One of the core principles of writing project work is belief in the power of “teachers teaching teachers.” FVWP has several professional development offerings in Summer of 2014, all of which are facilitated and led by teacher leaders from FVWP. We will continue to add to this schedule as more offerings become available. Please check back or contact us if you have questions. email@example.com or 920 424-3325.
Please check back frequently. Information will be updated as additional offerings are made available.
ADLRS (Advancing Disciplinary Literacy in Rural Schools)
Still accepting applications until program is filled.
ADLRS is being offered through a Wisconsin Improving Teaching Quality grant awarded to FVWP, CESA 8, and the Clintonville School District. This program is for middle and high school teachers, and it will focus on developing a collaborative, professional community of educators who are committed to improving their teaching, to aligning their teaching with Common Core Literacy Standards for Subject Area Classrooms, and to inquiring about their own teaching practices. There are no fees required by the teacher participants or their districts as the work is fully funded through the grant. All participants will receive three graduate credits from UW Oshkosh. For more information on the program schedule and to apply, go to: ADLRS Flyer and Application Form
FVWP, in partnership with the Oshkosh Area School District, is offering a two-week Summer Institute for K-12 teachers August 4-8 and 11-15. Participation fees are paid by the school, and the institute may be taken for three graduate credits at additional cost to the individual teacher. For more information, please see a building principal; Kim Brown, Director of Learning, (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Julie Mosher, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, (email@example.com). The leadership team facilitating this institute includes Lisa Weiss, Nichole Ponzer, and Amy Sippert. OASD Summer Institute Flyer and OASD Summer Institute Promotional Video
The 2014 Rural Wisconsin Writing Institute will be held in Chilton July 6-10 and 14-17 with follow-up sessions during the 2014-15 academic year. Coaching sessions will also be held via google chats and hangouts. K-12 teachers from area districts are invited to participate. Please see your district administrator to secure district support. For further information about this offering, go to: 2014 Chilton Rural Wisconsin Writing Institute TriFold
Teaching ELA with Information and Argument in Mind
This institute will be held in Sage Hall at UW Oshkosh from 8:30-3:00 on July 21-25. It is designed to help Gr. 6-12 ELA teachers become better acquainted with the CCSS for argumentation and informative reading and writing. We invite districts to partner with FVWP by paying the institute fee for participants ($300/teacher) and by encouraging district teams to attend. Individual participants may choose to do this institute for 1 or 2 credits at a reduced rate of tuition. Flyer for Teaching ELA with Info & Argument in Mind
Using Info Texts to Complete the Circuit
The Common Core State Standards have opened the door to shared opportunities for teachers in all curricular areas to guide students through the reading and production of informational texts. This institute, designed by Robyn Bindrich and Paul Walter, will engage you in reading, writing, listening, and speaking around informational texts from across the curriculum. For teachers in Grade 6-12 classrooms, it will be held at the University of Wisconsin Washington County in West Bend from8:30-3:30 August 4-8. See the following flyer for further information: Using Info Texts to Complete the Circuit