This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to ELL topics including the regulations that govern ELL education, demographic and performance information, the ELL identification process, and ATS reports for ELLs. It will also include a brief introduction to the Language Allocation Policy and Title III Plans. This session is specifically designed to be an introduction for new ELL administrators and coordinators. School-based administrators and teachers may register here. For further information, contact your senior ELL CPS.
Pupil accounting secretaries are invited to a half-day training session which will cover ELL-related matters, such as what governs ELL education, who are our ELLs, readmits and transfer students, PreK-12 registration, and many ATS functions. This training will help secretaries support ELL education in the schools, as well as provide the information necessary to help them facilitate their important roles. To register, click here. For further information on this training, contact your senior ELL CPS.
The CAST Professional Learning team will deliver a series of webinars that present the concepts and principles of Universal Design for Learning to NYC Educators. Predicated on CAST’s three principles of UDL—multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement —the sessions will highlight:
The webinars are designed to engage participants and provide background information that can be used in the design of learning environments and activities that address the Common Core and high standards for all learners. Click here to register. The Power Point, videos and other resources are available on the UDL in NYC 2013 website. You can access the May 6th webinar and to access other resources, first sign up for a UDL Connect account, respond to the confirmation email you receive, and then join the webinar website.
Pace University School of Education and regional BOCES are pleased to present this exceptional one-day conference on real, practical, evidence based strategies that can be immediately applied to the classroom, with an emphasis on struggling students. Educators in the field will present their research and effective classroom practices. Keynote speaker: Dr. Kevin Feldman. Click here for more information.
Fee: $75 Registration: http://www.pnwboces.org/catalogRegistration support: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Inclusive Education Summit is an opportunity to identify and grow student-led expertise in NYC public schools that builds school-level and community based inclusive practices and celebrates disability as an aspect of diversity. Through the school year students in different schools across NYC create activities geared toward building inclusive communities and on this day share what they have accomplished and learned. They will also spend time working with students from other schools to discuss next steps to further develop their inclusive communities. This year's participants have been selected, however for more information please visit our website (live on Monday). If you would like your school to participate next year, please contact Heather Hermansen at HHermansen@schools.nyc.gov.
School staff should register to attend this webinar about appropriate use of modified promotion criteria for students with disabilities, how to determine promotion criteria, and how to measure whether students have met the promotion criteria.
Mark the 175th anniversary of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery with a curator-led tour of the Museum of the City of New York's major exhibition on this important national landmark. The exhibition features original artifacts, sculptures, drawings, and Hudson River School paintings; historic documents; and photographs, including specially commissioned color images by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao. Don't miss out on the final open house of the school year! This event will take place at the Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103 Street. RSVP here or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/ and choose educator programs.
The Office of Early Childhood Education is hosting a professional development session for network staff, principals and assistant principals on, “Best Practices in Family Engagement in Prekindergarten.” This session will be facilitated by the New York University Child Study Center. Please register here.
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. The DNALC “invented” DNA camps in 1985, and since then over 14,000 students have participated. We are offering fun and challenging week-long camps at the DNALC’s three centers: Cold Spring Harbor, Lake Success and Harlem, NY for science enthusiasts entering 6th-12th grade. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. For more information and to register, please go to http://www.summercamps.dnalc.org/.
This full-day workshop offers an overview of Orton Gillingham (OG) based methodologies in teaching students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice and participants will leave with ideas and strategies for implementing OG based practices in their schools.
Workshop is offered by Everyone Reading in collaboration with DSWDELL.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center invites students to participate in it's Project ACES (Alternative Classroom Environment for Students) program. Students will learn the history of the sport of tennis, go on a tour of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, and receive on court tennis instruction. There is a fee of $10.00/per student, and no fee for adult staff and chaperones. Please see this flyer to learn more and find out how to register.
Deadline: June 1, 2013Event: July 16– 18, 2013Contact:
NYU Summer Facilitative Leadership Seminar is a 3-session seminar where participants will have opportunities to:
· Learn skills, tools, and protocols to enhance their abilities in facilitating meetings of all kinds
· Experience a variety of individual, pair and group activities
· Practice 2-4 protocols for each session
· Immerse in relevant readings and research
· Network with other educators
Please see the flyer to learn more and find out how to register.
