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Summer Opportunities!

April 28, 2016

Last Updated on by Jane Higgins



“Summer” at the New York City Writing Project used to be synonymous with our Invitational Summer Institute (now called the Invitational Leadership Institute), but times have changed, and the NYCWP has evolved its programming to meet a wider range of teacher needs. It has always been our model to meet teachers where they are and take them to the next stage of their development, and these opportunities grew out of needs identified by teachers and teacher-leaders working with and within the Project. This summer, we will run NINE programs for teachers of all grades and content areas from NYC and the surrounding areas. Choose from:

  • The Invitational Leadership Institute, a two-week summer program and year-long hybrid workshop supporting classroom inquiry and developing teachers as writers, leaders, and educators;
  • The Second Year Fellowship, which runs concurrent to the ILI and is for teachers who have already completed the aforementioned program who want to support other teachers and with student-leaders in an expanded leadership capacity;
  • The Open Institute for Teachers, which are designed to introduce new teachers and those new to the Writing Project to the NYCWP’s student-centered approaches to teaching literacy;
  • An Open Institute for Teachers of New Language Learners, for those who want to explore the ways Writing Project approaches can support language development for NLLs/ENLs (two sessions available);
  • Navigating the Space: The Teacher-as-Writer in the Bronx, a week-long workshop that will engage participants as both teachers and writers as they explore the public and cultural spaces of the Bronx, as well as the abstract spaces evoked by those locations;
  • Letters to the Next President 2.0, a Connected Learning Institute that will help teachers who would like to explore the ways they can support students in connected learning activities, particularly through the Letters to the Next President 2.0 program;
  • A Writers’ Residency for teacher-writers of all levels of experience who would like to engage in an intensive and intimate writing workshop experience created in the style of residencies and conferences such as Breadloaf and Yaddo.

Register for the above programs by following the links provided. If you are a principal who would like to register a group of teachers using a purchase order, please email for information as to how to proceed.