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Save The Date: Taylor Mali at Teacher to Teacher 2015

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 […]

Teaching In a Movement for Justice

Teaching In a Movement for Justice

  The New York City Writing Project remains committed to supporting teachers in finding and developing the necessary resources to engage their students in classroom conversations and inquiry surrounding the current movement for justice in our country.  If you would like to contribute to this compilation, please email admin@nycwritingproject.org. In […]

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 […]

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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 […]

NYCWP Teacher-Leaders meet with John Legend

NYCWP Teacher-Leaders meet with John Legend

      NYCWP Teacher-Leaders recently met with musician John Legend and Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP) to discuss Legend’s latest philanthropic ventures in education.  Participants had the opportunity to share their teaching practice with Legend, as well as to ask him questions about his music, his […]

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 […]

Teacher to Teacher 2014

Teacher to Teacher 2014

On April 5, 2014, the New York City Writing Project hosted its 16th Annual Teacher to Teacher Conference at Lehman College.  This all-day event boasted over 30 teacher-created and teacher-presented workshops focused around the teaching of reading and writing.  Workshops addressed the needs of teachers in a variety of settings, […]

Invitational Summer Institute 2014

Invitational Summer Institute 2014

  The 2014 Invitational Summer Institute ran from July 8 – 31, 2014. Congratulations to all of our wonderful participants and, as always, thank you for sharing. NYCWP Summer Institutes offer teachers a leadership experience in the teaching of writing and reading. Participants explore ways to improve the teaching of writing […]

For Students

For Students

Student Programs and Initiatives     … The New York City Writing Project is currently in the process of expanding its options for student participation within the project.  We never charge students to participate in our programming. Our programming is typically geared for students in grades 9-12, though some exceptions […]