucker@emich.edu)
)
Deadline for applications:
April 1, 2014

Teacher$as$Consultant$

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Thank you for your interest!

Teacher$as$Writer$

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EMWP Invitational Institute: Application Form, Summer 2014
The Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) Invitational Institute is an intensive four-week session
designed for teachers and administrators (K-College) concerned with the teaching of writing in
any subject area and interested in staff development opportunities. We seek teacher applicants
who demonstrate their commitment to the teaching of writing and who wish to expand their
knowledge. We encourage teachers from all disciplines and grade levels to apply. Some activities
during the Institute include:
• Writing, as well as responding to each other’s writing; coaching
• Reading and talking about current research in the teaching of writing
• Demonstrating to each other our own teaching practices
• Learning from other teacher consultants with leadership roles in schools
Throughout the subsequent school year teachers will participate in five continuity meetings and
share what we have learned about writing and the teaching of writing in our classrooms. You must
apply and be accepted to this institute (application below), and an interview is required.
Preference is given to applicants requesting credit, but participants may also apply for
State Clock Hours.
Facilitators…
Bill Tucker (EMWP Director), EMWP New Teacher Coordinator, Returning Fellow, Tech
specialist
Dates……… Pre-Institute Session– late April (TBA)
Summer Session – June 23 – July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 continuity meetings during the 2014-15 school year
Location……
EMU Student Center
Stipend/ Tuition… Offered as ENGL 675, registration for EMU credit or State Clock Hours will be
arranged at the pre-institute meeting. Tuition and fees are about $2950, for five graduate credits.
150 State Clock Hours available.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Eastern Michigan Writing Project
2014 Invitational Institute Application Form
Name ______________________________________ Home Phone __________________________
Address ____________________________________ City ________________ Zip _____________
School _________________________________ School District _____________________________
Grade Level(s) ________ Years Teaching _____ Email Address ______________________________
Credit ____ Non-credit ____
Please write answers to the following questions: (1-2 pages)

1. Why are you interested in participating in the EMWP Invitational experience?
2. How do students engage in writing in your classroom?
3. What previous experiences have shaped your practice as a teacher?
4. What other professional activities, committees and organizations have you experienced?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please return the application by April 1, 2014:
Bill Tucker, Director
Eastern Michigan Writing Project
Eastern Michigan University
612 Pray-Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Or

submit your application online to:
wtucker@emich.edu