NIWP Summer Institute

NIWP Summer Institute

NIWP Summer Institute (July 6-10)


Summer is upon us and,

while the world continues to believe

it is the time teachers float about,

idly eating bonbons and sipping champagne by the pool,

we know that summer is our bootcamp.

The time we train and retrain so that 

each new year is our best year,

so that each new set of students gets the very best version of us!


The NIWP Summer Institute is a collaboration between the Northwest Inland Writing Project and the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning. Our goal is to provide professional development for all teachers, regardless of content area, on teaching writing across the curriculum through the integration of technology and implementation of Idaho Core Standards. The NIWP Summer Institute will take place July 6-10 in the Doceo Center Lab at the University of Idaho Moscow Campus AND continue for 5 days throughout the 2015-16 school year.

The Northwest Inland Writing Project will cover the cost of four pd credits (two in summer and two during 2015-16 school year).

The Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning will provide a Pivothead Wearable Imaging device for each participant and will cover lodging for participants attending from a distance.

On July 6th to 10th, participants will:

  • come prepared with a genre of focus (nature writing, historical fiction, poetry, argumentative, journaling, etc.)
  • design and implement writing curriculum through the use of one of the following technology tools:

The five days during the school year are intended for implementation, feedback, reflection, and revision. The Pivothead Wearable Imaging device will assist with this process. The dates for these sessions will be determined during the summer session and will include the following:

  • one site visit (we visit your classroom)
  • two workshops during school days at varied locations (within easy driving distance)
  • two videoconferences

*Please note that participants from the 2014-15 summer institute are not eligible to apply. 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the teacher application and have your principal complete the administrative approval form (deadline May 15th):

Please contact Cassidy Hall – Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning with questions or concerns: