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Invitational Summer Institute

Monica Lauren

SJAWP is seeking effective reading and writing teachers to join our cadre of teacher consultants.

If you want effective professional development in teaching reading and writing instruction, join us for ISI 2019

If you want

  • to know how to move reluctant students and meet the needs of students learning English, join us.
  • to earn units of graduate credit, while you enjoy your peers, join us.
  • want a supportive writing community to explore the craft, join us.
  • to recharge your teaching to better navigate the difficulties of teaching writing, join us.

Apply for the Invitational Institute 2019, a postgraduate course designed to lift the level of writing instruction and develop teacher leadership.

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SJAWP has what teachers want.

EXPERIENCE

  • the community and connection that comes from writing together
  • the perspective of interacting with educators across K-college levels
  • reading and discussing professional books by great authors who teach writing
  • the time to write so you will understand better how to teach the craft

Mark your calendar now for the orientation on

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Daily Sessions run from

July 8th-26th, 2019

There is no charge for the ISI. Funding is provided through grants from the California and National Writing Projects and by income provided by other San Jose Area Writing Project programs.

The ISI meets at San Jose State University in Sweeney Hall. Multi–week parking permits are provided for everyone selected for the program.

Note: The application process requires you to provide SJAWP with a letter of recommendation from your principal or district administrator.  You will be contacted by a teacher consultant for an over-the-phone interview after your written application has been reviewed. We look forward to hearing from you.

San Jose State University Campus 7th and San Carlos Streets

Invitational Institute Co-directors

Nancy Kennett
English Teacher
Piedmont Hills High School
East Side Union HSD

Laura Romaine Brown
Mount Pleasant ESD Literacy Intervention Coach
San Jose Area Writing Project Associate Director

Do you have questions?

Dr. Jonathan Lovell, SJAWP Director

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I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with different needs, learn how to adapt to generational gaps, and facilitate a healthy learning environment.

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

2018-05-09T07:03:11+00:00

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

    I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with 
 

 

My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to sign up for the next Super Saturday workshop. Even better. One can reinvigorate one’s own writing and writing instruction by devoting a summer to participating in an Invitational Summer Institute. Sometimes a 25 yr veteran of the classroom is in as much need of inspiration as a newly credentialed teacher.

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

2018-05-09T07:02:30+00:00

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

    My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to 
 

 

I have loved the workshop model with live students this year. It has been a great reminder of how much students already know and are capable of doing when given the tools, supports, and mentor texts they need to express their own truths. As I wrap up this school year and prepare for the next, I hope to continue building a more student-centered, authentic classroom through implementation of the methods and model text types for teaching reading and writing I have been exposed to through my experiences with the San Jose Area Writing Project.

Ariel Sarver - Veteran high school English teacher

2018-05-09T07:03:57+00:00

Ariel Sarver - Veteran high school English teacher

    I have loved the workshop model with live students this year. It has been a great reminder of how much students already know and are capable of doing when given the tools, supports, and mentor texts they need to express their own truths. 
 

 

Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

2018-05-09T07:01:53+00:00

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

    Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.
Here is always singing new songs and expressing new ideas he learned at school.
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Here is always singing new songs and expressing new ideas he learned at school.