Elementary Schools

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

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Elementary Schools: Join the New York Botanical Garden's Teacher Training: Seedlings Institute for K-2nd Grade Educators

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2015
Event: July 6-11, 2015
Contact: Judith Hutton/718-817-8140

Created for teachers of grades K-2, this dynamic program makes science fun through hands-on inquiry-based activities. Teachers discover how to make the garden an extension of their classroom, while enriching their curriculum with background content and activities that address interdisciplinary standards. Teachers will be provided with new ideas for integrating science across their curriculum. Instructors provide support for participants as they create age appropriate lessons to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. This class runs Monday-Saturday 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., and involves extensive outdoor walking. Please contact Judith Hutton or call 718-817-8140 for more information.

Elementary and Middle Schools: Join the New York Botanical Garden's Teacher Training: Plant, Learn and Grow: Gardening 201

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2015
Event: July 13-18, 2015
Contact: Judith Hutton/718-817-8140

Strengthen student engagement using your school garden! These workshops are designed to provide classroom teachers of grades 3-8 with practical skills, content knowledge and improved confidence to integrate a garden into the school-learning environment. Participants will learn how to connect planting and maintenance to the learning process. This Institute is crucial for integrating a garden throughout an interdisciplinary curriculum. The workshop will be held Monday though Saturday, July 13-18, from 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. For questions, contact Judith Hutton.

Elementary and Middle Schools: New York City Writing Project Summer Open Institute

Registration Deadline: July 13, 2015
Event: July 13-16, 2015
Contact: Mallory McMahon

The New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) will host a Summer Open Institute for teachers of grades K-8 from July 13-16th, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Open Institutes are designed to meet the needs of new teachers, teachers new to Writing Project work, or those interested in learning more about the NYCWP’s student-centered ways of approaching literacy instruction in all subject areas.  Focuses include student engagement; support of literacy development; and strategies to develop student strengths, reach strugglers, support those with diverse language needs (ELLs) and motivate reluctant students. There is a $200 fee for the four 6-hour days. To register, click here. Click here for more information.