Middle Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (in chronological order)

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Middle Schools: Two-Day Workshop: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners (6-8)

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2014
Event: September 30, 2014 and November 12, 2014 on Staten Island in the Michael J. Petrides School
Contact: Special Education Office Instructional Team

The Special Education Office and Goldmansour and Rutherford are partnering to present this two-day workshop series that helps middle schools develop classroom programs that include ALL the students in their community. Register here for Day One, September 30 and here for Day Two, November 12.

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 Middle Schools: Project Green Reach (PGR)

Event: Fall Semester begins week of October 6, 2014
Contact: Sara Epstein /718-623-7358

PGR is Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) outreach program to Title I K-8 schools in Brooklyn. A PGR semester consists of two teacher workshops at BBG, one 90-minute in class lesson including hands-on plant investigation and a plant per student, one 60-minute guided tour of BBG (buses provided), and materials and support for a school community planting project. BBG works with two classes per school. The total fee is $200. More information and a link to the application can be found here.

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

Event: September 2014 through 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.