Browsing Category: News

  • NWP in the News: Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing

    The Gates Foundation Blog recently posted that Teachers Must Write to Become Great Teachers of Writing.  When talking about teachers who write, no article would be complete without mentioning the National Writing Project; this article is no exception.  In fact, the article leads with an incredibly powerful quote from a Pittsburg ISI participant: When asked …

    November 14, 2014
  • Submit: Three Reasons Why Teachers Should Form Writing Groups

    This guest blog post comes from Priscilla Thomas, an NYCWP Teacher-Leader and ISI Co-Facilitator, who originally posted it on her personal blog, Those Who Can.  She is a high school English teacher in the Bronx and has been active with the NYCWP since she participated as a Summer Fellow in 2010.  In the spring of 2014, Priscilla …

    October 28, 2014
  • 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 of November.  You can track …

    October 21, 2014
  • 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 the fall phase of the …

    October 17, 2014
  • 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 Institute knows what a valuable …

    September 4, 2014
  • From the Director’s Notebook: Changes

        September 4, 2014 Dear NYCWP Community, This week marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year as well as my first full school year as the Director of the New York City Writing Project.  This fall has brought many changes, both within the Project and within your schools.  Teachers are coming back to …

    September 4, 2014
  • Invitational Summer Institute 2014

      The 2014 Invitational Summer Institute ran from July 8 – 31, 2014. Congratulations to all of our wonderful participants and, as always, thank you for sharing. NYCWP Summer Institutes offer teachers a leadership experience in the teaching of writing and reading. Participants explore ways to improve the teaching of writing in the classroom, and prepare …

    July 24, 2014