Institute in the Teaching of Writing



2016 TWO-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE (3 credits), Broadway Commons, Salem

Saturday, July 23 Orientation                         8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday, July 25 through August 5      9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


This institute is generously sponsored by George Fox University and grants from the National Writing Project.  Participants can earn 3 graduate level semester credits for a significantly reduced tuition rate of $425 per credit hour, making the total cost $1,275.  Alternatively, participants can attend for a total cost of $400 (PDU certificate issued upon completion).  Please check with your school district about tuition/workshop workshop fee reimbursement. Many school districts will reimburse in full or in part, including Salem-Keizer, Dallas, Central, Newberg, Woodburn, McMinnville, Sherwood and others.


Apply online. After the application is received, an interview will be scheduled with each applicant. Questions at the interview will touch on your writing interests and concerns, your philosophy of teaching writing, your list of questions and answers, and your desire to work in collaboration with others during the Institute.

In Their Own Words

Comments from Program Participants

"OWP offers an opportunity to work collaboratively and share the best writing strategies with colleagues."

"A wonderful way to develop the habits of a writer."

"So many more ideas! I actually feel like going back to teach tomorrow. Craziness in July! I am excited and confident about teaching writing."

"I'm inspired to use writing in my science teaching to help my students verbalize abstract concepts."

"The Summer Institute has fostered in me a greater recognition of how all the grade levels, kindergarten through college, are connected and reflect each other."

"I appreciate the opportunity to explore the research and writings in the field ... With theory comes the power and justification to try always more things in teaching ..."

"I never knew writing would be so spirited and enlightening."

"The freedom to write and think and reflect and write again is a wonderful gift."