Registration open through 6/25/2018 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


2018 Disciplinary Literacies Institute

A collaboration of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Eastern Michigan Writing Project, and Eastern Michigan University Office of Campus and Community Writing

June 26 and 27, 2018:


EMU Campus 310 Porter Bldg.

Cost: $50 per teacher

Are you a content area secondary teacher trying to find ways to include more writing in your instruction? If so, this workshop is for you!

Join Eastern Michigan University faculty from a variety of disciplines for two days of collaboration and thoughtful discussion about disciplinary writing and writing instruction, college and career readiness, and ways to help students make smooth transitions from high school to college writing—in all subject areas.

Together we will explore:

· What successful writing looks like at the college level and the secondary school level;

· What successful writing looks like in various disciplines;

· What demands teachers face at both secondary and post-secondary levels in terms of writing instruction;

· What we can do to best prepare students to meet the disciplinary demands of college and career writing;

· How these ideas connect to Michigan standards, Common Core Standards, and the new Michigan Essential Practices for Literacy Instruction.

  • Over the two days we'll share ideas across grade levels, hear from people in the community who use writing as part of their day-to-day work, hear from students who are making the transition from high school to college writing, and plan curricula and assignments that will help students become truly college ready.

· We highly encourage school-based teams of teachers from social studies, math, science, ELA, and other content areas to apply. Individuals interested in content-based writing are, of course, welcome as well.


Cost: $50 per teacher; SCECHs are available for an additional cost.

Registration is $50.00

EMU Porter Building

310 Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

About Us

Washtenaw Intermediate School District
1819 S. Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 994-8100