2017 Invitational Summer Institute


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Red Cedar Writing Project, East Lansing MI

June 26 - July 20, 2017

K - 16 Teachers


Application Process:

1. Complete the SI application form below

2. Attach a current resume

3. Complete a letter of interest


RCWP 2017 Summer Institute (SI)

PDF Application         Flyer


Application Deadline Extended

 Applications are now due no later than March 7, 2017.






What Is the  Summer Institute ?  


Six outstanding teachers of writing will be selected  to participate in the annual Red Cedar Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute (ISI). The  ISI runs Monday-Thursday during the last two weeks of June through the first two weeks of July on the MSU campus.


During the Summer Institute teachers demonstrate for one another promising approaches to writing instruction, focus on their own fiction and non-fiction writing skills, participate in writing groups, identify questions that they have related to the teaching and practice of writing, and engage in reading that expands their understanding of literacy pedagogies, policies and research.


At the conclusion of their work in the SI, these teachers are identified as RCWP Fellows and NWP Teacher-Consultants (TCs) — a credential that is recognized in all fifty states and nine foreign countries. TCs are frequently invited to design and conduct workshops on the teaching of reading and writing for their own district and to be presenters for other school districts.  Additionally, TCs receive a tuition waiver for three MSU graduate credits (AL 842), along with the various texts and technologies used during the ISI.


Click here to view a video of the Summer Institute.



What Past Participants Have to Say...


“I have, as promised, been transformed. I will carry elements of this institute into every area of my teaching.”
“[RCWP] inspired me to keep writing and helped me improve the quality of my writing. As a teacher, it has helped me to make writing more relevant and accessible to my students.”
"RCWP was the most rewarding and educational professional experience I have had in my career."

If you have any questions, please contact RCWP Director, Trixie Smith at smit1254@msu.edu.

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