Summer Institute 2024

July 8 - July 25, 2024 in Grand Rapids, MI

The 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 full three-credits for ENG 632, supported by grant-funding. The 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, July 8 - Thursday, July 11, 2024


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

Week 2

Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18, 2024


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

Week 3

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 2024


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


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