During these full-day and afterschool sessions, educators will explore content about a variety of New York City history topics and learn strategies for effectively using primary and secondary source materials.

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

Reservations are first-come, first-served. For more information, or to request an invoice, please call 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org.

The Museum of the City of New York is a New York City Department of Education vendor (vendor number MUS015). 

Full-Day and Afterschool Professional Development

Join us for professional development opportunities that make use of the City Museum's wealth of resources and outstanding exhibitions. These content-rich sessions are led by Museum curators and educators as well as guest speakers from some of New York City’s most prestigious educational organizations. Participants will learn content and teaching techniques to support Common Core learning.

P Credit: For more information about our P Credit offerings, please click here.

Biographies of New York

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

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. Then, learn about immigrants such as Jan Rodriguez, the first recorded individual of non-Native American ancestry to reside in New York, and Marm Mandelbaum, German Jewish immigrant and member of the criminal underworld. 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 an urban environment. The series also includes a walking tour of downtown New York, putting all of this history "in its place".

$120 per person for the two-day series.

This course may also be available for 1 P Credit through the ASPDP. Please check back in December or email us for updates.


Native New York: American Indians and Early New Amsterdam
A Two Session In-Depth Learning Opportunity with the National Museum of the American Indian and the City Museum

Saturday, April 9, 2016 (NMAI) and Sunday, April 10, 2016 (City Museum), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teachers will become conversant in elements of the art and culture of Native Americans, 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. Educators will leave with resources to use in the classroom. These programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

$120 per person for the two-day series.