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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Youth Voices Inquiry Project

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Youth Voices Inquiry Project

In November, the Youth Voices Inquiry Project will extend its work with teachers and students beyond the summer program.  Over three Saturdays, November 1, November 15 and December 6, 2014, teachers and high school students will come together at Lehman College to explore ways that connected learning and digital literacies can support […]

Election Day PD Workshop – Writing to Create Community

Election Day PD Workshop – Writing to Create Community

    UPDATE:  This event has SOLD OUT.  Thank you to all of the teachers and schools who expressed interest in this event.  We are in the process of planning additional professional development opportunities to begin in February, 2015.  To be notified of these and other future NYCWP offerings, please […]

TTT Kicked off Connected Learning Month

TTT Kicked 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Youth Voices

Youth Voices

This year the NYCWP made great strides to expand its offerings to young writers in our Youth Voices programming.  This development has become possible through grants totaling $50,000 from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund of the New York Community Trust and the National Writing Project.  The 2014 Youth Voices […]