Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Announcing SWIFT 2015

Maynooth University Summer Writing Institute For Teachers (SWIFT)

In July 2015 Maynooth University will host its second week-long writing institute on campus.  The institute was originally designed in consultation with a range of teaching and learning networks, including Maynooth University Early Childhood, the Further Education Support Service, the Reading Association of Ireland and the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing.  The institute draws from the US National Writing Project model and is designed to provide an opportunity for teachers, from all education levels, to meet, share good practice, and learn more about writing and the teaching of writing.

At the institute you will look closely at your own writing and student writing, explore issues and ideas in the teaching of writing, work toward becoming teacher leaders and share classroom practices or activities. 

The institute will take place daily from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday 20th July until Friday 24th July inclusive. 

The institute will be free to all participants but places will be strictly limited and allocated across the education levels.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact us for an application form.  The completed form should be submitted to us before Wednesday 20th May 2015.  All applications must be made by email to writingcentre@nuim.ie. All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Wednesday 27th May 2015. 

All queries about the project should be directed to the writingcentre@nuim.ie

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