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    P Credit Courses

    Join us for the Museum of the City of New York's P Credit courses for educators featuring leading historians, engaging gallery tours, and hands-on workshops.

    Upcoming Courses

    New York at Its Core: Examining Our City’s Past, Present, and Future

    • 3 P Credits. 6 Day Course: February 20 - 25, 2017
    • Supported by the Museum’s groundbreaking new exhibition, New York at Its Core, this course will provide participants with a deep historical understanding of change over time in New York City – examining its rise from a striving Dutch village to a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world.
      Course details and registration below.

    New York at Its Core: Rhythm & Power and City Stories

    • 1 P Credit. 2 Day Course: February 11 and March 19, 2017
    • Learn the history of the city by embracing its many beats, from salsa to Sondheim. Meet the curators and go behind-the-scenes of our groundbreaking new exhibition New York at Its Core, and explore how stories and digital gaming can transform your students’ experience of their city.
      Course details and registration below.

    About P Credit Courses

    The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators, and may also be taken by educators not eligible for credits through the DOE.

    P Credit in-service courses are offered in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) and can be applied towards teachers' 30+ salary differential. ASPDP courses may also be used by teachers and paraprofessionals toward the NYS 175 hours of Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit their website.

    Course Information and Registration

    New York at Its Core: Examining Our City’s Past, Present, and Future

    3 P Credits
    Monday, February 20, 2017 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Museum Fee: $175 per participant; ASPDP Fee: $125 per participant

    What makes New York, New York? How can our students engage with the history of our city and understand how its past shapes our present? How they can learn how to evaluate and apply data about NYC today to solve challenges we face in our future? Run by the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center at the Museum of the City of New York and supported by the Museum’s groundbreaking new exhibition, New York at Its Core, this course will provide participants with a deep historical understanding of change over time in New York City – examining its rise from a striving Dutch village to a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. Using the story of New York City as a lens, participants will learn, practice, and design inquiry-based engagement techniques for student-centered learning that will be directly integrated into their classrooms.

    Experts in the field will engage participants with the history, art, and culture of New York City through a variety of learning activities, deepening participants’ understanding of NYC’s development while modeling and discussing best practices for historical inquiry, research, and presentation. Museum curators will provide guided tours of the three galleries of New York at Its Core: Port City, 1609-1898; World City 1898-2012, and Future City Lab, and discuss how they developed four foci – Density, Diversity, Money, and Creativity – as a way to help tie together disparate histories. Museum educators will lead and help participants practice visual inquiry exercises, guide participants through classroom exercises that bring history to life for students, and demonstrate how “peopling” history with active characters can help students understand the effects of both change makers and everyday New Yorkers on the city, allowing them to envision how they too can shape the future. Finally, scholars will present current historical analysis and discuss best practices for undertaking historical inquiry and critically examining data through mapping, data visualization, and digital games.

    Breakfast, lunch, and books included.

    Registration for New York at Its Core: Examining Our City’s Past, Present, and Future closes on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

    Step 1: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the Museum's educational partner fee of $175.
    Step 2: If you are interested in receiving P Credit for this course, register for Course P01.098.1S17 on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $125.

    Register for 3 Credit: Examining Our City

    New York at Its Core: Rhythm & Power and City Stories

    1 P Credit
    Two Day Course: Saturday, February 11, 2017 and Sunday, March 19, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm both days

    Museum Fee: $40 per participant; ASPDP Fee: $45 per participant

    Imagine asking your students to choose a historical moment, and then inviting them to apply different lenses to this time period and explore it from a variety of perspectives – as a scientist, historian, author, artist, and musician. How does each unique perspective uncover a different element?

    This course combines two Seminar Days: Rhythm & Power (February 11) and City Stories (March 19). These Seminar Days are offered in conjunction with New York at Its Core, the first exhibition to present the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world.

    Day 1 - Rhythm and Power: Learn the history of the city by embracing its many beats, from salsa to Sondheim, and enjoy an original musical performance by Broadway singers: “From Hammerstein to Hamilton: New York History on Stage and in Your Classroom”. More info.

    Day 2 - City Stories: Meet the curators and go behind-the-scenes of our groundbreaking new exhibition New York at Its Core, explore how stories can transform your students’ experience of their city, and experience the future of gaming with Games for Change, whose mission is to catalyze social impact through digital games. More info.

    Using the themes of immigration, diversity, and density, participants will explore the human energy that drove New York to become a global capital like no other and a subject of fascination the world over. Each day of this course will bring educators into three multi-media galleries at the Museum of the City of New York: Port City, 1609-1898, World City, 1898-2012, and Future City Lab. Historians, performers, professors, curators, museum educators, and over 400 artifacts and state-of-the-art interactive technologies will tell the stories of the city. Hands-on workshops will focus on human influence on the city, whether through science, technology, or the arts.

    Coffee and breakfast included.

    Registration for New York at Its Core: Rhythm & Power and City Stories closes on Friday, February 10, 2017.

    Step 1: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the Museum's educational partner fee of $40.
    Step 2: If you are interested in receiving P Credit for this course, register for Course P01.201.1S17 on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $45.

    Register for 1 Credit: Rhythm and Power and City Stories

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