Past Features

March 23, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 5)

Teacher-To-Teacher Conference March 28 to Focus on K-12 Literacy

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The New York City Writing Project, part of Lehman's Institute for Literacy Studies, will host its eleventh annual Teacher-to-Teacher Conference on Saturday, March 28, in the Music Building's East Dining Room from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference is $10 and open to all New York City teachers, but registration is required.

Teachers from the New York City Department of Education will host sixteen workshops at the conference that will cover various aspects of successful literary practices. Subject areas include math, science, social studies, foreign language, and English as a second language within elementary and secondary education. Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, will give the keynote address.

"This conference gives teachers an opportunity to talk directly with each other and share their practices with others," said Nancy Mintz, director of the New York City Writing Project at Lehman.

Founded in 1984 at Lehman, the CUNY Institute for Literacy Studies is dedicated to reforming and improving urban education through literacy education and mathematics education. The Institute provides site-based support to schools and programs, as well as professional development to teachers, and conducts ongoing research.

The New York City Writing project is one of 200 programs that are part of the National Writing Project. It works to improve postsecondary education through teacher training, seminars, and workshops, integrating technology and literacy and publishing a range of student writing for peers, teachers, and the community.

To register for the conference, contact Maria Rocchi at 718-960-7294 by March 25.