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CUNY graduate programs in Math Education: 1/21 virtual recruitment event!

Ready to start the new year with a new career? If you’ve ever thought about becoming a math teacher, come join CUNY Teacher Education for a virtual information seminar and panel about Middle School and High School Mathematics in graduate programs at CUNY.

Join us Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5pm to learn more about CUNY graduate teacher education programs in Math education, the certification process, and careers for Math teachers in New York City schools. NYC DOE representatives and CUNY faculty and staff will be on hand to share information and answer questions. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with knowledgeable representatives in small group breakout rooms.  This one-hour session will take place on Zoom.  Register now!

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Happy Halloween!

This year as schools and communities explore ways to celebrate Halloween beyond trick-or-treating, ghost stories, joke telling and spooky math problems might feature in.  Here’s one to get started!

Q: Are any Halloween monsters good at Math?

A: Yes, if you Count Dracula!

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Thinking of becoming a math teacher? Apply to CUNY for free this fall!

CUNY is currently sponsoring the graduate application fee ($75) for prospective students who submit their application during fall semester (by Dec. 20, 2020) to graduate Education degree and Advanced Certificate programs for teaching Middle School Math (grades 5-9) or High School Math (grades 7-12).  Don’t miss this chance to apply during fall 2020. A list of the 13 eligible degrees/programs in math is available online.

Six CUNY colleges are participating, with information to learn more:

For interest in CUNY Teacher Education program broadly, visit www.cuny.edu/teachered

For more about Graduate programs at CUNY, visit https://www.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-studies

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CUNY Graduates Win 2020 NYC DOE Big Apple Awards

Ten alumni of The City University of New York have won 2020 Big Apple Awards, a recognition of their exceptional skills as New York City public-school educators. The winners, announced by the New York City Department of Education, hold degrees from nine CUNY colleges – Brooklyn College, City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, Lehman College, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, and York College. CUNY is well represented among the winners, with more than half of the 19 awards coming from the University.

The teachers who won were selected from a pool of thousands of nominations, representing schools in all five boroughs. All will serve as Big Apple Fellows during the 2020-2021 school year.

One of these CUNY winners, three teach math!

Pedro Dones, a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, attended City College.

Arturo Lazaro, Jr., a high school math teacher in Brooklyn, attended Lehman College.

Emma Comstock Reid, a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, attended Hunter College.  She also participates in CUNY’s Algebra for All micro-credential at City College.

Congratulations to these math teachers and all the CUNY alumni winners!

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Springtime is a great time for a math joke

Spring in NYC is in full splendor, and birds are chirping away to remind us. In this spirit, here’s a math joke for the week:

What kind of math do owls like?

Owlgebra!

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Thinking of becoming a math teacher? Apply to CUNY for free now!

CUNY is currently sponsoring the graduate application fee ($75) for spring applicants to graduate Education degree and Advanced Certificate programs for teaching Middle School Math (grades 5-9) or High School Math (grades 7-12).  Don’t miss this chance to apply for fall 2020.  Six CUNY colleges are participating, with information to learn more:

For interest in CUNY Teacher Education program broadly, visit www.cuny.edu/teachered

For more about Graduate programs at CUNY, visit https://www.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate-studies

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STEM Students: Part-Time Jobs Available in Summer and Fall!

CUNY Tutor Corps is hiring tutors to work in its STEM camp this summer! Earn $17/hour for 19 hours per week.

Need a job for the fall? We’re hiring math and computer science tutors too! Work with middle and high school students and give back to your community.

Applications and details can be found here: https://k16.cuny.edu/tutorcorps/join-us/

For more details, contact Nicole.wells@cuny.edu

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Celebrate Pi Day

Happy Pi Day, 3.14.20, another fun chance to celebrate math in every day life!

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CUNY’s Algebra for All application: open now for NYC DOE Teachers!

Working in partnership with NYC Department of Education,  CUNY provides eligible teachers with an opportunity to earn a tuition-free 15 credit graduate-level micro-credential in mathematics content and pedagogy. Spring 2020 applications are open for participation at Brooklyn College, City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College.  The program is funded by the Office of the Mayor.

To learn more about the program, see this A4A overview.  The deadline to apply is December 2.

 

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Happy Pi Day!

March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day– how will you celebrate?!

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