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The Summer Institute

The Seven Bridges Writing Project hosts a Summer Institute in which we bring together local K-12 teachers, writing experts, professors of education, and professors of writing to explore ways of engaging students in writing.

The Summer Institute is generally a week-long "conference-style" meeting in which teachers meet daily as a whole group and then go to a series of breakout sessions based on their interests and teaching levels.


The Institute is free for selected applicants and the experience is credited toward teachers' professional development requirements.

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Details: The Summer Institute

Each summer, the Seven Bridges Writing Project brings together local K-12 teachers, professors of Education and of English to explore engaging and research-based writing pedagogies to use in K-12 classrooms and to help us better understand ourselves as writers.

Teacher participants are selected via a competitive application process. Completion of the Summer Institute is credited toward teachers' state-mandated continuing education requirements.


A select group of participants in the Summer Institute become SBWP Teacher Leaders. Teacher Leaders work closely with us in the areas of outreach, professional development to local schools, and in preparation of future Summer Institutes.


Highlights: 2021 Summer Institute

2021 Summer Institute

2022 Summer Institute