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NEW YORK – The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education will hold the annual Professional Development Seminar on TuesdayNovember 5th (Election Day), at St. Demetrios High School in Astoria. The Seminar aims at offering in-service training to teachers who serve in the District’s Greek-American day schools as well as the Greek afternoon/Saturday schools.

Held under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America who will attend, the Seminar will include a series of presentations and workshops for the teachers of the English program of the New York City parochial day schools with the general theme “Engagement with STEAM & Social and Emotional Learning. This year’s Staff Development Seminar will also feature a keynote speech by Mr. Nick Katsoris, founder and president of the “Make a Difference with Loukoumi” Foundation.

Greek teachers will have the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Eleni Natsiopoulou, an adjunct assistant professor in the Sociology and Education graduate program at Teachers College of Columbia University, focusing on the “New Methods of Teaching Modern Greek: From Theory to Practice.” 

All teachers of the Direct Archdiocesan District as well as those serving in the neighboring areas have been invited to attend the November 5th Professional Development Seminar. The New York City parochial day schools will be closed.

For information please contact the Office of Education at 212-570-3552 or email [email protected].

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