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    Writing into Summer – Teen Writing Camp 2020

    February 4, 2020

    Spend two weeks at Lehman College this summer with the NYCWP’s Teen Summer Writing Camp! Unlock your creativity and originality by writing in different genres and in different spaces. The camp is based on the campus of Lehman College, a 4-year CUNY school, and includes field trips to Borough of Manhattan Community College (a 2-year CUNY school) and the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

    Camp includes: Daily breakfast and Metro cards for 2 weeks.

    WHO: Any NYC Student who will be in 9 or 10th grade in September 2020.



    Lehman College
    250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
    Bronx, NY 10468

    For more information, e-mail: jane.higgins@lehman.cuny.edu

    Subject line: Summer Writing Camp 2020

    To sign up, click here.

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    Apply for The 2020 NYCWP Summer Invitational Leadership Institute!

    February 4, 2020

    Apply for a spot in the 2020 NYCWP Invitational Leadership Institute.

    What is the Invitational Leadership Institute?

    The NYCWP’s Summer Invitational Leadership Institute provides opportunities to:

    • Write every day and grow as a writer in a community of supportive colleagues
    • Engage in teaching and learning that is based on Writing Project principles and informs classroom practice
    • Discover connected learning technology opportunities that will inform your pedagogy
    • Identify a classroom inquiry and develop a corresponding workshop that shares your professional learning with others
    • Participate during the year following the institute as a NYCWP teacher-leader within our network.

    We are inviting applications from teachers who:

    • Have 3 or more years of teaching experience
    • Demonstrate NYCWP practices OR readiness to develop NYCWP practices
    • Have an openness to learning and learning collaboratively with others
    • Are willing to be part of a community of practitioners and critical friends across schools
    • Are willing to write every day and engage in the writing process with teacher peers
    • May have an aspect of their teaching they want to develop and share through inquiry
    • Will stay connected with the NYCWP throughout the school year through a variety of participation opportunities
    • Applications will be available March 1, 2020 on this page

    Apply here:

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    Writing with Youth: Inside and Outside the Classroom

    July 25, 2019

    Writing with Youth Inside and Outside of the Classroom

    May 1st & 2nd, 2020

    hosted by Lehman College

    Bronx, New York

    The Consortium of Northeast National Writing Project Sites currently seeks proposals for our first-ever regional conference. Young writers need opportunities to write regularly, wherever they are: in public spaces, with art, through civic engagement, as researchers, with digital tools, across disciplines, and during after school and summer programs. To celebrate teachers teaching teachers about what works and why, we ask:

    • How are students writing in and out of your classroom?
    • What innovations in writing instruction lead to promising student writing?
    • What’s exciting at your National Writing Project site that others need to hear about?

    Writing a Proposal

    Proposals must be uploaded, here, and include (a) contact name(s), (b) NWP site-affiliation, (c) contact information with email, (d) title of session to appear in program, (e) session description (no more than 500 words), (f) short summary of session (up to 60 words), (g) target audience, and (h) anticipated technology needs.

    Proposal Types (All sessions will be 90 minutes long)

    Teacher Practices/Demonstrations/Workshops: In this format, presenters model and share effective writing instruction practices that have led to student achievement and success, in or out of school.

    Ignite: In this format, a group of presenters discuss individual work for five minutes each (20 auto-advanced slides), followed by breakout conversations that provide more detail and context of the work.

    Showcase: In this format, numerous presenters will offer diverse perspectives on a topic, theme or project, allowing attendees to move about a room to learn collectively. (Individual or group proposals accepted).

    Proposal form:

    The deadline for proposals is extended to January 20, 2020.

    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.

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    May 29, 2020: Teens Take the MET!

    February 28, 2019

    The New York City Writing Project is teaming up again with the Metropolitan Art Museum for Teens Take the Met on Friday, May 29, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00pm.

    Grab your friends and take over The Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, music, and more. Free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID.

    For more information, visit the Met’s website, here.

    Reservations are not required, but strongly encouraged.

    Click here to register.

    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.

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    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.