focusing the knowledge, expertise, andleadershipof our region’steacherson sustained efforts to improvewritingandlearningfor 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.
Join the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project this Fall for a slate of 3-credit graduate courses, part of our 15-credit post-baccalaureate Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, designed to afford educators deep study on all aspects of literacy instruction. Tuition offered at the state rate.
Inspiring our Youngest Writers
with a new course for primary grade teachers
Join LVWP Fellows April Silimperi and Tori Zuck for a new course focused on growing
our youngest writers. Grounded in an understanding of how young children learn,
Teaching Writing to Grades K-2 will support teachers in designing developmentally
appropriate writing workshops, employing instruction which utilizes rich language
and strategies to elevate primary writers.
Empowering Student Writers
with powerful writing instruction
Teaching Writing to Grades 3-12 is an excellent foundational course for creating
and managing a writing-rich classroom. LVWP Fellow Jesse O'Neill will share research-based
best practices for teaching the writing process to students in intermediate, middle,
and high school, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the PA
Connecting Student Writers
to the World
with our digital writing course
Jump-start digital composition in your classroom by exploring the intersection of
writing instruction and the latest Web 2.0 tools. Join LVWP Fellow Sharon Strausser
for Teaching with Modern Web Technologies, a practical approach to educational theory
and practice in the digital age.
Tuition at state rate! Now's the time to register...
Contact Kathy Eck, registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-285-5060.
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 email@example.com.