MWP Welcomes Class of 2016 Teacher-Consultants
The 2016 Annual Institute of the Maine Writing Project concluded with the seven-day Institute on Teacher Leadership held on the Orono campus July 6-15. Seven 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 Ellen Potter, a morning writing and sharing with writers from grades 3-12 at the Orono Young Authors Camp, and our new teacher-consultants demonstrating their teaching practices at our Promising Practices Conference on July 14th.
An Advanced Institute in Teacher Leadership welcomed back four 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.