iLearnNYC Professional Development Opportunities for Spring 2016

iLearnNYC is pleased to announce several professional development workshops this spring for NYC teachers. Per session will be paid to attendees who complete workshop requirements and project. Preference will be given to staff members in participating iLearnNYC schools. Read more about the upcoming workshops below. Seats are limited.

Socrative for Online Formative Assessment with Alise Braick

Wednesday, May 4th or May 18th
4:00-7:00 PM at PS 156 Waverly, Brooklyn

Teachers will be able to design assessments specifically for their students in a variety of formats, see student results in real time, and get instant report about whole class or specific student performance. Register for either the May 4 or May 18 session.

UDL Book Builder with Leah Sachs

Saturday, May 7th
9:00am-1:00pm at Madison HS, Brooklyn

Participants will be able to utilize the UDL book builder in order to create modified version of books and articles for use with lower level readers, ESL students and students with disabilities. Register

Tell Your Tale: Tools for Engaging Students with Digital Storytelling with Lia Lambrides and Kelly Henning

Saturday, May 7th or May 14th
9:00am-2:00pm at Madison HS, Brooklyn

This is a two day session workshop. Attendees must participate in both sessions and complete the project in order to be paid per session compensation. Register for either the May 7 or May 14 session.

Flipping the Classroom with Blendspace with Giovanna Kenny

Wednesday, May 11th
4:00-7:00 PM at Curtis High School, Staten Island

Participants will be able to use the Blendspace platform to create an online lesson plan in order to flip the classroom.  Register

Using Social Media in the classroom with Rachel
Tsivitis (two session series)

Monday, May 16th AND 23rd
4:00-7:00 PM at High School of Economic and Finance, Manhattan

There are many pros and cons of using social media in the classroom and the real question is “should schools allow social media in the classroom?” We will learn about different types of social media sites teachers can use to enrich the classroom experience and engage students. Participants must attend both days and complete project in order to be paid per session. Register

Teaching Common Core Thematic Units Through
Technology Integration with Adam Hyman

Saturday, May 21st
9:00AM-1:00PM at PS 101, Queens

Participants will be able to design their own thematic unit with a technology component and will be able to bring the process back to their school to implement immediately. Attendees will receive a surprise giveaway. Register

Using Online Database for Research with Rachel
Tsivitis (two session series)

Monday, June 6th AND June 15th
3:30PM-6:30PM at High School of Economic and Finance, Manhattan

Participants will be able to access and utilize free databases provided by the State of NY for all residents use, as well as city databases through the New York Public Library. Participants must attend both days and complete project in order to be paid per session. Register

Going Paperless with Google Classroom
with Panagiota Karellas

Thursday, June 16th
4:00PM-7:00PM at Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy, Bronx

Participants will learn how to utilize Google Classroom, a free web-based platform that integrates the Google Apps for Education account with other Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Google Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. Teachers can receive to the minute updates on student progress and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in classroom. Register