Each summer SJVWP sponsors an Invitational Leadership Institute in the Teaching of Writing also known as the Summer Institute (SI) for local teachers devoted to writing instruction. We accept applications throughout the school year from teachers who have at least three years of teaching experience, expertise in writing instruction, and leadership potential. Our Summer Institutes are competitive and require school/district support. At the end of the SI, participants become Teacher Leaders (TLs) who are expert teacher trainers and leaders. Our TLs often become leaders at their school sites in writing instruction. Moreover, since we work with 21st century literacies and the Common Core Standards, SJVWP contracts with schools and districts to develop site knowledge and ability in these areas in addition to writing instruction. For more information about partnerships, please click the tab above.
Dates for ISI 2016 (participants must attend all dates):
Pre-Institute Dates: April 30, May 14
Summer meeting dates: June 27-30, July 5-8, July 11-14, July 18-21
Summer Institute Directors: Kristie Leyba and Jessica Galvan
Link to application site. Application review begins on Feb. 19, 2016. Please be sure to submit your application BEFORE that date.