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Updated as of Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Disclaimer: The NYC Department of Education does not endorse and is not responsible for the policies and practices of external partners. All work with external partners should be conducted in accordance with the Chancellor's Regulations . Teacher participation in opportunities that occur during school hours require principal's approval.
Elementary Schools: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Early Childhood Education
Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Event: November 28, and December 12, 2017
Contact: Katie Schaffer /646-265-2044
During the preschool years, children begin to develop a conception of gender, sexuality, and family. However, there is often little space for teachers to talk about the questions and behaviors that come up in their classrooms, or how to explore these concepts with children in their curriculum and pedagogy. To open up this conversation, the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute is offering a series of workshops designed to spark discussion, facilitate the creation of shared language, and provide educators with the resources they need to make their classrooms safe spaces for the development and expansive exploration of identity. The series of three workshops will be held at 16 Court Street in Brooklyn and will cost $20 per session. If cost is a barrier, please reach out to Megan Madison. Click here to register.
Elementary and Middle Schools: Compost in the Classroom (in-school workshop)
In this 60-minute in-school workshop, we bring the farm to you! Facilitated by a City Growers educator, students build a worm-composting bin right in the classroom and learn to maintain it. Through hands-on learning, students understand why it is important (and fun!) for sustainable practices to be a part of all of our lives. How much food can half a pound of worms eat in one week? Let us find out! Available for grades PreK-8; minimum three classes per day. Contact Hillary Horowitz for more information and to register.
Elementary and Middle Schools: Honeybee Education (in-school workshop)
In this 60-minute in-school workshop, we bring the farm to you! The honeybee plays an important role in agriculture, and its health is indicative of the health of our environment. Students explore the intricate world of the honeybee super-organism through sensory exploration of the inside of a honeybee hive, and engage in active learning all about pollination. No honeybee workshop is complete without a honey tasting, straight from the City Growers hive. Available for grades PreK-8; minimum three classes per day. Contact Hillary Horowitz for more information and to register.