During these full-day, afterschool, and weekend sessions, educators will explore content about a variety of New York City history topics and learn strategies for effectively using primary and secondary source materials.

The offerings support teachers as they work towards aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core State Standards.

Reservations must be made in advance. For more information, or to request an invoice for a purchase order or SIPP payment, please call 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org.

The Museum of the City of New York is a New York City Department of Education vendor (vendor number MUS015).

Full-Day and Afterschool Professional Development

Join us for professional development opportunities that make use of the Museum's wealth of resources and outstanding exhibitions. These content-rich sessions are led by Museum curators and educators as well as guest speakers from some of New York City’s most prestigious educational organizations. Participants will learn content and teaching techniques to support Common Core learning.

P Credit: For more information about our P Credit offerings, please click here.


Biographies of New York

Two Day Series - Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Engage in two full-day sessions focusing on biographies of early New Yorkers via historian lectures and a walking tour, and work with Museum educators and peers to create classroom activities. Teachers will be able to put a face to the history they cover in their classrooms. Traversing three centuries and dozens of figures – both obscure and well known – participants will gain access to current research and a treasure trove of documents and images for their immediate use in the classroom. Educators will discover the history of New York through the eyes of women, from landowner Annetje Jans of New Amsterdam to reformer Emma Goldman of 18th century New York. The workshop will also focus on immigrants such as Jan Rodriguez, the first recorded individual of non-Native American ancestry to reside in New York, and German Jewish immigrant and member of the criminal underworld, Marm Mandelbaum. Finally, explore the city’s history through the animals that lived here such as oysters, beavers, pigs, and horses to understand the evolution of the natural landscape, how innovation in transportation changed the face of the city, and New York’s transformation from a rural to urban environment. Taking place in the Museum of the City of New York's state of the art classrooms and exhibition spaces, each of the engaging sessions will increase educator’s content knowledge on topics covered in the classroom. Education and professional development programs for New York at Its Core are supported by the Barker-Welfare Foundation, the John Strang Trust, the Lone Pine Foundation, and the Museum Association of New York.

$120 per person for the two-day series.

This course is also available for 1 P Credit through the ASPDP. For more information about our P Credit offerings, please click here.

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Native New York: American Indians and Early New Amsterdam
A Two Session In-Depth Learning Opportunity with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of the City of New York

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (NMAI) and Sunday, April 10, 2016 (MCNY), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian, this two-day program invites participants to engage with the study of the art and culture of Native Americans. Through guided workshops, lectures, and walking tours at both institutions, teachers will be become conversant in elements of the art and culture of Native Americans, become familiar with source material in the two cultural institutions, discover how the geography and natural environs of Mannahatta in the 1600s impacted the city’s growth and population, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today. The first day, Saturday, April 9, 2016, will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, and the second day, Sunday, April 10, 2016, will take place at the Museum of the City of New York. These programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

$120 per person for the two-day series.

This course is also available for 1 P Credit through the ASPDP. For more information about our P Credit offerings, please click here.

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Walking Tours

Rights and Resistance: Women in Progressive Era New York

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rain Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Women reshaped American society in many ways during the Progressive Era, from forming labor unions and protests to promoting experimental art forms. Honor the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and explore the history of women’s labor and organizing on a walking tour of the Washington Square area. Participants will receive the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide as well as additional documents and images for classroom use. Programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

$30 per person

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Chancellor's Day Workshops

Drawing a Line: Art and Activism in NYC

Chancellor's Day, Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

New York City’s identity as a site of activism, a home for artists, and a fostering ground for art come together in this full-day, hands-on program. Examine how New Yorkers have used visual art to express their sentiments, mobilized movements, and spark action. Learn about specific artists and the movements they supported through an illustrated historian lecture, and explore ways to incorporate cartoons, posters, paintings, and other visual media in the classroom. Experience the Museum through tours and activities in our exhibitions Activist New York and Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, and complete your own message-driven artwork. Programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

$80 per participant. Includes breakfast and a copy of the Activist New York Educator Resource Guide.

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