May 19th (Thursday) Deadline: NYC Skills Lab Opportunities for 2016-2017 School Year
NYC Skills Lab, an initiative funded by GE and managed by DOE’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness, focuses on the integration of 21st century skills into student learning experiences. In this year’s pilot program, a group of schools have been working on a series of design challenges to create performance tasks with their partners. For next year, NYC Skills Lab invites interested schools to participate through the following year-long opportunities:

NYC Skills Lab, 21st Century Workforce Alliance Application - click below for application

NYC Skills Lab is looking for high school, school professionals (Project Leads) who would work with employer partners to align students’ in-school skills development with their out-of-school internship experience. Ideal Project Leads would be: Guidance Counselors, ELO Coordinators, Internship Coordinators, Student Activities Coordinators, or other school professionals in similar roles whose work includes providing students with meaningful internship opportunities. Interested school staff members should have a deep interest in placing students in employment-based internships, and intend to prepare them for, as well as scaffold their experience in, their internship placement. Selected Project Leads will receive a number of coordinated supports including skills coaching, per session and up to $5,000 in funds to support their project initiative aimed at preparing students for their internships during the 2016-2017 academic year.

NYC Skills Lab, Skills Fellow Application - click below for application

This opportunity is intended for high school teachers who feel passionately that the skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century world should be deeply integrated into classroom learning. Teachers should read the application and apply if they are both willing and eager to find innovative and substantive ways to integrate 21st century skills into their instruction, feedback, and assessment practices through their design of classroom learning experiences. Selected teachers will receive a number of coordinated supports including skills coaching, per session and up to $5,000 in grant funds to implement 21st century skill building initiatives during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Both applications are due May 19th. Please email Raimi Ade-Salu at if you have any clarifying questions. And please feel free to pass this announcement along to any and all educators you believe would be interested.