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Teacher Conferences

NAF Next 2017

Registration is now open for NAF Next 2017!

Engage, Connect, Expand! NAF’s premiere professional development event is just around the corner! NAF Next 2017 will be held this year in Dallas, Texas, from July 9-12, 2017. Working together, all participants will leave the conference inspired and armed with practical and proven strategies to ensure that all NAF students, teachers, and partners can Be Future Ready. Academies and district- or state-level leaders will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, learn effective ways to implement work-based learning, build partnerships, and more.

Visit to get the latest information including important updates, logistics, agenda, sponsors, exhibitors, site visits, speakers, and more. Click below to register for the event.

CUNY CareerKits Curriculum and Professional Development

encourages schools to take advantage of newly released curriculum and professional development made available through the CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE/ESOL Program in the areas of HEALTHCARE, TECHNOLOGY, and COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

Resource: A Comprehensive Career Preparation Teaching Resource Reflecting NYS Regional Labor Market Statistics


The CUNY CareerKit Project is designed to support a range of literacy programming as it intersects with career exploration, planning, and preparation. Using a pedagogy of inquiry and discovery, each sector-based CareerKit presents a range of lessons, activities and resources that support the continued acquisition of basic language and literacy skills in the broad context of work. It is designed to be used by literacy professionals who help students learn about and navigate career choices. Here “teacher” refers to all those who help students learn about careers, whether they are teachers, counselors, case managers or other literacy professionals. The activities take the form of practices already used in a language or a literacy/HSE class—reading and discussion, writing and revising essays, solving word problems, interpreting graphs and conducting research—all on the topic of work. Making the study of careers academic in nature supports the development of basic literacy skills and improved critical thinking. At the same time, students learn how to navigate career databases, interpret help wanted ads, assess job offers, analyze job outlooks and match their own interests to careers in rising industries. Please reach out to, and cc to learn more.


What's your #NextLevel?

reDesign institute, OPSR's partner in DELS and coaching for many of the Gr. 9-14 schools, offers a series of institutes this summer. From learning the nuts and bots for competency-based curriculum design to a more interactive approach to teaching math, the trainings are designed for educators at all levels.  


Take a look at their offerings by clicking here.  All workshops are fee-based; contact reDesign to inquire about early bird discounts. 


Computer Science Education Professional Development opportunities

The New York City Department of Education’s CS4ALL team announced upcoming Computer Science Education Professional Development opportunities for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years, including various learning opportunities specifically for high school teachers.

The only requirement for teachers applying is a willingness to learn! Our intensive programs are designed to provide teachers (even those with no computer science background) with the knowledge and tools necessary to teach a semester-long or year-long computer science


Also, please see the CS4ALL special event information below in the Event section.

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