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Join us for the 2021 EIWP Summer Institute:

Continuing Fully Online!

The 2021 Invitational Summer Institute will kick off with approximately 12-16 dedicated teachers coming together to learn, teach, and celebrate writing. The Summer Institute provides opportunities for these teachers to celebrate writing and reading across the curriculum at all grade levels, while helping to teach and build a community of peers. Teachers will also design and develop writing and reading programs to meet their and their colleagues’ needs.

Activities will include formal and informal writing workshops, teaching demonstrations, reading and research, small and large group discussions, coaching sessions, and celebrating reading and writing for all of the power and potential they possess.

Educators from all disciplines in grades K-16 are invited to attend our EIWP Summer Institute. If you would enjoy participating in our Summer Institute, complete the application by clicking the link below and contact Robin Murray ( Please provide her with your name, teaching position and email address.

What is it like to attend the Summer Institute? View the photo slideshows of the 2015 Summer Institute  and 2014 Summer Institute to find out!

Apply to the Summer Institute here!

Benefits for Teachers

  • Becoming part of a professional community of teachers. 

Daily/Weekly Activities

  • Participating in writing activities for personal and professional growth.

  • Sharing teaching ideas.

  • Diving into reading and research.

  • Joining small and large group discussions.

  • Participating in coaching sessions with directors and teaching consultants

  • Building a community of learners and professionals.

  • Having fun!

The Summer Institute provides opportunities for teachers to celebrate writing and reading across the curriculum!

Meeting Place: Third Floor, Coleman Hall, EIU or Online

For more information, please contact Robin L. Murray, 217-549-0199,

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