Power of Reflection & Goal Setting

Saturday Series LIWP Workshop

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The Power of Voice

This year, the Long Island Writing Project is launching a new Saturday Series with our theme for 2016-2017: "The Power of Voice." We will be exploring voice as it connects to writing and all that means for teachers and students. We hope you will join us!

Power of Reflection & Goal Setting

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9:30am-12pm

1 Education Drive

Garden City, NY

On Saturday, September 24th, Nicolette James will kick off our Saturday Series with her workshop The Power of Reflection and Goal Setting: Looking Back to Plan Ahead! Nicolette will help you engage in guided reflection, writing and sharing about your personal and professional goals for school year 2016-2017. In this workshop, you will consider the ways in which you intend to grow, improve and stretch yourself, your students and your colleagues this year. Come share your ideas and create opportunities for collaboration and accountability with like-minded intentional educators. The workshop will be at Nassau Community College, CCB building, Room 210. It will begin at 9:30 am and you will be off to enjoy the rest of your Saturday by noon! If you plan to attend, please email Darshna.Katwala@ncc.edu.

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Save the Date! October 29th at the LIWP

Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski will facilitate the next workshop, “Pursue a Passion Project!” on Saturday, October 29th. Educators are encouraged to be writers themselves for many reasons, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start or how to make time for writing in an already jam-packed life. A Passion Project could be the answer! Join Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski on Saturday, October 29th, from 9:30-noon to explore how to get started on your own independent writing project that matches your passions and interests. Experience a Writing Makerspace as you find that idea you want to develop. Consider how all of this could be brought to your students and how your own writing could be a powerful model. The workshop will be held at Nassau Community College, CCB Building, Room 210. Please RSVP to Darshna.Katwala@ncc.edu by October 22nd.

The Long Island Writing Project

The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.

The LIWP comprises teachers from kindergarten through university. Our seminar leaders are outstanding educators from different grade levels and disciplines in local schools, and we have a strong, ongoing partnership with Hofstra University's Department of Literacy Studies. LIWP teacher-consultants keep up with research and changes in education and their work is grounded in practical classroom approaches. Through our model of teachers teaching teachers, participants in the LIWP strengthen the classroom strategies they already find effective in teaching writing and develop new ones.

One of the most important foundational beliefs of our Project is that teachers improve their knowledge of teaching writing by writing themselves. Another is that the best way to improve our own teaching is through sharing what works with other effective teachers. We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to writing, learning and teaching with you.