Middle Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Middle and High Schools: Summer Research Fellowship for Science Teachers

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Contact: Jay Dubner

Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers invites middle and high school science teachers to apply for paid fellowships for the summers of 2015-2016. Fellows engage in hands-on cutting-edge research in the discipline of their choice in the laboratory of a Columbia University faculty mentor four days/week, and in science-discipline specific professional development activities such as Columbia faculty-led seminars on topics of broad general scientific interest, peer coaching, Japanese-style lesson study, scientific modeling, teaching size and scale, etc., one day/week for two consecutive summers. Applications are due by January 30, 2015 at 5:00p.m. For additional details, click here.

Middle Schools: Early Registration for the 2014-2015 Future City Competition

Event: January 2015
Contact: Karen Armfield

This Discover Engineering Foundation program is a hands on activity that shows career potential in STEM fields and engineering. Participating students from grades 6-8 work with a professional engineer who mentors them on designing a city of the future. Students will research and use engineering solutions to improve the quality of life for citizens in their city. This program makes for a great afterschool activity. To find out more and register your school, visit http://www.futurecity.org/. Schools with more than 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunch are eligible to participate free of charge.

Middle and High Schools: Chancellor’s Day 9/11 Memorial Aditi Naik Professional Development Workshop

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2015
Event: February 2, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Lagasse/646-757-5558

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is pleased to invite middle and high school educators to participate in our inaugural professional development workshop on Chancellor’s Day, Monday, February 2. This free foundational workshop will examine the 9/11 attacks and offer strategies for incorporating artifacts, images, and primary sources into your classroom to teach this difficult subject. This full-day program (9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.) 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.

Middle Schools: Teaching Digital Literacy & Responsibility

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2015
Event: January 26, 28 or February 3, 2015
Contact: Sean Tynan/843-801-5302

As students spend more time on the web, educators are being asked to address topics like cyber bullying, social media responsibility, validating resources and online privacy with their students. The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association want to help teachers address these important topics and are excited to launch the Future Goals - Digital Literacy & Responsibility course, powered by EverFi. This 3-hour web based curriculum uses animation, videos, interactive simulations and real world scenarios to teach students how to leverage technology in a safe and responsible manner. During this 30 minute webinar, you’ll learn how to access Future Goals and implement the course as part of instruction. Click here to register.

Middle and High Schools: Free Webinar for Teachers - Mannahatta2409.org: A Teaching Tool for Investigating Nature in Cities with Dr. Eric Sanderson

Event: February 3, 2015
Contact: Dhal Anglada

People cluster together because of the advantages density brings for culture and economic productivity, but a consequence of urban development is a set of ecological problems. Explore how urbanization impacts our lifestyles, land use, and climate change with Dr. Eric Sanderson during this live online webinar. Valuable resources will be available, including classroom lesson ideas. Click here for information and registration, which can be found under “Upcoming Webinars.”

Middle Schools: History & Theater at the New-York Historical Society: Building a Narrative

Event: February 5, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Link research and performance to help students embody a historical figure in this monthly series, History & Theater at the New-York Historical Society, of free workshops for middle school teachers. Build on our past work on character development to help students combine details gathered in their research into a cohesive, character-driven narrative. This event will be held on Thursday, February 5 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West. To register, email professional.learning@nyhistory.org or call 212-485-9256.

Middle Schools: Register for Pearson Connected Math Program 3 Technology Session

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2015
Event: February 17, 2015
Contact: curriculumpd@schools.nyc.gov or bgassel@schools.nyc.gov

Teachers can register for a Pearson Connected Math Program 3 (CMP3) Technology Session covering the online components of Pearson’s CMP3 program. This session, a repeat of the popular session offered during the 2013-2014 year, is designed to support NYC teachers who are implementing Pearson’s CMP3 in using DASH, MathXL and Examview. All NYC teachers, coaches and school leaders who are implementing this program this year are invited to attend. To register, please click here.

Middle School: The EverFi Certified Teacher Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2015
Event: March 4, 2015
Contact: Sean Tynan/843-801-5302

EverFi is the leading education technology company in teaching, assessing and certifying students in critical skills like digital citizenship, math/coding, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and others. The EverFi Learning Platform consists of eight, 2-6 hour web based courses that teach, reinforce, assess and ultimately certify students in a critical skill. There is no cost for teachers to access the digital courses. The EverFi Certified Teacher Program will train teachers on how to implement EverFi's digital courses in a blended learning environment. Teachers will gain the knowledge and digital tools to help students become college and career ready, while building a collaborative community of teachers dedicated to using technology as part of instruction. The event will take place at the Harlem Renaissance Training Center from 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Detailed information, including the application, can be found here The EverFi Certified Teacher Program.

Middle Schools: Food without a Footprint: Cooking with a Conscience Camp

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Event: April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015
Contact: ESC@schools.nyc.gov

Student scientists will explore the sustainability and carbon footprint of the food we eat. Come to the Environmental Study Center to practice your kitchen skills while cooking your way through various food groups. Open to students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. Click here for more information and to apply.

Middle Schools: Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle! Camp

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Event: April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2015.
Contact: ESC@schools.nyc.gov

Student scientists will be introduced to the concept of upcycling. Instead of discarding everyday material, unique and thoughtful items will be created. Throughout the duration of this program at the Environmental Study Center, student upcyclers will create a variety of items to take home. This is an exciting camp for the artistic environmentalist in all of us. Open to students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. Click here for more information and to apply.

Middle Schools: Scholarship Opportunity for 7th Graders

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Contact: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, led by former New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy, provides high performing students who have financial need with a generous scholarship opportunity from 8th grade through high school to participate in high-quality academic and extracurricular opportunities. In addition to financial support, each scholar receives counseling from a skilled educational adviser who works with the student and his or her family to construct an individualized educational program. Successful scholars will also likely receive support of up $40,000 a year for college and graduate school. Additionally, the Foundation provides exceptionally gifted students with a variety of internships, summer programs, distance learning courses, personal tutors, and access to technology. The application process opens mid-January 2015. Click here to learn more about this scholarship opportunity, including eligibility requirements, and to receive information about how to complete the online application.