Deadline set for Feb. 22 for WTWP summer event
The Messenger 01.30.08
Deadline for the West Tennessee Writing Project (WTWP) annual invitational summer institute is Feb. 22. The institute will be May 17 and June 2-26 (Monday-Thursday) on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
WTWP invites West Tennessee teachers, grades K-12, 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.
All teachers accepted to the invitational institute must be accepted for graduate study at UT Martin. Teachers receive six 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. The invitational institute is offered as English 700-701.
Tuition is covered by grants from the National Writing Project. Participants cover incidental expenses associated with participation.
“Our summer institute participants enjoy the immediate benefits of new approaches to teaching and learning that they can use in their classrooms as well as the longer term rewards of growing as writers, teachers and researchers,” said Dr. David Carithers, UT Martin assistant professor of English and WTWP director.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To download the informational brochure and application materials, visit the WTWP Web site at www.utm.edu/wtwp.