- November 01, 2014 : Parent Conference for Elementary School Parents
Fall 2014 Chancellor's Parent Conference Series
52 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
Pre-K Activities Parents Can Do At Home
The IEP Process; Step By Step
Why You Should Read To Your Child
Free Breakfast - Free Childcare for 5+ - On-Site Translation
Elementary School parents can register at schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies
- November 04, 2014 : Election Day
All school and all other DOE facilities will be OPEN on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
But for the exceptions noted in the next paragraph, employees working on Election Day in the Children First Networks and central headquarters offices are entitled to be excused on another day, without charge to annual leave. The first personal business or annual leave (vacation) absence that an employee takes after Election Day will automatically be recorded as a “floating holiday.” However, that day off must be taken on or before Friday, August 28, 2015 and must be selected in a manner that ensures the efficient operation of the office. Where feasible, employees may use the traditional date for Election Day as their “floating holiday.”
Election Day is generally a holiday for "prevailing wage rate” employees (unless otherwise modified in their Consent Determination). Election Day is a regularly scheduled workday for administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement hired after June 30, 2004, and for the following managerial/confidential employees hired after December 31, 2004: pedagogic managers not covered by a collective bargaining agreement (even when receiving benefits through the CSA), all administrative managers, and employees in Original Jurisdiction (OJ) titles receiving benefits through the City of New York Management Benefits Fund (MBF). In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, Education Administrators represented by CSA no longer receive the Election Day floating holiday regardless of their hiring date.
- November 04, 2014 : Election Day
Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development related to the implementation of high learning standards and assessments.
Students will not be in attendance.
Central offices are open.
- November 05, 2014 : High School - EVENING Parent Teacher Conference
*Schools may hold their Parent Teacher Conferences on non-citywide dates. Contact the individual school to confirm dates
- November 07, 2014 : High School - AFTERNOON Parent Teacher Conference
EARLY DISMISSAL for HS students
*Schools may hold their Parent Teacher Conferences on non-citywide dates. Contact the individual school to confirm dates.
Teachers and Writers Collective
Teachers & Writers Collaborative promotes and provides literary arts education by supporting writers and teachers in developing and implementing strategies to enhance students’ interest in and love of literature and writing.
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
Web English Teacher
Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English / Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
Middleweb Language Arts Resources
MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades.
Provides a list of web resources on a particular topic. These resources may be general information sites, webquests, lesson plans, critical articles, or anything in between.
This site provides:
An annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet.
Presents unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet
The Harlem Angels
Written as a TV Pilot, "The Harlem Angels" may be used in-class as an interactive exercise and as a jumping off point for creative writing based on a student's own experiences (or what's in the news that would fall into this area), and discussions on ethics and self-reliance.
An award-winning website which provides a wealth of content on contemporary American poetry and receives a million unique users each month.
The Elements of Style (Strunk & White)
This classic reference book is intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
The Online Books Page
Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard: Leveled Book Matching
Teacher Book Wizard makes it easier than ever to make and customize book lists. The Leveling system makes finding 'just right' books easy.
Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking
These tools should be used to help students engage in rigorous thinking, organize complex ideas, and scaffold their interactions with texts.
NYPL 100 Recommended Picture Books
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know.
NYPL 100 Recommended Children's Books
100 Favorite Children's Books.
The American Literature Archive
Links to General Sites
New York State Literary Tree
Serves NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present. The site offers in-depth information about the organizations and their curators as well as detailed event and special events calendars, serving as a learning center and clearing house not only for those involved in literature-based presentation but for all those interested in the various aspects of literature.
A Literary Map of Manhattan
Find out where imaginery New Yorkers lived, worked, played, drank, walked and looked at ducks.
Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts.