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Oakland Writing Project's ISI Aims to Make Writers of Everyone

Publication: UM-Flint NOW
Date: June 1, 2017

Summary: At University of Michigan-Flint, the Oakland Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute builds a writing community of teachers from across Michigan, and gives them the tools to bring those communities back to their students.

 

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'The networking between teachers and the support between the teachers is incredible and that will lift up the writing prowess of students across Michigan,' Finney said. 'We need to make everyone a writer. Writing is a thinking event. It is about the livelihood of our country. It is the ability to express yourself and to think coherently and critically. Those skills are part of what engaged, civically-minded citizens need to thrive.'"

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