Join us for the Museum of the City of New York's P Credit courses for educators featuring leading historians, engaging gallery tours, and hands-on workshops. Read more below for details about the courses and how to register.

General Information

P CREDIT COURSES

The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators.

P Credit in-service courses are offered in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) and can be applied towards teachers' 30+ salary differential. ASPDP courses may also be used by teachers and paraprofessionals toward the NYS 175 hours of Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit their website.

For information about how to register, please see the section "Course Registration Details" below.

Courses

TAKING A STAND: NEW YORK CITY ACTIVISM IN THE 20th CENTURY

3 P Credits

Monday, February 15 – Saturday, February 20, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

New York City has never been known as a place where people keep their views to themselves. Not only do New Yorkers speak their minds, they also have a long history of mobilizing around issues they believe in. The city’s abundant energy for social change emerges in part from its history as a place where people from all over the nation and the world converge. Taking a Stand features historian presentations, discussions with activists, exhibition explorations and tours, and hands-on workshops – all focusing on bringing the history of social activism into the present. Each day of the course will feature a morning presentation highlighting issues such as civil rights, environmental activism, and gay rights followed by either gallery tours, discussions with contemporary activists, and/or hands-on activities. Participants will have time during the day to create lesson plans and will present their lesson plans during the midterm and finals. The course will draw on the Common Core State Standards to engage participants in strategies for implementing course content in the classroom. In order to ensure that the teachers get the most out of the content delivered and the pedagogy skills modeled, at the end of each day participants will work either individually or in pairs to create a hands-on, interactive activity for their students. The activities they create will eventually be part of their midterm and final projects and will also be part of a final portfolio they will receive at the end of the session. Participants will be asked to reference specific components of the Danielson Rubric illustrated by their lesson plans. By participating in the course, grade 2-12 educators will learn how to teach the study of social activism from multiple viewpoints, examining opposing sides of complex debates and charting the diverse perspectives that existed within activist movements. Materials and programming for the Activist New York exhibition are made possible by The Puffin Foundation.

Registration for TAKING A STAND is a two-step process and closes on February 14, 2016. Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 2.

Step 1: Register for Course P26.209.1S16 on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $125.
Step 2: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the educational partner fee of $200.

Register for Taking a Stand

BIOGRAPHIES OF EARLY NEW YORK

1 P Credit

Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Engage in two full-day sessions focusing on biographies of early New Yorkers via historian lectures and a walking tour, and work with Museum educators and peers to create classroom activities. Teachers will be able to put a face to the history they cover in their classrooms. Traversing three centuries and dozens of figures – both obscure and well known – participants will gain access to current research and a treasure trove of documents and images for their immediate use in the classroom. Educators will discover the history of New York through the eyes of women, from landowner Annetje Jans of New Amsterdam to reformer Emma Goldman of 18th century New York. The workshop will also focus on immigrants such as Jan Rodriguez, the first recorded individual of non-Native American ancestry to reside in New York, and German Jewish immigrant and member of the criminal underworld, Marm Mandelbaum. Finally, explore the city’s history through the animals that lived here such as oysters, beavers, pigs, and horses to understand the evolution of the natural landscape, how innovation in transportation changed the face of the city, and New York’s transformation from a rural to urban environment. Taking place in the Museum of the City of New York’s state of the art classrooms and exhibition spaces, each of the engaging sessions will increase educator’s content knowledge on topics covered in the classroom. Education and professional development programs for New York at Its Core are supported by the Barker-Welfare Foundation, the John Strang Trust, the Lone Pine Foundation, and the Museum Association of New York.

Registration for BIOGRAPHIES OF EARLY NEW YORK is a two-step process and closes on March 18, 2016. Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 2.

Step 1: Register for Course P01.027.1S16 on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $45.
Step 2: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the educational partner fee of $120.

Register for Biographies of Early New York

NATIVE NEW YORK: AMERICAN INDIANS AND EARLY NEW AMSTERDAM

1 P Credit

Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian, this two-day program invites participants to engage with the study of the art and culture of Native Americans. Through guided workshops, lectures, and walking tours at both institutions, teachers will be become conversant in elements of the art and culture of Native Americans, become familiar with source material in the two cultural institutions, discover how the geography and natural environs of Mannahatta in the 1600s impacted the city’s growth and population, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today. The first day, Saturday, April 9, 2016, will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian, and the second day, Sunday, April 10, 2016, will take place at the Museum of the City of New York. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

Registration for NATIVE NEW YORK is a two-step process and closes on April 8, 2016. Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 2.

Step 1: Register for Course P02.014.1S16 on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $45.
Step 2: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the educational partner fee of $120.

Register for Native New York

Course Registration Details

P Credit In-Service courses offered through the Department of Education and partnering institutions are high-quality courses that may be applied to salary differential requirements and to the NYS 175 hour professional development requirement to maintain Professional Certification.

The offerings support educators as they work toward aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core State Standards.

For more information about P Credit Courses, visit the ASPDP's website here.
For more information about Professional Development at the Museum of the City of New York, contact pd@mcny.org.

Course Payment Details:

Step 1. ASPDP: To be eligible for NYC DOE P-credits for a course, participants must register for a course and pay the ASPDP fee directly through ASPDP. Participants must visit http://schools.nyc.gov/teachers/ASPDP to register, where participants can either create an account or log on to their existing ASPDP account, then choose the “Enroll & Pay for Courses” link. Any participant who does not complete this enrollment process on the ASPDP website by the registration close date will not be eligible for P-credits. Please email ASPDP at ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov should you need more information.

Step 2. Museum of the City of New York: All participants must register directly with the Museum by the registration close date. Registration links for each course are above. Participants may pay the Educational Partner fee to the Museum online or over the phone via credit card, by check or money order via mail, or through their school via purchase order or check. If you are paying by purchase order or otherwise cannot register through this website, please call 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org as soon as possible to ensure a spot in the course. Please make checks and money orders payable to Museum of the City of New York.

Please note that registration and payment on the ASPDP website and the Museum website are two separate steps. Registration on the ASPDP website is required first in order to receive P credit, but all participants must register through the Museum. If you are interested in taking the course and do not need P Credit, you may register using "Step 2" only.

Museum of the City of New York P Credit Cancellation Policy:

Withdrawals and Refunds: The ASPDP's refund policy requires a three week minimum, and may be found here.

Cancellation of Course: The Museum requires a minimum of 8 registered participants per P Credit Course. If fewer than 8 register, the Museum reserves the right to cancel the course and refund the Educational Partner fee.