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Lincoln and Technology Summer Institutes to be held on the UNL Campus
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April 30, 2013: deadline for open application to Lincoln and Technology Institutes.

LINCOLN Summer Institute
June 10th to July 5th, 2013
9:00am to 3:00pm

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Open to teachers of all grade levels. This is NeWP's premiere program, following the National Writing Project Invitational Institute Model. Institute actitivities include:

  • Immerse participants in their own writing;
  • Invite participants to share their best teaching practices for writing;
  • Engage participants in inquiry and research into aspects of writing.

Institute Activities:

  • Writing exercises
  • Visits with local experts in the teaching of writing
  • Participant presentations on their best practices of teaching writing
  • Professional development
  • Practice using various computer technologies to support writing
  • Writing workshops
  • Institute anthology

Stipend: Nebraska teachers admitted to the Lincoln Summer Institute may qualify for up to $1,000 stipend which helps offset the cost of 6 UNL graduate credits in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.

Facilitators: Dr. Robert Brooke, UNL; Lauren Gatti, UNL; Dan Boster, Ralston High School; Laura Bartels, ELL-Technology Coach, Lincoln Public Schools.


TECHNOLOGY Summer Institute
June 10th to June 28th, 2013
8:30am to 12:00pm

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Open to teachers of all content-areas and grade levels. Past participation in a NeWP Summer or Rural Institute is preferred. This institute explores the relationship between writing and technology.  Participants in the institute will:

  • participate in technology that promotes writing and thinking.
  • share their best teaching practices for writing through technology.
  • engage in research into aspects of technology.

Institute activities include:  guided exploration of software that supports writing-primarily on Macs, discussion of questions regarding the relationship between writing and technology, shared readings of selected research on teaching writing through technology, small group discussions of writing and classroom projects.

Stipend: Nebraska teachers admitted to the Technology Institute may qualify for up to $500 stipend which helps offset the cost of 3 UNL graduate credits in English or Teacher Education.

Facilitators: June Griffin, UNL; Jeff Grinvalds, Omaha Westside; Diana Weis, Millard Cather Elementary.

Location:  The 2013 Technology Institute will be held at the UNL Collaborative Learning Space in 107 Architecture hall.


TO APPLY :

You will need to complete a two-page letter of application and submit via email to:

Dr. Robert Brooke, Director
Nebraska Writing Project
rbrooke1@unl.edu
(402) 472-1807

Include the following in your application:

  • The name of the Institute to which you are applying
  • Complete contact information for home and school (including phone number, email addresses)
  • What you are currently doing with writing in your classroom
  • What you might have to share with other educators about teaching writing in your school and community
  • What you especially want to learn from other educators