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PENNY Partner Events

 Thursday, January 16th

English Language Arts Committee

Deepen Reading and Analysis Through Art and Design

Join Petra Pankow, Associate Director of Education Programs at the Museum of Art and Design, for an interactive workshop. Learn how to integrate art and design into your curriculum to deepen engagement and advance equity. Leave with tools that will enrich the thinking of all your students. Prepare to have fun too.

When: Thursday, January 16th, 4:15pm-6:15 p.m.
Where: UFT Headquarters, 50 Broadway

Bring Ideas or Just yourself. Your contribution is your humanity.

Questions?  Email Adam Kinory at Akinory@nycenglishcommitte


Saturday, December 7

Please join us for a curriculum share in preparation for this year’s Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in February! The event will include an opportunity to connect with classroom and community educators, grade-level teach-ins to experience lessons and activities that can be used with students and an unconference to discuss topics of interest to your work. There are two options for registration:

Option 1: Free Admission
Option 2: $20 Paid Admission (Admission and Set of 13 Black Lives Matter Principle Posters)

Attendees who choose Option 2 should select between poster set A (Student Art and Original Principles), poster set B (Elementary Version of Principles), or poster set C (Secondary Version of Principles) Examples can be seen on our page at:

Thursday, November 14
On November 14th, form 4:15-6:15, please join colleagues from across the city as noted author and educator, Alan Dichter, shares ideas for enhancing the Collaboration, Reading, and Thinking of our students.

English Language Arts Committee

Deepen Your Students Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Collaboration

Educational expert and noted author, Alan Dichter, will share strategies from his newest book “Protocols in the Classroom”. Join with colleagues from across the city as we consider how to support each other in a journey toward excellence and equity for all.

When: Thursday, November 14th
4:15pm-6:15 p.m.

Where: UFT Headquarters, 50 Broadway

Bring Ideas or Just yourself. Your contribution is your humanity.
Questions?  Email Adam Kinory at


Tuesday, November 19

Wednesday, February 6th: 

Black Lives Matter at School Week
Symposium 2019

Join Bank Street College
for an in-depth dialogue on supporting equity and
the early education of Black children

A Two-Part Panel Discussion
From Theory to Practice in Early Education:
Black Children Learning and Thriving

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Bank Street College
610 West 112th Street
New York City

Register below or access the event via livestream at


Please be sure to arrive early to secure a seat in the auditorium. Once full, overflow seating and viewing will be available in the lobby and CDR.  


Friday, February 8th-15th:


Friday, February 15th:

Fellowship Opportunity for Educators
University of Vermont Libraries
Center for Digital Initiatives
Practitioner Fellowship Program

The Practitioner Fellowship Program taps the riches of the Prospect Archives by engaging fellowship recipients in a week-long program of study of the Archives using Prospect’s Descriptive Processes as the method of inquiry. The broad purpose of a fellowship is to introduce the Prospect Archives, to make them accessible to a wide audience, and to demonstrate the value of the Prospect Archives for educators and the community. A further aim of the Practitioner Fellowship program is to support the establishment of leadership for communities of inquiry within recipients’ own settings by showing how the Descriptive Processes developed at Prospect help people to think more deeply about their practice and current issues in education.

Recipients of the Practitioner Fellowship spend five and a half days of study at the Silver Special Collections Library with a mentor appointed by Special Collections. The 2019 Fellowship will take place from July 15-20. July 20 is a Saturday and is planned as a half-day.

Approximately three fellowships are awarded each year to school- or college-based practitioners such as classroom teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators, school board members, parents active in school affairs, and teacher educators. The fellowship will be an award of $2,000. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

For more information and application:


Sunday and Monday, March 17th and 18th: 

The Innovative Schools Cooperative is a national network of innovative independent schools.  Our schools are driven by progressive educators who believe deeply in student-centered, hands-on learning.  Our curriculum and projects are open-source, and we are partnered with The Earl Center at Boston University to research the impact of innovation in education.

We wonder: what would school look like if it didn’t look like school?

This Spring (Sunday and Monday, March 17th and 18th in New York City), we are hosting our inaugural Founders Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.  We have limited space for interested and innovative educators looking to found a new school.  We will also host a Fall conference for educators interested in learning more about how to integrate our immersive, hands-on project work into thoughtful curriculum.


Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th:

Teaching Kindergarten Conference:

Where did the Garden Go?: Inspiring Curiosity, Imagination and Resilience

April 5, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
April 6, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join other kindergarten teachers, school leaders, and policy makers as we revisit and celebrate the unique and vital role of Kindergarten in the life of the child. Through insightful presentations by keynote speakers and hands-on workshops, participants will leave the conference reinvigorated and inspired to strive for what is right for all Kindergarten children.

$225 Early Bird Fee (expires 2/15/17)
Learn More or Register Now

* Earn 10 CTLE hours or 1 CEU. 1 graduate credit option available for additional fee.

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Ron Taffel
Dr. Lydia Soifer
Kevin Hylton and Jaquetta Busion
Choose from 23 workshops

Join the conference online, if you can’t attend in person. Pre-conference session at the Bank Street School for Children or Castle Bridge Public School


For questions or for further information, please email