The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

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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 Doug Antonioli, LVWP Assistant Director at 610-285-5239 or dba117@psu.edu. Be sure to friend us on Facebook!

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Penn State Welcomes
Doug Antonioli,
LVWP Assistant Director

At the end of a very comprehensive search, we have hired a full-time LVWP Assistant Director to both sustain and build upon our considerable literacy professional development portfolio. Please join us in welcoming Doug Antonioli (LVWP '09) in his new position. We are greatly encouraged by our University's show of support and are excited to learn from Doug in this new role.

After becoming a Fellow in 2009, Doug served on LVWP’s leadership team and as a co-facilitator of LVWP’s Summer Institute.  He has also been an adjunct in LVWP’s Teaching Writing and Literacy Specialist Certificate program.  Doug comes to us from Discovery Education where he worked on the Professional Development team.  Prior to his career teaching and supporting educators, Doug taught English Language Arts at both the middle and high school levels. In his new role, Doug will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a range of educational programs and initiatives for LVWP.  Doug can be reached at dba117@psu.edu or 610-285-5239.

Click for Doug's Letter of Introduction

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2014 Connected Educator Month

Connected Educator Month takes place again this year in October. The month-long collaboration of dozens of organizations focuses hundreds of online events on connecting educators with online communities and learning networks. For the month, NWP along with partners from the Educator Innovator Initiative, will be leading a theme around, "Student Agency, Voice, and the Maker Movement.

Visit the Connected Educator Month website to find out about more events offered by a range of communities and organizations and for details on how to participate.
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Schedule Through Umer 2015 available

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.

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Save the Date
Saturday,
Jan. 31, 2015

2015 Annual Best Practices in
Teaching Writing Conference


Jeff AndersonKeynote Speaker
Jeff Anderson

Jeff has been sharing writing strategies with teachers and students for over 20 years. Whether presenting at national conferences like NCTE, ASCD, or in classrooms or writing his books, Jeff’s passion for writing and grammar inspires teachers and young writers to soar. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and writes and consults fulltime.

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New NWP Annual Report
Available Now

The NWP’s 2013 Annual Report is now available on the NWP website. The report presents a dynamic look at the work of our network in a colorful, online format.

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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

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