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Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (in chronological order)

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All Schools: Global Competence Certificate Program at Teachers College

Application Deadlines: May 20, August 2 and November 15, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Boyle

If you are an educator who is looking to bring global issues into your classroom in a way that is meaningful and transformative for students, seeking to enhance your teaching practice and who is striving to develop teacher-leadership skills, then you are the ideal candidate for the groundbreaking new Global Competence Certificate program at Teachers College. Click here for more information about the program and application process.

All Schools: STEM Class Tours: Reservoir Tour for School Groups

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2015
Event: April – June, 2015
Contact: Matt Malina

NYC H2O offers walking tours of the City’s historic reservoirs in all five boroughs. These include the Central Park Reservoir (Manhattan), the Ridgewood Reservoir (Brooklyn), the Silver Lake Reservoir (Staten Island), Baisley Pond (Queens) and the Jerome Park Reservoir (Bronx). Each of these reservoirs has its own dramatic story of how it supplied the city with drinking water. H2O's team of talented, dynamic tour guides engage students in outdoor activities that explain how these reservoirs were built so that the city could grow. Students learn how the parks were built to protect the reservoirs when they get to experience these seldom visited, yet public 'natural' treasures. The tours are free; reservations require a $25 deposit, refunded once your class completes the tour. For more information, click here.

All Schools: Attend the Thirteenth Annual Outstanding Educators of the Year

Nomination Deadline: May 20, 2015
Event: June 24, 2015
Contact: Dr. Pola Rosen/917-375-0497

Education Update is proud to celebrate out thirteenth year of honoring teachers and administrators who excel in enriching the lives of students in classrooms around the city every day. We are also honoring three Distinguished Leaders, including Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who have spent their lives dedicated to education. We request that superintendents and administrators nominate principals, assistant principals and supervisors and that principals and assistant principals nominate teachers. To make a nomination by May 20th, click here. Final decisions will be made by our illustrious Advisory Council of regents, college presidents, deans, administrators, professors and union leaders. The event will be held at The Harvard Club, 27 W. 44th St., from 9-10:30a.m. (breakfast included).

All Schools: Brooklyn Museum Teacher Leadership Program: “The Power of the Unexpected

Event: May 21, 2015
Contact: Rachel Ropeik/718-501-6228

The most memorable learning experiences are often the ones that come out of the blue as a surprise. At a moment when teachers are being asked to think about differentiated learning and to make learning stick, discover some examples of unexpected museum learning that can help us work with all kinds of students. During this program, we'll participate in fun and surprising teaching experiments in the Brooklyn Museum galleries and see how they might translate to the classroom. This free monthly series of workshops helps teachers engage with our collections and exhibitions. We welcome educators in all subject areas who are ready to experiment with new and unexpected teaching ideas. Please come at 4:00p.m. for coffee, snacks, and conversation. We'll begin promptly at 4:30p.m. Please register in advance by clicking here or by phone 718-501-6236.

All Schools: Using Formative Assessment to Support Students with Disabilities and Diverse Learners in the Math and Science Classroom

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2015
Event: May 22, 2015
Contact: Jessica Dickson

In this full-day professional learning workshop, participants will further develop their capacity to implement high quality formative assessment practices both in their classrooms and as a school community. Participants will learn how to use formative assessment data to differentiate instruction to support ‎students with disabilities in the math and science classroom as well as how to utilize this assessment data to articulate present levels of performance and support effective progress monitoring of annual goals‎ in the IEP. This workshop is designed for general and special educators of math/science as well as teacher team leaders and school-based administrators. Click here to register.

All Schools: Attend Madison Square Garden’s 10th Annual Anti-Bullying School Day

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2015
Event: May 27, 2015
Contact: Cameron Nichols/212-631-5238

The New York Liberty and Madison Square Garden will host its 10th Annual Anti-Bullying School Day on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00a.m. Participating schools will experience an affordable, fun, and educational trip at the end of the school year. The event includes an anti-bullying speaker during halftime who will discuss the effects of bullying amongst children in schools and on the playground. In addition, each school will be sent educational workbooks that tie academics into sports and the Liberty. The deposit to secure your school's attendance is $200. For more information, email Cameron Nichols.

All Schools: Pizza & PD at the New-York Historical Society: Learning History Through Maps

Event: May 21, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Navigate your way through history with a deep dive into the New-York Historical Society’s map collection. Explore maps, atlases, and guidebooks from the Dutch period through the 20th century and come away with strategies for strengthening your students’ map skills. Pizza will be served. This event will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). Fee: $15 per person. To register, email or call 212-485-9256.

