Teaching & Learning Resources

April 2021

Teaching and Learning Tech Resources

How our Weaknesses can Become our Strengths- David Rendell

The Opposite of a Good Thing | David Rendall | TEDxMcHenry

Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning

Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning

The Reading Corner

Updated Guidance from NYSED

NYSED Updates

COVID-19 Guidance

Recent News:


MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021


NYSED Seeks Public Input in Developing New York’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Plan


MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021


News and Notes: Promoting Civics Education and Bringing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to New York Schools


THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021


U.S. Department of Education Honors Four New York Students as 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars


Standards Update:


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, implementation timelines for the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA and Mathematics and the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards have again been updated to allow one additional year for professional learning and curriculum development prior to implementation.


The overall timeline for the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA and Mathematics is now as follows:


  • September 2017: Adoption of NYS Next Generation Learning Standards (NYS NGLS)
  • Phase I: Raise Awareness (Winter 2018-Winter/Spring 2019)
  • Phase II: Build Capacity (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22)
  • Phase III: Full Implementation (September 2022 – ongoing)
  • Spring 2023: New grades 3-8 tests measuring the NYS NGLS in ELA and Mathematics
  • June 2024: First administration of Regents Exam in Algebra I measuring the NYS NGLS in Mathematics
  • June 2025: First administration of Regents Exam in Geometry measuring the NYS NGLS in Mathematics
  • June 2026: First administration of Regents Exam in ELA measuring the NYS NGLS in ELA and Regents Exam in Algebra II measuring the NYS NGLS in Mathematics


The overall timeline for the implementation of the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards is now as follows:

  • December 2016: Adoption of NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSP12SLS)
  • Phase I: Raise Awareness and Build Capacity (Summer 2017-Summer 2019)
  • Phase II: Transition and Implementation (September 2019-Summer 2023)
  • Phase III: Implementation and Sustainability (September 2023 – ongoing)
  • Spring 2024: First administration of new Elementary Grade 5 and Intermediate Grade 8 science tests aligned to the NYSP12SLS
  • June 2025: First administration of Regents Exams in Biology and Earth & Space Science measuring the NYSP12SLS
  • June 2026: First administration of Regents Exams in Chemistry and Physics measuring the NYSP12SLS


The Department wishes to emphasize that work related to professional development and curriculum alignment to the new learning standards should continue throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 and into the 2021-22 school year. Familiarizing teachers with the new standards and preparing for their full implementation, although delayed, must remain a district priority. Additional resources to assist schools and districts with their local implementation over this multi-year phase-in are available on the Office of Curriculum and Instruction’s Next Generation Learning Standards website.

Education Law 2D- Student and Teacher Data Privacy

Before you use an free website with your students (where they have to create an account or use their email address), you check this list to see if it is compliant with Education Law 2D. If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Sweetman


ED Law 2D CVCS site and resources

CTLE Requirements

Staff that require Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours can check their Registration Status in TEACH by selecting “View Registration Status” on the TEACH Home screen.

Your Current Registration Period will be listed at the top of the page in a blue bar.

As more information comes out from the state about verifying your hours, we will share it with you.


If you have questions about your CTLE hours contact Marcy Sweetman- msweetman@cvcougars.org


Cassadaga Valley Central School District

The mission of the Cassadaga Valley Central School District is to provide, through a dedicated staff and supportive community, a learning experience enabling our students to become responsible citizens who have a high degree of self-esteem; have the ability to think creatively and logically; manage personal resources; apply current technologies to their daily lives; understand the workings of our global society; and appreciate the contributions of the arts, philosophies and heritage."