Teacher Times #18
January 12, 2015
Educator Guides for Grades 3-8 Common Core ELA & Math Exams
The grades 3–8 Common Core exams in English Language Arts (ELA) and math will be administered from April 14-16 and April 22-24, respectively. On December 24, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) published test guides that include information about the content and structure of these exams and detail how the Common Core Learning Standards will be measured.
Sample Questions for the Common Core Regents Exam in Geometry
The Common Core Regents examination in Geometry will be administered for the first time in June 2015. On December 24, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) published additional sample questions for this exam on the Engage NY website.
8th period HS teachers are responsible for collecting permission slips and handing them in to Annie. Please encourage students to hand them in!! (If you need more, let me know!)
When a student hands in a permission slip, they then receive an "agency pass" from you (the pink paper). Please write their name and grade and sign it (to authenticate it).
Encourage students to come every Tuesday for open office hours to monitor their grades on skedula, make academic and social goals, and receive any extra help that they may need in your subject.
They CANNOT come to agency without the pink pass. This ensures that we have a permission slip on file for each student.
In middle school this is already happening in full swing and it is really working - KIDS ARE INVESTED! We need to make it happen in the high school!!
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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 January 15: Teaching As Social Justice
§ Participate on January 21: Principal and Administrator Appreciation Breakfast at the Children's Museum of Manhattan
§ Participate on January 21: Pizza & PD at the New-York Historical Society (N-HYS): Chinese American
§ Register by January 30: Dim Sum & History with the New-York Historical Society & Museum of Chinese in America
§ Register by February 2: “How Can the Arts Bring History to Life?” Educator Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
§ Register by February 2: Teaching Digital Literacy & Responsibility
§ Apply by March 20: Scholarship Opportunity for 7th Graders
Middle and High Schools:
§ Register by January 23: Chancellor’s Day 9/11 Memorial Museum Professional Development Workshop
§ Apply by January 30: Summer Research Fellowship for Science Teachers
§ Apply by January 13: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’ African American Heritage Committee 2015 Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
§ Register by January 15: COLLEGE GOAL NY - FAFSA Completion Events for New York State Students
§ Participate on January 20: Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) Professional Development Workshop
§ Register by January 20: EngageNY Grade 9-12 ELA Curriculum Professional Development Workshop
§ Participate on January 21, 27 and February 5: Teaching African American History through Interactive, Digital Resources
§ Apply by January 31: College Scholarships for Italian Americans
§ Apply by January 31: Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program
§ Register by February 1: Sign up for Free High School CPR Program