Lehua Writing Project recruiting for annual summer invitational institute

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: Feb 10, 2010

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Lehua Writing Project is now accepting applications for the Invitational Summer Institute. Lehua Writing Project (LWP) is UH Hilo’s local site for the National Writing Project (NWP), which focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. The only federally-funded program focusing on writing instruction, NWP is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, foundations, corporations, universities, and K-12 schools.

Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is a four-week intensive program which will be held June 14 to July 8, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center in Honokaʻa. The program will provide professional development in writing and the teaching of writing using a teachers-teaching-teachers model. Participants will receive three graduate credits in education upon completion.

Full tuition scholarships are available for teachers who are interviewed and accepted for the ISI, and participants will receive stipends for books and travel. However, each participant will pay a small, administrative fee to the university.

Two awareness sessions will be held for interested participants on Saturday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in UCB 312 on the UH Hilo campus and Friday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kealakehe Elementary School Library in Kailua-Kona. Those planning to attend either session are asked to RSVP to Dr. Jeannine Hirtle, hirtle@hawaii.edu or Cathy Ikeda, cathyi@hawaii.edu.

The deadline to apply for the Summer Invitational Institute is March 15, 2010. Applicants must be enrolled at UH Hilo by the time the interviews are scheduled and notifications are sent out on or before April 1, 2010. To apply online, visit http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/depts/summer/index.php or e-mail hirtle@hawaii.edu for more information.