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 ssb160@psu.edu. Be sure to friend us on Facebook!

A Writing Fellowship:
Writing, Learning, and Leading

We're looking for a few good teachers.

If you are an educator who is compelled by best practices in learning, who is often tapped by administrators for leadership roles, and who is intrigued by theory, research, and collaboration, the LVWP Writing Fellowship is for you.

This course is designed as a capstone experience for Specialist Certificate graduates and current LVWP Fellows who are interested in being part of a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative learning experience.

For more information and to apply, please contact: Nancy Coco, Nxc4@psu.edu or 610-285-5026.

Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project Presents

Three Days/Three Modes
An Academy for Implementing the
Common Core State Standards in Literacy

July 21, 22, 23, 2014
Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

This three-day academy offers all educators across all grade levels and content areas (K-12)  an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  in Literacy, specifically Writing, and how the standards impact classroom practices.

For more information, contact Stephanie Bell, PSLV Professional Development Coordinator at 610-285-5239 or ssb160@psu.edu.

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project
Best Practices in Teaching Writing Conference
Resources from the conference now available

Thanks to everyone who contributed to an excellent Best Practices Conference day!

Pictures and handouts from our April 5 event now available on the conference web page.


Penn 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.

Writing Wisdom
from the World

Worried about the arts? With the emphasis on college and career ready standards, STEM education, and budgets that eliminate art, music, and other creative subjects, are we discouraging students from pursuing passion if it doesn’t pay well? Jacob Appel addresses the idea that being a writer and achieving success in a more stable income-producing field do not have to be mutually exclusive. 



Penn State | Penn State Lehigh Valley | LVWP Webmaster

barPenn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project | Nancy Coco, Director | 2809 Saucon Valley Road | Center Valley, PA 18034 | 610.285.5026 | nxc4@psu.edu

©2012 Penn State Lehigh Valley