I was just in a cool online forum where I learned about the Writing Project, a national program that focuses on helping teachers improve their own (and their students) writing though summer professional development. WNY has its own chapter of the Writing Project, based at Canisius College. An english teacher from the district, Margie Herberger, was a fellow last summer at the Project.
To learn more and see a schedule of events, check out:
Western New York Writing Project