Please note: NYSED CTLE credit is available for participation in the live sessions only. 

 

November 2022

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 

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Slides

CDOS Tracker Spreadsheet


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 

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Slides


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

Recorded Presentation

Google Resource Folder


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Slides (With Linked Resources)


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handout


November 8, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Using Behavior Management to Support Students in the CTE Classroom

Description: This session will provide an overview of the key concepts related to behavior and behavior management practices needed to implement comprehensive classroom behavior management. It will also discuss the development and implementation of an individualized classroom behavior management plan.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides & Handouts)


November 8, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Secondary Transition: Supporting Students with Disabilities for Career Readiness

Description:This session will review the challenges students with disabilities may experience when transitioning to the workforce. It will also discuss strategies CTE Teachers can use to support students to overcome the challenges and be better prepared for career readiness.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides & Handouts)


November 8, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Ready for Success: Preparing to Support Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Description: This introductory session will provide an overview of the types of disabilities that students may bring to the classroom. General profiles will be contrasted with how the IEP will communicate individual strengths and needs. An overview of UDL, Accommodations, and Modifications will also be addressed.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides & Handouts)


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts


November 2, 2022
3:30 - 5:00 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 Alcock, Learning Systems Associates 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional strategies

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts & Slides


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts


October 2022

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):  Michelle Soule, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Sheet with Links


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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Sheet


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

Reading, Writing, Speaking for ELLs: Writing 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):  Michelle Soule, Capital Region Language Center 

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Sheet with Links


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Sheet with Links


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 

Recorded Presentation

Google Resource Folder


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts


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 

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handout


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

Recorded Presentation

Google Resource Folder


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides and Handouts)


October 7, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Using Behavior Management to Support Students in the CTE Classroom

Description: This session will provide an overview of the key concepts related to behavior and behavior management practices needed to implement comprehensive classroom behavior management. It will also discuss the development and implementation of an individualized classroom behavior management plan.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides & Handouts)


October 7, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Secondary Transition: Supporting Students with Disabilities for Career Readiness

Description:This session will review the challenges students with disabilities may experience when transitioning to the workforce. It will also discuss strategies CTE Teachers can use to support students to overcome the challenges and be better prepared for career readiness.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Presentation Slides


October 7, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Ready for Success: Preparing to Support Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Description: This introductory session will provide an overview of the types of disabilities that students may bring to the classroom. General profiles will be contrasted with how the IEP will communicate individual strengths and needs. An overview of UDL, Accommodations, and Modifications will also be addressed.

Presenter(s): Dr. Jie Zhang, Brockport Research Institute

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation

Resource Folder (Slides & Handouts)


October 7, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Meeting Commencement-Level NYS Learning Standards in CTE Classes

Description: This session will review general commencement-level NYS learning standards in ELA, Science, and Math in CTE Courses. 

Presenter(s): Jen Hesseltine, Jen Hesseltine Consulting

Audience: Educators

Recorded Presentation


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 Alcock, Learning Systems Associates 

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s): Instructional strategies

Recorded Presentation

Resource folder (Slides & Handouts)


September 2022 

September 28, 2022
3:00-4:30 PM

Mindfulness & SEL in service of Belonging

Description:  In this inspiring 90-minute professional learning participants deepen their understanding of what mindfulness and SEL are and what they need to mean now in our multiple interlocking pandemic contexts (COVID, Racial Reckoning, Climate Crisis, etc.).Participants leave this session with a foundational understanding of Mindfulness, SEL, and Belonging. This session also explores why and how SEL is essential to creating the conditions for belonging in our school communities.

