Summer Institutes

Every year, NeWP hosts summer institutes for Nebraska educators.

Past Years

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.

Facilitators

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

Stipend

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.

Facilitators

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

How to Apply

Please send a two-page letter of application AND a one-page supporting letter of nomination from a teaching colleague, preferably from a past participant in NeWP. Please include the following information:

  • What Institute you are applying to
  • 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
  • Provide complete addresses, phone numbers for home and school and a current e-mail address
  • Early admissions applications must be received by November 10th, 2016 with notification by December 15th, 2016
  • Open admission applications extended to April 1st, 2017 with notification by April 28th, 2017

Submit applications by mail or email to:

Dr. Robert Brooke, Director
202 Andrews Hall, UNL
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
rbrooke1@unl.edu 
(402) 472-1807