Teacher Times #22
February 10, 2014
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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:
§ Register by February 14: The Shubert Arts Leadership Institute Four Day Series 2014
§ Register by February 28: Mine-O-Rama Machina (Rube Goldberg Machine) Challenge
§ Register by March 3: “America’s Big Deal: The Canal That Connected the Country” Teacher Workshop
§ Participate on March 4: Service in Schools Spring Professional Development
§ Participate on March 6: City Museum Free Lecture: Social Activism: 1930s Literature with Dr. Stephen Petrus
Middle and High Schools:
§ Register by February 14: The Origin of Species: The Process of Speciation
§ Register by February 24: Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School hosts Site Seminar-Learn about Expeditionary Learning
§ Offered Monthly: Free News Literacy E-Learning
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program
§ Secondary Education, Two-Year Post Secondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (SPECA)
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Core Curriculum Profesional Development Opportunities
The NYCDOE is offering the following professional development (PD) and resources on Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction. This overview provides the year-long schedule for each PD series below.
Register for Session 2 of NYSED’s Grade 9 ELA Curriculum (facilitated by PCG): Teachers, administrators, and coaches implementing NYSED’s grade 9 ELA curriculum modules, which are being developed by PCG and are available on EngageNY.org, are invited to attend two PD sessions:
§ Register by February 13 for session 1 on February 18 or 19 (for teachers) and February 20 (for administrators and coaches) from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (as announced in the January 7 edition of Principals’ Weekly)
§ Register by March 7 for session 2 on March 19 or 20 (for teachers) and March 21 (for administrators and coaches) from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
For other March curriculum professional development sessions, register by:
§ February 14 for general session 4 for ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3
§ March 3 for Expeditionary Learning (grades 3–8) PD
§ March 7 for Common Core, Inc. PD
Online Resources: The following online resources are available to schools that opted into the Core Curriculum programs below:
§ Expeditionary Learning: School leaders who are new to Expeditionary Learning are invited to a webinar on February 13 from 4:00–5:00 p.m. This webinar will provide an overview of the curriculum, ideas for implementation, suggestions on pacing, and opportunities to share ideas with colleagues. Participants will need a computer with a broadband connection and speakers (a microphone is helpful but not essential). Click here to participate. A webinar for more experienced practitioners will be offered in late February.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.