Arkansas teachers who instruct kindergarten through high school students are invited to learn innovative approaches to the writing process and improve their teaching practices during a summer institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The Little Rock Writing Project, hosted by the UA Little RockDepartment of Rhetoric and Writing, will hold the 2018 Invitational Summer Institute June 11-22. The institute will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thanks to a grant from the National Writing Project, the institute is free for all participants.
During the summer program, participants will discover new ways to approach the writing process, study best practices to teach writing, explore ways to integrate technology into the writing process, and learn about new research.
Now in the institute’s 21th year, more than 200 teachers have benefitted by participating.
“Nothing shaped my pedagogy and practice in the classroom more than the LRWP Summer Institute,” said Greg Graham, director of the Little Rock Writing Project.
“The motto behind the summer institute is ‘teachers teaching teachers.’ This means that teachers collaborate around best practices in the classroom and the challenges that they are facing with the ever-changing landscape of standards and assessment,” Graham said. “We will read and engage with the latest research pertaining to student literacy, critical thinking, best practices, helpful classroom technology, and more.”