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Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (in chronological order)

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All Schools: Peer Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation Skills Trainings

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2015
Event: July 2015
Contact: Michael DiSchiavi

The Office of Safety and Youth Development is offering professional development in conflict resolution to educators teaching grades 4 and above. Schools are invited to send teachers to participate in the Peer Mediation course, and are invited to send teachers, counselors, and/or deans to the Collaborative Negotiation Skills training. Teachers who take the Peer Mediation course will return to their schools prepared to establish a peer mediation center. Educators who attend the Collaborative Negotiation Skills course will be prepared to teach negotiation skills to students. The two courses will be offered over six sessions during the following cohorts: Cohort 1: July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21, and Cohort 2: July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. Please note that participants cannot attend both trainings during one cohort. All courses will be from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. in Manhattan. Participants have the option to take the training as P credit, PD credit, or for a training rate. Further details are available here

All Schools: Summer Workshops at the New-York Historical Society: The Art of Al Hirschfeld

Event: July 7, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Learn how to integrate legendary paintings and drawings from The Art of Al Hirschfeld into your curriculum as we examine his artwork as a portrait of 20th century America with connections to pop culture, politics, and current events. Coffee will be served. This event will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). $15 per person. To register, email or call 212-485-9256.

All Schools: Summer Youth Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Event: July 7 to August 28, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lagasse/646-757-5558

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is pleased to offer new youth programs this summer. Explore artifacts, share ideas, and consider different themes connected to 9/11 by participating in a 90-minute Youth Tour of the Memorial and Museum or one of our Artifacts + Activities offerings. All programs are in English, led by our education staff, and are free with admission. Programs occur rain or shine, click here for more information about summer programs. Click here to register or call 212-266-5200.

All Schools: Attend a Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Sylviane Diouf

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2015
Event: July 9, 2015
Contact: Kissa Thompson

Educators are invited to attend a book signing and presentation by Dr. Sylviane Diouf hosted by the NYCDOE and the National Archives at NYC as part of the “History Talks!” learning series. Dr. Sylviane Diouf, a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library and an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora, will discuss new research on black resistance to slavery in the United States and American Maroons. This event will take place on July 9th from 4:00–6:00p.m. All participants will receive a free, signed copy of Dr. Diouf's book Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons. Space is limited. To attend, please register here.

All Schools: 2015 Summer Course: Bolstering Learning through Building Social-Emotional Competencies

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2015
Event: July 13, 2015 through July 28, 2015
Contact: Arlean Wells/212-879-4900 ext;330

This course will offer an in-depth look at social-emotional development as it relates to success in school and in life. Research linking academic success to these two areas will be highlighted, including current perspectives on how social-emotional skill-building and common core standards align. In addition, this course will discuss how social-emotional development can become derailed, and what professionals can do to help students get “on track.” Participants will come away with a deeper conceptual framework as well as practical techniques to apply in their work with children. The course consists of 6 sessions and will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays starting Monday, July 13th through Tuesday, July 28th. The course will be held at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, 936 Broadway, 3rd floor. Registration fee is $250. For further information and to register, please click here. Please note; participants who want to receive 3 ASPDP credits for this course would have to register at the ASPDP website first and then register with the Ackerman Institute for the Family. 

All Schools: Multisensory Learning at the Metropolitan Museum

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2015
Event: July 9, 2015

Explore how we learn through our senses. Participate in touch, movement, and other sensory experiences and consider ways these approaches support learning in the classroom and museum. General education and special education teachers are encouraged to attend. This program is part of ADA@25, a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fee: $25 (includes instruction, materials, and coffee). Click here to register.

All Schools: Newly Assigned Institute: Creating an Effective Library Program

Registration Deadline: July 13, 2015
Event: August 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2015
Contact: Elizabeth Naylor-Gutierrez

New librarians are supported through the Newly Assigned Institute: Creating an Effective Library Program (CELP), a series of four workshops from the Office of Library Services designed exclusively for librarians and teachers newly assigned to the library (those who have been in the library position for less than one year, specifically September 2015 will be their first or second September in the position). The sessions are built around the Danielson Framework and the August dates are the first two sessions for two cohorts. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions (Sessions 3 & 4 will be held on January 27 and March 30, respectively) and will receive the teacher training rate for the summer dates. For further information and to register, please click here.

All Schools: Summer Workshops at the New-York Historical Society: Revolutionary Friends: Washington and Lafayette

Event: July 16, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

How did a Virginia plantation owner and a French aristocrat form a long-lasting friendship and lead a revolution? Learn about George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette and develop a new appreciation for the power of leadership – and friendship – in history. This workshop will include a visit to the exhibition Lafayette’s Hermione: Voyage 2015. Coffee will be served. This event will be held on Thursday, July 16 from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). Fee of $15 per person. To register, email or call 212-485-9256.

All Schools: Join the New York Botanical Garden's Teacher Training: Botany in the Garden

Registration Deadline: July 17, 2015
Event: July 20-25, 2015
Contact: Judith Hutton/718-817-8140

Join us to learn the science behind the beautiful collections and exhibits of plants at the New York Botanical Garden. We will use inquiry methods, including observation, experimentation, research and the resources of the Garden to construct understandings about different kinds of plants, how plants grow and reproduce and the role plants play in ecology. Teachers will connect science learning to literacy throughout the course, with attention to disciplinary literacy in approaching science texts, and using argument and evidence in writing and speaking about science. To register, contact Judith Hutton.

All Schools: Join the New York Botanical Garden's Teacher Training: The Art of Science

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2015
Event: July 27-August 1, 2015
Contact: Judith Hutton/718-817-8140

Discover how to help your students experience the wonder of the outdoors through both art and science. Participants will hone observation skills and ask questions using the backdrop of the garden grounds and the work of Frida Kahlo in a temporary exhibition as inspiration. Through research, experimentation, and inquiry we will explore how the physical beauty of nature can enhance students’ natural curiosity. Please contact Judith Hutton for more information.

All Schools: Girls Inc. of New York City Wants To Reach Your Students!

Event: Ongoing through July 31, 2015
Contact: Krystal Cason/212.531.7620; ext. 402 

Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equips girls to achieve academically, lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages, and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. We have curriculum in the following areas: Health & Sexuality, Media Literacy, Economic Literacy, Self-Defense, Leadership & Community Action, Substance Abuse Prevention, College Readiness, STEM, and Sports. The semester begins the week of September 21st and runs through the week of December 21st. Program Fee: $3,350.00 for 13 weeks/hours of program. The program can serve two separate groups of 25 girls, up to 50 girls max. The program can take place during school day hours to supplement for electives, or as an after school club/enrichment. Sign your school up today; space is limited. Click here to visit the website. For more information and to register, click here.