The Boise State Writing Project (BSWP) will host its 12th annual summer institute this year, giving kindergarten to college teachers an opportunity to grow as educators.
“The Boise State Writing Project has completely transformed my professional life,” life science teacher Micah Lauer said. “I have been empowered to make highly informed instructional decisions and develop signature teaching practices based on current research. I inquire further into teaching and learning by conducting action research in my own classroom. This last year I was recognized as a state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.”
BSWP will also give out a yearlong fellowship in teacher leadership. The fellowship will be dedicated to Idaho science teachers who want to incorporate new teaching practices and styles into their classrooms and schools.
“We’ll be exploring the problems our partner groups face and how they use science to address them, as well as how kids can be involved in that process,” BSWP Director Jeffrey Wilhelm said.
The summer institute will focus on the implementation of newly adopted science standards by delivering innovative instruction on teaching concepts and processes in the sciences.
BSWP’s mission is to instruct teachers in helping students become more engaged and proficient through literacy. The program is affiliated with the award-winning National Writing Project.