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 Can’t attend the events? Make your voice heard and let us know how you are using our materials in your classroom.

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

Native New York: American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam
1 P Credit (with ASPDP registration)
Sat, Sep 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day

1 P Credit (with ASPDP registration); 12 course hours

Cost: $80 per educator + $45 ASPDP fee 

The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider

Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian-New York, this popular course examines trade and relations between the Lenape and the Dutch and life on Mannahatta and in the Hudson River region.

Through guided workshops, lectures, and walking tours, explore source material in the two cultural institutions, learn about the relationships between the Lenape and the Dutch, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today.

Featuring guest speakers Perry Ground, Turtle Clan (Onondaga Nation), Education Specialist and Storyteller, and Dr. Andrew Lipman, Assistant Professor of History, Barnard College and author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast.

This two-day course meets on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from NEW TIME 9:30 am–4:30 pm at the National Museum of the American Indian-New York (1 Bowling Green, New York, NY), and on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 9:00 am–4:00 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY).

The Museum of the City of New York is CTLE certified. Participation in each day of this program provides 6 hours of CTLE credit, for a total of 12 hours. Eligible participants who register with ASPDP and complete the course requirements also receive 1 P Credit.


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.
Triumph and Tragedy in History: Free Educator History Day Workshop
Free. 2 CTLE Hours
Wed, Oct 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dive into the National History Day theme “Triumph & Tragedy” using the Museum’s extraordinary exhibitions. View history through multiple perspectives as you examine artifacts on display in New York at Its Core and engage in discussion with fellow educators.

After developing content knowledge, continue the learning with a hands-on workshop in the Museum's classrooms.

This workshop is geared toward educators of grades 6 to 12. Educators of all grade levels welcome.

New York City History Day is an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. By participating in History Day, students can research topics related to the annual theme and can express themselves creatively through various formats such as exhibit boards, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.

For more information about History Day and to learn how the methodology supports teachers and schools as they work towards aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core Standards, visit our New York City History Day page.

Chancellor’s Day: Microbes and the Metropolis
$60; 5 CTLE hours
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Discover the science, history, and art of germs, as you explore New York’s long battle against infectious disease in this interactive day filled with tours, workshops, and an introduction to NYC History Day.

Explore the groundbreaking exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis and hear from curator Rebecca Jacobs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Use primary sources to uncover the complex story of New York’s long battle against infectious disease—a fight involving government, urban planners, medical professionals, businesses, and activists—and discuss its implications today while learning how our understanding of disease has changed us physically, socially, and culturally.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours of CTLE credit.

For questions, to register multiple educators, or to request an invoice, please call us at 917.492.3403 or email

Chancellor’s Day: Immigration and the City
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s exhibitions to learn how immigrant communities have shaped New York City while exploring the challenges facing future immigration policies.

This Chancellor’s Day workshop includes a guided tour of New York at Its Core, the groundbreaking exhibition that captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other.

Then, dive into a primary source workshop to learn about immigration policies over the centuries. Hear how immigrant communities have mobilized for recognition and to demand services and discuss current immigration trends in the city.