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AAPI - Asian American Pacific Islander - month 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month provides an opportunity for educators to reflect on the significant long term role that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders played in our collective history.  Students can begin to understand that the story of the United States is filled with contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 


Teacher speaking to students who are seated in a circle

The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Edmond Adjapong, proudly presents, "Cogenerative Dialogues (cogens).  Cogenerative dialogues (cogens) are structured, reflective conversations between the teacher and a small group of dissimilar students that can help the teacher communicate effectively across cultural, social, ethnic and economic boundaries.  Videos and a guide are included.

Light bulb with the word genius illuminated

The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, proudly presents "Cultivating Genius at Home: Culturally and Historically Responsive Lessons and Supports for Parents and Teachers", to support student learning across the Disciplines.  Included in this collection are a series of videos with accompanying lessons and resources for identity development, skills, intellectualism and criticality.

Celebrating Asian American Histories

The Office of Teacher Development celebrates the histories, voices, experiences, contributions and resistance of diverse Asian American people. Knowing and teaching these histories and experiences is necessary for building educators’ cultural competence as well as for understanding and disrupting the historically rooted and ongoing patterns of violence, oppression and marginalization of Asian American communities.

View of earth from space

Climate Science.   How can schools take action on Climate Change?  In this resource you will find information about the concepts of climate science, considerations for lesson planning across all subjects, lessons, projects for students, activities for families and community engagement.

Student with guitar in front of a voting booth facing protesters

Registered is intended for high school students. NYCDOE Civics for All and Social Studies team collaborated with Good Trouble Comics, a creative nonfiction team, to create Registered, a comic retelling of the passage of the 26th Amendment. 



Sisters reading

The educator’s guide to “Born on the Water,” could be used at elementary and secondary levels.  The questions posed, are intentionally non-text specific, as it teaches students to think in ways that are generative and transferable. Teaching students to ask questions that they can ask of any text, including the text that is the world, empowers them to think deeply, whether or not they are in the presence of their teachers and caregivers.

Many hands

The Office of Teacher Development, in partnership with Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, proudly presents "The Racial Politics of Pandemic Pedagogy: Sustaining Racial Justice in Learning." This collection contains five professional learning modules modeled after the 5 A’s (Awareness, Agency, Actualization, Achievement, and Alteration) of Dr. Lyiscott’s Liberation Literacies Pedagogy. 

Students tending plants

This is a curated collection of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) resources.  Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain supportive relationships.

Cogenerative Dialogues

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