Announcing Our 2016 Beaver Island PD Institute

2016 Beaver Island Institute Flyer (Final)Experience a unique, one-week (August 14 – 19, 2016) field experience at CMU’s Biological Station on Beaver Island of Lake Michigan. Study ecosystems, technology, and strategies for integrating reading, writing, critical thinking into the classroom. Working in pairs or small teams, this workshop is designed for educators based in the same middle school (grades 6-8).


2016 Beaver Island Institute Flyer (Final)

Participate in:

  • Individual and small group work
  • Field activities to promote discussion and collaboration
  • Science and literary activities
  • Collaborative, inquiry-based units identifying key standards from the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Literacy Standards, and ISTE NETS (technology) standards
  • A series of appropriate lessons, labs, and activities for the 2016-17 school year
  • Integrative teaching practices to integrate mobile technologies (smartphones and tablets, as well as apps) into teaching and as a learning tool for students?
Applicants are accepted from the following counties: 
  • Arenac
  • Bay
  • Clare
  • Gladwin
  • Gratiot
  • Isabella
  • Midland
  • Saginaw

Apply by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016

Teachers will be notified by mid-April.?? SCECHs and graduate credit will be available at additional cost (pending approval).

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Troy Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Chippewa River Writing Project
Sponsored by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation

Announcing Our 2015 Manuscript Day

The Chippewa River Writing Project aims to provide youth and fellow community members with unique opportunities to write and learn about themselves as writers.

Join us for our first ever Manuscript Day – Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Local students who are currently in grades 3-12 are welcome to join us for Manuscript Day. Instructors for the event are teachers who have participated in the Chippewa River Writing Project and pre-service teachers from CMU who are excited about working with your child. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.

  • 8:30 – Sign-in at Anspach Hall
  • 9:00 – Kick-off session
  • 9:30 – 1st Session Writing Activity
  • 10:15 – 2nd Session Writing Activity
  • 11:00 – 3rd Session Writing Activity
  • 11:45 – Pizza and Read Around
  • 12:30 – Dismissal and Pick Up

Questions? Contact CRWP Director Troy Hicks via email: