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Invitational Summer Institute

The Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is a free, professional development program for teachers of grades kindergarten through college.

We promote effective teaching of writing and reading, methods of supporting your students, and engagement of your classroom through diverse writing forms.

Successful completion of ISI qualifies a teacher to become an SJAWP consultant, and participants can earn graduate college credits if you need units.

Professional Learning Community

We offer Professional Learning Communities for teachers to earn graduate college credit, grow as a writing teacher, and learn practical and progressive practices to bring back to your classroom!

Join SJAWP in welcoming Sarah Zerwin and Aeriale Johnson as 2022-2023's PLC instructors!

Summer Open Programs

Our Summer Open Programs are four-day workshops and events in professional development. These are led by our teacher consultants, who are experts in writing instruction. Learn, reflect and earn graduate college credit!

Please check back in the future or subscribe to our mailing list for 2022 dates.

Super Saturdays

Our Super Saturdays use a "lab school" model, in which teachers and students participate in the presenter’s workshop lesson together in small groups, generally including the following: mini-lesson on writing craft, study of a mentor text, demonstration of innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies, large blocks of time for students and teachers to write, and sharing writing in small groups or whole group.



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