Vih Brochure 2009


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Vih Brochure 2009

  1. 1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO Joel I. Klein, Chancellor ATTEND A TWO DAY TRAINING IN PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AND ONE The Office of Educational Technology OPTION LISTED BELOW. Division of Assessment and Achievement Resources CHOOSE ONE TRACK ONLY Option A: Face-to-Face Sessions Participants will attend six face-to-face Saturday workshops from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Participants will choose to receive either 3 “P” credits or train- Enhancing Education ing rate. Through Technology TENTATIVE DATES: (EETT) 1/23/10, 2/27/10, 3/20/10, 5/1/10, 5/8/10, 6/5/10 Title IID funded Voices In History Program Title IID Funding September 2009– Contact: December 2012 Option B: Pull-Out Sessions Queens Office of Participants can attend six pull-out sessions during the Educational Technology school day from 9:00 to 3:00 pm. NOTE: No “P” 82-01 Rockaway Boulevard credit will be offered for this option. Ozone Park, NY 11416 TENTATIVE DATES: Winnie Bracco 1/22/10, 2/26/10, 3/19/10, 4/20/10, 5/7/10, 6/3/10 Technology Innovation Manager The Office of Educational Option C: Online Course—30 hours Technology (OET) provides “P” course. This course is designed for grant teachers innovative solutions to transform Diane Kay who are comfortable working online and have experi- teaching, learning, and leading Community Superintendent CSD 25 ence taking online courses. Participants must be pre- through professional development approved prior to registration and seats will be services and on site support. Dr. Philip Composto strictly limited. NOTE: This course is offered for “P” Community Superintendent CSD 30 credit only. STARTING DATE: Jan 22, 2010
  2. 2. VOICES IN HISTORY Voices in History (VIH) - is an intensive profes- Goal sional development program that will focus on im- The ultimate goal of the VIH Program is to improve proving student achievement in ELA by integrating academic performance in ELA by enhancing teachers’ technology into the Social Studies curriculum. VIH abilities to effectively infuse technology into their serves the goals of the Enhancing Education Through Social Studies instruction. Throughout the three-year Technology theme, “Technology Infusion into Instruc- cycle, participants and school Inquiry Teams will tion through Professional Development,” by empow- identify and target English Language Learners for ering educators to engage students in interdisciplinary whom traditional instruction has failed. Teachers will  receive professional development using multi- projects that develop writing, critical thinking, and develop strategies to address the specific needs of media tools to create lessons and videos that problem solving skills. The VIH program aims to these students in order to fill instructional gaps and are aligned to the NYS Social Studies and Eng- carefully monitor the results of each strategy. For lish Language Arts standards. In addition, the train teachers to use technology as both an instruc- each consecutive year of the program, it is proposed lessons will align to the National Educational tional tool for the Social Studies curriculum Technology Standards for teachers and stu- that 80% of target students will achieve at least one and as a way to reinforce fundamental ELA year of growth on their scale score of the NYS ELA dents and the Professional Teaching Standards skills. exam. .  develop and strengthen their collaboration Twenty New York City public and eight non- with other Social Studies teachers while inte- public schools within Community School Districts 25 grating technology into instruction to advance and 30 will be participating. These schools have been ELA skills identified as SINI, SRAP or Corrective Action.  incorporate the project-based learning process Dist 25 Technology Infusion within their content area and use technology IS185, IS189, IS237, John Bowne HS, and Flushing HS to enhance research and writing skills Dist 30 Students will conduct research by reading literature, IS10, PS76, PS92, PS111, PS112, PS127, PS151, IS126, IS141, historical fiction, biographies and use primary sources  collaborate within ARIS Connect and using a IS145, IS204, IS230, William Cullen Bryant HS, Long Island around selected topics. Through the use of technol- variety of virtual community tools, such as City HS and Newcomers HS ogy students will incorporate their non-fiction writing email, blogs, wikis, the web portal and synchro- Non-Public Schools into multimedia presentations using graphics, audio nous communications St. Mel, St. Kevin School, Muslim Center Elementary files and video. Culminating projects will be collected School, Shevach HS, El –Ber Islamic School, St. Francis of Assisi School, Queens Lutheran School, in e-portfolios with student reflections of the project- based learning process and their understand- ing of the specific content. Support Teachers and school leaders will receive on-going professional development — face to face and online and in-school mentoring support. Workshops will take place throughout the year to allow for teacher experimentation and online collaboration using re- cently learned content between sessions.