This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to ELL topics including the regulations that govern ELL education, demographic and performance information, the ELL identification process, and ATS reports for ELLs. It will also include a brief introduction to the Language Allocation Policy and Title III Plans. This session is specifically designed to be an introduction for new ELL administrators and coordinators. School-based administrators and teachers may register here. For further information, contact your senior ELL CPS.
Pupil accounting secretaries are invited to a half-day training session which will cover ELL-related matters, such as what governs ELL education, who are our ELLs, readmits and transfer students, PreK-12 registration, and many ATS functions. This training will help secretaries support ELL education in the schools, as well as provide the information necessary to help them facilitate their important roles. To register, click here. For further information on this training, contact your senior ELL CPS.
The CAST Professional Learning team will deliver a series of webinars that present the concepts and principles of Universal Design for Learning to NYC Educators. Predicated on CAST’s three principles of UDL—multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement —the sessions will highlight:
The webinars are designed to engage participants and provide background information that can be used in the design of learning environments and activities that address the Common Core and high standards for all learners. Click here to register. The Power Point, videos and other resources are available on the UDL in NYC 2013 website. You can access the May 6th webinar and to access other resources, first sign up for a UDL Connect account, respond to the confirmation email you receive, and then join the webinar website.
This institute is designed for 9th grade Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, Programmers and Administrators. It is intended to help capacity-builders refine systems/structures of a college going culture that engages students with disabilities from the onset. Youth development points, special education points, instructional points, and ASEs in addition to schools staff should attend.
Please register for any open dates by clicking here.
Pace University School of Education and regional BOCES are pleased to present this exceptional one-day conference on real, practical, evidence based strategies that can be immediately applied to the classroom, with an emphasis on struggling students. Educators in the field will present their research and effective classroom practices. Keynote speaker: Dr. Kevin Feldman. Click here for more information.
Fee: $75 Registration: http://www.pnwboces.org/catalogRegistration support: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Inclusive Education Summit is an opportunity to identify and grow student-led expertise in NYC public schools that builds school-level and community based inclusive practices and celebrates disability as an aspect of diversity. Through the school year students in different schools across NYC create activities geared toward building inclusive communities and on this day share what they have accomplished and learned. They will also spend time working with students from other schools to discuss next steps to further develop their inclusive communities. This year's participants have been selected, however for more information please visit our website (live on Monday). If you would like your school to participate next year, please contact Heather Hermansen at HHermansen@schools.nyc.gov.
If you are a High School student interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), come learn first-hand about career pathways in these fields by visiting two of the following companies for an inside look. There are many STEM careers in unexpected places. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and a round trip metro card.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/tcqbtz.
School staff should register to attend this webinar about appropriate use of modified promotion criteria for students with disabilities, how to determine promotion criteria, and how to measure whether students have met the promotion criteria.
Mark the 175th anniversary of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery with a curator-led tour of the Museum of the City of New York's major exhibition on this important national landmark. The exhibition features original artifacts, sculptures, drawings, and Hudson River School paintings; historic documents; and photographs, including specially commissioned color images by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao. Don't miss out on the final open house of the school year! This event will take place at the Museum of the City of New York located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103 Street. RSVP here or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/ and choose educator programs.
Attend the fourth annual Additional Ways to Graduate Fair. Click here for more information.
This full-day workshop offers an overview of Orton Gillingham (OG) based methodologies in teaching students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice and participants will leave with ideas and strategies for implementing OG based practices in their schools.
Workshop is offered by Everyone Reading in collaboration with DSWDELL.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is holding Math x Economics, a one-day economics program for current juniors and seniors who are exceptionally talented in the subject of mathematics. Participants learn about studying economics in college to encourage them to consider a career in economy policy and research.
For details about how to apply, click here.
The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. The DNALC “invented” DNA camps in 1985, and since then over 14,000 students have participated. We are offering fun and challenging week-long camps at the DNALC’s three centers: Cold Spring Harbor, Lake Success and Harlem, NY for science enthusiasts entering 6th-12th grade. Guided by experienced instructors, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. For more information and to register, please go to http://www.summercamps.dnalc.org/.
Participants of this webinar will learn about:
The Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) guarantees that all student parents graduate from high school and are college/career ready, while transitioning into parenthood. LYFE fosters a generational impact which positively influences the life outcomes of student parents and their children by providing free high quality early childhood education, academic guidance, and social advocacy at each of its 37 sites, across the five boroughs.
Participants should include (but are not limited to) guidance staff, social workers, attendance teachers and managers, parent coordinators, and any other interested staff.
