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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

Comprised of three graduate courses offered over the course of a single year, Leadership in the Teaching of Writing is an advanced invitational institute for educators who want to develop expertise in writing instruction and literacy development, and serve as leaders in their school communities. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND 2019-20 DATES: 

TEACHERS AS WRITERS: Invitational Institute 1  (3 credits) 
SUMMER 2019: May 18, July 16-18, 23-25, July 30-Aug 1 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
In this summer session, you will develop new skills and confidence as a writing teacher as you engage in personal and professional writing. 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 2019: Sept. 14 & 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 | 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 and/or students. 

TEACHERS AS LEADERS: Invitational Institute 3  (3 credits) 
SPRING 2020: Feb. 8 & 29, Mar. 7 & 21, Apr. 25 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
In this capstone course, you will build leadership skills to work with school stakeholders as you design and lead a literacy program for your school and/or the HVWP community. You will learn and practice new methods of documentation as you assess the impact of your project. 

Download the 2019-20 Invitational Institute application in 2019-20 Invitational Institute Application DOCX or 2019-20 Invitational Institute Application PDF format. 

Questions? Contact HVWP Director Tom Meyer: 
meyert@newpaltz.edu 
(845) 257-2877