Wednesday, February 6, 2008

EMWP in Transition

Since we have always valued continuity in the EMWP, we have maintained the same leadership over several years. This year it is safe to say we are in leadership transition. The only positions that depend on stability are the Coordinator for Professional Development and the Family Literacy Coordinator, which are growing so rapidly as to require continuity in leadership. We value the service of our other leaders, but want to offer them room for change. Therefore we especially encourage applications this year.

Positions for EMWP Teacher Consultants: 2008-09
Deadline for Applications is February 15, 2008

Conditioned on funding, the Eastern Michigan Writing Project invites applications for each of the following positions. All positions include serving on the EMWP Advisory Board. Teacher consultants of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project may apply in writing by stating interest and qualifications.

Positions commencing February 18, 2008 through April 30, 2009.

For the 2008 Invitational Institute, June 26 - July 24, 2008, with one afternoon pre-institute meeting in April and five Continuity meetings throughout 2008-2009.

1. Teacher Coordinator for New Teachers
Assists co-director with interviewing, planning, and teaching the Invitational Institute and co-leads continuity meetings. Stipend: $3,000.

2. Returning Fellow
Assists co-director and teacher coordinator with planning and teaching the Invitational Institute and five continuity meetings. Stipend: $2,500.

For the two summer writing camps, commencing July 13-24, 2008.

1. Director of Youth Programs
Assists co-director with the planning summer writing camps for middle school and high school students, recruits and trains teachers, supervises camps, recommends new programs supporting secondary writers. Stipend: $2,000.

Positions commencing May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009.

1. Returning Fellow for Advanced Institute: Writing for Professional Growth
Assists co-director in the teaching of a 7-day institute in July, 2008, with pre- and post-institute meetings or assignments, and subsequently to plan a permanent Writing Group. Exact dates TBA. Contact Bill Tucker for details.
Stipend: $1,200.
Positions commencing May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009. (cont.)

2. Family Literacy Coordinator
Plans and implements parent workshops for non-profit agencies, mentors and hires teacher consultants for Parent workshops, develops a plan for working with home school families, and coordinate Family Literacy Programs for Professional Development through EMWP partnerships.
Stipend: $4,000.

3. Teacher Coordinator for Teacher Research
Assists co-director with monthly teacher research meetings and recruits interest in teacher research within EMWP. Stipend: $2,500.

4. Teacher Coordinator for Professional Development
Promoting professional development program, mentoring teacher consultants, coordinating in-service requests with available consultants, coordinating activities with North Central Association and National Writing Projects of Michigan. Requires 10 hours / week. Stipend: $8,000.

5. Technology Liaison
Assists director with technology improvements and support for the graduate assistant. Supports technology integration in Invitational Institute. Maintains web site with monthly updates. Attends NWP annual meeting. Stipend: $2,000, plus travel expenses to NCTE, 2008.

6. Media Editor
Solicits and prepares articles and announcements for three online newsletters and web site. Coordinates with graduate assistant and technology liaison. Stipend: $500.

All applications due: February 15, 2008.

Address to: Bill Tucker, Director
Eastern Michigan Writing Project
612 Pray-Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Bill Tucker, Institute Director