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Open Air Institute

August 6-8​, 2019

RIWP 2019 Open Air Institute ONLINE Registration​​

Please register by August 1st.​

To the outside world, summer for teachers is free time, time not spent thinking about school. To us, however, summer is a time to reflect on and engage in new ways of evolving our practice.

In August of 2013, the Rhode Island Writing Project initiated a unique professional development opportunity for Rhode Island educators in an effort to encourage the integration of the history and geography of our state into our practices. The Open-Air Institute provides a three-day, place-based outdoor experience for teachers to immerse themselves in the places that make Rhode Island so unique and so special.

We have moved from exploring islands to rivers to coastlines to parks to movements in Rhode Island.

collage of photos for Open Air Institute Open Air Institute participants

Please consider joining us this August for some of the best PD around, PD where you can write, rejuvenate, reflect, and reconnect with RIWPers, your practice, and the place we call home! ​​

Page last updated: May 10, 2019