Professional Development Update



How does your district leverage senior teachers' experience to maximize new teachers' potential? Many school districts have mentoring programs in place, but does it result in maximum benefit to the both teachers and students?

At CIPD, our passion is helping teachers achieve their maximum potential so we are particularly exciting about an upcoming professional development opportunity for district leaders. Below you will find the details and we hope that you will consider engaging your district in this valuable discussion.

Additionally, we have a number of additional offerings designed to support Social Emotional Learning, the incorporation of play into the school day, and leadership for coaches/athletic staff.

Best wishes,

The CIPD Team

District Level Clinical Preparation Workshop/Project Scent

Monday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

ESC - Professional Development Center

3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

At this workshop district leaders will:

* Become familiar with the edTPA Professional Growth Plan and learn how it can be used in conjunction with their own new-teacher mentoring to establish professional goals for new teachers.

* Work to formalize how clinical educators are chosen in their own buildings, based on their own specific needs.

* Determine how to incentivize hosting a student teacher, as appropriate for each individual school district.

After this workshop, district leaders can work with building leaders to identify clinical educators, based on the criteria they set, and will communicate the timeline for subsequent training for building administrators and clinical educators.

$59/Register online


Academic Circle Training

Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ESC - Professional Development Center

3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559

Academic circles are a highly effective teaching method that can be incorporated into every subject area at any point in the regular instructional day. Participants will gain experiential practice for using academic circles in the classroom, engaging students in active learning, and introducing students to restorative practices through the circle process.

$125/Register online