Lehigh Valley Writing Project to host annual conference

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) will host its annual Best Practices in Teaching Writing Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley, Pa.

The conference features interactive workshops and presentations for teachers to share professional teaching practices. The keynote presentation, "Grammar Can Be an Invitation: How Mentor Sentences Change Writers," will be given by Jeff Anderson. Special guest Meenoo Rami will facilitate a session on writing as reflection for teachers. Both Anderson and Rami will also sign copies of their books during the conference.

Anderson is known for his enthusiasm in making grammar, editing and writing positive experiences for teachers and students. He has authored numerous articles and books including “Mechanically Inclined,” “Everyday Editing,” “10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know,” and “Revision Decisions.” A frequent presenter at national and state conferences, Anderson is a full-time staff developer and writer. His first humorous middle-grade novel will be released in the fall of 2015.

Rami teaches English at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pa. The founder of #engchat, and the author of “Thrive,” Rami is a mentor to teachers across the country.

The cost of the conference is $50 or $40 for Lehigh Valley Writing Project Fellows and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Prepaid registration is required. To register for the conference, or for more information, visit www.lvwp.org or contact Nancy Coco at 610-285-5026 or nxc4@psu.edu.

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Last Updated December 16, 2014