The National Writing Project at Kent State University (NWP-KSU) has been a National Writing Project site since 1997. NWP-KSU is committed to improving teaching and learning in Northeast Ohio through teacher leadership and professional development.
With NWP-KSU, teachers of all subjects and grade levels can:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Moulton Hall at Kent State University
Keynote: Dr. Timothy Rasinski
of Kent State University
Dr. Timothy Rasinski, professor of literacy at Kent State University, has written over 250 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education.
He is author of the bestselling book on reading fluency entitled The Fluent Reader, published by Scholastic, and coauthor of the award-winning vocabulary program called Building Vocabulary, published by Teacher Created Materials. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, readers who struggle, and parental involvement. In 2010, he was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame.
Dr. Rasinski advocates for fun in fluency instruction with songs, games, readers' theater, and more. He is the author of a popular blog on which he posts Word Ladders to enhance word recognition and vocabulary.
The Invitational Summer Institute, NWP-KSU's flagship program, immerses educators in writing and reading. Participants learn the power of writing alongside students and engage in strategies to continuously improve writing instruction in their own schools.
NWP-KSU is offering Invitational Summer Institutes at five sites this year:
Kent State University, June 10-10, 2019
Berea City Schools, June 10-20, 2019
Mahoning Educational Service Center, June 10-20, 2019
Mayfield Heights, June 3-13, 2019
Wooster City Schools, July 8-19, 2019
Online registration will be available after January 15, 2019.