PD News Update

We are ONLINE for now.

All PD offerings are now scheduled in My Learning Plan and you must register to attend them. You will see we are continuing the Regional Collaboration Meetings with our coaches, and we have modified the NYSED Next Generation Learning Standards sessions to be presented ONLINE/Virtually. Please check out all the offerings and sign up for those that will help you the most.

Thank you and stay safe.

Regional Collaboration Sessions - Please register in MLP for these sessions

Regional Collaboration Special Education: Check-ins, Wednesday, April 15th:

Click HERE to register for K - 8 session; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Click HERE to register for 9 - 12 session; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Regional Collaboration Sessions: Math on Thursday, April 16th:

Click HERE to register for Grade 6 - 8 session; 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Click HERE to register for Grade K - 5 session; 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Click HERE to register for Grade 9 - 12 session; 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Regional Collaboration Sessions: ELA on Friday, April 17th and April 20:

Click HERE to register for ELA & Other Subject Areas: Regional Collaboration-Creating Authentic Literacy Based Project; April 17th; 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Click HERE to register for ELA 6-8: Regional Collaboration: Running Reading & Writing Groups and Providing Feedback; April 17th; 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Click HERE to register for Gr 3-5 ELA: Regional Collaborative- Let's discuss reading and writing instruction; April 17th; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Click HERE to register for ELA 6-8: Regional Collaboration: Expeditionary Learning Modules in an Online Forum; April 20th; 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Regional Collaborative Sessions: Special Education on Monday, April 20:

Click HERE to register for Grade K - 5 session; 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click HERE to register for Grade 6 - 8 session; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Click HERE to register for Grade 9 - 12 session; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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New York State Ed Next Generation Learning Standards

ONLINE Strategies and Practices that Promote ELL Success in the ELA Classroom

NOTE: This online professional development opportunity will utilize a hybrid format. Materials will be made available to participants on 4/15, with activities to engage in along the way. We will then come together on a live ZOOM call on Wednesday, 4/22 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Integrated ENL services for Multi-Lingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLL/ELL) are part of every school, with the updates to CR Part 154, and the Blueprint for ELLs. A challenge for many ELA teachers is to ensure that English language proficiency is enhanced throughout instruction. Equally, teachers can ensure no barriers exist to student achievement due to low levels of English proficiency. This training offers teachers (ELA, ENL, Special Education, etc) the opportunity to explore instructional strategies and practices that promote the achievement of MLL/ELL regardless of their English proficiency levels. Participants will experience using some of these strategies, which also will work for ALL students, in order to increase student outcomes and student engagement in their lessons.

If you are unable to make the ZOOM call, please reach out to one of the course's facilitators, Jen Raponi at jraponi@monroe2boces.org or Jamie Wojtowicz at jwojtowi@monroe2bocees.org

Click HERE to register.


ONLINE Building Curricular Resources and Materials for Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Classroom (Grades 4-12)

Taking the Next Generation Learning Standards to the next phase involves looking closely at curricular units and lessons to include resources and materials that offer diverse populations opportunities to engage more fully, to create deeper connection to learning. Using tools from Engage New York, and the State Education Department, as well as links to additional resources, teachers will review their curricula to add resources, activities and materials to promote achievement for all of their students, including those from different backgrounds and experiences. This is a working session. Participants are asked to bring either their long range plans, units of instruction, and/or some lesson plans with them to actually make revisions to their instructional planning during this time.

This workshop will consist of two hours of asynchronous, independent learning and a one hour synchronous meeting via Zoom; The Zoom link and pre-workshop activities will be sent one week in advance.

Click HERE to register.


ONLINE Developing Clarity in the ELA Classroom with Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, Session 1*

Participants in this online workshop session will use a structured protocol to craft learning intentions and success criteria for standards and will be able to apply the protocol to any future unit review/development. Participants will also understand how to apply/implement learning intentions and success criteria daily in the classroom. Participants are encouraged to have an existing standards-based lessons or units to apply what is learned in this session. Once signed up, an email with next steps will be sent to all participants. Given our current situation with transitioning to online learning, participants who are interested in applying this learning to our current situation may sign up for session 2 in which we can talk about applying this learning to distance learning.

This 1st session will utilize a variety of formats yet to be determined (facilitator will be contacting) and that the second session will likely be a zoom (format yet to be determined).

Materials will be made available online on 4/24 with a tentative online follow up on April 30. Times to be shared with participants.

*Note: There will be a follow up session (session 2) for those who wish to work on curriculum mapping, units, and lesson plans and/or discuss how to apply this information to at-home online learning. Session 2 is not required.

Click HERE to register for this session.