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Rural Sites Network Events

Rural Sites Network Rural Institute

July 21–27, 2004

Morehead University
Morehead, Kentucky
Host site: Morehead Writing Project

The NWP Rural Sites Network will conduct a Rural Institute from July 21-27, 2004 at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. This is a biennial event that brings together two-person teams from NWP sites that have developed effective programs for teachers in rural areas and sites that are grappling with ways to meet the needs of rural schools in their service areas. The RSN Rural Institute is patterned after the familiar NWP invitational summer institute. The institute will include demonstrations based on effective site projects or programs and provide time for reading, discussion of critical rural issues, writing and response, and site team planning.

Participants will be chosen through a peer review process. Preference will be given to sites that are sending a two-person team, however a site sending only one site leader may still apply.

  • To share effective models for summer institute, inservice, continuity programs, and leadership development that have been successful and could be replicated by sites that serve rural teachers
  • To get response to site programs or projects that are currently being used in rural settings
  • To discuss and address burning issues related to rural education
  • To gain a better understanding of the Rural Sites Network and the NWP network
  • To create plans for new site projects that address the challenges of serving rural schools
  • To swap ideas about books and authors with a rural focus.
How to Apply
For details about how to apply, download the flyer below. Application Deadline: March 26, 2004

Downloadable Files

RSN Rural Institute 2004 Flyer and Application Form
A flyer and application form for the RSN Rural Institute 2004. Application deadline: March 26, 2004.
MS Word Download MS Word


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2004 NWP Rural Sites Network Rural Institute Dates Set (2004)
The NWP Rural Sites Network's (RSN) second biennial RSN Rural Institute is set for July 21–27, 2004, in the mountains of Morehead, Kentucky.

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