Human-Centered Writing Instruction: A Yearlong Institute

This yearlong institute from UW-Madison’s Greater Madison Writing Project will ground participants in practice and pedagogy that centers humanity in writing instruction. Teaching in an ever-evolving landscape of technology presents new challenges and opportunities; together we will take time to pause, listen, and learn while also reconnecting with our own practice as writers and our values as educators. 

Whether your concern is the latest chat-bot, navigating a challenging landscape of information literacy, or creating critical, creative, and knowledgeable users of tech-tools, this experience will bring together a community of reflective practitioners dedicated to navigating these ever-evolving challenges while maintaining focus on developing the human-writers in our classrooms. 

Starting with a week dedicated to personal and professional learning in summer 2023 and following an action research model through the 23-24 school year, this year long institute allows educators to dig deeply into their own practice, engage with a question throughout the year, and “go public with their practice” by preparing a workshop to share with fellow practitioners.

Participants will…

  • Connecting to self and others through personal and professional writing
  • Gain support from GMWP facilitators and thinking partners
  • Attend a two-day symposium on Teaching Writing in the Age of ChatGPT
  • Identify an area of interest for independent or small group research 
  • Utilize an action research model to support inquiry, data collection, and new learning
  • Share process and findings in a educator-led professional development workshop

When: Summer 2023 & School year 23-24

Where: Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Who: Open to all educators

Cost: $1,200 / educator; reduced rate $900 / educator available for  3+ from the same organization and / or GMWP Members.

Questions? Contact Mark Dziedzic ( or Bryn Orum (

Registration Now Open!