Providing high-quality professional development opportunities to NYS CTE Educators is one of the highest priorities of the CTE TAC. 

Below is the planned PD for the 2021-22 school year. 


New opportunities are frequently added, please check in often!


PD by Month/Year

June 2022


Types of Assessment Strategies

Description: CTE teachers can use multiple assessment strategies to assess their students' knowledge and skills in the classroom. This PD will go over these strategies, discuss how they help track student progress using data points and provide In depth analysis of student knowledge (understanding weak vs strong areas in fundamentals). It will also cover external resources to provide for assessments in both virtual and in-person environments.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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3:30 - 4:30 pm

Amendments after Approval, Final Questions

Description: In this final session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the NYSED Amendment form should they want to make any changes to their CTE Program after their program has been approved. For example: if any changes are made to the program content, technical assessment, or program faculty, those changes must be requested and approved. How and why to maintain a CTE program once approved will also be discussed with emphasis on data collection and maintenance. This session will also be a space where participants can ask any remaining questions about the program approval process.

Audience: CTE teachers, administrators, CTE program approval contacts, counselors, and CTE key stakeholders

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Tracy Gyoerkoe (CTE TAC)


8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Sharing & Support Conversations

Description: Join your colleagues for an intimate end-of-year Sharing & Support Conversation! Educators from across NY will gather together with other educators in their content area to share experiences and best practices with one another. All sessions are NYSED CTLE Approved.

Audience: CTE Educators, Counselors, & Administrators


July 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

August 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Microaggressions vs Microaffirmations

Description: Review the definitions and historical context of microaggressions, analyze how they appear in the classroom, and learn strategies for addressing them. Then, learn how to implement microaffirmation strategies to create safer environments for students. 

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Christina Bonne-Annee Donat, Progressive Education Consulting Group

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Helping Students Succeed at Work by Defining Character Traits

Description: Teachers, Work-Based Learning Coordinators, and Counselors will learn how to take character talk from theory to implementation using the Name it, Own it, Do it process. Educators will learn how to help students "Name it" with an action-based definition of the character trait using examples of behaviors. Then help students "Own it" by identifying personal changes in behavior. Finally, cementing the use of the character trait with "Do it" through journaling and long-range goal setting. This is a not to miss workshop, back with practical resources and ideas to use in your CTE Classroom this year.

Audience: Teachers, WBL Coordinators, Counselors

Presenter: Timothy Buchanan, Whymaker

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - DIfferentiating for All Learners

Description: This session introduces teachers to how to differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. Participants will learn tools for understanding what students know and don't know, and how to modify their lessons to meet student needs. 

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Jeremy Arbano, Hendy Avenue

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September 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Classroom

Description: Review the philosophy and methodology of culturally relevant pedagogy, analyze its fundamental practices, strategize ways to implement it, and learn resources to support the implementation of cultural competency in the classroom.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Christina Bonne-Annee Donat, Progressive Education Consulting Group

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