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Teachers Attend Central Arizona Writing Project Summer Institute

Publication: ASU News
Date: July 3, 2012

Summary: Twenty teachers will be taking part in the 2012 Central Arizona Writing Project Summer Institute. The Summer Institute, which embodies the "teacher teaching teachers" principle of the National Writing Project, will focus on strategies for teaching writing and encouraging teachers to develop their own writing skills.


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Little by little, Antonio Bryant leads his class into a writing exercise. Before they know it, the students are putting words on paper, and creating a story.

A true scenario, but Bryant's students are not elementary school pupils, but teachers from the Phoenix area who have gathered to learn new ways of teaching students to write.

The 20 teachers, ranging from kindergarten to college, are part of the summer 2012 Central Arizona Writing Project Summer Institute sponsored by Arizona State University and the National Writing Project. Bryant teaches fifth grade at ASU Preparatory Academy.

The invitation-only institute, part of the National Writing Project (NWP), takes place for three weeks each June. For three hours a day, the invited writing teachers gather to present workshops, such as Bryant's, on how to teach writing, to write themselves, and to reflect on how they can use what they have learned in their own classrooms.

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