Presenter:  Meena Srinivasan, Karuna Consulting LLC

Audience: Educators

Content Area(s):  DEI, Mental Health and Wellness, SEL

Recorded Presentation


September 22, 2022
3:30-4:30 PM

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 

Recorded Presentation

Google Resource Folder


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Resources & Handouts


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

Building Positive Relations and Culture in the CTE Classroom

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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation

Accompanying Handouts (1) (2)


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: Fatiah Touray, Progressive Education Consulting Group

Recorded Presentation 

August 2022

8/31/22
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

Recorded Presentation


8/30/22
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

Recorded Presentation 


8/29/22
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: Fatiah Touray, Progressive Education Consulting Group

Recorded Presentation

June 2022

6/16/2022
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

Recorded Presentations


6/9/2022
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)

Recorded Presentation

Google Resource Folder


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

Recorded Presentation


May 2022

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: Ayana Rush, Follow Us To Success

Recorded Presentation


5/19/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

External Review and Final Steps Before Application Submission

Description: This session of the NYSED Program Approval series will cover the final steps of the Program Approval process: whose signatures are required for the application? How does the application get submitted to NYSED? In this session, participants will learn what they need to check before submitting their application.

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

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Recorded Presentation


5/17/2022
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Using Free Web-Based Tools to Create Interactive Online Videos

Description: This workshop will provide CTE classroom teachers with an introduction and a hands-on approach to exploring free Web-based tools to embed interactive components such as questions, polling, weblinks, and discussion into videos. Two tools, EDpuzzle and PlayPosit will be introduced, as well as TedEd, TED's youth and education international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons. 

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kate O'Hara, Teacher Educator & Instructional Designer

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5/11/2022
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Teaching Resources from the US Patent and Trademark Office

Description: Are your students creating really interesting and unique things? Do they ever ask you about patents and copyrights? Come to this workshop to learn all about patents, trademarks, intellectual property, and future opportunities for teachers from the US Patent Office. See what resources are available on the US PTO website free for educators and learn about running invention challenges for your students. 

Audience: Educators

Presenters: Kathy Hoppe, US Patent and Trademark Office

Recorded Presentation


5/10/22
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Step By Step: Foundations in Project-Based Learning - Why PBL? 

Description: In this introductory seminar, participants will learn what Project-Based Learning looks like, its advantages, and more information about the upcoming two-day PBL Workshop for Western NY Educators this August. 

Audience: Western NY CTE Educators

Presenters: Sarah Fiess, New York Future Problem Solving

Recorded Presentation


5/5/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Work-Based Learning and Technical Assessments

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval series, participants will learn about work-based learning and technical assessments. This session will cover the Work-Based Learning Manual, the certifications needed for WBL coordinators, and the components of a successful and appropriate technical assessment, which includes three (3) parts: a written exam, a skills demonstration, and a locally developed project/portfolio.

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

Presenters: Nicole Hadsell (NYSED), Kelli Grab (NYSED), and Steve Perry (CTE TAC)

Google Resource Folder

Recorded Presentation


5/5/2022 
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. The report on 2021-2022 activities is due on June 30 this year. Participants will examine the report, then colleagues will collaborate by sharing ideas and Q and A.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Resource Google Folder

Recorded Presentation


5/4/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

An Introduction to Supporting Homeless and Transient Students

Description: This workshop will provide CTE teachers with an introduction to approaches for supporting their homeless students, beginning with an understanding of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance 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. In addition, an overview of both identifying and supporting transient student populations will be included. The session will conclude with a guided discussion.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kate O'Hara, Teacher Educator & Instructional Designer

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April 2022

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

Recorded Presentation


4/14/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm 

Employability Profiles

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the importance of Employability Profiles, which are a valuable tool to both educators and students. Employability Profiles document a student’s growth and attainment of technical knowledge and skills, work-related skills, endorsements, and licenses throughout the CTE program of study. In this session, participants will learn about what qualities Employability profiles identify, what information should be included on them, and how to build an appropriate profile for your program. 

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

Presenters: Michael LaMastra (NYSED) and Tracy Gyoerkoe (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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: Ayana Rush, Follow Us To Success

Recorded Presentation


4/7/2022 
1-2pm

CLNA - Q & A and Support Session

Description: Your CLNA has been submitted and now it is time to focus on your Perkins application. 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.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Recorded Presentation


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: Ayana Rush, Follow Us To Success

Resources from Chat

Recorded Presentation


March 2022: 

3/31/2022

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Articulation Agreements, Affiliation Agreements, Supervised Clinical, and Program Faculty

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn the benefits, types, and criteria of a well-designed Articulation Agreement. This session will also include a closer look at Affiliation agreements, Supervised Clinical, and Program Faculty.

