Professional Development & Leadership Opportunities

Zinc is thrilled that the NYC iZone has invited them to participate in its Short Cycle Evaluation Challenge 4.0 (SCEC) over the 2017-18 school year. This structured pilot program will provide city schools with PD on this test-prep based literacy tool and on evaluating edtech’s efficacy. In addition, schools w/o funds to purchase Zinc will have license costs covered by the DOE. Schools get to use Zinc and receive professional development, and Zinc gets data on efficacy – WIN WIN!

 

At this point, Zinc is actively looking for school partners and there’s limited space, so please reach out to Colette Coleman, colette@zinclearninglabs.com ASAP, if you’re interested.  Also, on Thursday, 8/3 the iZone will be hosting an event, Exploring Tech Tools and Implementation: English Language Learners, from 12-2:30 PM, and highlighting Zinc. More info on that is here.


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The Council for Economic Education is hosting their 56th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference in Brooklyn, NY (October 6-7, 2017)

Conference highlights:

  • Access to over 100 workshops where you can learn to integrate personal finance and economics into your classes
  • Outstanding networking opportunities – meet with other teachers and learn how they’re tackling the challenges of economic and financial literacy education for K-12 students.
  • Conference sessions and workshops provide actionable tactics that will help you incorporate economics and financial literacy in your classes.
  • Gain valuable perspectives from our impressive roster of guest speakers.
  • Get certificates of completion that may be applied toward CEU requirements.
  • Affordable registration fee includes all conference sessions, the Friday evening Reception, the Awards Dinner, the Teachers’ Breakfast, and the Teachers’ Recognition Luncheon.

Register here by 6/30!

 


Science genius battle

On behalf of our #HipHopEd movement and Heartist Production, you are invited to attend our Science Genius Final Battles on May 26th, 2017 from 7PM – 9PM. Actor Derek Luke, Dr. Christopher Emdin, Sophia Luke, and Mario Benabe will have our NYC students take the stage at the historical Loews Paradise Theater, located on 188th street and Grand Concourse.

Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bringing Attention to Transforming Teaching Learning and Engagement in Science) is a competition fashioned after hip-hop rap battles where competitors showcase their lyrical, performance, and scientific expertise in an event showcasing art, science and culture. Derek Luke and Christopher Emdin; each prominent in their respective fields of entertainment and education, partner to showcase the infinite possibilities when education and popular culture is introduced to young people and used to challenge notions of what genius is and could be. We will have celebrity judges like Derek Luke, Big Daddy Kane and others to crown our 2017 champion!

Having each of your presence here at this event as leaders and champions of education, will be meaningful for our 3000-5000 guess we are expecting to attend. Please feel free to share this to everyone in our region, your board and office. I hope to hear back from you all soon.

This could be a powerful opportunity for Corp Members, current and incoming and alumni to attend our #HipHopEd Conference as well on May 27th, 2014 at Cowin Auditorium – Teachers College, Columbia University (525 W120th St, New York, NY 10027) from 9AM – 5PM.

You can RSVP here for the conference or the Science Genius BATTLES:

Here: is an intro to the Science Genius BATTLES with my mentor and one of our founders, GZA from Wu-Tang Clan for greater insight into the program.


On May 16, East Harlem Scholars Academies will be hosting a professional development session and discussion on Restorative Practice in schools. We are committed to Restorative Practice, a model of building school and classroom culture around student engagement, reflection, and inclusion rather than exclusion and punishment. We’re proud of the work we’re doing and eager to share our progress and challenges and learn from and with colleagues in the field.

  • All teachers, leaders, and advocates interested in Restorative Practice are encouraged to attend and participate.
  • RSVP at ly/May16RestorativePractice
  • We are offering a morning session from 8:30-11:00, as well as an evening session at 5:30-7:30.
  • Both sessions will take place at 2050 2nd Ave. (corner of 105th St.) in New York.
  • Learn more about our schools at eastharlemscholars.org and our community-based parent organization East Harlem Tutorial Program at ehtp.org.

 


Join Educators For Excellence on April 6 for Rise. Teach. Lead., a convening of teacher leaders who seek to address the systemic injustice that permeates our schools.  Experts in restorative justice, positive behavior intervention systems, and mindfulness will lead workshops where you’ll learn skills that you can take directly to your classroom to create safer, more supportive spaces for your students.  We will also discuss the system-wide change that all students need to feel protected in their classrooms.  We rise to combat the systemic challenges that we face. We teach to bring hope to our students. We lead as educators to make our schools more just for all young people. And so, we ask you to join us for this special event.

RSVP HERE

Rise. Teach. Lead.
Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Baruch College


Are you looking for a summer job that will make a difference?

