Teaching Resources

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Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, July 22, 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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Educator Workshop Coupon

Event: July 24, 2014
Contact: teachers@metmuseum.org


This summer The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering each NYC Title 1 school two free admission coupons to a half-day K–12 educator workshop at the Museum; each coupon admits one educator. To take advantage of this opportunity view a list of upcoming programs online here, select the program you are interested in attending, and enter "Art1" in the coupon code field when you register for the program online. *Each coupon admits one educator. 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 July 9 through August 1, 2014.

All Schools: Summer PD Opportunities presented by the Special Education Office

Event: July 28, 2014 and several other workshop dates
Contact: Jessica Dickson

Educators are invited to participate in a variety of summer PD opportunities presented by the Special Education Office. For more information on these opportunities, please visit the PD website calendar. Click on the hyperlinked date below to register for the featured workshop. Email dswdellpd@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.
Assessment Throughout the Various Components of Tier 1 Literacy Instruction, Part One: July 28, 2014; 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Participants in this workshop will explore the various ways in which they can gain insight into what their students know and are able to do inside of their literacy programs. We will specifically look at how teachers can assess students in Read Alouds, Independent Reading, Guided Reading and Writing, Shared Reading and Writing, and Word Study. Click here to register.


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

Event: July 28-August 2, 2014; 9:00AM-4:00PM (Monday-Saturday)
Contact: Judith Hutton / 718-817-8140

Participants will hone their observation skills and ask questions using the backdrop of the garden grounds at The New York Botanical Garden.  We will explore how the physical beauty of nature can enhance students’ natural curiosity and provide an inquiry-based framework for learning.  Sessions provide cross-curriculum connections which emphasize the relationship between science and art while incorporating relevant links to literacy and the Common Core State Standards. The training is $200 including all curriculum materials and reproducible handouts. Three “P” in-service credits from the NYCDOE are available (additional fees and requirements apply).


All Schools: Developing Digital Literacies

Registration Deadline: July 28, 2014
Event: July 29, 2014; 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Contact: Monica Triana at 212-636-7729

How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals? As educators? How might we use digital tools to engage students in critical and creative thinking? How can we help students to understand technology as an aid to learning, rather than a distraction from it? Fordham University presents a workshop were participants will explore these questions and more as they consider the impact of technology on literacy.  Featured speakers include Sara Kajder, author of Adolescent Digital Literacies, Troy Hicks, author of Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing, and practicing NYC teachers who will share classroom demonstrations. A special breakout for administrators will focus on policies, practices, and possibilities in developing digital literacies at the school level.  For more details and to register, click here


All Schools: Project Chess Teacher Training Workshop

Event: August 1, 2014; 10:00AM – 3:00PM; located at John Ericsson Middle School 424 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact: Ron Boocock /212-643-0225 ext. 239

The Teacher Training Institute (TTI) is a program that teaches educators in New York how to implement a chess program at their school. Workshops have been created for educators who are new to playing and teaching chess, no experience with chess is required. For more than twenty years, Chess in the Schools has placed chess teachers in hundreds of schools to teach thousands of children how to play chess. The benefits of learning chess include increased reading comprehension, better problem solving skills, and even higher scores on standardized reading tests. Chess in the Schools wants to share its proven curriculum with you so that even more students can learn chess and improve their academic performance. The workshops and materials are provided at no cost to New York City public school teachers, principals and assistant principals. Each workshop participant will receive materials to start a chess club in their school or to use in their classroom. The chess materials include chess sets and boards, a step-by-step easy-to-follow curriculum, a chess demonstration board and chess workbooks. For further information, please visit this site. To register directly for a workshop, please click here.


All Schools: Global Competence Certificate (GCC) for Educators

Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
Event: September 2014 - December 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lofing /415-813-1681

The GCC is an online graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society, the GCC combines engaging and interactive online coursework, immersive fieldwork with partners across the globe, and collaborative practice groups with interdisciplinary peers. Participants earn a Certificate in Global Competence plus either 48 Continuing Education Units or 12 Graduate Credits. More information and the application are available here.


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.


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.