Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, March 3, 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: Seed to Table Camp

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Event: March 28, May 2 and 23, June 13 and 20, 2015
Contact: ESC@schools.nyc.gov

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.


Elementary Schools: Zoo Explorers Camp at the Bronx Zoo

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
Event: April 6, 2015 – April 10, 2015
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

Campers in grades 3-5 will learn how the Bronx Zoo staff saves wildlife by working to discover animal needs, inspire people and protect wild places. With help from the Bronx River Art Center, campers will explore ways to use art to shape their conservation messages. Games, activities, visits from wild animal guests and exhibit visits await your camper in this one of a kind exciting week-long adventure that culminates with campers educating the public at a special Conservation Station! Click here to apply.


Elementary Schools: Wildlife Detective Camp at the Bronx Zoo

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
Event: April 6, 2015 – April 10, 2015
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

During this week-long program, campers in grades 1-2 will become zoo detectives! Each day, through careful examination of the evidence and observation, campers will solve a new mystery or question. With the help of Bronx Children’s Museum, campers will spend time exploring the Bronx River and building upon their newly found knowledge by creating artwork expressing their thoughts and feelings through the process of collage and poems. Through exhibit visits, animal guest presentations and hands on science experiences campers will hone their detective (and scientist) skills to solve any mystery that comes their way! Click here to apply.


Elementary Schools: Planet Keepers and Climate Change Camp

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Event: April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015
Contact: ESC@schools.nyc.gov

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.


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.