Every summer, 3,000 New York City children from low-income communities attend five Fresh Air camps on close to 2,000 acres in Fishkill, New York. With the help of over 400 staff members from around the world, they enjoy outdoor activities, make new friends, learn to swim, and unlock their limitless potential. For many of our campers, attending one of our camps is their first experience outside the city, and our goal is to provide a safe, fun and nurturing experience for every child.

The Fresh Air Fund staff are a group of diverse, motivated and dedicated individuals who share a passion for working with inner-city children. Our staff come from different states, countries, colleges and backgrounds to have a fun, challenging summer and give our campers the experience of a lifetime.

We are looking for leaders who are excited to work with children and bring a unique skill set to our camps. Fresh Air Fund staff are current and future educators, advocates and mentors, and will have a wide range of responsibilities while working at camp. Camp staff develop skills such as teamwork, resiliency, patience, independence and confidence, which can be applied to any future career path.

http://www.freshair.org/work-at-camp


STEMteachersNYC is dedicated to interchange and interaction among teachers of various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Our general purpose is to cultivate excellence in STEM teaching and to promote learning, self-confidence, and success for our students.  STEMteachersNYC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality professional development opportunities in the New York City area for STEM teachers. We produce weekend day workshops during the school year and multi-day and multi-week workshop intensives in the summer led by master teachers.  We welcome and encourage teacher attendees from across the globe, the US, and the local New York City area! See here for a list of workshops.


NYC CHARTER BOARD OPPORTUNITY: MetLCS is recruiting new members to join the board of a growing school in the Bronx. The school is currently K-8 and will be expanding to a college prep academy in the fall. We have been rated as a high performing school and have recently moved into our permanent home (a brand new building west of Yankee Stadium).  We’re looking for new members will some combination of the following skills: finance, facilities, HR, legal, or Spanish language.  We’re also looking for a member who is a current teacher or administrator, or a member of the Highbridge community.  Contact jhaber@lhacs.org for more information or apply here: http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetail.asp?joblistid=435474&come=&page=1&logo=yes&s=&acceptShift=0&cid=5577.


“Uncommon Institute” will feature 8-hours of FREE professional development (ex. Teach Like a Champion, Data-Driven Instruction) and high-quality, individualized coaching. This opportunity is only being extended to a small group of applicants whom our Principals/Recruiters identified as high-performing whom we would like to interview for 2017-18 teaching positions.

Uncommon Institute will take place Monday, Apr. 24th  – Thursday, Apr. 27th from 6-8pm, at Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. If you have any questions, or would like to confirm your attendance, please contact Malcolm Davis at Malcolm.davis@uncommonschools.org.


Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive Holocaust education program that delivers professional development and a rich array of resources for middle and high school teachers. With Echoes and Reflections, teachers can help students make connections with the past, gain relevant insight into human dilemmas and difficult social challenges, and determine their roles and responsibilities in the world around them.

We are 100% grant funded and in the past 11 years have reached over 35,000 educators around the country. There isn’t a cost to anyone who wants to host a workshop and all teachers receive our resource guide at no cost as well. The resource guide contains just about 30 lesson plans complete with primary sources such as photographs, art, diary entries and carefully curated clips of visual history testimony, which address a variety of topics related to genocide and the Holocaust.

Sign-up here!


3rd Annual Progressive Public and Charter School Job Fair for Teachers of Color

For educators of color, finding the right school to continue making an educational impact can be especially hard – so let us help! The goal of this job fair is to connect educators of color with progressive schools that share their educational beliefs, values, and goals. Co-founded by two classroom teachers and TFA alums in 2015, the fair has quickly grown to become one of the largest public-charter school career fairs in New York City. Don’t miss out!

Saturday, March 11th
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seward Park Campus / 350 Grand Street
RSVP: ptoc.splashthat.com or contact tokuyemi@communityroots.org


 

Nova Pioneer, Kepler, Bridge International Academies and 1 World Network of Schools are co-hosting informal events for teachers and school leaders to share more about once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with their organizations and the global education landscape more broadly.

Come meet us in NYC on March 1st. Hear from senior leaders from participating organizations and make valuable connections. Learn about how you can contribute to stronger education systems in the developing world, whether for a summer, a few years or more.

Link to RSVP for our NY event is here: http://bit.ly/march1NYC

Any Questions: Email Joanna Novick at jnovick@pioneeracademies.com


Over 100 NYC charter schools will be represented at the NYC Charter School Teacher Career Fairs on March 1st and 2nd. Details and registration: CHARTERJOBS.NYC.


The After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) provides high-quality, low-cost learning opportunities to NYC DOE educators that meet their professional learning needs, support their progress toward career goals, develop their instructional practices, and lead to improved student learning. We partner with over 30 non-profits, museums, and specialized professional development providers to offer more than 130 courses per semester.
All NYC teachers are eligible to take ASPDP courses to further their own knowledge and improve their teaching practice. ASPDP courses can also be credited towards salary differential (+30) requirements as well as the NYS 100 hours of Professional Development requirement, with principal approval.

