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Invitational Summer Institute

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Alana Trammell guides participants through a writing in science lesson.

The Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is the core of the CTWP's professional development programming, and it is an activity that is held at all 175+ sites of the National Writing Project across the nation. Teachers who apply for and attend the CTWP Invitational Summer Institute engage with other teachers and site directors to share and explore effective teaching strategies for teaching thinking, reading, and writing in all content areas.

Participants apply starting in late fall and are interviewed by CTWP directors through the winter and spring. All receive graduate credit hours through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. When participants complete the institute, they became Teacher Consultants for the National Writing Project and join the 470+ Teacher Consultants in the CTWP network.

All activities and services offered through the CTWP are provided by Teacher Consultants. (Explore our website to learn about our offerings.)

The 2022 ISI cohort will be guided by Director Liz Stephens and Co-Director Robert Merkett. Applications are available now. As in 2021, this year's institute will be delivered virtually.. 

Application for the 2022 ISI 

Information flyer for the 2022 ISI