High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: Free Speaker Program for Students at Intrepid Museum

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event Date: April 30, 2015
Contact: Alex Attanasio/646-381-5172

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum welcomes Astronomer and Physicist Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan to the latest installment of our Power of One speaker series. She will give a presentation of her work in mapping Dark Matter, the most elusive substance in the Universe. Dr. Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist at Yale University interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. This program is best suited for high school science students and also includes a tour of the temporary exhibit Hubble@25 celebrating 25 years of achievement. Outer space is not limited, but our seating space is. For more information or if you would like to bring your science students to this free event contact Alex Attanasio. The program takes place Thursday, April 30, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., Intrepid Museum, 46th Street & 12th Ave. Click here to register.


High Schools: NewsHive

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
Event: April 24-25, 2015 and May 8-9, 2015
Contact: Katina Paron/718-755-6225 

High school students interested in media, storytelling and digital skills are invited to a unique event for youth media makers called NewsHive. NewsHive is a pop-up newsroom where students work in teams led by mentors in the creation of a digital product that shares information or sheds light on an issue. Students have two NewsHives to choose from: NewsHive at St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) April 24-25 or NewsHive at CUNY J-School (Times Square) May 8-9. This is a free event. To register, student should click here


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

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2015
Event: April 30, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lagasse/646-757-5558

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is pleased to invite middle and high school educators to participate in a free two-hour professional development opportunity on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The workshop will focus on teaching about the enduring repercussions of the 9/11 attacks including the War on Terror and the balance between civil liberties and national security. Educators will be introduced to activities that help students understand the complexity of the questions that arose in the aftermath of 9/11. The workshop will feature hands-on activities, group discussion, and time in select exhibitions. 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: Free (Grant-Funded) Opportunity for High School Students  to Explore Literature through the Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Event: July 6–July 18, 2015
Contact: Erick Gordon

Following a thrilling inaugural institute last summer, the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College will again host the two week program (July 6-17; 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.) Performance at The Center. This year, the program will bring together 12 high school students and 12 teachers from around the city to create an original multimodal performance piece inspired by a reading of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Perfect for this program is any student interested in performing, writing, and/or the arts in general. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 24, 2015 at midnight. For more information and to apply, click here.


Middle and High Schools: Fellowship Opportunity for Teachers to Explore Literature through the Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Event: July 6–July 24, 2015
Contact: Erick Gordon

Announcing a summer fellowship for secondary teachers and students interested in exploring 21st century literacies through performance and the teaching of literature--open to teachers of all disciplines. Accepted teachers/fellows receive a $600 stipend for full participation. Performance At The Center, a new initiative of the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College, will bring twelve teacher fellows together with twelve high school students this summer to create a multimedia stage performance around Kafka’s Metamorphosis. During the third week, after the students depart, teachers will work together to create curriculum to pilot in their classrooms in the fall of 2015. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 24, 2015 at midnight. For more information and to apply, click here.


Middle and High Schools: Innovative Conference for Teachers to Explore Literacy through the Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University

Registration Deadline: April 27, 2015
Event: May 1-2, 2015
Contact: Erick Gordon

This May 1st and 2nd at Teachers College, the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers will host Literacy Unbound: Exploring Text Across Multiple Modes, a hands-on exploration of textual response practices. Dr. Jeff Wilhelm and Dr. Ruth Vinz will be the keynote speakers, and participants will experience two packed days of workshops with classroom teachers, teacher educators, and teaching artists. This promises to be a conference like none other. Over the course of the two days, participants will work together to generate original performance pieces inspired by Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour.” Please note that space is extremely limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and participants will pre-register for workshops. There is a $195 fee for this event. To register, click here.


High Schools: The Met is Seeking Outstanding High School Teachers!

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
Contact: Nicola Giardina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is accepting applications from New York City high school teachers working in Title I or District 75 schools for the 2015-2016 cohort of Astor Educators. Fifteen exemplary teachers (visual arts, social studies, English language arts) will be selected to participate in an unprecedented professional learning community. Over the course of the year the cohort will develop lesson plans and instructional videos highlighting ways that experiences with works of art can support student learning and develop college and career readiness skills such as understanding other perspectives and cultures. For more information and to apply, please click here.


