Grace Nixon English Institute 2013
NEW THIS SUMMER: NIXON VIA COMPRESSED VIDEO!
The UI English department continues to explore options for helping in-service language arts instructors earn Professional Development or graduate-level degree credits TUITION FREE.* In 2013, our plan is to offer two of the 3-credit classes both in Moscow and via compressed video, thus making them available to teachers in the Boise and Coeur d’Alene regions.
Another new feature is a 1-credit/1-week course offered by veteran Nixon instructor Joy Passanante: Poetry for the Common Core: Word-Play, Form, Technique, and Analysis.
As we did last year, we will again offer two opportunities, face to face in both Moscow and Boise, to take dual-credit certification courses for English 101 and English 175.
Nixon One: Moscow campus, June 10-July 5.
Three 3-credit classes, all taught by Nixon Institute first-timers. Award-winning nonfiction writer Brandon Schrand will conduct a course on writing memoir. Kurt Queller, a longtime linguistics instructor at UI, offers a chance to study issues in literacy acquisition and in composition pedagogy. A special opportunity to study Shakespeare comes from Trish Thomas Henley, a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati—teaching the Bard through performance and adaptation. (Trish, a native of Moscow, earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from UI and is excited to be able to share her knowledge of Shakespeare in her home state.)
The Moscow session also includes the Passanante course mentioned above, as well as dual-credit certification by Jodie Nicotra and Aaron Schab. The Shakespeare and linguistics courses will be available in Coeur d’Alene and Boise via compressed video.
Nixon Two: Boise, July 8-12.
A repeat of the Nicotra and Schab training classes for you who wish to be certified to offer English 101 and English 175 in your home school—both offered the same week.
Teachers are welcome to apply for either or both sessions. Priority deadline for scholarship consideration has been extended to March 29. Please make sure we have your application form by that date, even if you haven’t yet completed an application to UI.
*We guarantee full tuition payment for teachers who are degree-seekers in the department’s M.A.T. program, and we’ll also pay for housing. Second priority, if funding is available, are teachers not yet in the degree program but who nonetheless want to earn credit toward a possible degree. Third funding priority is Idaho teachers wishing to enroll for Professional Development credit. Our goal is to fund everyone, at least partially.
For more information about the 2012 Institute, contact Gary Williams (email@example.com) or call 208-885-6156.