Educators can take part in Rider University Writing Project programs

The National Writing Project at Rider University (NWP@Rider) invites all area K- 12 educators to participate in the following events and programs:

The NWP@Rider Fall Harvest Literacy Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

The NWP@Rider Assignments Matter Professional Development Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Rider University’s Mercer Room, Daly’s Dining Hall. The program is free for participants, funded through a Bill and Melinda Gates grant.

The NWP@Rider Continuity Event will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 19, 2016, in the SRC Seminar Room. This will be an investigation into current issues in literacy education led by Russ Walsh, literacy specialist.

Another NWP@Rider Continuity Event, investigating technology with Laura Fay, a NWP@Rider TC, middle school language arts teacher and certified Google educator, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. March 8, 2016, in the SRC Seminar Room.

A third NWP@Rider Continuity Event – an evening of roundtable conversations highlighting teacher leadership – will be held 4:30-6 p.m. May 10. 2016, in Memorial Hall 302.

For more information, to register for any program or to sign up for newsletters, visit Or, contact Professional Development Coordinator Nancy Chodoroff at, Continuity Coordinator Linda Biondi at, Continuity Coordinator Carol Hotchkiss at, Assignments Matter liaision Laurell Paris at, or NWP@Rider Site Director and Literacy Education faculty member Heather Casey at