Hudson Valley Writing Project

Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

The Hudson Valley Writing Project is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 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.

"A life-changing experience. You will join a passionate and talented group of teachers who will be there to support you and your work this coming year and beyond. You will not only learn strategies for teaching and leadership, you will also learn about yourself in the process. As you define and articulate your beliefs as an educator, you will find your own professional voice."


TEACHERS AS WRITERS: Invitational Institute 1  (3 credits).
Summer 2021: May 22, July 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29 | 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 2021: Sept. 18, Oct. 2 & 23, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 | 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 2022: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7 | 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s Institute will be taught in a hybrid fashion, using a combination of face-to-face and remote synchronous and asynchronous instruction. In-person meetings will take place in New Paltz, in accordance with recommended guidelines provided by SUNY New Paltz and the Ulster County Health Department.

LEADERSHIP IN THE TEACHING OF WRITING is offered in partnership with SUNY New Paltz and the New Paltz Central School District. 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.

HVWP accepts applications on a rolling basis and encourages early applications. Apply online today.

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