Registration Now Open for the 2015 Teacher to Teacher Conference!

T2T15FlyerJoin the New York City Writing Project for a full day of engaging, interactive professional learning at our 17th Annual Teacher to Teacher Conference (#T2T15).  The conference will feature 16 innovative workshops, 10 exciting panels, and a keynote address from educator and slam poet Taylor Mali!  All workshops and panels are presented by current educators from NYC and the surrounding areas.  Participants will receive credit for 7 hours of professional learning (toward the 175 hours required by some licenses) and leave with experiences, strategies and theory that are immediately applicable in classrooms of all content areas from grades preK – 16.


Early-Bird Registration (March 1st –  March 14th, 2015):  $50

General Admission (after March 14th, 2015):  $55

Walk-In Registration (day of Conference):  $60

Workshops and panels fill up quickly, so don’t delay! Register NOW at!


Congratulations to our accepted presenters:

Session I: Workshops

Animated Introductions for ELLs, Louise Bauso (Cobble Hill School for American Studies)

Image Inquiry and Multiple Entry Points to Critical Thinking in the Social Studies Classroom, Dan Cassidy and Ryan Bartley (Richard R. Green High School of Teaching)

We Need to Talk About Louis, Christian Clarke (Brooklyn Technical High School)

Boy-Friendly Writing Strategies are Cool!, Todd Feltman (CFN Network 406 Instructional Coach)

Outgrowing the Essay: ELL Strategies for Honoring Personal Voice through Authentic Writing in Content Areas, Meredith Klein (International High School at Union Square)

Theme Not Theme, Stephen May (East Brooklyn Community High School)

Using Interactive Student Notebooks to Increase Participation and Engagement in Mixed-level Classes, Jocelyn Meermans (Richard R. Green High School of Teaching)

Close Reading Takes on a New Dimension, Ann Neary and Gregory Castro (DeWitt Clinton High School)

Who’s Driving This Thing?: Exploration of Story through Twists on the Story Plot Map, Rachel Piven (Westchester Day School)

Coding Fractured Fairy Tales, Shantanu Saha (The Baccalaureate School for Global Education)

Literacy to Life: Playwriting and the Common Core, Aliza Sarian (Salk School of Science)

Poetic Portraits: Strengthening Literacy through the Arts, Emily Scibilia (International High School of Health Sciences)

Literary Conversation: Five Easy Steps, Marta Stewart (PS 20 – Anna Silver)

“Jedi Masters in the Classroom”: Developing Self-Regulated Student Discussions Through Literature Circles, Douglas White (Bronx Early College Academy)

A Picture, a Discussion and a Story, Luyun Zhang (PS 20 – Anna Silver)

Writing from Multiple Entry Points, Min Zhao (Lower East Side Prep High School)



Session II: Panels

Youth Voices Inquiry Project, Panel Chair: Paul Allison (New Directions Secondary School)

Bronxloaf Writers’ Conference for Teen Writers, Panel Chair: Christian Clarke (Brooklyn Technical High School)

Composing Professional Partnerships: A Space for Dialogue Across the Professional Continuum, Panel Chair: Susan D’Elia (Ridgewood Public Schools)

Journal Writing Across the Curriculum, Panel Chair: Michele Hamilton (International High School at Lafayette)

Re:Creation- Close Reading and Creative Response Through Commentary and Literary Play, Panel Chair: Elizabeth Healy (LaGuardia Arts HS)

Intensives: The Role of Time, Space and Experts in the Classroom, Panel Chair: Christy Kingham (The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria)

Soaring into Inquiry: Setting up a Student Centered Classroom, Panel Chair: Marina Lombardo (PS 94 – Kings College School)

Teaching Students to Write Arguments in Science: Learning from Collaboration, Panel Chair: Pam Meyer (Herbert H. Lehman High School, with Panelists from MS 324)

Nurturing Difficult Dialogues: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Other Current Events in the High School Classroom, Panel Chair: Rob Ponce (Richard R. Green High School of Teaching)

Rethinking Literacy Instruction for ELLs: Meeting the Challenges of Language Diversity Across Content Areas, Panel Chair: Priscilla Thomas



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