Milwaukee Writing Project and the Museum


“Teachers as Writers”
Writing Retreat at the Milwaukee Art Museum
September 25 and October 30, 2010, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The National Writing Project and the Milwaukee Art Museum invite you to attend a two-day Writing Retreat for Teachers in grades K–12, all content areas. All levels of confidence and ability in writing are welcome.

Using the Museum and Collection as inspiration, participants will learn writing strategies to immediately implement in the classroom: writer response groups, pre-writing, revising, editing, and assessing. In addition, participants will experience the writing process in a supportive and resourceful environment, while working on a personal piece and come with a spirit of willingness to write and respond to others and be able to take back ideas for integrating writing into any curriculum.

Fees + Credit
Your $60 participation fee includes Museum general admission, coffee and morning snacks, a box lunch provided by the Museum Café, and course materials. Earn an optional 1 graduate education credit from Carroll University. A grant from the National Writing Project allows for reduced credit cost of 1/2 price tuition fee—your cost $205 for 1 graduate credit. Teachers need not be enrolled in the Carroll University Graduate Program to earn the 1 graduate credit.

Registration
Complete and return the writing retreat registration form along with your $60 registration fee by September 13, 2010, to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Enrollment is limited.

For graduate education credit from Carroll University, complete and return Carroll University’s course registration form. In addition, complete and submit the online Graduate Application. If you are not currently a Carroll University student, mark "non-degree status" under Educational Information on the form.

Contact:
Chelsea Kelly, Milwaukee Art Museum School and Teacher Programs Manager
414.224.3827 | chelsea.kelly@mam.org

Elise Riepenhoff, Director of the Milwaukee Writing Project
414.640.0549 | eriepenh@carrollu.edu

Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Writing Project and the Milwaukee Art Museum.