Professional Development through Curriculum Development

New York Academy has a progressive, American curriculum where students not only attain high levels of academic achievement, but also learn to learn. Our students are engaged in learning to apply knowledge in innovative, dynamic ways. Our curriculum is explicit and intentional at growing self-directed,…

Learning through Play at New York Academy

Educators and parents can guide children to learn through play. By asking thought provoking questions and making our thinking visible to make sense of the world, we “show, not tell” children how to think and learn. Through play, children can develop social and cognitive skills,…

What is a Curriculum?

What is a curriculum? As New York Academy moves forward with our ongoing school improvement efforts and the continuous improvement our curriculum, it is critically important that we are on the same page as to what is a curriculum. We might assume it is obvious,…

What is a Formative Assessment?

What is a formative assessment? A formative assessment is a diagnostic tool; it is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to individualize instruction and learning activities to improve student attainment. Graphic Organizers combined with…

Read to Write: Making Meaning through the Character of a Story

Continuing from my first blog explaining the “Readers Workshop Approach,” which New York Academy will be implementing this 2017-18 school year, I would like to share with you some basic “making meaning” strategies you can do at home reading with your children. NYA is committed…