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

September 2021

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October 2021

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November 2021

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December 2021

All Sessions Now Archived


January 2022

1/18/2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Managing All the Support: How to utilize support services in the CTE Classroom

Description: This introductory session will explain the roles and responsibilities of the support staff who may be a part of the Individual Education Program (IEP) IEP. The practical considerations for collaborating with these professionals and paraprofessionals for adequate support will be addressed. This session will include the utilization of one-to-one aides and job coaches.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know the roles of Special Education Teachers, related service professionals, job coaches and one-to-one aides.
• Know what Supports for School Personnel may be applicable to the CTE program
• Learn practical strategies for increasing student independence by effectively utilizing support services.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute  

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1/18/2022
4pm-5pm

Integrating Writing in CTE

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

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1/19/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Analyze Racialized Identities and Bias in School Improvement Efforts

Description: Participants will be invited to investigate the impact of micro-aggressive culture on school communities, to analyze and confront challenges to “race talk” in schools, to conduct a deep dive into the tenets of culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogy, to engage with theoretical frameworks, and develop greater levels of critical consciousness, and to foster a “brave space” for interrogation and learning as a community.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD

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1/20/2022 
10am-11am

Teacher Retention

Description: Keeping and growing teachers is the most effective way to improve student learning. In this session, administrators will learn strategies for teacher retention that they can immediately implement in their school or district. Leaders will leave this session with a concrete plan with both short-term and long-term strategies for teacher retention.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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1/20/2022 
4:30pm-5:30pm

Formative Over Summative

Description: Participants will gain an understanding of the why behind why formative assessment is so critical to the day-to-day operations of instruction as well as learn how to analyze an instructional plan and intentionally plan for formative assessments, and create a breadth of practice around formative assessment in the classroom.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Stacey Eger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Chief Diversity Officer, Watertown City School District

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1/25/2022 
4:30pm-5:30pm

Using an Employability Profile as a Formative Assessment

Description: This workshop will serve as a focus on driving instruction from the essential performance skills that are key to career readiness in an industry. Planning and analysis of a collective group of student employability profiles using a simple protocol will emphasize the needs of an individual student, a small group of students, or a whole class.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Stacey Eger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Chief Diversity Officer, Watertown City School District

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1/26/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Design Programmatic Elements for Support, Healing and Restoration in school communities

Description: Participants will begin actively assessing their school communities, identify ways to leverage resources and stakeholders, employ prescriptive approaches to operationalizing ABAR (Anti Bias and Anti-Racist) practices, incorporate restorative problem solving for communal healing, and critically address inequity/disproportionality. Participants will identify areas of inquiry, points of impact, and create a timeline of benchmarks for the comprehensive action planning.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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1/27/2022 
4:30pm-5:30pm

Hindsight is 20/20 with Assessment

Description: This workshop will walk participants through a step-by-step guide to analyzing a current assessment (unit test, etc.) from a post-design perspective for its alignment to the initially intended purposes/instruction. While participating in the workshop, attendees can use an existing assessment and examine and evaluate them for content alignment but also practical administrative components such as time on test, etc. ensuring that explicit and implicit messages given to students align.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Stacey Eger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Chief Diversity Officer, Watertown City School District

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February 2022

 2/2/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Cross Cultural Career Development

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success 

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2/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Translating CLNA Needs into Perkins Actions and Addressing the  Compliance Questions

Description: Section 3.2 of the Perkins application contains 13 questions to gauge each applicant's compliance with the federal law. This session will help you to decipher each question and strategize ways to answer it concisely and completely.

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Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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2/9/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Teaching CTE Students Executive Functioning Skills

Description: All adolescents need to practice their executive functioning skills and CTE programs offer many opportunities for them. Learn about how to help students with study skills, time management, organization, staying focused and goal setting.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success

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2/16/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Project-Based Learning 

Description: Project/Problem-Based Learning in CTE classrooms seems like an obvious fit. However, there are some specifics CTE teachers need to include to make Project/Problem Based Learning really effective in their classrooms. In this session we will share information and practical, creative ideas to ensure that students benefit from collaborating with each other while engaging in significant problem solving while still learning important CTE content.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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March 2022

3/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins: Let’s talk Budget

Description: The CLNA provides information on strengths and areas of improvement of current program delivery. Participants will examine how identified improvement strategies may translate into actions that are funded by the Perkins Grant. Participants will discuss the determining factors that deem an expense to be allowable. They will review the FS-10 code definitions to make sure that items are properly coded and make sure that all expenses are aligned to address needs identified in the CLNA and section 4.0 of the grant application. The budget amendment process may also be discussed. Participants will be provided examples of allowable and non-allowable funded actions.

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Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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3/16/2022 
4pm-5pm

Enhancing Group Work in CTE Classrooms

Description: Group work allows students time to collaborate, develop their social skills, and learn content at the same time. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively design group work to ensure all students participate equally while learning. Tips and strategies regarding setting up and managing group work will be addressed.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning 

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3/24/2022 
10am - 11am

Mindset Behaviors and Academic Policy

Description: Understanding Mindsets and its impact on Student Achievement. Use the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors: Program Planning Tool. Learn turnkey strategies for students to manage test-taking anxieties.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: TRIAD

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3/30/2022 
2:30-3:30pm

Google Sites as Portfolios

Description: Google Sites are such a wonderful tool for documenting student work as a portfolio. Learn how to use a template of a Google Site to capture your students' learning and growth over time. You can use it as an assessment tool and integrate writing and reading. Once you see how easy and current it is to use Google Sites, you will be hooked and have your students making sites right away.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Jonathan Redecker, WhyMaker

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April 2022

4/6/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging CTE Students with and without Technology

Description: Student engagement is #1 - without buy-in, there is little hope of active learning. This PD will highlight some of the core skills and strategies in student engagement, with an emphasis on CTE courses and how hands-on learning affects student engagement tactics.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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4/7/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins Final Narrative and Getting Paperwork Together

Description: The Perkins Final Narrative captures enrollment and performance information from the previous grant year. Participants will examine sections I and II of the report and any additional paperwork required when submitting the grant. After reviewing the final narrative, colleagues will collaborate through a Q and A session.

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Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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4/13/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Adolescent Psychology

Description: The first part of this PD session includes elements from both psychology and neuroscience. We will investigate the basics of adolescent psychology, i.e. how the brain develops during these formative years. We will go over toxic stress and its rather significant impact on student behavior and attitude. Teachers will walk away with strategies to implement in their classrooms, especially around classroom management.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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4/27/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Social Emotional Learning/Personal/Social Development

Description: Developing your Emotional Intelligence and supporting students’ SEL.Supporting school-wide practices to address behavioral challenges. Complete Knowledge of the influence of positive self-concept
Skills to interact positively with others. Knowledge of the importance of growth and change.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD

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May 2022

5/5/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Q & A and Support Session

Description: What are those last-minute burning questions? This session will be designed to provide you with the answers and support you need as you enter the final countdown to submission of your 2022-2023 Perkins grant application and as you continue your work on the Final Narrative for 2021-2022.

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Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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5/25/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Adolescent Psychology 202

Description: The second part of this PD session highlights ways to apply adolescent psychology to helping students accomplish the following: 1.) Motivation; 2.) Teamwork/Team Building and 3.) Leadership. We will also address the importance of boundaries, including examples of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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June 2022

6/1/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

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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July 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

August 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled