Expectations

Application for admission to the 2010 Summer Institute

Thank you for your interest in the Northern Kentucky Writing Project and our 2010 Summer Institute.

The NKWP curriculum is based on our belief that in order to teach writing effectively you must be an effective writer. By submitting this application to be a NKWP Fellow, you are affirming your desire to become a more effective teacher of writing and your commitment to work at becoming a more effective writer.

If you are selected to be a Writing Project Fellow for 2010, we will expect you to participate fully and in that spirit. We will expect you to do all of the assigned readings and to reflect on them privately. We will expect you to discuss the readings and your reflections with the other NKWP Fellows during class and—where opportunities present—outside of class.

Most important of all, we will expect you to write. We will expect you to write every day, to share your writing with the other NKWP fellows, and to participate constructively in honest, critical discussion about your writing and theirs. We will expect you to select and develop at least one piece of writing for publication in the 2010 NKWP Anthology.

We will expect you to do the following:

  • Attend the Pre-Institute Meeting in May 2010 (Friday, May 14, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday, May 15, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM)
  • Attend ALL four weeks of the Summer Institute, June 21 through July 17, at NKU’s Business, Education and Psychology Building (BEP). (Attendance and participation are crucial to your success in the summer institute and in your continuing participation as a NKWP Teacher Consultant.)
  • Attend ALL follow-up meetings and activities (At this time follow-up meetings are scheduled tentatively for October and December 2010 and January and March 2011 but are subject to change if necessary.)
  • Present at the NKWP Mini-Conference in April 2011.
  • Serve on one of several NKWP Task Forces during the 2010 Summer Institute cycle (May to May).
  • Prepare and submit a proposal to the KCTE/LA Annual Conference in February 2011 OR the Kentucky Reading Conference in September 2012
  • Prepare a Leadership Portfolio in April 2011
  • Work with the other 2010 NKWP Fellows to plan and prepare the Pre-Institute Meeting (which will be held in May 2011) for the 2011 Summer Institute, and participate in the meeting.
  • In order to be accepted in the NKWP, you must be fully admitted to the NKU Graduate Program by April 1, 2010. If you have not already done so, you may begin that process by clicking on the link below: http://gradschool.nku.edu/index.php.
  • Grades for the NKWP will not be awarded until May 2011 and will be based on your performance over the entire year of the fellowship.
  • Continue working with NKWP for at least two years as a Teacher Consultant.
  • Interviews will be conducted on April 21, 2010 from 4-:30 – 7:30 and April 22 from 4:30 – 7:30.  Please note that you must be available for one of these two sessions.  Should you be selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the NKWP office staff and scheduled for a time slot.

We will expect your PRINCIPAL to do the following:

  • Complete and sign the “Principal Commitment” form and return it to you for submission with your application. Please print off and mail to:  NKWP, NKU, BEP 259, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099.
  • Provide release time (as appropriate) for you to participate in Northern Kentucky Writing Project, Kentucky Writing Project, and/or National Writing Project activities and events.
  • Provide support and opportunities for you to fulfill the leadership component of your continuing participation with NKWP as a Teacher Consultant, whether within your own school or district or in others.

Please submit all materials electronically through the NKWP website:  www.northernkentuckywritingproject.org

If you have any questions, please contact

Dr. Sara Runge, NKWP Director, rungesa@nku.edu

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