The Eastern Michigan Writing Project believes that the best professional development for teachers is led by teachers. During the Summer Institute, participants share exemplar lessons from their own classrooms, engage in inquiry projects to improve their teaching, and write alongside others. Our institute also includes time for teachers to engage in a book club of professional texts. Simply put, participants leave with a wealth of professional knowledge and a network of teachers, writers, and friends that they continue to reach out to year after year.  

WritEL Grants

Scholarships Available for TESOL Programs at EMU

 Scholarships for Eastern Michigan University’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program are available through the WritEL grant. Undergraduate minors, graduate certificates, and Masters of Arts courses all lead to an ESL credential for the state of Michigan. Scholarships are available for all three program types! 

50% scholarships available for K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals pursuing:

    -undergraduate minor

        > reduced price: $260 per credit hour

    -graduate degree or certificate

        > reduced price: $400 per credit hour 

100% scholarships available for ELA and Social Studies teachers 6-12 who

    -teach three or more English learners

    -wish to participate in an ongoing study

        > available for 14 teachers pursuing MA in TESOL coursework


Other incredible opportunities in the TESOL program:

Study abroad

Online learning

Professional community


For more information on how to apply visit: 

Disciplinary Showcase
How to Really Prepare Students for College and Career Writing
February 10, 2018, 9:00am-2:30pm
EMU Student Center

Join secondary and college level colleagues from across the disciplines and subject areas to talk about writing—and about how we can help our students make smooth transitions across the grade levels and into the workplace.

This workshop is free to all participants

Sponsored by the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing

Click here for more information.

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:  9-3:30

EMU Campus

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

Click here for more information.

  • 2018 Summer Events For students:·      Inkstains Writing CampsMiddle School: July 9-13, 2018 (9-2) (Student Center)High School: July 16-20, 2018 (9-2) (Student Center)“Student writers have time to write, share, and publish their writing with each other and with camp teachers for purposes of revision and growth.” For teachers, grades 6-12·      Disciplinary Literacies InstituteJune 26-27, 2018 (9-3) (301 Porter)“Two days of collaboration and thoughtful discussion about disciplinary literacies, college and career readiness, writing instruction, and smooth transitions form high school to college.”  For more information, please download the Disciplinary Literacies Institute flyer located at the bottom of the page. For teachers, K-college·      Everyday AdvocacyJuly 10-12, 2018 (9-3)“You’ll ...
    Posted May 11, 2018, 5:39 AM by Kimberly Pavlock
  • 2018 EWMP Summer Institute Summer InstituteEastern Michigan UniversityJuly 9- 27, 20189:00am- 3:00pmJoin us to write and to study the teaching of writing in your classroom.Open to all K-college teachers of all subjects!To pre-register or for more information, contact Bill Tucker at wtucker@emich.eduApplication linked below:
    Posted Nov 7, 2017, 10:47 AM by Bill Tucker
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Sacred Writing Times:

Visit the Teachers as Writers page for more information. It's under the EMWP Community tab.