Teacher Programs

2019 CAWP Invitational Summer Institute in Writing

Click here to download 2019 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application.

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. 4, 2019

Deadline 2                                         Mon., Apr. 29, 2019
Interviews (for Deadline 1)                 Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Interviews (for Deadline 2)                Sat., May 18, 2019

Orientation (for all accepted)          Sat., June 8, 2019    9 a.m.-noon

Part 1 – Summer Institute        8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Week 1  Mon.-Thu.                         June 24-27, 2019
Week 2  Mon.-Wed.                       July 1-3, 2019
Week 3  Mon.-Thu.                        July 8-11, 2019

Part 2 – 2019-2020 School Year   (8 weekend meetings)
Friday evening and Saturday morning Tentative Schedule
Sat., Aug. 24, Fri.-Sat, Oct. 4-5 and Nov. 1-2, 2019; Sat., Jan. 25,
Feb. 29, and Mar. 21, 2020.

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.

Click here to download 2019 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application.