Teachers who have completed an NWP Invitational Summer Institute are eligible to participate in HWP’s advanced institutes. These one-week institutes are held in Indianapolis and South Bend.  Participants can enroll for graduate credit through the IUPUI Department of English, or receive professional growth points.  Advanced Institute participants discuss teaching philosophies and strategies, share resources, engage in individual writing time on projects of their own choosing, and share their writing with each other.

Advanced Institute dates are usually announced early in the year. Dates for 2019 have been posted in the Calendar  and emailed to HWP teacher-consultants.  If you have participated in an NWP Summer Institute at another site, feel free to join us at an Advanced Institute.  Contact Steve Fox, sfox@iupui.edu .

Argument Institute

Our HWP site was the recipient of a 2019-20 C3WP (College, Career, and Community Writers Program) grant. This grant allows up to twelve participants serving grades 5-12 a full year of research and practice support on argument writing.

For a lengthy explanation about the initiative, visit https://sites.google.com/nwp.org/c3wp/home/what-is-c3wp

The short version: our C3WP grant requires teacher participation in a 3-day advanced institute (held July 1-3 at IUPUI) and then integration of the C3WP curriculum in your classroom over the 2019-2020 school year. In return, teachers receive a $400 stipend for the AI, along with an additional $400 upon completion of the cycles of instruction and participation in six online forums during the school year. You will also receive PGP points (or have the option to get graduate credit, if that’s your thing). We need to have two-thirds of participants from Title 1 schools, so we especially encourage those from such schools to apply. However, we welcome all interested folks, including those who are not ELA teachers.

Please email Director Steve Fox (sfox@iupui.edu) if you want more specifics about requirements or would like to apply. Preference will be given to HWP teacher-consultants, but other teachers with leadership experience will be considered.