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Upcoming Programs


Summer 2016


History Alive! Writing Springfield Then and Now

Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The camp is free for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, $100 for other students.   The Armory has a lot more to offer than a history of firearms. Students will have a chance to learn about immigration, labor, precision manufacturing, social justice movements, and much more. See the flyer for more information. Click here to register.

WMWP Summer Institute
Monday-Friday, June 27-July 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Orientation day June 18, 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.

WMWP Professional Writing Workshop

Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. UMass Amherst.

Facilitated by site director Bruce Penniman, this work­shop is based on two assumptions: that teachers have valuable knowledge, and that this knowledge should be published. Participants will explore questions that arise in classroom practice, in their work as program leaders, or in their lives as professionals. They will receive support in writing and research, guidance about potential audiences and the satisfaction of moving sub­stantially toward publication of their work in some form. 15 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available. $125 registration fee. Register at

*CANCELLED*Teaching with Technology: Connected Learning in a Connected World*CANCELLED*

Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, July 25-28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Friday, July 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton.

Connected Learning is an approach that sees learning as interest-driven, peer supported, and oriented toward powerful outcomes for youth. Connected Learning also encourages production-centered learning in open network environments within communities of shared purpose. Led by Kevin Hodgson, this institute will explore ways that technology and digital literacies are impacting how young people are writing and composing, using the Connected Learning framework as a lens for designing instructional practices. Participants will engage in active learning as teacher-writers and put their learning into practice by designing and facilitating two middle school digital writing camps offered by WMWP at SVAHS. 67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits available. $250 registration fee.

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