This school year we are offering each Title 1 school in Manhattan two free admission coupons to a K–12 educator workshop (half-day or after-school) at the Museum; each coupon admits one educator. To take advantage of this opportunity view a list of upcoming programs online, select the program you are interested in attending, and enter "NYC1" in the coupon code field when you register for the program online. Coupons will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. A representative from the Museum will contact you if the two coupons for your school have already been used. Coupons must be entered during the online registration process; coupons cannot be applied retroactively. This promotion is valid for programs that take place between January 1, 2014 through June 26, 2014.
Service in Schools is excited to present a teacher-led professional development focused on the implementation of service-learning in your school and classroom! Have great ideas around service-learning but unsure on how to implement them in your classroom? Need fresh ideas for your advisory group? Curious how NYC educators are incorporating service-learning in their school? Looking for service-learning programs to tie into your curriculum? The Service in Schools Spring Professional Development will answer these questions and more! Attendees can expect to:• Participate in teacher-led workshops to learn how your peers implement service in their classrooms• Learn the nuts & bolts that go into developing a service-learning curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels• Discover ways to build a culture of service and service-learning within your school community• Meet with community organizations • Receive FREE resources to support service-learning in your school• Hear from a special surprise guest speakerClick here to register! Space is limited, register early. Refreshments will be served
Learn how literature in the 1930s—including novels and poems—was used as a tool by those with a radical political ideology to advance their agenda on behalf of the working class. This event will take place at the Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. Register here.
All K-12 students are invited to submit designs in the 5th annual School Wellness Poster Contest. The contest focuses on the physical and mental health benefits of eating nutritious food, being physically fit and having adequate sleep. The winning designs will be displayed in schools citywide, and schools with winning entries will receive up to $500 of wellness equipment/materials. The deadline for contest entries has been extended to Friday, March 7, 2014. Full details are found here. For further information contact the Office of School Wellness Programs at email@example.com.
KiNY Foundation is looking for students who fit the below requirements to apply for the chance to receive a $100 scholarship. Apply today!Scholarship Requirements: 1) Age 10-19 Years Old (5th grade-12th grade). 2) Recommendation letter from a school official (Principal, Guidance Counselor, Teacher) and completed application. 3) 500 word, typed, double spaced essay on one of the following topics: • History behind the State of New York and what your borough means to you and the changes you would like to see within your borough. • Research and discuss a country or continent where education is not priority or encouraged, and what the United States of America means to and for you. • Define “Opportunity”. Is it given, taken or created? How do you determine which opportunities to take, accept, create or walk away from? • Is an education a right or a privilege? Research some views on the subject. 4) Grades B average and above. Visit http://www.kinyfoundation.webs.com/ for more information.
At the turn of the twentieth century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West. Discuss key works featured in the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 with a curator and learn strategies for engaging students with works on view in the American Wing. There is a fee of $25. Please click here to register online. The following Common Core and National Learning Standards will be addressed. Common Core State Standards: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7) National Learning Standards: Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801–1861) (NSS-USH.5-12.4) Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures (NA-VA.9-12.4)
This program offers educators strategies, pedagogy and instruction to teach and raise awareness about the Holocaust. Classroom materials and resources will be reviewed and participants will attend workshops and receive In-Service credit. Workshop topics include: -Holocaust Curricula update: Writings and documents from the Holocaust and how to incorporate these resources into lesson plans -Survivors as Eyewitnesses: Personal accounts of children of Survivors -Using Survivor testimonies in the classroom Participants will receive complimentary educational resources. This program is free of charge - breakfast and lunch are included. For more information view this flyer.
Educators are invited to join us for this event. Abigail Adams and Betsy Ross weren’t the only females who contributed to the American Revolution. What roles did average women play? How crucial were their contributions? Join noted historian and CUNY Graduate Center Professor Carol Berkin, author of Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, for a glass of wine and a chance to find out just what these female patriots accomplished. The workshop will be held at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024. It will run from 4:30-6:30p.m. and cost $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Wine and cheese will be served. To register, visit: this site. For more information, visit: nyhistory.org/education.
The Office of Arts and Special Projects will sponsor a workshop for newly assigned Arts Education Liaisons to assist with creating strategies and learning the basics to proposal writing as well as effectively utilizing the resources of the Foundation Center for your school. Experienced Arts Education Liaisons are also welcome to refresh their knowledge and gain new insight to proposal writing for the arts. Please register here.
The Pass It On Project follows a group of Brooklyn 8th graders on a road trip to the sites of the Civil Rights Movement during the summer following President Obama's 2009 inauguration. After the screening, educators can participate in a Q&A with the producer. To register, click here
Bring the world of Citizen Science to your students! It involves exciting opportunities for students to engage in the process of authentic research. Participants will learn STEM (science technology engineering and math) content directly linked to the NYC Scope & Sequence and practical skills necessary to successfully design a unit of study that integrates Citizen Science to support instruction. **This course involves extensive walking**
This conference is designed to provide professional development to enhance mathematics teaching and learning. Come join us to take advantage of these opportunities: • Choose from hands-on and demonstration sessions for new and experienced educators. • Network with other educators.• Receive great classroom activities and ideas to support the Common Core Learning Standards. • Exchange ideas with others who are trying new techniques in their classrooms. • Return to your classroom with a renewed enthusiasm for teaching.• Meet with Exhibitors for resources.• Explore ways to use technology in your classroomThe keynote address, "Welcome to the Dream: The Hope of a Purpose-Driven Integrated STEM Curriculum," will be given by F. Joseph Merlino, President, The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education. A certificate for 5 hours of professional development will be awarded to you for your attendance. General Registration Cost: $25.00 if you register by March 18, 2014. On-Site and Late registration will be $30.00. The registration fee includes breakfast and refreshments.
