Teacher Workshop Calendar

Expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom through our interactive programs for teachers!

Participation in all programs is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education. The New-York Historical Society is a NYSED approved CTLE sponsor.

All Pizza & PD and Think & Drink with a Historian sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment or Art of History programs.

Questions & Registration: professional.learning@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9256.

May

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Special Workshop
Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter with Yohuru Williams
Saturday, May 6, 10:00am-2:00pm
This two-part day will include a discussion with Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University professor and author of Black Politics/White Politics: Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven, followed by an analysis activity using civil rights materials from the museum’s collections. Pizza lunch will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Learning History with Paintings
Thursday, May 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Practice strategies for expanding your students’ understanding of history through visual inquiry. Engage in a gallery study of priceless portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes and unearth the stories hidden within the artwork. Pizza will be served.  This workshop qualifies for 2 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities
Tuesday, May 30, 4:30-6:30pm
In this workshop for elementary educators, learn how historic images of New York City and its surrounding environs can be used to enrich students’ understanding of different kinds of communities. Pizza will be served.  This workshop qualifies for 2 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

June

16
Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Colonial New York
Thursday, June 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
Spend a day with our city’s ancestors, including Dutch, British, African, and Native American. This workshop will include a keynote by Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, and interactive gallery and classroom breakout sessions featuring our new Colonial New York curriculum guide. Coffee will be served. This workshop qualifies for 5.5 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$35 per person ($30 for members)
Register Here
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Chancellor’s Day Workshop
Women and the American Story
Thursday, June 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
This workshop will highlight the new Center for Women’s History and explore strategies for integrating the significant contributions of women into your social studies instruction. Tour our galleries and participate in a hands-on classroom activity featuring the Saving Washington curriculum guide. Coffee will be served. This workshop qualifies for 5.5 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$35 per person ($30 for members)
Register Here
16
Chancellor’s Day Workshop
The Great War
Thursday, June 8, 8:30am-3:00pm
This workshop will include a hands-on activity investigating propaganda posters and images, as well as a guided tour of our newest exhibition, World War I Beyond the Trenches, which examines this monumental conflict and its legacy through the lens of artists from across the political spectrum.
$35 per person ($30 for members)
Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
Colonial Slavery
Thursday, June 15, 4:30-6:30pm
The practice of slavery arrived in New York with its first European settlers. Study the history of slavery in the Dutch and British colonial periods through the examination of primary sources and biographical life stories. Pizza will be served. This workshop qualifies for 2 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Pizza & PD
The Pro-Southern City: New York City and the Civil War
Thursday, June 22, 4:30-6:30pm
Civil War-era New York struggled to balance contradicting priorities among business, labor, and abolitionism. Explore evidence of our city’s “pro-Southern” past and learn how these contradictions contributed to the bloodiest civil uprising in our nation’s history. Pizza will be served. This workshop qualifies for 2 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

July

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Summer P-Credit Course
Exploring the Art of History: Social Studies and Literacy through the Arts
Monday, July 10 through Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-5:00pm daily
Advance your students’ understanding of New York and American History by combining our extraordinary collections with the tools and principles of the visual arts. This DOE-approved course carries three P-credits for teachers’ 30-and-above salary differential.
$200 per person
NOTE: There is an additional $150 fee to the NYC DOE for those seeking credit.
Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
The Port of New York
Monday, July 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
Over the centuries, New York harbor has played a critical role in shaping our city’s and our nation’s economic, political, and cultural development. Use primary sources to trace the history of the port of New York and unpack why our maritime history matters. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Influential Women of the Early Republic with Catherine Allgor
Saturday, July 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
First Lady Dolley Madison and her sister Washingtonians had a dramatic impact on our young democracy. Learn about this story during a tour of Saving Washington and a lecture by Catherine Allgor, University of California, Riverside professor and author of A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation. Pizza lunch will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Eloise at the Museum
Friday, July 28, 9:30am-12:30pm
Climb up to the “tippy-top” of the Plaza Hotel with the mischievous and endearing Eloise! Tour the new exhibition and explore how Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight infuse the magic of New York into the fantastical adventures of their young heroine. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
World War I Beyond the Trenches
Monday, July 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
View the Great War through the eyes of artists of the day during a guided experience in this new exhibition and practice strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of the past using the visual arts. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

August

16
Summer Workshop
Colonial Childhood
Friday, August 4, 9:30am-12:30pm
What was it like to grow up in colonial New York, and how did it differ from childhood today? Learn how studying other children can motivate our students to engage with history. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Teaching History with Picture Books
Thursday, August 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Practice techniques for combining picture books and primary sources to help students increase historical content knowledge, strengthen literacy skills, and build excitement for the past. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
American Empire
Thursday, August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
From early Westward Expansion to global exploration, the United States has a long history of imperialism. Using breathtaking paintings and sculpture with primary source documents, unpack how the American empire was created and understood over time. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
16
Summer Workshop
Charting the Past with Maps
Tuesday, August 22, 9:30am-12:30pm
Explore maps from the Dutch period through the 20th century to track the growth of our city and come away with strategies for strengthening your students’ map-reading and visual-analysis skills. Breakfast will be served. This workshop qualifies for 3 CTLE approved hours upon completion.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here
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