SAWP Invitational Summer Institute Generally concurrent with UA Summer Session I, around June 1 - July 2.
6-credit professional development for k-16 teachers
Applications for SAWP's six credit-hour summer invitational institute are being accepted for the coming year.
- Intensive leadership training to enable participants to become expert teachers of teachers
- Designed for applicants (teachers and administrators) with endorsement as outstanding professionals in their school or district
- Teachers/Administrators write daily for both personal and professional purposes, participate in peer response groups, develop writing portfolios
- Teachers/Administrators review writing process theory, writing across the curriculum theory, and explore in depth some aspect of writing (alternative assessments, teacher-researcher models, etc.)
- Teachers/Administrators prepare and demonstrate research projects, inservice presentations for site and district level staff development
- Graduates of the Invitational Institute become Teacher/Consultants (T/C's) and join the SAWP network of teachers eligible to lead staff development workshops across southern Arizona
How to Apply for the Invitational Summer Institute
Qualifications: 2 years teaching experience
- Personal Statement describing your professional development goals, experiences in staff development, your philosophy of teaching writing, and how the writing project would contribute to your goals.
- Resume (include name, address, phone, email address, teaching and education experiences and background).
- Letter of Recommendation from writing project colleague, administrator, department head, or other educator qualified to comment on your teaching and professional work.
Email completed application to Dr. Stephanie Troutman, Director, Southern Arizona Writing Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail completed application:Southern Arizona Writing Project, Department of English The University of Arizona PO Box 210067 Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
You will be contacted to participate in an interview. Successful candidates will attain admission to the Graduate College at the University of Arizona in order to register for English or LRC 597a.
2013 Summer Institute Teachers
Seated from left: Debra Webber, Kathryn Panas, Lindsay Sulik, Kathryn Chavez, Adrian Weaver. Standing from left: Kate Cusumano, Lucas Wildner, Ana Woolfolk, Teresa Driver, Christina McGee, Matt Sadowl, Nicolette Baker, Flory Simon, Stacia Reeves, Eric Telfer