2016 Spring Class: Young Adult Literature

Offered on-site at Northwoods Middle School, this 3-graduate-hour class in Young Adult Literature (ENGL 552) gives participants an overview of the variety of fiction and nonfiction books available for middle and high school students, along with a rationale for including independent, self-selected reading as a regular feature of all middle and high school classes. For more information, including registration instructions, click here.

2016 Spring Conference (March 12, 2016)

This conference offers practical ideas for teaching writing and for using writing in all disciplines; it is intended for teachers in all disciplines and all grade levels, and for both public and private school teachers. With three sets of concurrent sessions and a closing keynote sessions, the conference provides four hours of high-quality professional development for only $30. For more information, including online registration and the conference schedule, click here (forthcoming).

2016 Invitational Summer Institute

The Invitational Summer Institute begins with the Spring Conference on March 12, followed by a "writing marathon" in April, then resumes in June with four weeks of intensive reading, writing, and small-group work focused on helping participants use writing more effectively in their classrooms. An application and an interview are required, but participants will earn six hours of graduate credit and gain valuable experience as they become "Teacher Consultants" as part of the National Writing Project's network of teachers. The Institute is for teachers from ALL disciplines and ALL grade levels, and tuition, fees, and materials are provided by the LWP. Applications accepted beginning in fall 2015; click here to apply (forthcoming).

Young Writers Camp (June 13-23, 2016)

The 2016 Young Writers Camp (YWC) is scheduled for June 13-26, Mondays through Thursdays. This year we are offering a two-week program for children in grades three through eight who want to improve their writing skills. There will be guest authors to conduct writing workshops and guest teachers infusing play into writing. Applications accepted beginning in January 2016.(forthcoming)