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UNF’s Seven Bridges Writing Project hosts free summer institute for K-12 teachers

UNF professor teaching local K-12 teachers in a classroomThe University of North Florida’s Seven Bridges Writing Project will host its third annual Summer Institute designed to inspire and support K-12 teachers and district leaders in Northeast Florida with strategies to engage students in writing and enhance writing instruction.

The Summer Institute takes places Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24, on UNF’s campus. It is open to select K-12 teachers within the region and free to participants (including materials, parking, snacks and a swag bag). Participants will hear from New York Times bestselling author James Ponti and attend general sessions based on their teaching area (elementary/secondary), connect with fellow teachers, and participate in a series of content-specific and interactive breakout sessions.

The Summer Institute applies the National Writing Project’s philosophy of “teachers teaching teachers” and the five-day institute is designed to help teachers discover ways to engage and empower students via high quality writing instruction.

As the only National Writing Project (NWP) site in the region, the Seven Bridges Writing Project works with K-12 teachers, administrators and district personnel across a 100-mile radius throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to implement research-based writing pedagogies that engage students and help younger writers find greater voice in their work. In addition to the Summer Institute, UNF’s Seven Bridges Writing Project also offers interactive professional development sessions on site or at UNF.

Interested K-12 teachers can find more information and apply for the NWP Summer Institute on the UNF Seven Bridges Writing Project website.