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This resource supports teachers with setting up a Google Classroom for the first time. The list of resources includes videos on adding students to a Google Classroom along with how to post to the stream.

Welcome back to school

The Danger of a Single Story - Professional Learning Activity.

In this 45-minute professional learning activity, participants will use an excerpt from  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story” to reflect on the ways in which we form predetermined narratives (or, “stories”) about one another, and how these “stories” impact learning and learning outcomes in the classroom.

2023 -2023 New Teacher Toolkit

This toolkit orients new teachers to some of the NYC DOE’s core priorities as well as highlights some resources to support the first year of teaching. It includes important instructional resources as well as Human Resources information and critical information in the Chancellor’s Regulations.

Empty classroom

This resource explores responses to student behavior in the classroom. Carla Shalaby provides strategies and examples are to demonstrate the creation of a welcoming and affirming environment.

Think about things differently

The goal of a healing environment is radically simple: high-quality teaching and learning that supports individual students’ well-being. Relationships are at the heart of learning. Bonds between and among students and adults have a substantial infuence on students’ success and on how they understand their own sense of safety, self-worth, and capacity.

Students conducting science experiment

27% of 8th graders were able to demonstrate an overall understanding when reading texts with grade-level appropriate content. This gap in scientific literacy skills limits students’ ability to make meaning of scientific texts and concepts.  Here are recommendations to strengthen the practice of engaging  students with scientific texts through text selection, instructional best practices, and cross-curricular collaborations.

two students building with a connector set

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.  Students work on a project over an extended period of time. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.  As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. 

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.

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. 

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.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion

There can be no definitive guide to working with LGBTQ+ students. They are as diverse as New York City itself, and prepare as we might, unexpected situations arise and new best practices are developed over time.

Graduation cap on top of books with certificate on the side

This resource examines the difference between difficulty and complexity to aid the reader to determine their own working definition and understanding of rigor using Dr.  Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.   This can be one way of developing a lesson or activity that scaffolds the thinking and in turn the learning to engage students at a higher cognitive level and application.

the word fun surrounded by green grass and butterflies surrounded by blue skies with clouds

Online games for K -12 students that will keep students enagaged and having fun.  The games include the following subjects: Math, English, Logic, Chemistry, Geography, Modern Languages and many more.

Students having fun

This re-centering activities resource is meant to provide ideas when when regularly scheduled programming will not work and teachers have time. There may be a time when taking a break is necessary to re-center students minds and bodies. These re-centering activities are organized by low, medium and high-preparation time and can be one of the ways to expand student engagement with the content. 

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.

Three students reading one book

Rigor is defined as...

Here are seven misconceptions about rigor and Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) as stated by Dr. Karin Hess. 

four students standing at the of a street waiting

The comic illustrates the nine case studies included across Passport to Social Studies Grade 12 Economics Unit 1: Personal Finance following the fictional journey of NYCDOE Economics High School rising senior, K.C. as they contend with real challenges in personal finance. 

Cogenerative Dialogues

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