The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP) at the State University of New York at New Paltz is a professional development organization whose purpose is to improve the teaching of writing and to promote literacy development at all levels of education, pre-kindergarten through college. HVWP, a site of the National Writing Project, provides powerful learning opportunities for educators in the Hudson Valley region so that:
- Teachers have access to a local network in which they share their teaching experiences and study exemplary literacy practices with colleagues in order to continue their professional learning
- Schools and school districts have access to high-quality professional development responsive to teachers' knowledge and interests as well as school and community needs
- Students have access to reading, writing, and thinking experiences that prepare them to participate in and contribute to their communities
HVWP at SUNY New Paltz is a program for teachers in all disciplines--social studies, mathematics, science, technology, English language arts, music and art--who are interested in strengthening literacy instruction in their classrooms. HVWP offers programs for both novice and experienced teachers, serving educators in 10 counties surrounding New Paltz: Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Columbia, Greene, and Delaware.
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HVWP is a NYSED-approved sponsor of CTLE and our professional development aligns to and extends beyond literacy goals suggested by the Common Core. We subscribe to the core principles guiding all National Writing Project sites.