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Writing project at Southeastern seeks applicants for Summer Institute

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) at Southeastern Louisiana University is now accepting applications for its Invitational Summer Institute in Teaching Writing.
     The institute will meet on campus Monday-Thursday from June 20-July 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The program, said SLWP Director Richard Louth of the Southeastern English Department, “is designed for teachers who use writing in their classrooms, are eager to share their knowledge, and wish to learn from other experienced classroom teachers.”
     According to Louth, selected kindergarten through college teachers from across the curriculum will write, study the teaching of writing, reflect on their own teaching, and share their best teaching practices with each other.
     He said participants also will have the opportunity to work on personal and professional writing and to develop workshops on teaching writing suitable for delivery as inservice programs to local schools. Upon completion of the institute, participants are recognized as National Writing Project Teacher Consultants.
     Participants become SLWP summer fellows and receive a stipend, materials and six hours of graduate credit, tuition-free. Applications will be considered until the institute is filled, and will include on-campus interviews. 
     Applicants should submit a resume, brief description of a writing activity used in their classroom, recommendation from a supervisor or SLWP member and a page containing name, address, phone, e-mail, and school and grade level where the applicant currently teaches.  
     Applications can be sent to Louth at or SLU 10327, Hammond, LA, 70402.  Additional information is available at or by contacting Louth by e-mail at or at 985-549-2102/ 2100. 
     The SLWP is a cooperative effort of Southeastern’s colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Education and Human Development and is an affiliate of the National Writing Project,

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