All Schools: Connecting Collections

Application Deadline: May 22, 2015
Event: July 13 – July 17, 2015

Learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting modern and contemporary art in New York City's premier art museums. This summer institute for educators of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) is cohosted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Participants will: learn and apply object-based teaching strategies, build confidence incorporating modern and contemporary art into lesson plans, and utilize great works of art as forums for interdisciplinary investigations. This week-long educator workshop takes place from July 13th–17th from 10:00a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, and is sold as one unit (individual dates cannot be purchased). Up to forty participants will be accepted. Fee: $425 (includes instruction, materials, and lunch). To apply, click here.

All Schools: Professional Learning with the Apollo Theater

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015

Join the Apollo Theater Education Program for an all-day professional learning workshop to explore the power of music in teaching and learning. Environment has inspired music of every genre. Inspiration can be found in a variety of places and often grows from one’s own environment and personal experience. Key questions discussed in this workshop include: Why and in what ways do people express themselves through music? What can we learn about society and/or culture by analyzing song lyrics and rhythms? Workshop activities will provide you with a number of strategies for engaging your students in interdisciplinary study of the Arts, ELA, and Social Studies. Fee of $50 per person; includes all program materials, light breakfast and lunch. This event takes place on Thursday, June 4th from 8:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. at 253 West 125th street. For further information and to register, click here.

All Schools: We Are ALL Teachers: A Day of Professional Learning For, By, and With Educators

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
Event: June 6, 2015
Contact: Asa Angel /212-323-9511

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning invites all New York City teachers, coaches, and assistant principals to attend We Are ALL Teachers: A Day of Professional Learning For, By, and With Educators. The morning sessions will offer content specific support and resources and the afternoon will be an edcamp experience (a new unconference model built on participation and collaboration) with peer-led workshops where educators take center stage to share, interact and learn together. Chancellor Fariña will offer opening remarks. The conference will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 8:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel (333 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201). Please register for the event here by May 29th. Please note per session is available for this event and applications must be received by June 5th. Teachers must apply to circular #343 here and Assistant Principals must apply to circular #342 here. For questions, please email with the subject line “June 6 Educator Conference”. For all Per Session questions please also note the circular number in the subject line.

All Schools: "Asians Never Fail": Connecting History, Identity, & the Model Minority Myth at the Museum of Chinese in America

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Joy Liu/212-619-4785

Stereotypes often mask the complexity and diversity that exists within each of us. Gain a deeper understanding of the Asian Pacific American (APA) student experience and multicultural education as you discover the origin and impact of the “model minority” myth through gallery activities, guest speakers and facilitated discussions. Create and obtain classroom resources and teaching strategies as you collaborate with peers, APA advocates, and community leaders to deconstruct stereotypes rooted in history, legislation, and social structures. The event will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 10:00a.m.-1:30p.m. at 215 Centre Street and costs $20 per person and $16 for members. Click here to download and view flyer. For further information and to register, please click here.

All Schools: Attend the Second Annual Developing Digital Literacies Conference

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2015
Event: July 22, 2015
Contact: Kristen Turner

Teachers and administrators are invited to attend the second annual Developing Digital Literacies Conference at Fordham-Lincoln Center. This professional learning opportunity will feature a keynote by Google product manager and co-founder of Google Docs, Jonathan Rochelle. In addition, teachers from K-12 schools will share their practice in classroom demonstrations. Please refer to this document and this virtual flyer for registration and event details.

All Schools: Family Performance— "WAVES" with Third Coast Percussion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Event: May 31, 2015
Contact: Ariel Greene/212-570-3961

How do music, science, and art mix? Experience a fun, interactive performance that explores the science behind sound through live video projections, and then make music together! For families with children ages 3–11. For more information, click here

All Schools: BuildaBridge Annual Institute for Arts and Transformation

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2015
Event: June 3-12, 2015
Contact: Anna Bohl-Fabian/215-842-0428

Now in its 14th year, the BuildaBridge Annual Institute is a training and applied research academy designed to prepare practitioners to integrate the arts effectively in education, social services and community development. Courses are offered in one or two consecutive days with evening arts workshops. Act 48 and CMTE credits are available for select courses. Courses include: Foundations for Trauma-Informed Art-Making, Arts-Based Education, Arts, Creativity and Human Development, Arts in Healing, Arts-Based Assessment, and many more. The event will be held from Wednesday, June 3rd to Friday, June 12th at Eastern University’s Falls Center Campus located in Philadelphia, PA. For further information and to register, please click here.

