NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Summer Writing Intensive Institute 2014

ENGL 600




Instructor: Kelly Sassi

Grading: Letter

Friday, May 16, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday May 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
July 8 - 10 & July 14 - 17, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
October 25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: NDSU Campus, Minard Hall, Fargo, ND

Available Seats: 20

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $150

Course Description:

The Red River Valley Writing Project is a professional development and support network for K-16 teachers. Its focus is to improve the teaching and use of writing across all grade levels and subject areas.


  • Participants will engage in the processes of writing across multiple genres.
  • Participants will grow in understanding of teaching and learning writing through reading research and theory, reflecting upon their own writing processes and workshop experiences, and learning from other experienced teachers.
  • Participants will research, plan, and present a demonstration for other teachers that provides instructional and curricular insights to improve the teaching of writing. 
  • Participants will demonstrate growth in giving response to writers, by modeling responses in class and by describing appropriate classroom strategies.
  • Participants will become familiar with a wide range of print and on-line materials for teacher development and instructional use.

Special Instructions:

Participants are eligible to receive up to an $845 stipend to reimburse the cost of the tuition.

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