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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]