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Summer 2009 Open Institute Opportunities


Strengthening the Links:

Connecting English Language Learners’ Writing Throughout the Curriculum, July 27-31

This workshop is FREE to teachers thanks to the support of the San Antonio Writing Project

An Open Institute focusing on Writing Across the Curriculum and English Language Learners

This Open Institute will engage teachers in the essentials of teaching writing, with a special focus on teaching English Language Learners. Topics covered by the institute include the writing process; writing workshop; writing across the curriculum, integrating writing, reading, and content areas; and evaluating writing.

In addition, participants will write themselves, share their writing, and read scholarship and relevant research about teaching writing, particularly teaching ELL writers. Teacher Consultants of the San Antonio Writing Project will also present teaching demonstrations of successful writing lessons used in the classroom.

Institute Leader: Nora Gonzalez, SAWP Teacher Consultant and Teacher from Ft. Sam Houston Independent School District

Who Can Participate? Teachers from any grade or discipline, 1st through College, who wish to learn more about the practice of teaching writing, especially how to teach English Language Learners

Tuition/Cost: Free. This Open Institute is being sponsored by The San Antonio Writing Project.

Dates and times for Institute: July 27-31, 2009 9-3:30 each day

Location: University of Texas at San Antonio--Downtown (exact location TBA)

Registration due date: July 13, 2009 To register, fill out the online registration form.

Participants will receive 30 Professional Development Credits (30 clock hours), certified by the Academy for Teacher Excellence at UTSA.

For additional information, please email sawp@utsa.edu


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