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For Educators

Summer Institutes

WMWP offers four different summer institutes. 

  • The Civics Literacy Leadership Institute, which aims to help teachers reflect, write, and guide implementation of the standards and the civics mandate to fully prepare students for college, career, and civic life, and to advance as school and community leaders.
  • The College, Career, & Community Writers Program, or C3WP, which aims to provide students with the skills necessary to be active and engaged citizens by answering “the contemporary call for respectful argumentative discourse. The instructional resources help teachers and students read critically, explore multiple points of view, and finally take a stand on important issues” (C3WP).
  • The Summer Leadership Institute, or SLI, which aims to engage teachers in their own writing to explore ways to use writing more meaningfully in their classrooms by centering the institute around four central themes:
  1. Classroom inquiry,
  2. Reflection and implementation,
  3. Language and power, and
  4. Literacy and learning.
  • The Olga Lengyel Institute, or TOLI, which aims to deepen educators knowledge of the Holocaust and Jewish culture and refine their teaching practice. TOLI includespresentations by Holocaust survivors and authors, field trips to cultural sites, books and teaching resources, and rich discussions.