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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.
High Schools: New York Botanical Garden Explainer Internship
Application Deadline: November 27, 2017
Contact: Sarah Miles /718-817-8158
The Explainer Program at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is now recruiting for our Spring Internship Session. Interns in the program volunteer to lead hands-on activities for visiting children and families to explore science and nature in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, a unique, 12-acre outdoor/indoor museum. In this innovative space, children discover plant science through fun and engaging educational programs. Explainers receive MetroCards for travel to/from internship, an NYBG volunteer photo ID, volunteer t-shirt, admission for their family to the Garden and other discounts. Participants who complete the internship have the opportunity to apply to advanced Explainer positions. NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458. Contact Sarah Miles to attend the open house. Click here for more information and to apply.
High schools: Science Institute – Storyline Institute
Registration Deadline: November 27, 2017
Event: December 8-Ongoing
Contact: Rod Ellis
Teachers enrolling in this institute are expected to be teaching a high school elective (i.e. non-Regents, non-AP) science course in the Spring 2018 semester. This institute is structured as a professional learning community, requiring active participation in session as well as approximately 3 hours of planning time before each session for sessions 2-5. Participation in this institute will help teachers begin to transition their practice to meet the intent of the new NYS Science Learning Standards while the 1996 MST standards remain in effect for Regents courses. Teachers will explore the conceptual and instructional shifts called for by the new standards. They will design and implement a storyline-based unit for their course that meets one or more Performance Expectations from the new standards. They will also have the opportunity to engage in professional learning modules introducing the new standards, with the goal of presenting these modules to their school colleagues. Click here to register.
High School: Attend FDR’s Four Freedoms Workshop
Event: December 4, 2017
Contact: Ricki Gross /212-421-2700
In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s paintings inspired by FDR’s Four Freedoms, Working in Support of Education (w!se) is partnering with the Norman Rockwell Museum to lead a workshop for Social Science educators. The workshop will explore the history of the Four Freedoms and their continued relevance today, offering in-depth perspectives on Rockwell’s art, as well as interactive activities and curriculum-based ideas for the classroom. The workshop will provide 2 CTLE credits/PD hours. This conference will take place at Capital One Bank, 853 Broadway, New York, NY from 3:30-6:30pm. Click here for more information and to register.
High Schools: Coding in the Physics Classroom: Exploring new ways to approach the study of motion
Event: December 10, 2017
Contact: Chris Kennedy
This workshop will explore how teachers can use coding in the physics classroom to creatively involve students in solving complex problems via a step-by-step method using the computer. Together we will engage in a series of “student-mode” activities including a constant velocity buggy lesson to explore ways of teaching motion using simple forms of coding. The event will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, 4th Floor of Zankel Hall from 10:00am-1:00pm. Click here for more information and to register.
High School: Apply to a Youth Leadership Council today
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Matthew Bernard-Moses /917-847-2612
NYC Youth Leadership Councils give high school students (ages 14-21) the opportunity to make their voices count in Policy, Practice, and Advocacy, Service. Students collaborate with adult leaders to address issues that are important and relevant to not only them, but to their communities too. During their service, students are provided the opportunity to network with City and community leaders as well as other youth from across the five boroughs. Youth Leadership Councils give students the chance to develop leadership skills and prepares them for college and their future careers. This is a great opportunity for students to find their voice and learn how to make it count. Click here for more information and to apply.