Project Description

Writing and Thinking

This workshop provides a retreat where participants reflect on the way they teach writing and are introduced to the Institute’s basic writing practices. Teachers meet in groups of 12 to 15 for a series of seven 90- and 120-minute sessions, in which they explore their values and concerns as writers and teachers. The sessions focus on such topics as invention strategies, coaching the writing process, and revision.

Because teachers often work alone, without the support of a vital learning community, and often have little opportunity to write, in or out of the classroom, the workshop is communal and collaborative. Teachers write together, exchange ideas, and respond to one another’s works. Through these activities they become more aware of the composing process and of their students’ struggles to acquire the ability to produce expressive, well developed, and engaged writing. This workshop is for secondary and college teachers of language arts, English, and composition. Teachers of all subjects who want to understand how writing generates thinking are also invited to participate.

Early-bird fee: $1,350
The early-bird payment deadline is June 1, 2017.

Regular fee (after June 1): $1,500

Early-bird Commuter fee*: $1,050
Regular Commuter fee* (after June 1): $1,200

Registration fees must be paid in full before or at workshop check-in on July 9.

Fees include tuition, materials, a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, and meals beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast.

*Commuter fee includes tuition, materials, and week-day lunches only.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations up to a week before the workshop, IWT will refund the full workshop fee, minus the $60 non-refundable deposit required at registration.

No refunds can be given for cancellations made later than a week before the event.

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