Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (in chronological order)

Disclaimer: The NYC Department of Education does not endorse and is not responsible for the policies and practices of external partners.  All work with external partners should be conducted in accordance with the Chancellor's Regulations.

Elementary Schools: Apply now for the STEM Matters NYC Budding Scientists – The Urban Ecosystem Program

Application Deadline: December 23, 2014
Event: January – June 2015
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

The STEM Matters NYC Budding Scientists – The Urban Ecosystem Program supports elementary school teachers’ and students’ exploration of NYC’s ecosystem through investigations of NYC’s natural environment. Teachers and their students will conduct authentic, hands-on investigations to make observations and explore NYC’s natural habitats and resources. Teacher participants will attend four school-day professional development workshops (per diem substitute reimbursement provided) and receive resources to support students’ science projects, including two class field trip vouchers to a local science-rich institution. All participating students will present their findings at the Spring 2015 Elementary Science Expo. Budding Scientists – The Urban Ecosystem is open to Grades K-5 science cluster and classroom teachers and their students. Click here to apply for this FREE program.


Elementary Schools: Service in Schools Club Grant Opportunity

Application Deadline: December 23, 2014
Contact: ServiceinSchools@schools.nyc.gov

Apply today for the 2014-2015 Service in Schools Club Grant! In an effort to further engage and support schools in service-learning and school-led service, Service in Schools invites your elementary school (grades K-5) to apply for a $500 grant to create a Service in Schools Club. Selected elementary schools (grades K-5) will receive continuous on and off-site support and guidance from Service in Schools, in partnership with generationOn, to develop and sustain the club's project ideas and activities. Service in Schools club facilitators will also benefit from professional development and networking opportunities to maximize club impact and student engagement. Grant monies can be allocated towards resources for your Service in Schools club, such as club collateral, supplies, transportation, or partnering with external organizations. For more information and to apply for a $500 grant to create your Service in Schools Club, click here.


Elementary and Middle Schools: Professional Learning Session on Increasing Reading Achievement in Grades 3–8

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2015
Event: January 12, 2015
Contact: Nicholas Kuroly or Rebekah Nelson

ELA teachers in grades 3-8 are invited to a professional learning session focusing on deepening their understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and shifting pedagogy in English Language Arts. In this session, participants will learn practical research-based strategies that are ready for immediate classroom implementation.  This event will take place on January 12th from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click here.


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

Event: January 26, 2015
Contact: Susan Lim

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). The webinar takes place on January 26, 2015 from 12:00-1:30p.m. Click here to register.