Invitational Summer Institute
SJAWP is seeking effective reading and writing teachers to join our cadre of teacher consultants.
If you want to know how to move reluctant students and meet the needs of students learning English, join us.
If you want to earn units of graduate credit, while you enjoy your peers, join us.
If you want a supportive writing community to explore the craft, join us.
the time to write so you will understand better how to teach the craft
Mark your calendar and apply for the Invitational Institute 2019, a postgraduate course designed to lift the level of writing instruction and develop teacher leadership.
- the community and connection that comes from writing together
- the perspective of interacting with educators across K-college levels
- reading and discussing professional books by great authors who teach writing
- the time to write so you will understand better how to teach the craft
If you want a creative learning environment that will recharge you to return to the classroom, equipped to better navigate the difficulties of teaching writing — SJAWP has what teachers want.
Mark your calendar now for the orientation on
Saturday May 18 2019
[application link coming soon]
Daily sessions run from
July 8-12, 15-18, to 22-26 2019
There is no charge for the ISI. Funding is provided through grants from the California and National Writing Projects and by income provided by other San Jose Area Writing Project programs.
My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to sign up for the next Super Saturday workshop. Even better. One can reinvigorate one’s own writing and writing instruction by devoting a summer to participating in an Invitational Summer Iinstitute. Sometimes a 25 yr veteran of the classroom is in as much need of inspiration as a newly credentialed teacher.
25 Year veteran High School English teacher (Mike White)
Invitational Institute Co-directors
Jennifer K. Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor, English Education
Department of English and Comparative Literature
San José State University
Piedmont Hills High School
East Side Union HSD
Laura Romaine Brown
Mount Pleasant ESD Literacy Intervention Coach
San Jose Area Writing Project Associate Director
The ISI meets at San Jose State University in Sweeney Hall. Multi–week parking permits are provided for everyone selected for the program.
Note: The application process requires you to provide SJAWP with a letter of recommendation from your principal or district administrator. You will be contacted by a teacher consultant for an over-the-phone interview after your written application has been reviewed. We look forward to hearing from you.San Jose State University Campus7th and San Carlos Streets