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Logo Design Contest

  • : ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • ASPDP
  • : 10 Sep 2021
Have you been feeling your creative energy flowing as the temperatures rise? ASPDP is excited to announce our first-ever logo design competition! We’re updating our logo to reflect how we’ve grown as a program, and we’d love your feedback on how we can best represent ourselves. We are looking for fresh ideas and as always thought about YOU... who could be better to brainstorm something cool and exciting that invites other colleagues to join the party?!    Submissions are due by Thursday,...

Back to school is about YOU, too

  • : ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • ASPDP
  • : 10 Sep 2021
September is always a unique time for educators and brings up so many feelings... nervousness, excitement, energy, exhaustion, joy, anxiety over transitions... we’re here with you feeling all the feels, and hoping that you’re finding ways to take care of yourself too.   If you’ve had a chance to recharge and are ready to jump back into school, we’re excited to invite you to the launch of ASPDP’s fall course catalog on Monday, September 13! You’ll be able to count all of our courses for A+ or P...

Last call for summer courses!

  • : ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • ASPDP
  • : 13 Aug 2021
If you've been debating whether to sign up for an ASPDP course this summer... the window closes soon! Most of our courses will close registration on Monday, August 16. Be sure to check the catalog to pick the course that will best support your students.  You can count all ASPDP courses toward A+ or P credit toward your +30 salary differential as well as CTLE hours toward maintaining your certification. You will need to pay the registration fee by the deadline with ASPDP and with the partner...

Summer is just around the corner! 

  • : ASPDP
  • ASPDP
  • : 28 May 2021
After a long and challenging year, and commemorating many losses as well as many learnings and new beginnings, we can’t wait to move toward a summer of rebuilding, rejuvenating, reconnecting, and recovery.   As you think about your summer and hopefully taking some well-deserved time to relax, we wanted to share the option of earning credit toward your +30 salary differential at your own pace. If that’s not on your agenda this summer, that’s fine too! We’re here for you all year :) The ASPDP...

You Are Seen and Supported

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  • ASPDP
  • : 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...

SEL Resources

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  • ASPDP
  • : 23 Mar 2021
We have made it to a year from the first cases of COVID-19 detected in New York City, the first time our public schools closed, the first time our city shut down to protect its residents. We have learned so much and lost so much over the last year.    Over the past year, we know that teachers on the front lines have gone above and beyond to prioritize the well-being of your students and school communities, often leaving little room to prioritize your own well-being; and we know that many...

Invitation to Discuss School Quality

  • : ASPDP
  • schoolperformance@schools.nyc.gov
  • : 10 Feb 2021
As a participant in ASPDP with the Office of Teacher Development, we are interested in hearing your perspective about reporting tools and resources related to school quality and measuring student outcomes.   We want you to know that multiple groups are contributing to research about the potential impact of the pandemic on local accountability reporting and related tools (e.g., School Quality Snapshot). Our goal is to analyze and present data in a way that is informative and not punitive to...

Mark your calendar for January 19!

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  • ASPDP
  • : 12 Jan 2021
Happy New Year to you, and hoping this year brings good health and happiness to you and your loved ones.   Even though we’re not always sure what day of the week it is, we’re excited to mark our calendars for Tuesday, January 19th when we can officially share the ASPDP spring catalog with you. You’ll be invited to register for nearly 300 courses across all content areas and grade levels, which can earn you A+ or P credit toward your salary differential as well as CTLE hours toward maintaining...

Fall registration OPEN!

  • : ASPDP
  • ASPDP
  • : 08 Sep 2020
Our fall course catalog is now open! You'll be able to search the catalog to find courses that will help you support your students and families. You can count your ASPDP courses toward A+ credit and CTLE hours, as long as you register both with ASPDP and with the partner organization by the registration deadline for that course.  We're offering 25% off the ASPDP fee for all courses in the fall 2020 semester: just enter code BACKTOSCHOOL20 when you complete your ASPDP registration. Discount code...

Resources for Families

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  • ASPDP
  • : 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...