Hudson Valley Writing Project

Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

The Hudson Valley Writing Project is now accepting applications for its 2022-23 Invitational Institute, LEADERSHIP IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING. Comprised of three graduate courses, this acclaimed program supports educators in developing expertise in writing instruction and literacy development as well as facilitation skills to work as leaders in the Writing Project and their school communities.

You will feel encouraged, supported, even carried at times. HVWP allowed me to take my values and incorporate them into lessons that really have an impact on students. I learned many amazing strategies for incorporating writing and reflection into my teaching, learned how to share my own stories, learned that I was a writer. It will change you, fuel you, to reach your untapped potential.  2019-2020 Institute Participant


TEACHERS AS WRITERS: Invitational Institute 1  (3 credits).
Summer 2022: May 14, July 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
In this summer session, you will engage in personal and professional writing to develop new skills and confidence as a writing teacher. Working with a mentor, you will also design a professional development workshop based on what works in your classroom.

TEACHERS AS LEARNERS: Invitational Institute 2  (3 credits)
Fall 2022: Sept. 17, Oct. 1 & 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 10 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
In this fall course, you will deepen your understanding of writing instruction and action research methods as you engage in an inquiry project focused on your teaching. With collegial support, you will plan and lead a writing workshop for teachers.

TEACHERS AS LEADERS: Invitational Institute 3  (3 credits)
Spring 2023: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, Apr. 29 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
In this capstone course, you will build leadership skills to work with educational stakeholders as you design and lead a literacy program for your school or the HVWP community. You will learn and practice new methods of documentation as you assess the impact of your project.

HVWP is planning for all 2022-23 Institute sessions to be conducted in person. Four of our 20 meetings will take place at the world-famous Storm King Art Center; the others will be in New Paltz. Should circumstances necessitate, we will meet in synchronous online sessions using ZOOM.

LEADERSHIP IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING is offered in partnership with SUNY New Paltz. Participants earn nine graduate credits in one year. The tuition for each course is $850, for a total of $2550. There are no additional fees.

Learn more and apply today!

Please contact Dr. Tom Meyer, HVWP Director, at with any questions.