New Teacher Week 2021


Please join us as we welcome our new teachers for the 2021-22 school year!


During this three-day event (August 30, 31 and September 1) you will have the opportunity to hear from special guest speakers, attend synchronous and asynchronous content sessions, learn about key policies of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and engage with your Borough Citywide Offices (BCO). 

As announced in City Executive Order 75, COVID-19 vaccines are now required for new DOE employees. Convenient and community-based vaccination sites can be found via or by calling 877-VAX-4-NYC.

Please note:


  • Registration has been extended to August 25th.

  • Participation in New Teacher Week is required for all teachers new to service in the NYCDOE.

  • This registration is only for synchronous (i.e. live) sessions. Links to asynchronous recordings and keynotes will be found on the WeLearnNYC platform as they do not require registration.

  • Prior to August 30th, all participants with a NYCDOE ( email will receive a separate notification with links to synchronous sessions as well as instructions on how to access WeLearnNYC. If you do not currently have a NYCDOE email (, please bookmark this page and register once you have received your credentials.

  • All teachers must attend the virtual BCO training on September 1st from 1:00-3:05pm.

  • If you have any questions, please contact

  • If you are a teacher of 3-K/Pre-K, please do not register here. See additional guidance below.




Here are some things to keep in mind as you register:


  • New Teacher Week (NTW) will run from 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday, August 30th through Wednesday, September 1st with a lunch break from 12:00-12:50pm.

  • Each morning from 9:00-9:45am, participants are expected to attend the live sessions with keynote speakers: NYCDOE Chancellor Meisha Porter, First Deputy Chancellor Donald Conyers, and UFT President Michael Mulgrew; as well as recorded student performances that showcase the talents of our NYC students.

  • Participants will have flexibility to choose when they participate in synchronous or asynchronous sessions during the four learning session time blocks. The times blocks are: 9:50-10:50am, 10:55-11:55am, 1:00-2:00pm, and 2:05-3:05pm. On September 1st, the 1:00-3:05pm block is reserved for engagement with your Borough Citywide Offices (BCO's).

  • The following four sessions are required for all new teachers:
    (1) Implicit Bias (asynchronous)
    (2) Introduction to the Framework for Teaching
    (3) Introduction to Instructional Mentoring
    (4) Overview of Regulations and Policies (asynchronous)

  • Participants must register to attend synchronous (i.e live) sessions for New Teacher Week. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education credits (CTLE) will be provided for eligible synchronous sessions only. Click on 'view details' to see descriptions of sessions and CTLE eligibility. If you are unsure if your teaching license requires CTLE please review the CTLE requirements.

  • NYCDOE asynchronous and synchronous session recordings will be available to view on the WeLearnNYC platform after NTW. UFT synchronous sessions will not be recorded, but will be offered periodically throughout the school year.

  • Participation is required; you will receive a stipend of $51.70 per day provided you register and participate in NTW offerings. If you are not able to attend August 30-September 1, you will be required to complete a make-up session (information will be provided in September).



Directions for Teachers of 3-K/Pre-K

The Division of Early Childhood Education uses the professional learning website Protraxx to communicate information about professional learning sessions available to you throughout the year, including New Teacher Week.

Before you can register for the 3K and Pre-K New Teacher Week sessions, an acount should/must be created with Protraxx.
If you do not already have an account, click here to create one.

The Division of Early Childhood Education will be releasing more details about New Teacher Week sessions you can enroll in on August 16, 2021

If you have any questions, please reach out to


About Us
New Teacher Week is made possible through a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).


While the sessions will be virtual, you should plan to be at your school building for these three days (August 30- September 1) so you can connect with your principal and set up your classroom.



Registration for New Teacher Week 2021 is now closed. Please refer to the NTW FAQ for additional information.

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