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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Highlights from Penn State Lehigh Valley Day
Writing Mini-Marathon


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Recharge your writing instruction with 
Fall offerings from Penn State Lehigh Valley's 
Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy

Each 3-credit course is part of our Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, a 15-credit post-baccalaureate program offered through the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project. Writing Project Fellows may transfer their six Summer Institute credits toward EDUC 452 and the summer elective.

Teaching Writing
EDUC 452 (3 credits)

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
August 18 - October 20, 2015

An excellent foundational course for creating and managing a writing-rich classroom, EDUC 452 offers techniques for teaching the writing process K-12, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the PA Core standards.  

Teaching with Modern Web Technologies
EDUC 463 (3 credits)

Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 
October 29, 31, November 12, 14, December 3, 5, and 10, 2015

Jump-start digital composition in your classroom by exploring the intersection of writing instruction and the latest Web 2.0 tools. 

Tuition at state rate! Now's the time to register...
Contact Kathy Eck, registrar, at or 610-285-5060.

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Save the Date!
Best Practices in Teaching Writing returns January 30, 2016
with Keynote Speaker Troy Hicks

Troy Hicks, a leader in teaching digital composition, is the author of The Digital Writing Workshop (2009) and Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres (2013), and co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters (2010) and Create, Compose, Connect: Reading, Writing and Learning with Digital Tools (2014). An associate professor of English at Central Michigan University, Troy is director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. His latest book, Assessing Students' Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely (2015) was just released in June. His blog, Digital Writing, Digital Teaching can be found at

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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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