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For Educators

Summer Institutes

WMWP offers two different summer institutes. 

  • 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.