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Spotlight: Professional Learning Opportunities
Michael Grinder's ENVoY Training
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ENVoY Classroom Management Training with Michael Grinder: Post-pandemic education has seen a tsunami of resignations from veteran teachers while it does triage with newbies. One of many reasons is the change in student behaviors that have emerged.
New Teacher Boot Camp featuring Michael Grinder's ENVoY Training: Similar to the above training, this opportunity provides newer educators additional insights to support their experiences in the classroom.
Preparing Teachers for NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards Implementation
This full day workshop lead by Kristen Dotti from Catalyst Learning Curricula, will focus on building teachers' capacity to lead engaging, rigorous, science instruction aligned to the new NYS Science Learning Standards P-12. Opportunities will be integrated throughout the day to network with science teachers from around the county. Click here for more information and registration links.
Identifying Essential (Priority) Standards: The Process
This one day workshop will model the process of prioritizing and operationalizing learning standards. In the afternoon, with guided support, time will be provided for teacher teams to apply their learning and begin the process.
Registration Link: Identifying Essential (Priority) Standards: The Process
Social Workers & Counselors as SEL Leaders Network
Social & Emotional Learning continues to receive widespread attention within education and seems now more than ever, an aspect of the learning that requires all hands-on deck. The implications of this for school social workers and counselors must not be neglected. These important individuals play a role in creating an environment vital to a student's social/emotional development and often are the first line of defense in identifying and addressing these needs within a school setting.
Registration Link: Social Workers & Counselors as SEL Leaders Network
The Art of Printmaking
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in various types of relief printmaking (collograph, ez-cut, and linocut), watch a demonstration in dry point on plexiglass (intaglio printmaking), and engage in different printing processes, including hand printing and with a press. The goals of this session are for teachers to gain hands-on experience and work with a range of materials from low end to high end, such that all teachers feel comfortable incorporating printmaking into their curriculum at many grade levels, and for teachers to gain experience and comfortability with using a table top printing press. Participants will also learn how to set printing pressure and what is involved in the set up and care of the printing press. The press that participants will be working with and learning on will be available for future use as a regional resource to continue using these skills into participants' classrooms.
Music Literacy in Rehearsal and the Musical Classroom
Helping students become musically literate is central to the school, community, and church music curriculum. Working from the premise that students learn musical skills in much the same order as they do language skills, participants will explore how we 'learn' music through hearing and imitating patterns before reading and writing. The pedagogy also includes sequential techniques for teaching improvisation and dictation, key components of music literacy. Workshop participants will also be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying literacy skills to appropriate repertoire.