Sun Works provides the students with a hands-on farming experience right inside the school in a hydroponic greenhouse. Year round, our 3K to 5th grade students experience hands-on, project-based environmental science education. This innovative way of learning science is particularly effective for exploring modern-day issues of global concern. Water resource management, climate change, biodiversity, conservation, contamination, pollution, waste management, efficient land/rooftop use, food production and nutrition are some topics covered within our Sun Works curriculum.
New Victory Theater/SPARK
The New Victory offers our students a unique opportunity to participate in the New Victory Dance instruction that will be provided by a live teaching artist over Zoom/Google Meets as a residency for all students throughout the year. Third Graders will Explore a World of Arts in a virtual residency through instructional videos that explore theatrical performances from a different continent each week over ten weeks. Early Arts Learners is a program offered to children in 3K/PK and K that provides instructional videos to enhance arts learning in the early childhood grades. New Victory Education helps educators infuse creativity across the curriculum while encouraging students to become more expressive.
World Conservation Society
World Conservation Society provides professional development and support for our teachers which leads to an incredibly rich experience for students at school as well as virtual trips at the WCS Prospect Park Zoo and the New York Aquarium which are aligned to our Service Learning Themes. In the Spring of 2021 the fifth graders will be part of a special program called Conservation Detectives. This program will explore the stories of different endangered species and the scientists who study them.
Anine Booth is our personal Coordinator of Professional Development. She facilitates common planning time with our teachers to co-develop our service learning curriculum, focusing on ocean and rainforest conservation.
Arts Connection provides a teaching model for fostering literacy through the arts in early elementary. Children learn to create characters, settings and stories through multi-media puppetry arts. Puppetry is rooted in the storytelling of cultures around the globe and easily engages diverse groups of students. Our arts/literacy content will be Social-Emotional Learning as we recognize that it is particularly important right now. Artists will visit our classes via google classroom for live sessions. Artists will also send videos as fun assignments for student to complete at home or in classes. Students will receive individually wrapped puppet making kits.
New York Historical Society
The New York Historical Society provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Their staff of passionate professionals draws on world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.
Google for Education gives teachers and students a way to be organized and increase efficiency through collaboration. Students learn 21st-century problem-solving and the skills that they’ll use in their future careers. Teachers use google classroom to share documents and materials with students. Students are exposed to google coding through a Computer Science curriculum, as well as during our after school program for grades 1-4.
Materials for the Arts
Materials for the Arts provides our teachers professional development. Teachers learn creative strategies to incorporate reusable items into their lessons in order to embed engineering into our curriculum.
Apple provides a clear vision on how technology-rich environments support learning goals in the 21st Century. Through professional development for the staff, Apple has inspired teacher and student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. At QE there is device equity as all students and staff have the information technology capacity and devices needed for full participation in remote and blended learning.
JAMF is a comprehensive management system for Apple macOS computers and iOS devices. With Jamf Pro, IT Technicians proactively help to manage the entire lifecycle of all Apple devices in our building.