LIWP Saturday Series-Literary Lives

Writing Extraordinary Profiles of Ordinary People-

Writing Matters- A Saturday Series

At the Long Island Writing Project, we believe that WRITING MATTERS. Join us in this 2016 Saturday Series as we highlight different aspects of writing instruction, always connecting to the belief that teaching writing matters. Teacher-consultants across grade levels, with diverse teaching experiences, will be presenting relevant and inspiring topics, geared to teachers from kindergarten through college. We know and believe that WRITING MATTERS at every stage and age! Please join our conversation and make this a year that matters as a teacher of writing!


All workshops will begin at 9:30 am and end by noon. The workshops will be held at Nassau Community College, in the CCB building. The workshops cost $10 each but are free for members of the Long Island Writing Project. Interested in becoming a member? A yearly membership is only $20. Please email Darshna.Katwala@ncc.edu to rsvp or for more information. (You could also sign up as a member on the morning of the workshops.) Professional development certificates will be given to participants.

Literary Lives: Writing Extraordinary Profiles of Ordinary People

Saturday, March 5th, 9:30am-12pm

1 Education Drive

Garden City, NY

Glen Cove High School English teacher and recent Milken Educator Award recipient Lauren Jensen will be facilitating this workshop. During this presentation, you will learn just what a profile is, where to find them, how to write them, and most importantly, how they can teach our students to be skilled writers, critical thinkers, and empathetic individuals.


Participants will:

· Determine the characteristics of effective profile writing

· Examine interview techniques and apply them during a mock interview

· Consider the various stylistic options for writing a profile

· Engage in profile writing

· Explore the uses/possibilities of profile writing (or steps of it) in their own classrooms

· Understand the value of an authentic audience and publication in motivating student writing


The event will take place in the CCB Building, Room 254.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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.