RCWP's Invitational Summer Institute: June 23 - July 17, 2014

Considering applying to the Red Cedar Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute? Listen to award-winning author Jeff Wilhelm (You Gotta Be the Book; Reading Don't Fix No Chevys) explain why he is passionate about the National Writing Project.

About Red Cedar Writing Project


Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) is Michigan State University'ssite of the National Writing Project.. The cornerstone of the project is a four-week Invitational Summer Institute in which teachers focus on becoming more effective writers, teachers of writing, teacher researchers, and teacher leaders. At the conclusion of the invitational institute, teachers earn the internationally recognized credential, National Writing Project Teacher Consultant.

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Each year, in addition to the invitational institute, RCWP offers open institutes for teachers who are not connected with the network, as well as dozens of youth programs (See Spartan Writing Camp and Greenrock Writers Workshop) and professional development opportunities, like Creating a Community of Writers Using Technology.

Red Cedar Writing Project Teacher Consultants act as leaders in our site's work as well as in their own schools and for state and national professional organizations. For example, from 2007-2009 RCWP Teacher Consultants facilitated Project WRITE, a Title II adolescent literacy initiative collaboratively planned with our partners, Clinton RESD, Genesee ISD, Flint Public Schools, Ingham RESA, Lansing Public Schools, and Shiawassee RESA. In 2013-14 RCWP, once again secured a Title II grant to offer Project WRITE II with our partners Flint Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint Powers High School, Fenton High School and Flushing High School. In 2014-15, RCWP once again secured a Title II grant to partner with Flint Carman-Ainsworth Middle and High Schools; Flint Powers High School; and Owosso Middle and High Schools (including Lincoln Alternative High School).

RCWP teachers also join one another in a variety of continuity events designed to sustain them as writers, researchers, leaders, and teachers of writing.

Watch our video describing the summer institute.

For more information on the Red Cedar Writing Project, please contact either of the following:

RCWP Director, Janet Swenson
Telephone: 517-432-7236
Email: jswenson@msu.edu

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