Teacher Programs

2020 CAWP Invitational Summer Institute in Writing

The Chicago Area Writing Project is sponsoring its 39th Invitational Summer Institute in Writing, called Summer Institute Plus to reflect the 2-part schedule, for selected K-college teachers who want to improve their own writing and writing instruction as well as learn to design and lead workshops for other teachers.  Applicants must have at least three years of teaching experience.

Location/ Attendance:  University of Illinois at Chicago, DHSP Building, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608-1316                 

Deadline 1:  Mon., Mar. 2, 2020               Deadline 2: Mon., May 4, 2020
Interviews (for Deadline 1)               Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Interviews (for Deadline 2)               Sat., May 23, 2020
Orientation (for all accepted)          Sat., June 13, 2020    9 a.m.-noon

Part 1-Summer Institute   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Week 1  Mon.-Thu.           June 29-July 2, 2020
Week 2  Mon.-Thu..          July 6-9, 2020
Week 3  Mon.-Wed.          July 13-15, 2020

Part 2 – 2020-21 School Year (8 weekend meetings) Mixed in-person and video conference
Sat., Aug. 22, Fri.-Sat, Oct. 2-3 and Nov. 6-7, 2020; Sat., Jan. 23, Feb. 27, and Mar. 20, 2021.

Selected teachers participate for no cost but will be asked to purchase two professional books.  Upon completion of Part 1 and Part 2 (see below), they will join the professional network of CAWP Teacher Consultants who receive newsletters and qualify for special programs such as advanced courses, teacher inquiry groups, personal writing groups, and more!   CPDUs will be given for both parts.