Summer Institute

Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute Summer 2021

For 2021, as educators continue to integrate reading and writing into all forms of remote learning — and grapple with the emotional aspects of teaching under current conditions — the Chippewa River Writing Project is offering a two-week, 36-hour intensive professional development experience from June 21 to July 2, 2021.

Through whole- and small-group Zoom sessions as well as innovative asynchronous activities that will model best practices for teaching reading and writing in face-to-face, hybrid, or fully remote settings, we welcome 30 teachers to gain insights on best practices for remote learning.

We will engage in daily, synchronous work from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EST on weekdays (30 hours), with additional opportunities scheduled at your convenience in an asynchronous format (6 hours).

The CRWP Summer Institute was one of the most beneficial and impactful PDs that I have ever had the privilege of attending. The teaching demos presented by facilitators each day were highly engaging, consisted of a variety of online tools, and could be modified for any grade level or subject area. I highly recommend this PD for any teacher that is looking for a meaningful experience that will have a positive impact on their classroom practice.

Lyndsay Young, North Branch Elementary School

Teachers who participate in the Chippewa River Writing Project summer 2021 institute each day will meet online in Zoom (or similar platform) and will receive 36 SCECHs or 3 graduate credits (EDU 508) for successful completion of the summer institute and additional course requirements.

NEA Foundation LogoWith the generous support of the National Education Association Foundation, twenty (20) educators will be provided with a scholarship to attend. The scholarship application period has now closed, though we are still welcoming a few more colleagues to attend.

Questions? Please contact Troy Hicks at <>.

As of May 31, 2021, we have slots for seven (7) more educators to join us this summer!

Early registration for the event is $250, and SCECH costs will be included in the fee; additional tuition fees for EDU 508 will be billed at the CMU PD rate of $475 per credit hour. If eligible, participants can use tuition refunds offered by CMU’s department of Teacher Education and Professional Development.

  • Registration opened on May 15, 2021.
    • Registration cost, before June 4: $250
    • Registration cost, June 5 to June 17: $300
    • Registration closes at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, June 17.
  • Registrants who need to cancel, and request to do so before Monday, June 14, 2021 at midnight EST will be refunded, minus a $25 processing fee.
  • After June 14, registrations can be transferred to another educator, but no refunds will be offered.

Please contact our director, Troy Hicks, with questions that you might have about CRWP summer institute opportunities.

As a site of the National Writing Project, the Chippewa River Writing Project adheres to a model of “teachers teaching teachers” and invites you to join us  summer institutes  that will engage you as a writer and teacher of writing.

I gained a network of colleagues and friends… a group in which I feel very comfortable and hope to share many years of writing, collaboration, and learning together.

Building and sharing with a network of colleagues, and learning new technologies and teaching strategies have inspired me to re-think my current situation and approach teaching from new perspectives.

Previous Summer Institutes

 CRWP 2009 Summer Institute Group Photo  CRWP 2010 Summer Institute Group Photo
2009 Invitational Summer Institute 2010 Invitational Summer Institute
 CRWP 2011 Summer Institute Group Photo  CRWP 2013 Summer Institute Group Photo
2011 Invitational Summer Institute 2013 Invitational Summer Institute
 CRWP 2015 Summer Institute Group Photo 2017-18 Institute Cohort
2015 Summer Leadership Institute 2017 Summer Leadership Institute
Hosted by Cadillac Area Public Schools
CRWP 2018 Cohort CRWP Summer 2020 Group Picture
2018 Summer Leadership Institute
Hosted by Mt. Pleasant Public Schools
2020 Remote Literacy Learning Institute


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