WeTeachNYC (weteachnyc.org) is a professional learning portal created by the New York City Department of Education where NYC teachers and school leaders can find the resources and learning experiences they need-anytime, anywhere.
On WeTeachNYC, educators can find information about teaching and learning in NYC schools, search a robust library of instructional and professional learning resources, and engage in facilitated and self-paced online courses and blended learning communities with other NYC educators.
WeTeachNYC is for New York City teachers, school leaders, coaches and administrators. Some of the content is accessible to anyone at the WeTeachNYC website. NYC educators can log into the WeTeachNYC portal with their NYCDOE credentials to access resources that are permissioned specifically for NYC teachers and school leaders, as well as to engage in online classes and communities.
WeTeachNYC has 3 distinct sections:
The Library provides educators with instructional and professional learning resources for improving teaching and learning. Types of resources include lesson plans, professional development activities, major policy documents, professional research articles, and videos of best practices.
Currently, the majority of the library's resources are developed by or in partnership with the NYCDOE and vetted for quality by central content teams. Over the course of the 2015-16 school year, content will continue to be developed and curated from professional learning organizations and external partners.
Classes & Communities provide NYC teachers and school leaders with an online space where they can engage in facilitated and self-paced classes and blended learning communities with their colleagues.
Online classes typically last for several weeks and offer educators a way to explore a topic of their choice and interact with professional resources and their colleagues in a facilitated way. During the fall of 2015, WeTeachNYC is offering a class called, “For Teachers by Teachers: Best Practices in Common Core-Aligned Literacy Instruction,” created by NYC teachers. WeTeachNYC will spend the 2015-16 school year developing an array of classes that are facilitated by NYC teachers and NYCDOE content teams.
Communities offer educators a dedicated online space where they can come together with other educators to share resources, best practices, and common challenges. Currently, communities on WeTeachNYC are defined by participation in a specific NYCDOE program or initiative. In the future, WeTeachNYC will offer NYC educators the ability to create and facilitate their own communities.
NYC's Approach provides information about teaching and learning in NYC. Educators can read about the different curriculum options offered by the NYCDOE in English language arts and mathematics, the types of assessments used within the district, instructional practices across the content areas, ways to support professional learning in schools, and NYC's Vision for School Improvement.
WeTeachNYC is in the process of building out an online registration system that makes registering for professional development events offered by the NYCDOE easy and convenient. In the fall of 2015, WeTeachNYC will pilot the registration system with several program teams to test and refine the system before launching the tool more broadly in 2016.
For more information about WeTeachNYC, email us at WeTeachNYC@schools.nyc.gov. If you are having technical trouble, such as logging into your account, please call the DIIT Service Desk at 212-374-6646.