Language & Learning Conference

Held annually in March, and begun in 1987, the NVWP’s Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference has provided opportunities for more than 4,000 teachers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about writing and the teaching of writing. The conference features nationally recognized educators in the field of writing as well as exemplary demonstration lessons presented by NVWP Teacher Consultants.

pk_author_photoIn 2014, the fantastic, Penny Kittle will keynote the Language and Learning Conference. Please mark you calendars now for what is sure to be another energizing day of teachers teaching teachers. We look forward to seeing you and your teacher colleagues at George Mason University on March 29, 2014.  You can find registration information by clicking here: 

As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author of five books with Heinemann—Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers (2013), Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing (2008) which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE, Inside Writing (2005), co-author (with Thomas Newkirk) of Children Want to Write (2013) and co-author (with Donald H. Graves) of The Greatest Catch (2005) and Public Teaching (2003).

View video highlights from the 2012 Language and Learning conference by clicking the video below.

Previous keynote speakers at the Language and Learning Conference include: Donalyn Miller, Jim Burke, Kelly Gallagher, Jane Hansen, Alfie Kohn, Tom Romano, Linda Rief, Peter Elbow, Mark Overmeyer, Donald Graves, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, Donald Murray, Barry Lane, and Ralph Fletcher.  In 2006, The Language and Learning Conference was renamed the Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference, in honor of the conference’s founder, NVWP co-director Bernie Glaze.