Invitational Institute


             2016 Writing Institute
             PWP 597-31

Institute dates:

Spring: Saturdays, April 30, May 14, June 4
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer: June 27 - 30, July 5 - 8, and July 11 - 14
from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fall: Saturday, October 8, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


WCU Graduate Center

1160 McDermott Drive

West Chester, PA

Early deadline: December 4, 2015 - a limited number of $500 stipends are available for those who apply by the early deadline.

Final application deadline: April 14, 2016.


Invitational Institute Application form


The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project offers an Invitational Institute in the Teaching of Writing. Participants earn six graduate credits from West Chester University.

Experienced teachers come together to demonstrate and examine their classroom practices, study the latest research about teaching, and develop their own teaching skills. As a result of these activities, teachers are better prepared for their own classrooms and for teaching other teachers.

This teachers-teaching-teachers model is the heart of the Project philosophy.

A limited number of stipends are available through the National Writing Project to help defray costs.

Teachers who successfully complete an Institute are eligible to teach in PAWLP's summer Youth Programs, present in courses, and provide professional development for local school districts.

An application form, endorsement from a PAWLP Fellow or school district administrator, and interview are required. Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. For more information or an application please call the PAWLP office at 610-436-2202 or e-mail


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