The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) will host the third session of the citywide professional development trainings for all pre-K lead teachers, assistant teachers and/or paraprofessionals. The training is a 3-hour session on Thursday, January 29th. All sessions offered by the DECE will focus on the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core learning standards with an emphasis on literacy and language development in pre-K and culturally responsive practice. CBECCs and District Schools will work in partnership during all professional development. Space is limited. Use this registration link to register no later than 4pm on January 22. Please note, each attendee must register separately using their individual email address. Please note: When you register for Citywide PD, you will be given the opportunity to also register for the Supplemental Authentic Assessment Training— a 2 ½ hour long supplemental authentic assessment training on collecting evidence (i.e. observations, student work, photos). The supplemental training in authentic assessments will be at various locations throughout the city in the morning and afternoons, but may require travel from your designated citywide PD location.*The supplemental training in authentic assessments for Pre-K for All programs is recommended for new lead teachers and/or teachers who are new to using an authentic assessment tool.
Join Children's Museum of Manhattan, Let's Move Faith and Communities, Let's Move! Child Care, and Let's Move! Museums & Gardens for a series of webinar trainings on EatPlayGrow™. EatPlayGrow™ is an early childhood health curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) We Can! program. This curriculum combines the most up-to-date science from the NIH with CMOM's creative educational approach to teach young children and their parents how to make healthy nutritional and physical-activity choices. Join CMOM educators as they present an interactive, engaging training session with topics including: EatPlayGrow™ obesity prevention lesson plans and activities, early childhood methodologies, wellness leadership and capacity building, and partner and community resource development for parents, educators and community leaders. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who take the entire webinar training (does not apply to phone access only). Click here to register.
Campers will work with Queens Botanical Garden scientists and Environmental Study Center staff to plant and care for a garden, harvest the crops and prepare healthy and delicious foods with their bounty as they explore design elements that are critical to a garden’s success. This Saturday camp will engage students in selecting appropriate species for the garden as well as planting, maintaining and planning for its future. Open to students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. Click here for more information and to apply.
Student scientists will learn the principles of environmental science at the Environmental Study Center. What is a carbon footprint? What is built-in obsolescence? How can we conserve our resources? How do our purchases affect the environment? Open to students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. Click here for more information and to apply.
Poison, armor, camouflage, oh my! Come to the Environmental Study Center to discover how organisms defend themselves within their environment through hands-on learning and animal encounters at ESC. This program includes a trip to Prospect Park Zoo where student scientists will work with an animal behavior specialist. Open to students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. Click here for more information and to apply.