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Summer Institutes in 2014


See below for program descriptions

Missoula Invitational Summer Institute:

The 4-week, 9 credit Missoula institute will take place at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. The program fee is $995, $500 of which can be used for housing in Missoula if necessary, and there is a $135 recording fee paid to UM Continuing Education for graduate credits. Dorm rooms are available on campus, and participants will be notified of this option with their acceptance to the institute.

Feel free to contact us with questions about the costs for teachers who self-sponsor.


2014 Summer Institute Application


Southeast Summer Institute:

This year the 3-week, 7 credit southeast institute will take place at Billings High School in Billings, Montana. The program fee is $500, and there is a $135 credit recording fee for the University of Montana's Continuing Education department. Participants traveling from out of town are responsible for their own housing in Billings. Email Casey Olsen at with questions. and visit the Eastern Montana MWP website here.

Applications should be sent to the following people:

In-district (Billings) applications to: Marcia Beaumont

                                                     Lewis and Clark Middle School

                                                     1315 Lewis Ave.

                                                     Billings, MT 59102

Out-of-district applications to: Casey Olsen

                                              Columbus High School

                                              433 North Third Street

                                              Columbus, MT 59019   


Southeast Summer Institute Application


"The CCSS & IEFA" Open Institute:

These one-week programs prepare K-12 teachers in all content areas to meet the unique demands of the Common Core Standards in Montana through a study of best literacy practices and the multicultural obligations to consider when implementing Montana's IFEA-infused version of the CCSS. Participants will possess the knowledge and rationales to serve as valuable CCSS & IFEA experts within their own districts. Three sessions will be held in 2014.

For more information on these courses visit the Eastern Montana MWP website here or contact

CCSS & IEFA Application


Worlds Apart but Not Strangers:

The Montana Writing Project will host this 1-week program on the University of Montana's campus. The Holocaust Memorial Library covers the costs of this institute, so participants only need to pay the $135 credit recording fee if they register for the 3 graduate credits.

Please direct questions and completed applications to Wendy Warren at


Worlds Apart but Not Strangers Application


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