SPI Summer Institute

Design project-based curriculum! Learn how to publish your students!

Dates: July 12 (Mon.) - July 15 (Thu.), 2010
Cost: $550 (3 CEU's)

Featuring Dr. Sheridan Blau,
Professor of English Education (Emeritus), University of California, Santa Barbara
Distinguished Senior Lecturer in English Education, Teachers College

Our expert curriculum consultants bring their years of experience to carefully designed workshops that will take you through the process from planning to publishing, including a focus on proven ways to teach writing, revision, and editing to students of all ages and skill levels. We will also explore myriad ways to "go public" with your students' work, from published texts to public performances.


  • Mentor texts and tools/techniques for designing and managing a writing-for-publication project.
  • Curriculum guides and teaching strategies.
  • Instruction in digital publishing and use of online publication tools to publish student writing, including hardbound texts as well as audio and visual applications.

Walk away from our Institute with new ideas and curriculum for your own classroom publication project, as well as countless mini-lessons, handouts, mentor texts and organizational strategies designed by past and present SPI consultants and partner teachers. Furthermore, learn how to use SPI's innovative online publishing tools, which will enable you to easily create professional publications of your students' writing and, in so doing, share their voices with the world.

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at , (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (866) 624-3281 video phone, as early as possible.

Register Here!

Click here to sign up for our 2010 Summer Institute which will take place at Teachers College, Columbia University from July 12, 2010 thru July 15, 2010.