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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 year the KMWP invites you to attend the 2015 ISI where we will reinvigorate the NWP model of teachers-teaching-teachers by cultivating creativity, collaboration, and confidence. Come grow and flourish with us!


Invitational Summer Institute

Back to our Roots:

Cultivating Creativity, Collaboration, and Confidence


Summer Institute Dates

Thursday, April 30 (5:00–7:00 pm)
Saturday, May 2 (9:00 am–2:00 pm)
Friday, June 5–Thursday, June 25 (Mon.–Fri., 8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Saturday, June 6 (9:00 am–2:00 pm)


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for questions concerning application contact Rob Montgomery at

Meet the 2015 ISI Teaching Team

Kitty Drew was a fellow of the 2001 KMWP Summer Institute. Kitty has taught for over thirty years, in four states, and currently chairs the Middle School English Department and teaches 6th grade Literature at The Walker School. Kitty served as KMWP’s Continuity Chair for many years, and co-directed the 2012 Summer Institute. Contact her at

Michelle Goodsite was a fellow of the 1995 KMWP Summer Institute. While coordinating professional development for the KMWP, Michelle also coordinates English Education Field Placements & Supervisors at KSU. She specializes in teacher induction and retention developing sustainable communities of pre-service and novice in-service teachers. Contact her at

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 Summer Institute. 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. Contact him at