Sunday, 26 March 2017

Announcing Summer Writing Institute For Teachers (SWIFT 2017)

We are delighted to announce our fourth summer writing institute which will take place in July 2017.  This offering builds on previous institutes, held in 2014, 2015 and 2016, 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 (now Literacy 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 in Maynooth University from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. from Monday 3rd July until Friday 7th July inclusive.

The institute is 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 Monday 8th May 2017.  All applications must be made by email to All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Friday 12th May 2017.

All queries about the project should be directed to the