New York City Writing Project Annual Summer Institute

To any teacher in NYC who has no plans this summer, DO THIS:

I did a condensed version of this called the NYCWP Satellite Institute, and I can’t tell you how often I refer back to my binder of materials to help me plan better reading and writing lessons. These folks are gold. The best professional development you will ever do.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We write to tell you of an opportunity offered by the New York City Writing Project. This summer marks our 35th annual Summer Institute, a fellowship program for teachers who want to strengthen their writing instruction and examine pertinent questions within the field.

The 2013 Summer Institute meets at Lehman College, from July 8th through August 1st, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P. M.  Accepted teachers will be awarded a fellowship of six tuition-waived graduate credits in English or a $750 stipend.

Who are we looking for? We seek a group of exemplary teachers, thoughtful, committed and highly respected by their peers, who are ready to share their expertise and experience with others, or have demonstrated leadership in their work with colleagues. We seek k-12 teachers of all subject areas—*ELA,ELL, science, social studies, math*— who are using writing to support students’ literacy development. Applicants should have a minimum of three years classroom experience.

If you would like to recommend or suggest an applicant, please let us know. You may also forward this note or encourage qualified teachers to apply<> for this program.

April 12th. In-person interviews with select candidates will begin the week of April 15th.

You can find additional information about the NYCWP Summer Institute and
the online application on our NYCWP website:

Online application for summer institute:

If you have any questions about the program or application, please feel
free to contact: Jane K. Higgins, Jane.Higgins@Lehman.CUNY.Edu,
(718)960-6092. You may also contact our coordinator, Maria Rocchi with
questions:, (718)960-7294.

All the best,

Jane Higgins and Erick Gordon