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2016 Summer Institute for Teachers–Application Available

Interested in joining a national network of education innovators?  Or know a friend who would love to be involved in the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project? Check out the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Writing Project Summer Institute for Teachers.  Here is the brochure:


Here is the application form:

SIT 2016 application

For more information, talk to a WPWP teacher-consultant, or e-mail Laura Roop at laurroop@pitt.edu

Research Roundtable and Celebration

Please join the 2012 WAIP Fellows for a Fall Research Roundtable and Celebration with special guest, Ellen Gannett, Director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)

Saturday, October 27th
The University of Pittsburgh
The Dean’s Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 5604

Writing Workshop for After School and In-School Practitioners (WAIP)

 A year-long action research program in which after school youth workers and school teachers worked together to research educational practices at sites throughout Allegheny county.  Please join us for work-in-progress presentations, discussions and a reception.

The 2012 WAIP Fellows & Their Research Topics

Eileen Butler, Developing self-reflection in gifted and talented students.

James Coleman,  Impact on Black youth of a trip to Civil Rights sites in the South. 

Matthew Fasano Bullying in a School for the Deaf.

Keino Fitzpatrick,   A model for developing community strengths to support schools and achievement in African American youth.

Staci FitzpatrickThe potential role of afterschool programs in increasing academic skills in school age African American children.

Doreen PinkstonImpact on children, family and community of the closure of an inner city afterschool program.

Carolyn PetersonHow alternative education programs sponsored by public school both help and hinder students. 

Mila Yochum,  Direct staff responses to requirements to gather evaluative data.

RSVP: wpwp@pitt.edu

For more details, please download the WAIP roundtable Flyer.