NYCoRE’s Inquiry-to-Action Groups (ItAGs) are spaces for teachers to build community and develop as activists. Educators can participate in ItAGs linking social justice issues with classroom practice. Small groups meet weekly (for a total of six, two-hour sessions plus a kick-off and possible conference workshop) between January and March to share experiences, respond to readings, exchange ideas and develop action plans.
Registration is open and continues until January 21st.
Students (as) Stakeholders: Connecting with Youth Organizers
At February’s general meeting, we heard from candidates from the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) on why we need to organize our chapters and take over leadership of the UFT. In March, we heard inspiring words about the power of united communities from Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union. The political education piece from April’s Member Meeting focused on community organizations. Last month, we heard from parent organizations on how we could support their work and help NYC parent organizations build a fight against the ferocious attacks on public education.
This month’s meeting will conclude our community organizing series with a youth centered discussion on student organizing in school leadership teams, restorative justice communities, student government, and student groups. Join the conversation to hear from students on how educators can best support the work of our youth in New York City.
In addition to our political education piece, there will be more ways to engage in critical discussions around issues affecting education.
Also check out the following breakout groups:
New Teacher Group
No Human Being is Illegal
Youth Led Breakout Group on Student Organizing
If you are interested in leading a break out-group, joining the member committee, or representing your organization, please e-mail Rosie Frascella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY
6:00 to 8:00 PM
There will also be a NYCoRE 101 Session at 5:30 for folks who are new to NYCoRE and who would like to hear more about the organization and ways to plug into it. If you are interested, please RSVP here.
Some food will be provided
Please Bring ID and RSVP here to give us a head count for food, and to notify security.
NEW MUSEUM | G:Class Professional Development Seminar for Teachers
Thursday June 6, 2013
Join New Museum Associate Curator Jenny Moore and artist Erika Vogt on Thursday June 6, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Erika Vogt: Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll” (on view in the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery from June 6).
Vogt uses a range of media and techniques in order to explore the mutability of images and objects. Within her installations, she fuses elements of sculpture, drawing, video, and photography to produce multilayered image spaces. Building on her background in experimental filmmaking, Vogt’s visually dense videos combine both still and moving images, digital and analog technologies, and playfully incorporate drawings and objects from her previous projects. “Erika Vogt: Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll” is curated by Jenny Moore, Associate Curator, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator.
9:30–10 AM Registration
10 AM–12 PM Exhibition Walkthrough and conversation between Jenny Moore and Erika Vogt
Afternoon Session $5 (FREE for NYCORE teachers)
1–3 PM – Join New Museum educators to further explore the concepts introduced in the morning session. Participants will consider the nature of contemporary studio practice and discuss ways that educators can examine the artistic process in their classroom. They will also explore different sources of artistic inspiration, including reading and research.
The New Museum welcomes educators of all disciplines, but this program is geared toward high school teachers. Reservations are honored on a first come, first served basis. Workshop space is limited.
The Global Classroom is made possible, in part, by the Bloomingdale’s Fund of the Macy’s Foundation, Con Edison, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
Generous endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
Additional endowment support provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.
Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.