Teaching Resources

All Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (in chronological order)

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


All Schools: Celebrate Educators! a free open house event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2014
Event: September 12, 2014
Contact: Megan Kuensting at teachers@metmuseum.org

Connect, create, and recharge at The Metropolitan Museum of Art! Participate in gallery conversations and activities, exchange ideas during a pedagogy jam, explore ways digital beacons and mobile technology can support student learning, get free resources, and enjoy a reception. The event will be held on Friday, September 12 from 4-6pm at 1000 Fifth Avenue; enter the building through the ground level 82nd Street entrance. Please register here for this free event. Sign up here to share one way you are enhancing student learning through experiences with works of art during the event.


All Schools: Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection Educator Open House

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2014 and October 7, 2014
Event: September 15, 2014 and October 8, 2014
Contact: Brooklyn Connections at connections@bklynlibrary.org /718-230-2706

Join the Brooklyn Public Library on Monday, September 15 or Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6:00PM for a FREE Educator Open House at the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division and archive.
• Tour our facilities, including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle “morgue” and other restricted areas.
• View thousands of primary sources.
• Access our digital collections.
• Learn about class visits and the Brooklyn Connections program.
• Take home free copies of our educator resources.
Refreshments will be provided.  To register, click here.


All Schools: Participate in Dad's Take Your Child to School Day

Event: September 16, 2014
Contact: Melvin Alston /917-921-5036 or inforequest@dadstakeyourchildtoschoolday.com

Schools are invited to participate in the annual Dad's Take Your Child to School Day (DTYCTS) on September 16th to increase awareness of the importance of a father's involvement in their child's education. To participate in the annual DTYCTS, register your school here, plan the event, and provide a brief report on the activities your school held that day. If you need assistance or ideas to plan the event, review the Organizational Guide. Contact a member of the DTYCTS Core Team for assistance by sending a request to inforequest@dadstakeyourchildtoschoolday.com. For more information click here.


All Schools: Free Educator Open House at the Rubin Museum of Art

Registration Deadline: September 19, 2014
Event: September 19, 2014
Contact: Marilyn Casey at education@rmanyc.org

PreK-12 Educators are invited for a special evening of conversation and learning with fellow teachers.  Come meet Tibetan Buddhist monks from Namdroling Monastery in India and watch them create a traditional sand mandala. Learn how mandalas can connect to different subject areas, join us for an art-making workshop, and take a tour in the galleries. The evening includes a Q&A session with monks from Namdroling Monastery, talk about the mandalas in the permanent collection from curators and educators, free ongoing tours of the Rubin Museum, resources and ideas for the classroom, delicious refreshments and snacks, and much more!  The event takes place from 4:00-6:30PM at 132 W 17th Street. RSVP is required, call 212-620-5000 ext. 262. Visit this site for more information.


All Schools: Summer K-12 Educator Workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Event: May - August 2014
Contact: teachers@metmuseum.org 

The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum's collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Participants will apply curriculum topics and skills through experiences with works of art. Additionally, attendees will learn more about print and online resources for K–12 educators and develop a lesson plan tailored to their students' unique needs. To register for a workshop, please click here. For more information please call 212-570-3985 or email teachers@metmuseum.org.