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Updated as of Tuesday, September 19, 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.
Middle and High Schools: Attend Teen Maker Night at the New York Hall of Science
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2017
Event: September 21, 2017
Contact: Priya Mohabir
Students who are curious about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are invited to Maker Night to learn about the wide range of career opportunities available in the maker world. At this free event, participants will engage in hands-on activities, hear from experts in the field through career conversations, and network with STEM professionals. Light refreshments will be provided. Chaperones are required for students under age 16. Please bring your student or teacher ID. Click here for more information.
High Schools: NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) STEM Educator Recruitment
Application Deadline: September 21, 2017
Contact: Matthew Pearce
The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts who will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while impacting STEM education throughout their school community. Click here for more information.
Middle and High School: Facing History Workshop – Literacy: Developing Student Voice
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017
Event: September 29, 2017
Contact: Renee Harleston
One of Facing History’s primary goals is to help students develop their voice and a sense of civic agency. In order for that to occur, students need to be able to interpret evidence and marshal that evidence to make an argument. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all essential elements of a Facing History class. This workshop will explore Facing History's resource, Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Holocaust and Human Behavior, a supplement to our Holocaust and Human Behavior resources. Participants will receive examples of in-depth, argumentative writing assessments. Click here for more information
High Schools: Apply Now for the High School Science Research Program
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
Teachers who are interested in starting or reestablishing a science research program at their school are invited to apply now to participate in the STEM Matters NYC High School Science Research Pathways program. In 2017-18, participating teachers will lead an after-school club to introduce students to scientific research and will work with their school community to plan and launch a multi-year elective science research course in 2018-19. Teachers selected to the program will participate in five professional learning sessions that will support them in launching a club, building students’ scientific literacy skills, and planning a multi-year science research program. Click here for more information and to apply.
Application Deadline: October 10, 2017
Event: October 24 and 25, 2017
Contact: Robert Croonquist
In this daylong workshop for young women and men, students will learn about what life is like for women in prison, about the struggle to rebuild lives upon release, and about how they can become involved in the movement to demarcate women and girls by creating alternatives to mass incarceration. Students will hear first-hand testimonies of five women whose incarceration at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Camp in 2004/2005 was chronicled by Piper Kerman in her book Orange Is the New Black. Their felonies represent the spectrum from anti-nuclear peace activism to drug and gang-related activities. Sponsored by Youth Arts New York, a United Nations NGO. A fee of $5 per student includes a morning snack and lunch. There is a 75 student limit per day. Contact Robert Croonquist for more information and to apply.
Middle and High Schools: Spin Me Around - Building a Conceptual Understanding of Circular Motion in the STEM Classroom
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2017
Event: October 14, 2017
Contact: Chris Kennedy
In this 3-hour workshop we will spend time in both student-mode and teacher-mode building a conceptual understanding of circular motion by using a combination of hands-on exploration and practicing explaining our understanding using multiple representations; oral, written, pictorial, and equations. The event will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W 120th Street, 4th Floor Zankel Hall. Click here
for more information and to register.
High School: Effectively Engage Students with YCteen Stories
Event: October 13, 2017
Contact: EAutin-Hefner@youthcomm.org /212-279-0708; ext. 135
This free Youth Communication professional development workshop provides concrete strategies for effectively using YCteen magazine’s award-winning true stories in the classroom. You will learn how to use Circle protocols and open-ended questions to target students’ reading comprehension in a way that is both successful and engaging. Our story-based circle approach bolsters social and emotional learning, enhances literacy engagement, and builds trust and community in the classroom setting. You’ll also learn more about ways Circle creates a safe and comfortable space for students to share their personal connections to, and questions about the stories they read. Participants in this workshop receive a free group subscription to YCteen for their school or youth program. Each issue is accompanied by a Lesson Guide with Common Core-aligned activities for selected stories. Click here to register.
Middle and High Schools: ROSES–Resilience, Opportunity, Safety, Education, and Strength
Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Sukhmani Singh
Girls between the ages of 11-17 who have been in the juvenile justice system are invited to join the Resilience, Opportunity, Safety, Education, and Strength (ROSES) program. The ROSES advocacy program is a free, voluntary, community-based, gender responsive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based program that pairs girls with an advocate to help them build up goals and necessary skills. ROSES operates across the five boroughs and is being implemented through New York University. Youth who are referred will have a 50 percent chance of receiving a ROSES advocate and all youth and parents will be invited to be part of the ROSES evaluation. Click here for more information.
Middle and High Schools: Guided School Visits at The Frick Collection
Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Tuesdays through Fridays
Contact: Rachel Himes /212-547-0704
Educators and students are invited to encounter paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts in the grand surroundings of a Gilded Age mansion. In small groups guided by experienced museum educators, students are encouraged to look closely, think deeply, and share freely during lively discussions. Guided school visits will inspire students to experience art in the galleries of The Frick and beyond. Guided school visits will last one hour and be available Tuesday through Friday, to students in grades 5-12. Guided school visits are free for New York City schools receiving Title I funding. Click here for more information and to register.