Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Pre-K and Elementary Schools: EatPlayGrow™ Early Childhood Health Curriculum - Webinar Trainings

Event: May 28, 2015
Contact: Susan Lim

Join Children's Museum of Manhattan, Lets Move Faith and Communities, Let's Move! Child Care, and Let's Move! Museums & Gardens for a series of webinar trainings on EatPlayGrow Early Childhood Health Curriculum. 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.

Elementary and Middle Schools: Free UNICEF Global Learning Professional Development Workshop

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Lynette Morse/212-922-2542

TeachUNICEF invites 5th – 8th grade teachers to participate in a day of professional development focusing on global citizenship and human rights issues. The day will be centered on our new program, UNICEF Global Action, a free in-classroom simulation that challenges students to examine the impacts of a real-world humanitarian crisis on children and work collaboratively to make life-saving decisions. Teachers will participate in all aspects of the simulation – including large and small group activities, discussions, and hands-on investigations – as well as gain additional information and insights in order to successfully embed global learning into classroom studies throughout the school year. Participants will receive curriculum resources, including copies of UNICEF ACT student magazines, activity sheets, and lesson plans, as well as a certificate of participation. They will also have first priority in signing up for UNICEF Global Action during the 2015 – 16 school year. This free event will take place from 8:45a.m. – 3:30p.m. at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane. Coffee and lunch provided. Advance registration required as space is limited; to register please click here.

Elementary Schools: Participate in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Free Online Webinar and Earn PD Credit Hours

Event: June 2, 2015
Contact: Dhal Anglada

Get to know your New York Seascape with Dr. Merry Camhi. Join the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as we share the wonders of the New York Seascape, talk about the research that WCS is conducting on local sharks and eels, and learn how you and your students can make a difference to improve the health of the ocean in our own backyard. Click here for information and registration - available under “Upcoming Webinars.”