TAPCo. Times #10
November 5, 2018
Increased Protection for DOE Accounts
On November 5, the DOE will launch a new password reset tool to make DOE information more secure. After the reset tool launches, DOE staff will need to set up three security questions from a list of ten to reset their passwords. The security questions can be set up via the Profile and Password Management tool on or after November 5, or whenever the current password expires. After setting up the security questions, you will be able to reset passwords without technical support by correctly answering your security questions.
For questions, call the DOE Service Desk at 718-935-5100 (Monday–Friday from 6:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).
New Teacher Survey for First Year Teachers
This week, the DOE will launch its annual Six-Week New Teacher Survey, which is shared with all active, first-year classroom teachers via their DOE email addresses. You should provide your teachers with computer access and adequate time to compete this survey, and encourage them to complete it by November 13. Their feedback will provide insights into first-year teaching experiences in the DOE and inform new teacher supports citywide. Note that first-year teachers are surveyed citywide twice during the year—at approximately the six-week mark in the fall, and in the closing weeks of the school year. Participation is optional but strongly encouraged, and the results are confidential.
For questions, email NewTeacherSupport@schools.nyc.gov.
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:
§ Apply by November 8: Sixth Grade Weather and Airplanes Professional Learning Institute
§ Register by November 5: Chancellor’s PD at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
§ Register by November 5: Chancellor’s PD Day with iLearnNYC: Innovation Institute
§ Register by November 5: Chancellor’s PD Day with NYC Urban Debate League: Debate Con
§ Register by November 5: Chancellor’s PD Day: Tennis Training
§ Register by November 5: Chancellor’s PD Day: Web-Based Resources to Teach Financial Literacy
§ Register by November 30: Explore Everyone Can Code with Apple
§ Ongoing: Discover Free Schools Wellness Training Opportunities
§ Ongoing: Exploring Disability with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative
§ Ongoing: Learn more about the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College
Student opportunities are posted on the Student Opportunities page on the NYC DOE website. This week’s highlights include:
§ Participate on November 29: Native American Cultures Day
Middle and High Schools
§ Apply by November 28: Garden Apprentice Program at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
§ Register by November 28: Attend Cooper Hewitt’s Free DesignPrep Workshop: Explore Ink Techniques to Design a Wallpaper
§ Ongoing: Serve as a Member of the Citywide Council for Special Education