Teachers Rejuvenate with Writing, Inquiring, and Strategy-sharing at Lincoln Summer Institute

Some Nebraska teachers head for the beach to relax after the school year, yet this summer 14 new teachers discovered writing, inquiring, and strategy-sharing as their method of rejuvenation during the Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institute held on UNL campus June 6-July 1. The Nebraska Writing Project is one branch…

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2010 NeWP Summer Institute Revitalizes Teachers

While teachers all over the state of Nebraska spent their summertime rejuvenating after a long 2009-2010 school year, 17 new teacher consultants got busy writing, inquiring, and EQUIPping during the Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institute held on the UNL campus June 7-July 2. The Summer Writing Institute has long been…

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Learning Community of Writers’ Institute: A Community Mandated by Law, United through Writing

It is late afternoon on Wednesday. A group of twenty-three educators, representing nine Omaha area Learning Community districts gather at Educational Service Unit # 3 in La Vista, NE. They teach kindergarten through grade 12, provide professional development for others in their districts, and serve as district curriculum leaders. They…

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Papillion-La Vista Embedded Institute 2007

The 2007-08 Papillion-La Vista NeWP Institute began Wednesday evening, October 10. Twenty four Papillion-La Vista teachers met at the Central Office to participate in free-writing, writing-generating demonstration/activities, reflecting on ourselves as writers, sharing our writing, and responding to writing. The first two large group meetings included EQUIP presentations titled Meeting…

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Summer Technology Institute 2007

During the summer of 2007, we conducted an invitational technology and writing institute (the NeWP Tech Institute). This workshop was marketed exclusively to past participants in the Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institutes, with the idea that these participants would already share some basic commitments to writing instruction enabling the group…

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Literacy Summer Institute 2006

The Nebraska Writing Project Literacy Institute concluded June 23rd. Sharing Our Stories became an encompassing theme as participants explored literature and writing practice across several genre. Literature Writing Inquiry Projects engaged the participants in exploratory activities and kept everyone actively examining classsroom proactice. Featured texts included Witness, Kindred, Criss Cross,…

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