The following link will be active to access the webinar on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. https://district79.adobeconnect.com/_a1131075024/lyfe_overview/
3GNY is committed to actively involving educators in teaching this profoundly important history. As grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, they appreciate the vital role teachers play in helping carrying on their grandparents’ legacy, and would like to be a guest speaker in your classroom. Each lesson is tailored to last 45 minutes (or the length of a classroom session). Thus far, they have visited The Beacon School, Forest Hills High School, Livingston High School, Satellite Academy on the Lower East Side, and many others. To learn more, visit www.3gnewyork.org/wedu.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center invites students to participate in it's Project ACES (Alternative Classroom Environment for Students) program. Students will learn the history of the sport of tennis, go on a tour of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, and receive on court tennis instruction. There is a fee of $10.00/per student, and no fee for adult staff and chaperones. Please see this flyer to learn more and find out how to register.
Deadline: June 1, 2013Event: July 16– 18, 2013Contact:
NYU Summer Facilitative Leadership Seminar is a 3-session seminar where participants will have opportunities to:
· Learn skills, tools, and protocols to enhance their abilities in facilitating meetings of all kinds
· Experience a variety of individual, pair and group activities
· Practice 2-4 protocols for each session
· Immerse in relevant readings and research
· Network with other educators
Please see the flyer to learn more and find out how to register.
Principals are encouraged to release their Parent Coordinators to attend this professional development session. Topics for this session will be:
• Special Education Reform
• Common Core Standards
• What Parents Can Expect After the New York State Tests (Promotion and Summer School)
• Emergency Preparedness
This full-day workshop focuses on implementing Orton Gillingham (OG) based methodologies in teaching students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to implement these approaches and how to turnkey them in their schools.
On this new commerce-themed workshop, teachers will come to better understand how to use an experience as simple as shopping to teach students about the complex and changing nature of the American dream. Registration is $100 per teacher and covers the cost of curricular materials. Scholarships available. Register with Harrison Rivers at email@example.com. For more information, visit http://tenement.org/education_workshops.php.
Join us for an extraordinary day featuring the exhibition Activist New York and the recent PBS Documentary Makers: Women Who Make America. Explore the exhibition, covering more than three centuries of the city’s history, dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future. Hear the voices of women – activists, educators, politicians, artists, and more – who have fought for and enacted change in a variety of astounding ways. Following a tour of the groundbreaking exhibition, educators will meet and learn from activist and Makers advisor Amy Richards who will highlight several historical and contemporary stories told in the PBS film. Educators will be guided through the episodes – all available online – to consider how they can use this valuable resource with their own students. Teachers will explore documents related to each episode to pair the compelling stories with deep analysis and reading of relevant informational texts. Reservations are required. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. $40.00 per educator. The event is limited to 35 educators. RSVP here or visit https://boxoffice.mcny.org/public/ and choose educator programs.
Learn more about the exhibition here: http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/current/Activist-New-York.html
Learn more about the documentary here: http://www.pbs.org/makers/home/
Teachers and administrators are invited to register for this one-day conference to learn about the latest research-based practices that help ELLs meet the expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards. Keynote presentations include remarks by Dr. Pedro Noguera (New York University) and Dr. Michael Kieffer (New York University). To register, click here.
The American Social History Project, based at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will lead a day-long seminar on social movements in conjunction with the Teaching American History program. The day will feature a discussion of farm worker organizing campaigns in the 1960s, including hands-on activities that teachers can use in their classrooms, along with a sharing of curriculum produced by our Teaching American History program participants. All teachers are invited to participate. To attend or for more information, please email Emily Sintz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-861-0521.
The Fund for Public Schools and the 100 Mile Man Foundation are pleased to invite applicants for the 100 Mile Man Scholarship Fund, which will award college scholarships to outstanding public high school seniors accepted to a CUNY (City University of New York) four year college. The scholarship fund was established in 2010 by Jesse Itzler to encourage low-income, deserving students in New York City to attain a college degree by providing financial support. The 100 Mile Man Foundation raises money for various charities through endurance events that test one’s physical and mental stamina. To apply, please click here.
The Fund for Public Schools is pleased to invite applicants for the Pearl and David Glaubman Memorial Scholarship (Big 10 University Scholarship) established by Beth L. Kaufman in memory of her parents, Pearl and David Glaubman. Mrs. Glaubman was a long-time teacher at PS 164Q, and both she and her husband were graduates of the New York City school system. Mrs. Glaubman was a graduate of Ohio State University. Ms. Kaufman graduated from PS 164Q, Parsons Junior High School, and Jamaica High School. The memorial fund will award a college scholarship to an outstanding Queens public high school senior who will attend a Big 10 University in Fall 2013. Click here for more information and to apply.
