IEW Seminars coming to Chicago

Institute for Excellence in Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing Presents
Two Days of Writing Seminars with Andrew Pudewa
Chicago, IL area – August 3-4, 2011

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Judson University
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123

Wednesday, August 3 – Student Workshops
Thursday, August 4 – High School Essay Intensive
Friday-Saturday, August 5-6 – Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE), Andrew Pudewa, Featured Speaker
(Descriptions Follow)

To register or for more information about these events, go to or call 800-856-5815.

Contact us:
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
8799 N. 387 Rd.
Locust Grove, OK 74352

A day of workshops for students Grades 3–10, new to the IEW writing program.
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop*: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (Full)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (Full)
Cost: $20.00 per student per workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.

The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as theseworkshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

August 4: High School Essay Intensive

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.

Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

August 5-6: Chicago Homeschool Expo (CHE)

Andrew Pudewa will be a speaker!
His sessions include:

  • Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day (August 5)
  • Teaching and Evaluating Writing (August 5)
  • The Profound Influence of Music on Life (August 5)
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer (August 6)
  • The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing (August 6)
We will also have a booth, so please stop by.
More information here:

Institute for Excellence in Writing looking for some summer interns

Just typing the title, now I see why they go by IEW. 🙂

Here is an announcement from IEW for any interested college aged students out there:

Hello IEW Families,

I’m so excited to announce our first ever Freedomship Summer Intern Opportunity with the Institute for Excellence in Writing!

Tired of the same old summer job? Looking for a chance to apply your skills to meaningful projects? Want to spruce up your resume with significant work experience?

The Institute for Excellence in Writing is looking for TWO enthusiastic college-age students (18-25 years) who are willing to dedicate themselves and their summer to personal and professional growth while assisting in the advancement of new IEW products and projects.

Dates: June 5-July 30
6 week minimum commitment, dates are somewhat flexible
Location: Locust Grove, OK
Housing, meals, and stipend provided

Applications due on May 13, 2011, but earlier submissions are gratefully accepted.

Please see our website for more information and application:


Julie Walker
Marketing Director, Institute for Excellence in Writing

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If you already use the Institute for Excellence in Writing, are interested in learning more about this much sought after writing curriculum, or if you just want some general help in teaching writing to your children, there are a couple Webinars coming up that you might be interested in.

IEW has announced that they will host webinars twice each month on the 1st and 3rd Monday. You must register for these in order to participate, but they are free to registered participants.

The rest of the details came straight from IEW:

Monthly Webinars on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30-8:30 PM CST:

  • Monday, March 1: Assessing Student Writing for Experienced IEW Families
    Click here to register.
    Join Andrew Pudewa as he shares some salient points on this important topic and answers your questions on writing, thinking, and speaking.
  • Monday, March 15: Experience Excellence in Writing
    (Registration will open soon)
    Join Laura House as she shares on the value of incorporating IEW methods and materials into your home school