Register by 2.14 to join us on 2.15.17 for our Elevating K-1 Reading Instruction PD.  Sign-up here!


The Eagle Institute empowers school leaders, educators, and support staff nationwide with job-embedded training and coaching services grounded in the Eagle Model’s proven practices for effectively engaging young men of color to realize their full potential. Join us for a dynamic professional development conference where we will endeavor beyond the well-known crisis rhetoric to share Eagle’s approach including practical tools and strategies which participating educators and practitioners can apply immediately.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9am to 4pm
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Offce Building
163 W. 125th Street (at the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.)

Seating is Limited. Reserve your seat before capacity is reached: http://bit.ly/EagleSpringPDI. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Almonte at rsvp@eafny.orgeaf-pd or 212-477-8370.


STEMteachersNYC is dedicated to interchange and interaction among teachers of STEM. Our general purpose is to cultivate excellence in STEM teaching and to promote learning, self-confidence and success for our students. Please join us for a series of professional development worksops! Send questions about workshops via email to Registration@STEMteachersNYC.org and see workshop schedules here


Ben Franklin Circles is a national initiative modeled on a mutual improvement club pioneered by Benjamin Franklin. For more than 40 years of his life, Franklin gathered a group of 12 of his peers once a week at a local pub. The club meetings often centered around 13 virtues that Franklin saw as the basis for being a better person and a better citizen – qualities like justice and frugality, industry and humility. By hosting these conversations, Franklin challenged himself and his fellow members to think about their habits and values. Simultaneously, the group used the forum to discuss ethical leadership, civic engagement and he they could improve their community. Together, they laid the groundwork for civic projects (the public library, post office, fire department) that shaped American life for centuries to come.

In 2016, 92Y, a leading community and cultural center in New York City —in partnership with Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Citizen University — revived this idea. We’ve created all the tools and resources anyone will need to start their own Ben Franklin Circle, with the goal of creating a network of Circles dedicated to hosting these conversations around the country.

· To learn more, find the Ben Franklin Circles toolkit HERE.
· To read more, check out our featured pieces in Upworthy, Business Insider, and The Atlantic.

Please contact Jason Rosenberg at jrosenberg@92Y.org for more questions.


STEMteachersNYC offers rigorous science programming and professional development for science educators in NYC. Check out their offerings by clicking here!


Teachley is an edtech startup in NYC that helps elementary schools use formative assessment data to target instruction and intervention efforts. Students play our award-winning math apps while teachers get in-depth data reporting on their performance.

They are looking for elementary school teachers to help test out some of their latest designs and apps!

If you or other teachers you know are interested in a sneak peek of their latest designs and apps, please fill out this short form. All participating teachers will be compensated with a $25 gift card and free Teachley subscription.

Details:

  • Each interview will last 20-30 minutes.
  • Interviews will take place at the Teach for America office: 25 Broadway in Manhattan, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, based on your availability.
  • Yummy treats and refreshments will be available.
  • Participants will receive a$25 gift card and free Teachley subscription.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this short form and we’ll contact you soon to set up a time to participate.

 


Venture with Impact – Live, Work and Volunteer Abroad

Are you torn between a career that works towards the social good and one that provides financial security? Venture with Impact organizes the housing, travel, and volunteer experiences for a group of young professionals that live in different countries for a period of two months in each country. In each location participants work remotely for their jobs in the United States in a workspace provided by Venture with Impact. During their free time they will engage in volunteer work with a partner organization, forming relationships and building experiences in the process.
You can learn more about our pilot program by joining us on Facebook. If you’re interested in email updates, you can sign up on our website at www.venturewithimpact.org


 


Destination Teach
Interested in teaching abroad this summer and gaining valuable international education experience? Check out Destination Teach, a teaching project designed to share and strengthen best teaching practices as well as provide professional development opportunities in underprivileged areas, including Kenya, Morocco and Colombia. Opportunities available for trip leadership, as well, for those with teaching experience. Please check out http://destinationteach.com/adventures/ for more information and to access our application! Email questions to info@destinationteach.com


Teaching Lab Cycle of Inquiry

Teaching Lab is a non-profit organization that supports teacher leaders working to bring great professional learning to their community. Employing standards aligned content (including the Engage New York modules) and the principles of community organizing, Teaching Lab supports the growth and professional development of teacher who work in  traditionally underserved communities.  We are opening a cycle of inquiry this fall in which teacher-leaders will gather to learn, share best practices and develop shared lesson plans and instructional interventions. Our focus will be on making complex text accessible to all students. As a community, we will identify student work samples to collect. Over the next few weeks, participants will teach shared lessons and collect student work. We will then close our cycle by meeting again to discuss what we found with our students and record our shared growth and development. The cycle will open on Saturday, October 29th and close on Saturday, November 12th. If you are interested in learning more about Teaching Lab, visit our website. If you’d like to participate in our Demonstration cycle this fall, please complete the short application here. Any questions, feel free to reach out to our Director of Organizing Max Wagner at max@teachinglab.us


