Community Publications

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Our community boasts frequent publication and conference presentation in various outlets and venues throughout the country.  What follows is an extremely abbreviated list of some recently published works and recently presented conferences.



Bellacero, J. “Sugar Man.” Primetime Cape Cod. Jan. 2013. p. 5. Print and online at

Campos, A. G. and Peach, R. F. (Spring 2006). The Impact of the New York City Writing Project: Teacher and Student Outcomes of a Professional Development Model for Improving the Teaching of Writing. San Francisco: National Writing Project

Christgau, G.  “Ms. Liz to You,” Village Voice, Oct 24- Nov 1, 2006,  page 171.

Dellicarpini, M. & Wolfe, M.  “Efficacy through Shared Stories.Sharing Stories and Developing Multiple Perspecitves in Post 9/11 Classrooms Journal.  November, 2006.

Gulla, A. “Developing Teacher.” Academic Exchange Quarterly: Winter, 2005.

Jack-Vilmar, L. Rev of “On Discourse Analysis in Classrooms: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research: Teachers College Press.” Teacher Inquiry Communities Network Resources, National Writing Project. December, 2010. Access online at

Jack-Vilmar, L. “English Caribbean Language in New York City” (co-authored with linguist Lise Winer). The Multilingual Apple. 1997.

Jack-Vilmar, L. “Swinging Sentences: An ESOL Language Development Game.” TESOL Journal, Vol 1, No. 4. Summer 1992.

Klasell, S. CUNY circulated “Stories.” Balanced Literacy curriculum for Adult Basic Education.

Koffler-Wise, A. was the recipient of the BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for her poetry in 2006. She will be receiving a cash award and recognition at an awards ceremony at Hostos.

McMahon, M. “Just-in-Case Stones.” Necessary Fiction, 2016. Also named Fiction of the Week by Access online at

McMahon, M. “5150.” Berkeley Fiction Review, 2015. 3rd place, Sudden Fiction contest 2015.

McMahon, M.  “Contrition.”  The Masters Review (shortlist), 2014.

McMahon, M. “Our Father Who Art.” The Newer York Press, 2014.

McMahon, M. “Thank You For Riding.” The Tupelo Quarterly (TQ4, Edition 4), Summer 2014. Access online at

Ochoa, J. “Give Them An Apple, or a Hug: Help Teachers and Students Survive Testing.”  Schoolbook, April 2013.

Ochoa, J.  “Three Things I Know For Sure.”  English Journal, National Council of Teachers of English, 101.1.  2011.  p 15-16.

Ochoa, J. “On Reading and Writing and Becoming a Teacher.”  Language Arts Journal of Michigan. Vol. 22: Iss 2, Article 10.  2006.

Perl, S. and Schwartz, M. Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction.

Schmidt, T. “In the glad flesh of my fear: corporal inscriptions in Richard Bruce Nugent’s Geisha Man.” African American Review 2006.

Schulten, K. Practicing for the New SAT with the New York Times. New York Times, 2006.

Schulten, K.  Inside the Writing Process: A Guide for Use with Louis Sachar’s Small Steps.  New York Times, 2006.

Schulten, K. “Film in the Literature Classroom,” a teacher’s guide for public television (WGBH 2004).

Seegobin, D. Published an article for the Financial Women’s Association newsletter on High School students. Murry Bergtraum HS scholarship winner, Summer 2004.

Takahashi, C. “Impact of Dictionary Use Skills Instruction on Second Language Writing.” Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Vol. 12. No. 2. (2012). 104-132. Online.

Thomas, D. “CLR James in Imperial Britain.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2006. Volume 18, Issue 3,  pages 469-471. Also available online at

Wolfe, M. Facilitating Collaboration: Issues in High School/College Professional Development. New York: The City University of New York.  2004.

Wolfe, M. “Seeing the Future in the Past: A Review of Politics, Language, & Culture: A Cultural Look at School Reform by Joseph Check.” The Quarterly of the National Writing Project 2005.

Wooters, P. “Teaching and Writing: One Teacher’s I­Search.” New York City Writing Project Journal, Vol. 23 #1, Spring 2004.

Wooters, P.; Manolios, B; and Rowland, C. “From Study Groups to a School­wide Initiative.” United Federation of Teachers Special Edition, Vol. 16, 2004.



Allison, P. Ambassador for Connected Learning. National Writing Project Webinars. May – June 2012.

