The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

LVWP nibWelcome

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project is a member site of the National Writing Project. The NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving educators across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.

In addition to developing a cadre of local teacher-leaders through Invitational Summer Institutes, the LVWP designs and delivers customized in-service programs for local schools, districts, and related educational collaborators, and provides a diverse array of continuing education and research opportunities for teachers at all levels.

To access LVWP's dynamic network of experienced Teacher Consultants, contact Stephanie Bell, Professional Development Coordinator at 610-285-5239 or Be sure to friend us on Facebook!

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Diverse Literacies Conference

Saturday, Sept. 27 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center, Macungie, Pa.

Registration is now open for the 2014 Diverse Literacies Conference presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. The conference will focus on "Language as a Medium, a Tool and an Outcome." Tom Romano will provide the keynote presentation, "Prosciutto and the Blinking Light: How Language Teaches and Sways," and will also offer a pre-conference dinner workshop on quality writing, held on Friday, September 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Melt restaurant at The Promenade Shops in Center Valley.

The conference will feature demonstration workshops, research presentations, and poster discussions presented by teacher educators, local teachers of various grade levels and disciplines, and pre-service teachers. A continental breakfast and complete lunch is also included.
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Schedule Through Umer 2015 availablePenn State Specialist Certificate:
Teaching Writing & Literacy

Join a community of educators from all content areas for Penn State Lehigh Valley's Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing & Literacy, a 15-credit postbaccalaureate program offered through the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. Similar in design to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's range of educational endorsements, this certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of literacy instruction. The program contains twelve core credits plus a 3-credit elective concentration for a 15-credit certificate with classes being held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley. Register by calling 610-285-5060.

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Save the Date
Jan. 31, 2015

2015 Annual Best Practices in
Teaching Writing Conference

Jeff AndersonKeynote Speaker
Jeff Anderson

Jeff has been sharing writing strategies with teachers and students for over 20 years. Whether presenting at national conferences like NCTE, ASCD, or in classrooms or writing his books, Jeff’s passion for writing and grammar inspires teachers and young writers to soar. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and writes and consults fulltime.

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New NWP Annual Report
Available Now

The NWP’s 2013 Annual Report is now available on the NWP website. The report presents a dynamic look at the work of our network in a colorful, online format.

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barPenn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project | Nancy Coco, Director | 2809 Saucon Valley Road | Center Valley, PA 18034 | 610.285.5026 |

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