Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Pre-K: Access Additional Authentic Assessment Online Learning Modules  

Event: Ongoing                      
Contact: PreKAssessment@schools.nyc.gov     

New York City pre-k teachers can access a series of self-paced authentic assessment learning modules for a comprehensive overview on how to collect observations and student work and how to evaluate this data in support of the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. Teachers using Pearson’s Work Sampling System® can go to WeTeachNYC.org to access new self-paced learning modules each month. See this overview for more information and detailed instructions for accessing the modules. COR Advantage has four upcoming modules, which will be presented over five consecutive weeks in a facilitated online course comprising 12 hours. See this overview for more information. Teaching Strategies GOLD online training modules are available anytime. See this overview for more information.  


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

Registration Deadline: April 3, 2015
Event: April 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 involves extensive outdoor walking.


Elementary and Middle Schools: Register for Connected Math Program 3 (CMP3) Technology Sessions

Registration Deadline: Rolling, 2 days prior to each event
Event: April 10, April 25, May 2
Contact: curriculumpd@schools.nyc.gov or bgassel@schools.nyc.gov

All NYC teachers, coaches and school leaders who are implementing the CMP3 program this year are invited to register for CMP3 Technology Sessions covering the online components of the program. The CMP3 Technology Session will cover the online components of the CMP3 program. This session is designed to support NYC teachers who are implementing CMP3 in using DASH, MathXL and Examview. Facilitated lab time to work on individual projects for your CMP3 classes will be provided during the session. Please speak to your principal for approval to attend this PD. Funding is available through FY15 School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) No. 38. Vacancy circulars (VC) for teachers (VC#577) that cover participation in Core Curriculum PD are posted here. To register, please click here.


Elementary and Middle Schools: Register for Go Math! Technology Sessions

Registration Deadline: Rolling, 2 days prior to each event
Event: April 6, April 18, May 9, May 16, 2015
Contact: curriculumpd@schools.nyc.gov or bgassel@schools.nyc.gov

All NYC teachers, coaches and school leaders who are implementing the Go Math! program this year are invited to register for Go Math! Technology Sessions covering the online components of the Go Math! program. Beginner participants will learn how to set up a class, add students to a class, navigate features of the “Dashboard,” access tools for help and self-study resources, ePlanner overview, set up basic lesson plans, and explore digital features. Intermediate participants will learn how to search and browse for resources to create daily lesson plans, dive into Soar to Success Math, Destination Math, and Mega Math, examine interactive whiteboard resources, and create customized assessments. Schools are responsible for compensating teachers for these activities. Please speak to your principal for approval to attend this PD. Funding is available through FY15 School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) No. 38. Vacancy circulars (VC) for teachers (VC#577) that cover participation in Core Curriculum PD are poseted here. To register, please click here.


Elementary Schools: Weapons of the Wild Camp

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event: May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015
Contact: ESC@schools.nyc.gov

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.


Pre-K: Pre-Kindergarten Professional Development 

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2015 
Event: April 23, 2015 
Contact: prekpd@schools.nyc.gov

The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) will host the fourth and final Citywide Professional Development of the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. The focus of the professional development session is Transitions. Both new and experienced teachers will learn innovative strategies that support transitions for all students. When lead teachers register for the Citywide Professional Development, they will be given the opportunity to also register for a 2.5 hour Supplemental Authentic Assessment training that will take place the same day. The supplemental authentic assessment trainings will be at various locations throughout the City in the morning and afternoon, but may require travel from the designated Citywide Professional Development location. Space is limited for all sessions. Please register here by 4:00p.m. on April 15th, 2015. Each attendee must register separately using an individual email address. Please note: we will use the first registration submission as the confirmed location.


Elementary Schools: Puppet Theatre Production Celebrates Earth Day in April

Event: April 14 - 30, 2015
Contact: Raymond Todd/212-724-0677 

Celebrate Earth Day with the Shadow Box Theatre’s inspiring dance and puppet musical, The Earth & Me. Learn how the power of theatre children (PreK to 5th grade) can help protect the Earth’s delicate balance and become messengers of harmony, tolerance and peace. This unique musical is suitable for all ages with its powerful message of how working together “Hand in Hand” we can protect and honor the Earth and all its creatures. The musical is 50 minutes in duration. Tickets for the school group rate are $8. For times, dates and venues in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx click here or call 212-724-0677.