2017 Summer Writing Institute

 Ready for an adventure?

Yes, we still have openings in for our Summer Writing Workshop at SUNY Cortland!

We still have stipends to help defray course costs.

It takes 5 minutes to fill out the online application.


A             Writing helps you teach in all subjects. It helps kids think and learn.

B             Very few of us get many supportive opportunities to harness the power of writing for the classroom.

C              The best teachers of writing are teachers who write.

What to Expect:

The Summer Writing Institute is an intense writing, research and leadership summer seminar, part of the National Writing Project.

All participants are self-selected, creating a supportive, geeky, creative bunch of educators, K-12 and across the curriculum.

In collaboration, we create practical ways to use writing and become writers for three great weeks in the summer.

Yes, we have a CTLE number and are also a graduate course at SUNY Cortland.

You will get a chance to tell your own stories, do your own research, lead writing workshops, and give feedback to highly motivated peers!

Deadline is Monday, June 12. 

June 26th – July 14th

Click here to register!

All candidates must submit a statement of interest.

All applicants accepted to the Summer Writing Institute will receive a $700 tuition stipend upon successful completion.

Participation is by invitation only.

Registration is online and very straightforward.  

Please check to make sure you can attend the face-to-face real-time sessions.  

Click here to register!

Major Areas of Work at the Summer Writing Institute:

  1. Leadership, in which teachers develop and lead writing-to-learn workshops.
  2. Multi-genre writing, in which teachers create a portfolio of themselves as writers.
  3. Research, in which teachers construct and reflect on a deep reading project addressing each individual’s burning question about teaching.
Each of these prepares participants to become Teacher Consultants who can then conduct professional development with their peers.

2 thoughts on “2017 Summer Writing Institute

  1. Hello!
    Above the site mentions “Please check to make sure you can attend the face-to-face real-time sessions. ” .

    Where can we find a listing of these dates and times?

    Thanks so much!


    1. Thanks for writing, Kim. The real-time sessions are
      June 26 – July 14, Monday-Friday, with the exception of the 4th of July, and from 8:30-4:00.
      It’s an intense and sometimes transformative experience, and if you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to give me a call at my office phone, 607-753-5945. Best, David

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