Summer Institutes

Every year, NeWP hosts summer institutes for Nebraska educators. Application deadline extended till May 9, 2022.

2022 Institutes

Hybrid Summer Institute  |  June 6 - 23

Advanced Summer Institute: Energizing Young Writers  |  June 6 - 23

2022 Hybrid Summer Institute

June 6 - 23, 2022
45 hours, in-person and online

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Nebraska Writing Project’s premiere program, the Summer Institute is open to teachers of all disciplines and grade levels. The 2022 Summer Institute redesigns the National Writing Project model as an hybrid experience to allow both in-person and distance access. Participants will generate writing, share best teaching practices for writing at their grade level and disciplines, and engage in inquiry and research into aspects of writing. Participants may also qualify for monetary stipends of between $300 and $500 to help offset the cost of 6 graduate credit hours (approximately $2000) in English or Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.


Lauren GattiLauren Gatti, Associate Professor, UNL Teaching Learning and Teacher Education, 2020 Swanson Award for Excellence in Teaching

Shelby SchmidtShelby Schmidt, Nebraska Writing Project Advisory Board

Shari StenbergShari Stenberg, UNL Professor of English/Women’s and Gender Studies, 2015 McClymont Teaching Fellow Award

2022 Advanced Summer Institute: Energizing Young Writers

June 6 - 23, 2022
22 hours, online only

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Nebraska Writing Project’s Advanced Institute this summer will focus on ways to energize, empower, and support youth writers both inside and outside school. Our institute will address questions such as: how do writing teachers energize youth writers inside and outside the confines of standards and state tests? How can specific kinds of practices and activities create more youth enthusiasm for writing? What habits of mind can writing cultivate for young people?


Jennifer LongJennifer Long, English Chair, Gretna High School, Nebraska Writing Project Advisory Board

Stacey WaiteStacey Waite, Rosowski Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, UNL Department of English