summer 2013 institutes & workshops
Iowa Writing Project institutes and workshops are designed for K–College practicing teachers, any discipline. Special tuition rate for teachers: $100 per unit of graduate credit — compared to the regular tuition rate of $431 per unit of graduate credit.
Please note that graduate credit may not apply to all degree programs. Consult your specific program advisor.
Prerequisite for all IWP credit-bearing activities: teacher licensure or consent of the instructor and/or IWP Director.
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$400 for 4 units graduate credit, plus $50 materials fee
This initial level institute meets Monday through Friday, six hours daily, and focuses on the teaching of writing and uses of writing to learn across disciplines and program levels through professional dialogue and reading, demonstrated practice and writing experience.
$300 for 3 units graduate credit, plus $50 materials fee
This advanced level institute meets Monday through Friday, six hours daily, and focuses on the reading-writing connection
in learning literacy and in content disciplines, including work with nonfiction as literature, through a reading workshop, a teaching workshop and a writing workshop, all integrated through reflective writing.
Prerequisite: prior participation in initial level IWP institute or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary teams preferred; 3 semester hours of graduate credit; registration is paid by IWP
This workshop, for interdisciplinary teams of high school teachers, meets Monday-Friday, 6+ hours daily, and features attention to public issues and deliberative democracy while using writing to develop civic literacy as authorized by Iowa Core and national standards. Explore levels of implementation and high school transformation by bringing issue exploration and public deliberation into school curriculum and community life. Learn how to help students frame local issues for deliberation, and how to convene, moderate, record and report on local deliberative forums. Sharing implementation experiences will highlight two follow-up sessions during the school year.
Facilities and materials support by ISEA and the Iowa Partners in Learning.
College/district support preferred; reduced cost through IWP; $300 for 3 units graduate credit, plus $25 materials fee
This workshop meets Monday–Friday, six contact hours daily, and is for educators in 2- or 4-year college or high school settings who teach courses which carry college credit for first-year college writing, including dual enrollment and AP. IWP aspires to convene a diverse group of practitioners who want to explore the nature of, issues in, and exemplary practices for teaching writing to students at the point of transition into college. As an IWP activity, you may count on the workshop experience to involve: relevant professional literature on practice, theory and context; interaction among participants about their own practices; examination of student work and artifacts of participants’ practices; reflective writing as a key to learning. We want to involve teachers from both two and four year colleges, as well as high school teachers who are teaching courses which carry college credit. Since such high school teachers are generally authorized by a local college, a team of a community college and a high school teacher could participate together. IWP urges the participant’s home college or high school to support attendance by covering expenses. Inexpensive room and board arrangements are available on campus in the summer.
$200 for 2 units graduate credit
Participants will explore information on and opportunities/experiences in teacher leadership roles, cultivating capacity to exercise leadership at the department, building, district levels and beyond, including in the writing project and profession.
$100 for 2 units graduate credit
Using writing project approaches, participants will collaboratively explore the particular challenges of teaching writing to concentrations of high needs students in a class and/or building.