- Missoula Invitational Summer Institute: June 10 - July 5, The University of Montana
- Southeast Montana Invitational Summer Institute: June 10 - June 28, Skyview High School, Billings
- Native Voices Summer Institute: July 15 - Aug 3, University of Montana campus
"The CCSS & IEFA" Open Institute: June 3rd - June 10th, Skyview High School, Billings
- Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education & Indian Education For All. July 21 - July 27, University of Montana campus
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 $975, $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 the 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.
Deadline for applications is extended to March 31st, 2013
Southeast Summer Institute:
This year the 3-week, 7 credit southeast institute will take place at Skyview 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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
Native Voices Summer Institute:
Native Voices is a 3-week long immersion course in Native literature. It acquaints participants with a long history and teaches the contemporary reality of Native use of narrative and exposition. Over the course of the program, participants will be provided ample opportunities to do writing on their own, as well as the opportunity to produce and present an inquiry demonstration lesson that develops out of an investigation into teaching/learning issues concerning American Indians today.
Please, by April 15th, mail application to
Montana Writing Project
UM Dept of English
Missoula MT 59812
"The CCSS & IEFA" Open Institute:
To honor MCA 20-1-501 and to address teachers’ concern about how to make adjustments given the shifting paradigms required by the MCCS, the MWP Open Institute: Common Core State Standards proposes to provide teachers in all content areas with strategies for understanding the CCSS and for moving standards to embrace Indian Education for All (IEFA) curriculum. Careful reading and thoughtful interpretation of the CCSS will avoid predictable misunderstandings, and building curriculum from worthy tasks like those afforded by Indian Education for All offers the pathway to performance envisioned by the Common Core. This course will offer 3 graduate credits through the University of Montana.
For more information on this new course, click here.
Worlds Apart but Not Strangers:
The Montana Writing Project will host this 1-week program in the new Payne Family Native American Center 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.
Please direct questions and completed applications to Wendy Warren at email@example.com.
The application deadline has been extended to May 1st.
Wonders of Writing: Montana Writing Project's Young Writers Workshop
- When: TBA
- Where: TBA
- Cost: $175, which covers materials, instruction, and snacks.
- Contact Brooklyn Walter at the Montana Writing Project with inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org (406) 243-4680
Informational Flyer from 2011 (PDF)
The Montana Writing Project, a nationally-recognized professional development organization for teachers dedicated to improving student writing, offers Young Writers Workshops for students in grades 5-8. We invite young writers to join a community of peers and enthusiastic teachers to find inspiration—and time—for their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Participants will receive individualized writing instruction, engage with other writers, and have opportunities to share their work.