Lincoln and Literature Summer Institutes
to be held on the UNL Campus
March 3rd, 2014: deadline for open application to Lincoln and Humanities Institutes notification by April 21st, 2014.
LINCOLN Summer Institute
June 9th to July 3rd, 2014
9:00am to 3:00pm
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.
- 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 $750 stipend which helps offset the cost of 6 UNL graduate credits in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
Facilitators: Dr. Robert Brooke, UNL; Dr. Sarah Thomas, UNL, TLTE; Amy Tasich, Elkhorn South High School; Diana Weis, Cather Elementary, Millard.
LITERATURE Summer Institute
June 9th to June 27th, 2014
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Open to teachers of all grade levels and is for 3 UNL graduate credits iin English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Past participation in a NeWP Summer or Rural Institute is preferred but not required.
Institute activities include:
- Freewriting from literature
- Writing from, of, and about literature
- Participant-facilitated discussion of questions regarding the relationshipbetween reading and writing
- Small group discussions of participants' reading and writing
- Shared readings of selected literature and research on teaching literature through writing
- Visits with local experts in teaching writing
Credits: Participants will earn 3 UNL graduate credit hours in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
Facilitators: Dr. Lauren Gatti, UNL; Danielle Helzer, Omaha Burke High School, secondary facilitator; Anne Walden, retired gifted facilitator and teacher, Rousseau Elementary, LPS, elementary facilitator.
TO APPLY :
You will need to complete a two-page letter of application. Indicate the Institute to which you are applying and include the following information:
- 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.
- Complete addresses for home and school, phone numbers, and email address.
Dr. Robert Brooke, Director
Nebraska Writing Project