University of Vermont

Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM

Invitational Summer Institute

Application and deadline

ISI 2014 Dates: Orientation, May 30th Summer Session, M-Th, June 30-July 24th. Follow-up Session, October 18th

For more information,  click here to download this year's informational brochure.
To apply, click here to download an application and email to

The Invitational Summer Institute of the Green Mountain Writing Project (formerly the National Writing Project in Vermont) brings together a group of experienced teachers of all subjects, from kindergarten through college. During a pre-institute orientation, four 4-day weeks, and a follow-up session, fellows look at themselves as writers, teachers and researchers.

Course Description

  • Fellows write, respond to each others writing, revise and publish throughout the summer institute, learning writing from the inside out and profoundly informing their instruction.
  • Green Mountain Writing Project fellows draw on the research of others across the profession and across the years, reading and applying the works of other teacher-writers and researchers as they examine issues of interest and concern in their teaching and writing practices.
  • Fellows prepare, refine, present and respond to research-based teaching demonstrations, transferable across grades and subject areas. Upon successful completion of the Invitational Summer Institute, teachers may become part of the GMWPs statewide and national network of Teacher Consultants, continuing to build a knowledge base and equip themselves for leadership at their own schools and/or in GMWP sponsored programs.


Facilitated by a leadership team that includes GMWP co-directors and experienced teacher consultants, the Invitational Summer Institute begins with an orientation prior to the summer institute. The summer session runs Mondays - Thursdays during July. In addition, all fellows attend a follow-up session in the fall and may become active in the many GMWP programs in our network. Fellows are eligible for six graduate credits in English or Education at a substantial discount.

The Green Mountain Writing Project will accept applications until the invitational summer institute is fully subscribed. 

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