Friday, April 29, 2016

CSTA-Computer Science Teacher Association Meeting

Please join the CSTA of Staten Island for the last meeting of the year! Join like-minded educators Elementary to College level for sharing, learning, experimenting and networking!

You can also become a member of CSTA for free and be an official member of the Staten Island Chapter.

Event Registration Link:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NYC Summer School Online Application is OPEN!

Current and former DOE employees can now submit job applications for summer school positions. 

The application tool is also available for the Summer in the City Programs, STEM and ESY. Any applications submitted after May 27, 2016 will be marked late. If they need help accessing the SSIP application, contact HR Connect at (718) 935-4000.  

Summer STEM  Any inquiries should go to:


Monday, April 25, 2016

Fourth Annual STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo!

Register Now for the Fourth Annual STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo!

All Department of Education elementary schools are invited to participate in the 2016 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo on Friday, June 10, 2016. Projects from elementary schools across New York City that exemplify student interest, curiosity, and a desire to explore the mysteries of the world will be on display.
·         Schools should designate a 2016 Elementary Expo Coordinator to serve as the main point of contact for the school.
·         Schools may submit up to 4 projects. Individual student, small group/team, or whole class projects for all grades K-5 are welcome.
·         There are three project categories: Observational Study, Experimental Investigation, and Engineering Design. 
Expo Location
The Armory on the Hudson
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Register Now! Expo Coordinators visit to register your school. The registration deadline is Monday, May 16, 2016.
Before beginning the registration process, please review the 2016 Elementary Science Expo Guidelines and Expectations. For more information about planning for the Expo, visit For questions, email
Click here to download the 2016 STEM Matters NYC Elementary Science Expo flyer to share with your school community.
Reserve a bus now to bring your class to the Expo.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN-->Summer STEM: Summer in the City

Summer STEM:Summer in the City

Enrichment Programs: STEM and Renewal Schools

The Enrichment and Renewal programs are not open to students who have been recommended for instructional summer programming.

Apply now to STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd - 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. This summer we are looking to pilot a Minecraft track where all students will be able to build and share their creations in Microsoft's new Minecraft portal for schools.
  • Students are accepted into this program via a lottery. 
  • Program runs from July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
  • Monday through Thursdays from 8:30 - 2: 30 (the only Friday scheduled is July 8, 2016)
  • Breakfast and lunch are included
  • Metrocards are provided
  • There are two sites in each borough, one for the elementary program and the other for middle and high school students.  
Click HERE for details and more on the application process!

Creativity in Flight: Borough Arts Festival Staten Island

Creativity in Flight

Monday, April 11, 2016

Professional Learning Opportunties from iLearnNYC/iZone

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The First Annual Staten Island School Garden Summit

Please join us for the First Annual Staten Island School Garden Summit on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Petrides Campus in the Quad.
Every school has a garden enthusiast. Come and bring yours to the Summit where you will meet garden experts, tour three types of gardens at Petrides, learn how to get started or enhance your own school garden, and receive vital garden resources including growing calendars. You’ll leave with plenty of inspiration and ideas that you can easily implement at school with great benefit to your students and staff.

*Refreshments will be served; please bring a bagged lunch.

 * The School Garden Summit qualifies as professional development; one of the nine days allocated to your school for a substitute teacher can be used if a classroom teacher attends for the full day. Parents and other staff members who are interested in creating a school garden are encouraged to join. 
Please  RSVP via Eventbrite link, for more information or questions you can contact Stephanie Caloir at or 718-556-8383.

Click here for the Event Flyer

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Elementary School Computer Science Pilot

 Software Engineering Program-Elementary School Computer Science Pilot

The application period for the Elementary School Computer Science Pilot for the 2016-17 school year is now open until April 22nd. See below for more information and apply now!

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Managing You Mobile Devices

Mobile devices utilizing classroom apps have become a staple in many of our classrooms. One question still plaguing our schools is "how do we manage devices, updates and apps?" Using a Mobile Device Management system (MDM) you are able to control the inventory of devices, roll out updates and push out or manage apps on all mobile devices. Security features are also an option when using an MDM within your schools.

1. Meraki (free)
    Education Deployment Guide: PDF Guide

2. Apple School Manager (free, beta)

Friday, April 1, 2016

NYC iZone Short Cycle Evaluation Challenge! Sign up today!

Free PD and 100 licenses - Spring STEM Institute Registration End April 8th
Dear NYC Teachers,

Are you a middle school teacher looking to bring computer science education to your students? Don't let the lack of funds or expertise be what stops you!

Registration closes on April 8th at 1:00 pm for the Spring STEM Institute. All Attendees will receive 3 days of paid PD plus 100 licenses ($3000 value) and teachers and administrators can register. That means if 3 people attend from your school, you get 300 free licences!

Spring Dates: 4/26/2016 to 4/28/2016
More information at Codesters SPRING STEM Institute 
Becoming a MakeBeliever!
Join our workshop on creating and reinventing Makerspaces within schools K-12! Learn the history of the Maker-movement, what a makerspace entails, how you can create them in your building without a big budget!

Click here to register!