Allison, P. Cherry, C., Nordlinger, J. & Sloan, C. “Connected Learning with Youth Voices.” NWP Radio. June 2012.

Allison, P. “Youth Voices.” MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Conference. San Francisco,  CA. March 2012.

Allison, P. “Youth Voices: Teaching Students How to Engage in Random Acts of Commenting Kindness.”  Educon 4.2. Philadelphia, PA. January 2012.

Allison, P. (with Suzie Boss, Edutopia, and Katherine Schulten, NY Times). “Ripped from the Headlines: Real Events Yield Relevant Projects.” International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Philadelphia, PA. June 2011.

Allison, P. “Reading the Research: Ethical Dimensions of Writing Online.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 2010.

Allison, P. & Raffaele, G. (with Barry Joseph, Global Kids). “Taking Gaming to the Next Level.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 2010.

Allison, P. Writing Project Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, November 2005. Gave a workshop about Digital Writing in which he presented on a wiki what he had done with his students at East Side Community High School in NYC.

Avidon, E., Giorgi, D., Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Exploring Impact: Working Alongside Colleagues and the Challenge of Writing About That Work.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. November 2012.

Bellacero, C. & Giorgi, D. Panelists. 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress Writing Achievement Levels Setting Conference. New York, NY. February 2012.

Bellacero, J. “What Makes a Great Teacher?” Panel. The Academy for Teachers Symposium. The New-York Historical Society. New York, NY. June 2013.

Bellacero, J., Kelly, C. A., Meyer, P. and Sawyer, M. “Developing and Teaching Common Core-Aligned Modules as an Inquiry Process.” NYSEC Conference. Albany, NY. October, 2012.

Bellacero, J. and Meyer, P. “Choosing a Focus for a Common Core-Aligned Module.” NWP Literacy in the Common Core National Meeting. Louisville, KY. February 2013.

Bellacero, J. “Preparing Students for Academic Argument.” Literacy Design Collaborative/NWP Summer Institute. Park City, UT. August 2012.

Bellacero, J. & Giorgi, D. “Literacy Design Collaborative Process.” Empire State Writing Project Network. Albany, NY. September 2011 and June 2012.

Bellacero, J. “Reading and Writing in the Disciplines.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. March 2012.

Bellacero, J. “Establishing a Socially Just Classroom.” Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. February 2012.

Bellacero, J. & Jack-Vilmar, L. “Writing-to-Learn Strategies for Pre-Service Teachers.”  Workshop presented at the CUNY Gear Up/MGI workshop series. November 2010.

Campos, A. & Peach, R. Local Site Research Initiative, National Writing Project, Cohort III, New York City Writing Project Phase I Results. Memphis, Tennessee. February 2006.

Campos, A. & Peach, R. Presented at the National Writing Project Local Site Research Initiative “Festival of Data,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA, August 2005.

Campos, A. & Peach, R. Local Site Research Initiative, NCTE/National Writing Project, New York City Writing Project, Challenges and Planning Strategies. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 2005.

Campos, A. & Moss, K. “Assessing on Effectiveness: The New York City Writing Project’s Approach to Data Collection, Analysis, and Reform.” National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., May 2004.

Conason, J. Presented at With Different Eyes: A Conference for Teachers of English Learners Across the Disciplines on Saturday, November 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Her session, Putting ‘Standard English’ in its Place (K-12) addressed issues of teaching English Language Learners and English dialect speakers to become fluent in Standard English usage.

Ellowitch, A. “Advisement and College Counseling.” CUNY’s Annual College Transitions Conference. Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY. May 6, 2011.

Espinosa, C. “Reading the Research in Early Childhood Literacy Development.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 2010.

Griswold, K., Dooley, M. & Connaughton, B. GED, BE, ESOL Conference at the CUNY Grad Center, March 2006.

Giorgi, D. and Jack-Vilmar, L. “Writing to Learn: Building Bridges to Complex Texts in the ELL Classroom.” Creating Opportunities for ELLs to Succeed in the Common Core: A Research-Based Approach. NYCDOE Conference, Fordham University. Bronx, NY. June 2013.

Giorgi, D. “Reading and Writing Historical Argument.” Literacy in the Common Core National Meeting. Louisville KY. February 2013.

