Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development

There are a variety of opportunities taking place for educators on Thursday, June 8 in connection with the Chancellor’s PD Day. To see even more opportunities, visit Part II of this series.

If your school leaders have encouraged you to seek external professional development opportunities on June 8, explore the list below. (Click on the opportunity title to jump to details.)


Morgan Library and Museum:
Experience Colors of the World and the Morgan Book Project

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Open to: All teachers grades 3-12

Opportunity at a Glance: Visit the Morgan Library & Museum to learn about their school programs, including Colors of the World and the Morgan Book Project. Workshops are recommended for teachers interested in integrating book arts into their curriculum. Breakfast will be provided.

Event Date: Thursday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: (Manhattan) The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Registration Deadline: Rolling.

Take action: Confirm that your school does not have professional development planned for the Chancellor’s Conference Day. Then register via email or call 212-685-0008 (ext. 356).

For more information: Explore teacher workshops at The Morgan.


New York Historical Society:
Learn More About Colonial New York

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Open to: All teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: Spend a day with our City’s ancestors, including Dutch, British, African, and Native American. This workshop will include a keynote by Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, and interactive gallery and classroom breakout sessions featuring the New York Historical Society’s new Colonial New York curriculum guide. Coffee will be served. $35 per person.

Registration deadline: Rolling until full.

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

Location: (Manhattan) New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Take action: Speak to your school leaders to confirm you should seek external PD on June 8. Then register to attend:

For more information: Visit the New York Historical Society teacher workshop calendar.

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American Museum of Natural History:
Discover New Ways to Leverage the Museum’s Resources

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Open to: All science teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: Join fellow educators at the American Museum of Natural History for a day of discovery. Museum educators and scientists will encourage teachers to make connections between cutting edge research and their science curricula through presentations, demonstrations and breakout sessions. Participants will receive a copy of the Educator’s Guide for the Museum Exhibits, as well as digital and print resources. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. $35 per person.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 7.

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

Location: (Manhattan) American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024.

Take action: Speak to your school leaders to confirm you should seek external PD on June 8.  Then enroll in a breakout session.

For more information: Email the American Museum of Natural History.

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Alley Pond Environmental Center:
Explore Butterflies, Bees and the Wonderful World of Insects

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Open to: All elementary school teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: Learn about the important role butterflies, bees and insects play in nature. An engaging presentation, interactive activities and fun lesson ideas will be shared. Live animal demonstrations provide close-up discovery of these interesting invertebrates. An exciting walk to our local pond will inspire nature lovers. You will be given two butterfly larvae and a milkweed plant to share a great learning experience with your students. Light breakfast will be served. $40 per person.

Registration deadline: Rolling until full. Space is limited.

Event Date: Thursday June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 228-06 Northern Boulevard; Douglaston, NY 11362.

Take action: Speak to your school leaders to confirm you should seek external PD on June 8.  Then register to attend.

For more information: Visit the Alley Pond Environmental Center website or email Bonnie Bromberg or call (718) 229-4000 ext. 207.

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The Tenement Museum:
Examine the Story of American Immigration

tenement_logoOpen to: All teachers

Opportunity at a Glance: In this workshop, take a sneak peek at a new exhibit, Your Story, Our Story, that tells the stories of immigration and migration post-WWII. Learn how this digital exhibition is making the exploration of history more inclusive, and gather resources and ideas to enhance your teaching. $10 per person.

Event Date: Thursday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: (Manhattan) Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002.

Registration deadline: Rolling until full. Space is limited.

Take action: Speak to your school leaders to confirm you should seek external PD on June 8. Email Kenny Prince or call 646-518-3066 to reserve a ticket.

For more information: Explore other professional development workshops at the Tenement Museum.

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