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Northern Plains Writing Project Hosts Summer Institute

Publication: Minot State University
Date: July 17, 2012

Summary: The Northern Plains Writing Project (North Dakota) will be hosting their annual Summer Institute this month. More than twenty local teachers will be participating in the institute, which aims to improve the teachers' writing skills and share their classroom techniques.


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As a site of the National Writing Project, the [Northern Plains Writing Project (NPWP)] Summer Institute offers teachers a place to read and discuss ideas about teaching writing and using writing to teach—plus time to write," said Ron Fischer, associate English professor and NPWP co-director. "Readings include common and grade-specific selections to meet the needs and interests of all teachers participating in the institute. Teachers also share best teaching practices through hands-on teaching demonstrations and explore the teaching of writing by writing. . . ."

Upon completing last year's institute, a participant raved about the experience.

" . . . I have a better understanding of what I need to teach and how I teach writing," writes a participant in the 2011 institute.

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Read "Area educators attending Northern Plains Writing Project institutes" from Minot State University.

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