Gulla, A. Penn Ethnography Forum: Putting the “Shop” in Reading Workshop: An Ethnographic Study of English Language Arts Practices in a Vocational High School with Jennifer Ochoa and Anne George, teachers at Smith CTE

Gulla, A. & Schulten, K. “A Gallery Walk Through the Dust Bowl.” National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference, Philadelphia, PA., May 2004.

Higgins, J. and Allison, P. “International Community Voices: Including Our Newest Immigrants in Youth Voices.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN., November 2015.

Higgins, J. and Kingham, K. “Bringing Back Week-Long Open Institutes to Provide Access to More Educators.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN., November 2015.

Higgins, J. and McMahon, M. “Writing Clubs: OST Transforming Teacher Practice.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA., November 2016.

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Creative Approaches to the Common Core: An Out-of-Classroom Experience!” Intersections, an NWP Event. Denver, CO. June 2013

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “The Uncommon Core: Writing Argument from a Place of Curiosity and Engagement.” NWP Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. November 2012.  Annual Conference. Albany, NY. May 2013.

Libfeld, S. Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Buffalo, NY, November 2005, “Connecting Algebra Tiles with the Grade 8 Algebra Strand”.

Mintz, N. National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, San Diego, April 2006, Collaborative Conversations: The Language of Equity.

Mintz, N. National Writing Project Spring meeting in Washington, DC, 2006, Roundtable: Closing the Achievement Gap.

Mintz, N. National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, November 2005. Roundtable: Closing the Achievement Gap, “Writing Project Sites in the 21st

Mintz, N. “Writing Project and Network Responses to NCLB and Local District­wide Reform Initiatives.” National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference, Philadephia, Pa., May 2004.

Osterman, E. (with Melanie Hammer, Long Island Writing Project). “Supporting Teachers to Learn from Student Work.” Conference of the Empire State Writing Project Network. Albany, NY. March 2011.

Osterman, Ed. Writing to Think and Learn Across the Curriculum. Institute for Student Achievement Annual Conference. Rye, NY, June 2006.

Osterman, E. TSEOL Conference, New York University, “Reading a Second Language in Collaborative Groups.” Facilitated with Nancy Dunetz, November 2005.

Perl, S. A founder and long-time member of the NYCWP, gave the keynote address before the November 2005 NCTE conference. Her remarks were around her newly published book, On American Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate.

Raffaele, G. “English Language Learners at Flushing International High School.” Congressional Briefing: Discussion on Second Language Learners and Immigrant Students. Washington D.C. May 2011.

Takahashi, C. “Teaching Dictionary Use Skills in the Classroom.” NYS TESOL 42nd NY. November 2012.

Wasserman, P. Presented a workshop Working Together on Health Literacy at the Bronx Health Literacy  Century: Contents, Challenges and Visions”.  Conference at Lehman College on May 5, 2006.

Wasserman, P. and Ellowitch, A. Presented a workshop on Integrating GED Test Preparation Into Theme-Based Curricula at CUNY’s BE, GED, ESOL Conference at the CUNY Grad Center, March 2006.

Wasserman, P. & Ellowitch, A. “The Adult Learning Center College Transition Program.” New York State Education Department’s Post-Secondary Transition Conference. Albany, NY. November 2010.

Wolfe, M. & Schmidt, T. “Academic Writing in the Majors: What Do Students Need to Know?” Sponsored by Lehman College School of Arts & Humanities. Bronx, NY. March 2012.

Wolfe, M.. “What is College Writing Anyway? A Cross-Disciplinary Look.” National Writing Project Spring Conference, Keynote Workshop. Washington, DC. March 2013.

Wolfe, M. “Themes and Tags for Common Core Modules.” Literacy in the Common Core National Meeting. Louisville KY. February 2013.

Wolfe, M. “Standards for College Readiness in Social Studies and Science.” Literacy Design Collaborative Summer Institute, sponsored by the National Writing Project. Denver, CO. July 2012.

Wolfe, M. “What is College Writing Today?” Panel. National Writing Project Radio. July 2012. <>

Wolfe, M. “First Year Writing Program: Writing for Publication.” Faculty Development Retreat sponsored by the St. John’s University Institute for Writing Studies. Queens, NY. July 2011.

Wolfe, M. “Professional Development and Teacher Quality.” Assessing Teaching Improving Learning: A Convening Sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Washington, DC. October 2011.

Wolfe, M. and Mintz, N. Presented “Moving Students toward Revision in Writing” at the Annual Forum of The College Board in New York City on November 1, 2005.