All Schools: August 2015 Teacher Lab: Discovering Classroom Resources with the Brooklyn Public Library

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event: August 10-21, 2015

Do you wish you had more time to explore new resources for your classroom? Want training on the research skills your students need with the Common Core Learning Standards? Interested in learning how to better find information online? Need help navigating the best online archives for primary sources? Want to get your students reading more informational texts? Let the Brooklyn Public Library help you! This August, the Brooklyn Public Library will host its second annual Teacher Lab. This course will introduce teachers to a wide range of teaching and learning resources for practical use in the classroom. Click here to learn more.

All Schools: Attend the Free Conference: NYC Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event: June 8, 2015
Contact: Leanne Ellis/212-356-8553

Find out how you can partner with your museum, historical society and cultural institution to learn about programs that excite and engage students in authentic learning experiences, teacher professional learning opportunities and workshops, high-quality resources, and how to book a visit. The event will be held on Monday, June 8th from 8:30a.m.-3:00pm at the NY Historical Society on 79th Street and Central Park West. For further information and to register, please click here.                                                                               

All Schools: Music Educators Workshop - Extended Deadline

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event: September 2015 - May 2016
Contact: Aaron Siegel/212-903-9634

Join your fellow ensemble directors from around New York City for Carnegie Hall’s 2015-16 Music Educators Workshop; a learning community that meets once a month from September 2015 through May 2016. NYCDOE P-credit is available for interested teachers. The application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2015. For more information, click here.

All Schools: Jazz at Lincoln Center: New Teacher Credit Professional Development

Event: June 1, 8, 15 and 22 2015
Contact: Monica Triana/212-636-7729

A new joint initiative for educators will begin in January, focusing on professional development sessions presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s higher education program, Swing University. These sessions are designed to help educators become better listeners. Talented faculty will introduce participants to sounds new and classic, illuminating the music's history and placing it within a modern context. Fordham’s Graduate School of Education will conduct workshops on the NY State Arts Common Core Learning Standards. Professional Development units will be given to all participants. Click here for more information.

All Schools: STEM Chancellor’s Day at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Alex Tronolone/347-381-3700

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was the U.S. Navy's premier ship repair and building facility for over 150 years, from 1801-1966. Today the Navy Yard is again a national leader, this time in sustainable manufacturing and design. It is home to over 300 businesses, including numerous cutting-edge design and manufacturing companies. This year, the Brooklyn Historical Society/BLDG 92 team is proud to launch a brand new STEM program: Seeing Green: Sustainable Building & Design at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Join us on Chancellor’s Day for a lively workshop building on the research behind the new school program. The day will include presentations from innovators in the field of 21st century manufacturing and design, hands on curriculum activities, and a behind the scenes tour of the Yard. For more information and to register, please click here. If you teach in a school in City Council District 33 or 35, you may be eligible for free admission to this professional learning opportunity. Please contact Alex Tronolone for more information.

All Schools: Tenement Museum Industrialization Teacher Workshop

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Adam Steinberg

Registration is open for the Tenement Museum’s June 4th teacher workshop. In this Industrialization Workshop, teachers examine the jobs immigrants often do and consider how the Industrial Revolution affected employment opportunities and empowered workers to take some control over their livelihood. The workshop will be held at the Visitors Center, 103 Orchard Street, corner of Delancey. For questions, contact Senior Education Associate Adam Steinberg at To register, contact Visitor Services Associate Colin Kennedy at Registration costs $100/teacher. To be considered for a scholarships for this workshop, please click here.

All Schools: Chancellor’s Day PD at Brooklyn Historical Society

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Alex Tronolone/347-381-3700

Join us at Brooklyn Historical Society this Chancellor's Day for a nuanced study of the Civil War highlighting the personal experiences of a range of Brooklynites, including women, African Americans, and recent immigrants. Participants will have an opportunity to view two exhibits: Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom and Personal Correspondents. Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement—ordinary residents, black and white—who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. Personal Correspondents features the voices of Brooklynites who fought in the Civil War through letters, post cards, cartes des visites and broadsides. Participants will hear from a scholar and leave with practical, hands-on pedagogical skills based on our new, primary source-rich curriculum, “Civil War: Voices from Brooklyn.” For further information and to register, please click here.

All Schools: Uncommon Schools Presents: Teach Like a Champion  

Event: June 3, 2015 
Contact: Hannah Shirey  

Come learn the latest technique from a team that is revolutionizing teaching nationwide! Uncommon Schools and its Teach Like a Champion team are committed to finding out what enables great instruction and sharing these best practices with practitioners from around the world. This session trains teachers in the technique of Art of the Sentence, a new addition to Teach Like a Champion 2.0. Educators will learn to guide students to synthesize a complex idea into a single, well-crafted sentence, increasing the specificity and complexity of their writing, as well as the depth of student thinking.

