April 7, 2011
Written by TC Colleen Martin
The UPWP Summer Institute was one of the most influential components of my teaching career! The family I built, the words I wrote, & the ideas I learned have transformed the way I view my life as a reader, writer, and teacher. Not only did I get the chance to spend 4 weeks of my summer in beautiful Marquette, next to the most inspirational and nautical creation, Lake Superior, but I also gained confidence as a writer with the help of my UPWP family. This encouraged me to enjoy time writing more frequently and to incorporate writing into my content-area Science classroom as a teacher. I will always remember the summer of 2009 as one that brought out some of my best aspects as a teacher and lover of reading and writing.