Gain experience teaching writing. Working alongside HVWP master teachers, you will be a lesson planner, writer, teacher, and writing coach. You will learn about the writing process by helping young writers "generate," and "publish." During the summer, each weeklong program ends with a Celebration of Writing in which students read writing from the group's anthology for family members and friends.
Practice collaborative planning and reflection. Each day, you will be part of a team reviewing and making teaching adjustments before the young writers arrive and after they leave. Summer apprentices will join HVWP teachers for a pre-program orientation, a school visit, and a post-program meeting to talk about what worked and ideas for improving future programs.
Fieldwork Apprenticeships are available for candidates seeking credit, including as an alternative placement for Fieldwork I & II or Field Experience I & II at SUNY New Paltz.
Applications are being accepted now.
We will begin to contact candidates in late-November to arrange interviews in December. Placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note: Earning undergraduate or graduate-level credit and field "hours" at SUNY New Paltz involves completing additional assignments and observing an HVWP teacher in a “regular” school setting during the academic year (5-6 hours). Talk to your advisor to see if you can earn credit (e.g. Adolescent Education Field Experience I or II, TESOL Education, or Elementary Education, Field Experience 3). This is a co-requisite with SED453.