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

 

PD by Month/Year

 

October 2022

October 6, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 AM

How to be an instructional leader in 2022 using mapping

Description: The challenge for instructional leaders moving forward in 2022 is to unite all teachers in the school setting on a quest to become informed and active participants in closing gaps and expanding possibilities. Mapping is an ideal platform for building continuity, creating fresh instructional approaches, and viewing the curricular adjustments made in both mainstream and specialized classrooms vertically and horizontally. The key is to lead a professional community that is collaborating on the curriculum to support each student. We will consider a curriculum to support each student. We will consider protocols for creating purposeful conversations, strategies for mapping entries, and assessment alignment.

Presenter(s):  Dr. Marie Alock, Learning Systems Associates 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional strategies

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October 7, 2022
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

A FULL DAY OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WITH TAC

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Ready for Success: Preparing to Support Students with Disabilities in the Classroom - Register Here

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Secondary Transition: Supporting Students with Disabilities for Career Readiness - Register Here

12:30 - 2:00 PM: Using Behavior Management to Support Students in the CTE classroom - Register Here

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Meeting Commencement Level NYS Learning Standards in CTE Classes - Register Here

Schedule: 

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Intro Session on Commencement Level Standards
  • 9:45 AM -10:45 AM - Science
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM- Math
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - English

 


October 11, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the CTE classroom

Description:  This introductory session will provide an overview of the characteristics of students with ASD and the research evidence-based strategies teachers can use to support the student's academic, behavior, and transition needs in the CTE classrooms.

Presenter(s):  Jie Zhan, Brockport Research Institute 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

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October 12, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Others

Description:  In this 90-minute professional learning participants deepen their understanding of wellbeing and learn five evidence-based self-care strategies. Participants leave this session with a foundational understanding of mindfulness and identify key self-care strategies that they commit to practicing.

Presenter(s):  Meena Srinivasan, Karuna Consulting LLC

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Mental Health and Wellness

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October 13, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Perkins: Monitoring your Perkins Data

Description: Now that you have received your Perkins grant and begun on the initiatives you proposed, it is never too soon to start the monitoring process. You should regularly monitor action steps, outcome data, student data, as well as (of course) spending. Participants will share some of their initiatives and how they are being monitored. Topics to be covered include: Sharing by participants: initiatives and monitoring systems, when to file, and FS-10A (amendment) and how. 

Presenter(s):  CTE TAC of NY & NYSED

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Perkins & CLNA

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October 13, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE -Engagement Strategies

Description: Teachers in this session will learn how to invest students in the content being taught by making it relevant to their lives, engaging, and appropriately challenging.

Presenter(s):  Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Engagement Strategies 

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October 17, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Instructional Strategies for Achieving Rigor & Relevance

Description:  Effective teaching is not about discovering the perfect instructional strategy. Effective teaching requires developing a full repertoire of strategies and selecting one or more that will be most successful based on the needs of students and the particular learning objectives. This workshop reviews instructional strategies to use based on rigorous and relevant learning. Staff development activities to help CTE teachers expand their competence in multiple instructional strategies will also be described.

Presenter(s):  Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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October 18, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Why Project-Based Learning

Description: In this introductory to Project Based Learning, participants will learn what Project Based Learning looks like its advantages, and how it connects to CTE classrooms. There are so many ways to do PBL within classes, you probably are doing some already, come learn how to enhance those to encourage more components of a PBL experience.

Presenter(s):  Sarah Fiess, Tech Valley High School

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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October 19, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE -Gather Data to make instructional decisions

Description: Teachers in this session will learn how to gather information throughout their lesson to understand if students are with them or not, and then how to adjust their instruction to meet student needs.

Presenter(s):  Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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

Program Approval: Program Development

Description: Program/Pathway development including Establishing an industry advisory group; Gathering data re: student interest and job outlook; Deciding on coursework; Backwards Design

Presenter(s):  Karyn Watt and Di Hesler, CTE TAC 

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval 

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

Reading, Writing, Speaking for ELLs: Reading Strategies for ELLs (Part 1 of 3)

Description: From teaching key vocabulary to checking for reading comprehension in several different ways, this workshop will highlight techniques that will help your ELLs become more proficient readers.

