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, and may be taken for or without P Credit.

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.

Summer 2016 MCNY P Credit Courses:

  • Capturing the City through the Camera | Section 1: July 11 - 16 - CONFIRMED TO RUN
  • Exploring NYC History Through Art and Primary Resources | August 1 - 6, 2016 - CONFIRMED TO RUN
  • Capturing the City through the Camera | Section 2: August 7 - 12 - COURSE FULL

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.

Courses

Capturing the City through the Camera | Section 1

3 P Credits

Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this dynamic six session program, participants will learn how to use the camera to capture their personal relationship to New York City while learning the history behind some of the city’s most iconic structures and places. Capturing the City through Camera will expose educators to a blend of history, urban observation, and the art and practice of photography. Participants will learn about a variety of photographic techniques and processes, including point-of-view, cyanotype prints, and portraiture. Throughout the course, educators will view and discuss photographs both from the Museum’s collection and those taken by course participants. Educators will hone their skills through observation and discussion, enriching and improving their own work each week. At the end of the course, these educators will curate their best photographs and combine them with photographs from the Museum’s collection to form their final projects.Each participant will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s collections via exhibitions and behind-the-scenes archive and digital lab tours and will gain experience using digital cameras to develop their compositional skills considering the lighting, framing, perspective, and tone of the images they produce. In addition to photographing the major components of the city, such as buildings, parks, landmarks, and people, participants will study important photographers such as Jacob Riis, Berenice Abbott, and Stanley Kubrick. Each session will focus on one of these subjects and will incorporate a viewing of important works from the Museum’s renowned photography collection, lively discussions, guest visits from curators, neighborhood field trips with exciting photographic projects, and sharing sessions to present participant work. Highlights from the Museum’s collection will illustrate how photographers use their craft as an outlet for personal expression and to describe their relationship to the city. Participants will set personal goals for what types of photographs they hope to take throughout the course. The course will support the Danielson Framework by inviting participants to create and adhere to specific goals for the course, and supports the Common Core State Standards by practicing text analysis via the historical photographs educators will encounter daily. The course meets daily, Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

This course is CONFIRMED to run. Registration for CAPTURING THE CITY THROUGH THE CAMERA: SECTION 1 is a two-step process and closes on Friday, July 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 P01.090.1SS16 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 $250.

Register CAPTURING THE CITY THROUGH THE CAMERA: JULY

Exploring NYC History Through Art and Primary Resources

3 P Credits

Monday, August 1 - Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exploring NYC History Through Art and Primary Resources features historian presentations, discussions with artists, exhibition gallery tours, and hands-on workshops providing educators with tools they can use to engage students with New York City’s rich history of creativity. Each day of the course will feature a different focus: Painting, Architecture, Photography, Cartoons, and Theater. Historian presentations will provide contextual information on New York City history and the development of specific art forms, while gallery tours and interviews with artists will bring educators up close and personal with artworks and their creators. Over the course of the week participants will create lesson plans and curate their own visual presentation, which they will present to their colleagues and instructors during the midterm and finals.New York City has long been a mecca for the arts, and in this exciting new course from the Museum of the City of New York, educators will use artworks and primary source texts to discover the history and development of the visual and performance arts in the city. By participating in this course, educators will learn how to use primary source texts and images to prompt multiple understandings of a topic, create their own curated presentations after hearing from artists and curators about the process of making and displaying art, and understand how New York City’s rich history of diversity and creativity shaped the development of painting, architecture, theater, and cartoons. Educators will practice multiple ways of engaging with primary sources, including paintings, photographs, newspaper articles, cartoons, and interviews.

This course is CONFIRMED to run. Registration for Exploring NYC History Through Art and Primary Resources is a two-step process and closes on Friday, July 29, 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 P01.022.SS16 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 $225.

Register EXPLORING NYC HISTORY THROUGH ART

Capturing the City through the Camera | Section 2

3 P Credits

Sunday, August 7 - Friday, August 12, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This section of the course is now FULL. Some spots are still available in section one, July 11-16 [above].

In this dynamic six session program, participants will learn how to use the camera to capture their personal relationship to New York City while learning the history behind some of the city’s most iconic structures and places. Capturing the City through Camera will expose educators to a blend of history, urban observation, and the art and practice of photography. Participants will learn about a variety of photographic techniques and processes, including point-of-view, cyanotype prints, and portraiture. Throughout the course, educators will view and discuss photographs both from the Museum’s collection and those taken by course participants. Educators will hone their skills through observation and discussion, enriching and improving their own work each week. At the end of the course, these educators will curate their best photographs and combine them with photographs from the Museum’s collection to form their final projects. Each participant will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s collections via exhibitions and behind-the-scenes archive and digital lab tours and will gain experience using digital cameras to develop their compositional skills considering the lighting, framing, perspective, and tone of the images they produce. In addition to photographing the major components of the city, such as buildings, parks, landmarks, and people, participants will study important photographers such as Jacob Riis, Berenice Abbott, and Stanley Kubrick. Each session will focus on one of these subjects and will incorporate a viewing of important works from the Museum’s renowned photography collection, lively discussions, guest visits from curators, neighborhood field trips with exciting photographic projects, and sharing sessions to present participant work. Highlights from the Museum’s collection will illustrate how photographers use their craft as an outlet for personal expression and to describe their relationship to the city. Participants will set personal goals for what types of photographs they hope to take throughout the course. The course will support the Danielson Framework by inviting participants to create and adhere to specific goals for the course, and supports the Common Core State Standards by practicing text analysis via the historical photographs educators will encounter daily. The course meets daily, Sunday, August 7 through Friday, August 12, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

This course is full and registration for CAPTURING THE CITY THROUGH THE CAMERA: SECTION 2 is now closed. If you have registered through ASPDP and have not yet registered with the Museum and paid the Educational Partner fee, please email pd@mcny.org directly to receive the link to register.

Course P01.090.2SS16 on the ASPDP Course Catalog.
NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee: $125
Educational Partner Fee: $250