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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. 


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. 

Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis until the 2019-2020 cohort is filled. 

Participants earn nine graduates in one year. Tuition for each course is estimated at $850. 

Applications for the 2019-20 cohort are now closed. For more information on our programs and future opportunities, please join our email list

Questions? Contact Dr. Tom Meyer, HVWP Director: 
(845) 257-2877