Spend your summer at the New-York Historical Society and return to your classroom with new content knowledge, resources, and instructional strategies!
For Summer 2015, we are proud to present two six-day credit-bearing professional development courses. These NYC DOE-approved courses meet for 36 hours and carry three credits that can be applied toward your 30-and-above salary differential.
Exploring the Art of History: Social Studies and Literacy through the Visual Arts
Monday, July 13 through Saturday, July 18, 10 am to 5 pm daily
This course will help classroom educators deepen and advance their students’ understanding of New York and American history by combining the extraordinary N-YHS collections with the tools and principles of the visual arts. It will explore an interdisciplinary approach that is featured in the Art of History, a school outreach series at the New-York Historical Society that combines art history and the visual arts with the study of historical evidence. This approach to learning supports the Common Core Standards for Literacy and History and helps fulfill the visual arts requirements for ArtsCount. Participants will be introduced to theories of artistic development and lesson planning strategies for interdisciplinary, art experiences for children and young adolescents. View more course details, including the syllabus, on the NYC DOE ASPDP website.
Cost: $200 Museum course fee, plus $125 NYC DOE ASPDP fee.
New York at War
Monday, July 20 through Saturday, July 25, 9 am to 4 pm daily
This course will enhance educators’ content knowledge in American history through the study of New York’s seminal role in the American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II. Learn how the one of the nation’s most important ports struggled to define its identity under British occupation during the revolution; how pro-Southern sentiments collided with fervent Union support; how the exclusion of women and African Americans from wartime jobs fueled the demand for equal rights; and much more. During gallery tours and Llibrary visits, participants will interact with original primary sources from the New-York Historical Society’s vast collections. Ongoing individual and small group work will culminate in the presentation of a multi-lesson unity inspired by the course’s key themes. Participants will leave this course with increased knowledge of history, a personal library of new resources, and a toolkit of inquiry-based strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. View more course details, including the syllabus, on the NYC DOE ASPDP website.
Cost: $200 Museum course fee, plus $125 NYC DOE ASPDP fee
Space is limited–sign up today! Registration for both courses is a two-step process:
Step 1 – Register with the NYC Department of Education ASPDP office (and pay the $125 ASPDP fee) online at http://schools.nyc.gov/Teachers/aspdp
Step 2 – Register with the New-York Historical Society (and pay the $200 Museum fee) online or by calling 212-485-9256
Interested in taking a course, but do not need or want credit? We do reserve a few seats for those who wish to complete the course without receiving NYC DOE credit. If you are interested in this auditing option, please call 212-485-9256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org