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

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED), Louise Bigando (NYSED), and Tanner Thompson (CTE TAC)

Articulation Agreement Collection Form

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


3/22/2022
2:30 - 3:30pm

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 higher rates 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.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Christine Rogutsky, Principal, Nassau BOCES

Accompanying Powerpoint

Recorded Presentation


3/17/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Integrated & Specialized Credit

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn about the Commissioner’s regulations for Integrated and Specialized Credit approved programs. This session will also cover more information on crosswalk maps and tools available to schools. 

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

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Steve Perry (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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 

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


3/3/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Program Content and CFM

Description: In this session of the NYSED Program Approval Series, participants will learn the expectations for curriculum review, including the content standards for all CTE courses. This session will cover what applicants should consider when deciding on program content – from academic and technical standards to including curriculum maps and crosswalks. Participants will also learn about the Career and Financial Management requirements for all NYSED Approved CTE Programs and how those requirements align with the NYS Learning Standards. 

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

Presenters: Michael LaMastra (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Resource Google Folder 

Recorded Presentation


February 2022:

2/17/2022
3:30-4:30 pm

Structure & Logistics

Description: This session of the Program Approval series will explain the process of assembling stakeholders, reviewing curriculum, acquiring self-study program data, and collecting input from business and industry, all of which are essential to a successful NYSED Approved CTE Program.

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

Presenters: Kelsey Roman (NYSED) and Marsha Iverson (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


2/10/2022
3:30 - 4:30 pm

The Process

Description: This introductory session will showcase the building blocks of the NYSED Program Approval process. Topics covered in this session include the advantages to having a NYSED Approved CTE program, the general components of an approved program, the schedule of the application deadlines, and who to involve as you go through the process. 

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

Presenters: Brittany Kitterman (NYSED) and Tanner Thompson (CTE TAC)

Accompanying Handouts

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Recorded Presentation


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: Ayana Rush, Follow Us to Success 

Recorded Presentation


January 2022:

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

Recorded Presentation


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 

Recorded Presentation 


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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 

Handouts 

Recorded Presentation


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  

Recorded Presentation


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.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Recorded Presentation 


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 

Recorded Presentation 


1/11/2022 
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

Recorded Presentation


1/5/2022
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

Recorded Presentation


December 2021:

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

Recorded Presentation  


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 

Recorded Presentation 


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

Accompanying Slide Deck and Resources

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation


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

Recorded Presentation 


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

Recorded Presentation


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.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Resource Google Folder 

Recorded Presentation


November 2021:

11/18/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in CTE classes

Description: This introductory session will provide an overview of the types of disabilities that students may bring
to the classroom. General profiles will be contrasted with how the Individual Education Program
(IEP) will communicate individual strengths and needs. An overview of Universal Design,
Accommodations and Modifications will also be addressed.
Learning Outcomes:
• Know the 13 disability categories that may appear on an IEP
• Be familiar with the typical learning profile of common educational disabilities
• Know how to find the individual strengths and needs of each student
• Know the principles of Universal Design (UDL), accommodations and modifications
• Know the benefits of UDL

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute

Slide Deck

Recorded Presentation 


11/16/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging ELLs in the CTE Classroom

Description: This session will explore the practices for classroom instruction that actively engage English language learners.
Participants will:
Gain an understanding of ELL Proficiency Levels.
Understand how to deliver content that is comprehensible to ELL students.
Practice strategies for actively involving ELLs in the CTE classroom.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Shawnna Sweet, Professional Development Specialist, Mid-West RBERN at Monroe2-Orleans BOCES and Tanya L. Rosado-Barringer, Coordinator, Mid-West RBERN at OCM BOCES. 

