Teacher Times #37
June 9, 2014
Birthdays of the Week
Amanda Chad 6/11
Thomas Rice 6/14
Ron Link 6/15
Allison Shebar 6/15
Common Core Curriculum Professional Development: Summer Sessions
Summer professional development (PD) sessions: The NYCDOE is offering three-day introductory 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.
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, has been made available through FY15 School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) No. 38. Vacancy circulars (VC) for teachers (VC #577) and supervisors (VC #576) that cover participation in Core Curriculum PD between July 1 and September 30 are posted here.
Online Resources for Go Math!: Teachers and school leaders can view a recording of Go Math! webinar 9, “Secret Millionaire’s Club: A Site that Teaches Financial Habits and Skills.” This webinar explored the Secret Millionaire's Club website referenced in the intermediate grade material.
To see a complete list of online resources for each Core Curriculum program, click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 June 17: “Black Fives: Sports and Civil Rights” Teacher Workshop
§ Register by June 30: Bilingual Special Education: “Bringing Together Evidenced-Based Practices & School Implementation Efforts”
§ Register by July 28: Developing Digital Literacies
Middle and High Schools:
§ Apply by June 23: Shakespeare Teacher Intensive: Romeo and Juliet
§ Register by June 30: Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2014
§ Apply by June 30: 2014 Newsies! Awards for Student Journalism
Pics Of The Week