The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

LVWP nibWelcome

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 Be sure to friend us on Facebook!

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Oppotunities are limitedless at PSU

LVWP is Looking for a new Assistant Director

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) Assistant Director will be responsible for planning, development, facilitation, implementation, evaluation, and administration of a wide variety of educational programs and initiatives. Other responsibilities may include: providing in-service training and credit course instruction, coordinating Summer Youth Camps, designing marketing campaigns, managing budgets, identifying and recruiting instructional program personnel, developing and presenting proposals and negotiating contracts, identifying funding sources and assisting in application and administration of grants.

For more information and to apply online visit

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New for Fellows and Certificate Completers

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, or 610-285-5026.

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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

Click here to register online now.

Click here to download the registration form to mail in.

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Schedule Through Umer 2015 availablePenn 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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Writing WisdomWriting Wisdom
from the World

This time the Writing Wisdom comes from us!

Do you have a favorite book about writing? Is there a novel, short story poem, or song that has inspired you or your students to be better writers? A text that you've had success using as a model with your students? Please take a moment to share the title on our Facebook page and a comment or two about why you chose that text. You might see your suggestions in this space!

Not on Facebook? Email Stephanie Bell at and I'll post it for you!

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