The Frick Collection invites students in grades 5-12 to study European painting, sculpture, and decorative art in the Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick. Guided by experienced museum educators, students will explore works of art through close observation and group discussion. For further information and to book a visit, please click here.
Interested in having a grandchild of Holocaust survivors speak to your class to enhance your lesson on the Holocaust 3GNY is a group of dedicated grandchildren of survivors who are trained to speak to students about their grandparent’s experiences during WWII. Our talks are tailored to your class size and the time permitted. We send one or two people to speak. In the last few years we have spoken to over 1,000 students covering every borough, and in that short time we have left many lasting impressions. To learn more, please visit www.3gnewyork.org/wedu. If interested, please email email@example.com with the name of your school, the grade of the students, the number of students in the class, and what, if anything, the students are studying. The talks are free, but a donation to 3GNY is appreciated.
Teachers are invited to bring their classes to Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. This iconic site, designed by Louis Kahn, is devoted to celebrating the life and legacy of the greatest President of the 20th Century, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four Freedoms’ Arts Educators lead students through inquiry-driven tours, exploring design and history through hands-on activities. In grades 2-8, students analyze FDR’s influential Four Freedoms Speech, and connect these ideas to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Topics addressed include local geography, community, civics, leadership, and responsibility. All Guided Tours and Art-Making Workshops align with the Common Core Learning Standards in Social Studies and English Language Arts. Just across the East River from the United Nations, Four Freedoms Park provides a platform for authentic student learning. Join us in our outdoor classroom, where history and aesthetics unfold against the backdrop of the NYC skyline. Guided School Group Visits and Art-Making Workshops are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also offer Four Freedoms in Your Classroom, a 5-session in-school residency. For further information, and to request a school group, click here
ELA teachers in grades 3-8 are invited to register for the March 4th professional learning session focused on supporting students with writing literary essays. As students become proficient in analyzing and interpreting literary texts, they are ready to take the next step in their writing work – moving from informal reading responses to crafting essays about literature. In this session teachers will learn practical, research-based strategies that are ready for immediate classroom implementation. Over the course of the session participants will learn how to implement and adapt teaching strategies to support student achievement in writing about reading and deepen knowledge of research-based instructional practices for writing literary essays. To register, please click here.
Sat•HER•day 2015 is a free fun-filled day of interactive, empowering, girl-focused activities for New York City girls ages 9-14. To kick off Women's History Month, this event will give girls who don't have access to Girls Inc. of NYC's life-changing programs a chance to be inspired to be strong, smart, and bold. There will be workshops in the areas of media and economic literacy, self-defense, math and science, healthy relationships, college goals, defining self- beauty and much more. Free goodie bags, lunch & prizes are included. Groups are welcome, early registration is encouraged. Please click here for more info and to register groups or individual girls. The event takes place on Saturday, February 28 from 11:00a.m.-3:30p.m.
Educators and administrators can apply for a grant to bring Facing History and Ourselves to their school. Facing History is currently accepting applications for the Price Fellowship. Up to six schools will receive professional development and teaching materials valued at more than $12,000. Recommended for departments/programs in U.S. and Global History, Government, Civics, and ELA classrooms. Click here for more information and to apply.
Link research and performance to help students embody an historical figure in this monthly series of free workshops for middle school teachers. This month, get out of your seat and practice theatrical exercises that will help your students take on the posture, voice, and gestures of their chosen historical figure. This free event will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-485-9256.
NYC middle and high school students are invited to attend this year’s College Fair on Saturday, March 7 from 12:00 to 4p.m. This is an opportunity to visit universities and colleges across the United States under one roof. The cost of this college fair is free and the information is priceless. Representatives from colleges across the country will be on hand to help students and parents learn about their options. In addition to the college information booths, workshops will be available on a variety of topics, including choosing a college, scholarships and admissions, financial aid, and other pertinent issues and information for parents and students alike. Click here for more information.
Old masters, meet new eyes. In each session, a masterpiece will be the starting point for an adventure in art history. Classes are free, but online registration is required; please click here to sign up. This event will take place on March 7th from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Campers in grades 6-8 experience the wonder of nature through the parallel characteristics of both scientific and artistic processes. Using the diverse biomes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as well as the work of Claude Monet as inspiration, participants will hone their observational skills and ask their own questions. Students explore how the physical characteristics of nature inform the function of healthy ecosystems and investigate how elements of art they find in the natural world can be used in the principles of design for creating artwork. Click here to apply.
Campers in grades 6-8 interested in learning about careers in marine biology and animal care at conservation organizations the WCS New York Aquarium will engage in science activities related to daily career themes. Participants will learn about animal behavior science, create an animal exhibit model, conduct a biological survey, engage with the Animal Keepers, and examine veterinary specimens under a microscope. Click here to apply.
INTREPID MUSUEM’S GOT GOALS! The GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls Summer Intensive is a free, application-based summer program for eighth and ninth grade girls from New York City schools. This s not your average summer camp. Through dynamic hands-on lessons, fieldtrips and workshops, fifty accepted students will build proficiency in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The six- week, Monday through Friday program is located at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York City. Click here to apply online and for additional information.
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.
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.
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.
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) is pleased to offer two, paid NSF-funded summer Research Experiences for Teachers professional development opportunities. Both are based on timely STEM-related topics: mechatronics/entrepreneurship and cyber security. Over six weeks, middle and high school teachers will receive full-time training in either mechatronics combined with entrepreneurship or in cyber security and will conduct research alongside faculty and students in an NYU SoE lab. After completion, teachers will be equipped to bring new and enriched STEM curriculum and after-school programming back to their students and schools, with the ultimate aim of expanding opportunity for students in STEM-related studies and careers. Applications are due by March 27, 2015. For program details and application instructions, click here.
The News Literacy Project (NLP) teaches young people to evaluate the credibility of news and information in the digital age. This week-long, drop-in blended e-learning unit is suitable for students in 7th through 12th grades. It includes digital videos hosted by well-known local and national journalists, interactive computer-based training, embedded assessment and a live videoconference with a journalist. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. NLP provides an orientation to the unit for teachers and learning kits for each student. The unit can be done in a computer lab setting (1:1) or in a regular classroom (1:many) and is available at no cost thanks to the support of NLP's major sponsors, including Charles H. Revson Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Learn more or register here.