Calling All Teachers And Writers

Summer Writing Institutes For Personal, Professional Renewal

The National Writing Project in NH, located at Plymouth State University, has opened registration for its annual Summer Writing Institutes.

This year's offerings include writing children's literature, developing writing assignments for students, and exploring place-based writing. All institutes are taught by certified teachers and offer graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Who We Are

Founded in 2002, the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, is the New Hampshire chapter of the National Writing Project, and shares its values of equity, diversity, and excellence. NWPNH believes that access to high quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. Through building an extensive network of teacher leaders, NWPNH seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in the state.

Writing Children's Literature

We will explore the world of children's literature and read and write young adult, middle grade, and picture book pieces. We will also read and discuss articles, excerpts from books, and blogs from kid lit experts.

We will meet at 2 Pillsbury St. in Concord on June 27, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., and July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, and 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $300. Participants can also register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Link to Online Registration Form Below

Writing Across the Curriculum

We will learn strategies for developing writing assignments that help students across all grade levels learn content, meet Common Core standards, and allow teachers to measure student understanding. We will also look at when and how to assess writing activities in content area classes.

Work includes narrative, argumentative, and informative writing. Teachers will have an opportunity to customize their approach for use in their classes.

We will met at 2 Pillsbury St. in Concord July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $300. Participants can also register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.

Writing Our Communities

This institute is designed for teachers who would like to gain a thorough background in the teaching of writing with practical applications they can use in their classrooms. We will write, respond to other's writing, and reflect on how this experience informs our thinking about our teaching. Participants will do guided research on a topic related to their teaching and devise, practice, and workshop strategies for classroom use.

We will meet at Plymouth State University from July 18-20 and July 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $300. Participants can also register for three graduate credits at a reduced rate.