The Lehigh Valley Writing Project

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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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LVWP Resources Page

The LVWP Resources Page is created and run by the LVWP Leadership Team, a group of teachers with connections to the writing project. Our goal is to create a community of teachers to highlight strategies and best practices in the area of writing. The Resources Page is designed to keep teachers connected to the LVWP and to inspire teachers through easy access to writing lessons that are created by teachers for teachers.

We welcome your contributions to the Resources Page. If you are interested in contributing, please click here and we will contact you with more information.


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Best Practices in Teaching Writing Conference:
Access for All

January 27, 2018
with Keynote Speaker Cris Tovani
Early-Bird Registration Now Open

Register from now until November 10 for $55.00. Click here to register online. Download the registration form here. Teachers will earn 4 Act 48 hours.

Can't wait until January? Mark your calendars for LVWP's first ever...

Mini-Best Practices
October 12, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Kick off your school year with a "bite-sized" Mini-Best Practices. Join LVWP Fellows and friends for an engaging evening of teacher-tested strategies for kicking up process writing in your classroom. Dinner included!

Click to Register Now

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Recharge your writing instruction with our Specialist Certificate:
Teaching Writing and Literacy

Join the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project this Summer for a slate of 3-credit graduate courses, part of our 15-credit post-baccalaureate Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, designed to afford educators deep study on all aspects of literacy instruction.

The first course in the series offers techniques for teaching the writing process
EDUC 452: Teaching Writing (3 credits)

Tuesdays, 4:30–7:30 p.m. August 15–October 17, 2017
This course is the prerequisite for EDUC 463, 425, and 477

The focus of this course is educational theory and practice applied to web technologies
EDUC 463: Teaching with Modern Web Technologies (3 credits)

Thursdays, 4:307:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
October 26, 28, November 9, 11, 30, December 2, and 7, 2017
Prerequisite: EDUC 452

Tuition at state rate! Now's the time to register...
Contact Zella Ondrey, registrar, at or 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 Director at 610-285-5239 or

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