The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP) at the State University of New York, 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 ten counties surrounding New Paltz: Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Columbia, Greene and Delaware.