Teacher's Choice Distribution of Funds and Purchasing Deadlines
As previously noted, eligible staff members have the opportunity to purchase instructional materials and supplies for use in their classrooms through the Teacher's Choice program. This year’s Teacher’s Choice-eligible school staff members will receive non-taxable funds in their paychecks on November 29.
If an eligible staff member does not receive their funds on the scheduled date, you or your designee should email the staff member’s name and file number to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 6, so that funds can be distributed in a subsequent paycheck. As a reminder, staff members who opted-out of the program by October 18 will not receive these funds.
Staff members who receive the funds are required to spend them on qualifying education materials, by this year’s purchasing deadline of January 12; staff must submit original receipts for program purchases to you or your designee between December 2 and January 17. You should inform your eligible staff members of this opportunity.
For information about the program and distribution of teacher funds, see the Teacher's Choice page, which includes the Key Dates for the 2019–20 school year, Participant Responsibilities and Program Guidelines (see page 3 for information on qualifying education materials).
For questions, email email@example.com or call 718-935-4000.
Student opportunities are posted on the Student Opportunities page on the NYC DOE website. This week’s highlights include:
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Professional Development and Student Opportunities
All professional learning opportunities are posted on the I Teach NYC website and linked below. This week’s highlights include:
§ Register by November 25: Develop Information Literacy in Your Students
§ Register by November 27: Capitalism and Slavery with Christian Crouch
§ Apply by November 27: Coaching Basketball with Bob Hurley, Sr.
§ Apply by November 27: Understanding the Human Body: Science and Medicine with Dr. Anthony Hollenberg
§ Register by December 2: Desegregation and Equity in Education with Facing History and Ourselves and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
§ Register by December 4: Explore the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s Holocaust Curriculum
§ Register by December 4: Explore Recipes For Reading Phonics Program with Dr. Connie Russo
§ Register by December 4: From Jacob Lawrence to Georgia O’Keeffe – Educator Workshop at the Jewish Museum
§ Register by December 4: Get Certified – School Librarianship Information Session
§ Register by December 7: Saturday Session – Learning History with Images – Women in the Early Republic
§ Register by December 8: Project Laboratory – NYS Living Environment Labs Make-Over Edition
§ Register by December 9: Special Workshop – Women and the Revolution with Mount Vernon
§ Register by December 11: Copyright For Content Creators
§ Register by December 11: Explore the Power of Data in the Museum of the City of New York’s New Exhibition – Who We Are: Visualizing New York By the Numbers
§ Register by December 11: In Defense of Education – A Conversation with Randi Weingarten
§ Register by December 12: A Novel Approach – Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice
§ Ongoing through January: Bring Solar Energy to Your Classroom
§ Ongoing through February: Express Interest in Teacher Leader Roles
§ Ongoing through January 12: Teacher’s Choice – Get Up to $250 Back When You Purchase Teaching Materials
§ Register by December 8: Engage Middle School Students in Heat Transfer with Inquiry, Discourse, and Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
§ Register by December 6: Explore Fluency and Great Leaps