Apply for Summer Institute

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 fellows to shape a learning community in which we all become not only stronger writers and teachers of writing but also more effective leaders in our schools, our educational communities, and beyond. ISI fellows work collaboratively in reading and writing groups and present demonstrations of effective teaching methods—all integral components of the NWP ISI model. Building on a foundation of collaborative inquiry, the ISI experience develops a sustainable network for continued professional collaboration and support for teachers seeking to improve their practice, pursue research interests, and/or become teacher leaders.

This summer the KMWP invites you to attend the ISI where we consistently strive in reinvigorating the NWP model of teachers-teaching-teachers by cultivating creativity, collaboration, and confidence–come grow and flourish with us!

Important Dates

November 1, 2018 — Early Consideration Application Deadline
March 15, 2019 — Final Application Deadline
April 25, 2019 (pm) — Pre-ISI Workshop
April 27, 2019 — Pre-ISI Workshop
June 8, 2019 — Summer Institute
June 10-14, 2019 — Summer Institute
June 17-21, 2019 — Summer Institute
And once a month throughout the 2019-2020 school year (except Nov & Dec)


Application (PDF)

Meet the 2019 Teaching Team

Tommy Jolly is English Department Chair at East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia and a doctoral student in Language and Literacy Education at Georgia State University. He was a 2010 Fellow of the KMWP’s ISI and has remained involved with the KMWP in the years since as a teacher-consultant and Chair of the Advisory Council.

Amanda Montgomery has worked as a fourth grade teacher in Marietta City for the past six years. While at Park Street Elementary, she has served as 4th grade team lead, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl coach, and past PTA president. Amanda enjoys collaborating with fellow teachers to improve writing in their classroom. She has been involved with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project since first becoming a fellow in 2014. She then served as a teaching demonstration coach for the 2015 Summer Institute. She has served as KMWP Advisory Council Chair and is currently serving as KMWP Continuity Chair.

Michelle Goodsite has been a teacher leader with the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project since 1995 when she was a high school English teacher.  She currently teaches at Kennesaw State University working with teacher candidates in the English Education program.  Michelle enjoys working with classroom teachers finding ways to bring the joys of writing and discovery to all students.