4th ANNUAL TEACHING SOCIAL ACTIVISM IN THE CLASSROOM CONFERENCE
Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016 Theme: Engaging Communities

  • How can we prepare students to be active citizens in their communities, their city, and beyond?
  • How can we engage students with the stories of community organizers and leaders who have made a difference?
  • How do you nurture your classroom’s community?
  • How do you inspire your students to envision new possibilities for their world?

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Museum of the City of New York will host the 4th Annual Teaching Social Activism in the Classroom Conference. Educators are invited to present and participate in this free full-day conference, which highlights the various tools and techniques used by teachers to engage their students in the history and practice of social change. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, educators, activists, and historians present their work to one another and discuss the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages.

Our Topic
Engaging Communities

Your Proposals
We invite educators to submit proposals for conference sessions by Monday, February 1, 2016.

Participation in the conference counts towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education. All participating educators receive a letter of attendance.

Email pd@mcny.org for more information.

Agenda

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Museum of the City of New York

Sign-in begins at 8:45 am. The day concludes at 3:30 pm.

The full agenda and session list will be posted in May 2016.

Participation in the conference counts towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education. All participating educators receive a letter of attendance.

Attending the Conference

Attending the Conference is Free! All educators, students, administrators, and professionals are welcome to attend. Reserve your free spot below. If you are interested in bringing students with you, please email pd@mcny.org with your projected number of students.

Register

Teacher Advisory Group

New this year, we will work with a group of educators to help review submissions and suggest ideas for sessions and activities. Interested in joining our teacher advisory group for this conference? Email pd@mcny.org to learn more.

Presenting at the Conference

The application deadline for presenters is Monday, February 1, 2016. Sessions are 50 minutes long and may be in workshop, panel, or presentation format relating to the theme "Engaging Communities". Hands-on components are strongly encouraged. Educators are welcome to share projects and examples from their classrooms. Click on "Submit Proposal" to see full session proposal guidelines. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2016.

Submit Proposal

The Puffin Foundation

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

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