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Best Practices Conference announced

12/15/2009 —

The Lehigh Valley Writing Project (LVWP) will hold its annual Best Practices Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 30, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville. 


The conference features interactive workshops and presentations for teachers to share professional teaching practices.  The keynote presentation, "Engaging Boy Writers," will be given by Ralph Fletcher, author of numerous books for children, young adults, and writing teachers including his most recent, "Pyrotechnics on the Page: Language Play that Boosts Writing" (Stenhouse). Fletcher will also sign copies of his books during the conference. For more information, visit www.ralphfletcher.com.


The cost of the conference is $55 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The deadline for registration is January 25, 2010. To register for the conference, or for a complete conference schedule, visit www.lvwp.org.


Based at Penn State Lehigh Valley's Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem, the Lehigh Valley Writing Project is a National Writing Project program dedicated to developing literacy and communication skills.  LVWP offers a variety of programs including:

  • Professional development workshops, including teacher in-service programs
  • Penn State graduate credit courses
  • Continuing education seminars
  • The Summer Institute, the cornerstone of every National Writing Project site
  • Summer writing camps for young writers
  • Outreach programs led by LVWP fellows

For more information, visit www.lvwp.org, or contact Nancy Coco, at 610-285-5026 or nxc4@psu.edu.

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