Invitational Summer Institute

Application Deadline
Monday, April 13, 2020

 Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time:  8am-3pm

Summer Institute

  • July 13th-16th
  • July 20th-23rd
  • July 27th-30th

Time:  8:00am-2:00pm

ISI Follow Through
 Fall semester
Time:  TBD


RWP’s 2020 Invitational Summer Institute

The Redwood Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is open to new and veteran teachings in all disciplines who are interested in developing the effectiveness of their literacy curriculum.  Participants in the ISI will receive these benefits: 

  • develop standards-aligned strategies that fit a variety of teaching styles and address the specific needs of students;
  • participate in a diverse, collegial, and collaborative learning community;
  • build knowledge of current topics in literacy pedagogy through grade and subject-level appropriate readings;
  • receive texts, materials, and technology training;
  • earn a stipend of $400 with the opportunity to purchase up to 6 units of Extended Education Credit; 
  • and much more

Applying for the ISI-- Application Materials Due by April 13th

Please submit the following information/materials via email attachment or Google Drive sharing to or mail to Redwood Writing Project, Humboldt State University, Bret Harte House, Arcata, CA 95521

  • Your name
  • Preferred email addresses (include summer/personal email address)
  • Home phone and home address
  • School/grade/subject
  • Administrator’s name and email
  • Brief resume or curriculum vitae focusing on your teaching experience
  • A brief piece of writing in which you discuss your interest in/questions about the teaching of writing and the ways you imagine that your involvement in the ISI would further your professional goals
  • A brief letter of recommendation from an administrator, department head, or a colleague discussing their experience with you your role as a teacher and your role as a student/learner/participant in professional development


ISI 2016 

ISI 2016 Photo Collage

ISI 2016 YouTube

For those interested in or have participated in our ISI 2016 we have posted videos on YouTube of a couple of the presentations that were given this last July.  Our teachers have done a fantastic job and worked hard on their projects while having fun collaborating with each other.  To view the posted video presentations click on the following link Redwood Writing Project ISI 2016 channel.  We will continue to update our channel with new presentation videos from our future programs, so please check back with us for the latest from our RWP Teacher Consultants.