Teacher Times #1
September 3, 2013
The primary election for City offices will be held on September 10, the day after school opens onSeptember 9. If necessary, a run-off election will be held on October 1. The general election will be held on November 5. Be aware of the following guidance and requirements throughout this time period:
§ You must ensure that students learn in an environment free of partisan political influence in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation D-130. Your staff members are encouraged to discuss the importance of elections, to expose students to as many political viewpoints as reasonably possible, and to link these discussions to relevant course studies. However, while on duty or in contact with students, you must maintain a posture of neutrality with respect to all candidates and may not wear or distribute any items advocating a candidate or political organization.
Teacher's Choice Program
Like last year, your teachers and other eligible staff will have the opportunity to purchase instructional materials and supplies for use in their classrooms through the Teacher's Choice Program. Click here to view specific allocation levels for teachers and staff who are eligible, click here to see key dates for the program, and click here for the Request for Non-Participation (Opt-Out Form). Additional details, including updated guidelines, FAQs, and forms pertaining to the program, will be provided on theTeacher’s Choice website in September.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-935-3304.
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 on September 4: Teacher Team Lead Webinar - Best Practices in Setting up Teacher Teams
§ Participate on September 20-22: NY State Marine Education Association Annual Conference for STEM Teachers
§ Register by September 27: Project Chess Teacher Training Workshop
§ Ongoing: Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential Webinar
Citywide Curriculum Professional Development