The MWP Open Institute will be a workshop, not a traditional class. In it you will focus on three areas:
You will reflect on your own writing processes as you write, share your writing, and participate in a community of writers. Writing groups will meet several times during the week.
You will consider the theory and practice of writing instruction that helps students achieve their potential as writers and change agents.
You will examine a current literacy issue related to the course theme: writing for social justice. Course texts include Linda Christensen’s Reading, Writing, and Rising Up and Teaching for Joy and Justice.
Aspects of inquiry connected to the theme of social justice might include
• Exploring the connection between personal and social justice writing
• Taking action through writing
• Examining a variety of genres
• Using mentor texts/text sets
• Bringing social justice topics into the writing process
• Assessing social justice writing
• Investigating digital writing options
Teachers in all
• grade levels
• content areas
• experience levels
We encourage experienced social justice educators and those new to the theme to join us! Past Invitational Summer and Open Institute participants are welcome, as are both degree and non-degree seeking students.
Monday to Friday, June 17-21; Tuesday, June 25; and Thursday, June 27
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis East Bank Campus
For information on how to register for the Open Institute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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