Maine DOE announces 2014 summer literacy institute

The Maine DOE is inviting teams of educators to attend the 2014 Summer Literacy Institute to be held August 12-13 at Thomas College in Waterville. The two-day event will feature members of the Vermont Writing Collaborative sharing its book Writing for Understanding. Presenters will explain the Writing for Understanding approach which describes a method of teaching writing that clearly matches the purpose and supports inclusion of strong evidence to support the main ideas.

Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice with student work using the tools they are given. Teams will have opportunities throughout the institute to reflect and plan for follow through in their schools and districts.

Registration is $100 per person and space is limited. For more information about the event, forming your team, and registration, please visit 2014 Summer Literacy Institute:  Writing for Understanding.

For more information, please contact Maine DOE’s Literacy Specialist Lee Anne Larsen at leeann.larsen@maine.gov or 207-624-6628.