High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (in chronological order)

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Middle and High Schools: Free Museum Partnership Program on Holocaust Education

Registration Deadline: October 3, 2014
Event: September through December 2014
Contact: Loren Silber/646-437-4273

Partner with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan to have college interns implement a free three-part Holocaust education program. The Museum's college interns conduct a classroom lesson at your school, guide the students through the Museum, and follow up with a post-tour lesson in your classroom. This opportunity is available on a limited basis and free for your school. Busses to the Museum are provided according to availability and need. For more information please visit this site.

Elementary and High Schools: Yo-Dan-Nastics™ (blend of yoga, dance, and gymnastics) Classes for Children, Teens, and Adults

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2014
Event: 15 Week Program starts October 6, 2014 and ends February 2, 2015
Contact: Paul Keoni Chun/ 212-643-9013

Ever wish you could walk upside down on your hands or do a somersault? Release tension in your body? Quiet down your mind and experience inner peace? Teachers, would you like to learn techniques to help your students to focus better? If so, come learn the movement art of Yo-Dan-Nastics™! Currently, classes are available for children 3 - 9 years, teens 16 years and older, adults, and special needs individuals. Classes are held at DaNY Studios, 305 West 38th St., in Manhattan. There is a $150 fee for entire session; a special fee of $30 is available for qualifying low-income individuals (conditions apply). Space is limited; register early. For further information and/or to register, please click here.

High Schools: Schools Nominate Sophomores and Juniors for Saturday Art Career Workshops

Application Deadline: October 10, 2014 
Event: October 18, 25, 2014 and November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014
Contact: Ed Morgano 

High school principals can nominate students to attend free Saturday Art Career Workshops. This collaboration of The School Art League, The Art Directors Club and the New York City Department of Education brings together art students with design professionals who conduct hands-on workshops and share their expertise and career experiences. It is an opportunity for students to study with professional graphic designers, develop “portfolio ready” artwork, have their portfolios reviewed by major art schools’ admissions directors, and learn about career development in the arts, while working in Manhattan. Enrollment is limited to 50 high school students with priority given to schools and students guaranteeing attendance at all 6 workshops (October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22). Applications are due Friday, October 10, 2014. Click here for the memo to administrators with full information. For the on-line application please click here. Please note sophomores are now eligible for this program and the 2-student limit per school has been eliminated.

High Schools: Attend the Free DNA Barcoding Workshop at the Harlem DNA Lab

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2014
Event: October 18, 2014
Contact: Antonia Florio or Melissa Lee at 212-289-2817

The Urban Barcode Project is a science competition spanning the five boroughs of New York City. Just as a unique pattern of bars in a universal product code (UPC) identifies each item for sale in a store, a DNA barcode is a DNA sequence that uniquely identifies each species of living thing. In the Urban Barcode Project, student research teams use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity in New York City. Science teachers who wish to a sponsor a team must participate in this training workshop provided by the DNA Learning Center. This event will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 9:30AM-3:00PM at 2351 First Avenue in the John S. Roberts Educational Complex. For further information and to register, please click here.

High Schools: New York Cares Youth Service Clubs

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2014
Contact: Michael Wise /212-402-1162

New York Cares is looking for new high school partners for its Youth Service Club Program. Participating schools get monthly customized community service projects for groups of up to 15 students along with monthly issue education sessions and an invitation to New York Cares’ annual Youth Service Conference. New York Cares has partnerships with over 1,500 non-profit organizations that are in need of volunteer support.  Join New York Cares and help meet that need!  For more information and an application please visit the website. There is an annual program fee $2,000.

High Schools: Teen Night: Teens Take the Met!

Event: October 17, 2014
Contact: Ariel Green / 212-570-3961

Grab your friends and take over the Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, gallery activities for teens by teens, music, dancing, and more. Please use the ground-level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street; doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Teens Take the Met is free and open to all teens with a middle or high school ID. No RSVP—just show up! For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/teennight.

High Schools: STEM Workshop: Chemistry--A Modeling Approach to Periodicity & Bonding

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2014
Event: October 19, 2014
Contact: Fernand Braunschwig

Led by Donghong Sun and Tammy Gwara, this workshop will demonstrate how the model of electron energy levels can be developed from patterns found in ionization energies of elements. This empirically developed model can be used by students to explain the periodicity in ionization energy and atomic radii, as well as common charges of monatomic ions and the nature of ionic bonding. In addition, a model to explain covalent bonding will be developed, using empirical evidence of compound formulas to derive the “combining power” of particular elements. The workshop will be held on Sunday, October 19 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at Columbia Teachers College, 525 W. 120th St., NY, NY. For registration and details, click here. There is a $16.29 fee.

