2013 Annual Institute welcomes new teacher-consultants

The 2013 Annual Institute of the Maine Writing Project concluded with the seven-day Institute on Teacher Leadership held on the Orono campus July 1-12.  Twelve Fellows completed the online Introduction to the National Writing Project during the UMaine spring semester and became teacher-consultants by completing the July institute.

Highlights of this year’s institute included a visit from local children’s author Katie Quirk , a morning writing and sharing with forty-two writers from grades 3-12 at the Orono Young Authors Camp ,and our new TCs demonstrating their teaching practices at our Promising Practices Conference on July 11th.

This summer, an Advanced Institute in Teacher Leadership welcomed back six teacher-consultants from previous years.  These experienced MWP teacher leaders mentored the new Fellows along with completing their own writing and investigation of teacher leadership.