Upcoming Events:

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)

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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)

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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!

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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.

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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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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

8:00 AM

Digital Threat Assessment Trainings

One way we can work to keep our schools’ safe is by protecting against digital threats. The clear majority of recent school violence attacks have had precursors leaked online in the form of social media posts. Knowing where, how, and when to look for this critical information is the task at hand. There are simple and free online tools and techniques that all those responsible for ensuring the safety in your schools need to be using on a regular basis. Given “Safer Schools Together” role in actively assisting school districts and police agencies across North America, you will not find a more up-to-date presentation in this specific subject area.

The Colorado School Safety Resource Center and the Colorado School District Self Insurance Pool will be partnering with Safer Schools Together to offer three days of Digital Threat Assessment Workshop from Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 25 through 27, 2019. This training will help those who share responsibility for school safety better understand and respond to safety challenges presented by social media.

The digital threat assessment training will provide tools to identify student safety concerns and provide strategies for dealing with the current digital world. Advanced and Train-the-Trainer classes will require a pre-requisite(s) to attend.

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2MrAqVl

WHEN:

Sep. 25, 8:00 AM to Sep. 27, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

CSDSIP offices, 6857 South Spruce Street, Centennial, CO

CONTACT INFORMATION:

ISAAC BAAH

3032394435

COST:

Basic Digital Threat Assessment—Wednesday, September 25th ($120) Advanced Digital Threat Assessment—Thursday, September 26th ($120) Train-the-Trainer Digital Threat Assessment—Friday, September 27th ($240)

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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

4:30 PM

2019 Boarding School Fair

Boarding school admissions directors and representatives from over 120 boarding schools will be available to speak with families and provide information about the boarding school admissions process and the programs their schools offer.

WHERE:

Loyola School Gymnasium E. 83rd Street, between Park & Madison Aves. New York, NY 10028

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Liz Ainslie

212.737.7385

COST:

Free

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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

4:30 PM

2019 Boarding School Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time:
4:30pm – 6:15pm
Venue:
Loyola School Gymnasium
E. 83rd Street, between Park & Madison Aves.
New York, NY 10028

Registration URL: https://www.parentsleague.org/event/2019-boarding-school-fair

Description: Boarding school admissions directors and representatives from over 120 boarding schools will be available to speak with families and provide information about the boarding school admissions process and the programs their schools offer.

WHEN:

Sep. 25, 4:30 PM to 6:15 PM

WHERE:

Loyola School Gymnasium E. 83rd Street, between Park & Madison Aves. New York, NY 10028

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Liz Ainslie

212-737-7385

COST:

Free

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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

5:00 PM

Educator Wellbeing: Food and Nutrition

Join nutritionist Tracy Lockwood Beckerman for a special session on educator wellness and nutrition. Fresh from the pages of Well+Good, InStyle and the Huffington Post, Tracy will teach you how to transform your eating habits so you can sleep better, have more energy, maximize your free time, and lower your stress. Sign up here: https://rcnutrition.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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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

6:30 PM

Boarding School Admissions: A Panel Discussion

What is boarding school like? How do boarding schools work? How long is boarding school? Following the Boarding School Fair, school admissions directors will answer questions about the application process and boarding school life. This event is free and open to the public. Please register as seating is limited.

Panel
John Barrengos, Ed. D.
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
The Putney School

Kim Bastian
Senior Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
The Thacher School

Lauren K Dennis
Director of Enrollment Management
Linden Hall

Jill Thompson
Director of Admission
Phillips Academy Andover

Moderator
Gina Malin
Executive Director
Parents League of New York

WHEN:

Sep. 25, 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM

WHERE:

Loyola School Cafeteria E. 83rd Street, between Park & Madison Aves. New York, NY 10028

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Liz Ainslie

212-737-7385

COST:

Free

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