Presenter(s):  Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations and ELLS, Instructional Strategies

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October 24, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Google Classroom Tips &Tricks

Description: Get a refresh on Google Classroom basics. Learn the best practices for setting up your Google Classroom for a CTE class. Determine how to organize your content, set up your grade book, and use the rubric and comment bank tool.

Presenter(s):  Jonathan Redecker, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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October 25, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Reading, Writing, Speaking for ELLs: Reading Strategies for ELLs (Part 2 of 3)

Description: In this workshop, participants will explore tips for helping ELLs become better writers. Strategies will include using graphic organizers, encouraging peer review, and creating level-appropriate rubrics.

Presenter(s):  Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations and ELLS, Instructional Strategies

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October 26, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Description: Every learner is unique: in fact, research shows the way people learn is as unique as their fingerprints. Universal design for Learning (aka UDL) is an approach to instruction that meets this challenge by minimizing barriers and maximizing learning for all. All classes are highly diverse and the challenge is to give all students options to learn the way they learn best. Teachers will be tasked with reframing instruction to reach all learners. In this workshop, teachers will be given strategies, tips, and tricks to help students engage and master learning. This workshop is specifically designed for CTE teachers, but all teachers are welcome and will benefit.

Presenter(s):  Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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October 27, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Reading, Writing, Speaking for ELLs: Interview Preparedness/Speaking Strategies for ELLs (Part 3 of 3)

Description:  Speaking in front of others can be terrifying in one's first language, let alone a second or third language. This workshop will explore techniques to get your ELLs talking and using academic English as much as possible.

Presenter(s):  Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations and ELLS, Instructional Strategies

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November 2022

November 1, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM

SEL Every Day: Integrating SEL with Instruction

Description:  SEL is not separate from academics. In this 90-minute professional learning experience, participants will deepen their understanding of SEL integrated instruction and learn practical shifts they can make to integrate SEL with their instruction, special attention will be paid to incorporating a CTE lens through SEL and Work-based learning scenarios. This session is based on Meena’s Quick Reference Guide, Integrating SEL into every classroom.

Presenter(s):  Meena Srinivasan, Karuna Consulting LLC

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): SEL, Instructional Strategies, WBL

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November 2, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Revitalizing curriculum to increase student innovation

Description: Innovative thinking is a critical skill for the future of our students. How do we increase innovative thinking in today's curriculum designs? Curriculum mapping allows schools to combine the best foundational elements of a curriculum with the evolving needs of contemporary learners. We will demonstrate how to include innovative thinking overtly in the curriculum and then plan for the time necessary to support innovative learning experiences using design thinking models for all K-12 learners. Learn how to refresh your current curriculum maps to increase student innovation in the classroom.

Presenter(s):  Dr. Marie Alock, Learning Systems Associates 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional strategies

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November 3, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Leading Instructional Growth for CTE

Description:  School leaders play an important role in building the school’s collective efficacy and leading instructional growth. However, knowing where to focus attention to ensure instructional growth occurs can be confusing. This session will explore practical high-impact strategies grounded in research, how to implement these strategies gradually, and other tools to assist school leaders to become more effective instructional leaders.

Presenter(s):  Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Leadership

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November 3, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

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. 

Presenter(s):  Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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November 9, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 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.

Presenter(s):  Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs

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November 10, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Coordinating student supports: How to efficiently utilize available special education services within CTE

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.

Presenter(s):  Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

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November 15, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Vocabulary! 3 Tiers of vocabulary & CTE (Part 1 of 5)

Description:  Vocabulary! How will students use the vocabulary they are learning in CTE classes in the ‘real world?’ In this series, educators will learn about the three tiers of vocabulary instruction, and what they mean for CTE courses and student learning. Also included in this series are strategies and resources for encouraging students to use, practice, and apply new content-specific vocabulary.

Presenter(s):  Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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November 16, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Integrating Work-Based Learning Basic Tenets & What That Means for Your Programs

Description: A workshop for educational leaders that describes an overview of WBL and its connection with CDOS & CareerExploration Activities. After this workshop leaders will be able to differentiate between WBL, registered programs, unregistered programs, and what makes a program qualify for CDOS credentials. Leaders will be able to identify the key components of a good WBL learning program and what is required and what needs specifically apply to special education. Resources and links will be shared.

Presenter(s): Pat Darfler-Sweeney, WhyMaker

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): WBL

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November 16, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

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.

Presenter(s):  Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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November 17, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: Curriculum Writing

Description: Backwards Design; Importance of flexible platforms; Standards alignment; Alignment to employability profile and the technical assessment 

Presenter(s):  Di Hesler & Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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November 29, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Vocabulary! 3 Tiers of vocabulary & CTE (Part 2 of 5)

Description:  Vocabulary! How will students use the vocabulary they are learning in CTE classes in the ‘real world?’ In this series, educators will learn about the three tiers of vocabulary instruction, and what they mean for CTE courses and student learning. Also included in this series are strategies and resources for encouraging students to use, practice, and apply new content-specific vocabulary.

Presenter(s):  Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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November 30, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

WBL: Where Form Meets Function

Description: How do you connect all of the vital components of your Programs to Integrate & support WBL? In this workshop for CTE Leaders, we will connect the role of the school & the role of the WBL programs. Using a framework will help leaders map how to go from the advisory Committee’s agenda to curricular integration, alignment & activities. Resources will be provided.

Presenter(s): Pat Darfler-Sweeney, WhyMaker

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): WBL, Leadership 

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December 2022

December 5, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Introduction to Social Emotional Learning, preparing students for success in the workforce and career and technical education. (Part 1)

Description:  This introductory session will provide an overview of social-emotional learning competencies in relation to employability.

Presenter(s):  Tricia Snyder, Brockport Research Institute 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): SEL, WBL

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December 6, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Cultivating our Emotionally Intelligent Leadership In Service of SEL Implementation: Would you follow you? Leading with Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Part 1

Description: Strong leadership is critical for SEL implementation but what does it really mean to be an SEL leader and what does SEL leadership require? This 90-minute session will provide a foundation in Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership Foundations, and set the course for the year-long SEL-focused professional learning series.

Presenter(s):  Meena Srinivasan, Karuna Consulting LLC

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): SEL, Leadership

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December 7, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 AM

SELF Transformation for Systemic Transformation: Leading with Emotional Intelligence 2.0 - Part 2

Description: This session is usually offered as Part 2 to Cultivating Emotionally Intelligent Leadership in Service of SEL Implementation. In this 90-minute session participants deepen their understanding of Emotional Intelligence, create an Emotional Intelligence Action Plan, and engage in peer coaching.

Presenter(s):  Meena Srinivasan, Karuna Consulting LLC

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): SEL, Leadership

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December 7, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

LGBTQIA Youth: Creating Safe Environments for Children

Description: School climate is composed of numerous factors, including not only the level of physical safety at school but also the extent to which members of the school community feel valued and welcomed at school.LGBTQIA students experience bullying at a higher rate than their non-LGBTQIA peers, often with serious consequences. This workshop will describe the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation to help educators build safe and positive learning spaces for all students.

Presenter(s): Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): DEI, Engagement Strategies 

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December 8, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

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 they planned for their students. Educators will also learn the importance of connecting to prior knowledge, and how to hook students to engage them in deeper learning.

Presenter(s): Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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December 12, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Integrating and aligning social-emotional learning with career and technical education and/or workforce education/workforce development. (Part 2)

Description: This session will engage participants in the planning and implementation of social-emotional learning within the career and technical education/workforce development curriculum. 

Presenter(s):  Tricia Snyder, Brockport Research Institute 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): SEL, WBL, Instructional Strategies 

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December 13, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Vocabulary! 3 Tiers of vocabulary & CTE (Part 3 of 5)

Description:  Vocabulary! How will students use the vocabulary they are learning in CTE classes in the ‘real world?’ In this series, educators will learn about the three tiers of vocabulary instruction, and what they mean for CTE courses and student learning. Also included in this series are strategies and resources for encouraging students to use, practice, and apply new content-specific vocabulary.

Presenter(s):  Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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December 14, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices with Multi-Tiered Systems of support in CTE Math Instruction

Description:  Enhancing teacher’s skills with strategies integrating Mathin CTE and strategies to meet the needs of students with special needs. Review best practices related to Multi-Tiered Systems of support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). Review best practices for Universal Design for Learning(UDL). Review the Math-in-CTE Model pedagogical framework. Explore five research-based strategies for use in CTE classrooms. Examine ways to assess student learning.

Presenter(s):  Susan Hildebrandt & Katrina Arndt, Brockport Research Insitute

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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December 14, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 AM

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.

Presenter(s):  Patrick Darfler Sweeney, WhyMaker

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Leadership

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December 15, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: The Self Study

Description: Scheduling meetings; Self-study format options; Required components; Resources available on the NYSED CTE web pages

Presenter(s):  Steve Perry & Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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 January 2023

January 3, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Vocabulary! 3 Tiers of vocabulary & CTE (Part 4 of 5)

Description:  Vocabulary! How will students use the vocabulary they are learning in CTE classes in the ‘real world?’ In this series, educators will learn about the three tiers of vocabulary instruction, and what they mean for CTE courses and student learning. Also included in this series are strategies and resources for encouraging students to use, practice, and apply new content-specific vocabulary.

Presenter(s):  Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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January 4, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Helping CTE Students Learn New Vocabulary

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

Presenter(s): Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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January 5, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Effective English Communication for the Diverse Classroom - Part 1

Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help native English speakers adapt their English to be better understood by non-native English speakers. The first step in improving comprehensibility is to become aware of the idioms, expressions, and slang that are a natural part of native speech. By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will be able to recognize and modify their use of language to be better understood in the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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January 10, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 AM

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.

Presenter(s):  Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Leadership

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January 10, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Enhancing Group Work in the CTE Classroom

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 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. 

Presenter(s):  Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Engagement Strategies 

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January 11, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 AM

CTE Leadership: Modeling Effective Communication & Collaboration with the Community

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 Leader's ability to collaborate and communicate with their faculty & staff. The leader is also the primary liaison to the community. We explore activities and approaches to enhance connections to the local community that build a thriving and practical education for students.

Presenter(s):  Patrick Darfler Sweeney, WhyMaker

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Leadership

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January 12, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Effective English Communication for the Diverse Classroom - Part 2

Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help native English speakers adapt their English to be better understood by non-native English speakers. The first step in improving comprehensibility is to become aware of the idioms, expressions, and slang that are a natural part of native speech. By the end of this two-part workshop, participants will be able to recognize and modify their use of language to be better understood in the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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January 17, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Vocabulary! 3 Tiers of vocabulary & CTE (Part 5 of 5)

Description:  Vocabulary! How will students use the vocabulary they are learning in CTE classes in the ‘real world?’ In this series, educators will learn about the three tiers of vocabulary instruction, and what they mean for CTE courses and student learning. Also included in this series are strategies and resources for encouraging students to use, practice, and apply new content-specific vocabulary.

Presenter(s):  Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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January 18, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Using an EmployabilityProfile as a formative assessment

Description:  This workshop will serve as a focus on driving instruction on 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.

