Teaching Resources

Middle Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (in chronological order)

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Middle Schools: New York Citywide Mathematics/Science Partnership (MSP) Professional Development Project 

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014
Contact: Tracy Fray-Oliver

The New York Citywide Mathematics/Science Partnership (MSP) Professional Development Project is focused on promoting increased mathematics and science achievement in grades 6-8 across the city. Through partnerships with college universities and other organizations, teachers and building leaders will engage in a wide-range of professional learning to strengthen mathematics and science teaching and learning. For additional information and/or to request an application, please email Tracy Fray-Oliver. Due to the rapidly approaching deadlines for registration, we ask that schools submit a completed application by July 31st.

Middle Schools: The Met is Seeking Outstanding Middle School Teachers

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014
Contact: Nicola Giardina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is accepting applications from NYC middle school teachers working in Title 1 or District 75 schools for the 2014-2015 cohort of Astor Educators. Fifteen exemplary teachers will have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a professional learning community. Over the course of the year the cohort will develop lesson plans and instructional videos highlighting ways experiences with works of art can help students develop key skills such as close reading and evidence based reasoning featured in the Common Core State Standards. For more information and to apply, visit this site. 

Middle Schools: Partner with CityScience

Application Deadline: August 8, 2014
Contact: Thor Snilsberg at partnerships@cityscience.org

Middle Schools are invited to apply for CityScience's 2014-2015 partnership program. If selected, school's gain a collaborative commitment to improving instruction, curriculum, and school culture, along with matching dollars to take professional development into a school's own hands. CityScience Coaches, teachers, and school administrators will work together to plan and implement an integrated science curriculum that engages students, promotes higher order thinking, and improves performance across subject areas and grade levels. More information and applications can be found by clicking here.

Middle and High Schools: Apply for New STEM Partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Application Deadline: August 11, 2014
Contact: Dave Johnston

Middle and high school educators and principals are invited to apply for partnership with WCS to implement the innovative new web platform, Mannahatta2409.org in their classrooms. 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 Mannahatta2409.org as well as shaping curriculum for dissemination across the nation through the 2014-2015 school year. Interested schools can apply 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.