High Schools: STEM Workshop: Graphical Approach to Momentum and Energy

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2014
Event: October 19, 2014
Contact: Fernand Braunschwig

Led by Kelly O’Shea, this workshop for physics teachers will introduce enhanced versions of momentum and energy bar charts that include graphical approaches to impulse and work concepts. This opens up a coherent and pedagogically valuable approach to thinking about physics graphically, rather than only in terms of algebraic equations. The workshop will be held on Sunday, October 19 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at Columbia Teachers College, 525 W. 120th St., NY, NY.  For registration and details, click here. There is a $16.29 fee.

Middle and High Schools: 2014-15 Guided School Visits at The Frick Collection

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Isabel Bird /212-547-0704

The Frick Collection invites students in grades 5-12 to study European painting, sculpture, and decorative art in the Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick. Guided by experienced museum educators, students will explore works of art through close observation and group discussion. For further information and to schedule a visit, please click here.

High Schools: Advocate Food Justice in Brooklyn with Indoor Urban Farming & Outreach

Application Deadline: October 18, 2014
Event: One Saturday each month between October and June
Contact: Rosa Ammon-Ciaglo

Join the Teens for Food Justice volunteer team for a year of learning and serving in a food-insecure community! Grow fresh food using indoor hydroponic technology. Learn from engineers, educators and non-profit professionals about key food justice issues facing our city. Work together to lead community outreach promoting tools for healthy living and fresh food access for families at-risk. Monthly service days take place at Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, 82 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, 11206. To learn more and apply, click here.

Middle and High Schools: Free Program in Theater for Social Change with Professional Artist in Brooklyn

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2014
Event: Ongoing, with recruitment / orientation workshops on October 18, 19, 2014 and November 8, 9, 2014
Contact: Daniel Carlton / BAX Education Dept. 718-832-0018; ext. 204

Brooklyn Arts Exchange is seeking teen artists (ages 13 to 18) for “Act Like You Care,” a collaborative theater project about the issues affecting our communities and world, and the ways the arts can help to address them. Young artists will decide the social issues that will make up the theme of the project and work with advocates and activists in those issues to create a performance that will engage the public in a real conversation about the best way forward. Participants gain tools in playwriting, acting, directing and improvisation in the process, along with networking experience and contacts, and meaningful, professional content for their own artist portfolios. All workshops and performances will take place at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Get involved now by clicking here.

High Schools: Apply Now for the High School Science Research Pathways Program!

Application Deadline: October 21, 2014
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

Are you interested in starting or reestablishing a science research program at your school? Do you want to be qualified to teach high school research courses where students can earn college credit? Apply now for the High School Science Research Pathways Program. Participating teachers will facilitate a Science Research After-School Club for 9th or 10th grade students, develop students’ college and career readiness skills in literacy and mathematics, and work with their school administration to develop or reestablish a college credit bearing science research program. Teachers selected to participate will attend a four-day High School Science Research Fundamentals Institute that meets on Saturdays in November and December 2014 and a five-day University at Albany Science Research course during Mid-winter Recess (February 16-20, 2015). Click here to learn more and to apply.

High Schools: Nominate your 10th Grade Boys to Become a NYC Urban Ambassador

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
Contact: Nicole Yarde

New York City Urban Ambassadors (NYCUA) leadership program is geared towards helping young men become positive role models by increasing their attitude and emotional well being towards academic and college success. In furtherance of this program, the DEA is seeking 30 young men from the 10th grade to participate in a three-year college bound program. There is no limit to the number of student applicants per school who can be nominated. Please see this flyer for more details. To learn more about the leadership program, please visit this site. The application form can be completed here.

Middle and High Schools: News Literacy Project Digital Unit

Event: Offered monthly, October through June
Contact: Tamara Johnson / 917-929-3900

The News Literacy Project (NLP) teaches young people to evaluate the credibility of news and information in the digital age. This week-long, drop-in blended e-learning unit is suitable for students in 7th through 12th grades. It includes digital videos hosted by well-known local and national journalists, interactive computer-based training and a live videoconference with a journalist. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. NLP provides an orientation to the unit for teachers and learning kits for each student. The unit can be done in a computer lab setting (1:1) or in a regular classroom (1:many) and is available at no cost thanks to the support of NLP's major sponsors, including Charles H. Revson Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Dow Jones Foundation. Learn more or register here.