Invitational Summer Institute - Central Texas Area
The Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is the core of the CTWP's professional development programming, and it is an activity that is conducted by 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.
The 2020 participants met in a fully virtual format for the first time since 1998 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The participants applied starting in late fall and were interviewed by CTWP directors through the winter and spring. Twenty-two were invited to attend the institute from June 8 through July 3. All received graduate credit hours through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. When the participants completed the institute, they became Teacher Consultants for the National Writing Project and joined the 400+ 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 2021 ISI cohort will be guided by Director Liz Stephens and Co-Director Robert Merkett. Applications are available now. As in 2020, this year's institute will be delivered virtually..