Access online and blended learning opportunities for registered program participants
WeTeachNYC Classes & Communities provide NYC teachers and school leaders with an online space where they can engage in online classes and blended learning communities with their colleagues.
Currently, access to communities is limited to participants in specific NYCDOE programs.
Students learn what causes hurricanes and what engineers do to help protect people from destruction caused by hurricane winds and rain. They also learn how levees work, and build their own levees and test them out. This lesson is part of a larger unit on natural disasters; all of the lessons provide a real-world engineering context, and foster understanding about what engineers study and create to help people live with natural hazards. Shared by Teach Engineering.
A series of articles and maps to teach students about Hurricane Harvey's effect on Houston. By the New York Times. (Please note there is a limit to the amount of articles that can be read freely as per the New York Times subscription policy.)
National Geographic shares images and information about some of the worst natural disasters the earth has experienced. These can be used to generate student interest and introduce the unit on natural disasters.