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Summer Institute

East Texas Writing Project

June 14 – 25, 2021
Monday – Friday (both weeks)

Texas A&M University – Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College
2886 FM 1735
Mt. Pleasant, Texas

Writing matters to every teacher, because writing matters for every student.
The East Texas Writing Project’s 2021 Summer Institute will focus on foundational and contemporary best practices in the teaching of writing for K-8 educators in Dual Language Immersion (DLI), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs. Institute workshops will include language play, authentic writing, family literacy engagement, technology-supported writing instruction, and much more!
  • Unique hybrid format combines face-to-face instruction at the Northeast Texas Community College satellite of A&M-Texarkana with online and independent work
  • Instructional units supported by National Writing Project (NWP) social practices as well as state-recommended Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theories and culturally-responsive teaching strategies
  • Led by Dr. Corrine Hinton, award-winning English faculty and recent inductee into the Texas A&M University System’s Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators and Dr. LuzMary Rincon, A&M-Texarkana Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education     

Basic Schedule*

Week One
Monday, June 14
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC
Tuesday, June 15
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC
Wednesday, June 16
Hybrid; online work
Thursday, June 17
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC
Friday, June 18
Hybrid; online work

Week Two
Monday, June 21
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC
Tuesday, June 22
Hybrid; online work
Wednesday, June 23
Hybrid; online work
Thursday, June 24
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC
Friday, June 25
8:30am – 4:30pm at NTCC

*Completing the SI can earn participants two graduate courses (6 SCH) in English or Education at A&M-Texarkana (ENG/ED 570: Strategies in Composition and ENG/ED 571: Improving Students’ Writing in the Schools) or 40 hours of continuing education (Texas only). Completed graduate units can be applied to some master’s programs at A&M-Texarkana. Contact the program advisor for information.
Institute cost: $2500.00 for Texas residents (includes all tuition, fees, books, materials, and technology support)

Registration: April 19, 2021– June 4, 2021

Why attend the SI?

  • Develop effective instructional strategies for the teaching of writing from contemporary research and established best practices   
  • Build a cohort with other local teachers – share resources, experiences, and stories
  • Reignite your passion for writing so you can be a good literacy role model for your students
  • Get a head start on your curriculum and activity planning for the next academic year
  • Become part of one of the largest networks of educators through our affiliation with the National Writing Project
  • Return to your school with resources and ideas to share with others!
Are you a district or school interested in sponsoring one or more teachers? Are you a teacher interested in attending? Want more information? 
Contact ETWP Director, Dr. Joy Goldstein at dgoldstein@tamut.edu or 903-334-6663.
  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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