The iZone is pleased to announce six educator-led Affinity Groups for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. Each group will meet regularly, forming a community of practice to dig into innovative education topics and practices. All NYC Schools educators and central staff are welcome to participate. Read below for descriptions about each Affinity Group.
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Affinity Groups for School Year 2015-16
|Affinity Group||Description||Group Leader|
|Blended Learning Café||A community of teachers who read articles and books on blended learning, and explore how to implement promising strategies in the classroom.||Rachel Tsivitis
Lower East Side Prep High School
|Book Club Now||A community of readers who meet to discuss and recommend books to each other and our students.||Jamie Wilbur
City As School
|Deeper Learning in Urban High Schools||Exploring the theories and practices that support deeper learning for students and particularly historically marginalized students at Title I schools.||Daniel Babauta
Sunset Park High School
|Digital Citizenship||Creating student-friendly materials for the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (IAUSP).||Lisa Nielsen
NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology
|EDxED2016 iLeaders||Group of educators who will design and host a teacher-led professional development conference in 2016. The conference fosters discussion, questioning, innovation, reflective leadership, and design thinking within our schools.||Walter Brown
Hudson High School of Learning Technologies
|Mastery Communication||For members of the Mastery Collaborative who have tried various forms of online mastery trackers. Groups will meet to create an effective online system for monitoring student progress, growth, and work.||Ethan Knecht
Bronx Compass High School