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Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (in chronological order)

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All Schools: Attend Sunday Studio: Composite Creatures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Event: September 6, 2015
Contact: Ariel Greene/212-570-3961

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form at each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Start or continue your art-making experience with a family tour in nearby galleries. This event takes place on Sunday, September 6th from 1:00-4:00pm. Drop in; art supplies provided. Space is limited; first come, first served. Click here to register.

All Schools: P-Credit Teacher Workshop - Being a Historian: Museum Education Strategies for Classroom Teachers

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2015
Event: September 12 and 19, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Kick off the school year with this two-day workshop exploring museum education best practices. Learn where the work of historians, curators, and educators intersect and practice hands-on strategies for enhancing student learning through the study of objects, images, maps, and documents. This NYCDOE-approved course carries one P-credit that can be applied to teachers’ 30-and-above salary differential. The cost of this event is $65 per person, with an additional $45 due directly to the NYCDOE ASPDP office to secure the credit. Both sessions will meet at The New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) from 9:00am-4:00pm. To register, click here or call 212-485-9256.

All Schools: Apply Now for the Scientist-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline: October 5, 2015

Are you a K-12 teacher interested in collaborating with a scientist from one of New York City’s premier universities and science research institutions? Then apply now to host a Scientist-in-Residence. The Scientist-in-Residence Program will match you and your class with a scientist or STEM professional from October 2015 to May 2016 to scope out and co-lead a research-based STEM project with your students. In addition to collaborating with a scientist to develop your research project, you will also have the opportunity to share your teaching expertise and skills with your Scientist-in-Residence, helping him/her to develop pedagogical skills and explore science teaching as a potential career. Click here to learn more about the Scientist-in-Residence Program and to apply.

All Schools: Apply for the Service in Schools Service-Learning Institute!

Application Deadline: October 5, 2015
Event: October 26, 2015 and February 9 and April 4, 2016

Educators are invited to apply for the Service in Schools Service-Learning Institute, an exciting opportunity to participate in three (3) full-days of professional learning focused on developing best practices for implementing service-learning in your classroom and developing a culture of community service in your school. The Service-Learning Institute will be led by international service-learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye, President of CBK Associates, and is appropriate for service coordinators and teachers of grades K-12 in all content areas. The three (3) day series will take place on October 26, February 9, and April 4 providing participants with time to implement what they learned in between sessions. Each session will have a different focus, with each building on the last. Session topics include: The Foundations of Service-Learning: Best Practice, Developing a Unit of Study with Service-Learning Integration, and Creating a Culture of Service through Documentation and Readiness for the Fall. An emphasis will be placed on applying service-learning to 21st century skills. Please click here for more information and to apply. 

All Schools: New Online Resource for Teachers: “Journalists & 9/11”

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Sarah Burroughs

The 9/11 Tribute Center provides resources for teachers to explore the personal stories of 9/11 with their students. The newest online exhibit is “Journalists & 9/11: Reporting on Trauma.” On the morning of 9/11, New York journalists covered the biggest story of their lifetimes. Rushing in alongside first responders, their mission was to inform the public what was happening. They captured the images and sounds of history, but their exposure to such a traumatic environment resulted in profound choices as they each moved forward. It was watershed moment for New York-based media, facing uncharted territory in sensitively reporting on news that was both a local and international story. This unique collection includes in-depth interviews with journalists from a variety of media discussing how they responded to 9/11 and the impact their coverage had on their lives. An accompanying lesson plan is available free for download. For more information please click here.

All Schools: Guided School Visits at The Frick Collection

Event: Ongoing, Tuesdays through Fridays
Contact: Rachel Himes/212-547-0704

The Frick Collection invites students in grades 5-12 to study European painting, sculpture, and decorative art in the Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick. Guided by experienced museum educators, students will explore works of art through close observation and group discussion. For further information and to schedule a visit, please click here.