High Schools: Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) Scholarship        

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event: June 20, 2015      
Contact: Dr. Sheilah Bobo/917-412-9099

On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, ABENY will sponsor its 40th Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon at Antun’s located in Queens Village, New York. At this event, ABENY will honor outstanding educators and exceptional high school seniors in the public schools. All graduating high school seniors may apply for an ABENY scholarship. ABENY offers seven (7) $1,000 scholarships and one (1) $4,000 scholarship, known as the Elaine A. Davis Scholarship. Regarding the Elaine A. Davis Scholarship, the selected student will receive $1,000 every year for four years. To be considered for an ABENY scholarship, eligible students must submit an application and supporting documents. Applications may be downloaded here. Applications and supporting documents should be mailed to Dr. Sheilah Bobo at 454 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11225 no later than April 30, 2015. For questions, contact Dr. Bobo at 917-412-9099 or sheilahbobo@gmail.com.


High Schools:  NYU GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event: Session 1: July 20 – July 31, 2015, Session 2: July 27 – August 7, 2015, Session 3: August 3 – August 14, 2015
Contact: Center for K12 STEM Education/718-260-3524

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is offering three sessions of a free, two-week program: GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women. A full-day program, GenCyber CS4CS is one of several national programs supported by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency providing an introduction to cyber security and computer science. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed. We are looking for motivated young women currently in high school who can commute daily to our downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU's Information Systems and Internet Security Lab is a national leader in cyber security research and education. With mentorship by women, GenCyber CS4CS provides a unique opportunity for girls to be introduced to concepts and career opportunities in the exciting field of Cyber Security. For more information and application instructions, click here.    


High Schools: 2015 Milton Fisher Scholarships for Innovation and Creativity

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Contact: Jermell Knotts 

High school juniors, seniors and college freshmen from New York City or Connecticut can apply to receive a four-year college scholarship of up to $20,000. The 2015 Milton Fisher Scholarships for Innovation and Creativity is open to those who have done a project: 1. solving an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way; 2: created a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family; or 3. created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need. Visit our website for online application and details.


Middle and High Schools: Teaching East Asia-NCTA 2015 Summer Institute on Korea

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Event: July 13-17, 2015
Contact: Catherine Ishida/303-735-5115 

The Program for Teaching East Asia, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado, is accepting applications on rolling-admission basis for its 2015 summer institute on Korea, Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. In this four-day residential summer institute on the University of Colorado Campus, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea’s distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom. Participants will receive travel allowance, room and board, materials, and stipend. Participants’ costs include a $75 non-refundable registration fee and travel expenses beyond the travel stipend parameters. For more information, click here.


Middle and High Schools: Hudson Data Jam Competition for Students in Grades 6-12

Registration Deadline: May 4, 2015
Event: June 13, 2015
Contact: Samantha Root/845-677-7600; ext.179

The Cary Institute’s Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges middle and high school students (grades 6-12) to present a creative and compelling data-based story using Hudson River watershed data. This competition also provides a unique way for teachers to meet Common Core State Standards. The Cary Institute has provided real scientific data on the Data Jam website. Now it's up to students to interpret the data and use their creativity to present their findings to a non-scientist audience through a story, puppet show, sculpture, movie, or other creation. Projects will be judged by a panel of scientists, artists, and educators, with cash prizes (up to $500) awarded to the top middle and high school projects. Winners will be announced at the Hudson Data Jam Expo, to be held at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY on Saturday, June 13th. For more information and to register, please click here.


Middle and High Schools: NYC Student Game Design Challenge: Game Design & Development

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Event: August 20, 27 and 28, 2015
Contact: Sara Cornish

Middle and high school teachers can apply to participate in NYC Games for Change Student Challenge, a student-centered game design challenge. Teachers will learn how to use games in their classroom, empower students in applying computer science and design thinking principles, apply knowledge of social issues in a citywide challenge, and learn how to run game creation courses in after-school and in-school programs. Participating teachers will be compensated with a stipend for trainings and for facilitating after school courses. The program is co-hosted by nonprofits Institute of Play (Quest to Learn), Games for Change, and Globaloria in collaboration with the NYCDOE and the Museum of the Moving Image. To apply, please visit this form. For more information, visit http://www.g4cstudentchallenge.org/.