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​Prog​rams and Events

What We Offer

Summer Institute – A three-week, credit-bearing program that serves as our touchstone experience for teachers. Participants read, write, share teaching practices, and explore digital literacies. Learn more on the Summer Institute webpage

Open Air Institute – A three-day place-based program for teachers who have attended the Summer Institute. Designed to inspire cross-curricular connections and inquiry-based learning. Learn more on the Open Air Institute webpage

Embedded Institute – A scaled-down version of the Summer institute, this intensive, custom, on-site professional development opportunity allows for a school community to experience sustained and effective teacher development in literacy across content areas. 

Summer Writing Camp – Summer writing workshops with sections open to young writers, K-12. Learn more on the Summer Writing Camp webpage.

Writing Marathons – Open to the public, marathons have been held in downcity Providence and on the Rhode Island College campus.  

Annual Spring Conference – Featuring a nationally known speaker and workshops presented by local teachers, the conference draws 180 – 200 attendees from all over New England. Learn more on the Spring Conference webpage​.

Book Clubs – A series of meetings held between January and March to discuss a text written by the RIWP Spring Conference keynote speaker.

Consulting Services – Literacy consults upon request.

Professional Development – After school, school day, or weekend workshops designed to meet the learning needs identified by the school or district. ​​

Write Time Program – Meets on the third Sun​day of each month during the school year from 3-4 p.m. in Donovan Dining Hall on the second level.  Led by Jason Ryan, this program is an opportunity for teachers and others to cultivate their writerly identities.​ View the Write Time RSVP form.​​

Page last updated: June 19, 2018