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Summer 2019

New York City TEaching FEllows
Class of 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to the Summer 2018 term at Relay Graduate School of Education! 

On this page, you will be able to find important information about your Summer 2018 coursework, logistics, schedules and FAQs. Click on the below headers of each section to reveal more details.

NYC Teaching fellows summer term overview

 Date(s)  Activity  Location & Time
 Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 14  Math & Science Immersion (for immersion fellows only)  Relay New York - 40 West 20th Street, 6th floor
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM or 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 Monday, June 18  Relay Orientation  General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 22  Summer 1 Coursework (Week 1) + Skills Building  General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
 Saturday, June 23  Relay / NYCTF Career Fair (Open to all Fellows)  Relay New York - 40 West 20th Street, 6th floor
 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28  Summer 1 Coursework (Week 2) + Skills Building   General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
 Friday, June 29  Course Assessment: Demo Lesson  Relay New York - 40 West 20th Street, 6th floor
 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Saturday, June 30  DASA Workshop (Highly Recommended, $35 fee)  Relay New York - 40 West 20th Street, 6th floor
 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19  Tune-up #1  (You will attend one of these days)  General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2  Tune-up#2  (You will attend one of these days)  General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23  Tune-up #3 (You will attend one of these days)  General Seminary - 440 West 21 Street
 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Week of August 27  First week of fall classes  Various (to be announced)
 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RELAY SUMMER 1 Course Logistics

Location: General Seminary (440 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011)
Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 29
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Schedule: Click HERE for details. We will begin at 9:30 AM sharp on Monday, June 18th

Welcome Survey: Click HERE to access. Please share some introductory information about yourself to help make our time together more relevant and meaningful for you.

Summer 1 Pre-Reading: You will find some course pre-work linked below. Please read the articles below and respond to the guiding questions. Bring your annotated hard copies of the articles as well as your responses to the guiding questions to the second day of of Summer 1, on Tuesday, June 19th.



Guiding Questions

  • Which developmental markers will be most important for me to consider for my chosen age group?

  • What impact does equity have on student success in school?

  • How have each of these mindsets shown up in your personal and professional life prior to entering the field of education?

  • What impact do strong relationships have on student success in school?

What to Bring:

  • First, if you have not completed your enrollment application, please bring any missing application items (e.g., undergraduate transcripts) to give to the enrollment team when you arrive. In order to receive access to the online coursework platform (Canvas), you will need to complete and submit an application.
  • Pen, notebook, and your personal calendar or organization tool. We will review the schedule for our two weeks and some due dates so you might want to have your calendars ready
  • Laptop computer with charger, if you have one. We will have a small computer lab available for student use. (See technology requirements below)
  • Casual dress. Once in front of students, professional dress is the way to go, but while you are here, feel free to dress comfortably
  • Light sweater or jacket. Though it is summer, it can be chilly in our air-conditioned space
  • Bring your lunch or money to buy lunch in the area. We’ll give you 45 minutes each day for lunch, which is plenty of time if you’re ready to roll. There are many food options in the area
  • Water bottle. General Seminary does not have water fountains and we want to ensure you are hydrated.

Technology Requirements:

As you prepare for Relay Orientation and coursework, check to ensure that your computer complies with Relay’s technology requirements. As a large percentage of Relay’s program takes place online, you will not be able to complete coursework without a computer that meets the below requirements. If you have any questions regarding Relay’s technology requirements, please email the Technology team at email

  • Windows 7 (or later), or Mac OS 10.12 (or later)
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 (or higher)
  • 1GB of RAM and a 2GHz Processor (or higher)
  • Microsoft Office (Desktop version, not Web)
  • Access to a high-speed internet connection for video uploads

Note that iPads, Chromebooks, and other tablets are not compatible with our program at this time.

NYCTF Skills Building Session

Location: General Seminary (440 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011)
Dates: Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 29 (No session on Thursday, June 28th)
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Schedule: Please contact NYC Teaching Fellows directly for information about this programming.

DASA Workshop for Teacher Certification

The DASA (Dignity for All Students) workshop is required for teacher certification. Relay’s workshop is 3 hours of online work and 3 hours of in-person work (many other providers are 6 hours of in-person work). We highly recommend taking DASA at Relay as it is much cheaper than other options.

You can register HERE . Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to complete the online work. Registration for DASA closes June 25th at 9:30 AM; it has sold out every year we have offered it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please know that in order to participate fully in Relay summer programming, you must be a fully enrolled student and have received an offer of admission. Students who are not fully enrolled on June 18th will be granted view-only access to coursework. Additional details to be sent to impacted individuals no later than Friday, June 15.

All certification documents should be submitted via the certification checklist on your application status page. October 1st is the deadline to meet all requirements.

Please ensure Relay has your current employment information when applicable, as we use this data to determine your fall course enrollment.

  • How can I update my school placement or major information?
  • What happens if I am invited to interview during summer programming? Speak to your lead faculty member, and submit a written request. When possible, please schedule your interview so you are only absent during the following times:
    • Thursday, June 21: Between 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Tuesday, June 26: Between 2:00 - 4:30 PM
    • Thursday, June 28: After 1:30 PM (use this time as a last resort)
    • Friday, June 29: During the shift opposite your demo lesson

While the cost of tuition to Relay for all NYC Teaching Fellows is $0, you may still be eligible for financial aid.

We are always here to support. Please reach out and let us know how we can help.