Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

5:30 PM

Chalkbeat Listening Tour

As education reporters, we talk to parents all the time about what they want for their children. They ask, “Which schools have the strongest academics? Which schools best support students with different abilities, or use inclusive practices? Which schools are working to reduce suspension rates?”

What kinds of questions are you asking? Share them with us during our listening tour and help inform our reporting!

We’ll start with an overview of Denver’s school choice system. Then we’ll listen: What information do families want to know about the schools in their neighborhood and across the city? How could Chalkbeat help provide it?

This event is free, but please register so we know how many people to expect. Dinner and child care will be provided. Thank you!

WHEN:

Sep. 18, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Sewell Child Development Center, 940 Fillmore Street, Denver

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Chalkbeat Colorado

COST:

FREE

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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

5:30 PM

Carry the One: A Parent’s Guide to Math Homework

Join the Robertson at Success Academy for a special event on understanding new math techniques. You’ll get a better understanding of how your kids learn math so that when they have a question about homework, you’ll be ready to help guide them. Sign up here: https://carrytheone.splashthat.com/

WHERE:

The Robertson Center, 500 West 41st Street (SW corner of 10th Ave) New York, NY 10018

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Elora Tocci

8459268380

COST:

FREE

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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

9:30 AM

Storytime & Sensory Lounge

Storytime & Sensory Lounge
Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 9 to 36 months

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week.

Fall 2019
Early Childhood Classes
September 18 – December 13

SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers.

• All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201
• Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists.
• Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
• Advanced registration required.
• Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
• Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session
(10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

WHERE:

SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

SPARK by BCM (Victoria Calabro)

(718) 852-2470

COST:

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

10:45 AM

Wild Waterfront

Wild Waterfront
Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 2 to 5 years

Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures.

Fall 2019
Early Childhood Classes
September 18 – December 13

SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers.

• All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201
• Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists.
• Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
• Advanced registration required.
• Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
• Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session
(10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

WHERE:

SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

SPARK by BCM (Victoria Calabro)

(718) 852-2470

COST:

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

RSVP
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

3:00 PM

Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture: Assessing Skills for a New Economy

Join the CU Boulder School of Education and the Center for Assessment, Design, Research & Evaluation for a lecture by award recipient Lydia Liu, Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Free and open to the public.

In her lecture, “Assessing Skills for a New Economy,” Dr. Liu will provide an overview from research she has conducted on the match between the skills that major companies and employers claim to value in college graduates, and the skills that are most commonly emphasized by institutions of higher education. She will then focus on recent approaches that are being taken to develop and validate measures of cognitive skills collected in workplace settings.

A reception with refreshments will follow.

For more than 40 years Robert Linn was an inspirational leader in the field of measurement and policy. This lecture, held alternately at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California, Los Angeles, was created by Joyce Linn to honor scholars who contribute to this important work in education and help to advance Dr. Linn’s legacy.

WHEN:

Sep. 19, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

WHERE:

CU Boulder, Old Main, 1600 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO

CONTACT INFORMATION:

CU Boulder School of Education

COST:

Free

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Friday, Sep 20, 2019

9:30 AM

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate!

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate!
Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages 9 to 36 months
Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish.
SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers.

Fall 2019
Early Childhood Classes
September 18 – December 13

SPARK Classes


• All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201
• Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists.
• Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
• Advanced registration required.
• Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
• Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session
(10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)
For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

WHERE:

SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

SPARK by BCM (Victoria Calabro)

(718) 852-2470

COST:

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

RSVP
Friday, Sep 20, 2019

10:45 AM

Art For Lunch!

Art For Lunch!
Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 2 year to 5 years

Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this fall. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits.

SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers.

• All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201
• Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists.
• Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
• Advanced registration required.
• Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
• Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session
(10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

WHERE:

SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

SPARK by BCM (Victoria Calabro)

(718) 852-2470

COST:

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

RSVP
Friday, Sep 20, 2019

10:45 AM

Wild Waterfront

Wild Waterfront
Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Ages 2 to 5 years

Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures.

Fall 2019
Early Childhood Classes
September 18 – December 13

SPARK Classes


• All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201
• Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists.
• Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
• Advanced registration required.
• Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
• Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session
(10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)
For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at vcalabro@brooklynkids.org

WHERE:

SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

SPARK by BCM (Victoria Calabro)

(718) 852-2470

COST:

Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members)

RSVP
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

9:30 AM

Strolling Thunder Colorado

Join Colorado families from across the state for the Strolling Thunder Colorado rally and march on Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 am! We’ll rally on the patio of the Spring Café at 14th Avenue and Grant Streets to bring attention to the health and well-being of babies and toddlers in Colorado, then we’ll march around the Colorado State Capitol with our strollers and wraps to visually connect young children with the decision-making that takes place under the gold dome. Register at: https://coloradokids.salsalabs.org/strollingthunder2019/index.html?page=register

During the summer and fall, state legislators develop the policies they will propose during the upcoming legislative session that convenes annually from January through May. By bringing together families with babies and toddlers to make their voices heard, we’ll remind state legislators to #ThinkBabies when making policy decisions. Early experiences shape how a baby’s brain develops, laying the foundation for future learning, behavior and health. Join us to bring statewide attention to what babies and families need to thrive.

