Oxbow Writing Project Looking for Teachers; Summer Institute Takes Place July 5 to 22

The Oxbow Writing Project’s Summer Institute is a great opportunity for teach to learn more about writing  set for this summer.  Here is the basic information from the Oxbow flyer (which is below, too) that David Martin sent over.

2016 Invitational Summer Institute

July 5-22, 2016

Take advantage of one of Omaha’s premier professional development experiences in July.

Designed for teachers and teaching professionals K-12 in ALL subject areas, including math, art, science, library, counseling, as well as English and Language Arts.


  • Learn ways to incorporate best writing practices into your own classroom environment
  • Help students write to discover and learn
  • Complete in-depth inquiry into a subject of your choice [teaching, pedagogy, writing]
  • Time and space to play with your own writing in a supportive environment
  • Teachers empowering teachers
  • 3+ hours of graduate credit
  • Plus a stipend

Here is part of the flyer for easier viewing . . . click and check it all out

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The official application is available by clicking on this link (it’s a pdf) — 2016 ISI Application Form

The Oxbow Writing Project is part of the National Writing Project, a network of 200 projects nationwide. From the nwp.org website: “Educators play a vital role in leading sustained efforts to improve learning in schools and communities. NWP leaders study and share effective practices that enhance youth writing and learning, work collaboratively with other educators, design resources, and take on new roles in effecting positive change.”

For more information and directions for applying, visit http://cas.unomaha.edu/oxbow
Or contact Dr. Maggie Christensen, Director of Oxbow Writing Project, at mchristensen@unomaha.edu


Youth Writing Festivals 2012

Youth Writing Festival

The Nebraska Writing Project is sponsoring two youth writing festivals this year. The first is on Saturday, March 3rd at Elkhorn High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second is at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on April 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both festivals are open to any student or teacher grades 9-12.

Cost per student is $15 early registration: $20 late registration.  Registration includes a t-shirt, notebook, and pencil  (subject to availability with late registrations).

To register or for more information, including scheduling updates, go to the Youth Festival Homepage.

Youth Writing Festival Brochure