Summer College for Teachers

scft5 sqWednesday, July 24 - Friday, July 26, 2019


The Summer College for Teachers is an immersive conference for teachers and administrators. Participants collaboratively integrate non-fiction prose into their curricula and expository writing into their practice in a responsive environment nurturing strong learning communities.

Each year, high school and college educators from across New Jersey come together for the Writing Program Institute's Summer College for Teachers, a professional development opportunity offered by the nationally recognized Rutgers Writing Program. The Summer College gives teachers a chance to share and reflect on their practices. Together, we explore ways to creatively integrate nonfiction into curricula. WPI faculty offer a slate of interactive modules drawn from our pedagogy that respond to current educational challenges.

The Summer College focuses on providing participants with tools to enhance their current curriculum using the Rutgers Writing Program pedagogy. Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers Writing Program Director, then Writing Program administrators will lead seminars and workshops. Teachers will participate in three full days of collaborative modules that explore topics like close reading nonfiction, effective commenting, and thorough peer-to-peer revision. On the last day, registrants will attend a panel discussion led by experienced high school teachers who have attended Summer College in the past and have implemented WPI practices in their classrooms. Each day runs from 9:30-3:00 with breakfast and lunch included. A daily schedule can be provided upon request.

We are a growing network of passionate, supportive educators building bridges across disciplines and geographies, high schools and universities. We cordially invite you to join us this summer for our expanded program!

Registration is open. Click here to register.

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2019 Summer College for Teachers Brochure