The rally will kick off with a performance by the Seven Falls Indian Dancers who will then lead our stroll around the Capitol. Before and after the march, enjoy refreshments provided by the Spring Café and visit with community organizations that serve families with infants and toddlers. Strolling Thunder Colorado is an annual event hosted by the Raise Colorado coalition, the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA), the Colorado Association for Education of Young Children (COAEYC), the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Clayton Early Learning, the Denver Affiliate of the Black Child Development Institute, Guerrilla Mamas, and Think Babies.

WHEN:

Sep. 21, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE:

The Spring Cafe, 1373 Grant St, and Colorado State Capitol

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jacy Montoya Price

3036204547

COST:

Free!

RSVP
Monday, Sep 23, 2019

12:00 AM

Academy for Teachers Global and American History Master Classes: Apply or nominate a worthy colleague today!

Applications and nominations are open to all full-time teachers in the NYC area.
CTLE-credit is available.
Apply or nominate a worthy colleague by September 23:

Master Classes & Events

Representations of Native Americans with Scott Manning Steven:

Representations of Native Americans


Friday, October 25.
Examine how the relationship between museums and Native Americans has evolved over the past three decades to include Native American perspectives and expertise with Scott Manning Stevens, director of the Native American Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University.

Women in China with Dorothy Ko:

Women in China


Wednesday, October 30.
Barnard professor Dorothy Ko leads an exploration into the lives of women in pre-modern and contemporary China, focusing on three topics: Confucianism, foot-binding, and livelihood.

Immigrant New York with Rebecca Kobrin: https://academyforteachers.org/master-class/immigrant-new-york/
Monday, November 4.
Rebecca Kobrin, professor of history at Columbia University, uses the great immigrant city of New York as an example to consider the intersection of immigration, race, and politics in cities throughout the world.

The Declaration of Independence with Richard H. Brodhead:

The Declaration of Independence


Thursday, November 7.
Study the language of the Declaration of Independence, the history of its composition, and examine the way these words have been deployed during major crises of American history with Duke University president emeritus, Richard H. Brodhead.

WHERE:

The Academy for Teachers

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rachel Papert

COST:

$250, paid by your school. Scholarships are available.

RSVP
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

8:30 AM

Financial Aid Professional Development for High School Counselors

College Goal New York in collaboration with the NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network at Fordham Graduate School will host a Financial Aid Presentation for high schools and volunteer organizations that assist students & parents with the college admissions process.

Greetings – Eva Garcia, Director. Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network.

College Goal New York – FAFSA Completion Events Calendar

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Financial Aid Presentation: FAFSA – TAP – Sen. Jose Peralta Dream Act

Seal of Biliteracy for English Language Learners & Multilingual Learners

Online registration @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffmPD0vAKi0mWuh8B6CsjTLMTZzvu4jpK0V_J9yJuYG-gj8A/viewform

WHEN:

Sep. 24, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE:

FORDHAM U/ROSE HILL CAMPUS

CONTACT INFORMATION:

James F. Rodriguez

866-509-5921

COST:

FREE

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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

9:00 AM

Teaching the Reconstruction Era with Facing History and Ourselves

How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? On September 24th, we will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
CTLE hours provided, scholarships available
For more information and to register visit: http://bit.ly/33YNas3

WHEN:

Sep. 24, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

Facing History and Ourselves, 150 Broadway, New York, NY

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Facing History

646-998-5840

COST:

$150. Includes lunch and resources (scholarships available)

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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

9:00 AM

Relay Instructional Session: Observation and Feedback

Are you a mentor teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, or school leader? If so, we invite you to join Relay Graduate School of Education for a power-packed professional development workshop on Observation and Feedback on Tuesday, September 24th! These sessions are developed directly from Relay’s highly prestigious National Principal Academy Fellowship, which trains more than 400 school leaders annually from more than 60 school districts across the country.

WHEN:

Sep. 24, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

The Crane Bay, 551 W Merrill Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sara Marshall

317.331.9263

COST:

$30

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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

6:00 PM

Chalkbeat & Morgridge College Present: A Conversation with Paul Tough

In his wide-ranging new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, author Paul Tough follows the twisting paths of first-generation college students and turns a critical eye on the institutions that too often stand in their way. Higher education is supposed to be a meritocracy, but Tough repeatedly finds that opportunity is most available to those who already have a leg up. Join Tough and Chalkbeat Colorado bureau chief Erica Meltzer as they discuss why more colleges are eschewing standardized tests, how structural barriers make it hard for colleges to diversify, and why college still matters.

WHERE:

Morgridge College of Education 1999 East Evans Avenue Denver, CO 80210

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Chalkbeat Colorado

5712430056

COST:

Free

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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

7:00 PM

Mapping Out Your College Admissions Testing Plan

Just as the journey to college differs for every student, there is no one-size-fits all plan for when to take admissions tests. Each student should consider school schedule, extracurricular activities, admissions deadlines, and personal circumstances, among other factors. Join Dr. Jed Applerouth as he shares advice on mapping out an optimal testing timeline. Sign up here free http://tiny.cc/0dgtbz

WHEN:

Sep. 24, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Online via computer. Sign up here http://tiny.cc/0dgtbz

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Applerouth Tutoring Services

9143201022

COST:

free

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