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The Boise State Writing Project









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The Boise State Writing Project

Teacher Consultants have delivered over 100,000 contact hours of services to teachers and students in Idaho over the last six years, reaching over 2000 individual teachers each of those years.

Invitational Summer Institute

  • The Invitational Summer Institute and Fellowship year is for teachers of all subjects K-College. It is our centerpiece program for training Teacher Consultants and thinking partners.
  • It begins with a pre-institute in April 2023.
  • The summer workshop will reconvene in June 2023.


  • Elementary Teacher Leadership Institute for Science, Literacy and Inquiry


  • Year 3 i3 Scale-up C3WP College Reading Writing Program 2020-2021.
  • Building a More Perfect Union: Pandemic Recovery Grants for Humanities – National Writing Project 2022-2023

  • Indigenous Voices: Building Understanding in Idaho Classrooms (Year 2) 2022-2023


  • Fall Conference, Spring Workshops, Spring Night of Inquiry at the Discovery Center of Idaho


  • Alliance for Young Artists & Writers – teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.
  • Reading improvement initiative middle school and high school
  • Mentoring new teachers into the profession
  • Service learning supported by a private donation
  • Developing teacher leadership in science
  • Teachers as writers and public intellectuals – writing retreats for teachers
  • NSF SMART and INCLUDES grant partners – to promote STEM identities in under-served youth – BSWP provides the teacher training and scalability
  • Occasional workshops and guest speakers hosted throughout the year.

BSWP Annual Conference Day

Save the date for the Boise State Writing Project Annual Conference Day on Saturday, March 12 in the BSU LA Building.

Conference title: Fill your cup: specific strategies teachers and students can use to keep going

Come join us for a day of thinking partnership and mutual support for the challenges facing us. We’ll focus on immediate applications – strategies that work right now and in the future.

Themes: “Real” resilience – that continuing impulse to engage and learn, “real” self-care and grace that informs instruction, strategies for keeping on, and helping students keep on with mindfulness and grit.

Professional credit offered – with report of how conference ideas are implemented.

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