Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Third Coast Writing Project Announces 2013 Summer Programs

The Third Coast Writing Project has announced its 2013 Summer Programs for teachers and children. All applications, contacts, and program information can be accessed at http://thirdcoastwp.wikispaces.com/.
Invitational Summer Institute (June 17-28)
Our flagship program is available by application and invitation only. We will read, write, and demonstrate teaching in an engaging, but intense professional experience. The program will cap at 10 participants. All accepted participants will receive a $500 stipend. Two WMU graduate credits are available. SCECHs are included. Invitational Summer Institute applications must be returned by May 1, 2013.

Teacher as Writer (June 25-29)
This program focuses on the inner-writer that exists in all teachers. Under the guidance of our experienced poet/writer/creative writing teacher, teachers get the chance to concentrate, full-time on their own writing – fiction, poetry, or professional. Cost: $200 (SCECHs included; there is an option for one (1) WMU graduate credit with additional enrollment for interested participants.)Teacher as Writer applications must be returned by May 1, 2013. 

Invitational Summer Workshop (Co-Sponsored with AAESA) (July 30-August 2)
The ISW focuses on teaching writing, addressing the Common Core mandates, and using writing to help students and teachers think and learn in all content areas. Cost: Free to all AAESA districts; $200 for non-AAESA districts (SCECHs included; there is an option for one (1) WMU graduate credit with additional enrollment for interested participants.)
Holocaust Education Network Michigan Satellite Seminar [Co-Sponsored by TCWP with the Holocaust Education Network/Memorial Library of New York], July 7-12, 2013.  
Educators are invited to participate in the Second Michigan Satellite Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education sponsored by The Memorial Library of New York City. The seminar will be held in Farmington Hills, MI, July 7-12, 2013, at the Holocaust Memorial Center--Zekelman Family Campus. Our grant support means we can offer teachers this opportunity for a very low fee: for $100 teachers will receive lodging at the Courtyards by Marriott of Farmington Hills, most meals, and all materials and fees, all told approximately $700 per teacher will be invested by us! Then, teachers who complete the program are immediately eligible for an additional $1000 in grant money to take back to local classrooms and schools to provide additional training, Holocaust education, or programming.

Camp for Young Writers (June 17-June 28)
This enrichment camp provides the spark for aspiring young writers in two distinct groups (ages 8-10 & 11-14). Our directors and teachers help motivated children find their direction in writing – poems, stories, and much more come to life and culminates in a public reading for families, friends, and teachers. Cost: $150

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Bush, English, at jonathan.bush@wmich.edu or 269-387-2571

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