Bard Events Calendar

Institute for Writing and Thinking Presents

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017
Writing and Thinking Weeklong Summer Workshops
Olin Humanities Building
9:00 am – 4:00 am
The IWT July weeklong workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of “writing-based teaching,” its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Each workshop will focus on writing methods that deepen learning across all subject areas–literature, history, grammar, and STEM.

The July workshops offer a retreat in which participants learn new writing practices, read diverse texts, and talk with teachers from around the world on the Bard College campus. The luxury of time helps us envision how we might make these new practices our own–how we might tweak the writing prompts, change the readings, figure out ways to accommodate collaborative learning in larger classes, and explore how poetry, for instance, might inspire students from ethnically and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The weeklong regular workshop fee is $1,500 and includes tuition and a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, meals (beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast), and materials. 

Register by June 1, 2017 to receive the Early Bird Workshop fee of $1,350.
The commuter fee is $1,200 (the early-bird commuter fee is $1050).
Groups of three or more teachers from a single institution receive an additional 10% discount off total workshop fees.

Sponsored by: Institute for Writing and Thinking
For more information, call 845-758-7484, e-mail, or visit hhtp://

For more information, call 845-758-7484, e-mail,
or visit

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 am

Location: Olin Humanities Building