Shenandoah University receives $20,000 writing grant

The Shenandoah Valley Writing Project at Shenandoah University has been selected to receive a 2017-2018 grant of $20,000.

Emily Burner, director of Communications for the University, said the funds will be used until July 1, 2018, for current Shenandoah Valley Writing Project teacher consultants.

“The funding will give the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project at Shenandoah University the ability to provide advanced training to 12 to 16 of its current teacher consultants, who are local middle and high school teachers who take their training and techniques back to their home school systems to train fellow educators in the process,” she said.

According to an SU news release, teacher consultants will be trained at the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project 2017 Invitational Summer Institute and throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Each summer, the project holds a four-week seminar for teachers, who are expected to take the skills they learned back to the classroom. The grant funding covers classroom materials, conference expenses and stipends for teacher consultants to lead their peers in writing practices.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com