Presenter(s):  Stacey Eger-Converse, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Watertown CSD

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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January 19, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

The Language Diverse Classroom: Using Gender Inclusive Language in the Modern Day Classroom - Part 3

Description: This interactive workshop will be based on the guidelines from the United Nations for using gender-neutral/gender-inclusive language. Participants will review the guidelines and practice modifying written and verbal statements with the goal of taking this new knowledge back to the classroom.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Captial Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, DEI

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January 19, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Program Approval: External Review

Description: Including a variety of stakeholders (required as well as additional); Conducting the curriculum and standards review; Conducting the program review; Report out from self-study team representative; Utilize the collected data; Seeking and recording feedback; Using external review feedback

Presenter(s): Di Hesler & Tanner Thompson, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval 

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January 24, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Sharing and Support 

Description: 7 Content Area Programs - TBD 

Presenter(s): CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Educators, Leaders

Content Area(s): Sharing and Support 


January 25, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Sharing and Support 

Description: 7 Content Area Programs - TBD 

Presenter(s): CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Educators, Leaders

Content Area(s): Sharing and Support


January 26, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Sharing and Support 

Description: 7 Content Area Programs - TBD 

Presenter(s): CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Educators, Leaders

Content Area(s): Sharing and Support 


January 31, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

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 existing assessments and examine and evaluate their content alignment but also practical administrative components such as time on test, etc. ensuring that explicit and implicit messages given to students align.

Presenter(s): Stacey Eger-Converse, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Watertown CSD

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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 February 2023

February 2, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Perkins: Data, data, data - Part 1 of 2

Description: Some of the most frequent questions we were asked in2022 were related to data: Where and how do I access the data that I need for the Perkins application? How do I sort and analyze the data? What is “Root Cause Analysis” and how can I use it to improve the quality of and access to CTE programs? Part one of two sessions devoted to data will review various one of two sessions devoted to data will review various types and sources of data, how to gather and sort it, and how to display it in a way that can be understood by stakeholders.

Presenter(s): Tracy Gyoeroke, CTE TAC of NY, Cily Rueda & Brittany Kitterman, NYSED

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Perkins & CLNA

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February 7, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

An Introduction to Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

Description: This workshop will provide CTE teachers with an introduction to approaches for supporting their students who are experiencing homelessness. The session will begin with an overview of the McKinney-Vento HomelessAssistance Act, and available assistance from the federal, state, and local levels, as well as strategies to implement at the classroom level to foster academic success. The session will conclude with a guided discussion.

Presenter(s): Kate O'Hara, NYIT

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLs

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February 14, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Strategies of Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Description: Vocabulary is crucial to a student's ability to understand the content but vocabulary instruction can be a challenge for both students and educators. This session will focus on creative research-based strategies that will assist teachers as they help students retain the needed academic vocabulary for their field of study. Educators will explore rigorous and engaging ways to teach vocabulary and leave with easy, ready-to-use tools.

Presenter(s): Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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February 16, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: Preparing the application

Description: Review application; What to attach, in which order, and how to group them; Do’s and don’ts

Presenter(s): Steve Perry & Tanner Thompson, CTE TAC oF NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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 March 2023

March 2, 2023
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Perkins: Data, Data, Data - Part 2 - Root Cause Analysis

Description: After the Perkins series last year, we were asked how to go about digging deeper into the data analysis. Part 2 of the data-focused Perkins series will focus on root causes analysis, walking participants through a deep dive into their data in order to improve student outcomes. You are encouraged to attend with your leadership team and with your data in hand in order to participate fully.

Presenter(s): Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTE TAC OF NY, Cily Rueda, NYSED, Stacey Eger-Converse, Watertown CSD

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Perkins & CLNA

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March 7, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

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 to 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.

Presenter(s):  Jonathan Redecker, WhyMaker

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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March 9, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Fostering Student Ownership of Work

Description:  Allowing students to take ownership of their work provides students with an opportunity to develop many valuable life lessons. However, creating a classroom culture of accountability can be challenging at times. In this session, educators will explore easy-to-implement tools and strategies to provide student choice, develop independent learning habits and provide formative feedback to continually help students grow.

Presenter(s): Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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March 21, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Effective Student Presentations

Description: Presentations can benefit students in various ways. They can help students learn to speak to students in front of a group, prepare students for a needed professional skill, help students synthesize learned information, and assist students with their speaking skills. This session will help educators discover ways to set up the classroom environment to make the most of student presentations. Educators will learn strategies to manage class presentations, keep all students engaged during presentations as well as ways to provide meaningful feedback.