Recorded Presentation


11/16/2021 
11am-12pm

WBL: Where Form Meets Function

Description: How do you connect all of the vital components of your CTE 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.

Audience: Leaders

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

Slide Deck

Recorded Presentation


11/10/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Setting Goals with CTE Students

Description: Helping CTE students set long-term goals will help them continue to strive for completion and excellence in their education career and beyond. In this workshop we will learn how to work with students to help them set long-term goals and outline the steps that they need to get there.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success

Recorded Presentation


11/9/2021
2:30pm-3:30pm

Special Populations: Improving Access to Quality CTE Programs for Special Populations

Description:This session discusses innovative strategies and best practices to increase effectiveness of the institutional outreach efforts to “Special Populations”. The session showcases successful models utilized across the country for effective outreach, engagement and mobilization of members of this population.

Audience: Educators

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

Recorded Presentation


11/4/2021
10am-11am

CLNA - Analyzing Student Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 3, Analyzing Student Performance. The CLNA must contain an evaluation of CTE concentrators’ performance on the core performance indicators. Participants will learn where to locate, how to interpret, and how to sort data found in SIRS reports that contain performance data including subgroups.

Please bring your data coordinator with you to this session and/or access to Cognos Report #305 and #344

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Recorded Presentation


11/3/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

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.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Recorded Presentation


11/3/2021 
4pm-5pm

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 upon rigorous and relevant learning. Staff development activities to help CTE teachers expand their competence in multiple instructional strategies will also be described.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

Recorded Presentation


October 2021:

10/27/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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 gradebook and use the rubric and comment bank tool.      

Audience: CTE Educators  

Presenter: Johnathan Redecker, WhyMaker

Recorded Presentation


10/26/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Presenting Career Plans 
(Part 3 of 3)

Description: Participants gather the information they have collected in the career database and interviews. They add images, and create a draft presentation on the career they have researched. Participants consider how they can use this project-based learning template in their own classes, making modifications as needed.      

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators. 

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

Recorded Presentation


10/20/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

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 lesson to meet student needs.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting

Recorded Presentation


10/19/2021 
2:30 - 3:30pm

The Culturally Responsive CTE Classroom

Description: This session introduces participants to NYSED’s CR-SE Framework. Participants will:
Understand definitions and elements of culture.
Build knowledge about the culturally responsive and sustaining framework that supports teachers’ interactions and understanding of ELLs.
Analyze the impact that the language acquisition process has on students’ learning in CTE classes

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Shawnna Sweet, Professional Development Specialist, Mid-West RBERN at Monroe2-Orleans BOCES and Tanya L. Rosado-Barringer, Coordinator, Mid-West RBERN at OCM BOCES. 

Recorded Presentation


10/13/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

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.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting

Recorded Presentation


10/12/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Informational Interviews
(Part 2 of 3)

Description: Participants identify potential interview subjects in their career of interest. They develop interview questions and prepare to interview them for homework. Homework: Participants conduct informational interviews, taking notes on their interview for use in the following session.

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

Recorded Presentation


10/7/2021 
10am-11am

CLNA for Perkins Perkins Process Overview and Getting Started 

Description:  Participants will review the purpose and main components of a CLNA and how it links to their Perkins application as means for goal setting and identifying areas of improvement. The seven major steps of completing the CLNA will be identified with a focus on Step 1, identifying the working team. Participants will review the application materials and timelines to develop a work breakdown plan to complete the process meeting all deadlines.
Participants will also focus on Step 2 of the process, analyzing Labor Market Information.

Google resource folder

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

Recorded Presentation


10/6/2021 

9am - 11am

Program Approval Town Hall

Description: This panel discussion reviews the process of re-approval and approval of new programs and guides teams to the best resources and support.

