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Invitational Summer Institute


ISI 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of summer activities at MTSU 

At the heart of the Middle Tennessee Writing Project is a two-week long invitational institute where teachers are involved in intensive learning experiences based on writing, reading professional development literature, and sharing their own inquiry-driven best practices. The institute serves as a training ground to develop Teacher Consultants who go back into their schools, districts, and the Middle Tennessee area, continuing the model of “teachers teaching teachers.”


MTWP believes that the only way to change the way writing is taught and learned in Middle Tennessee is for teachers to lead the way. The summer institute empowers teachers to develop their roles as professionals and to continually refine their own teaching. The summer institute is merely a springboard for continued involvement in this professional development community.

The 2019 Invitational Summer Institute will take place June 3-7 (Monday through Friday) from 8:30-4:00. One evening pre-institute meeting will be scheduled prior to the summer. ISI participants will also be required to present at the Fall Conference on a writing strategy they have learned and tried through the institute. Check in and follow up meetings (either face to face or online) will also be a part of post-ISI support.

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