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ASPDP News Posts – SY 2022-23

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  • ASPDP
  • : 06 Sep 2022
We’re looking ahead to the fall, and we are hoping that you were able to take some time to take care of yourselves and your families! An African proverb states, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together." As we move into another post-pandemic school year, consider how you can more closely collaborate with families to support and increase impact on student learning.   Our fall course catalog launches Monday, September 12, and we’re excited to offer a number of...

today’s reminder to take care of yourself

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  • ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • : 26 May 2022
It’s finally starting to feel warm outside! We’re looking ahead to summer, and hoping to be able to take some more time to take care of ourselves.  We know you’ve worked on fostering social-emotional development with your students… what does it look like to prioritize that in yourself? To tune in to your emotional responses and what your body is telling you that it needs?  Our summer course catalog launches Tuesday, May 31, and we’re excited to offer a number of classes that focus on teacher...

what does ASPDP stand for?

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  • : 12 Apr 2022
Did you know that the After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) has existed since at least the 1940s? More than eighty years later, we’re still honored to provide high-quality, low-cost courses that educators can count toward their salary differential, but our catalog design has evolved over time, and so have our guiding principles. Since you are one of our most loyal participants, we wanted to give you the chance to share feedback on our foundational beliefs, which we recently...

Spring courses launch 1/24!

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  • : 21 Jan 2022
We’re excited to share that our spring catalog will officially go live on Monday, January 24, when you’ll be invited to explore nearly 200 courses across all content areas and grade levels. You can earn A+ or P credit toward your salary differential as well as CTLE hours toward maintaining your certification, as long as you register both with ASPDP and with the partner organization by the registration deadline for that course. You can use discount code SPRINGSUNSHINE22 to receive 25% off your...

You Are Seen and Supported

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  • : 23 Mar 2021
By now, you have learned about the recent shootings in Atlanta that resulted in the murders of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. Though anti-Asian violence has always been present in our society, it has increased over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASPDP Team stand against all types of hate and violence, including anti-Asian and misogynistic violence, and stands with all our educators who are members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. This...

Resources for Families

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  • : 27 Jul 2020
As we think ahead to the school year, our thoughts are with you and families and students who are trying to navigate an uncertain future in New York City. The ASPDP team includes a parent and former teachers, and we are committed to supporting you and your families just as we support our children and our own students.   We’ve heard from families that it’s been challenging to find information about remote learning and plans for next year, and wanted to share resources that you can share with your...

Introducing A+ credits through ASPDP

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  • : 26 Aug 2019
A+ credits are a new credit designation created in partnership with the UFT and the DOE. Teachers hired on or after September 1, 2017 will be required to take a certain number of A+ credits in order to file for the salary differential.  Please see this FAQ for more information on requirements. All ASPDP courses in the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 catalogs can be used for either A+ or P credits. This means that all teachers can count ASPDP courses towards their salary differential...