Audience: CTE educators, Administrators

Presenter: CTE TAC, NYSED

Recorded Presentation


10/6/2021 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Jeremy Arbano , Hendy Avenue Consulting 

Handouts

Recorded Presentation


10/5/2021 

2:30pm-3:30pm

Unpacking the IEP: Supporting students with disabilities in the CTE classroom

Description: This introductory session will provide a thorough overview of the Individual Education Program (IEP) document, how to read it and what it means for instructional planning.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know why access to the entire IEP is important
• Understand the components of the IEP to include: disability classification; strengths and needs;
management; accommodations and modifications; testing accommodations; transition; assistive
technology; support for school personnel; goals; services etc.
• Know how to apply high incidence accommodations and modifications.
• Know how the IEP impacts testing and grading practices.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute

Recorded Presentation


10/5/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Using Labor Market Data in the Curriculum 
(Part 2 of 3)

Description: Participants share their assignments, learning ways to integrate labor market data into their curricula, and as a way of boosting their own knowledge of the field. Homework: Participants gather articles and local postings relevant to their field.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

Recorded Presentation 


September 2021:

9/29/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

Recorded Presentation


9/28/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Interest Assessment 
(Part 1 of 3)

Description: Participants identify their own interests and affinities and learn about "good fit" careers based on interests.  Homework: Participants read about one career in depth using a career database

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

Recorded Presentation


9/22/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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.

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting 

Recorded Presentation


9/21/2021 
10am - 11:30am

Understanding your Labor Market + Tools & Techniques: Government Labor Market Data 
(Part 1 of 3)

Description: Participants gain an overview of sources of labor market information, including official data, such as government employment data, as well as using the local newspaper, professional associations and informational interviews as additional sources of information. Participants learn to navigate and use government sources of labor market data, such as Department of Labor employment data and others. Homework: Participants create an assignment using labor market data in their field. 

Audience: CTE educators, administrators 

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

Recorded Presentation


9/15/2021 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Building Positive Relations and Culture in the CTE Class

Description: Participants will learn about building relationships with students virtually. We will highlight what we know from in-person teaching and translate it to virtual settings. We will redefine how we use and practice with some digital tools that will help build classroom communities virtually. We will discuss strategies to build relationships with students and between students even if we are not physically together. 

Audience: CTE educators, teacher aides, academic integration teachers

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

Recorded Presentation 


9/14/2021 
ELLs 101 for CTE Teachers

Description:This 1-hour professional development virtual workshop will transition CTE teachers into the world of ENL. It will let them see the different levels of English Language Learning, what it means to be a language learner, and some support that teachers can bring back to their classroom to guide their instruction. 

Audience: CTE educators

Presenter: Shawnna Sweet and Tanya Rosado-Barringer,  RBERN 

Recorded Presentation 

August 2021: 

Sizzlin CTE Sumer Series August 30th - September 2nd. 

Pre-Session Resources (to review prior to each session)

Mindset Behaviors and Academic Policy 
*Understanding Mindsets and its impact on Student Achievement
*The ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors: Program Planning Tool *Strategies for Students to manage test-taking anxieties.

Social-Emotional Learning/ Personal/Social Development
*Developing your Emotional Intelligence and support 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

Introduction to Resiliency & Trauma-Sensitivity

*Exploring the Resiliency-building factors in Schools and Communities
*Trauma-informed practices and de-escalation strategies
*Recognizing signs of trauma and child abuse & addressing Suicide Ideation
*Empowering parents to effectively discipline and support their children.

Transitioning Back to School: Education Post-Covid and Student Mindset

*School Wide Re-engagement Plan: Redesign Your Student Experience Post-COVID. Establish a Reunite, Reclaim and Restore Plan with key components of social emotional and academic learning that promotes well-being.
- Focusing on student well-being, student & family voice, professional learning, recovery and acceleration, diagnostic assessments and community partnerships.
*Assessing students’ Self Awareness and fostering Regulations Skills to reduce anxiety and stress.
*Developing and fostering Responsible Decision Making to cultivate positive actions and promote selfdetermination to improve academics, behavior, and character
*The Post Covid Student: Strategies to develop a Positive Mindset and Cultivate Connections in and out of the classroom.