Deadline for Submission of Teacher's Choice Outstanding Accountability Form
Teacher’s Choice funding was distributed to all eligible school staff members in their paychecks beginning November 28. As noted in the Teacher’s Choice Program: Guidelines and Procedures, participants are required to use these funds to purchase instructional materials and supplies for their classrooms. In the February 3 edition of Principals’ Weekly, you were informed that your staff had to use Teacher’s Choice funds by February 28 and to submit a Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form with proof of eligible purchases (i.e. original receipts and/or invoices) to you or your designee by March 2. If a Teacher’s Choice participant failed to submit an Accountability Form by the deadline, you or your designee must complete an Outstanding Accountability Report to inform the NYCDOE of all participants at your school who did not submit an Accountability Form and/or who did not spend part or all of the funds received by March 16. This report is used by the NYCDOE to recoup unused or improperly used Teacher’s Choice funds by way of a salary deduction, which will occur in the June 30 payroll.
For detailed information related to guidelines, forms, and key dates, see the Teacher’s Choice page. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-935-4000.
Pics Of The Week
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 March 13-15: Attend a FIRST Robotics Teacher Information Session at the 2015 New York City Regional Competition and Expo
§ Register by March 14: New York City Writing Project Teacher to Teacher Conference Early-Bird Registration
§ Register by March 16: Attend a Book Signing and Presentation by Professor Annette Gordon-Reed
§ Register by March 19: Cityscapes: Teaching New York History Through Art Full-Day Workshop at the Museum of the City of New York
§ Register by March 19: Morgan Library & Museum: Free Open House for Teachers
§ Register by March 20: Dr. Anita Archer Presents: Increasing Speaking, Listening and Writing Skills Through Active Engagement
§ Participate on March 20: Free Educator Open House at the Rubin Museum of Art
§ Register by March 23: Learn to Teach Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Society!
§ Register by March 23: Crafting Quality IEPs with CCLS Aligned IEP Goals
§ Participate on March 26: Music! Activism! Free Historian Lecture on the History of New York’s Folk Music Revival of the 1950s and 60s at the Museum of the City of New York
§ Register by March 27: Association of Black Educators of New York Offers Human Service Certificate
§ Register by March 31: Latino Caucus Professional Development Day in Collaboration with NYS/NYC RBERN at Fordham University
§ Ongoing: Register for Connected Math Program 3 (CMP3) Technology Sessions
Middle and High Schools:
§ Participate on March 19: We're All Human Here: Meeting Teens Where They Are
§ Ongoing: News Literacy Project Digital Unit
§ Participate on March 13: Free Career Labs for Teens (15-18) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
§ Apply by March 20: High School Students Apply Now to Attend DNA Science Camp
§ Apply by April 27: The Met is Seeking Outstanding High School Teachers!
§ Apply by March 31: Summer Study Projects Program at The Frick Collection
§ Apply by March 31: ScriptEd is Seeking Schools for Coding/Web Development Program