Invitational Leadership Institute
Invitational Leadership Institute, Summer 2020
Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have canceled the in-person portion of Summer Institute. We are working on plans to re-schedule these sessions for fall, with an online component in the summer.
The Indiana Writing Project is a local professional development organization based on the philosophy of teachers teaching teachers. It is part of a national network of universities linked with practitioners to improve the instruction and practice of writing in the classroom for students and teachers alike.
Your participation in the Invitational Leadership Institute will open doors and opportunities for you to connect with local and national teachers who share your same passion for teaching and writing.
As an ILI Fellow, you will connect with teachers who seek to learn, work, and lead together to improve students' writing experience in all content areas and levels K through college. During the Institute, participants will present inquiry-based teaching demonstrations, participate in writing groups to share and respond to one another's writing, discuss applications of current research and curricular movements in writing, and enjoy presentations by special guests.
Earn 70-80 PGP’s (Professional Growth Points)
GRADUATE CREDIT is available if desired. (Additional fees would apply if taking ILI for credit.) If interested, please contact IWP Director Susanna Benko at email@example.com.
APPLY NOW. Space is limited, so be sure to apply soon. Application deadline is April 1, 2020. There is no cost to apply.
Once you have been accepted, there is a registration fee to attend ILI.
Early bird registration (application received by March 2): $400
Regular registration (application received after March 2): $500
Why get Involved?
The Leadership Institute operates under the belief that the best model for a workshop is teachers teaching teachers. Throughout the Institute, participants write, research, and reflect on their teaching, sharing the outcome of these experiences with other participants along the way.
The Indiana Writing Project advances the principles of the National Writing Project through its programs.
Writing is pivotal to learning, academic achievement, and job success.
Writing instruction begins in kindergarten and continues through university.
Universities and schools work best when they collaborate in the service of students.
Effective teachers of writing are writers themselves.
Exemplary teachers make the best teachers of other teachers.
Teachers are the key to reform in education.
Professional development begins when teachers enter teaching and continues throughout their careers.
For more information, contact us at (765) 285-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should apply?
We invite teachers from all grade levels and content areas to participate in the Invitational Leadership Institute. We are looking for applicants who:
are active classroom teachers or administrators at any grade level, kindergarten through university, and in any discipline.
have the potential to influence other educators and become leaders in their schools.
are interested in writing and have some writing ability.
can reflect on their own teaching practice.
would enjoy learning from other teachers.
Complete and submit the application below by April 1, 2020. Apply by March 2, 2020 to qualify for early registration.
Mail completed application to the address below:
Indiana Writing Project
Dept. of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Or email application to email@example.com