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MWP Summer Offerings 2012

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In addition to our 22nd Invitational Summer Institute, MWP will offer the following programs open to all teachers:

* Digital Writing Workshop (CLOSED)

* Open Institute (JULY)

* All-School Assessment Workshop (AUGUST)

Digital Writing Workshop
June 18-22, 2012 (9-3)

This week-long workshop will help teachers examine the possibilities for creating student-centered, collaborative learning opportunities with technology. Mornings will be instructional focus on technology and digital literacies for audio, composition, debate, drawing, image, mapping, music, presentation, research, slideshow, video, and writing (including iMovie, Comic Life, Ning, PB Works, Google tools). Afternoons will provide time for hands-on application of digital writing skills, as participants compose their own digital texts.

2012 MWP Digital Flyer.pdf

Minnesota Writing Project Open Institute
July 16-20, 2012 (9-3)

The Minnesota Writing Project offers an interactive workshop where teachers will participate in writing groups, consider the theory and practice of writing instruction, and examine current literacy issues. Visit MWP Open Institute Webpage or flyers below for more information.

2012 open 2012.pdf
2012 open registration.pdf

Creating a District-Wide or All-School Writing Assessment
August 7-8, 2012 (9-3)

This two-day workshop will enable district or school curriculum coordinators to develop an all-school or district-wide writing assessment. This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn how to create an effective prompt and set up in-house scoring. Opportunities will be given to select range finders and anchor papers and work with holistic as well as domain scoring.

2012 assessment workshop.pdf
2012 assessment registration (pdf)

Author Talk - Wednesday, June 27th 2012

DRochelle.pngAuthor David LaRochelle will be the guest presenter at this year's retreat for the 22nd Annual Invitational Summer Institute on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012.

LaRochelle has written several books for children and young adults, including Absolutely, Positively Not, and his most recent picture book, The Best Pet of All. See LaRochelle's website for more information on his work. Contact MWP to register for the event.

For more information on any of these summer offerings please contact MWP@umn.edu, 612-625-6323