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

All Sessions Now Archived


October 2021

All Sessions Now Archived


November 2021

All Sessions Now Archived


December 2021

12/2/2021
10am-11:30am

CLNA - Analyzing Program Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 4, Analyzing Program Performance. The CLNA includes a description of how CTE programs offered by the local eligible recipient are sufficient in size, scope, and quality to meet the needs of all students served by the eligible recipient. Definitions of size, scope, and quality will be discussed. Participants will also focus on step 5, analyzing progress towards Implementing NYSED-Approved CTE programs of study.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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12/2/2021
10am-11:00am

CTE Leadership: Using Situational Leadership to Support All Educators

Description: Situational Leadership is the foundation for a flexible, practical approach to leading a diverse team of CTE educators. Being able to identify the readiness of the staff and support them appropriately is key to building a positive and productive working relationship.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney, USNYRRF/NYSED

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12/9/2021
10am-11:00am

CTE Leadership: Modeling Effective Communication and Collaboration

Description: Industry Leaders talk about the need for their workers to collaborate and communicate effectively in the workplace. This workshop focused on increasing the CTE Leaders' ability to collaborate and communicate with their faculty & staff. Modeling how to be effective in this highly desired skill set.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney, USNYRRF/NYSED

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12/15/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Best Practices for Lesson Planning 

Description:  Having very successful lessons hinges on having a great lesson plan. In this workshop educators will practice writing great objectives and ensure that assessments measure what you planned for your students. Educators will also learn the importance of connecting to prior knowledge, and how to hook students to engage them into deeper learning.

Audience:  Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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12/16/2021
10am-11:00am

CTE Leader: Liaison to the Community

Description: CTE Programs historically are grounded in their response to the needs found within their communities. CTE Leaders are program developers, chief of marketing, & the primary liaison to component schools. We explore activities and approaches to enhance these connections to the local community that builds a thriving and practical education for students.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney, USNYRRF/NYSED

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12/21/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Providing Critical Support for Students from Special Populations, including Students Pursuing Gender Nontraditional CTE Programs

Description: Members of “Special Populations” as designated by Perkins V have many adverse forces that serve as determinants of success including poverty, homelessness, single motherhood, physical and mental health struggles, etc. Additionally, intersections of these forces with gender, race, ethnicity, ability and nativity status may intensify vulnerability and further limit access to opportunity structures and pathways to success. This webinar (a) examines the implications of the intersections of different socio-economic forces in the lives of members of “Special Populations”; (b)explores effective institutional models that provide critical support to members of this population to ensure that those adverse forces do not interfere with student success; and (c) share innovative strategies and best practices to increase the effectiveness of institutional outreach and active engagement of this population in Career and Technical Education.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dina Refki, DA - Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, UAlbany 

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12/22/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping CTE Students Learn New Vocabulary

Description: There are always so many new vocabulary words in our CTE classes, it can be overwhelming for our students. Learn lots of strategies to help students learn and retain new vocabulary.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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January 2022

1/5/2021 
4pm-5pm

Improving Engagement in CTE Classrooms

Description: Over and over research has linked active student engagement to a student’s ability to retain content knowledge. In this session, participants will deepen their understanding of active learner engagement and explore various easy-to-implement strategies that will lead to greater student engagement.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Integrating Reading in CTE

Description:  In the CTE classroom, students are presented with numerous authentic texts such as lab reports, blueprints, business plans, and technical manuals. Students can greatly benefit from developing literacy skills to navigate through such texts. This workshop will introduce educators to various literacy strategies, ones that help students summarize materials they read, think critically about that material and then use evidence from texts to support claims.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/12/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Understanding Historical Context of Racial Inequities in Public Education

Description: Participants are invited to embark on an inquiry-led journey, through thought-partnership, to create a framework that includes racial literacy development, shared vocabulary and comprehensive understandings, and a personal assessment of their own racial identities while examining the institutional impact of racial inequities on public education.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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1/13/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA- Analyzing Access and Equity; Analyzing Recruitment, Retention & Training

Description: Participants will focus on step 6, analyzing processes for recruitment, retention, and training of CTE educators . Participants will focus on step 7, analyzing access and equity in NYSED-Approved CTE programs. The CLNA includes a description of how the eligible recipient is focused on support and access for special populations. Also, the gaps and needs identified in the CLNA are foundational to the Perkins application. Gaps identified must be directly tied to program data as well as those recommendations of the stakeholder group and used to inform needs to be met in the Perkins grant application.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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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 

Register Here


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.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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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.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

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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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.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

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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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.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Register Here


June 2022

  No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

July 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

August 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled