The Oregon Writing Project Collaboration invites you to participate
in 20 days of writing and learning at the Summer Institute.The Institute is
modeled after the Bay Area Writing Project and offers professional growth opportunities for teachers, kindergarten through college, in all content areas who wish to develop their writing skills and improve effectiveness in teaching writing.
The Summer Institute provides a collegial writing forum where teachers polish writing skills, explore new technology, and share expertise across grade levels and subject areas. Twenty experienced teachers will come together during this four-week session to share successful writing strategies used in their own classrooms, work on developing their own writing, learn techniques for using technology to support writing, hear from guest writers and consultants, and explore current research on writing and the teaching of writing.
Goals of the Summer Institute include:
During the following year, participants will return to campus to review and extend the summer work and organize staff development activities for colleagues at their school sites. Four George Fox University graduate semester credits can be earned by participants who complete the Summer Institute and the required follow-up research or staff development projects. Other opportunities for advanced study will be available.
Fees and Tuition: The Summer Institute costs $3000 per teacher. Twenty teachers, kindergarten through university will receive a tuition waiver of $1,200 from George Fox University, providing a nearly 50% savings. Therefore, the remaining cost of the Summer Institute is $1600, which includes tuition and fees for four graduate-level semester credit hours. These tuition and fees, due in May and October, can be spread over two school years for district reimbursement of professional development costs. Many school districts will reimburse in full or in part, including Salem-Keizer, Dallas, Central, Newberg, Woodburn, McMinnville, Sherwood and others.
To apply, you need to:
For more information or questions, contact: SI Director Nancy Fischer
In Their Own Words
Comments from OWP Alumni
excerpted from anonymous final evaluations