CCSD Professional Development
April PD News
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Go Rogue with your PD-This week Rich Czyz, author of 4 O'clock Faculty has a #ROGUEWeek planned. Great PD ideas & resources all week, & a giveaway of the #4OCF Book each day! Visit http://fouroclockfaculty.com , click on a post, and subscribe to our mailing list for a chance to win!
Never been to an EdCamp. Now is your chance. Check out #EdcampROC
Sat, April 28, 2018
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Integrated Arts and Technology High School
950 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14621
For More information or to register for this free event click here.
Caroline Chapman will be offering short tech trainings in MS Room 83 from 2:25 to 2:55 in April. Come check them out!
· Thursday, April 12- Google Drawings
· Thursday, April 19- Schoology Google Drive Assignments
Join us each month for #cncting4kids chat on Twitter. One Question, 15 minutes, two times a day. Check out the hashtag or come to a Twitter one for one class for more information!
Interested in becoming a mentor?
The Power of Podcasts- Spring has Sprung Challenge
Podcasts are a great way to get PD on the go. Our Spring Has Sprung Challenge is to share your learning through listening to podcasts and/or creating your own! Our Challenge will begin on Monday, April 23 and run through May 25. Over the course of 5 weeks participants will harness the power of podcasts. If you would like to participate, please complete this form. Once again participants will be eligible for "Fabulous Prizes" as well as earning CTLE credit.
Our own Brian Amesbury has started his podcast journey as well. I had the privileged of being his first guest. Check out our fun, informal chat around favorite books here.
My Twitter friend Stacey Lindes @iruntech has been doing a month long feature of her favorite podcasts. Follow her journey by following her on Twitter-https://twitter.com/iruntech.
Her first recommendation can be found here: https://twitter.com/iruntech/status/973364626137210881
Check out these Podcasts:
Chris Nesi House of Ed Tech: http://chrisnesi.com/category/hoet
Podcast PD: podcastpd.com/subscribe
Become an Ambassador!
Many of the tools we use come with fun perks if you become an ambassador. If you like stickers and other swag, take a look at some of the opportunities below. In some cases you are already using the tools so why not get some fun swag and network with other educators!!
There are many great free Professional Development opportunities out there for those looking to enhance teaching practices. While we are unable to issue CTLE credit for these we encourage you to find ways to share your learning by offering a PD session with your grade/subject/team that could qualify for CTLE credit. Below is a list of some free PD opportunities we've come across:
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)- Coursera- Thousands of free online courses from top universities.
Simple K-12: Dozens of free online webinars and training. https://www.simplek12.com/
Coffee EDU: This is a group of teachers and administrators who meet monthly at a coffee shop (usually Barnes and Noble in Pittsford) and talk about all things education for one hour. If you are interested in joining CoffeeEDURoc email Katie McFarland and we will add you to the Twitter user group. For more information visit this site:http://coffeeedu.org/
Of course there is always Twitter. 24 hour professional conversations and learning opportunities!
Changing your My Learning Plan Password in Braveslink
Technology Integration Corner
Don't forget, our tech integrators are available to work with you one on one. Simply fill out a Tech Help Desk ticket and choose the Professional Development option.
PES-Steve Holmes- Some great help desk videos can be found in Team Drives. Go to Google Drive-Team Drives-District Wide Documents-Training Videos
MS-Caroline Chapman-Click here to access the MS Tech Tips page.
HS-Keith Pedzich- Click here to check out the CA tech page.
Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Information
Here is a quick guide to help you understand what your responsibilities are for maintaining your Professional Certification.
CTLE certificate holder: A Registered holder of a professional classroom teaching certificate, educational leadership certificate, or Level III teaching assistant certificate is required to successfully complete 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE during the registration period if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES. The CTLE requirement may be completed at any time during the registration period. CTLE completed during a prior registration period may not be carried over.
Permanent classroom teacher and school leader certificate holders practicing in New York State school districts or BOCES will be subject to Registration requirements, but will not be subject to CTLE.
Holders of Continuing Teaching Assistant certificates or Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) certificates, such as School Attendance Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Dental Hygiene Teachers and School Nurse Teachers, are not subject to Registration or CTLE requirements.
Click here for more information about the CTLE requirements
Click here for a listing of CTLE certified providers
Click here for a quick reference cheat sheet for district CTLE credit baring courses.
Verification in TEACH
- Individuals whose professional or Level III Teaching Assistant certificates are issued after July 1, 2016 will be automatically registered. These individuals will then be required to re-register in five years, during the month of their birth.
Click here for a quick step by step to get registered.
Professional Development Committee
Our 2017-2018 Membership
Canandaigua Professional Development Definition
Professional Development is the act of developing or enhancing an individual’s skills, knowledge, and expertise as an educator. The purpose of Professional Development is to generate a meaningful spark that will inspire the investigation and application of new ideas and concepts.
The Canandaigua City School District Office of Professional Development and the associated committee will emphasize the proposal of opportunities that ultimately foster collaboration among colleagues and support the instructional goals of the district Plan for Excellence.