Open Institute is a week-long, collaborative exploration of how writing workshop works in classrooms facilitated by Teacher-Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project. The Open Institute is open to and appropriate for all teachers. Past participants have ranged from kindergarten teachers to high school French instructors.
The cornerstone of the Indiana Writing Project is the Summer Invitational Institute held for four weeks during Ball State University's second summer session. The institute brings together nearly twenty educators who teach at the elementary, intermediate, and secondary level. Participants learn from each other ways to improve how writing is taught. View photos from Summer Institute >>.
Teachers who have completed the project's summer institute and additional preparation are available for presentations, workshops, and inservices for schools or school districts.
Just contact Barbara Miller, IWP Co-Director for Inservice Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your needs. Possiblities include study groups, portfolios, authentic assessment, writing across the curriculum, process writing, reading/writing workshops, and the writing portion of ISTEP.
IWP Teaching Consultants can also contact Barbara Miller if they are interested in offering programs like this.
The Advanced Institute provides rejuvenation, camaraderie, reflection, growth, and fun for participants. Fellow teachers facilitate workshops exploring topics in writing and learning. In 2014, we offered an Advanced Institute June 11-13.