What is the Embedded Institute Program?
Embedded Institutes bring the work of Nebraska Writing Project Institutes into a school or school district during the academic year. Participants immerse themselves in their own writing, in sharing of best practices, and in professional inquiry about the teaching of writing while they are actively involved in teaching their own classes.
Basic elements of the Embedded Institute Program are:
- 45 contact hours during the academic year, split between weekly small writing group meetings and monthly/bi-monthly whole institute meetings;
- Up to 20 participants per institute;
- A facilitation team of experienced NeWP leaders;
- Professional inquiry designed in consultation with leaders at the host school to address that school or school district's particular goals;
- Possibility of 3 UNL graduate credits for participants.
The Nebraska Writing Project institutes are taught by a team of Teacher Facilitators selected for their expertise and experience in one of Nebraska's several institutes. Facilitators will present practical strategies that have been utilized in their classrooms.
Hosting an Embedded Institute
To host an Embedded Institute, your school or school district will need to cover the following costs. Most host schools use a mix of grant funds and local foundation funds.
- Stipends of for up to 20 participants (to help ofset the cost of 3 UNL graduate credits);
- Facilitator fees for two facilitators;
- Travel expenses for facilitators;
- Books for participants;
- In-kind provision of a meeting room, photocopy access, and computer access during the institute.
To HOST an embedded institute contact:
Robert Brooke, Director