This two-week, open writing institute resembles Invitational Summer Institutes that have been a staple of writing projects across the United States for several decades. K-12 teachers will enjoy the benefits of a professional learning community with others who are interested in improving their understandings about using writing to support students’ learning as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Because the most effective teachers of writing know how writing works for themselves, participants will also develop an awareness of themselves as writers and of writing as process. Various digital writing tools, which enhance students’ motivation and interest, will be used.
In 2012, the first RRWI was held with participants from Tigerton, Marion, and Clintonville Districts. Because of the strong success of that offering, the Fox Valley Writing Project will offer a second 2013 RRWI in Clintonville, WI, from July 29-August 2 and August 5-9. K-12 teachers from districts in the Clintonville area are invited to participate; district administers may get more information about sending teachers to this professional development offering by contacting FVWP Director Pat Scanlan at email@example.com.
For more information about the 2013 Rural Writing Institute in Clintonville, see this flyer. Clintonville RWWI Flyer