CCSD Professional Development

June News

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Coming soon to My Learning Plan, Summer Tech PD Boot Camps. We'd love to know who is interested in participating in PD being offered on July 31 and August 1. These would be 3 hour paid sessions around using Schoology as well as upping your tech integration game. A variety of options will be available for learners at all levels and this will also be a great time to get yourself ready to hit the ground running with devices on September 5. More details will come out in the next few weeks but we'd like to see how many staff are interested in participating. The sessions would run 8:00-11:00 and/or 12:00-3:00 on both days. Please complete this interest form.

Summer Learning Challenge 2018 Edition

It's almost time! We are heading into year 5 of the CCSD Office of Professional Development Summer Learning Challenge. Details will be coming soon. If you are interested in learning more or already know you'd like to participate sign up here.
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15 INSPIRING QUOTES TO FINISH THE SCHOOL YEAR STRONG

Inspiration to finish strong from Louisa author of LP Tutoring.

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15 INSPIRING QUOTES TO FINISH THE SCHOOL YEAR STRONG


“Mom, they’re driving me crazy! They used to be so much better behaved. WHY did I go into teaching? Ugh.” I was complaining to my mother about my students. You know, as one does.

“Well, I can tell it’s May,” she replied. “You always complain about your kids in May.”

And I realized that it was true! Most of my school years went fine. While I usually had one or two problem kiddos, I liked the vast majority of my students. But by May, I disliked nearly all of them.

I didn’t actually dislike them, though. I was just done with the school year by then. Everything and everyone got on my nerves. My motivation always waned and I had to practically tie my grading pen to my hand.

So, I get it if your teen is suddenly so sick of US History or wants to quit Choir. It’s just that time of year. To help us all (kids, parents, and teachers) push through the last few months, I’ve collected some motivational quotes. Let the inspiration begin!


1. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.”

2. “DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO UNTIL YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.” – OPRAH WINFREY

3. “HOW LUCKY AM I TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT MAKES SAYING GOODBYE SO HARD.” – A.A. MILNE

4. “You don’t want to look back and know you could’ve done better.”

5. “IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN.” – GEORGE ELIOT

6. “WHAT FEELS LIKE THE END IS OFTEN THE BEGINNING.”

7. “You can. End of story.”

8. “IF YOU WANT TO PLAY, THEN PRACTICE. IF YOU WANT TO WIN, THEN PRACTICE HARDER.”

9. “SUNSETS ARE PROOF THAT ENDINGS CAN BE BEAUTIFUL.”

10. “WHEN YOU HAVE A BAD DAY, A REALLY BAD DAY, TRY AND TREAT THE WORLD BETTER THAN IT TREATED YOU.” – PATRICK STUM

11. “You can only get better through action.”

12. AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SAY, “THIS IS NOT HOW THE STORY IS GOING TO END.”

13. “The earlier you start working on something, the earlier you will see results.”

14. “MANY OF LIFE’S FAILURES ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO SUCCESS WHEN THEY GAVE UP.” – THOMAS A. EDISON

15. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

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

By now it is our hope that all staff with a permanent or professional classroom teacher, educational leadership certificate or a Level III Teaching Assistant certificate issued prior to July 1, 2016 will apply for initial registration during the 2016-2017 school year during their month of birth, and renew their registration in the last year of each subsequent five-year period.
  • 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.
These certificate holders must be registered in order to practice in a New York public school district or BOCES. State Ed has waived the fee for the first five year cycle, however, after that a $10.00 per month late fee will be charged to the certificate holder if they fail to register in their future five year cycles.

Click here for a quick step by step to get registered.

Professional Development Committee

Our 2017-2018 Membership

District

Matt Schrage

Katie McFarland

Steve Holmes


Primary-Elementary School

Martha End

David Fronczak

Sarah Goodman

Marcy Hart

Josh Mull


Middle School

Peter Jensen

Mike Santee

Caroline Chapman


Academy

Cary Burke

Kaylee Kelley

Keith Pedzich

Charles DeTaeye


CACC

Melanie Bishop

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.