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NWP in the News: Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing

NWP in the News: Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing

The Gates Foundation Blog recently posted that Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing.  When talking about teachers who write, no article would be complete without mentioning the National Writing Project; this article is no exception.  In fact, the article leads with an incredibly powerful quote from a […]

Closing out Connected Educators Month: 10/27 – 10-31 is the K12 Online Conference

Closing out Connected Educators Month: 10/27 – 10-31 is the K12 Online Conference

The K12 Online Conference is a FREE, online conference organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice.  One goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape. During the conference each […]

Submit: Three Reasons Why Teachers Should Form Writing Groups

Submit: Three Reasons Why Teachers Should Form Writing Groups

This guest blog post comes from Priscilla Thomas, an NYCWP Teacher-Leader and ISI Co-Facilitator, who originally posted it on her personal blog, Those Who Can.  She is a high school English teacher in the Bronx and has been active with the NYCWP since she participated as a Summer Fellow in 2010.  In […]

Free Webinar – Kylene Beers and Bob Probst

Free Webinar – Kylene Beers and Bob Probst

Join authors of Notice and Note, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, for their first-ever webinar. Kylene Beers, Ed.D., is a former middle school teacher who has turned her commitment to adolescent literacy and struggling readers into the major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. She is author of the best-sellingWhen […]

NaNoWriMo in the Classroom

NaNoWriMo in the Classroom

As the days tick down toward November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) will soon be upon us.  Some of you may have participated in this literary marathon in the past; some of you may have even participated with your students!  NaNoWriMo challenges entrants to write–to completion!–a novel in the month […]

The Connected Teacher-Centered Trap?

The Connected Teacher-Centered Trap?

This Connected Learning Month guest blog post comes from Christy Kingham, an NYCWP Teacher Leader who has taught middle and high school students for the past 10 years.  This past summer, Christy co-facilitated the Youth Voices Inquiry Project alongside NYCWP Technology Liaison Paul Allison.  Christy and Paul will also spearhead […]

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Youth Voices Inquiry Project

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Youth Voices Inquiry Project

UPDATE:  We are no longer accepting applications for the fall phase of the Youth Voices Inquiry Project.  Those interested in participating in future Youth Voices offerings should email admin@nycwritingproject.org with the subject line Youth Voices to be added to our mailing list.  Thank you for your interest.   In November, […]

October 20, 2014 is the National Day on Writing

October 20, 2014 is the National Day on Writing

Monday, October 20, 2014 is the National Day on Writing! Teachers and their students around the country are encouraged to take time out of their day to celebrate writing and to consider the role it plays in daily life.  This is the sixth annual National Day on Writing, which is held […]

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 […]

#OurNWP Celebrates 40th Year

#OurNWP Celebrates 40th Year

The National Writing Project (NWP) turns 40 this year and, as part of the celebration, there are many initiatives underway.  One such effort is the proclimation of September 29 – October 3, 2014 as the first-ever Our NWP Week.  Throughout the week, NWP will share photos, quotes and ideas from […]