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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Summer Youth Camps

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Registration is now open! Coding, LEGO robotics, video production, creative writing, math, and art - Penn State Lehigh Valley's Summer Youth Camps have something for every learner at every level! Join us this summer for educational and engaging camps that spark both creativity and curiosity in your child.

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LVWP Has the "Write" Summer Offerings for You! Recharge your writing instruction with three great one-week electives in our Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy.

Each 3-credit course is part of our Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, a 15-credit post-baccalaureate program offered through the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project. Writing Project Fellows may transfer their six Summer Institute credits toward EDUC 452 and the summer elective. Tuition offered at the state rate.

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Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroomnew
EDUC 400 (3 credits)

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 11–15, 2016

This course is focused on understanding oneself and one’s role as an educator through a social justice lens. Teachers will gain an awareness of the systems of privilege, discrimination, power, and oppression operating in their classrooms so as to incorporate these ideas into the curricula they teach.

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Children's Literature in Teaching Writing
EDUC 432 (3 credits)

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 18–22, 2016

Learn methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas.

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Technology & the Learning Process
EDUC 464 (3 credits)

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 25–29, 2016

Examine and evaluate the relationship between technology-based resources for writing and learning theories.

Tuition at state rate! Now's the time to register...
Contact Kathy Eck, registrar, at or 610-285-5060.

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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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