High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Middle and High Schools: World Savvy Classrooms

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2015
Event: Fall 2015
Contact: Aditi Naik/718-878-6433

This semester-long program for middle or high schools is designed to provide students with a global perspective and build skills required for them to thrive as 21st century citizens. This year’s theme, Population & Progress, provides an opportunity to engage students in rich, authentic learning experiences around significant global issues and concepts. Through our professional development institute and subsequent consulting and support, educators will gain further insights into how to apply global competencies in their classrooms and implement the World Savvy Classrooms program through either the media and arts pathway or the challenge competition pathway. The program is aligned with and supports the Common Core State Standards and the NYC Framework for Great Schools. More information is available here. RSVP to aditi@worldsavvy.org by June 30, 2015 for the early-bird rate or click here to register.

High Schools: Paid Museum Ambassador Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
Contact: Noaa Stoler

The Museum Ambassador Program is a unique year-long afterschool program for students in grades 10 to 12. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, students examine our collection and the ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11. With this foundation, students create and lead a tour of the Museum for family members, friends, and teachers. In addition, ambassadors gain professional experience by helping with hands-on activities for young visitors on Saturdays and participating in virtual field trips. Ambassadors who successfully complete the program earn a $1,000 stipend. All transportation costs are covered. Applications can be completed here.

Middle and High Schools: Teacher Workshop, “What 9/11 Stories Tell”

Event: July 7 & 8, 2015
Contact: Sarah Burroughs

Learn how to assign your students the role of journalists as they explore this contemporary history through the art of interviews. This two day workshop, led by 9/11 Tribute Center, Newseum, and Facing History and Ourselves, will illuminate one of the most challenging issues facing today’s students – how do you discern reliable sources of news in the digital age? Workshops will focus on strategies for deconstructing information encountered online, in print and on TV; professional ethics when interviewing people who have experience catastrophe; and the role of journalists as social activists. Lesson plans and online resources, with accompanying Common Core alignments, will be explored, this workshop is recommended for Middle and High School teachers in ELA, History, and Social Studies. Teachers will receive a Certificate of Attendance valued at 12 hours of PD credit. To register, click here

High Schools: Transform to Common Core Geometry-One Day Geometry Workshop

Event: July 17, 2015
Contact: Suzanne Libfeld

The New York City Mathematics Project is offering a one-day workshop for educators to support the implementation of the NYS Common Core Standards High School Geometry course. In this workshop, participants will explore Geometry activities that highlight the changes in curriculum in the NYS Common Core Standards, examine the elements of common core activities and questioning, reflect on the implementation of the mathematical practice, and analyze the June 2015 Common Core Geometry Regents to understand implications for instruction. A certificate for 6.5 hours of professional development will be awarded for attendance. Registration fee: $135. The event will be held at Lehman College on July 17th from 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m. Pre-registration deadline is July 1, 2015. Contact Suzanne Libfeld or click here for more information.

High Schools: New York City Writing Project Summer Open Institute

Registration Deadline: July 20, 2015
Event: July 20-23, 2015
Contact: Mallory McMahon

The New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) will host a Summer Open Institute for teachers of grades 9-16 from July 20-23th, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Open Institutes are designed to meet the needs of new teachers, teachers new to Writing Project work, or those interested in learning more about the NYCWP’s student-centered ways of approaching literacy instruction in all subject areas. Focuses include student engagement; support of literacy development; and strategies to develop student strengths, reach strugglers, support those with diverse language needs (ELLs) and motivate reluctant students. There is a $200 fee for the four 6-hour days. To register, click here. Click here for more information.