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New Grants, Awards, and Accolades

The Institute for Literacy Studies is thrilled to announce the receipt of grants totaling $50,000 from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund of The New York Community Trust and the National Writing Project/Educator Innovator Network. These grants will fund the Youth Voices Inquiry Project (YVIP), a partnership of the New York City Writing Project and BronxNet TV. Please read the NYCWP's press release here and The New York Community Trust's press release here.

New Collaborations and Partnerships

The Elementary Leadership Project has just completed a year-long inquiry project. Please see the teachers' presentations here.

Recent publications by ILS staff and affiliated faculty

Avidon, E., ed. Stories of Impact. Bronx, NY: Institute for Literacy Studies (In press).

Bellacero, J. “Sugar Man.” Primetime Cape Cod. Jan. 2013. p. 5. Print and online at http://primetimecapecod.ma.newsmemory.com/

Campos, A. G. “Gravy and Other Fixins.” NolaVie, Life & Culture in New Orleans. (2013). Online. http://bit.ly/gravyandotherfixins

Garvey, J., Gordon, J., Kleinbard, P. and Wasserman, P. “The Turtle’s Shell: Protecting the Life Underneath.” New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Volume 2013. No. 139. (2013). 45-55. Print.

Gningue, S., Schroder, B., and Peach, R. “Re-shaping the Glass Slipper: Using Action Research to Develop Reflective Practice by Mathematics Educators.” American Secondary Education. (In Press).

Gningue, S., Peach, R. and Schroder B. “Developing Effective Mathematics Teaching: Assessing Content and Pedagogical Knowledge, Student-centered Teaching, and Student Engagement.” The Mathematics Enthusiast. Volume 10. No. 3. (2013). 621-646. Print.

Jack-Vilmar, L., Osterman, E. and Raffaele, G. eds. ELL Teachers: Finding Our Place in the World of the Common Core. Learnist. (2014). Online. https://learni.st/users/45971/boards/27020-ell-teachers-finding-our-place-in-the-world-of-the-common-core

Conference and Media Presentations by ILS Staff and Affiliate Faculty 2013-2014

Media Programs

BronxNet TV. “Open 2.0 Youth Voices Part 1.” 2014. http://bit.ly/WyyLPb
BronxNet TV. “Open 2.0 Youth Voices Part 2.” 2014. http://bit.ly/1Bn2ASn
Nordlinger, J. “Youth Voices: Letters to the Next Mayor.” 2013. http://vimeo.com/76865144
Nordlinger, J. “Youth Voices Summer Program.” 2013. http://bit.ly/YVSummer2013
Teachers Teaching Teachers, a weekly webcast hosted by EdTechTalk. http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/

Conferences

Akansel, M. “America is My Fourth Country.” ESOL Curriculum Roundtables. Hostos Community College. Bronx, NY. January 2014.

Altabet, M., Carpenter, K., Libfeld, S. and Sciarretta, A. “Presentations of Model Drawing, Resources, and Mathematics Units.” CUNY Math Initiative Fair. Macaulay Honors College. New York, NY. May 2013.

Aquino, Y., Lott, E. and Whitford, M. “Learning to Engage Your Students in a CMP3 Classroom (6-8).” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. March 2014.

Bellacero, J. “I Don’t Know How To Say It, Miss!.” New York State English Council Annual Conference. Albany, NY. October 2013.

Bellacero, J. “Preparing Students for the Academic Argument.” Keynote. Hudson Valley Writing Project Saturday Series. Hudson Valley, NY. November 2013.

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

Carpenter, K. “Developing and Connecting a Unit to the Danielson Framework.” CUNY Math Initiative Fair. Macaulay Honors College. New York, NY. May 2013.

Jack-Vilmar, L. and Raffaele, G. “Independent Reading and SSR.” The International Network of Schools, Fall Conference. New York, NY. November 2013.

Jones, J. “Getting at the Core: Emotionally Responsive Teaching and Practice in the Common Core Era.” CUNY HSE Night. New York, NY. January 2014.

Jones, J. “Islands of Possibility: Using Emotionally Responsive Teaching Strategies to Support Learning, Insight and Growth in Women with Histories of Trauma.” 15th Bi-Annual Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders (AJFO) Conference. Portland, Maine. October 2013.

Jones, J. “Personal Responsibility: Completing High School, Earning a GED/HSE, and Graduating from College.” Panel Moderator. CUNY Black Male Initiative, Eighth Annual Conference. York College. Jamaica, NY. October 2013.

Jones, J. “Smoothing the Pathway to Success: Using Emotionally Responsive Teaching Practices to Engage and Support Learners.” NYACCE 62nd Annual Conference. Albany, NY. May 2013.

