Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development: Part II

There are a variety of opportunities taking place for educators on Thursday, June 8 in support of Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff. (To see more opportunities for this PD day, visit our Part I post here.)

If your school leaders have encouraged you to seek non-school based professional learning opportunities on June 8, explore the options below or view other activities offered by external educational organizations.


Learn How to Enhance Hands-on Science Instruction with Literacy

ESC_logo_Color - CopyOpen to: Elementary science cluster teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: During this full day professional development, discover two science standards-based units of study:

Eat or Be Eaten, an upper elementary ecology unit
Incredible Insects, a lower elementary insect unit

Gain access to e-Books and digital resources to supplement these units of study and learn about corresponding field trip programs at the Environmental Study Center to pair with the units of study in your classroom.

Application deadline: Friday, May 26.

Event date: Thursday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Study Center, 7151 Ave T, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then apply online. (Note: you will need a letter of acknowledgement from your principal to complete the application).

For more information: Email the Environmental Study Center. 


Attend the iLearnNYC End of Year Symposium

ilearnnyc-officialOpen to: All teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: Join iLearnNYC for a full day of professional learning featuring EdTech tools, digital leadership, blended learning, web literacy and a screening of the film Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 2.

Event date: Thursday June 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY, 11223.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then register to attend.

For more information: Visit iLearn’s wiki space or email Winnie Bracco.


Computer Science Fundamentals

CS4AllOpen to: Teachers of grades k-5. 

Opportunity at a Glance: This K-5 workshop blends online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. Workshop participants will learn how to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible to students in grades K-5. Participants will also receive all the supplies they need to teach and explore the limitless world of computing.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 7.

Event date: Thursday June 8, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mott Haven Library, 321 E 140th Street, Bronx, NY 10454.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then scroll down to the “CS Fundamentals – June 8, 2017” posting on the CS for All PD page and click on “Register Now.”

For more information: Visit the Computer Science For All homepage.


Spend Chancellor’s Day at the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Conference

PhotoforPostLGBTQCurriculumOpen to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: Join colleagues to build the skills needed to integrate inclusive curriculum, participate in workshops, and hear from leaders in the field. Hetrick-Martin Institute and the NYC DOE are partnering to provide a special Chancellor’s PD Day opportunity designed to further inclusion within the classroom.

Key date: Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: High School of Economics and Finance, 100 Trinity Place; New York, NY 10006.

Registration deadline: Rolling until full.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then register to attend.

For more information: Email Jared Fox, NYC DOE LGBT Community Liaison, or view the flyer.


Join Think-Move-Achieve Conference on Chancellor’s Day

2017 TMA Conference Slider

Open to: Health and physical education teachers; common branch teachers and school staff.

Opportunity at a Glance: Join the Office of School Wellness Programs and school wellness champions from across the five boroughs, for our first-ever Think-Move-Achieve Conference. Choose from more than 160 workshops to learn about the latest resources, curricula, research, and strategies you can start using immediately to take your teaching and advocacy to the next level. You’ll hear inspiring presentations, see student performances, and congratulate and network with colleagues at an award ceremony.

Key dates: Thursday, June 8, 7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Location: Prospect Heights Education Hub (Prospect Heights Campus, Clara Barton H.S., P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnson) 883 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Registration deadline: Monday, June 5.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then register online.

For more information: Access the registration page.


Attend a Training on HealthCorps Fitness, Nutrition and Resilience Curriculum

healthcorpsOpen to: Middle and high school teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: HealthCorps.org is offering a free professional development session in fitness, nutrition and resilience that will provide:

  • Full access to HealthCorps content on life-saving skills in Nutrition, Fitness & Resilience.
  • Strategies for the delivery of HealthCorps content and activities in the classroom and beyond.
  • Introduction to and technical assistance with the HealthCorps digital curriculum (on a CK12.org platform).

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be an optional spinning class after the training.

Key dates: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, 140 W. 102nd Street, New York, NY 10025.

Registration deadline: Rolling until full; 50 slots available.

Take action: Speak to your principal to confirm you should seek non-school based PD on June 8. Then register to attend.

For more information: Email HCU@HealthCorps.Org.

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