DURHAM, N.H. – Two week-long writing institutes at the University of New Hampshire will provide teachers with in-depth training in Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image Making Within The Writing Process. These unique art-and-literature-based processes, proven to significantly improve student writing skills and test scores, 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 9-13, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Image-Making Integrated Curriculum Institute will take place July 16-20, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost for one week is $750 and $1,400 for both weeks. Elementary classroom teachers, middle school language arts teachers, art, reading, special education specialists as well as teachers of English language learners and gifted and talented are encouraged to attend. Deadline to register is June 8, 2012. For more information and to register contact Beth Olshansky at (603) 659-6018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.picturingwriting.org.