Regional School Success Digest


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Summer is here!

You made it! Take a deep breath and let that sink in. Summer is officially here! This is the time for teachers to relax, regroup and blossom as people and professionals. July is a perfect time to dive into self-care and rejuvenate your passion for teaching with targeted professional learning. Our sessions are designed to spark your thinking and leave plenty of room for everything else you want to do this summer. Let's learn together and celebrate the opportunity to make next year the best one yet for you and your students.
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John Dewey stated we don't learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.". Teaching can be so demanding that we do not often give ourselves or our students the time to reflect. Reflection helps us prioritize our time and use our experience to set personal and professional goals. This is the year to give yourself the gift of that time and engage in meaningful reflection.
Building a Reflective Practice has provided tips and strategies for designing a reflection strategy that works for you.

Relax with a good book

Summer reading is not just for students! Indulge in a book to support your emotional health, build skills, challenge your thinking, or simply entertain you. Consider one of the books on the suggested reading list or join our upcoming book club. Time spent with a book is never wasted!
A lighthearted book club

Together we will relax and use the actions and experiences of fictional teachers to reflect on our own professional journey.


Professional Learning can inspire you to refine your skills, extend your professional practice, or simply learn more about something that interests you. Our team is presenting 8 Regional PL Days this summer with a little bit of everything to get your creative juices flowing. Dip your toes into summer learning starting July 14th and 15th! Give us an hour and we will support you and your students, while still leaving plenty of time for you to enjoy the sunshine!
Regional Professional Learning Opportunities

Check out the variety of events available this summer!

Designing Computer Science Activities for All Learners

National Consultant and computer science teacher Douglas Kiang will lead participants on a journey to engage with the new NYS learning standards and uncover where CS lives in their curriculum. Join us for Beyond the Birdhouse as we design activities and integrate Computer Science across grade levels and content areas.

Social Emotional Learning with Kate Ginney

Explore SEL with Kate Ginney in two different sessions on July 14th. Register to learn methods for integrating trauma-informed practices into skill-building using fiction and non-fiction texts. Or join us in the afternoon for a deep dive into Welcoming Rituals.

Put our Regional Collaboration System to work for you!

Have you heard about our Networks but not sure what they are? August 25 is your chance to learn about all the ways your participation can help you grow your team and your professional practice.
Tompkins County Public Library of Things

While the TST Library of Things may be closed for the summer, you can still find local passes and interesting things to stretch your imagination at the Tompkins County Public Library.

On the lighter side

E.E. Cummings said the most wasted of all days is the one without laughter. Click here for a quick chuckle or at least a wry smile.

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