HVWP offers professional development programs for practicing and future teachers, in addition to Saturday Writing Workshops for young writers and adults and week-long summer programs for both teachers and young writers.
HVWP is one of nearly 200 National Writing Project sites across the country. Welcome to a professional development site for teachers who are learners, networking locally and nationally!
Free Saturday Seminars for Educators
These seminars provide Hudson Valley educators with hands-on, teacher-led demonstrations of effective strategies for teaching writing and improving literacy instruction. Conferences and writing retreats give teachers opportunities to meet leaders in the field, reflect on their teaching practices, and develop their own writing.
Year-Round Invitational Institute for Educators
HVWP's Invitational Institute, Leadership in the Teaching of Writing, is designed for exemplary teachers of writing -- pre-K-16 and from all disciplines -- to present and discuss their own teaching practices, examine and critique current research, and engage in professional and personal writing. Inquiries about the program should be directed to Tom Meyer.
Youth and Community Writing Programs
Since 2002, HVWP has offered young writers' programs for kindergarten through high school-age students. Our unique enrichment programs support children and young adults' development as writers and thinkers through extensive practice and with the guidance of HVWP's experienced teachers and writers. HVWP has expanded these Saturday morning programs to offer workshops for adults in addition to young writers, as well as continuing to offer a variety of week-long summer programs held at SUNY New Paltz and in cultural and historic locations across the Hudson Valley.
Inservice Provider to Schools and Districts
HVWP consults with school and district leaders to develop and provide inservice programs that are responsive and relevant to local needs. Inquiries about professional development should be directed to Jacqueline Denu.