Newtown Creek Alliance Curriculum: Pre-Survey
By completing this survey you help NCA design appropriate support materials and tools for all educators. We will use this information to grow our programming and reach more place based learners. The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the survey we will send you a link to the free curriculum you choose.
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Which curriculum would you like to request? *
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Your location *
Please tell us where you teach, whether within a borough of NYC or elsewhere. If you have access to a polluted waterway please let us know.)
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Phone number where you may be reached? *
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What grade/s or age/s do you currently teach *
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What subjects do you currently teach? *
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How did you hear about this curriculum? *
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Have you ever taught a unit or lesson about Newtown Creek? *
Have you ever taught a unit or lesson about Green Roofs? *
Why are you most interested in this curriculum? *
How much instructional time do you plan to devote to teaching this material? *
When do you plan to teach it? *
What are your primary learning goals for your students? *
Check only 1 or 2 of your most important goals.
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What are your primary teaching goals for yourself? *
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What do you think will be the primary constraint from using material from the curriculum as you intend? *
How confident are you in teaching Newtown Creek or related historical themes? *
e.g. The Newtown Creek's past as a tidal salt marsh turned industrial waterway; urbanization; industrialization; NYC before colonization
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How confident are you in teaching water quality? *
e.g. Water quality testing; the urban water cycle; urban water issues, such as stormwater management
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How confident are you in teaching soil quality? *
e.g. Soil quality testing, soil's ecosystem role, urban soil issues, such as contamination or compaction
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How confident are you in teaching flora and fauna? *
e.g. Specifically the concepts of native and invasive species and their role in the ecosystem; identifying plants and animals (aquatic and land) in the field
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How confident are you in teaching Newtown Creek or related geography skills? *
E.g. Using both land and water maps (topographic and street maps) to orient students to the Creek's location relative to NYC and the greater NY-NJ estuary system
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How confident are you in teaching about climate change? *
E.g. Sea level rise, storm surges, resilient shoreline design, urban heat island effect
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How confident are you in teaching green infrastructure? *
e.g Green Roofs; permeable vs. impermeable, stormwater capture; bioswales and rain gardens
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Have you ever taken your class out into the field (outdoors) to study Newtown Creek? Or another similar place to do urban field studies? *
If yes, where?
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What Newtown Creek Field Sites are you most interested in visiting? *
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Have you ever used the design charrette process or engineering design process with your students to problem solve? *
e.g. Identify and research a problem; brainstorm solutions; build a model or prototype; test your design; redesign
What area/s of the curriculum are you most likely to use? *
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Do you plan to do a culminating student project with this material? *
Would you be interested in receiving professional development in any of these areas? *
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When would be a good time to reach out to conduct a follow-up survey? *
We welcome your feedback! Please follow up with us to let us know what worked and what didn't. Additionally, we always love to see your photos and to hear about what you and your students created. Please provide an approximate time of year that we could reach out again.
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