Summer Institutes

Teachers K-16, All Disciplines
Teachers apply for stipends to attend professional development programs offered by the Northern Plains Writing Project at Summer Institutes held on the BSC Campus in Bismarck and on the MSU Campus in Minot.

Teachers who have attended any Writing Project Summer Institute and desire more professional develop may apply for stipends to attend the Advanced Institute.

Both Institutes provide graduate credits for the professional development programs. These credits can be applied toward a graduate degree.

Institute Dates
Minot and Bismarck
Summer Institute:  July 8-August 2, 2013
Advanced Institute:  July 15-August 2, 2013
(Advanced applicants must have completed a National Writing Project Summer Institute)

Application Deadline: May 6, 2013 (
Click here to apply online.) If you have any questions or concerns, contact us.

Credits & Stipends
Institute participants earn six graduate credits for attending the Summer Institute and another six graduate credits for attend-ing the Advanced Institute. If desired, and if the teacher is accepted into Minot State University’s Graduate Program, these 12 credits can be applied to the Master of Education Program as an English Concentration. Institutes are held in both Minot and Bismarck.
Through the National Writing Project, the Northern Plains Writing Project receives both Federal and State funds that are used to pay for students’ tuition and fees—a stipend of $1,300, which includes the cost of instructional materials (books, etc.).

Be Involved: Help Others
Teachers Teaching Teachers!
After attending the Summer Institutes, NPWP helps teaching fellows bring their teaching and learning activities into educational communities—schools and professional conferences— through demonstrations and in-service workshops. NPWP’s Continuity Program allows fellows and teachers to attend national workshops and retreats held during the school year and in the summer.