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Monday, November 18, 2013

Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Principal Beckman and Cornell NYC Tech VP Dove Featured At Community Board 8 Education Meeting November 19 - PS/IS 217 Received B Grade From DOE, Also, Middle School Math Teacher Job Available At Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217

Double Parked Cars Waiting To Pick Up Students at Roosevelt Island 217

As previously reported, Cornell NYC Tech has agreed to:
..."Adopt" the local school on Roosevelt Island, PS/IS 217, by providing programming such as teacher training and support, after school programming, tech events, career day options, and hardware and software programming development....
... Responding to my question as to what Cornell adopting PS/IS 217 means, Ms. Dove said:
the Roosevelt Island school ... is where our focus is going to be ... in perpetuity...
Tomorrow night, we may learn more about Cornell NYC Tech's plan for Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 during Community Board 8's (CB 8) Youth & Education (Y&E) Committee meeting. The CB 8 Y&E meeting will feature PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckman and Cornell NYC Tech Vice President Cathy Dove as well as  a question and answer session.

Here's video of CB 8 Y&E meeting last June with Ms. Beckman and Ms. Dove speaking about Cornell NYC Tech involvement with PS/IS 217 and link to the 2012 -13 NYC Department of Education Progress Report for the school which received an overall grade of B.

More on Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 from their web portal.

There is a job available as the sole middle school Math Teacher at Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217. According to Craigslist:
PS/IS 217, a PreK -- Grade 8, NYCDOE public school located on Roosevelt Island is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher for a permanent position. Our Middle School Math Teacher is the sole mathematics teacher for the middle school; responsible for planning for and teaching grades 6, 7 and 8. All candidates must be a NYS Certified Mathematics teacher for grades 5-9 or 7-12....
Click here for more information and how to apply for the position.

High School Math teacher Dan Meyer gave this interesting TED Talk presentation

describing how to makeover the math curriculum


rilander said...

OMG! What the h*#@ happened to this once top school where so many of our Roosevelt Island kids went? This was once one of the top performing schools in Manhattan!

Bill Blass said...

When are the technology nerds moving onto the island.

Westviewer said...

That was a long, long time ago. The school declined for years and is now on the way back up.

YetAnotherRIer said...

The middle school still has a long way to go. I went to this year's middle school fair and I am very sure 217's table was the loneliest and least visited tables of all. I did feel sorta sorry for them. According to the middle school handbook they get a lot less applicants for the seats they open up in 6th grade. I assume most kids are continuing on from 5th grade.