The Summer Institute will consist of two independent sections: First, a face-to-face seven-day seminar beginning June 18 during which teachers will research and participate in hands-on teaching demonstrations, developing their own best practices in the teaching and incorporation of writing into their classrooms. The second, independent component will be a fall hybrid course - a combination of an online component and select Saturday seminars - during which teachers will share and analyze the effectiveness of the implementation of their strategies in their classroom.
The Summer Institute indoctrinates teachers into a shared teaching community dedicated to raising student literacy through writing. The program enrolls a maximum of 12 teachers. Rayes said there are a handful of slots left.