The Clearpool Partner School Program for Environmental Science and Experiential Learning offers an array of activities to enhance your in-school curriculum. Nature-based education, experiential learning and exciting team-building exercises take place in our 350-acre “living classroom” where students can study environmental science, nature and wildlife, and conservation issues. Programming is based on a school’s curriculum needs and budget, and typically consists of multiple trips to the Clearpool Campus over a period of time such as, a semester or even a full school year. Less intensive programs are available but all Partner Schools must commit to a minimum of 2 full-day programs (two single day trips or an overnight trip). In addition, Partner Schools are required to participate in pre- and post-trip activities and assessments. Scholarship Opportunity! New York City schools and programs in districts with limited funds are eligible for up to $75,000 in scholarship funds toward a customized education program at Clearpool. All Partner School Program requirements apply to scholarship applicants. Funding is limited and applications are evaluated based on the needs of the students, potential impact on their learning, cost of the program selected, and the potential for meaningful collaboration. Partner School Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. Click the application and introduction letter. Completed applications must be signed by the school principal and superintendent, and returned by March 31, 2014.
Performance Residency for Instrumental School Programs for grades 3-12. Apply today to put “the brightest, most promising postgraduate musicians the city has to offer” (The New York Times) in your classroom. As part of a competitive two-year program, fellows of Ensemble ACJW are partnered with instrumental music specialists in NYC public schools for in-depth residencies focused on creative approaches to student-centered musical skill-building. Each year, Ensemble ACJW partner schools benefit from the following:• Professional artist (ACJW fellow) for a 25-day performance residency, focusing on student-centered musical skill-building through creative approaches to skills-based work• Two assembly ensemble performances• $500 materials stipend• Concert tickets to performances at Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School • Group tour of Carnegie Hall• Five professional development sessions for partner instrumental music specialists• Administrative support from ACJW staffTo learn more about the benefits of being an ACJW Partner School visit this site. Click here to apply online.
For more than 35 years, The Toby Nussbaum Jewish Heritage Writing Contest has encouraged cross-cultural dialogue and understanding among New York City youth. For the 2014 contest, NYC public school students grades 4 – 12 are asked to submit original writings which respond to the theme "L’Dor VaDor: Generation to Generation." Nine winners, three from grades 4-5, three from grades 6-8 and three from grades 9-12, will receive a cash reward. Winners will also be honored at a ceremony taking place at City Hall in June, hosted by the Chancellor; the ceremony date will be announced in the spring. If you know of a student who may be interested in participating in this contest, please have them visit http://www.jcrcny.org/ for more details.
NYC Parks offers free Recreation Center memberships for students age 17 and under and low cost annual memberships for adults and seniors. This year, schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Fitness Challenge. Participating schools will have an opportunity to host a free 12-week fitness class if they sign up 100 youth and 10 adults for Recreation Center memberships. In order for your school to receive credit, you must sign up with your school’s representative. Families are also welcome to enroll directly with their local Recreation Center if their school is not participating in the Fitness Challenge. To learn more about the Fitness Challenge 2014 view this flyer, call 212- 360-3336 or e-mail Jennifer.Jennings@parks.nyc.gov. For more information about NYC Parks Recreation Centers visit nyc.gov/parks.
Visit www.schoolandyouth.org/nyc to learn about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients Campaign. This three-week community service-learning program is designed for students to work together to aid in the fight against blood cancers. Students collect spare change during the spring. LLS provides all materials schools need to run the program. Prizes & Incentives: Schools raising $500 receive a Domino’s pizza party for the top class; Schools raising $1,000 receive gift cards for school supplies; Top fundraising prizes include a Mets game and a Fox Five Studio tour.
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.
All Schools: Monthly Inquiry-to-Action Team Professional Development
DSWDELL is partnering with the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project (TCICP) to support New York City educators and leaders to design flexible services for all students through Inquiry-to-Action Team workshops. Click here to learn about the opportunities for the October through June, once-per-month Instructional Inquiry-to-Action teams that include topics such as: Principals’ Inquiry Team (K-12), Positive Approaches to Student Behavior (K-5), Literacy Practices in the Inclusive Classroom (K-5 and 6-12), Universal Design for Learning: Accessible Curriculum (K-12), Building Community and Peer Supports in the Classroom (K-5), Collaboration and Co-Planning (K-12), Engaging Learners Through Youth Culture (6-12), Restorative Justice Approaches (6-12), Technology in the Classroom (K-12).
Is your attendance stuck in a rut? Can't figure out how to get those 25 students to attend school more regularly? Schools looking for new approaches to reduce chronic absenteeism are encouraged to attend a Study Visit at one of 15 Model Schools that have, for the last three years, used exemplary strategies to drive attendance improvement. Dates and locations of study visits are available on the attendance page of the Principals' Portal.
Contact: Jessica Dickson
Principals, teachers, school staff, and other school leaders can learn about Universal Design for Learning through five archived webinars available here. These webinars present a framework for designing curriculum that addresses learner variability in every classroom.