Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP), your local National Writing Project (NWP) site, draws on the wisdom and practice of a dynamic network of educators from across the region and around the country to provide customized, research-based professional development in writing and literacy instruction.   NWP sites adhere to a set of shared principles and practices for teachers’ professional development. In addition to developing a leadership cadre of local teachers, called Fellows, NWP sites provide a diverse array of continuing education and research opportunities for teachers at all levels.

With over 25 years’ experience developing classroom teachers into literacy leaders, LVWP works in partnership with schools, districts, and other educational organizations to design and deliver in-service workshops, modeled lessons, and classroom coaching programs to improve the teaching of writing and learning in all grades and disciplines.  National research studies have confirmed significant gains in writing performance among students of teachers who have participated in NWP programs. Let us help you support your teachers and students.

For more information about our array of programs:

Judy Willis Writing and the Brain: Neuroscience Shows the Pathways to Learning

Judy Willis, a neurologist and teacher-consultant with the South Coast Writing Project, explains how the teaching of writing is important for learning based on neuroscience. With a medical background in using such diagnostic tools as positron emission tomography (PET) scans, neuroimaging, and brain mapping, she empirically understands how the brain is wired to learn.

Carnegie Report

Report From Carnegie Links Writing To Improved Reading Skills

A report released by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading, identifies instructional practices shown to be effective in improving students' reading and offers recommendations for implementing those practices in the classroom.

To access LVWP's dynamic network of experienced Teacher Consultants,
contact Doug Antonioli, LVWP Assistant Director at 610-285-5239 or
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