Friday, 5 February 2016

Announcing Summer Writing Institutes For Teachers - SWIFT 2016

We are delighted to announce two summer writing institutes for July 2016.  The offerings this year  will build on previous institutes (in 2014 and 2015)  which were 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 institutes draw from the US National Writing Project model and are 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 institutes 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.  

Dates for these events are as follows:

Maynooth University SWIFT - daily from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday 4th July until Friday 8th July inclusive.  

Letterkenny Institute of Technology SWIFT -  daily from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July inclusive.  

Both institutes are free to all participants but places will be strictly limited and allocated across the education levels.

If you are interested in attending either of these events please contact us for an application form.  The completed form should be submitted to us before Monday 16th May 2016.  All applications must be made by email to All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Friday 20th May 2016. 

All queries about the project should be directed to the

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