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!


Invitational Summer Institute

Blurring the Lines: Writing for Work and Play

2017 ISI Flier

Institute Dates & Times

March 7 — Application Deadline
April 27 (pre-ISI workshop) — 5:00-7:00 p.m.
April 29 (pre-ISI workshop) — 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 10 — 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
June 12-23 — 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
And once a month throughout the 2017-2018 school year



If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the ISI, please complete the form below and one of the ISI Teaching Team members will reply as soon as possible


Meet the 2017 ISI Teaching Team

Tommy Jolly is an English teacher 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 five 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. Currently, she is serving as KMWP Advisory Council Chair.

Rob Montgomery came to KSU in 2009 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a fellow of the 2007 South Coast Writing Project ISI. Rob enjoys working with teachers of all levels of experience and across all subject areas and grade levels in order to find new ways of helping our students become more competent, confident, and sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers.