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Kick off Connected Learning Month

Kick off Connected Learning Month

October is Connected Learning Month.  Are you interested in immersing your students in media, expanding their digital literacies and connecting them with a wider network of peers and teachers using the Internet?  Not sure where to begin? Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) is a weekly webinar that brings together educators to […]

NYCWP TC Ed Osterman discusses the Archives Project on NWP Radio

NYCWP TC Ed Osterman discusses the Archives Project on NWP Radio

As part of the National Writing Project’s celebration of its 40th year, ten Teacher Consultants from various NWP sites will hold a conversation about the NWP Archives Project.  This radio show aired on BlogTalkRadio at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2014. From BlogTalkRadio: …the NWP Archives Project will construct a living […]

Poet and Educator Taylor Mali.  Photo Credit Peter Dressell.

Save The Date: Taylor Mali at Teacher to Teacher 2015

  The New York City Writing Project’s Teacher to Teacher Conference for 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lehman College. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be Taylor Mali. Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement.  Born […]

LRNG Innovation Challenge Applications Now Available

LRNG Innovation Challenge Applications Now Available

  Earlier this summer, NYCWP Teacher-Leaders met with musician John Legend and Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP) Elyse Eidman-Aadahl to discuss Legend’s latest philanthropic ventures in education and the ways in which he is partnering with NWP to support teachers across the country.  On the heels of publication in […]

New Feature: NYCWP Forum

New Feature: NYCWP Forum

Announcing the NYCWP Forum!   One of the great things about being an NYCWP teacher (or as we sometimes call ourselves in-house, “Writing Project People”) is that you are part of a community of like-minded, creative, enthusiastic teachers.  Anyone who has ever participated in an NYCWP workshop series or Summer […]

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TTT: How do we teach about Ferguson?

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri over the last several weeks, which have been covered extensively on social networks and, to a lesser extent, in the media, are an extremely difficult–and extremely important–topic to discuss with our students.  This is especially true for those of us who teach older students who […]

Poetry Reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Poetry Reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

For the last several years, the New York City Writing Project has sponsored a celebration of student writing at the historic Nuyorican Poets Café.  The Café has been called “the most integrated place on the planet” by Alan Ginsberg and serves as a venue to present groundbreaking works of literature, […]