Join us to bring new voices, new ideas, and new stories into your classroom. Participate in lectures, open houses, walking tours, and more while maintaining your professional certification from the New York City Department of Education. Every event introduces you to primary and secondary sources, tips, and techniques in support of the Common Core Standards. Learn more below and register by calling 917.492.3492 or emailing pd@mcny.org. Can’t attend the events? Make your voice heard and let us know how you are using our materials in your classroom.

Photograph Credit: Filip Wolak

P-CREDIT COURSES

The City Museum offers 36-hour P-Credit courses throughout the year featuring leading historians, engaging gallery tours, and hands-on workshops. 

NYCity Lab: Immigration
1 P Credit Course
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 19 and Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

1 P Credit; 12 CTLE hours

Cost: $75 per educator + $45 ASPDP fee (if applicable)

Immigration has always played a key role in the development of New York City, from its earliest days as New Amsterdam to today, where in 2017 approximately one third of New York’s population is foreign-born and the combination of immigrants and their American children comprise 55% of the city’s population. In NYCity Lab: Immigration, gain content knowledge of New York City’s rich history of immigration while planning activities for your classroom.

In the course’s hands-on workshops, exhibition tours, and illustrated lectures, learn how to effectively analyze primary sources through visual inquiry, inference, and reading comprehension activities. Examine and decipher maps, charts, and census data to learn where immigrants have come from and where they have settled in New York City between 1609 and 2017, and compare and contrast this to data projecting immigration to the city through the year 2050. Read personal narratives and curate a mini-exhibit reflecting community ties for today’s five largest immigrant groups to NYC.

 

Workshops
Workshops are designed to help teachers learn engaging historical content through hands-on activities that they can use in their classrooms. Opportunities range from after school programs to full-day opportunities throughout the school year.
Teacher Workshop: Conflict and Compromise in History
Free. 2 CTLE Hours
Wed, Oct 04, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Discover conflict and compromise throughout New York City’s history using the Museum’s extraordinary exhibitions and collections. Engage with artifacts, photographs, maps, and other primary sources and walk away with new resources, teaching tools, and content knowledge to use in your classroom tomorrow!

Educator Evening: Beyond Suffrage
Free; 2.5 CTLE hours
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join curator Dr. Sarah Seidman for a guided tour of the exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in New York Politics and discover over 100 years of women’s political activism in New York City.

Beginning with the long battle for women’s voting rights that culminated in the 1917 statewide and 1920 national right to vote, the exhibition highlights women at the center of New York’s politics through the 20th century and into our own times.

Featuring a diverse range of activists – both familiar and lesser known – the exhibition examines how women have navigated New York politics, often working behind the scenes for causes like health, labor, and good government. Learn about the central role of New York in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, and continued campaigns for women’s political power and grassroots mobilizations that demand equal gender rights today.

After the tour, continue the learning with a primary source workshop focusing on the theme of Conflict and Compromise in women’s political history.

Educator Evenings offer teachers in-depth looks at new exhibitions. These evenings are free and open to all.
The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 2.5 hours of CTLE credit.

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Free Chancellor's Day PD: New and Now
Free; 5 hours CTLE credit
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
9:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spend the day with colleagues immersed in this city’s dynamic past, present, and future during workshops featuring New York City History Day, discussions, tours, and more.

Explore the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and take away resources for your classroom. Featured exhibitions include:

  • Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in New York Politics
  • New York at Its Core: Port City, 1609-1898 and World City, 1898-2012
  • Future City Lab Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York
  • Activist New York

Plus! Educators get a sneak-peek of Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York. The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.