The Lehigh Valley Writing Project


While writing and writing instruction often appear complex and mystifying to both teachers and students, decades of experience have shown us that writing is a skill that can be taught and can be learned by all. LVWP professional development programs provide opportunities for teachers at every level – from kindergarten through college – to work together to understand the full spectrum of writing development across grades and across subject areas. All LVWP offerings are rooted in the most current research on literacy instruction and the classroom-tested practices of the Teacher Consultants who serve as our instructors. Whatever your entry point conference, in-service workshop, summer academy, or graduate course LVWP is your professional network for sharing promising practices in teaching and learning through writing.

Pen & Paper Penn State Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing & Literacy is a 15 credit post-baccalaureate program. Similar in design to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements, the Writing Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy.
People in PSU Lobby Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project's Annual Best Practices Conference is a dynamic forum for area educators to learn about research and strategies for implementing writing-to-learn strategies in their classrooms. Each year, conference participants engage in interactive workshops showcasing classroom inquiry projects conducted by Writing Project Fellows. Additionally, the conference provides a regional venue for hosting nationally and internationally-known writers and teachers of writing as keynote speakers to complement the local workshops.

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!

More details coming soon...

Mark your calendar now for the full Best Practices experience on January 28, 2018, with keynote speaker Cris Tovani.

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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