The Fund for Public Schools and the Estate of Dorothy Horowitz are pleased to invite applicants for the Dorothy Horowitz Scholarship, which will award college scholarships to outstanding public high school seniors accepted to a CUNY (City University of New York) four year college. The scholarship fund was established in 2012 by the Estate of Dorothy Horowitz to honor her legacy by encouraging low-income, deserving students in New York City to attain a college degree by providing financial support. To apply, click here.
Our American Democracy is a Bronx District 12 Teaching American History grant that works with middle and high school social studies teachers in cross-school teams on U.S. history curriculum development. This event is for middle and high school teachers from across the city who are interested in developing their teaching capacity, who are willing to develop units working with curricular design teams and who will teach these units. Units will be designed to engage students with historical questions of ongoing significance and include literacy supports for social studies and history in alignment with Common Core standards. Teachers will be paid 25 hours of per session for their participation. Interested teachers should email Emily Sintz (email@example.com) for an application.
Staff, students, and families are invited to attend this free event which will include activities, sports, special performances and giveaways. For more information, see this flyer. Click here to register. Please share this information with your school community.
The British American Business Foundation is looking to award scholarships to deserving 11th Grade students in New York City’s public schools to attend the British Studies Program in England from June 24 to July 6, 2013.
To apply, please click here.
Incoming freshmen interested in majoring in Journalism and New Media Studies are eligible for a four-year scholarship at St. Joseph's College-NY. Sponsored by the New York Newspapers Foundation, the award ranges from $9,000 to full tuition depending on the student’s academic profile and background. Students who are part of a school's journalism club or on the newspaper staff are strongly encouraged to apply. Application at http://www.sjcny.edu/journalismscholarship.
Through the STARTALK Summer Hindi Language Program, students interested in learning Hindi will undergo an intensive language program, in addition to attending field trips and cultural shows, and visiting various museums and temples. The program will be held at Thomas A. Edison High School (165-65 84th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432). Registration is ongoing. Students will have an opportunity to receive high school foreign language credit as well as earn college credit from NYU. For information, log on http://www.startalk.99k.org/.
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The National Urban Alliance for Effective Education's (NUA) Summer Academy is back for the seventh year. Join district and school leadership teams to:
NUA Featured Keynote Speakers
Learn more at www.nuatc.org/summeracademy or call 1-800-NUA-4556.
Created for teachers of Grades K-2, the Seedlings Summer Institute provides an immersion in nature and plant science with an emphasis on providing hands-on strategies and management techniques for teaching science inside and outside of the classroom. Content includes a focus on basic botany. The training is $200 including all curriculum materials and reproducible handouts. Three “P” in-service credits from the New York City Department of Education are available (additional fees and requirements apply).
Created for teachers of Grades 3-5, the Saplings Summer Institute focuses on how to strengthen science instruction using botanical and ecological concepts and inquiry-based activities to support cross-curricular connections to math and literacy. Emphasis is placed on incorporating the outdoors to support instruction. The training is $200 including all curriculum materials and reproducible handouts. Three “P” in-service credits from the New York City Department of Education are available (additional fees and requirements apply).
Strengthen student engagement using your school garden! These workshops are designed to provide classroom teachers with practical skills, content knowledge and improved confidence to integrate a garden into the school-learning environment. This Institute is crucial for integrating a garden throughout an interdisciplinary curriculum. Pedagogical support will be modeled through hands-on, inquiry-based activities throughout the course.
Announcement Summary: One-week fully paid STEM educator workshops at Cornell (Hudson Valley) & Rutgers (Bordentown, NJ), including $300 stipend to offset travel costs. Provides guest speakers, labs, and field trips covering topics of bioenergy & bioproducts. Open to pre-service and in-service middle school and high school science, technology, engineering, and math educators. USDA-sponsored, continuing education credits and classroom-ready teaching materials included (aligned with common core/ NGSS). Applications accepted on a rolling basis, until all positions filled: http://www.bioenergyed.org/apply.php.
For three consecutive Saturday mornings, 6.9 miles of City streets (from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park along Park Avenue and connecting streets), will be temporarily closed to motor vehicles and open for the public to walk, bike, skate, run, play, climb, and zip line. Celebrate summer with free fitness classes, take part in family-fun activities, listen to live musical performances, and sample tasty summer treats.
Volunteers are needed for all three Summer Streets Saturdays to assist with marshalling the route, directing participants and helping thousands of New Yorkers enjoy Summer Streets.
Volunteer shifts are from 6:30am-10:30am, 10:00am-1:00pm OR 6:30am-1:00pm.
