Professional Development Update
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
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Mindsets in the Classroom: An Integrated Study
Monday, May 8th, 12am to Friday, May 26th, 12am
This is an online event.
$25 Per person/ 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.
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning
Wednesday, May 17th, 8:30am-3pm
38 Turner Drive
$165 Per person/ 5.5 PD Hours
What is it that makes some school leaders great and others not so great? Why are some principals able to turn around their schools, when others turn around themselves and walk away from their schools, as evidenced by the exceptionally high turnover rate among school leaders? Based on a scientific analysis of decades of research and years of experience working with principals solving real problems, we've arrived at a simple answer: Balance.
2016/17 School Counselor Professional Development
Friday, May 19th, 7:30-9:30am
150 Frank Dimino Way
REGISTER HERE AM SESSION: 7:45 am- 11:15 am
REGISTER HERE PM SESSION: 11:45 am- 3:15 pm
ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION
$40 per person/ 3.5 PD Hours
The annual counselor Professional Development Session will focus on helping counselors develop strategies to support the social-emotional growth of all students. This work is supported by the ASCA Mindset Standards, specifically Standard 1: Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional, and physical well-being; and Standard 6: Positive attitude toward work and learning. The Keynote presenters will focus on developing strategies related to Trauma Informed Care, Resiliency and Mindfulness.
Inquiry Matters: Teaching Content and Literacy Across the Curriculum
Monday, June 26th, 8:30am-3:30pm
139 Fairbanks Road
$150 per person/ 6 PD Hours
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 provide extensive and practical classroom demonstrations of authentic, joyful and rigorous learning via videotapes, student artifacts, and integrated unit planning templates.
*Register by May 22
Wednesday, July 12th, 8am to Thursday, July 13th, 4pm
1890 West Ridge Road
$300 per person/ 14 PD Hours
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.
K-5 Summer Writing Institute
Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 8:30am to Thursday, Aug. 17th, 3pm
139 Fairbanks Road
$375 per person/ 15 PD Hours
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.