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, 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.