UCI's Summer Institute on the Teaching of Literacy and the Development of Literacy Leadership
The centerpiece of the UC Irvine Writing Project is the Summer Institute on the Teaching of Composition and Literature (Education 332.7), an intensive four-week, 100-hour seminar for veteran teachers in the field. It is designed to help teachers (elementary through university) develop techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking to their students, enhance their own abilities as writers, and impart what they have learned to other teachers in in-service workshops. We aim to renew our teachers’ sense of excitement about and commitment to the teaching of composition and literature and instill in them a firmer grasp of the processes of reading, thinking, and writing.
June 25 - July 20, 2018;
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Except for July 20, which includes a 7-9:30 p.m. program celebration)
Education Building, UCI Campus
In addition to the Summer Institute Program that is offered to teachers in the summer, the UCI Writing Project also offers summer programs to further teacher development.
Information for the 2018 Summer Programs for Teachers will be updated by April.
The 2016 Annual Literacy Conference at the UCI Student Center was a great success, hosting over 500 educators from Southern California dedicated to improving students as readers and writers. Keynote speakers Deborah Appleman, Jeffrey Wilhelm, and Jim Burke covered the theme of the conference, Teaching Better by Design: Helping Students to Dive Deep as Readers and Writers, while Jan Burkins, Kim Yaris, Mark Overmeyer, Gretchen Bernabei, and Carol Jago presented an assortment of related workshops.