Professional Development Update


Welcome Back!

It's time to get back into the swing of school and that means learning for ALL OF US. We, at CIPD have several new offerings. Some of which have VERY short deadlines for enrollment. Please take a look and register for the session(s) that fit your needs.

Thanks for your time and please contact us if you have any questions about any of the trainings or workshops.

CIPD team

SIGN UP NOW for Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Trainings!

There are only 8 days till the first session of this 6 session training begins. There are still a few spots left - encourage your staff attend this fantastic training put on by NYU Metro Center's Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change(formerly NYU Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality).

This 6 part series aims to support districts/schools in developing culturally responsive sustaining education competency among participants by critically examining: 1) what it means to be culturally responsive; 2) assessing and developing districts and schools CRS-E practices; 3) providing a reflective framework for districts/schools to shift beliefs, policies and practices that are cultural responsive that support students and their families to address inequities; and 4) creating district/school level Guardians of Equity teams.

Session 1: Principles of Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education: What is culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for equity?
Session 2: What do we need to know about ourselves relative to identify and power in order to better understand our students and their families in ways that enhance teaching and learning?
Session 3: How does racial and ethnic identity impact racially and ethnicall diverse students?
Session 4: The Danger of a Single Story: Broadening our Perspcetive to be Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practitioners
Session 5: What policies and practices will be changed given our new perspective?
Session 6: Guardians of Equity Protocol

Click Here to register ASAP!

Attention ALL LEADERS! This Symposium is for you

Self Care - Dealing with the Pressures of Leadership in the 21st Century

The symposium will begin with keynote speaker, Stephen Uebbing, a former school superintendent for 23 years and recipient of the 2009 New York State Council of School Superintendents "Distinguished Service Award". He is the co-author of The Life Cycle of Leadership: Surviving and Thriving in Today's Schools.

This will be followed by morning and afternoon Breakout Sessions. And your host for the day is Brockport Downtown, located at 161 Chestnut St., Rochester, NY, in Rm 148.

Parking is on-street or across the street at Washington Square Garage ($2/hr and $10 daily max). Entrance is off of Woodbury.

Register online by October 16, 2019

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Will Be Provided

Check out these 3 workshops the "Partners in Restorative Initiatives" has to offer us this fall:

Community-building circles offer a safe space where people can communicate openly and honestly, listen deeply, and build a sense of community. In this training, participants will learn how to develop and use circle values and guidelines, the importance of storytelling, ways to build trust among circle participants, practical applications for using circles, how to plan and facilitate a circle, and ways to create a positive culture within a classroom, building, or community. Register here for this 3 day workshop.

Restorative Discipline Training - this 2 day workshop will learn and practice ways to create a restorative classroom environment, using I-messages to express feelings and needs, engaging in restorative conversations, facilitating circles to repair harm, and utilizing the re-engagement circle process. Register here to attend this 2 day workshop.

Restorative Practices Overview for School Leaders happens in November - This 1 day workshop provides an overview of restorative practices and their implementation within schools. Participants will come away from this workshop with an understanding of the underlying philosophy and value of restorative practices, as well as guidelines for school-wide implementation, assessing strengths and needs, establishing restorative practices teams, and stages of implementation. Register Here to attend this 1 day workshop.

Click on the image of Dr. Safi for more information and to register for this training

Attention mathematics teachers, coaches and administrators

Supporting Students' Productive Struggle in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom is a workshop that takes an initial dive into exploring productive struggle. The deadline to register for this workshop is November 8th and the workshop is scheduled for December 10th.

The workshop will address the following questions:

  • What is productive struggle?
  • Why is productive struggle important to students' mathematics learning?
  • How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

The content is based on the NCTM publication: Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.

Dr. Safi has spent many years working with students and teachers at the K-12 school level as well as teaching mathematics content and methods courses at the university level. He has recently co-authored the book Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School.

Summer Fall 2019 PD Guide

To see a complete listing of our fall training opportunities check out our PD Guide by clicking on the image below.