LIWP Fall Update

October 2016

National Day on Writing- October 20th

Join the National Writing Project, NCTE, The New York Times Learning Network, and the Teaching Channel by celebrating The National Day on Writing on October 20th. You can share #WhyIWrite on Twitter and social media. See Co-Director Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski's Two Writing Teachers post for some additional ways to mark this day!
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Pursue a Passion Project!

Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski will facilitate the next workshop in our Saturday Series, “Pursue a Writing 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 here or to .
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LIWP Writing Group- Next Meeting November 4th

All are welcome to join the LIWP Writing Group! This group meets to share writing pieces they are working on, receive feedback, and get inspiration for writing. Meetings start at 4:30pm and are held at 359 Hazelhurst Avenue on the Nassau Community College campus. Please RSVP to Heidi Atlas if you are interested in attending. (

LIWP Blogger of the Month- Heidi Atlas "Conventional Wisdom"

Become a Member of the LIWP!

We appreciate your membership and your support in our efforts to support teachers, grades K-College. Please click on the form below, print it, and mail it with your $25 dues to Darshna Katwala. All of our Saturday Series workshops are free for members who have paid their dues. Thank you!

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LIWP at NYSEC Conference

LIWP Director Darshna Katwala and Co-Director Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski will be traveling to Albany for the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference from October 19-21. Darshna will be presenting a workshop about Shared Reading and Kathleen will be presenting a workshop on blogging with students. The LIWP is proud to share that Kathleen will be receiving an Educator of Excellence Award at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 21.
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Long Island Writing Project

The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) works to improve the teaching of writing and reading across grade level and discipline. As one of 200 sites of the National Writing Project, we are part of the premiere research-based, teacher-led professional development organization in the country. We believe that good education starts with effective teachers, and our workshops build on the knowledge and expertise that teachers already bring to the classroom. We believe that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, country or language of origin, sexual orientation, or resources of their school district, deserve an education that welcomes them into a community of readers, writers and learners and enables them to develop to their full capacity.