Professional Development Update
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Devlopment
Improving Teaching and Learning through Collaborative Practice
Tuesday, April 25th, 8:30am-3:30pm
150 Frank Dimino Way
Presented by: Elizabeth City
$175 per person (includes lunch)
Are you interested in improving learning and teaching through collaborative practice? Are you wishing you could focus on what matters most? Are you wondering how to help your organization and the people in it carry out their intentions and learn from that? Then join us for a day of learning.
Mindsets in the Classroom: An Integrated Study
Monday, May 8th, 12am to Friday, May 26th, 12am
This is an online event.
$25 per person/ Online /15 PD Hours
Imagine a school culture where students believe that through hard work and perseverance they can improve their performance and intelligence is ever evolving and not predetermined. Join your colleagues as you explore the possibilities of growth mindset in the classroom through readings, research, videos, discussion, lesson planning, and implementation. This course will take place online through Schoology and will be facilitated by Professional Development and Instructional Technology Specialists. Participants will need to provide their own copy of "Mindsets in the Classroom" by Mary Cay Ricci (2013).
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning
Wednesday, May 17th, 8:30am-3pm
38 Turner Drive
Presented by: Matt Seebaum
$140 per person (this price reduction reflects your personal purchase of the book, Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning)
In this blended learning event, you'll learn about the three key roles leaders must balance to be effective:
• Visionary strategists (providing a clear focus for improvement efforts)
• Optimistic change agents (overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible), and
• Purpose-driven team builders (developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose)
Inquiry Matters: Teaching Content and Literacy Across the Curriculum
Monday, June 26th, 8:30am-3:30pm
139 Fairbanks Road
Presented by: Heidi Mills
$150 per person
Heidi Mills will share insights and strategies that make a genuine difference when teaching through inquiry. She will demonstrate how K-5 teachers can create cultures of inquiry in their classrooms to help children learn to read and write while using reading and writing as tools for learning through integrated units of study. Heidi will offer rich examples of content literacy while teaching children how to learn and what to learn in concert.
Wednesday, July 12th, 8am to Thursday, July 13th, 4pm
1890 West Ridge Road
$300 per person/ breakfast & lunch included
Join us at our Leadership Academy this summer! We are pleased to offer 2 full days of sessions designed to support you in recharging, reflecting on, and fine-tuning your approach as a leader. Guest speakers include: Dr.Luvelle C. Brown, Superintendent of Ithaca City Schools and 2017 New York State School Superintendent of the Year; Dr. Neila Conners, Author and Educational Speaker; and MaryEllen Elia, NYS Commissioner of Education. Session topics include: **What will the Future Bring? **How will you change your system to prepare for the future? **Leading in New Ways **Leading from the Heart Please Note: PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATION MUST BE FROM 2017-2018 FUNDS
K-5 Summer Writing Institute
Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 8:30am to Thursday, Aug. 17th, 3pm
139 Fairbanks Road
Presented by: Leah Mermelstein
$375 per person
During this three-day institute, Leah will support teachers in deepening their writing practice by delving into the following questions: ¨ What are the "must-haves" of an effective writing workshop? ¨ How can I leverage the workshop structure as a vehicle for developing independence in writers? ¨ How do I make impactful decisions for teaching inside and outside of the Units of Study Resource? ¨ What are best practices for developing my own unit of study? Teachers will leave this institute with a deeper understanding of Writing Workshop and will be able to use this understanding (alongside their Teacher's College Units of Study Book) to create joyful and skillful writers. PRE-REGISTER BY JUNE 30, 2017 - Payment Processing begins after July 1, 2017
2016/17 School Counselor Professional Development
Friday, May 19th, 8:15am-3:15pm
150 Frank Dimino Way
$40 per person
The annual counselor Professional Development Session will focus on helping counselors develop strategies to support the social-emotional growth of all students.
2 Sessions will be held: AM session (8:15 am- 11:15 am), PM Session (11:45 am- 3:15 pm) please choose only ONE session to attend.
AM Session REGISTER HERE
PM Session REGISTER HERE
Elementary Science Program Featured Workshops:
Coding is Elementary
Tuesday, April 25th, 8:30am-3pm
38 Turner Drive
Coding is the skill of writing a precise set of instructions. These instructions typically tell a computer how to do something. At the Elementary Science Program we have been developing activities on coding for students in grades 2-8. In the morning, we will share coding activities that promote problem solving and critical thinking. In the afternoon, we will look at Scratch and Google CS First. Scratch is a free programming language developed by MIT that can be used with intermediate and middle school students. Google CS First is a set of instructional units developed to introduce students to Scratch in the context of an after-school program.
When Social Studies meets Science
Tuesday, May 16th, 8:30am-3pm
38 Turner Drive
Elementary teachers are challenged to address many diverse topics. This session will focus on the intersections of Social Studies and Science, especially in terms of learning in an "inquiry" style. Learning through inquiry is central to the new Social Studies standards, as well as the new Science Learning Standards. Besides sharing similar approaches to instruction, there are opportunities for shared content learning, particularly when students engage in the practice of geographic reasoning and when the lens of Science, Technology and Innovation is applied to the learning of Key Ideas and Conceptual Understandings in Social Studies.
And that's not all...we also want to highlight an event offered by Spencerport CSD
Tuesday, July 11th, 7:30am-12pm
2749 Spencerport Rd
What is an edcamp?
It's an "unconference" designed specifically for educators and their unique needs. Using the principals of connected and participatory learning, an edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions
Unlike traditional conferences which have set schedules, with agendas created months in advance, an edcamp is created by participants at the start of the event. Instead of having formal presenters talking for an hour, facilitators are encouraged to start discussions and devise opportunities for hands-on learning.
There have been over 700 official edcamps helps around the world, and on July, 11 2017 The Spencerport Central School District will host one of the first edcamps in the Rochester area.