TAPCo. Times #17
January 6, 2020
Birthdays of the Week
Stephanie Salcedo 1/9
Judelkis Perez 1/11
Update on Next Generation ELA and Math Standards
The DOE announced the New York State Education Department (NYSED) implementation roadmap and timeline for the Next Generation Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, which includes goals and activities for stakeholders to raise awareness of, build capacity around, and implement the Next Generation Learning Standards. As part of Phase I: Raise Awareness, NYSED released Professional Development Turnkey Toolkits to support you and your staff in ensuring all education stakeholders in your school are aware of the revised standards and timeline for implementation. In addition, the DOE previously released Monday professional learning materials to support you and your staff in facilitating professional learning that raises awareness of the new standards, and the implications for teaching and learning.
The DOE is currently in Phase II: Capacity Building, which calls for integration of the Next Generation Learning Standards into curriculum, instruction and assessment design as we prepare for Phase III: Full Implementation for the 2020–21 school year. You can visit the BCO UP Learning site for professional learning opportunities in your Borough/Citywide Office (BCO).
Pics Of The Week
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
§ Apply by January 6: Mathematical Puzzles for Illumination and Inspiration with Peter Winkler
§ Register by January 10: Empowering Student Learning through Libraries: Destiny Training for Novice Users
§ Apply by January 12: Apply for the Science Friday Educator Collaborative
§ Register by January 31: ASPDP-Approved Quikitech Online P-Credits and A+ Course Credits
§ Ongoing through June 12: Grant Funded Field are Now Available at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
§ Ongoing: Bring Global Conservation Lessons to Your Classroom with Wildlife Conservation Society’s “Field Sight”
§ Ongoing: Explore School Quality Report Results
Middle Schools and High Schools:
§ Register by January 12: Teaching Immigration through Literature
§ Register by January 26: Three-Dimensional Learning with Vernier Data Collection Technology
Teacher's Choice Purchasing and Submission of Documentation Deadlines
Staff members who received the funds are required to spend them on qualifying educational materials by this year’s purchasing deadline of January 12. Staff must submit original receipts for program purchases to you or your designee, along with a Teacher's Choice Accountability Form, by January 17. Note that Absent Teacher Reserve (ATR) participants, who are assigned to your school during the week of January 13, must also submit proof of eligible purchases to you or your designee by this deadline.
If your eligible staff members do not spend all of these funds, and submit only a portion of the required documentation by the upcoming deadline date, they will be required to reimburse the DOE for any unused funds in accordance with the program guidelines. If reimbursement is not received, a payroll deduction will be withdrawn from the staff member’s June 30 paycheck. School-based occupational/physical therapists and nurses will receive a payroll deduction in their June 26 paychecks, if reimbursement is not recieved.
For information about the program and upcoming Key Dates for the 2019–20 school year, see the Teacher’s Choice page.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-935-4000.