SOLD OUT Summer 2018 P Credit Course: Capturing the City Through the Camera: Documenting New York's History

When: August 6 – 11, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Price: $250 Course Fee
Man adjusting his camera on a tripod with the New York City skyline in the background.
Arthur Rothstein, Frank Bauman for Look magazine. Changing New York, 1957. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York X2011.4.7552-57.118C.

Course Information

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Please note: If you registered with ASPDP and still need to register with the Museum, please email pd@mcny.org for a registration link.

  • 3 P Credits (with ASPDP registration)
  • Professional camera provided for use during the course
  • The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider. This program provides 36 hours of CTLE credit.

 

Course Description

 

In this dynamic 6-session program, participants will 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.

Capturing the City through the Camera will expose educators to a blend of history, urban observation, 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. Field trips and behind-the-scenes tours will complement the learning.

Throughout the course, educators will view and discuss photographs both from 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 week. At the end of the course, educators will curate their best photographs and combine them with photographs from the Museum’s collection to form their final projects.

Each participant will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s exhibitions and behind-the-scenes photo archive and will gain experience using digital cameras to develop their compositional skills considering the lighting, framing, perspective, and tone of the images they produce.

In addition to photographing the major components of the city, such as buildings, parks, landmarks, and people, participants will study important photographers such as Jacob Riis, Berenice Abbott, and Stanley Kubrick. Course days will incorporate viewings of important works from the Museum’s renowned photography collection, lively discussions, guest visits from curators, neighborhood field trips with exciting photographic projects, and sharing sessions to present participant work. Highlights from the Museum’s collection will illustrate how photographers use their craft as an outlet for personal expression and to describe their relationship to the city.

Participants will set personal goals for what types of photographs they hope to take throughout the course. In addition, this course supports the Danielson Framework by inviting participants to create and adhere to specific goals for the course and supports the Common Core State Standards by practicing text analysis via the historical photographs educators will encounter daily. 

Full syllabus available on the ASPDP Course Catalog beginning June 4, 2018.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 36 hours of CTLE credit. Eligible participants who register with ASPDP and complete the course requirements also receive 3 P Credits.

Registration

This program is now SOLD OUT.

Please note: If you registered with ASPDP and still need to register with the Museum, please email pd@mcny.org for a registration link.

Important! The ASPDP registration deadline is midnight on August 5, 2018. Participants who do not register by the deadline will not be eligible for P Credit.

 

Registration for P Credit Course Capturing the City is a two-step process for those taking the course for P Credit credit.

Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 1. All teachers may receive CTLE credit for the course hours.

Step 1: Register using the blue "Register" button at the top of this page and pay the Museum's course fee of $250.
Step 2: Beginning June 4, 2018, register for Course P140-0097.1M18 on the ASPDP Course Catalog and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $125.

Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 1. All teachers may receive CTLE credit for the course hours.

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. All participating teachers receive CTLE credits.

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 the DOE website.

Find out more about all of the P Credit Courses offered by the Museum on our P Credit page

$250 Course Fee.

An additional NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $125 will apply for those taking the course for P Credit.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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