Keynote Speaker Announced!

  We are so excited to announce our Writing Matters V keynote speaker, Dr. Kelly Wissman. “Dr. Kelly Wissman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany.  Across her scholarship and teaching, she considers how children’s literature, writing, and the arts can facilitate the creation of more equitable…

Upcoming Writing Workshop!

  Upcoming Writing Workshop: “Writing Prompts That Work“ Co-leaders: Sarah Whalen, Middle-School ELA Teacher, Trumansburg; David Franke, SUNY Cortland, Professional Writing Program Sponsored by the Seven Valleys Writing Project and the Cortland County Teacher Center. Call Dr. David Franke at 607-753-5945 for more information. Space is limited to 12.  This workshop is being held on Saturday, December 9th from…

Our Best Writing Assignments: A Recap

Saturday, March 7, 2015, a group of teachers left the Beard building on Main St. in Cortland, feeling invigorated, rather than deflated, after a four-hour professional development workshop. I know—unbelievable. You might ask, how does this come about? Teachers of The Seven Valleys Writing Project learn through writing. Teachers are the experts. And teachers teach…