Teacher Times #35
May 27, 2014
Common Core Curriculum Professional Development: Summer 2014 Sessions and Application for Teacher Facilitators
Summer professional development (PD) sessions: The NYCDOE is offering three-day beginner and one-day intermediate PD sessions this summer for schools using the following Core Curriculum programs: ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3 (various dates, July 7–August 22, 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). See this overview for additional details, including session content, schedule, and links to register; educators should register by June 27. Please share this information with your staff. Note that educators who participated in a previous curriculum PD session will also receive information about how to register via an email next week from email@example.com.
You may send as many teachers as you wish to attend PD this summer, but you are responsible for compensating them. Funding to support your staff in attending this PD, as well as in implementing other aspects of the Citywide Instructional Expectations, will be made available through an FY15 SAM that will go out with initial allocations. Vacancy circulars for teachers and supervisors that cover participation in Core Curriculum PD between July 1 and September 30 will be provided in next week’s Principals’ Weekly.
Encourage teachers to apply for teacher facilitator roles by June 13: The NYCDOE is launching an application process to identify a select group of teachers with experience teaching one of the Core Curriculum programs, ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, or CMP3, and strong facilitation skills. Over the course of the 2014–15 school year, selected teachers will work with NYCDOE coaches to develop and lead a series of four after-school or Saturday sessions. Please share this overview with any teachers who have demonstrated strong implementation of a Core Curriculum program and potential to facilitate workshops for colleagues. Teachers should apply by June 13.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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:
§ Nomination Deadline Extended to May 30: Nominate Outstanding Educators for Education Update Award and Event at the Harvard Club
§ Participate in May: Special Education Office Professional Development Opportunities
§ Register by June 3: Chancellor’s Conference Day Workshop “The Civil War and the Common Core”
§ Participate on June 5: Mandalas, Mindfulness, and Math: Professional Development Workshop at the Rubin Museum of Art
§ Participate on June 5: City Museum Chancellor Day PD: Immigration Then and Now with CUNY’s American Social History Project
§ Participate on June 5: Local History: Bringing Brooklyn’s Past into the Classroom
§ Apply by June 3: Personalized Pathways Innovation Challenge
§ Apply by June 1: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Digital Stories: Photography and Blogging (Ages 15–18)
Middle and High Schools:
Apply by May 29: iLearnNYC Application Form and Information Session