Posted on November 13, 2018
Students in NYC schools speak 176 different languages, and nearly half speak home languages other than English. For these reasons, and many others, we are excited to be launching a set of pilots in New York City this spring, supported by a grant from the Sumner Foundation.
Piloting will involve:
- Teaching one or more poems, stories or essays from our collection of Mexican, Chinese, Egyptian, Russian, and Japanese literature (Iranian literature TBA in 2019.)
- Administering two short surveys to students, and taking a short educators' survey.
- Participating in a private blog where piloting educators can share ideas and get support.
The schedule is flexible, and WWB Campus staff will be available to support teachers in planning and implementation.
Thank you for your consideration! And if you teach in a different city, but would still like to give us feedback on the site, just let us know with the links above.