2018 Summer Institutes

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Lincoln Summer Institute

June 4 - June 29
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Open to teachers of all disciplines and grade levels. This is NeWP’s premiere program, following the National Writing Project’s Invitational Institute model.

Participants in the institute will:

  • participate in their own writing
  • share their best teaching practices for writing
  • engage in inquiry and research into aspects of writing

Institute activities include: 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.


Dr. Susan Anderson, English
Dr. Sarah Thomas, UNL TLTE
Lauren Funk, Lincoln East High School


Nebraska teachers admitted to the Lincoln Summer Institute may quality for up to $750 stipend which helps offset the cost of 6 UNL graduate credits in English or Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

Civic Engagement

June 4 - June 22
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Open to teachers of all grade levels, and is for 3 UNL graduate credits in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Past participation in a NeWP Summer or Rural Institute is preferred. This institute will explore civic engagement for teacher, through literature, rhetorical action, and civic partnerships. A collaboration with Nebraskans for Civic Reform is probable.

Institute activities include: writing about/from civic issues; reading and discussing civic engagement texts in several genres; guided tour of state legislative process with active state senators; developing and sharing civic engagement teaching.


Dr. Shari Stenberg, UNL English
Bill Dimon, Lincoln East High School