8:00-8:30 Business and Daily Rehash
8:30-9:30 Writing Prompt
9:30-11:30 Writing/Writing Groups
12:30-1:00 Ten minutes of theory/research to enjoy
1:00-3:00 Collaborative inquiry/lessons
3:00-3:30 Read Around
3:30-4:00 Ink Shed—reflecting on the day
It looks like a standard workshop day—ordinary, unexciting, business as usual. However, don’t let that orderly schedule mislead you. These days are packed with experimenting, risk-taking, talking, wondering, laughing, crying….So, perhaps the schedule should look like this:
What will you have at the end of the Summer Institute? Because this is a graduate level course, there are some expectations for what will be produced. Firstly, at the Retreat, you will publicly share an Archeological Literacy Dig so we all come to know each other as writers.
Once we return to OSU, you and a partner will be responsible for one Rehash (a useful instructional tool that reviews the work of the day before) that will be presented to the whole group. The other projects that you will be expected to complete are a lesson, series of lessons or unit that will be shared with the community as part of an Instructional Portfolio, and a final written multigenre project based on the idea of community which is also presented to the whole group during our last days together. Further we will put together an anthology with some of your favorite pieces that you have written during the Summer Institute.
“CAWP's Summer Institute has connected me with so many wonderful and inspiring teachers. I have yet to meet a Writing Project person who wasn't a kindred spirit!”