TAPCo. Times #6
October 9, 2018
Birthdays of the Week
Giraldy Reinoso 10/9
Maeve Donahoe 10/10
Olga Reinoso 10/10
Per-Session Opportunities for January Regents Scoring
Per-Session Opportunities for School Staff: Scoring for January Regents will take place between January 22 and 27. Note that Algebra I, Algebra II, Chemistry, Earth Science, English Language Arts (ELA), Global History, Living Environment, Physics, and US History will be scored partially or fully through per-session opportunities that will be centrally-funded and managed. Teachers and supervisors may apply for per-session positions at Regents scoring sites beginning at 6:00 p.m. on October 9, until November 16.
Teacher's Choice Program Renewed
As in previous years, 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. Note that funding levels have remained the same as in the prior fiscal year.
To view the titles of teachers and staff who are eligible for the program, and for specific allocation levels for the 2018–19 school year, see the educators’ eligibility requirements. As noted in the educators’ eligibility requirements, high school assistant principals who teach at least one class, certain full-time regular substitute teachers, and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) instructors are also eligible for these funds and must submit required certification forms by October 12, using the High School Assistant Principal Certification Form or Substitute/ROTC Certification Form, as appropriate.
In addition, any staff members who do not want to participate in the Teacher’s Choice Program should complete and submit this Request for Non-Participation (Opt-Out Form) by October 19. For other significant program dates, see these Key Dates for the 2018–19 school year. As a reminder, teachers should retain all receipts and hand them in on the scheduled due date (between December 3, 2018–January 18, 2019), to avoid June payroll deductions.
For updated program guidelines, as well as related forms and documents, see the Teacher's Choice website. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-935-4000.
Pics Of The Week
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional learning opportunities are posted on the I Teach NYC website and linked below. This week’s highlights include:
Elementary and Middle Schools
§ Register by October 7: ASPDP Course – Systems Thinking with Green Beetz
§ Register by October 9: Experiential Learning Course – Using Parks as Outdoor Classrooms
§ Register by October 12: Exploring 3-D Learning and the New NYC P-8 Science Scope & Sequence
Middle and High Schools
§ Register by October 4: Webinar – Digital Resources for a Healthy School Climate
§ Register by October 25: Forum on Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations Headquarters
§ Ongoing: Workshop – New Unit of Study for NYS Regent Living Environment
§ Register by October 5: Workshop at the New York Historical Society – Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
§ Register by October 9: Training – Empower Student Learning Through Libraries: Destiny for Intermediate Users
§ Register by October 10: Workshop – Classroom Management
§ Register by October 14: Workshop – Culturally Responsive STEM Teaching
§ Register by October 15: Training -- Empower Student Learning Through Libraries: Destiny for Novice Users
§ Register by October 17: Workshop – Discover the Green Bronx Machine
§ Register by October 31: Educator Evening at the American Museum of Natural History
Student opportunities are posted on the Student Opportunities page on the NYC DOE website. This week’s highlights include:
§ Ongoing: Create and Engage With Art During Art Explore
Middle and High Schools
§ Ongoing: Sign Up for a Free Holocaust Education Program for Your Students
§ Ongoing: Sketch With Us During Saturday Sketching at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
§ Register by October 19: Seventh Annual STEM Matters NYC Career Day
§ Register by October 18: Attend the Balancing Me, You, Us: Healthy Teen Relationship Conference
§ Register by October 26: Apply Now for a Paid High School Internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art