Saturday, May 6, 2017

2017 Theme: Youth as Change Agents

How can our students make a difference? How are they already doing so? Hear from the students themselves and the teachers who support them as they present what they care about and how they are making an impact on our city.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Museum of the City of New York will host the 5th Annual Free 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, students, 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
Youth as Change Agents

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.

Attending the Conference

Attending the Conference is Free! All educators, students, administrators, and professionals are welcome to attend. Registration for the Conference will open this fall.

Teacher Advisory Group

We work with a group of educators to help review Conference submissions and suggest ideas for sessions and activities. Interested in joining this year's Teacher Advisory Group? Email pd@mcny.org to learn more.

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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