Innovative Writing Institute To Be Held In Durham
Contact:  Liz Arcieri
(603) 862-3691
June 14, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- A nine-day summer writing institute will provide teachers with in-depth training in both Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy through Art and Image Making within the Writing Process. These unique art-and-literature-based processes, proven to dramatically improve student writing as well as reading, are guaranteed to entice struggling readers and most reluctant writers. By giving students access to visual and kinesthetic modes of thinking at each and every stage of the writing process, Picturing Writing and Image Making provide an important alternative pathway into literacy for children with diverse learning styles.

The Picturing Writing: Introduction and Integrated Curriculum Institute will take place July 10-14, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $675 per participant. The Image Making Integrated Curriculum Institute will take place July 17-20, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $525 per participant. Elementary classroom teachers, middle school language arts teachers, art, reading, and special education specialists as well as teachers of gifted and talented are encouraged to attend. Deadline to register is June 23, 2006. For more information and to register contact Liz Arcieri at 603-862-3691 or eja@cisunix.unh.edu. For more information, visit www.picturingwriting.org.