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The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Prior to the Board Meeting, there will be a Finance Committee Meeting at 6:30 PM. Per the Bucks IU Health and Safety plan in response to COVID-19, the meetings will be held virtually and are open to the public.

To join the meeting(s), please use the following information.  If you have not used Zoom before, you may need to follow the program instructions to download the application prior to being able to join the meeting(s).  You may also join the meeting(s) via audio conference only using the Call-in number and Webinar ID below:

Finance Committee Meeting
Zoom (online video and audio):
Passcode: 288365
Audio only conference:
Call-in: 312 626 6799 - Webinar ID: 924 6537 5818

Board Meeting
Zoom (online video and audio):
Passcode: bucksiu
Audio only conference:
Call-in: 312 626 6799 - Webinar ID: 933 5974 8686

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PAWLP Courses in Writing and Literature

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The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP) is one of the oldest sites of the National Writing Project (NWP) and follows NWP's guiding principles and provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. PAWLP believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity.

We are very pleased to be able to support the work of PAWLP by partnering with West Chester University to offer these 3-credit courses during the summer of 2019. 

* These courses will be provided at the Bucks IU at 705 N. Shady Retreat Rd. in Doylestown PA *  

Strategies for Teaching Writing, Grades 4-12 (PWP 503-30)

  • Date: July 15 through July 18, 2019  
  • Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit, 705 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown PA
  • Instructors: Rita DiCarne and Greg Maigur

Do you want to learn new, fresh, practical strategies for teaching writing? You are invited to spend a week participating in writing activities, exploring your own writing style, and sharing strategies for writing instruction with your peers. In this course you will experience community building, pre-writing techniques, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing activities which you can take directly into your classroom for your students to experience. You will also work with a response group to polish your writing and to take on the role of student as writer-teacher.

Grammar Matters, Grade 4-12 (PWP 599-31 and 599-32)

  • Dates: July 22 through July 25, 2019
  • Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit, 705 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown PA
  • Instructors: Jen Greene and Kelly Virgin

This course will help you become more comfortable and confident in grammar instruction. You will have the opportunity to design lessons that embed the teaching of grammar into the writing process. You will learn where to find answers to the more obscure questions about the rules of the English language as well as create and contribute to an online reference library of rules.

For More Information

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For additional information please contact: Dr. Pauline Schmidt, West Chester University Director of PAWLP, at or call 610-436-2202 or Dr. Edwina Frasca-Stuart, Bucks IU Director of Teaching, Learning, and Staff Development, at or 215-348-2940 Ext. 1410 or access the PAWLP webpage at: WestChester University PAWLP Webpage.