Jones, J. “Using Emotionally Responsive Teaching Strategies to Support Learning and Personal Growth.” Literacy Assistance Center. New York, NY. October 2013.

Kaminer, H. and Klatzko, N. “Fraction Standards, Kits and Activities.” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. May 2013.

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. “Creativity in the Core: Hybridity and Overlapping Text Types in the CCLS.” National Council of Teachers of English. Boston, MA. November 2013.

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Of Curation, Argument and Text Hybridity: An Out-of-Classroom Experience!” National Writing Project Intersections Conference. Denver, CO. June 2014.

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Teacher as Writer: Telling the Family Story.” New York State English Council Annual Conference. Albany, NY. October 2013.

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Telling the Family Story: Family Literacy.” Commanding the Core: Helping Students Become Attentive Readers, Hudson Valley Writing Project Conference. Hudson Valley, NY. November 2013.

Koffler-Wise, A. and Thompson, S. “Writing the Layered Conversation: an Approach to Argument.” Department of Education Affinity Group Meeting of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative. New York, NY. May 2014.

Libfeld, S. “Cultural Resources in Math.” Uncommon Approaches to Common Core Institute, sponsored by Metropolitan NY Library Council and NYC School Library System. NY Historical Society. New York, NY. June 2014.

Maltese, J. “Common Core for the Global Learner.” New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors Summit. Tarrytown, NY. September 2013.

McNamara, M., Burton, M. and Jones, J. “RISE to the Challenge: Building Adult Learners’ Scientific Literacy and STEM Career Interest.” Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)/PAACE National Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2014.

McNamara, M. and Jones, J. “Creating Common Ground: Innovative Ways to Integrate Common Core Standards with Adult Learners.” 9th Annual Workshops in Teaching Writing to Adult Basic Education, GED and ESOL Students. New York University. New York, NY. September 2013.

Monten, J. “Soda Straw Rockets - Grades 3 to 6.” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. May 2013.

Monten, J. “Soda Straw Rockets - A STEM Investigation (3-5).” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. March 2014.

Schwarz, R. “From Number Numb to Number Nimble.” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. May 2013.

Schwarz, R. “The Effects of Modifications to a Teacher-Leadership Project Based on Feedback from an Initial Cohort.” National Science Foundation’s MSP Learning Network Conference. Washington, DC. February 2013.

Sciarretta, A. “Common at Its Core: The Interactive Mathematics Program.” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. May 2013.

Sciarretta, A. “Common at its Core: Meaningful Math.” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. March 2014.

Sciarretta, A. “Engaging Your High School Students for Success with the Common Core (9-12).” NYCMP Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. March 2014.

Soriano, J. and Gningue, S. “Novice Teachers Face Urban Classroom Realities.” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 2014.

Wolfe, M. “Building, Sustaining, and Expanding University Partnerships and Support.” Annual Meeting of the National Writing Project. Boston, MA. November 2013.

Wolfe, M. "College-Ready Writing in History and Biology." NYC Writing Project Teacher-to-Teacher Conference. Lehman College. Bronx, NY. April 2013.

Wolfe, M. “Conceptual Framework for the NWP Common Core Database.” Literacy and the Common Core Resource Development Retreat. Pawling, NY. July 2013.

Wolfe, M. Convener. “Tracking Changes: A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium on Teaching Writing at Lehman College.” Bronx, NY. January 2014.

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

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

Events

Upcoming Conferences

Join the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for our 17th Annual Teacher-to-Teacher Conference (#T2T15). This full day of engaging, interactive professional learning features 16 innovative workshops, 10 exciting panels, and a keynote address from educator/slam poet Taylor Mali. All presentations are by current educators from NYC and surrounding areas. Participants receive credit for 7 hours of professional learning (toward the 175 required by some licenses) and leave with experiences, strategies and theory immediately applicable in classrooms of all content areas from grades preK-16. Breakfast and lunch provided. Register at http://bit.ly/T2T15

Professional Development Institutes

More information coming soon.

Tech Opportunities

Tech Thursday Meetings

A group of NYCWP teachers meets every other Thursday at the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria, NY to build curriculum using the Youth Voices social-networking platform as a place for their students to share writing and multi-media creations. Participation is open to any interested NYC Writing Project teacher. Contact: Paul Allison, allisonpr@gmail.com.

Teachers Teaching Teachers Webcast

Every Wednesday at 9:00 pm Eastern time, teachers from across the country sign-on to http://edtechtalk.com/live for Teachers Teaching Teachers, a live webcast about education and technology hosted by the NYCWP. Conversations focus on effective classroom practices and on improving teachers’ knowledge and use of new media. These conversations are preserved as podcasts and posted at http://teachersteachingteachers.org/. Contact: Paul Allison, allisonpr@gmail.com.

Last modified: Mar 26, 2015

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