Lincoln and Humanities Summer Institutes to be held on the UNL Campus
November 11th, 2011: deadline for early application to Lincoln and Humanities Institutes, with notification by December 17th, 2011.
March 5th, 2012: deadline for open application to Lincoln and Humanities Institutes notification by April 20th, 2012.
LINCOLN Summer Institute
June 4th to June 29th, 2012
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; Stacey Waite, UNL; Melanie Farber, Lincoln Northstar High School; Jessica Ramsey Capuano, Lincoln Everett Elementary.
(read about the 2011 Lincoln Institute)
HUMANITIES Summer Institute
June 4th to June 22nd, 2012
9:00am to 12:30pm
Open to teachers of all content-areas and grade levels. Past participation in a NeWP Summer or Rural Institute is preferred but not required. This institute explores the relationship between reading and writing in content areas. The 2012 Humanities Institute will have a special focus on Social Justice.
- Engaging participants in inquiry and research into the relationship among reading, writing and learning in their content areas;
- Developing reading and writing practices that enhance participants' teaching goals;
- Sharing classroom projects that use reading and writing to enhance content knowledge.
Credits: Participants will earn 3 UNL graduate credit hours in English or Teacher Education.
Facilitators: Shari Stenberg, UNL; Danielle Helzer, Ogallala Public Schools.
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