Teacher Times #17
January 6, 2014
Jashaun Sadler 1/7/14
James Giordano 1/20/14
Attendance should be taken during the first ten minutes of class, and be ready to be picked up (for periods 1 & 8). Students should not be leaving the classroom to deliver attendance folders to the main office.
Electronic Devices & Hats
As per Chancellor's Regulations, hats and electronic devices are not permitted in the classroom. Please call a Dean for confiscation of any hat or electronic device. Do not ignore.
Student Change of Address
Let Lissette in the Main Office know if you know of any student who recently moved, or had a change of address.
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
§ Register by January 13: “The Declaration of Independence: 1776” Teacher Workshop
§ Register by January 16: One–Day Seminar for High School Social Studies and English Teachers on Complicity and Collaboration during the Holocaust
§ Apply by January 21: Nominate Teachers for the 2014 Fishman Prize
§ Register by January 21: “New York Rising: The American Revolution in New York” Teacher Workshop
§ Participate on January 23: Identifying Children with Autism
§ Register by January 29: Museum of the City of New York Full–Day Workshop for Educators: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom with The New York Times
§ Participate on February 3: OELL 2014 Language Other Than English (LOTE) Professional Development Session, “Lead with Languages”
§ Apply by February 14: Students Can Apply Online for Free Summer Arts Institute
Pic Of The Week
Common Core Curriculum Professional Development Updates
The NYCDOE is offering the following professional development (PD) and resources on Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction.
§ Registration for general sessions for ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3 will stay open until January 17 (sessions will close on a rolling basis); you are encouraged to share this information with your teachers as appropriate.
§ CMP3: Teachers should register by January 17 for one of four technology sessions to support teachers in using the online components of CMP3, including Dash, MathXL, and Teachability. These sessions are meant to supplement the four CMP3 general sessions and will take place from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on January 10, 17, 24, and 31. Registration for the technology sessions will close on a rolling basis.
§ Expeditionary Learning: Register by January 10 for an Expeditionary Learning professional development session for administrators and coaches on January 23. This session is designed for principals, instructional coaches, and others who support school-wide implementation of the grades 3–8 Expeditionary Learning ELA modules.
Online Resources: The following online resources are available to schools that opted into the Core Curriculum programs below:
§ Core Knowledge: A recorded version of the December Core Knowledge office hours for K–2 teachers is available here. These office hours addressed FAQs from recent professional development opportunities.
§ Code X: If your school purchased Code X this year, you should have received an email on December 6 from firstname.lastname@example.org with information about setting up Code XDigital accounts for teachers in your school. For slides from the December 11 webinar about setting up Code X Digital for your school, click here.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email email@example.com.
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ Studio in a School Grant Opportunity for Title I Schools