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Spring Teacher Professional Developments

Feb 27, 2014 2:00 PM | 0 comments

We here at the Brooklyn Collection are pleased to announce two FREE professional development opportunities for teachers in spring 2014.  The professional developments are open to all English Language Arts and Social Studies teachers who teach grades 4 - 12. 

Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement on May 15, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm with special guest speaker Dr. Brian Purnell.  Explore the Brooklyn Collection's original Civil Rights materials.  Learn about the efforts of Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which included protests, community clean-ups, marches, and a sit-in at the Brooklyn Board of Education.  This workshop will provide teachers with the content knowledge and materials needed to help students explore Brooklyn's role in the Civil Rights Movement.  Teachers will have time to connect with the CORE collection and will sample lessons, including the new Social Movement Project Packet: Civil Rights Movement in Brooklyn, funded by the David and Paula Weiner Memorial Grant and written by historian and NYU Professor Daniel J. Walkowitz and Brooklyn Connections staff.  Each teacher will take home an extensive packet of resources that can be used in the classroom.

Brian Purnell's book, Fighting Jim Crow in the County Of Kings:The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

On June 6, Brooklyn-Queens Day, teachers are welcome to join us for a tour of Green-Wood Cemetery at 9:00am (please be prepared to walk).  After the tour, we will take a historic trolley to the Central Library and practice using primary sources and non-fiction texts.  Participants will have the opportunity to research some of the "permanent residents" they learned about during the tour.  Teachers will also be shown techniques for using Brooklyn Collection materials to fulfill Common Core Standards and develop new methods for increasing student engagement with local history topics. The full-day professional development will end at 3:00pm and a Common Core aligned packet of resources will be given to take home.

Green-Wood Cemetery Entrance, Brooklyn Collection

RSVP here for any of our teacher programs. For more information about the Brooklyn Connections program or teacher resources, please visit our website.

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