In a week packed with hands-on excitement, campers will train as pilots using simulators in a NASA Aerospace Education Lab. They’ll build and program NXT LEGO robots; design, construct and launch rockets; and learn about being an astronaut. These activities are done in preparation for their ultimate mission: a simulated space adventure.
The fee for the one-week session is $450. Scholarships are available for students who are eligible for Federal free or reduced priced lunch. See website for more details.
Principals are encouraged to release their Parent Coordinators to attend this professional development session. Topics for this session will be:
• Special Education Reform
• Common Core Standards
• What Parents Can Expect After the New York State Tests (Promotion and Summer School)
• Emergency Preparedness
On this new commerce-themed workshop, teachers will come to better understand how to use an experience as simple as shopping to teach students about the complex and changing nature of the American dream. Registration is $100 per teacher and covers the cost of curricular materials. Scholarships available. Register with Harrison Rivers at email@example.com. For more information, visit http://tenement.org/education_workshops.php.
This full-day workshop focuses on implementing Orton Gillingham (OG) based methodologies in teaching students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to implement these approaches and how to turnkey them in their schools.
Workshop is offered by Everyone Reading in collaboration with DSWDELL.
Join us for an extraordinary day featuring the exhibition Activist New York and the recent PBS Documentary Makers: Women Who Make America. Explore the exhibition, covering more than three centuries of the city’s history, dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future. Hear the voices of women – activists, educators, politicians, artists, and more – who have fought for and enacted change in a variety of astounding ways. Following a tour of the groundbreaking exhibition, educators will meet and learn from activist and Makers advisor Amy Richards who will highlight several historical and contemporary stories told in the PBS film. Educators will be guided through the episodes – all available online – to consider how they can use this valuable resource with their own students. Teachers will explore documents related to each episode to pair the compelling stories with deep analysis and reading of relevant informational texts. Reservations are required. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. $40.00 per educator. The event is limited to 35 educators. RSVP here or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/ and choose educator programs.
Learn more about the exhibition here: http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/current/Activist-New-York.html
Learn more about the documentary here: http://www.pbs.org/makers/home/
The American Social History Project, based at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will lead a day-long seminar on social movements in conjunction with the Teaching American History program. The day will feature a discussion of farm worker organizing campaigns in the 1960s, including hands-on activities that teachers can use in their classrooms, along with a sharing of curriculum produced by our Teaching American History program participants. All teachers are invited to participate. To attend or for more information, please email Emily Sintz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-861-0521.
Interested in connecting your science classroom to the natural and built environment while fulfilling Regent Standards? This short workshop introduces teachers to CityScience's inquiry and project-based approach, lesson plans, and lending library of books and science supplies. All teachers will leave with a lesson plan mapped to Regents Standards and free access to CityScience's lending library.
RSVP and questions to email@example.com.
Teachers and administrators are invited to register for this one-day conference to learn about the latest research-based practices that help ELLs meet the expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards. Keynote presentations include remarks by Dr. Pedro Noguera (New York University) and Dr. Michael Kieffer (New York University). To register, click here.
Staff, students, and families are invited to attend this free event which will include activities, sports, special performances and giveaways. For more information, see this flyer. Click here to register. Please share this information with your school community.
While instructional leaders regularly rely on formal observations and evaluations to drive change within their schools, there is significant evidence that brief, structured, non- evaluative learning walks/walk throughs can significantly impact and improve teaching and learning. When leaders collaborate with staff to focus critically on school goals and then develop meaningful plans for implementation, learning walks positively impact instruction. This 4-week workshop will assist you as you (1) develop a critical focus for meaningful learning walks within your school; 2) plan and implement a structure and communication process for these classroom visits, and (3) evaluate the effectiveness of these learning walks. Instructor: Bernadette Anand
1CEU:$405 (not offered for credit)
7th NUA SUMMER ACADEMY, Metropolitan Minneapolis, MN (Adath Jeshurun)
The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education's (NUA) Summer Academy is back for the seventh year. Join district and school leadership teams to:
NUA Featured Keynote Speakers:
Learn more at www.nuatc.org/summeracademy or call 1-800-NUA-4556.
Created for teachers of Grades K-2, the Seedlings Summer Institute provides an immersion in nature and plant science with an emphasis on providing hands-on strategies and management techniques for teaching science inside and outside of the classroom. Content includes a focus on basic botany. The training is $200 including all curriculum materials and reproducible handouts. Three “P” in-service credits from the New York City Department of Education are available (additional fees and requirements apply).
