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NWP at Work: Summer Institute


The Summer Institute set is a great resource to help you plan and enhance your invitational summer institute, whether you are stepping up your recruitiment efforts or helping teachers examine their classroom practices.

Developing Citizen-Teachers Through Performance Arts in the Summer Institute

Over a ten-year period, 1996-2006, the authors turned the arts into a vehicle for providing equity, supporting educational reform, and promoting the development of citizen-teachers.

A Work in Progress: The Benefits of Early Recruitment for the Summer Institute

Site leaders at the Southern Arizona Writing Project identified the need to increase their pool of summer institute applicants. So they created a plan to recruit early, beginning on the last day of the summer institute.

Enabling Communities and Collaborative Responses to Teaching Demonstrations

Janet Swenson and Diana Mitchell noticed that responses to teacher demonstrations in the summer institute lacked the energy and thoughtfulness that characterized other activities, so they created a protocol that elicited perceptive and thorough responses.

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