Middle Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (in chronological order)

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Middle Schools: Boys Club of New York (BCNY) High School Placement Forum

Event: May 21, 27, and June 3, 2015
Contact: Yesenia Garcia-Fortuna/212-677-1008

The high school application and selection process can be a daunting task for families. In this event BCNY aims to provide families with knowledge directly from the different educational settings that their student may have access to. We will host representatives from local catholic high schools, the NYCDOE, and BCNY’s own Independent School Placement program that will discuss how parents can prepare and apply to these different institutions. Parents will leave with resources to pursue the high school of their choice. Click here for more details.


Middle and High Schools: Above and Beyond Community Service Award

Nomination Deadline: May 27, 2015
Contact: Moises Belizario

NYC public schools can nominate service-minded students to be honored by the Jefferson Awards Foundation throughout the months of May and June. The Jefferson Awards Foundation seeks to honor middle and high school students from across the five boroughs who have demonstrated strong leadership by making significant contributions—both locally and globally—with their time, talents, dedication, and service work. Students who have exhibited interest and enthusiasm for contributing to the benefit of others, and possess the motivation and potential to become leaders through service can also be nominated. To nominate a student, click here.


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

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2015
Event: June 4, 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 full day professional development workshop on Chancellor’s Day, Thursday, June 4th. 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. The program, which runs from 9:00a.m.–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: 4th Annual Closing the Achievement Gap Student Conference Future Forward Event - Celebrating 1,200 Strong!

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2015
Event: June 5, 2015
Contact: Nicole Yarde/718-935-3912

The NYCDOE’s Division of School Support will be hosting its 4th Annual Closing the Achievement Gap (CAG) Student Conference entitled Future Forward on Friday, June 5thfrom 9:00a.m. – 1:30p.m. at York College Performing Arts Center - City University of New York. It will focus on increasing academic outcomes for traditionally underserved populations and provide support to students through the identification, development and promotion of innovative and culturally competent workshops. This series applauds young men for completing middle school and entering high school, and also conveys the importance of researching high schools. A maximum of fifty 8th grade male students per school are invited to attend. Participants will receive free giveaways. For more information, contact Nicole Yarde.


Middle Schools: Apply for the NYCDOE Teen Thursdays After-School Initiative

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015
Event: Applications are for the 2015-16 school year
Contact: TeenThursdays@schools.nyc.gov

Educators can apply for their school to participate in Teen Thursdays, an after-school initiative that will provide students you select in grades 7–8 an opportunity to learn American History through academic and hands-on activities at cultural institutions across the City. Selected students will participate in seven weekly after-school sessions every Thursday during the 2015–16 school year. Each session will be held at the location of the cultural institution that is partnered with the school. Students are expected to use public transportation to travel to the cultural institution for each session. Educators from the cultural institutions will work closely with teachers and principals to ensure that sessions align with skills students are developing in the classroom. For more information about the program, including time commitment, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, click here; applications are due May 31.


Elementary and Middle Schools: Free UNICEF Global Learning Professional Development Workshop

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Lynette Morse/212-922-2542

TeachUNICEF invites 5th – 8th grade teachers to participate in a day of professional development focusing on global citizenship and human rights issues. The day will be centered on our new program, UNICEF Global Action, a free in-classroom simulation that challenges students to examine the impacts of a real-world humanitarian crisis on children and work collaboratively to make life-saving decisions. Teachers will participate in all aspects of the simulation – including large and small group activities, discussions, and hands-on investigations – as well as gain additional information and insights in order to successfully embed global learning into classroom studies throughout the school year. Participants will receive curriculum resources, including copies of UNICEF ACT student magazines, activity sheets, and lesson plans, as well as a certificate of participation. They will also have first priority in signing up for UNICEF Global Action during the 2015 – 16 school year. This free event will take place from 8:45a.m. – 3:30p.m. at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane. Coffee and lunch provided. Advance registration required as space is limited; to register please click here.


Middle and High Schools: Apply for the second year of a STEM partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
Contact: Dave Johnston

Middle and high school principals are invited to apply for a partnership with WCS to implement the innovative new web platform, Visionmaker NYC in their classrooms. In the 2014-2015 school year, we successfully partnered with 11 NYC public schools and are looking to expand with our second cohort. Each school can name a team of 2-6 teachers to work with WCS educators, receiving direct support in integrating cutting edge science and technology across the disciplines through Visionmaker NYC as well as shaping curriculum for dissemination across the nation through the 2015-2016 school year. Interested schools can apply here.



Middle and High Schools: Building Fluency with ELLs in the Content Areas

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2015
Event: June 4, 2015
Contact: Mallory McMahon

Join the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for a full-day experiential workshop exploring the ways that middle and high school teachers of all content areas can support students with diverse language needs. In this workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of language development; explore the link between oral and written language; engage in activities that support students’ vocabulary development and fluency; read current educational theory and apply it to the needs of ELLs; and learn new protocols and strategies that support ELLs in independent reading, writing and speaking throughout the day. Cost is $50.00; breakfast and lunch provided. Click here to register. Click here to view flyer.