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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Early Career Leadership Institute

The Early Career Leadership Institute is a year-long, three-part institute for preschool-grade 12 teachers in the first five years of their careers. Participants develop new teaching and leadership skills as they learn powerful literacy strategies that allow them to put writing, deep reading, and critical thinking at the center of their practice. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND 2019-20 DATES: 

ENTERING COMMUNITIES: ECLI I 
SUMMER 2019: July 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 48 inservice hours 
Join a community of practice in which you refine your vision for teaching and learn about the communities where you teach. Through writing and rich discussion, you will develop as a writer, gaining skills and the confidence to incorporate more writing into your teaching.

ENGAGING IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: ECLI II 
FALL 2019: Sept. 14 & 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 30 inservice hours 
Working alongside colleagues, you will document and study your students’ learning in order to build a reflective practice to inform your teaching. As you expand your professional network, you will also identify resources relevant to your students, classroom, and school community.

STEPPING INTO LEADERSHIP: ECLI III 
SPRING 2020: Feb. 8 & 29, Mar. 7 & 21, Apr. 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 30 inservice hours 
Focusing on student and community needs, you will add your voice to the professional conversation about how to best improve teaching. You will develop new leadership skills by designing and leading a literacy-rich workshop for an audience that includes current and/or future teachers.

TEACHING YOUNG WRITERS: Co-Leading a Summer Youth Writing Program 
SUMMER 2020 (optional)
To solidify and extend your literacy expertise, you will be invited to apply to join an HVWP teacher leader to co-design and co-teach a week-long HVWP youth writing workshop at a cultural site or university campus in the Hudson Valley. Programs are in late June, July, and early August. 

The program costs are $350 for the summer; $200 for the fall; and $200 for the spring. HVWP is a NYSED-approved sponsor of CTLE and certificates documenting inservice hours will be provided at the completion of each course. HVWP will offer a 10% discount when two or more teachers from the same school participate.  

Applications are accepted beginning January 1, 2019, with priority given to those received by March 15. 

Teachers enrolled in a SUNY New Paltz graduate program may earn up to six credits. For more information, contact Dr. Tom Meyer (meyert@newpaltz.edu | (845) 257-2811) 

Questions? Contact Program Director Terri Weiss: 
hvwp@newpaltz.edu 
(845) 257-2836