Summer Institute 2022

June 13 - June 30, 2022, Grand Rapids, MI

Summer Institute is a fellowship for teachers who want to improve their writing instruction by rekindling their own creative and critical voices. For three weeks you will read, write, and reflect on your teaching practice with respectful, curious, and fun-loving colleagues. You will become a teacher-scholar with power over your practice.

Participants who successfully complete the fellowship will receive a $400 stipend or a full three-credit scholarship. Summer Institute is co-led by elementary, secondary, and college educators.

A group of teachers sit around a table talking during Summer Institute


"The most enriching program I've ever completed as a teacher and as a writer."
- Colleen Alles (2013)

"Those few weeks changed how I have approached teaching ever since and, to this day, I remain in close contact with my Summer Institute fellows."
- Kim Bolt (2015)

"Honestly, when I left that summer, I felt lighter — like the burden of the job was now shared, not mine alone. Without question, Summer Institute was the best professional development I've ever had."
- David Theune (2013)





Week 1

Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 16, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Week 2

Monday, June 20 - Thursday, June 23, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Week 3

Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.