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Red River Valley Writing Project Summer Institute 2019

May 17 @ 5:15 pm - 8:15 pm


Who we are:
The Red River Valley Writing Project is a professional development and support network for K-college teachers. Its focus is to improve the teaching and use of writing across all grade levels and subject areas.

Our mission
•Create a network of teachers who can share their successes in teaching and using writing.
•Develop a community of teachers who write.
•Encourage personal and professional growth in the teaching of writing.
•Improve the writing of students in the region.

What does the Summer Institute offer?
As a site of the National Writing Project, the RRVWP Summer Institute offers participants a place to read and discuss ideas about teaching writing and using writing to teach—plus time to write. Readings include common and individual selections to meet the needs and interests of all participants in the institute. Teachers also share best teaching practices through hands-on teaching demonstrations and explore the teaching of writing by writing.

Stipend & Credit
Participants are eligible to receive up to a $700 stipend to reimburse the cost of tuition and travel for the institute. Institute fellows are eligible for up to three credits through NDSU. Requirements for credit: participation, teaching demonstration, and portfolio due July 31.

When is the Institute?
Pre-institute orientation
Friday, May 17th from 5:15-8:15 pm and
Saturday, May 18th 9:00 am-noon

Summer Institute
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9am-4pm
Travel to NWP Midwest Conference in Minneapolis: August 1-3

Fall Reunion
Saturday, Oct 5, 9:00 am-1pm. Lunch provided. Stipends will be submitted, with payment to arrive 2-4 weeks after conclusion of reunion.

Who can participate?
Teachers of any subject, at any grade level, in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota may apply. Since National Writing Project summer institutes are invitational, all participants must apply directly to the RRVWP.

How can I apply?
By April 22nd, fill out the online application and make sure your administrator or supervisor has completed an online recommendation.
Application link: https://forms.gle/duAXTTtTDQ2XjtRK8
Recommendation link:


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Fargo, ND 58108-6050 United States
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Kelly Sassi