For more information and to sign up, log on to www.nyc.gov/summerstreets and click Get Involved.
The NYPD's School Safety Division, with support from the Office of Safety and Youth Development, is working on an initiative that focuses on outreach and education to public school students, parents and faculty concerning the dangers of prescription drug abuse. A few schools have already availed themselves of this opportunity and found the mini-lessons to be most informative. Principals are encouraged to reach out to NYPD School Safety Division to schedule classroom sessions on this important topic. For more information on this subject matter, please also visit http://www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org/, where you can proceed to the School Safety Division’s drop down screen and click “Combat Prescription Drugs.”
The After School Professional Development Program Spring 2013 Catalogue is now open, offering many P-credit courses for teachers. The catalogue has been expanded to include additional courses focused on deepening knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards and the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Please encourage your teachers to take advantage of these low-cost professional development opportunities. Courses are available in both online and in-person formats.
For further information, please contact the Office of Teacher Effectiveness at ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov.
The New York City Department of Education, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is offering a free on-line training for teaching staff and allied professionals that work directly with youth in NYC DOE managed High Schools. The At-Risk for High School Educators one hour on-line training course will help teachers and staff in your school identify students who are in psychological distress, approach these students, and refer him/her to support services. The on-line learning simulates the classroom environment and allows the user to practice his/her skill on avatars that are emotionally responsive. Click here to access the course.
School staff can receive PD on the DOE’s social media guidelines; see this page on the Intranet for information about the sessions that are available. To schedule PD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or be in touch with your network.
The LYFE program is a NYC Department of Education program whose mission is to foster a generational impact which positively influences the life outcomes of student parents and their children by providing high-quality childcare, academic guidance, and social advocacy. To receive LYFE services, student parents must be enrolled in a NYC Department of Education school and have a child between the ages of 8 weeks and 3 years of age. Not only do student parents receive ongoing academic guidance and advocacy services through LYFE, but their children also receive a free high-quality early childhood education, aligned with New York State's Early Learning Guidelines, that prepares them for future academic success. LYFE has 38 sites across the 5 boroughs to meet student parents' needs throughout the DOE. Student parents may enroll at anytime throughout the school year and do not have to attend the same school as the LYFE site in which they enroll their child. Please visit the links below to find out more about enrolling in LYFE and to see a directory of where to find a LYFE site.
LYFE site directory LYFE Frequently Asked Questions
All NYC public schools are invited to take advance of the NYC Center for Space Science Education, a NYC Department of Education experiential space and aviation resource center located in downtown Manhattan. Students can take a simulated mission into space in our Challenger Learning Center or learn about how airplanes fly in our NASA Aerospace Education Lab. Programs are aligned with the NYC Scope and Sequence and High School Core Curriculum. There is a $200 per class fee.
New programs include Astronaut Adventures for 2nd and 3rd graders and 5th grade variables program. Highlights of our programs include: Rendezvous with a Comet for 4th-12th grade, Mission to Mars for 7th-12th grade, Aeronautics Variables for 5th grade, Aeronautics Weather for 6th-12th grade, Aeronautics Forces and Motion for 6th-12th grade, Toys in Space - Microgravity Training for 3rd-12th grade, and Astronaut Adventures for 2nd-3rd grade.
Teachers can find more information and register online.
School leadership teams (SLT) are invited to listen to NYC Department of Education’s Two Webinar Recordings for SLT.
The Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) has provided the “School Leadership Teams” recording, which provides an overview of the history and purpose of SLT, and the “Supporting Title I Programs” recording, which focuses on Title 1 requirements for SLT. SLT members should view the latter recording as a team or individually to fulfill annual training requirements as outlined in Chancellor Regulation A-655.
Supporting documents are provided with each recording.
The Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners hosted a series of optional Special Education Reform webinars for school-based staff working in general education as well as special education. The topics include: Universal Design for Learning, Developing High-Quality IEPs, and Behavioral Supports. All webinars and materials are archived at the website linked above.
The Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners (DSwDELL) is supporting special education initiatives with its new professional development registration site. Sessions are open to all DOE educators, including school leaders, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals and related service providers. October offerings include mini-institutes and workshops on collaborative planning, curriculum, literacy, technology, positive behavior supports, and meeting the needs of ELLs with disabilities.
A video series focusing on the implementation of a successful RTI model with English language learners is available. There are currently seven videos in the series; view them here.
For questions, contact your senior ELL CPS.
A menu of Professional Development opportunities is now available for School Social Workers and School Psychologists for school year 2012-2013. Please contact your Supervisor of Psychology with questions
The Office of Arts and Special Projects offers school leaders the opportunity to work with colleagues in their cluster through The Shubert Arts Leadership Institute. This institute addresses issues and concerns relating to all aspects of high-quality arts education and alignment with common core and citywide instructional initiatives.