Participate in a Focus Group with 100Kin10

This year, 100Kin10 ran a fellowship program on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in early childhood. Participating Fellows came from organizations that either train teachers in STEM and/or support teacher professional development in STEM.  As a result, Fellows came from a wide variety of types of organizations: school districts, museums, botanical gardens, media organizations, colleges of education, etc. Fellows did research and developed prototypes of ideas designed to get more active STEM learning to happen in early childhood classrooms.  They tested these prototype ideas with some “end users” and based on this user testing made improvements to their concepts.  [For more about the 100Kin10 Fellowship, click here for a quick one-pager and here for a more detailed map of the Fellows’ journey.]


A School of One: Math – A New Classrooms Solution: New Classrooms is currently partnering with new middle schools in New York City to become a School of One: Math schools in the 16-17 school year. School of One: Math is a ground breaking personalized learning model that was named by TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of 2009. The ideal school partner believes in the power of personalized learning for every student, and is ready to support a high quality implementation in their school. Come and join a network of 28 national school partners who are on the cutting edge of personalized learning practices. To learn more, complete this application and someone will get back to you immediately.


Tootelage, Inc.: Tootelage, Inc. is a start-up focused on helping families better support their child’s academic success in math. We have a PreK – Grade 8 print product that will be supported by a series of family math nights, for which we are seeking experienced math educators. We are seeking 8 – 10 additional trainers to conduct family math nights. The family math nights will begin in late Jan / early February through June in schools throughout NYC, though we have a particularly large number of schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn. We anticipate that the math nights will be 90 – 120 mins long, but some school clusters may only wish for 45 – 60 min sessions. Compensation will range from $85 – 100 per hour, depending on skill set and experience. We will pay ½ of that rate for trainers to attend the training session. Click here for more details on how to apply.


Teach For Mexico Exchange: Teach For Mexico has an amazing opportunity to send 52 current Teach For America corps members and alumni who are still in the classroom to Mexico and in exchange will send 52 of their corps members to the US in an effort to get to know each other’s context, share best practices, and build their networks. Through the generous efforts of the U.S. Mexico Foundation, they will be able to pay for all flights for those who are selected for the program. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, view this flyer and reach out to Craig Meister, Director of Development in Teach For Mexico, with any questions.


Free College Board Counselor Workshops & Webinars: Learn about the redesigned SAT and PSAT/NMSQT and get easy-to-understand handouts to share with students and parents as you guide them through the college planning process. You can also sign up for any of our 42 free online webinars, including “The College Application Process” and “Fee Waiver 101 (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, College Application).” Click here to learn more and choose your workshops.


Founding School Leadership at KIPP: KIPP is growing and we need exceptional instructional leaders to found and lead our newest elementary, middle and high schools. This year, the KIPP network opened 21 new schools, bringing us to a total of 183 schools and nearly 70,000 students served across the country. Check out our blog post here to learn more about 4 of these new schools and their founding leaders. Interested in learning more about opportunities to found a new school at KIPP? Sign up here to receive updates on KIPP’s Fisher and Miles Family Fellowships – the application for next year launches on October 1st! Contact Maggie Raible (mraible@kipp.org) on KIPP’s National Recruitment Team with any questions.


Help a senior at Manhattan High School for Girls with her research project: “I am conducting an original research project for my senior year and would like to invite all TFA teachers to participate in my research study titled: Supporting African American Youth. The purpose of my research study is to determine the impact of programs designed to teach and inform African American youth about racism, discrimination and the justice system in the US today.” See her letter here.


The Bronx Better Charter School for Better Learning is a progressive, highly successful public charter school, now in its 13th year of service to almost 500 children grades Pre-K through 5.  In 2015, it opened a second campus nearby, BBL2, beginning with 75 Kindergartners.  The school’s pedagogy, on which it has based its charter, is the “Subordination of Teaching to Learning.”  We seek no more than ten participants, with strong foundations in English and mathematics, to join our new Fellowship Program.  Our Fellows will work for one year at one of our two schools in the north Bronx and take courses in the above-mentioned pedagogy.  Successful completion of the program will lead to a Master’s degree in education from SUNY Albany, completed in just 18 months, and eligibility for a regular teaching position at one of our schools.  To apply or for further information, contact Dr. Kevin Brennan, Executive Director, at kbrennan@bronxbetterlearning.org.  More information here

 

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