Middle Schools

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

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Middle and High Schools: Apply to Participate in the 2015-16 New Teacher Preparation Partnership Program                                    

Application Deadline: December 17, 2014
Contact: rverdier@newvisions.org

Schools are invited to apply for the 2015-16 New Teacher Preparation Partnership Program (NTPP), a new iteration of the Urban Teacher Residency model, which will utilize the structure of the Chancellor’s Learning Partners Program to match a host school that has had several successful years in the Urban Teacher Residency with two partner schools that are less experienced or new to teacher residency work. The program aims to match 4 host schools and 8 partner schools for the 2014-15 school year and will focus on preparing new secondary school teachers in English Language Arts, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (EL Learners). Please read the program overview and click here to apply online by December 17.

Elementary and Middle Schools: Professional Learning Session on Increasing Reading Achievement in Grades 3–8

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2015
Event: January 12, 2015
Contact: Nicholas Kuroly or Rebekah Nelson

ELA teachers in grades 3-8 are invited to a professional learning session focusing on deepening their understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and shifting pedagogy in English Language Arts. In this session, participants will learn practical research-based strategies that are ready for immediate classroom implementation.  This event will take place on January 12th from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click here.

Middle Schools: History & Theater

Event: January 8, 2015
Contact: Leslie Hayes/212-485-9256

Add some drama to your Exit Project with this monthly series of free workshops for middle school social studies and theater teachers. Link research and performance and help students embody a historical figure for their oral presentation. This event will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. at the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). To register, please email professional.learning@nyhistory.org or call 212-485-9256.

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.