Based on an extensive curriculum review over the past two years, the DOE is partnering with It’s About Time to support the piloting of a Model Program that supports the objectives to fully embrace the High School Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) Content and Practices. It’s About Time is now accepting applications from schools who want to become a Model Site. The sites will showcase how a proven and innovative high school math curriculum can help teachers successfully implement CCSSM in their classrooms. A Summer Institute Workshop for Model Sites will be held from August 18-21st (9:00AM-3:00PM) at the Frederick Douglas Academy in Manhattan. Classroom implementation for Model Sites will start in September of the 2014-2015 school year. To apply to be a Model Site, please contact Kelly at KAngelo@iat.com. The number of Model Sites is limited in capacity.
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities will once again serve as the local coordinator for National Disability Mentoring Day (DMD). Beginning in 1999 as a White House initiative, DMD is a large-scale, broad-based effort designed to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities (mentees) through hands-on career exploration, job shadowing, internship and/or employment opportunities, and matching of mentee/mentor relationships. This program is hosted nationally in regions around the country by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), in close partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Social Security Administration. DMD is a wonderful opportunity for students with disabilities who will be a Junior or a Senior in high school as of the date of DMD. Members of the current graduating class of 2014 are eligible as well. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has an extensive network of organizations from the private sector, non-profits, government offices, and educational organizations who participate as workplace mentors for DMD. On DMD Mentees are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Students interested in becoming a mentee should complete the DMD 2014 application by August 22. Students should submit their application as soon as possible, to allow time for a better match. An interview process will occur after application review. If the student is deemed eligible, the DMD Planning Committee will do their very best to find the individual a suitable match. On occasion, a student may be matched with multiple opportunities. In the past, some mentors have offered further opportunities to the mentee, such as providing an internship, a continued mentor relationship, or even employment (although we cannot guarantee that any such opportunities will be provided). There will also be workshops that will take place in the coming months before the date of the event. The online DMD application can be accessed here.