The Fox Valley Writing Project has been awarded a 2014-2016 SEED grant (Supporting Effective Educator Development) for Developing Teacher Leaders, which will be used to hold an Invitational Summer Institute in the Summer of 2015.
Other SEED grants from NWP which supported local projects include:
1. Washington Writing Institute, a professional development program conducted at Washington Elementary School in Oshkosh during the 2012-13 school year. K-5 teachers from that building implemented inquiry projects on topics such as conferencing, informational writing, and opinion writing.
2. Merrill Writing Institute, a year-long program (2013-14) for K-5 teachers led by a team of three FVWP teacher leaders. Teacher participants planned and implemented inquiry projects to improve their writing instruction and to develop their understandings of Common Core Literacy Standards.
3. 2013 Advanced Institute held on campus at UW Oshkosh in Summer 2013 (June 15-18 and 22-25). Sixteen FVWP teacher leaders participated. The Institute was led by Lisa Weiss, Paul Walter, and Robyn Bindrich.