Parent Empowerment Series with Scholastic
Creating a Welcoming School Culture - May 27th & June 3rd @ 7pm
Building trusting relationships with families starts with creating a welcoming environment. During Part 1, participants will explore how to make a school’s physical and virtual environment inviting, including friendly signage, warm and inviting collaborative spaces, and images representing the school community. During Part 2, participants will examine the importance of personal interactions between school and district staff and adults visiting the school and written communications to creating a welcoming environment. We will allocate time in both sessions for participants to brainstorm how they can utilize their voice and talents in making the school and district environment more welcoming.
Building Culturally Responsive and Respectful Home-School Partnerships - June 14th @ 7pm
What does it mean for family engagement to be culturally responsive and respectful? In this session, participants will explore how to intentionally honor and respect the culture of students, families, and community stakeholders when developing programs and implementing practices and processes.
Helping Parents Support Digital Learning at Home - June 17th @ 7pm
Even with children returning to school, it is still essential to maintain an environment conducive to home learning. During this session, we will assist families in structuring their home for digital learning including, creating routines, navigating shared spaces, and identifying the tools for success. We will also explore helpful digital tools and apps.
All sessions can be accessed through this Zoom Link:
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Meeting ID: 920 0184 6582
Announcing District 13's New Partnership with Bank Street:
Teaching Residency Program in Childhood General and Special Education
We are excited to announce that District 13 has partnered with Bank Street to offer a new Residency Program in Childhood General and Special Education. This two-year master's degree program aims to support high-quality teacher preparation for educators pursuing initial certification in teaching.
Research shows that teacher preparation programs with hands-on practice in a real classroom produce more effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and strengthen schools over time. Program highlights include:
First-year students enrolled in the District 13 program will participate in a full-time paid residency in a District 13 New York City public school.
In the second year, students will be eligible to be hired as the full-time teacher.
Additionally, all cohort members will receive a scholarship that reduces tuition by over 50 percent, along with a $20,000 stipend.
District 13's partnership with Bank Street represents a shared commitment to equity in education and the incorporation of anti-racist pedagogy at the district, school, and classroom level. Grounded in the Bank Street approach to teaching and learning, which recognizes that individuals learn best when they are actively engaged with materials, ideas, and people, combined with District 13’s new culturally responsive and sustaining learning component, the new program enables students to be completely immersed in a classroom for a full year to deeply develop teaching skills and techniques with the support of an experienced teacher, an expert faculty advisor, and fellow classmates.
Interested applicants are invited to join Bank Street for a
Virtual Open House
on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST to learn more.
For more immediate information about this new opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-652-8722. We hope to speak to you soon.