Teacher Times #3
September 15, 2014
Birthdays of the Week
Kecia Dalton-Reese 9/21
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ Fuel Up to Play 60
Books To Be Discarded
Books to be discarded, or their location should be given to Ruben. They should be clearly marked. Ruben will be bringing them downstairs into the hallway outside Mr. Cerrone's room. Pick up is scheduled for Wednesday September 17, 2014.
Common Core Curriculum Professional Development Updates
The NYCDOE is offering year-long professional development courses for teachers using ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, and CMP3. These Core Curriculum Implementation Courses are led by New York City teachers and focus on effective use of Core Curriculum programs and strategic adaptations to meet students’ needs. Participants examine their own practice and students’ work, develop best practices for using curriculum-based assessments, and collaborate to plan instruction with a focus on pacing and differentiation.
Encourage up to two teachers from your school to register here for a Core Curriculum Implementation Course. The courses will take place over four three-hour sessions after school or on Saturdays during the 2014-15 school year. If you opt to send teachers to this course, please note that your school will be responsible for compensating teachers. Funding to support your staff in attending this course, as well as implementing other aspects of the Citywide Instructional Expectations is available through School Allocation Memorandum (SAM) No. 38. Vacancy circulars (VC) for teachers (VC#577R) and supervisors (VC#576R) that cover participation in Core Curriculum professional development are posted here. Teachers may also choose to take the course for P-Credit. Further information will be provided to teachers who choose that option following registration.
For registration information and an overview of the program and additional supports, including web-based and in-person technology resources for each Core Curriculum program, please click here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladder of Discipline
Pic Of The Week