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2013 MWP Summer Offerings

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In addition to our 23rd Invitational Summer Institute, MWP will offer the following June programs open to all teachers:

* Course: Writing for Social Justice

* Advanced Institute

* Author Visit: Joyce Sidman

CI 5410: Writing for Social Justice
June 17-21; 25, 27: 2013, (9-3)

This summer we will offer a 3-credit graduate course, open to teachers from any discipline, K-College, including those who have already attended the Invitational Summer Institute. The MWP Open Institute course will focus on writing for change and social justice, exploring themes of social justice through writing, teaching and learning. In addition to writing, participants will read from course texts such as Linda Christensen's Reading, Writing, and Rising Up and Teaching for Joy and Justice. For more information see course flyer below.

Open Institute 2013.pdf

Minnesota Writing Project Advanced Institute: A Collaboration with Norway's Trondheim Writing Project
June 24-28 2013

As many of you know, MWP leaders were invited to Norway to share information about our site in 2011 and Norwegian educators visited us in 2012 leading to four teachers from Norway attending last summer's Invitational Summer Institute Now, our colleagues in Norway have embarked on creating their own Writing Project site and first Summer Institute in Trondheim, Norway.

Our Advanced Institute will take place during the same week as the Trondheim Writing Project's Summer Institute, so we can engage in a shared cross-cultural inquiry into how writing is taught and how teachers can learn together in Norway and the United States. There will be no cost to attend this Advanced Institute (other than your own transportation and parking costs), and we hope you will find the mix of writing, reading, and discussing during this week together enriching for your own practice as a teacher and writer.

To apply for this special opportunity, please contact MWP@umn.edu, 612-625-6323. You will then be connected with the group leaders who will send you an application.

Author Talk - Wednesday, June 26th 2013

joyce sidman.JPGAuthor Joyce Sidman will be the guest presenter at this year's retreat for the 23rd Annual Invitational Summer Institute on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. Sidman has written several poetry books for children, including Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night.

See Sidmans's website for more information about her work. http://www.joycesidman.com/

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