Save the Dates: Fall Young Writers’ Workshops

Save the Dates! November 1 and November 15th , Young Writers and Families Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. November 1 Young Writers’ Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   ...

Register Now for Life Context Progoff Journal Workshop Oct. 17 & 18

Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Writing Project at George Mason University Friday, October 17, 2014 from 5 PM – 9 PM. and Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9 AM – ...

10 Reasons We Love Penny Kittle

On March 29th, 200 teachers from throughout Northern Virginia gathered on a Saturday for a day of professional development and sharing! The day featured demonstration lessons from outstanding teacher consultants ...


3-Day Summer Young Writers’ Workshop in the Shenandoah Valley

June 25, 26, & 27, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Shenandoah ...

Announcing TC Presentations for the 2014 Language & Learning Conference

The Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference is known for its ...

Experience the Progoff Intensive Journal Workshop April 25th and 26th!

Life Context Progoff Journal Workshop with NVWP Teacher Consultant Dave Arbogast Sponsored ...

On Site Registration Available for 3/29/14 Language & Learning Conference

Join us on March 29th, 2014 for the Northern Virginia Writing Project’s ...

Reflections on the NVWP’s 2013 Fall Renewal

On Saturday November 2nd 2013, the NVWP hosted it’s 3rd annual Fall ...

The Four Pillars of My Professional Life

by Donald R. Gallehr, Director Emeritus Northern Virginia Writing Project  In looking ...

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Final Details for 2014 Student Summer Institute

July 2014 Dear Student and Parents, We’re excited that you’ll be joining us for the 2014 Northern Virginia Writing Project Student Summer Institute, held on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. (For directions to the university, consult the George Mason website at or the attached map.) In this post, we are including a […]

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Student Summer Institute Schedule

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9am-9:20am Large Group Meeting: Brief Orientation for Families Focused Freewriting Introductions Grade level grouping Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Interest Group Selections Assignment of log-keeper Base group introductions Teacher Skit Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting Announcements Assignment of log-keeper Large Group Meeting Focused Freewriting […]

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Call for Blog Posts from Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care

The peer-reviewed blog “Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care” is interested in your thinking about authentic writing and issues of advocacy related to teaching and learning writing. Recent posts include parent narratives about supporting young writers at home, teacher insight about best practices in grammar instruction, and discussion about how standardized testing impacts writing in […]

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Where Research Meets Practice: The 2014 Leading to Well Being Conference

By Norma Coto, NVWP TC On Friday, April 11, 2014, MasonLeads and the Center for the Advancement of Well Being presented their annual mind-blowing conference at The Mason Inn at George Mason University.  Once again, the 2014 Leading to Well Being: Thriving Together conference speakers taught me countless ways to thrive at work, in my […]

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Final Details for 2014 Language and Learning Conference

Dear Colleagues in Teaching and Learning, We are so very excited that so many of you will be joining with us this Saturday for the Northern Virginia Writing Project’s annual Language and Learning conference!  Below you will find the itinerary for the day from  the conference program and a map of George Mason University.  (We […]

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