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....and:
... Responding to my question as to what Cornell adopting PS/IS 217 means, Ms. Dove said: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.
the Roosevelt Island school ... is where our focus is going to be ... in perpetuity...
Image From Community Board 8
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