Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Elementary and Middle Schools: Increase Reading Achievement in Grades 3-8: Practical Strategies to Analyze Author’s Craft and Text Structure and Build High-level Reading Success

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015
Event: May 14, 2015
Contact: Brooke Gassel

ELA teachers in grades 3-8 are encouraged to register for this May 14th professional learning session. In this session, participants will closely examine Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) focused on craft and structure and will deepen their knowledge of research-based instructional practices to support students in meeting these standards. Participants will gain a better understanding of the CCLS for English Language Arts, increase knowledge of educational theories and practices as they relate to literacy instruction and learning in the context of CCLS, shift classroom practice, and align pedagogy to the standards to increase rigor in English Language Arts. To register, click here.


Elementary Schools: Register Now for the Third Annual STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2015
Event: June 10, 2015
Contact: ScienceExpo@schools.nyc.gov

All Department of Education elementary schools are invited to participate in the 2015 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Science projects from elementary schools across New York City that exemplify student interest, curiosity and a desire to explore the mysteries of the world will be on display. Schools may submit up to 4 projects. Individual student, team or whole class projects for all grades K-5 are welcome. Projects must be an Observational Study, Experimental Investigation or Engineering Design. Expo Coordinators click here for more information and to register your school.


Elementary Schools: Project ECS@ESC: Eat or Be Eaten Professional Development Workshop

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2015
Event: July 6, 7 or 8, 2015
Contact: Jacqueline Pilati/718-444-6560

Project ECS@ESC: Encouraging Connections through STEM at the Environmental Study Center (ESC) offers an innovative approach to STEM education combining professional learning, instructional technology, and experiential STEM learning for PreK-12 students and teachers across New York City. Grades 3, 4, and 5 classroom and cluster teachers can apply to participate in a summer professional development to learn about food webs and energy transfer within an ecosystem. Using non-fiction text sets and e-content provided by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, participants will learn how to infuse literacy into their hands-on science instruction. Participating teachers who complete this one day workshop will receive a voucher for a class trip to ESC during the 2015-2016 school year as well as access to lessons, digital resources and e-content which supplement the class visit. Teachers should select one of the three session dates to attend. Training rate available. To register, click here.


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.