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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Summer Workshops for Teachers

The Hudson Valley Writing Project is pleased to offer new online workshops to connect and support teachers in July. Together, we will write, learn, experiment, and plan for the year ahead.

In this workshop, you’ll be guided in composing a multimedia story – integrating video, audio, photos, text, and graphics – and publishing your piece on social media platforms. Each session will provide time for collaborative learning as well as individual experimentation with technology that engages students, creates rich learning opportunities, and enhances curriculum.
Facilitators: Bonnie Kaplan & Andrea Tejedor
Audience: Kindergarten-College teachers
July 6-10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 15 CTLE hours
FEE: $150 | $75 for Early Career Teachers*

Teachers are reclaiming the teaching of personal narrative writing in alignment with the Next Generation Standards. In this workshop, you will write about what is meaningful to you, try a variety of revision strategies and feedback protocols, and share your writing in a supportive setting. You'll return to teaching in the fall with new ideas for creating a writing community with your students.
Facilitators: Bonnie Kaplan & Kristen Masson-Diedhiou
Audience: Kindergarten-College teachers
July 13-17 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | 10 CTLE hours
FEE: $100 | $75 for Early Career Teachers*

Teacher and author James Moffett wrote that “People in the helping professions have to help themselves if they are truly to help others.” During these challenging times, this rings true. In this workshop, we will explore how writing, coupled with yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), and meditation can help us feel more balanced as we navigate new territory as teachers. This workshop is appropriate for those who want to begin a basic yoga practice or have some experience with these exercises.
Facilitator: Denise Maltese
Audience: Teachers of students of all ages
July 20-24 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | 10 CTLE/OCFS hours
FEE: $100 | $75 for Early Career Teachers*

Join us as we explore how to use writing to engage English and multilingual learners and help them develop academic language and conceptual understanding. We will share literacy strategies and routines for face-to-face and online learning that support students in becoming more accomplished in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Facilitators: Janine Garrison & Rosemary Sharpe
Audience: Kindergarten-College teachers
July 27-31 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | 10 CTLE hours
FEE: $100 | $75 for Early Career Teachers*

*HVWP has a special grant to support teachers in the first 5 years since certification.

Participants will receive certificates documenting inservice hours. HVWP at SUNY New Paltz is a NYSED-approved sponsor of CTLE.

Questions? Please email us at hvwp@newpaltz.edu or call (845) 257-2836.