NYCWP Blog

    NYCWP Teacher Leader Julie Edmonds in the News

    April 9, 2019

    The New York City Writing Project’s Teacher Leader Julie Edmonds wrote a piece on her involvement with Assignments Matter for “The Current.” In her article, Edmonds shares her experience with the student jury that judged (and chose) her assignment and how the feedback from students has provided a productive way to develop purposeful assignments for classrooms.

    To the read the whole piece, click here.

    “The Current” is the publishing site for Educator Innovator, an online hub for Connected Learning and teaching, powered by the National Writing Project.

    News, Past Events

    The New York City Writing Project is CTLE-Approved

    May 10, 2018

    As of March 2016, the New York Board of Regents established new Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements for all professional and Level III teaching assistant certificate holders.

    The New York City Writing Project is an approved CTLE sponsor. All NYCWP programs and workshops provide CTLE hours that will contribute to teachers’ 100 clock hours.

    Blog, Steal This Idea

    Steal these Ideas for Poem in Your Pocket Day

    April 24, 2018

    Steal these Ideas for Poem in your Pocket Day

    Poem in your Pocket Day can be a gloriously easy way to celebrate and appreciate poetry. How do you share your love of poetry with your students and colleagues? Please feel free to steal these ideas!

    Have students peruse poems and the copy snippets or whole short poems onto bookmarks to share with classmates, friends and parents. Here is one example for elementary school aged students.

    Join the celebration by printing one of the following poems from poets.org. This PDF includes a free poems and a guide for celebrating in your school, community, or business.

    Use the National Council Teachers of English lesson plan to create a staple-less mini book of poetry to carry with you.

    Peruse these ideas from the New York Times Learning Network to use infuse poetry into your classroom and your day. You can find a favorite poem, create a found poem, color on text to make a black out poem, compose a micro poem or engage with many other ideas for writing and reading poetry here.