Open Institute Summer 2017

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Re-Imagining Research / EDU-C494-50


Join us for this four-day institute that focuses on implementing the often dreaded and neglected element of research into instruction. Each day, teacher consultants from the Appalachian Writing Project  will present effective research-based techniques that explore various engaging and manageable text sets that provide a scaffolding approach to teaching research. Participants will leave with new ideas, graphic organizers, helpful websites, mini-units for teaching correct citations, templates for introducing quoted material, and a toolbox of innovative research topics that will be sure to grab the attention ofstudents.




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Inservice Topics
The AWP currently has 100+ trained Teacher Consultants offering  one or more presentations related to the teaching of writing. All presentations include underlying theory and research; activities, including writing; descriptions of classroom experience; samples of student writing; questions, answers, and discussion; and handouts, including an annotated bibliography. Presentations include but are not limited to topics such as:

  • The math and writing connection
  • Multi-genre research
  • Portfolios
  • Writing in science
  • Using Photostory to teach writing
  • Using patterns for poetry, paragraphs, and essays
  • Writing revision
  • Grammar for non-grammarians
  • Local legends
  • Writing and dialect
  • The art of bookmaking
  • Teaching writing to students with  
  • Disabilities
  • Guided imagery
  • Plagiarism

We offer single workshops, or workshops in a series up to 15 sessions, the equivalent of a semester-long course. Individual schools and school systems interested in a single workshop should contact Inservice Coordinator Grace Bradshaw at or Director Amy Clark at or 276-376-4562. For a series, contact Amy Clark.

Please note that a contact number will be provided at the time the inservice is planned, since these numbers change based on whether the inservice is conducted during the summer or academic year.