“Everything we are learning is applicable in the moment for exactly what I’m doing in class with my students.” Sarah Sanders, Algebra I/Special Education Teacher at Mott Hall High School, New Visions MicroCert Participant
About the Program
Elevate your teaching practice with our professional development courses for teachers, leaders and school-based staff. Collaborative and innovative, these competency-based courses provide educators the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in areas that are directly tied to student learning. In both our in-person and online learning courses, subject area experts will model instructional and operational strategies that you can implement right away. Each of our courses can be applied towards New York State PD requirements and can serve as P Credits for NYC salary differentials.*
Summer 2017 Courses
Registration will be opening soon! In the meantime, please check out a preview of our summer course offering.
Google Apps for Teachers Level I
Learn the basics of G Suite for Education (Google Apps) and earn your Google Educator Certification! All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home!
Google Apps for Teachers Level II
Building on the prerequisite Level I course, teachers will deepen their knowledge of G Suite to create enhanced learning experiences for students.
Google Apps for Schools
Explore how the Google platform can be used to improve school-wide collaboration, communication, and transparency.
Literacy for ELLs
Teachers in all content areas need strategies to support ELLs. Join us and learn how cognitive strategies support language & literacy development.
Learn how you can engage students in inquiry-based science through the 5E Instructional Model as they learn about human body systems.
Reading & Writing in Global History
Help your students attack DBQs with a critical eye and a powerful writing style. Explore the intersection of reading and writing within the context of New Visions Global History curriculum.
Speak Up! Students Discuss Math
Practice using a powerful planning protocol to uncover student thinking and develop instructional routines to support students as they discuss and work through complex mathematical ideas.
Life and Death of a Star
Explore the life cycle of a star through hands-on experiences, and get an introduction to using New Visions Earth Science curricular resources.
Reading & Writing in U.S. History
Explore the literacy skills students need to be successful in U.S. History classrooms within the context of New Visions U.S. History curriculum.
Elephant in the Classroom
Learn practices to engage in informed, respectful and robust civic discourse in the classroom.
Art of Facilitation
Transform your practices to become more facilitative and less directive and shift the focus of the learning environment to what the learner does.
Learn to use observational data to identify a goal for a new teacher, create a coaching plan, and provide effective feedback. You can also earn a DOE certification!
*Want to Apply the Courses Toward P Credits?
Many participants who take our courses opt to register for P Credits with the NYCDOE in order to earn salary differentials. If you wish to earn P Credits, you must register and pay applicable fees with the NYCDOE. New Visions is also an approved CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) provider. Participating in MicroCert courses counts toward the 100 required hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) that teachers in New York State must accumulate every 5 years. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information.
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