Sign Up for PD Opportunities on June 7 for CTLE Credit

On Thursday, June 7, all NYC public schools will be closed to students in recognition of Anniversary Day.

With students not in attendance, teachers across the five boroughs will be participating in professional learning opportunities throughout the day.

If you are an NYC teacher, and your school leaders have encouraged you to seek non-school based professional learning opportunities on June 7, consider attending any of the following development workshops that are taking place throughout the City. Participants can be eligible to receive up to 5.5 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit:


  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Herstories
    Thursday, June 7, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    BLDG 92, 92 Flushing Avenue (Brooklyn)

This workshop will use an extensive collection of oral histories from the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during the WWII era to address themes of race, gender, and class in American history. Oral historian Sady Sullivan will teach an interactive listening workshop in the morning, and in the afternoon, participants will visit women-led/managed businesses now thriving at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Participating teachers are eligible to receive up to five hours of CTLE credit. The cost of admission is $25 per teacher and lunch and breakfast will be served.

Register HERE.


This workshop designed for classroom teachers in grades 4–12 will feature a curriculum that uses historical maps, documents, and census records to visualize freedom and slavery in early Brooklyn. This project-based unit culminates in students designing a campaign poster to rename a street currently named after a slave owner. Event includes an exclusive tour and viewing of the exhibition Brooklyn Abolitionists: In Pursuit of Freedom, and take home a unit on Mapping Freedom & Slavery. Participating teachers are eligible to receive up to five hours of CTLE credit. The cost of admission is $25 per teacher, and lunch and breakfast will be served.

Register HERE.


  • Opportunities at the New-York Historical Society
    Thursday, June 7, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (Manhattan)

There are two open opportunities hosted by the New York Historical Society: ‘The Politics of Fashion’ and ‘Hard History for Little Learners.’ Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. Coffee will be served. $35 per person.

Register and purchase a ticket HERE for “Politics of Fashion”
Register and purchase a ticket HERE for “Hard History for Little Learners”


  • The Sexuality, Women, and Gender (SWAG) Instructional Equity Conference
    Thursday, June 7; 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    LaGuardia High School – 100 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)

City teachers are invited to learn about building equity for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in the classroom, whether in STEM, ELA, social studies, health, or more. Co-produced with History UnErased, workshops will be presented by community partners like Girls on the Run, Global Kids, Girls Who Code, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, and experienced educational professionals. Attendees will get free books and other items. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled.

Register HERE.


  • Unsettling the American West: Rewriting the Narratives of Westward Expansion at the Museum of Chinese in America
    Thursday, June 7; 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Museum of Chinese in America – 215 Centre Street (Manhattan)

Contemplate the discriminatory impact of gold rush-era legislation and the legacy of the rallying cry, “The Chinese Must Go!” on Chinese and Chinese American populations in the West and Pacific Northwest. Spend the day touring MOCA’s exhibitions, exploring primary sources from their collections; and participating in hands-on activities that encourage you to consider (and reconsider) the moral implications of Manifest Destiny, heroic narratives of frontier life, and other romanticized notions of westward expansion. Coffee & lunch included. $25 per person.

Register and purchase a ticket to attend HERE.


  • Wave Hill Professional Development Workshop
    Thursday, June 7; 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    675 West 252 Street (Bronx)

Experience a window into the natural world at Wave Hill with some teaching tips and techniques. Learn ways to use the grounds of Wave Hill, and other public gardens and parks, as an extension of classroom learning. Explore strategies for developing realistic and effective practices for teaching science and other curricular areas of environmental education. In the afternoon choose from one of three workshops: Investigating Decomposers, Totally Trees, or Hand Paper-making in the Classroom. Event fee is $35 per person.

Register by calling (718) 549-3200, ext. 237, or email Wave Hill directly.

Interested in other opportunities? Check out the DOE’s Professional Learning Opportunities webpage or the I Teach NYC blog.

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