OSU Writing Project Improves State Literacy Through Summer Institute
Friday, August 5, 2016
Reading and writing are the key to learning and succeeding in life, research shows. To improve literacy among students from elementary school to college, the Oklahoma State University Writing Project arms Oklahoma educators with the most effective teaching practices and strategies to carry into their classrooms.
“The best teachers in writing are those who write,” said Shelbie Witte, Ph.D., OSU associate professor of secondary literacy education and the Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education and OSU Writing Project director.
Since 1992, OSU has offered teachers an intensive, two-week OSU Writing Project Summer Institute to learn best practices of successful reading and writing instruction, she said. This summer’s institute was at OSU-Tulsa.