Teacher Times #36
June 2, 2014
Birthdays of the Week
Elisabeth Giardini 6/8
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
§ Participate in May: Special Education Office Professional Development Opportunities
§ Participate on June 5: Math for America Fellowship Opportunity for NYCDOE Math and Science Teachers
§ Register by June 6: From Landfill to Wildflowers: A Private Tour of Fresh Kills Park with the National Wildlife Federation
§ Participate on June 6 or June 17: NYU Reading Recovery Information Sessions for Principals and Administrators in the Bronx or Brooklyn
§ Register by June 8: “World War II: On the Town, This is the Army and South Pacific” Teacher Workshop
§ Register by June 10: “When Walls Shout: Street Art in the 1970s” Teacher Workshop
Elementary and Middle Schools:
§ Apply by June 12: The Morgan Book Project: Arts at the Core of Collaboration and Cross Curricular Skills
§ Apply by June 13: Apply to Facilitate 2014-15 Core Curriculum Implementation Course for ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3
§ Register by June 27: Register for Summer Core Curriculum Professional Development sessions for ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3
§ Participate on June 8: STEMteachersNYC Physics Teaching Workshop: Graphical Solutions to Kinematics and Forces
§ Apply by June 10: Apply for the College Access Inquiry Summer Institute
§ Apply by June 29: Paid Museum Ambassador Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
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Common Core Curriculum Professional Development: Summer Sessions and Applications for Teacher Facilitators
Summer professional development (PD) sessions: The NYCDOE is offering three-day introductory and one-day intermediate PD sessions this summer for schools using the following Core Curriculum programs: ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3 (various dates, July 7–August 22, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). See this overview for additional details, including session content, schedule, and links to register; educators should register by June 27.
Encourage teachers to apply for teacher facilitator roles by June 13: The NYCDOE is launching an application process to identify a select group of teachers with experience teaching one of the Core Curriculum programs, ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, or CMP3, and strong facilitation skills. Over the course of the 2014–15 school year, selected teachers will work with NYCDOE coaches to develop and lead a series of four after-school or Saturday sessions. Please share this overview with any teachers who have demonstrated strong implementation of a Core Curriculum program and potential to facilitate workshops for colleagues. Teachers should apply by June 13.
Online Resources: The following online resources are available to schools that opted into the Core Curriculum programs below:
§ Code X: Teachers and school leaders can now view a recording of the fourth Code X webinar. Use “codex” (all lower case) as the password. In this webinar, participants investigated strategies for engaging students in reflection and goal setting. The first half explored strategies for leading students in self-reflection and holding one-on-one conferences. Participants then discussed how to help students set goals and measure their progress towards reaching their goals over the course of the year.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.