Writing Project announces summer professional development for educators

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP), a National Writing Project site, has announced a number of professional development opportunities for local educators to be offered Summer 2015. All offerings will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus in Center Valley.

Non-credit offerings include:

Three Days/Three Modes: An Academy for Implementing the PA Core Standards in Literacy

June 29-30, July 1

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

This three-day academy offers educators across all grade levels and disciplines (K-12) an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the PA Core Standards in literacy, specifically writing, impact classroom practices. Through an exploration of the PA Core, participants will uncover the curricular possibilities of the three modes (argumentative, informative, narrative) across all content areas and learn how to integrate them through classroom writing.

Inquiring Minds: Finding the Voice of the Student Scientist
2015 STEM & Literacy Academy

July 20-23

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

This 4-day academy, a partnership between LVWP and the DSC, offers educators across all grade levels the opportunity to investigate the intersection of STEM and literacy. Through hands-on inquiry, practice in disciplinary discourse, and project-based learning, participants will explore the relationship between science and literacy and the ways each informs/enhances the other.

LVWP will also offer graduate credits with the following summer electives for our Specialist’s Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy. Electives may be taken at either the beginning or end of the certificate program, and credits are also transferrable to the Masters of Teaching and Curriculum program at Penn State Harrisburg.

Credit offerings include:

Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (EDUC 432)

June 22-26

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

3 Credits. Tuition at state rate. Participants will learn methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas. No prerequisites.

Technology and the Learning Process (EDUC 464)

July 6-10

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

3 Credits. Tuition at state rate. This course examines and evaluates the relationship between technology-based resources for writing and learning theories. No prerequisites.

Using a Writer’s Notebook to Empower Writers (EDUC 497)

July 27-July 31

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

3 Credits. Tuition at state rate. This course will explore the possibilities of using a writer’s notebook to strengthen and broaden both student writing and classroom instruction. Best suited for grades K-8. No prerequisites.

For more information, contact Doug Antonioli, LVWP Assistant Director, at 610-285-5239 or dba117@psu.edu, or visit www.lvwp.org.

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Last Updated January 28, 2015