Check out this Austin Conference on writing!

The Heart of Texas Writing Project is happy to announce its Annual Conference. This is an excellent opportunity to hear local HTWP teacher-consultants share some of the work they are doing in their classrooms, think about how those things will work in your classroom, and meet area teachers. The presentations will cover classrooms from K-12, and a variety of topics relevant to the English language arts classroom. See the attached flyer for details and to register. And please pass this on to your colleagues!

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I’d love to present at this Conference, but…alas…what would a blogger with over 8000 entries have to share?

Seriously, more on the Heart of Texas Writing Project (affiliated with the National Writing Project):

The Heart of Texas Writing Project is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of reading, writing, and 21st Century literacies…[and]…strive to make a difference in the quality of students’ school experience by educating the public and communicating our values.

What a shame their professional development sessions aren’t available as podcasts!

On a positive note, they even have a 4 week summer thing…unfortunately, the deadline is TODAY to get accepted.

Each year, the Heart of Texas Writing Project holds a four-week intensive, invitational Summer Institute for teachers.

Our Summer Institute helps teachers develop their knowledge and abilities as writing teachers and as leaders in literacy professional development. Participants spend a good portion of their time at this institute quietly writing, reading, and consulting with other teachers. Once they have participated, they enter an exciting community of excellent teachers from the Austin area, and they are able to receive free support in teaching and continuing professional development. Some also have opportunities to provide professional development services to other teachers.

We invite experienced teachers of writing to consider participating in the Summer Institute by submitting an application.

Participation in the Heart of Texas Writing Project will include:

•    Full tuition for 3 graduate credit hours (for those who need such credits) as well as books, supplies, free parking, and a stipend, which may be used for additional credits

•    Opportunities to write daily and develop not only as a teacher of writing but as a writer who teaches writing

•    Opportunities to develop as a teacher leader in the field of writing.

Click here to download a .pdf of the application.

Applications are due on February 22, 2010.  See the application for submission instruction.  If you have any questions, please contact Randy Bomer at 232-4861 or We look forward to an exciting summer of writing.

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