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Writing Project Invites Competitive Applicants for Summer Institute

Publication: SUNY Cortland
Date: May 16, 2012

Summary: The Seven Valleys Writing Project (New York) is currently accepting applications for participation in its Summer Institute. Project Director David Franke says that "those who apply tend to be creative, pragmatic, and solution-oriented. . . Together, teachers develop their personal writing, their self-chosen research projects, and their leaderships skills."

 

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Now in its fourth year, the SVWP's Summer Institute refines the learning and writing skills of educators through a "teachers teaching teachers" format, explained Project Director David Franke, a SUNY Cortland professor of English and professional writing.

Program participants will develop personal and professional writing projects and learn small-group leadership skills, he noted. Both novice and experienced teachers who use writing in their disciplines are invited to apply. . . .

"The program was transformational for me," said Kathryn Cernera, a teacher at Dewitt Middle School in Ithaca, N.Y., and the associate director of the SVWP. "I learned how to use writing to inquire into my own professional questions and also how to use writing to help students learn in all my classes."

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