A Taste of the LIWP

Join us on September 26, 2019

Get to know the Long Island Writing Project!

On Thursday, September 26th, come experience what professional development could be like with the Long Island Writing Project! On the top floor of the Tower building at Nassau Community College, we invite you to come between 4:30 pm-6:00 pm to get to know the LIWP, see what we can offer schools and educators, and find other passionate educators who care deeply about the teaching of writing.

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 hope you can join us on Thursday, September 26th! Please RSVP using the Google Form below by Monday, September 23rd.

A Taste of the LIWP

Thursday, Sep. 26th, 4:30-6pm

1 Education Drive

Garden City, NY

We will be in the T building, which is the Tower, on the top floor.

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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.