Invitational Summer Institute Application

This four-week program for K-16 teachers focuses on writing and the teaching of writing. Tuesday-Friday, July 5-29, 2011, 8:30-4:00. UMass.120 PDPs and 6 credits. Limit 16. Applications now being accepted. Stipend $800 (payable in summer and school-year installments).

Step 1: Application

Download the Application as a Word document or a PDF.

Mail the completed application to:

Western Massachusetts Writing Project
258 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
130 Hicks Way
Amherst MA 01003

You may also email your application to wmwp@english.umass.edu, and send any additional materials by mail.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-admissions basis, so apply early!


Step 2: Group Informational Session
Applicants who satisfactorily complete Step 1 must attend a group meeting in Spring 2011. This 1 1/2 hour "getting-to-know-you" session will be used to clarify the expectations of the summer institute and will include a writing activity and informal small-group discussions of writing and the teaching of writing.

P lease contact institute director Joanne Wisniewski with any questions or call the office at 413-545-5466.