Professional Development Update

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2017/2018 School Year National Presenters

Assessments & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30am-3:30pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

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$175 per person/ 6 PD Hours


Rick Wormeli returns to help teachers take a deeper look at practical and thought-provoking ideas they can use to increase and decrease complexity in assignments and assessments while meeting the standards. Whether you're just getting your feet wet, or you're an experienced 'swimmer' looking for great new ideas, you'll learn all the “how-to's” and “why-we-do's” during this engaging and interactive session. Plus, you'll take a research-based look at what grades really mean in the differentiated classroom.

Fostering Resilience: Preparing Children and Teens to Thrive

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30am-3pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

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$55 per person/ 5.5 PD hours


Dr. Ken Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine . He also serves as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth. He is the author of the Reaching Teens Toolkit which arms schools and youth serving agencies to implement systems change and builds resiliency. Through participation in this workshop practitioners will be better prepared to:
• Actively build resiliency with the youth they serve
• Develop and maintain trusting relationships with youth
• Foster strength based communication with youth that promotes their healthy growth
• Support caregivers in developing healthy parenting strategies
• Partner in county-wide initiatives for systems change


*Lunch Included

*Social Work CE Credits Available (Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0390.)

Embedding Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am-3pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

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$175 per person/ 5.5 PD hours


There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn:
•Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked;
•Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;
•What formative assessment is (and isn't);
•Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and
•How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.

Next Steps in Literacy: Families and Schools Working Together “Achieve the Reach”

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 8:30am-3pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

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$55 per person/ 5.5 PD hours


This full-day, regional summit is aimed at supporting district and school leadership in reflecting on their existing district/school level action plans and goals for literacy instruction, and will provide them with a deliberate and concentrated process to maximize students' literacy achievement. Participants will learn key literacy, family and community engagement, and professional learning strategies that will give them the tools and inspiration needed to support student and teacher achievement, and to create a lasting culture of literacy in their communities.

Making Literacy Learning Visible

Thursday, March 8th 2018 at 8:30am-3:30pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

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$205 per person/ 6 PD hours


In this workshop, Dr. Doug Fisher demonstrates how using the right approach at the right time helps you more intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning. The workshop covers Visible Learning research; its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to literacy; the best approaches to use in each stage of learning; and the tools for measuring your impact on student learning. Participants will:
•Apply the principles of Visible Learning research to the literacy classroom
•Understand the three phases of learning and the unique importance of each: surface, deep, and transfer
•Learn which literacy practices have the greatest impact on student growth (and which have the least) to maximize teaching time
•Strategize what practices to implement when in a student’s learning, while keeping rigor in mind
•Assess the impact of one’s teaching on one’s students—and what to do next as a result *price includes required text

Upcoming Workshops

7/12-13/2017 Leadership Academy REGISTER HERE


8/15-17/2017 K-5 Summer Writing Institute REGISTER HERE


8/17-22/2017 APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators REGISTER HERE

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