Upper Peninsula Writing Project
April 2009 Newsletter

Summer AI Opportunities Still Available

The application window for the Summer Institute is closed now, but there are still spots available in the Advanced Institutes. The deadline for applying is May 15.
The UPWP is offering a stipend for 12 TCs for each of Advanced Institute.

"Taking It to the Students" will be 2 credits with 1 credit covered by UPWP.
"Digital Storytelling" will be 2 credits with 1 credit (or $300) covered by UPWP.

"Technology Matters" details are still being finalized as it is a state-wide technology conference.

For all of these opportunities, you must fill out the application form on the wiki home page.

Two Additional Open Institutes

Please share with your colleagues, these open courses:

MARESA Summer Institute Course with Steve Smith and Marsha Page. This is a great opportunity for anyone to get a taste of the UPWP. It is a 4-day course. Registration is through Marquette-Alger RESA. A flyer promoting the entire MARESA Summer Institute will be in your school mailbox soon. You can also check out their website at http://www.maresa.org

Dean Weiger is planning another open institute called "Persistence of Place." Registraton for this course is handled directly through NMU.

Saturday Session Change & Welcome
Due to conflicts with districts' Spring Breaks, the April Saturday Session is changed to April 18. The meeting place and purpose are the same. Questions? Contact Mark at masmith@nmu.edu

And, please remember to join us in welcoming the new 2009 Summer Fellows on Saturday, May 16, from 9-12 in Whitman Hall. In the past our potluck luncheon has been so successful, we're planning the same this year. If you can bring a dish to pass, please contact Jan sabesjm4@charter.net or Suzanne at

Mini-grant Deadline Extended
The mini-grants applications are still being accepted until April 24.
You can find the form at www.upwp.net

As always, we look to you for ideas and suggestions on making the UPWP better for you. Please contact any of the Leadership Team to share them. Contact information for all Leadership Team members can be found on the website under "About Us." www.upwp.net