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Writing Project Summer Invitational Institute – Apply by March 18

March 18


A four-week writing workshop for K-University teachers and administrators

Fine-tune your teaching of writing. Join other educators who put students center stage. The UCLA Writing Project invites you to apply for our Summer Invitational Institute where you’ll demonstrate successful teaching practices, gain an overview of K-university writing, and develop your own craft. We’ll explore “what happens when” students draw on their full linguistic repertoires — in school. We’ll focus on culturally sustaining pedagogy and other issues of social justice. And as a UCLA Writing Project fellow, you’ll be among the teachers we ask to teach our other summer programs, present at conferences and lead professional development workshops. English, social studies, science, mathematics, world language teachers, and all teachers of multi-lingual learners — this Project is for all of us!

JUNE 17 – JULY 12, 2019  9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Orientation Meetings on Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 18, 2019

Week 1 Monday – Thursday, June 17-20
Week 2 Monday – Thursday, June 24-27
Week 3 Monday – Wednesday only, July 1-3
Week 4 Monday – Friday, July 8-12

Some Topics We’ll Explore
  • Academic English – With an Attitude
  • Teaching Writing and The Common Core
  • English Learners — Achieving Dramatic Growth
  • Rich Text and Authentic Writing
No Fee for Workshop
  • A fellowship covers full tuition for the four-week workshop, plus a $200 stipend.
  • 9 quarter units of UCLA Extension credit available for a fee
  • LAUSD Salary Points available
  • Faye Peitzman, UCLA Writing Project Director
  • Camille Heatherly, Program Coordinator
    (310) 206-3544, .
How to Apply

Provide a cover page with your contact information: name, home address, phone, email address, name  of school, current grade level and subjects taught. For the Subject line of your email, please write your first and last name, Invitational Application.

Write your personal statement:

  1. Introduce your students. Who are they and what do they bring to your classroom? Describe and reflect on a writing lesson or strategy that has worked well (2-3 pages).
  2. Describe yourself as a writer: i.e., your experiences, your joys, your hesitations (1 page).

Email application to:

Faye Peitzman, .


You will be asked to describe your lesson in a small group interview to be held March – April 2019.

We are able to offer 18 fellowships.

Summer Invitational Institute Flyer



March 18
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Los Angeles, United States


Camille Heatherly
(310) 206-3544