The Invitational Summer Institute
The Invitational Summer Institute provides the single-most lasting impact on teachers and, in turn, on their students.
The ISI is held each year for teachers interested in developing as writers and as teachers of writing. Teachers benefit immediately from their institute experience. But it doesn't stop there. When the teachers return to their classrooms, their students benefit from being members of a class that quickly becomes transformed into a vibrant community in which writing is incorporated in meaningful, standards-driven ways across the curriculum.
Furthermore, through both formal and informal professional development, CCWP teachers share new knowledge and expertise with their colleagues. The benefits to Connecticut teachers and students are far reaching.
The CCWP works in partnership with area districts to offer high-quality professional development programs for educators.
Examples of programs include:
- A workshop series on teaching digital writing
- A student writing program on persuasive writing
- An open-institute idea exchange
- Establishing an on-site professional learning community
- Writing to learn
- Home-school-community academic connections
- Facilitated study groups
- Teacher inquiry projects