Friday, 08 April 2011 15:31
Sunday, 30 January 2011 12:16
INVITATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE
What is the writing project?
The National Writing Project's mission is to focus the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners
The National Writing project is a network of 200+ sites supported by Universities, public schools and through federal grants.
What is the difference between Three Bridges and Marshall University Writing Project?
Marshall University Writing Project is the site to which Three Bridges belongs. MUWP holds two summer institutes one in Logan West Virginia and one on Marshall's campus. In order to differentiate between the two summer institutes we call the one held on campus Three Bridges. We thought this was appropriate because our summer fellows come from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. It is part of our mission to create a bridge of communication and practice between the teachers within the tri-state area.
Do I have to be a creative writer to be part of this organization or its summer writing institute?
No. Teachers come to the Summer Writing Institute to share and learn with other teachers skills and strategies of teaching, writing and teaching writing.
What will be required of me as an MUWP Summer Writing Institute participant?
You will participate in an intensive workshop which will transform you as a person and as a teacher, and as a teacher of teachers. In the Summer Writing Institute, teachers share:
- their best practices of teaching,
- their ideas about the profession of teaching
- their student success stories
- their reflections on the course readings and discussions
- their professional and creative writings
What are the dates of the TBWP Invitational Summer Writing Institute?
The 2011 Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 15 - July 11 at Marshall University in Corbly Hall, Room 467. The day begins at 8:30 a.m and ends at 3:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. You will be required to participate in an Institute Kick-off on the evening of April 8 & for and all day session on April 9. We will also meet for a Technology Day on May 21 and for five follow up activities in the Fall. These activities combine to create a five week seminar.
Do I receive graduate credit for this work?
Yes. You must, however, be accepted into graduate school at MU in order to receive the credit. All prior obligations to the university ( if there are any) must be taken care of before the end of the summer institute in order to receive credit for the course. Participants receive 3 graded hours for their summer work and 3 nongraded hours in the Fall. With tuition and books that is a $2000 reward for each of our participants.