Elementary principals are invited to nominate one or more experienced teachers to participate in i3 grant-funded Reading Recovery training in order to implement or expand high effective early literacy intervention in their school. Principal attendance at an information meeting is required. Click here for meeting dates and locations.
Created for teachers of Grades 3-5, the Saplings Summer Institute focuses on how to strengthen science instruction using botanical and ecological concepts and inquiry-based activities to support cross-curricular connections to math and literacy. Emphasis is placed on incorporating the outdoors to support instruction. The training is $200 including all curriculum materials and reproducible handouts. Three “P” in-service credits from the New York City Department of Education are available (additional fees and requirements apply).
Strengthen student engagement using your school garden! These workshops are designed to provide classroom teachers with practical skills, content knowledge and improved confidence to integrate a garden into the school-learning environment. This Institute is crucial for integrating a garden throughout an interdisciplinary curriculum. Pedagogical support will be modeled through hands-on, inquiry-based activities throughout the course.
Schools with grades pre-k–3 are invited to enroll for free Work Sampling System (WSS) assessment materials and professional development in the 2013-2014 school year. WSS is an authentic, performance-based assessment offered to schools with UPK-Grade 3 classes free of charge from the Office of Early Childhood Education. WSS provides teachers with a systematic way to collect student work and observation notes, and to use this information to evaluate student performance and progress in several developmental domains. WSS enables teachers to know their students’ personal and academic strengths and areas for growth across multiple domains of development, and is one of the approved authentic assessment tools for Universal Pre-K (UPK).
The After School Professional Development Program Spring 2013 Catalogue is now open, offering many P-credit courses for teachers. The catalogue has been expanded to include additional courses focused on deepening knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards and the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Please encourage your teachers to take advantage of these low-cost professional development opportunities. Courses are available in both online and in-person formats.
For further information, please contact the Office of Teacher Effectiveness at ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov.
The Teaching Residents at Teachers College Program is looking for additional schools to work in collaboration to prepare Special Education and TESOL teachers for the 2013-2014 school year. This program allows preservice teachers to be prepared in a residency model, spending an entire school year in their student teaching placement with a highly qualified educator. This partnership opens opportunities for professional development, teacher leadership and more. To qualify, NYC DOE public schools must meet the following free and reduced lunch percentages: 45% for secondary grade levels and 60% for elementary grade levels. Please visit www.tc.edu/teachingresidents to learn more.
The Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners (DSwDELL) is supporting special education initiatives with its new professional development registration site. Sessions are open to all DOE educators, including school leaders, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals and related service providers. October offerings include mini-institutes and workshops on collaborative planning, curriculum, literacy, technology, positive behavior supports, and meeting the needs of ELLs with disabilities.
All NYC public schools are invited to take advance of the NYC Center for Space Science Education, a NYC Department of Education experiential space and aviation resource center located in downtown Manhattan. Students can take a simulated mission into space in our Challenger Learning Center or learn about how airplanes fly in our NASA Aerospace Education Lab. Programs are aligned with the NYC Scope and Sequence and High School Core Curriculum. There is a $200 per class fee.
New programs include Astronaut Adventures for 2nd and 3rd graders and 5th grade variables program. Highlights of our programs include: Rendezvous with a Comet for 4th-12th grade, Mission to Mars for 7th-12th grade, Aeronautics Variables for 5th grade, Aeronautics Weather for 6th-12th grade, Aeronautics Forces and Motion for 6th-12th grade, Toys in Space - Microgravity Training for 3rd-12th grade, and Astronaut Adventures for 2nd-3rd grade.
Teachers can find more information and register online.
School leadership teams (SLT) are invited to listen to NYC Department of Education’s Two Webinar Recordings for SLT.
The Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) has provided the “School Leadership Teams” recording, which provides an overview of the history and purpose of SLT, and the “Supporting Title I Programs” recording, which focuses on Title 1 requirements for SLT. SLT members should view the latter recording as a team or individually to fulfill annual training requirements as outlined in Chancellor Regulation A-655.
Supporting documents are provided with each recording.
The Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners hosted a series of optional Special Education Reform webinars for school-based staff working in general education as well as special education. The topics include: Universal Design for Learning, Developing High-Quality IEPs, and Behavioral Supports. All webinars and materials are archived at the website linked above.
