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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Professional Development

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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Address:
The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
210 E. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2202
Fax: 610-436-3212


Mary Buckelew, Ph.D.
Director
610-436-2998
mbuckelew@wcupa.edu


Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
Associate Director
610-436-2998 
pschmidt@wcupa.edu

Professional Development

PAWLP offers effective Professional Development. We have consultants who specialize in all aspects of teaching writing and reading across the content areas.

Consulting Opportunities

We have consultants who specialize in all aspects of teaching writing, including best-practice strategies; writing in the content areas; writing assessment at the classroom, grade, and district level; writing program and curriculum development. We also specialize in writing-reading connections across the grades and across the curriculum. Our newest program, Mind the Gap, focuses on literacy strategies to close the achievement gap.

Description: Consultation can take whatever form a district desires. We work with administrators at the central office or building level and/or with district, grade-level, or building curriculum teams comprised of administrators, teachers, and/or parents. There is no charge for initial meetings.

Please

contact Mary Buckelew,

English Department/PAWLP, for more information.

Professional Development Seminars

PAWLP offers a variety of different seminars:

  • Strategies for Teaching Writing in the Six Traits and Domains
  • Writing Assessment
  • Grammar Matters
  • Writing and/or Reading in the Content Areas, K-12
  • Reading and Writing in Digital Spaces
  • Reading in the Secondary English Classroom

These Seminars are available on site in school districts in after-school sessions, on weekends, or during the summer. Number of sessions depends on kind and amount of credit to be awarded. To learn more please download the complete list of Professional Development Seminars .

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate courses are offered on campus or in school districts during the school year, and at the Graduate Business Center and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit during the summer. Only two courses are required. The other three are electives that meet the specific needs of the educator. They can include inquiry projects and independent study developed by participants in conjunction with faculty members.

Certificate in Teaching Writing

A fifteen-credit graduate certificate designed for teachers who want to attain specialized knowledge in the teaching of writing. Particularly useful for:

  1. Elementary teachers and Reading specialists whose preparation emphasized Reading but whose professional responsibilities include teaching writing and preparing students for the PSSA Writing Assessment;
  2. Secondary English teachers whose preparation emphasized Literature but whose professional responsibilities include teaching writing in a variety of modes and genres to prepare students for the PSSA; and
  3. Literacy coaches who feel unprepared for the writing aspect of that position.

Please

contact Mary Buckelew,

English Department/PAWLP, for more information.

Certificate in Teaching Writing, Reading and Literature

A fifteen-credit graduate certificate designed for teachers who want to attain specialized knowledge in the teaching of writing, reading and literature. Particularly useful for:

  1. Elementary teachers and Reading specialists who want to further their expertise in teaching Reading and literature while also developing expertise in teaching writing;
  2. Secondary English teachers whose preparation emphasized Literature but whose professional responsibilities include teaching reading and writing in a variety of modes and genres to prepare students for the PSSA; and
  3. Literacy coaches who feel unprepared for the writing and literature aspects of that position.

Please contact

contact Mary Buckelew,

English Department/PAWLP, for more information.

Gap Concerns?

Does your district have achievement gap concerns? Learn how RATE (Reach And Teach Everyone) can help address those concerns in ways tailored to your particular needs.

The Power of PAWLP - One Administrator's Story

PAWLP's Recent Research (see page 5)