Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project

focusing the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our region’s teachers on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all students

Today, more than ever, writing is essential to success in school and the workplace, a critical component of communicating, learning, and participating in an increasingly connected and complex global society.

For over 25 years, the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) has been helping local teachers across all disciplines and grades improve the teaching of writing and learning in their schools and communities. A member site of the National Writing Project (NWP), LVWP provides professional development that leverages the expertise of outstanding teacher-leaders to provide participants with the most current, classroom-tested, best practices in teaching writing and literacy.

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WDIY's Youth Media Program
is Accepting Applications through December 15

WDIY LogoDo you know an area high school student who would benefit from gaining first-hand experience in radio production under the guidance of experienced professionals? Applications are now being accepted for WDIY's Youth Media Program and space is limited.

The Youth Media Program is recommended for students looking to gain skills or experience for career fields such as: Broadcast media Journalism English/writing Marketing/promotions The Youth Media program is provided free of charge to high school students age 14-18 in the Lehigh Valley area each year.

Click here for more information.


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Best Practices in
Teaching Writing Conference:

Bridging Worlds, Bridging Literacies

January 28, 2017
Register Online or print the registration flyer

Dr. Ernest Morrell Featuring Dr. Ernest Morrell as keynote speaker. Dr. Morrell is the Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has authored eight books, over 75 journal articles and book chapters, and has earned numerous commendations for his university teaching.

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Get ready for this year's conference with
LVWP's Best Practices Book Club

book coverOrient yourself to work of this year's Best Practices Keynote speaker, Ernest Morrell, by joining a a group of Fellows and friends in reading and discussing one of Morrell's seminal works, Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools. Through first-hand accounts and practical classroom examples, Critical Media Pedagogy examines the implications of engaging our most underserved students as critical consumers and producers of media, and the impact such study in ELA and Social Studies classrooms has on major challenges in our urban educational systems.

To support your professional development, the first 10 LVWP fellows to RSVP will receive a free copy of Critical Media Pedagogy for their participation.

Participants will attend two face-to-face sessions and check in online between sessions to share ideas, pose questions, and discuss the reading in a collegial, supportive space.

Face-to-Face Meeting Dates
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

All face-to-face sessions will be held from 4:30-6:00 @ Penn State Lehigh Valley. Online meeting spaces will be made available at the December 7 meeting.

RSVP Today

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To learn more about the many opportunities for professional development
available through the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project,
contact Doug Antonioli, LVWP Assistant Director at 610-285-5239 or

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