Teacher Times #28
March 31, 2014
Birthdays of the Week
Chris Froehlich 4/6
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 April 6: “Homefront & Battlefield: The Experiences of Civil War Women” Teacher Workshop
§ Register by April 8: Inclusive Education Student Summit
§ Place an Order by April 11: Free Arbor Day Trees
§ Apply by April 15: Kerlin Science Institute: Earth Science Professional Development
§ Participate on April 28: Bilingual Symposium
Middle and High Schools:
§ Submit by April 3: Logo Design Contest for 12–19 Year Old Female Students
§ Apply by April 14: Schools Can Win $10,000 to Build a Better School
§ Register by May 9: Inspire Your Ensemble – Music Educator Workshop
§ Apply by April 2: Recruiting High School Students for the goLead Institute Leadership Program
§ Apply by April 8: Mark Rothko and Dedalus Foundation Art Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
§ Participate on June 17: The New York City Comprehensive Examination in Visual Arts
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Common Core Professional Development Updates
The NYCDOE is offering professional development (PD) and resources on Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction. The following online resources are available to schools that opted into the Core Curriculum programs below:
§ Go Math!: Teachers and school leaders can view a recording of Go Math! webinar 7, “Supporting Students with Missing Skills.” This webinar covered intervention and assessment, the three tiers of intervention, and hands-on, print, and online supports for students.
§ Code X: Teachers and school leaders can view a recording of the third Code X webinar, “Engaging Students in Evidence-Based Writing.” Use “clifford1” (all lower case) as the password. This webinar explored strategies for supporting students in evidence-based writing. The first half covered the opportunities for daily writing in Code X and the writing process as it relates to the Performance Task. Participants then learned to facilitate and scaffold the Performance Task and strengthen their use of rubrics to normalize grading.
§ Core Knowledge: Teachers and school leaders can register for the next K–2 office hours session, which will be held on April 7 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. During this office hours session, participants will be presented with tools that Core Knowledge is developing with the New York State Education Department to support diverse learners within the skills strand of Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA). The next CKLA Preschool office hours will be held on April 14 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. Additional information with be shared in next week’s Principals’ Weekly.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ Playground Grant Opportunity
§ Middle and High Schools: Facing History Grant Opportunity - Grant Extension