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today’s reminder to take care of yourself

  • : ASPDP
  • 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?

  • : ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • ASPDP
  • : 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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  • ASPDP
  • : 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...

Last chance to earn A+/P credit this fall!

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  • ASPDP
  • : 15 Nov 2021
As we do our best to enjoy the extra sunlight in the morning and prepare our winter layers, we’re thinking of you and hope that you’re staying healthy and warm. You’re already two months into the school year (!) and have much to feel proud of and grateful for… and if you’re ready for a break, know that the Thanksgiving holiday is in sight and you’ve more than earned some time for yourself and your loved ones.   If you’re still shopping for courses this semester, be sure to register before...

Logo Design Contest

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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  • 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! 

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  • 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...