Summer Mini-Institute

Presented by the Long Island Writing Project

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Writing Matters! LIWP Summer Mini-Institute 7/5, 7/6, 7/7

Tuesday, July 5th, 9am to Thursday, July 7th, 2:30pm

1 Education Drive

Garden City, NY

What matters to YOU as a writing teacher?

Kindergarten-College educators, join us as we explore that question! Topics will include the teacher as writer, how to become a “connected educator”, writing makerspaces, writing for authentic audiences, and ways to honor student voice and choice in today’s diverse classrooms. This will be the start of a conversation and professional development we hope to continue in the next school year!

The workshop will be from 9am-2:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (July 5, 6, 7) with a half hour break for lunch.

15 hours of inservice credit is available, depending on your district.

The Mini-Institute will be facilitated by Lauren Jensen and Kathleen Sokolowski.

Registration for Summer Mini-Institute

The Mini-Institute is $100 for those who are not current members of the LIWP. If you are a current member (2015-2016 school year), the cost is $50. (Membership is $25- you can still enroll as a member for the remainder of this school year to receive the discount.) Please fill out the Google Form below to register. You can email Darshna Katwala or Kathleen Sokolowski with any questions.
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The Long Island Writing Project

The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) works to improve the teaching of writing and reading across grade level and discipline. As one of 200 sites of the National Writing Project, we are part of the premiere research-based, teacher-led professional development organization in the country. We believe that good education starts with effective teachers, and our workshops build on the knowledge and expertise that teachers already bring to the classroom. We believe that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, country or language of origin, sexual orientation, or resources of their school district, deserve an education that welcomes them into a community of readers, writers and learners and enables them to develop to their full capacity.