Invitational Summer Institute

This year’s Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) will begin on June 28th, 2021. The schedule for the ISI is as follows:

June 28-July 1: 9am-12pm*

July 6-8: coaching appointments

July 12-15: 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm

July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10: 9am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm


*All times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Several outstanding teachers of writing will be selected to participate in our annual Invitational Summer Institute (ISI).

Teachers will demonstrate promising approaches to writing instruction, focus on their own fiction and nonfiction writing skills, participate in writing groups, identify questions 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 ISI, these teachers are identified as Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Fellows and National Writing Project Teacher-Consultants (TCs) — a credential 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 districts and to be presenters for other school districts.

TCs receive a small stipend as well as the various texts used during the ISI.