This one day training is designed for teachers who have used the Framework as a reflection tool for more than a year, including those involved in the teacher effectiveness pilots and those who have attended previous full day NYCDOE trainings led by the Danielson Group. In this session, participants will explore how to use the Framework to support their own development. Teachers will observe part of a lesson (differentiated by grade band) and use the Framework to reflect on the practice observed and deepen their own knowledge of the Framework. Teachers will also explore Domains 1 and 4 through the study of authentic artifacts of teaching practice and consider ways to demonstrate their own practice in these components. Schools are encouraged to send two colleagues as a team to promote professional dialogue and peer support.
On Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:00p.m., there will be an informational webinar on the LYFE program for all student support staff. Participants will learn about the LYFE program, including the teaching framework, LYFE eligibility and enrollment processes. Please note:•The link below will be active at 12:00p.m. on Thursday, December 12. •There is no registration, participants simply log on at the date/time.•Participants should click on “Listen Only” when prompted to select their audio preference.
Please use this link to access the webinar.
The New York State Education Department Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities created the ITI-BSE to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) special education teachers, bilingual teachers of the speech and hearing handicapped, and bilingual pupil personnel professionals. This state-funded program provides tuition assistance for fifteen credits of specialized coursework and facilitates the certification process for these professionals who are currently working in New York public schools or approved preschools. The ITI-BSE Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts, preschools and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state. Eligibility requirements, coursework, program requirements and an application for the program can be found here.
The Office of Instructional Support will offer professional development on resources to support Common Core-aligned instruction. Teachers will engage in a 2-hour after-school session focusing on what resources are available for aligning classroom practice to the Common Core. Please note that these sessions are not developed with particular curricula in mind – teachers looking for support in implementing specific core curriculum programs can get more information here. There is a per session rate of $41.98 for the first 500 teachers to register. For more information please email achievementresourcesPD@schools.nyc.gov. Session Dates, Locations, and Registrations: November 20 at 335 Adams Street, Room 519, Brooklyn, NY from 5:00-7:00p.m. Register here.December 4 at 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101, Room 510 from 4:30-6:30p.m. Register here. December 19 at 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101, Room 510, from 4:30-6:30p.m. Register here. December 19 at 333 7th Ave. New York, NY from 4:30-6:30pm Register here.
This full day training is the first day of a two-day series that builds on evaluators’ knowledge of the Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching, the collaborative cycle of observation and feedback and the Measures of Teacher Practice component of Advance. This training is designed specifically to support assistant principals implementing Advance; however, all evaluators are welcome to participate. This session is best suited to participants who have limited experience using the Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching. Please remember that you must have your principal’s approval to attend school-day sessions.
Teacher team leaders are invited to participate in the third in a series of webinars that provide team leaders with tools their teams can use to improve student learning. This webinar focuses on how teachers can give high-quality feedback to students and includes a review of research-based practices for providing feedback, a reflection on the effectiveness of multiple types of example feedback discussions, and a discussion on how to implement the use of feedback in the classroom. To access prior webinars in the series and supporting resources, log in to ARIS Connect.
This full day training is the first day of a two-day series that is designed for supervisors who have used the Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching with teachers for more than one year, including those who participated in the DOE’s teacher effectiveness pilots. In this session, evaluators will: explore Domains 1 and 4 through the examination of authentic artifacts of teaching practice; collaborate to address challenges of practice using a discussion protocol; explore the nuances between specific Framework components through coding evidence and rating teaching practice; and engage in Learning Focused Conversations to support teacher development. This training is designed specifically to support assistant principals in implementing the collaborative cycle of observation and feedback. Principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and network staff are welcome to attend.
The Office of Arts and Special Projects and Studio in a School are offering a free full-day professional development event at a major art museum. The event is for new visual arts teachers and teachers who submitted student work to P.S. Art in previous years that did not advance beyond the semi-finals. The day includes analyzing and discussing samples of student artwork from grades Pre-K through 12. The event will also include a museum gallery component. Each school sending a teacher to this event will receive a gift certificate for art supplies, compliments of Studio in a School. Complete details will be provided for teachers when they register here.
Teachers are invited to discover the lifestyles of the rich and famous as they were lived at the turn of the 20th century. Join us as we examine the illustrious portraiture of the Gilded Age and uncover the stories behind the barons and beauties who capitalized on our country’s burgeoning industrial might. Learn why portraiture was significant to our national identity and how you can creatively infuse these themes into the art room. The workshop will cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pizza will be served. For more information, visit: nyhistory.org/education.
The Office of Arts and Special Projects, in the Office of School Programs and Partnerships, and Studio in a School invite all schools to nominate up to four pieces of outstanding student artwork (see guidelines for exceptions) to be considered for the 12th annual citywide exhibition, P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids. Approximately 80 works will be selected for the exhibition that will open in mid June and remain on view for two months at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, an accompanying catalogue will be published. P.S. Art highlights the talents of students and the best practices of their teachers as benchmarked in the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts. For detailed information about P.S. Art 2014 and to download submission guidelines and instructions please visit this site. All pieces being submitted must be registered online by February 14, 2014. Through additional Studio in a School funding, there will be a free full-day workshop in early January for new visual arts teachers and those who, for the past several years, submitted student work that did not advance beyond round one of judging. Details about the workshop will be on the OASP website and sent out to the visual arts teacher database.