Teacher Times #3
September 21, 2015
Birthdays of the Week
Kecia Dalton-Reece 9/21
Fall Professional Development Sessions to Support Collections, ReadyGen, CodeX, and School Desgined ELA Curricula
This fall, the NYCDOE is offering professional development sessions to support schools that are using the following Common Core Curriculum programs: Collections, ReadyGen, and Code X; sessions will also be offered for school-designed ELA curricula for grades K–12. Sessions will be held from October 2 through December 14, and registration will close two business days before the start of each session. For more information, including session content, schedules, and registration links, see here. Please share this information with your staff and note that educators who participated in a previous Common Core Curriculum PD session will also receive an email with registration information from Patricia Pinkerton on September 18. You, your assistant principal(s), and any coaches who may be interested in these sessions are also welcome to attend.
For questions, email Nicole Bournas-Ney.
Student Access to Drinking Water
Students should have easy access to water and be encouraged to drink often. Please make sure that students have an opportunity to drink from school fountains, water bottles, and other water sources throughout the day, especially when the temperature is above 80 degrees. Read the heat advisory for more information about staying hydrated during hot weather. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cheryl Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-203-7537.
Per-Session Opportunities for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and Second Language Proficiency (SLP) Exam Writers and Editors
Applications are still being accepted for NYC Comprehensive Languages Other Than English (LOTE) exam and Second Language Proficiency (SLP) writers, editors/reviewers, and supervisor positions. These exams are administered to eligible students in June so that they can meet state language assessment requirements. While the deadline for these positions has passed, the NYCDOE is still accepting teacher applications for the following LOTE/SLP per session postings:
§ LOTE writers for the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Latin
§ LOTE editors for the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Albanian, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
§ SLP writers and editors for Latin.
To check eligibility/selection criteria and requirements, and to apply for the LOTE and SLP writer and editor positions, click the links above and send required documents to LOTE@schools.nyc.gov. Please note that the posting for supervisors who will oversee various teams of LOTE and SLP writers/editors will go live next week.
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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:
§ Register by September 30: “Yo-Dan-Nastics™ (Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics blend)” Fall Classes
§ Register by October 1: Peer Mediation and Collaborative Negotiation Skills Trainings Event
§ Register by October 2: Teacher Effectiveness in the Arts Professional Development Series 2015-16
§ Register by October 2: New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Creativity Now
§ Participate on October 6: Educator Open House and Free Class Visits at the 9/11 Tribute Center
Elementary and Middle Schools:
§ Ongoing: Project Green Reach: Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) Outreach Science Program
§ Register by October 9: Green Horizons Environmental Careers Hands-On Activities for Students and Teachers
Middle and High Schools:
§ Register by September 23: He Named Me Malala Film Screening and Discussion
§ Participate on October 5 and 6: Respect for All Liaison Training
§ Register by September 23: Parents & Students Creating a Stronger College Process Partnership
§ Apply by September 27: Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Fall 2015 Application
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
§ Arts Partnership Grants to Serve ELLs and Students with Disabilities
§ SING Grants
§ Arts Continuum Grants to Bridge Elementary and Middle School Arts Learning
§ Arts+Family Engagement Grants
§ 2015-16 School Wellness Council Grant Program
§ Extended Deadline – Studio in a School Grant Opportunity for Title I Pre-K – 6 Schools
§ Extended Deadline – Transitional and Maintenance Bilingual Education Planning Grant for SY 2016 - 2017