CDWP Summer Writing Institute

Occurring each July, the CDWP Invitational Leadership Institute is a unique, intensive professional experience.

Participating teachers immerse themselves in their own writing and in the study of effective teaching. Gathering on the UAlbany campus, teachers engage in writing, study current research and theory, share strategies for teaching writing, and learn from visiting experts in the field. Participants can earn up to 100 hours toward required professional development.

The learning doesn’t stop when the institute ends. Teachers join an extended community of teacher leaders who have participated in past CDWP institutes. They participate in follow-up seminars throughout the school year and have opportunities to engage in varied regional and national professional development activities.

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