2017 Invitational Summer Institute Plus

The Chicago Area Writing Project is sponsoring its 38th Invitational Summer Institute in Writing, called the Summer Institute Plus to reflect the new schedule, for selected K-college teachers who want to improve their own writing and writing instruction as well as to learn to design and lead workshops for other teachers.  Applicants must have at least three years of teaching experience.

Summer Institute participants will receive all handouts and two professional books at no charge.  Participants will develop a shortened version of a workshop demonstration that could be included in a CAWP Professional Development program and immerse themselves in research and strategies related to writing instruction.  For application, 2017 CAWP Summer Institute Plus Application (5-3 deadline)

LOCATION UIC Campus, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago


Extended Application Deadline              Wed., May 3, 2017
Interviews (for Deadline 2)                               Sat., May 13, 2017

Orientation (for all accepted)     Sat., June 10, 2017    9 a.m.-noon

Part 1-Summer Institute   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Week 1  Tue.-Fri.    June 27-30, 2017
Week 2  Wed.-Fri.     July 5-7, 2017
Week 3  Tue.-Fri.      July 11-14, 2017

Part 2 – 2017-2018 School Year (4 weekend meetings)
Friday evening and Saturday Tentative Schedule
Aug. 18-19, 2017; Sept. 29-30, 2017; Feb. 16-17, 2018; and Mar. 23-24, 2018