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P Credit Courses

Summer 2019 Courses

Rhythm & Power: Dance, Immigration, and Community Action in NYC History

  • Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 19, 2019, 9am-4pm daily
  • Course Fee: $250 (+ $125 ASPDP fee for P Credit participants)
  • 3 P Credits, 6 Day Course, 36 CTLE Hours
  • See details below on how to register


Get energized and have fun this summer as you learn about the history of New York City’s diverse population and rich immigrant cultures through the lens of dance. Experience and practice multiple engagement strategies and write lessons that engage your students through music, dance, cultural studies, and history. Suitable for educators of all grades – and requiring no prior dance experience – this course is inspired by the award-winning exhibitions and programs of the Museum of the City of New York.

The course will use five different dance and musical styles as entry points for examining case studies of 20th- and 21st-century immigration and community development in New York City. These five case studies reflect the current top five countries of origin for immigrants in New York City: Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Mexico, and Ecuador. Dance instructors – themselves with engaging stories to tell of their communities – will connect participants directly to the art form. Simultaneously, participants will examine New York City’s unique role as a place of density, diversity, money, and creativity. Scholars, curators, and museum educators will lead engaging talks, tours, and workshops that illuminate New York’s role as a place of cultural fusion, artistry, and economic power. In the end, participants will leave with new ways to engage their students, a set of lesson plans they’ve written for their classroom, and a new appreciation for their city and the many communities who call it home.

Taking the course for P Credit?

  • Step 1: Register for the course on the ASPDP Summer Course Catalog and pay the ASPDP fee of $125. Step 1 must be completed by 11:59 pm on July 13, 2019. Participants who register after this time will not be eligible for P Credits.
  • Step 2: Register with the Museum here and pay the Education Partner fee of $250.


Taking the course for CTLE only (or just for fun)? 


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

  • Monday, July 29 through Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9am-4pm daily
  • Course Fee: $200 (+ $125 ASPDP fee for P Credit participants)
  • 3 P Credits, 6 Day Course, 36 CTLE Hours
  • See details below on how to register


This course explores the following Essential Questions: What makes New York, New York? How do we know what we know about the past? How can our students engage with the history of our city and understand how its past shapes our present? How can they learn how to evaluate and apply data about NYC today to solve the 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 exhibition, "New York at Its Core", this course provides participants with 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. Participants will learn about a diverse selection of New Yorkers whose decisions changed the city as well as explore four key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity through participation in exhibition tours, hands-on workshops, and discussions with scholars. Participants will learn New York City history, practice and design inquiry-based engagement techniques for student-centered learning that can be directly integrated into their classrooms, and come away with a newfound appreciation for their city. 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.

Taking the course for P Credit?

  • Step 1: Register for the course on the ASPDP Summer Course Catalog and pay the ASPDP fee of $125. Step 1 must be completed by 11:59 pm on July 28, 2019. Participants who register after this time will not be eligible for P Credits.
  • Step 2: Register with the Museum here and pay the Education Partner fee of $200.


Taking the course for CTLE only (or just for fun)?

 


Capturing the City Through the Camera: Documenting New York's History

  • This course is now SOLD OUT. Participants who registered on ASPDP will receive an email with instructions detailing how to complete registration. 
  • Sunday, August 4 through Friday, August 9, 2019, 9am-4pm daily
  • Course Fee: $250 (+ $125 ASPDP fee for P Credit participants)
  • 3 P Credits, 6 Day Course, 36 CTLE Hours


In this dynamic six-session program, participants learn how to use the camera to capture their personal relationship to New York City while learning the history behind some of the city’s most iconic structures and places. The course will explore history, urban observation, visual literacy, and the art and practice of photography. Participants will learn about a variety of photographic techniques and processes, including point-of-view, cyanotype prints, and portraiture. This course brings together the art and historical significance of photographs, modeling for educators how they can bring photography and social studies together in their own classrooms. Field trips and behind-the-scenes tours will complement the learning.

Throughout the course, educators will view and discuss photographs from both the Museum’s collection and those taken by course participants. Educators will hone their skills through observation and discussion, enriching and improving their own work each day. Participants will gain visual literacy skills and learn best practices for encouraging their students to use visual analysis as a key learning and observational tool. At the end of the course, educators will curate their best photographs and present them to their peers during a critique. Each participant will gain experience using digital cameras to develop their compositional skills considering the lighting, framing, perspective, and tone of the images they produce. Theses photographic skills will enable educators to transfer observational skills to their students who will be able to use the same skills when they are analyzing historical images. In addition to photographing the major components of the city, including buildings, parks, landmarks, and people, participants will study important photographers such as Jacob Riis, Berenice Abbott, and Stanley Kubrick. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the city and its history, enhanced by viewing works from the Museum’s renowned photography collection. Participants will understand key shifts and conflicts in the development of New York City, such as urban renewal and displacement in the 1960s near Lincoln Center. They will be able to learn how to help their students see these shifts over time through historical images as well as extant buildings, and learn effective practices for encouraging dialogue among their students about neighborhood development and change today.

Taking the course for P Credit? Remember to register with both ASPDP and the Museum of the City of New York.

  • Step 1: Register for the course on the ASPDP Summer Course Catalog and pay the ASPDP fee of $125. Step 1 must be completed by 11:59 pm on August 3, 2019. Participants who register after this time will not be eligible for P Credits.
  • Step 2: You will receive an email with the link to register with the Museum and pay the education partner fee.

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, including educators not eligible for credits through the New York City Department of Education.

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.

The Museum of the City of New York is also a CTLE certified provider.

Future Courses

1 Credit Course: Native New York: American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam

  • October 24, 26, and 27, 2019. See below for times.
  • 15 CTLE hours. The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider
  • Course Fee: $60. Register here.
  • P Credit: This course is pending approval as a P Credit course. If approved, this course will offer 1 P Credit. 
  • P Credit Registration: P Credit registration will open in early Fall 2019.

Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian-New York, this popular course examines trade and relations between the Lenape and the Dutch and life on Mannahatta and in the Hudson River region. Through guided workshops, lectures with guest speakers, and walking tours, explore source material in the two cultural institutions, learn about the relationships between the Lenape and the Dutch, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today.

This two-day course will meet at the following times:

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm @ NMAI
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9-4:30pm @ NMAI
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9-4:30pm @ MCNY

 

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