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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Get the Scoop on Summer Youth Camps


Enjoy a scoop of Berkey Creamery ice cream and learn about writing and
STEM-related summer camps from the camp instructors.

RSVP by May 20 to Doug Antonioli at or 610-285-5239.


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LVWP Has the "Write" Summer Offerings for You!

Three Days/Three Modes:
An Academy for Implementing the PA Core Standards in Literacy

June 29-30, July 1, 2015 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing at any grade. Register Online Now.

Inquiring Minds:
Finding the Voice of the Student Scientist – A STEM & Literacy Academy

July 20-23, 2015 - 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bring literacy to the laboratory with LVWP and the Da Vinci Science Center. Through hands-on inquiry, practice in disciplinary discourse, and project-based learning, explore the intersection between science and literacy and the ways each informs/enhances the other. Best suited for grade K-6. Register Online Now.

Penn State Specialist Certificate:
Teaching Writing & Literacy

LVWP is offering summer electives for our Specialist's Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, a 15-credit post-baccalaureate program offered through the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. Electives may be taken at either the beginning or end of the certificate program, and credits are transferrable to the Masters of Teaching and Curriculum through Penn State Harrisburg. Tuition is at the state rate. Register by calling 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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