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2019 Invitational Summer Institute – June 2019 Recap

Monday, June 10, 2019: Amanda Montgomery came and did several presentations throughout the day. The first presentation was about incorporating comics and graphic novels in the classroom. She created a comic book day like a convention for the 4th and 5th grade classes at her school. We were given blank comic strips and had to […]

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2019 Invitational Summer Institute

The application process for our 2019 Invitational Summer Institute has closed!  Stay tuned for 2020!

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2018 ISI – Final Week Recap

June 18 – 22, 2018      2018 ISI Photo Gallery Fellows shifted their writing and thinking from teacher as writer to teacher as instructor of writing during this final week of the summer institute. We were treated to creative morning logs to include a morning tea, a comic strip, found poetry and journey journal to wrap […]

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2018 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 11-15, 2018 Week 2 of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute was full of writing, discussion, and even a little drawing. After a few earlier gatherings, the group bonded easily and immediately started talking about future collaboration and forming a book club. They got to know each other even better during the days […]

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2018 ISI – Week 1 Recap

April 26 & 28, June 9, 2018 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute started off strong during their first few meetings on April 26th, April 28th, and June 9th. Past and present fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike got to know one another and explored what was to come in the next two weeks. […]

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2017 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 19 – 23, 2017 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute charged ahead during the week of June 19. Fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike explored playful, engaging methods for teaching argument and grammar. The week began with presentations from Rob and Amanda Montgomery on using imagery to spur writing. Amanda presented a series […]

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2017 ISI – Week 1 Recap

June 12 – 16, 2017 After three days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2017 Summer Institute got fully underway on Monday, June 12. Co-directors Tommy Jolly, Amanda Montgomery, and Rob Montgomery led the 16 fellows in several first-day activities designed to both build community and facilitate thinking about approaches to narrative writing. First, Rob had the […]

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2018 Invitational Summer Institute

Reclaiming Our Voice in Education The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers learn best from other teachers. The ISI Teaching Team works with participants to shape a learning community in which we all become not only stronger writers and teachers of writing but also […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

KMWP hosted its 2016 Literacy Conference, “Place, Play, and the Power of Writing,” on Saturday, March 19.  Award-winning young adult author, Dr. Chris Crowe, of Brigham Young University was the Keynote Speaker.  He shared his experiences as author, researcher, and teacher of young adult literature with participants inviting conversation around creative writing and the use of historical non-fiction in […]

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2015 ISI – Week 3 Recap

Monday, June 22, 2015 The morning began with breakfast and log from Nathan Edwards followed by writing into the day. With introduction from Nathan, Lyndsay Fleming presented our final demo presentation on inference through the use of writing maps in the social studies classroom. The demo provided fellows opportunities to explore objects in a bag […]

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