WTWP accepting institute applications
Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010 9:12 am
The Messenger 02.04.10
The West Tennessee Writing Project (WTWP) will host the 18th annual invitational summer institute May 8 and June 7-July 1 on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Deadline for application is April 16.
WTWP invites West Tennessee teachers from grades K-16, from all subject areas, to apply for participation.
The institute is for teachers who want to become stronger teachers of reading and writing and a part of the ongoing professional community of WTWP teacher consultants. Graduate credits and a stipend are available.
“Recent studies have shown that students taught by teachers who have attended National Writing Project summer institutes perform better in all measured attributes of writing than their peers,” said Dr. David Carithers, UT Martin assistant professor of English and WTWP director. “Combining more writing and better writing instruction in all content areas helps students understand material better while boosting overall test scores.
“After the WTWP summer institute, teachers return to their schools with new ideas on improving writing instruction that they can share with colleagues in a variety of ways,” he added.
All teachers accepted to the invitational institute must be accepted for graduate study at UT Martin. Teachers receive three hours of graduate credit that may be used as part of a master’s program in education at UT Martin, for recertification, for points toward Highly Qualified Status or for hours above a master’s degree. Accepted participants will also receive a stipend this year for their time spent in professional development training with WTWP. Tuition, books and stipends are covered by grants from the National Writing Project.
For more information about graduate studies at UT Martin, contact Linda Arant at (731) 881-7012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the institute or to request an application, contact Carithers by phone at (731) 881-7290, by fax at (731) 881-7276 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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