• Hindsight is 2020: Futures of Teaching and Preserving Mother Tongues

    A virtual symposium on teaching indigenous and diasporic languages Held on March 19-20, 2021 and March 26-27, 2021 The symposium seeks to reflect on the state of Indigenous and diasporic language preservation and instruction in the first two decades of the 21st century, and reflect on the future of learning and teaching in the digital …

    March 11, 2021
  • Inquiry-Based Learning Through the Creative Arts for Teachers and Teacher Educators

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 PM RSVP by March 10th:  https://lehman.libcal.com/event/7443754?hs=a *This is an online event – URL will be sent via registration e-mail* *Registration is required* Information:                 Stacy.Katz@lehman.cuny.edu This book presents a theoretical and practical guide to implementing an inquiry-based approach to teaching which centers creative responses to works of art in …

    March 9, 2021
  • Check Out the National Writing Project’s Upcoming Events & New Resources

    The Write Time with Kwame Alexander & Tyler Jones It’s a knock out: Talking about Becoming Muhammad Ali with Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander’s newest novel Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with best-selling author James Patterson, takes up the childhood of Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Tyler Jones, a teacher-leader with the Louisville Writing Project, interviews Kwame about this knockout …

    February 16, 2021
  • Writing Together #4 with the NYCWP and Gateway Recreation Area

    Who knew, a year ago, when we in the New York City Writing Project started meeting and writing together online, that we would still be doing this? Along with many others, our morale is ebbing and stress is as high as ever. (See this report.) We also have those feelings of never doing enough and …

    February 2, 2021
  • Teaching Routine Argument Writing, an NWP Online Course

    NWP Teacher-Leaders have been hard at work designing an online course on Teaching Routine Argument Writing. Our goal is to make the most high-leverage aspects of this successful program available to more teachers both outside and inside the NWP network. In this 4-week course, which will launch on February 17th, participants will explore, with an NWP …

    January 28, 2021
  • The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives

    This NEH summer institute was designed by a collaborative team of scholars, veterans, and educators from Duke, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. Participants (classroom teachers in grades 5-12) will learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement and receive resources and strategies to bring it home to their students. They will …

    January 26, 2021
  • NYCWP Spring Catalog

    Spring Writers Residency This MFA-style workshop, designed for writers with works already in progress, draws participants through a series of intensive exercises, readings, and submissions of their own writing, toward a goal of improving and completing projects in various genres. Residents will be responsible for providing feedback to one another and participating in conversations about …

    December 29, 2020
  • The NYCWP’s Reading, Writing, and Teaching Program

    Pandemics on the Page While living through the Covid-19 pandemic, we can look to fiction as a way of understanding our own experiences and those of our students. In this reading and discussion group, we will examine one novel per month and discuss how writers use fictionalized pandemics to address questions about society. Writing will …

    December 14, 2020