Paul Allison

I have been been teaching Humanities, English and technology classes ever since I graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983.

After two years of teaching in Salt Lake City, and a couple of years at the High School of Art and Design, NYC, I taught for a dozen years at University Heights Secondary School, Bronx, NY, where I learned that doing school better didn’t have to be the "same old thing" with more effort. I also worked with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens from 1999-2002.

After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about doing meaningful work. At the same time, I was finding myself being seduced by new forms of literacy on the Internet. An opportunity to become a “studio teacher” of technology at East Side Community High School, NYC presented itself in the Summer of 2002, and I taught "New Journalism" at ESCHS for five years. In addition, I taught technology classes and East Bronx Academy for the Future for in the 2007-08 school year.

In the 2008-09 school year I returned to English teaching at East-West School of International Studies. I've been teaching 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

Another community that I'm is a part of is the New York City Writing Project. I was a participant in the NYCWP’s Summer Invitational in 1985, and I have worked for the NYCWP in various ways ever since. Currently, with Felicia George, I'm the NYC Technology Liaison for the National Writing Project. In additon, I am a member of the EdTechTalk ( and WorldBridges community. Along with Susan Ettenheim and Lee Baber, I produce and host a live webcast every Wednesday night called "Teachers Teaching Teachers" (


New York City, NY, USA, 10033



East-West School of International Studies, Flushing, NY, USA


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