High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: World War I and the Middle East Weekend Workshop

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2015
Event: October 24 -25, 2015
Contact: Diana Shin/212-998-8870

Although the settlements of World War I have had lasting consequences on the development of the modern Middle East and significant battles of the Great War were fought in the Middle East, World War I in the Middle East is often overlooked in the U.S. social studies curriculum. This two-day workshop seeks to rectify this lacuna by providing K-12 educators with the opportunity to receive lectures from established experts, obtain tools for curriculum development, and network with like-minded peers who are interested in enhancing their teaching as it relates to the Middle East. The event runs from 9:00am-5:00pm on both days and will be held at Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University. For more information and to register, click here.

Middle and High Schools: Facing History Workshop: Armenian Genocide and International Justice

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2015
Event: October 21, 2015
Contact: Elena Cohen

What is the responsibility of the international community when mass murder and genocide occurs? 2015 marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, but its legacy lives on. Participants will examine the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity. This workshop offers interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills. Participants will receive a free copy of Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians. Recommended for grades 6-12 U.S. history, world history, English Language Arts, and humanities teachers. For more information and to register, click here.

Middle and High Schools: Facing History Workshop: A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2015
Event: October 23 - 24, 2015
Contact: Elena Cohen

This workshop introduces our new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. We offer a fresh approach that integrates multimedia resources, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. In this workshop, participants will discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce critical thinking and literacy skills. Participants will also receive a copy of Teaching Mockingbird. For more information and to register, click here.

High Schools: 4th Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2015
Event: November 3, 2015
Contact: Katherine Brown at STEMCareerDay@schools.nyc.gov/212-608-6164, ext. 112

High school students interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), are invited to learn first-hand about career pathways in these fields by visiting up to two New York City companies for an inside look. There are so many STEM careers in unexpected places. High school students sign up for the event individually and travel on their own to their chosen companies. Sessions take place at individual companies and occur from 10:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm. Registration is required. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and a round-trip metro card. Sign up now for this amazing experience! Click here for more information about the participating companies and to register.

Middle and High Schools: Engage Students in STEM Career Accelerator Day

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2015
Event: October 19-23, 2015
Contact: Shelley Johnson/240-604-6912

NYC secondary STEM teachers are invited to use Spark 101’s curriculum-connected, real-world case study videos to celebrate STEMCAD2015, a global movement to help students become more college, career and community-ready. During the week of October 19th, view Spark 101’s free library of on-demand case study videos, lesson plans, upcoming professional learning opportunities, and resources to use to engage students in problem-based learning—with authentic problems from business, government, non-profits and academia. To learn more and join this global effort, complete this short commitment form.

Middle and High Schools: Enroll in a New Online Literacy Course – For Teachers By Teachers: Best Practices in Common Core Aligned Literacy Instruction

Registration Deadline: October 23, 2015
Event: October 27 – November 24, 2015
Contact: Diedre Downing

For Teachers By Teachers: Best Practices in Common Core Aligned Literacy Instruction is a four-week online class that provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. The class offers teachers a variety of classroom-tested strategies to make literacy instruction more rigorous and engaging. This class is created for teachers by teachers, and all of its content is based on the Common Core Literacy Standards and supporting research. The strategies demonstrated can be modified for most grade levels, but this class is designed for teachers of grades 6-12. Watch the course trailer and register here.

Middle and High Schools: Election Day 9/11 Memorial Museum Professional Development Workshop

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2015
Event: November 3, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lagasse/646-757-5558

The 9/11 Memorial Museum invites middle and high school educators to participate in a free full-day professional development workshop on Tuesday, November 3rd. This foundational workshop will examine the 9/11 attacks and offer strategies for incorporating artifacts, images, and primary sources into the classroom to teach this challenging content. The program, which runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm, will feature a tour of the Museum, hands-on activities, and group discussion. All participants will receive free curricular materials at the completion of the program. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Click here to register.

High Schools: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Opportunity

Application Deadline: November 3, 2015
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Scholarships@jkcf.org/703-723-8000; ext. 3

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 for each year – plus college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunities for study abroad, internships, and eligibility for a $50,000 per year Cooke Graduate Scholarship. Interested students can click here to apply.

High Schools: Hiroshima And Nagasaki: Creating Curriculum A Workshop For High School Educators

Event: November 3, 2015
Location: United Nations
Contact: Deborah Brindis

Youth Arts New York/Hibakusha Stories and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs invite teachers to the fourth annual day-long workshop featuring a tour of the UN disarmament exhibit, a testimony by 2nd generation A-bomb survivor Miyako Taguchi, an overview of the UN’s role in nuclear disarmament by Michael Spies, Action for Disarmament! by Peace Boat’s Emilie McGlone and an introduction to Iri and Toshi Maruki’s Hiroshima Panels by Gabriel Florenz. Attendees will have first choice to register for a limited number of field trips to view the Hiroshima Panels at Pioneeer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Contact Deborah Brindis to register for this event.

Middle and High Schools: Election Day Workshop: Gotham in the 20th Century at The New-York Historical Society

Event: November 3, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Dive into superheroes, comic books, and pop culture to gain a deeper understanding of the 20th century. Tour Superheroes in Gotham, participate in classroom activities, and hear a keynote from Steven Mintz, professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Coffee will be served. The cost of this event is $35 per person and will take place at The New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) from 8:30am—3:00pm. Click here to register or call 212-485-9256.

Middle and High Schools: 13th National MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy

Event: November 3, 2015
Contact: Steven Appel/212-421-2700

This National Conference is organized by Working in Support of Education (w!se) to help middle and high school teachers strengthen their knowledge of personal finance and best practices for classroom instruction. The conference includes workshops on topics such as personal finance, a resources fair, complimentary books, financial planning consultations, as well as addresses by Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller, and Paul Lim, Editor at MONEY. Teachers can receive 6 hours of PD credit. The event will be held at New York Law School in TriBeCa. Breakfast and lunch are included. Click here for more information and to register; space is limited.