All Schools: Activist New York: Chancellor’s Day Educator Workshop at the Museum of the City of New York

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Maeve Montalvo/212-534-167; ext. 3492

Join the Museum of the City of New York and educational group Facing History and Ourselves, a leader in the field of history, civics, and social-emotional education, to learn how to create a more informed and thoughtful classroom community. Participants will explore the Activist New York exhibition and leave with materials to use in the classroom, teaching strategies essential for fulfilling Common Core literacy tasks, and inspiration to nurture your students' sense of civic agency. This Chancellor’s Day workshop will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. Workshop Fee $60; includes breakfast and materials. Register here.

All Schools: Morgan Library & Museum: Free Chancellor’s Conference Day Workshop for Teachers

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Jacqueline Smith/212-685-0008; ext. 509

Imagine your students’ work on display in a world-class art museum. Every year NYC public school teachers and students (grades 3-9) work together with the Morgan to write, illustrate and create their own books. The winning books are showcased in a public installation at the museum. The Morgan invites teachers to a free all-day professional development workshop where they will discover the Morgan Book Project as a complement to the Common Core State Standards and a resource for meeting the professional criteria outlined in Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument. The Morgan Book Project is free for Title I NYC public schools. Participating teachers are eligible for P-credit. The event will take place on Thursday, June 4 from 9:00a.m. until 3:30p.m. at the Morgan, 225 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016. Breakfast will be provided. Please register early by emailing, as space is limited.

All Schools: Chancellor’s Day at the New-York Historical Society: The Civil Rights Movement

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Featuring a keynote by historian Yohuru Williams and a tour of Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, this full-day workshop will offer new content, resources, and activities that will enrich your teaching of the Civil Rights Movement. Coffee will be served. This event will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 8:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). Fee: $35 per person. To register, email or call 212-485-9256.

All Schools: Metropolitan Museum of Art Educator Workshop: Ask Big Questions: Learning Lab

Event: June 4, 2015

How might the pursuit of answers to big questions transform student learning? Join peers from a range of disciplines for a day of learning, experimentation, deep thinking, and fun. Please click here to register.
Fee: $45 per person.

All Schools: Opportunity to Attend Giselle Martin-Kniep's Speaking Engagement on Professional Learning Communities

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015 
Event: June 9, 2015 

The Speaker Series, presented by the Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning (OICL), is an opportunity for educators to engage in interactive professional learning with some of the nation’s leading educational experts. This is the last of the three-hour, after school sessions for the 2014-2015 school year, held once a month and focusing on a range of instructional topics relevant to schools and aligned to the Chancellor’s Framework for Great Schools. Giselle Martin-Kniep is the author of Communities that Learn, Lead and Last. At this session, Giselle will focus on professional learning communities that create a coherent vision of assessment across a school by engaging school leaders in the collective identification of under-assessed outcomes. Click here to register by June 5th or for more information, visit the OICL Speaker Series Page here.

All Schools: 2015 ELL Parent Conference                                  

Event: Ongoing through June 10
Contact: David Pena or Yalitza Vasquez Johnson/212-374-2421

The Department of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS) is excited to announce the Spring 2015 ELL Borough Parent Conferences. The conferences will offer parents and guardians of English Language Learners (ELLs) and former ELLs valuable information about program options, how to support their children academically, and practical insights about exciting summer learning opportunities available to them in New York City. To learn more about the parent conferences and where families can register, please click here.

All Schools: Save the Date! Summer STEM Institute 

Registration Deadline: June 26, 2015 
Event: July 7-9, 2015 
Contact: Rosanna Castro

The NYCDOE is offering a three-day PreK – 12 Summer STEM Institute for teacher-teams (2 or 3 educators) who are interested in integrating STEM education into their school’s curriculum. Teacher teams who participate in this Institute will have opportunities to learn instructional strategies across the core disciplines. Teachers and/or their assistant principals are encouraged to attend the Institute launch from 9:00-11:00a.m. on July 7th and are invited to register for one or all of the workshops with their teacher team. The Summer STEM Institute will take place at Stuyvesant High School from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. on July 7-9th. Note that teachers who participate will be paid at the per session rate for a total of 15 hours upon completion of this three-day Institute. Registration for the Institute will open on May 29th, 2015. For questions, email Rosanna Castro.