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Local educators invited to apply for Appalachian Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute

The Appalachian Writing Project of the Center for Teaching Excellence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is accepting applications for the 2010 Invitational Summer Institute to be held on campus June 21 through July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators who have current licenses and are currently employed in a school division are eligible to apply. Teachers in the areas of science, math and history are especially encouraged to apply, though applicants in all subject areas will be considered. Applications will be accepted through the first week of February.

Outstanding applicants are invited to the ISI to continue research in writing pedagogy, engage in creative and professional writing and collaborate with other teachers. Benefits include valuable resource materials and a choice of either graduate credit or a stipend. Graduates will become Teacher Consultants with the AWP, trained to provide in-service workshops in their respective subject areas.

The Appalachian Writing Project is a member of the National Writing Project.

For more information or an application, please visit the Appalachian Writing Project’s Web site at Interested applicants may also e-mail Co-Director Leah Mullins at, Co-Director Hope Cloud at or Director Amy Clark at