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Upcoming Programs

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Spring 2016

WMWP Spring Symposium: Engaged Learners: Moving Teachers' and Students' Thinking Forward
WMWP will hold its annual Spring Symposium at the Horace Mann Center Thursday, March 31, 4-8:30 p.m., with the theme "Engaged Learners: Moving Teachers’ and Students’ Thinking Forward." The keynote speaker will be Jamilla Jones, Social Justice Coach at John J. Duggan Academy in Springfield. Workshop sessions will focus on multi-literacies, writing in the content areas, supporting English learners, and educational technology. Download the conference flyer. Register online.

Reaching and Teaching All Learners: ELL/SPED Workshops/Grad Course
Mondays: January 11 and 25, February 8 and 22, March 7 (ELL portion); March 28, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23 (SPED portion); June 6 (synthesis); 4-7 p.m. Boland School, Springfield. To register, click Program Registration above.
This program consists of two 15-hour workshops that fulfill the Massachusetts DESE requirement that all teachers renewing their licenses earn at least 15 PDPs related to supporting ELLs and at least 15 PDPs related to students with disabilities and diverse learning styles. Teachers may enroll in either part for 15 PDPs or both for 3 credits. The full course may be counted as an elective in the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing Program. $150 for one 15-PDP workshop series (ELL or SPED), $250 for entire course. $345 additional for 3 UMass credits.

Charles Moran Teacher Leadership Fellowship
To honor the life and work of our founding director Charlie Moran, WMWP is establishing and annual award for a WMWP teacher-consultant to develop and implement a project that will benefit teachers in the region. The fellowship includes a $500 stipend. See the attached flyer for details and application information.

Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry and Enrich the Learning Experience
This 15-hour (22.5 PDP) Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources course is, offered by WMWP in partnership with the Collaborative for Educational Services, is free and open to teachers is all subjects, grades 3-12. One graduate credit available. Sessions will be held February, 27, March 8, and March 29. Register by February 6 at http://www.collaborative.org/events-and-courses/using-primary-texts-promote-inquiry-and-enrich-learning-experience

Massachusetts DESE Writing Standards in Action Project
This team of teachers from across the state is seeking new members and exemplary writing samples to annotate and post online. Writing samples specially needed are Grade 7, informative; grade 8, informative and narrative; 9-12, all modes. If you have samples or wish to join the team, contact Lauren McBride at lmcbride@doe.mass.edu.

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Summer 2016


WMWP Summer Institute
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Orientation day June 4, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. WMWP is now accepting applications for its annual three-week institute, which focuses on the teacher as writer, researcher, and presenter. Become a more reflective practitioner and build your leadership potential. Six credits available for summer institute and school-year follow-up meetings. $400 stipend. Read more.

  • Holocaust Education Network New England Satellite Institute
    WMWP is pleased to host again this year the Holocaust Education Network's only satellite institute in New England. This one-week institute, held at UMass July 25-30, includes presentations by Holocaust survivors and authors, field trips to cultural sites, books and teaching resources, and rich discussions. Three credits available. Free (dormitory room available at low cost). See the attached flyer and apply at https://www.thememoriallibrary.org/satellite-program/umass-amherst-satellite-seminar/.