UPDATE FROM RCWP REGARDING COVID-19:
At Red Cedar Writing Project, as well as Michigan State University, we are concerned first and foremost with the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff. On April 2, Michigan State University made the decision to postpone all face-to-face programs for summer 2020 in conjunction with canceling all in-person classes for summer semester at MSU.
Invitational Summer Institute
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO COVID-19
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.