The Teacher

January 29-30, 2016

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The 10th Annual Summer Institute Alumni Symposium

Cowan Center Alumni who are Pre-K—12 teachers or administrators, join us for the tenth annual Summer Institute Symposium, a program that has become a staple for those alumni who want to continue growing and deepening as thinkers and professionals.

This two-day program gives those of us who have studied Louise Cowan’s literary genre theory the opportunity to delve more deeply into the nuances of this frame, as the features of tragedy, comedy, epic and lyric are manifested, this time in the figure of the teacher, a fitting focus for our tenth program!

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the program begins with dinner and a talk about the broader themes that will anchor our discussion. On Saturday, January 30, we’ll enjoy brief essays about teacher figures in Summer Institute works written and presented by Summer Institute alumni. Our discussions in these programs have always been stimulating and enlightening,
participants say.

CPE Credits are awarded for attending or presenting in the program: 7.5 hours.

Friday, Jan. 29, 6-8:30 pm; Sat., January 30, 9 am-4 pm.
Institute Members: $40, Nonmembers: $55
Fee includes dinner, breakfast, lunch, and monograph.

Comments From 2015:

“As the Symposium was ending this weekend, I realized that I had learned more about the literature discussed from those presentations than I ever learn at the “scholarly” conferences I attend regularly. The presentations I heard there at the Institute were far superior to dozens of papers that I hear delivered each year.”

“A remarkable two days! Thank you for all your efforts to have everything so pleasant and so delicious. The papers were indeed thought-provoking and well presented, and the movie quite touching—an excellent choice. A great event!”

“I’ve been to all nine of these Symposia; even so, I am continually nurtured and find myself grown as a person, a thinker, a student, a teacher through them. The Institute is a place where teaching is taken seriously and where teachers are valued as persons and professionals. Our voice is heard and it matters, even to people who have far more education and learning than we do. This is, perhaps, no more clear than at the annual Summer Institute Alumni Symposium.”

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