For more information on your cluster’s Shubert Arts Institute events, click here.
Professional learning opportunities, relating to special education requirements and researched-based instructional practices for teaching students with disabilities, are offered in each borough. All workshops are facilitated by RSE TASC Regional Training Specialists Denise Khatri (email@example.com) and Sandra Lenon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Administrators, general and special education instructional staff, and related service providers are invited to attend.
Through the GraduateNYC! partnership, the NYCDOE and CUNY recently launched NYC College Line, a new web resource to provide city-specific information on the college process. This free, online community—available at NYCCollegeLine.org—will allow you, your students and families to get rapid responses to all of your NYC-college-related questions, from finding local programs, to admissions and application procedures, to tips on completing college successfully.
Founded in 2004, Tomorrow's Business Leaders is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that offers a free business and entrepreneurship class to NYC public high schools. TBL introduces students to important topics such as basic finance, business planning, and career development. An outline of the TBL curriculum is available here.
TBL classes are taught in one-hour segments with the number of classes varying by school preference. TBL also conducts weekend programs.
This new resource, released in the fall of 2012, provides informational texts, maps, and essays investigating a range of topics through in-depth units that highlight forty-six works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly installed galleries focusing on art from the Arab lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia. The packet includes thirteen lesson plans aligned with National Standards and Common Core State Standards supporting English language arts, mathematics, science, visual arts, and world history instruction. To obtain the printed version of the guide, which includes posters, a CD, and a gallery guide for children, teachers may request a complimentary copy here. A digital version is available by clicking here.
Foster your students’ learning and your own in workshops and events and with online, print, and other resources. Click here to learn more.
The DOE provides free professional development to schools and networks to support their inquiry work and implementation of the citywide instructional expectations. View and register for central sessions and webinars by clicking here. P-Credit opportunities can be found here.
Middle and high school classes have an opportunity to partner with a sister class in China as part of a free ePals pilot program in Chinese schools.
Once matched, the brother-sister classes will participate in a basic cultural email exchange where students will be matched up to do a series of emails that help them get to know their ePals and discuss topics such as family, school, and career goals. After the email exchange, the brother-sister classrooms can work together to select the projects on which to collaborate, and continue to do email exchanges around a variety of topics. Get more information or sign up.
Respectful Communications, Inc. helps your students distinguish themselves from the competition at job fairs and interviews.
Click here for more information.
Wheelchairs Against Guns (W.A.G.) works to inform inner city youth of the dangers of gun violence. W.A.G. utilizes first-hand experience to paint a real picture of how gun violence can harm students, their families, and everyone in the community. Using their members’ disabilities as the proof, W.A.G. hopes to use their stories to deter students from engaging in gun violence. W.A.G. also works to educate students on the importance of staying in school and focusing on their education. To have W.A.G. visit your school and put on a gun violence prevention assembly, please contact Kareem at WheelchairsAgainstGuns@aol.com.
Do you want to learn more about how to support your ELLs within the RTI model? OELL has created a helpful set of guidance documents that address Core Curriculum/Tier 1, Tiers 2 and 3, as well as interventions and assessments. To access this resource, click here.
The DOE provides free professional development to schools and networks to support their inquiry work and implementation of the citywide instructional expectations. View and register for central sessions, webinars and P-Credit Opportunities.
Guidance counselors and teachers in New York City schools can now order free copies of Those Amazing Builders, a colorful, engaging 34-page book that introduces middle and high school students to careers in the construction industry. Click on Those Amazing Builders and fill out and submit the form for educators. Books will be shipped in September 2013 for the 2013-14 school year.
Funding to provide Those Amazing Builders to schools is provided by private corporations and associations. Additional information is available at http://www.trilogypublications.com/.
This summer, the NYCDOE will offer a series of professional development opportunities to help prepare you and your staff to implement the 2013-14 citywide instructional expectations, including support for implementing a new teacher evaluation and development system and new Common Core-aligned curriculum options. Earlier this month you received an email from TEPD@schools.nyc.gov with instructions on how to register for the first set of these activities, “A” and “B” in this overview of summer PD opportunities. One of these opportunities is a partnership with the NYCDOE and the Danielson Group to offer training focused on deepening understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching for up to two teachers per school this summer. Schools with student enrollment greater than 750 may send one additional teacher for a total of three (3) attendees. For Teacher PD (If your school is located in the Bronx or Brooklyn), register HERE. For Teacher PD (If your school is located in the Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island), register HERE. The first teacher PDs begin on June 15th.