Upcoming Workshops

For Students:

Registration for Young Writers 2020 is now OPEN! 

Young Writers is for students rising in grades 4th-12th and will be held July 13th-July 17th, 2020 at The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University!

You can register HERE!

For Teachers:

I am teaching a series of workshops in Carlow University’s Literacy Spotlight Series! See flyer.


  • Teaching Text Structures through Nursery Rhymes, with Val Piccini – December 7, 2019
  • Research to Practice – Ehri’s Four Phases of Word Learning: Where do Decodable and Leveled Texts Fit into an ELA Classroom? with Val Piccini – February 1, 2020
  • Incorporating Multi-Sensory Teaching Methods Across the Big 5 in Reading, with Val Piccini – Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Kid Writing: A Systematic Approach to Phonics, Spelling and Writing Workshop, with Val Piccini– May 9, 2020
  • Culturally Responsive Children’s and Adolescent Literature, with Dr. Keely Baronak – May 30, 2020
  • Tools and Technology for Dyslexia, with Dr. Keely Baronak – June 18, 2020
  • Flash Debates to Foster Fluency in Opinion/Argument Writing, PreK-12 & Poetry from Scratch, with Val Piccini – June 23, 2020
Participants can register for any of these free workshops here!
Hope to see you there!

For School Districts and Administrators:

Please contact Val Piccini, Director of Writers of Westmoreland, Lead Teacher Consultant for the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and Literacy Specialist for more information on customized literacy in-service models, workshops, consulting and coaching, and unique professional growth opportunities.


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