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Lehigh Valley Writing Project accepting applications for summer institute

2/2/2010 —

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) is accepting applications for its Invitational Summer Writing Institute 2010. The program is a six-credit graduate experience which supports teaches as professionals, researchers, and writers.  All educators who are committed to renewal and growth of their professional lives may apply. The deadline for applications is April 1, and applicants will be selected and notified by April 23. To download an application, visit www.lvwp.org.


The Invitational Summer Writing Institute is a "teachers-teaching-teachers" model based on the belief that, through a process of collaborative inquiry, educators may better address the issues of today's classroom. Those who complete the Institute become fellows in the National Writing Project network of more than 200 sites.


The course schedule includes a pre-Institute class on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Summer program classes will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday from June 28-July 22. Daily course work includes writing practice in a range of modes and genres: research into literacy practices; classroom demonstrations of writing instruction and assessment; reading and writing response groups; and classroom inquiry. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions, which will be held at the Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem.


Tuition is $2,220 ($370/graduate credit). An information technology fee of $147 is required at the time of registration. For anyone covered by an employer tuition reimbursement plan, a policy is in place that allows participants to defer the cost until the course is completed. The tuition deferment fee is $45. A $500 stipend will be awarded to participants upon successful completion of the Institute experience.


For more information, visit www.lvwp.org, or contact Nancy Coco at 610-285-5026, or via e-mail at nxc4@psu.edu.
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