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

PD for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted soon!



PD by Month/Year


October 2022
November 2022
December 2022
January 2023
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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

September 1, 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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September 13, 2022 
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Classroom Management - Part 1

Description: This session will include key mindsets about classroom management and concrete strategies for establishing classroom expectations, a positive culture, and clear routines and procedures. 

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

Audience:  Educators

Presenter:  Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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September 14, 2022
3:30pm - 4:40 PM

Building Positive Relations and Culture in the CTE

Description:  Participants will learn about building relationships with students. We will redefine how we use and practice with some digital tools that will help build classroom communities. We will discuss strategies to build relationships with students and between students.

Content Area(s): DEI, Engagement Strategies

Audience:  Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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September 20, 2022
3:30-4:30 PM

Creating Cultural and Linguistic Awareness

Description: In this session, participants will focus on helping their English Language Learners feel welcome. In addition to exploring ways to recognize and celebrate a student's first language, participants will complete a variety of activities related to constructing culturally responsive lessons that engage all learners.

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

Audience:  Educators

Presenter: Capital Region Language Center

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September 21, 2022
3:30-4:30 PM

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Classroom Management Part 2

Description: This session will build on part 1, emphasizing how to create a culture of student ownership and how to redirect student misbehaviors.

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

Audience:  Educators

Presenter: Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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September 22, 2022

Program Approval 101

Description:  What is it? Why do we do it? Benefits for students, and benefits for the school. Includes an overview of the process

Content Area(s): Program Approval

Audience:  Leaders

Presenter(s): Tracy Gyoerkoe and Karyn Watt, CTE TAC Field Associates 

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