The State regulation on the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) in elementary school literacy takes effect this school year. To support implementation, the Office of Academic Policy is providing a series of professional development workshops for school-based teams, together with network support staff. Registration for the workshops is now open and may be accessed via the RtI intranet site for schools. Up to 3 staff members per school may register to participate. School-based RtI points are strongly encouraged to attend, as are school psychologists and teachers/instructional specialists.
As a reminder, the RtI Overview and RtI Reference Guide are available on the Principals’ Portal Academic Policy page and the RtI intranet site . Principals, teachers and support specialists are also invited to provide feedback about RtI professional development interests.
A video series focusing on the implementation of a successful RTI model with English language learners is available. There are currently seven videos in the series; view them here.
For questions, contact your senior ELL CPS.
A menu of Professional Development opportunities is now available for School Social Workers and School Psychologists for school year 2012-2013. Please contact your Supervisor of Psychology with questions
The Office of Arts and Special Projects offers school leaders the opportunity to work with colleagues in their cluster through The Shubert Arts Leadership Institute. This institute addresses issues and concerns relating to all aspects of high-quality arts education and alignment with common core and citywide instructional initiatives.
For more information on your cluster’s Shubert Arts Institute events, click here.
Professional learning opportunities, relating to special education requirements and researched-based instructional practices for teaching students with disabilities, are offered in each borough. All workshops are facilitated by RSE TASC Regional Training Specialists Denise Khatri (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sandra Lenon (email@example.com). Administrators, general and special education instructional staff, and related service providers are invited to attend.
The Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoos are now offering all NYC public schools discounts on their educational programs. Teachers can bring their Pre K- 8th grade classes to the Zoo for a program with hands on activities, animal encounters, and a zoo tour. If your school can't make it to the Zoo, Wildlife Theater can come to you. Actors perform interactive theater shows in classrooms and also assembly programs for up to 300 students. School Programs priced from $150-$225 and Wildlife Theater priced from $250-$500, before discount.
To receive your 10% discount please email:
This new resource, released in the fall of 2012, provides informational texts, maps, and essays investigating a range of topics through in-depth units that highlight forty-six works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly installed galleries focusing on art from the Arab lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia. The packet includes thirteen lesson plans aligned with National Standards and Common Core State Standards supporting English language arts, mathematics, science, visual arts, and world history instruction. To obtain the printed version of the guide, which includes posters, a CD, and a gallery guide for children, teachers may request a complimentary copy here. A digital version is available by clicking here.
Foster your students’ learning and your own in workshops and events and with online, print, and other resources. Click here to learn more.
The DOE provides free professional development to schools and networks to support their inquiry work and implementation of the citywide instructional expectations. View and register for central sessions and webinars by clicking here. P-Credit opportunities can be found here.
Do you want to learn more about how to support your ELLs within the RTI model? OELL has created a helpful set of guidance documents that address Core Curriculum/Tier 1, Tiers 2 and 3, as well as interventions and assessments. To access this resource, click here.
The DOE provides free professional development to schools and networks to support their inquiry work and implementation of the citywide instructional expectations. View and register for central sessions, webinars and P-Credit Opportunities.
High-quality summer learning programs can counteract the negative impact of summer learning loss on a student’s academic success and can further promote positive development. During the summer of 2012, five NYC public school principals who offer innovative summer learning programs were interviewed about their programs. Learn more about what school principals can do to support exciting, enriching, and high-impact summer learning programs? To access this resource, click here.
School staff can receive PD on the DOE’s social media guidelines; see this page on the Intranet for information about the sessions that are available. To schedule PD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or be in touch with your network.
This summer, the NYCDOE will offer a series of professional development opportunities to help prepare you and your staff to implement the 2013-14 citywide instructional expectations, including support for implementing a new teacher evaluation and development system and new Common Core-aligned curriculum options. Earlier this month you received an email from TEPD@schools.nyc.gov with instructions on how to register for the first set of these activities, “A” and “B” in this overview of summer PD opportunities. One of these opportunities is a partnership with the NYCDOE and the Danielson Group to offer training focused on deepening understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching for up to two teachers per school this summer. Schools with student enrollment greater than 750 may send one additional teacher for a total of three (3) attendees. For Teacher PD (If your school is located in the Bronx or Brooklyn), register HERE. For Teacher PD (If your school is located in the Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island), register HERE. The first teacher PDs begin on June 15th.