Presenter(s): Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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March 22, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Creating Lessons (Part 1 of 3)

Description: This workshop will focus on creating lessons that are accessible to ELLs while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum and the learning outcomes.  By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to differentiate objectives on a given topic.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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March 23, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Differentiating Assessments (Part 2 of 3)

Description: In this workshop, the primary focus will be on how to create and use formal and informal assessments to help ELLs demonstrate their knowledge. By the end of the workshop, participants will have some new resources in their assessment-making tool kits.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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March 23, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Program Approval: Setting up systems and Q&A

Description: Delivering the program; systems for Curriculum updates and review; conducting and tracking WBL Data collection; ensuring assessments are given and technical endorsements awarded; Amendments to the program; Growing and/or expanding the programs.

Presenter(s): Tanner Thompson and Karyn Watt, CTE TAC of NY

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Program Approval

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March 29, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Differentiating for ELLs: Scaffolding for the Language-Diverse Classroom (Part 3 of 3)

Description: In construction, scaffolding helps to safely support and create elevation temporarily–until the project is complete. It serves the same purpose in the classroom! From modeling expectations to schema-building, scaffolding allows students to reach new heights with the help of various modes of content delivery.

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Special Populations & ELLS, Instructional Strategies 

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March 30, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Questioning as a Formative Assessment Technique

Description: We all use questioning in our classrooms. Rote questions, in-depth questions, and logistical questions are all pieces of a day for both us as educators and our students. But, what happens to the brain when questions are posed to students? Why is wait time important anyway? Investigate some of these topics and think more

Presenter(s): Stacey Eger-Converse, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Watertown CSD

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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April 2023

April 20, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Perkins: The 2023-24 Perkins Application

Description: The 23-24 Perkins application will look very similar to the previous one. Participants will review the form and be offered tips to complete it efficiently and effectively, incorporating their previous CLNA and any additional data that is available. Participants will also be offered the opportunity to share with their colleagues any successful initiatives they have completed over the 22-23 program year.

Presenter(s): Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTE TAC, Cily Rueda, NYSED

Audience: Leaders

Content Area(s): Perkins & CLNA

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April 25, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

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.

Presenter(s): Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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April 26, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM 

Assessment Literacy In-Depth

Description: Learn more about authenticity, rigor, validity, reliability, and more components of quality assessment design. If you are designing assessments for your program on your own, you will want to consider all of these factors and others to ensure your assessment meets the needs of your curricular and instructional vision and also sends a clear message to students on what is important.

Presenter(s): Stacey Eger-Converse, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Watertown CSD

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies

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 May 2023

May 2, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Integrating Writing in CTE

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demands 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. 

Presenter(s): Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies 

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May 3, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Tips/Best Practices for ELL Classroom Success (Part 1 of 3)

Description: This interactive workshop will highlight best practices for teaching ELLs while drawing on the successful experiences that the participants have had during this school year. Teachers will leave this workshop with a mini toolkit for future classroom success. 

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs, Engagement Strategies 

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May 10, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Best Practices for Creating Multimodal Lessons for ELL Success (Part 2 of 3)

Description:  Students learn in unique ways, and what works for some doesn't work for all. To help ELLs grasp content, the more modes the better! From infographics to video, the this two-part workshop will explore how to deliver a lesson in several different ways. Put your creative caps on and join the fun!

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs

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May 17, 2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Best Practices for ELLs Success: Best Practices for Creating Multimodal Lessons for ELL Success (Part 3 of 3)

Description:  Students learn in unique ways, and what works for some doesn't work for all. To help ELLs grasp content, the more modes the better! From infographics to video, this two-part workshop will explore how to deliver a lesson in several different ways. Put your creative caps on and join the fun!

Presenter(s): Kim Andersen, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional Strategies, Special Populations & ELLs

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 June 2023

June 15, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Sharing and Support 

Description:  3 Programs - TBD 

Presenter(s): TBD

Audience: Educators, Leaders

Content Area(s): Sharing and Support 

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 July 2023

No Sessions Currently Scheduled