Invitational Summer Institute 2014
Imagine three weeks completely immersed in the teaching of writing with other dedicated teachers.
The Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is a place where teachers from all content areas, who are interested in writing come together to explore best practices, write and respond to others’ writing and read and discuss current research. Teachers often say the summer institute is life changing or the best professional development ever. Research based and classroom tested practices for ELL integration, technology, achievement gap reduction and CCSS/OAS are some of the topics of study. Educators leave the summer institute with a wealth of ideas generated by sharing with other dedicated educators; strategies and activities for instruction and assessment; a renewed energy for teaching; a sense of confidence in their own writing ability and a connection to a larger collegial group.
The 21st annual Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) will be held Friday, June 13- Thursday, July 3 on the OSU Tulsa campus. Participants will meet Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:45. A group interview, a pre-institute and a follow up institute are scheduled outside of the summer dates. Teachers in all subjects and grade levels (PreK-University) may apply. The ISI is a three hour graduate class and students may enroll in either English 5210 or CIED 5720.
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Important Dates: April 5 from 11-12:30 Summer Institute group interview at OSU Tulsa.
May 3 from 10-3 Pre-Institute meeting at OSU Tulsa.
Application to Graduate College process: If you are not currently enrolled in OSU you may enroll as anon-degree seeking student but begin the process now. You can apply online at the graduate collegehttps://app.it.okstate.edu/gradcollege Click the "Create a Sign-in Account" link to start your account. Once your account has been created, you can create and submit your application online. The non-refundable application fee is $40. Enrollment requires one original transcript from each college or university attended (all transcripts must be official with the college's or registrar's original seal and should show any degrees completed). To be reviewed for admission consideration, it is recommended that a complete application be received at least one month prior to the beginning of school to allow for adequate review time.
Welcome to Oklahoma State University Writing Project
The Oklahoma State University Writing Project is committed to improving the teaching and learning of multiple literacies in Oklahoma's classrooms. As pre-k through university educators, we offer our colleagues a long-term professional development community. Our goal is to nurture reflective practitioners and teacher leaders grounded in inquiry and research-based practice. Effective teachers are the best instruments of social equity and positive educational change.
Professional Development Opportunities for Districts, Schools, and Conferences
What kind of professional development does the Oklahoma State University Writing Project offer?
The short answer is all kinds, to all grades, in all subjects. Our teacher consultants design sessions, mini-institutes, camps, or labs to meet your needs.We help teachers incorporate critical thinking via writing to learn. We help teachers prepare students for state tests, design meaningful writing prompts, and integrate technology. Please download OUR FLYER for information about our professional development offerings and for contact information.