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Professional Learning Center & GTA Collaboration

Personalized Learning with National Presenter: Dr. Bena Kallick

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 4-6pm

80 Munson Street

Le Roy, NY

How can we design learning experiences that are more in tune with the contemporary world we are living in and the students we have in front of us? The true goal of personalized learning: for every student to become self-directed learners through the design and development of their learning experiences.

In this session, Kallick will define personalized learning as a simple and powerful frame that allows students to thoughtfully engage with inquiry, generate ideas, and develop challenging yet achievable performance opportunities. <More Info>

Limited Seat Alert! Register Today

10/25, 4-6 PM ($25) or 10/26, 8-3PM (Free for Greece employees!)

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is the ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals. Skills in this competency include: Impulse Control, Stress Management, Self-Discipline, Self-Motivation, Goal Setting, and Organizational Skills.

Your statewide union has a political fund-raising arm called VOTE-COPE. VOTE-COPE is NYSUT's non-partisan action fund that coordinates the voluntary contributions of members and supports NYSUT-endorsed candidates and campaign committees that are pro-public-education and pro-labor. No NYSUT dues dollars are used to support candidates or campaign committees. NYSUT sends rebates to local unions based on a percentage (up to 40 percent) of the contributions VOTE-COPE receives from that local union's members. Those rebates can be used in local activities such as school board races and for passage of school budgets. Last year, your colleagues contributed more than $10 million to VOTE-COPE. The GTA Political Action Committee will be promoting some fun activities this school year where people can both connect and support VOT-COPE at the same time. Be sure to watch your e-mail and listen for announcements during building GTA meetings!

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