October 3-4, 2018 at Capital Region BOCES
This NEW Statewide Framework Group will focus on Early Learning Standards.
The first session will focus on developing a common language around the terms Early Learning Standards and Early Learners. The session will also focus on supporting the development of a common theoretical mindset around the relationships between standards and the Instructional Cycle, including Developmentally Appropriate Practice, attributes of quality curriculum, and the critical attributes of a quality learning experience.
March 19-20, 2019 at the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY.
July 26-27, 2018
I. Visible Learning for Mathematics: What works best to optimize student learning (Hattie, J., Fisher, D., & Frey, N. 2017). (Allison Peet)
a. Intended Outcome: Identify instructional strategies that will best support students’ surface, deep, and transfer learning, while considering where students are in the learning process.
· What is visible learning?
· How do learning intentions and success criteria provide clarity to students?
· What are surface, deep, and transfer learning; and where do they live in instruction?
b. Develop and connect instructional strategies for surface, deep, and transfer learning as they
II. “I Can” Statements and Unpacking Documents
a. Intended Outcome: Consider how to support teacher understanding of the NYS NGLS-M through an “unpacking” process. How can we apply what we now know about surface, deep, and transfer learning?
September 11-12, 2018
“A professional learning community is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recursive cycles of collective inquiry and action research in order to achieve better results for the students they serve.” - Rick DuFour and Douglas Reeves
- Identify PLCs that will continue throughout the year to develop resources to share with their colleagues based on their professional learning afforded to them over the past two years of this initiative.
- Tasks to Demonstrate Progression of a Mathematical Concept Across Grade Levels
- Support for Administrators Using Digital Tools
- Video Curation/Book Studies
- How to Deliver Effective Professional Development – Adult Learning
- Coaching – How to Keep the Momentum in the Classroom?
- Formative Assessment
January 3-4, 2019
“The success of the PLC concept depends not on the merits of the concept itself, but on the most important element in the improvement of any school—the commitment and persistence of the educators within it.” —Richard DuFour
- Determine if we are exemplifying the six essential characteristics of a PLC.
- Shared mission, vision, values, goals
- Collaborative teams focused on learning
- Collective inquiry
- Action orientation and experimentation
- Commitment to Continuous improvement
- Results orientation
- Work in our PLCs and continue to build upon the work from and between our September session.
May 16-17, 2019
DAY 1: Visit Tech Valley High – Learn about Tech Valley High School, a four-year regional public high school that is built on the principles of project-based learning and collaboration. See students engaged in hands-on projects based in authentic applications of New York State Learning Standards.
Tour SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany Nanotech Complex, the premier global resource for training in nanoscience to enable a new, ultra-qualified workforce capable of driving innovations in nanotechnology and focuses on teaching the principles, practices, and research paradigms of nanoscience. Participants will make connections to the NYSNGMLS and the interdisciplinary careers possible utilizing nanoscale science and engineering.
DAY 2: Each PLC will showcase their work and participants will engage in the last book study of the year, Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had.
TEACHER LEADER EFFECTIVENESS
September 27 - 28, 2018: James Stronge
Day 1- “World Class Schools – World Class Principals”:
- Changing demands of the world
- Defining qualities of world class schools
- Research based qualities of world class principals
- Why leadership matters concerning student achievement
- Principal evaluation systems
- Documenting the work of principals
- Evaluating a principal effectiveness
- Keeping the our most effective principals
November 29 - 30, 2018: Follow Up Principal Evaluation (BOCES best practices)
Day 1: November 29, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30
- Welcome and updates
- SED- APPR: Alex Trikalinos
- Principal Evaluation: Engaging in a Feedback Cycle Aligned to Leadership Standards
- Unpacking the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)
March 21 - 22, 2019: Stakeholders and Leadership
Breakout Sessions: PSEL, Feedback, Using Video of Practice, The Reflective Leader, Calibration, Principal Eval-Peer Review, and Coaching Leaders
- September 20 - 21, 2018
- January 16-17, 2019: NYS Archives
Our agenda will include an introduction to the Cultural Education Center, the NYS Museum, the NYS Archives, and the NYS Library. We will also hear updates directly from our NYSED Social Studies colleagues. Finally, we will reconvene our work groups.
The street address for our meeting is 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230. There is no street number visible on the building, so look for the wide building with a flat roof that is on the south end of the Empire State Plaza. The Capitol building is on the opposite end of the plaza. We recommend car pooling when possible. There are lots on either side of the building (Cathedral and Madison). There is also a V-LOT (visitor lot) under the Empire State Plaza.
- May 22 - 23, 2019
- September 13 - 14, 2018
We know that developing or prioritizing curriculum is a critical next step for the implementation of the standards. How can we develop our expertise to support this work?
- What IS CURRICULUM? (Define standards, curriculum, instruction, assessment)
- What are the characteristics of a high quality curriculum?
- What is the role of assessment in curriculum?
- What are strategies for facilitating curriculum development?
- What is our role in helping districts/schools to prioritize curriculum?
- What are strategies for prioritizing curriculum?
- What are common pitfalls when assisting districts in prioritizing curriculum?
- How is curriculum prioritization enhanced by defining “learning intentions” and “success criteria”?
- November 7 - 8, 2018
- March 7 - 8, 2019
Implementing the NYSSLS and DCI
October 10-11, 2018 at Capital Region BOCES
Ted Willard is a Program Director for NSTA. In that role, he oversees the COMPASS Project which is an effort to support teachers in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Prior to joining NSTA this winter, Ted spent 12 years at Project 2061. There he was responsible for the development of the growth-of-understanding maps published in Atlas of Science Literacy, Volume 2. The maps in Atlas portray the relationships between specific learning goals and show how students’ understanding of key science ideas and skills might develop from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Introduction to Assessment Practices in the Science Classroom
February 6-7, 2019 at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Professor Penuel is Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Penuel’s current research focuses on teacher learning and organizational processes that shape the implementation of educational policies, school curricula, and after school programs. He examines learning and development from sociocultural, social capital, and complex social systems perspectives. In one project funded by the National Science Foundation, he is developing and testing models of teacher professional development related to the Next Generation Science Standards. This session will focus on helping participants gain a better understanding of the different types of assessment used in science classrooms and connecting to practice.
Using Assessments with NYSSLS
May 22-23, 2019 at Capital Region BOCES
This session will focus on helping participants understand how to assess NYSSLS and how to use the EQuiP Rubric. The group will review different state models and work will be coordinated with NYSED science colleagues.
Train the Trainer
This workshop will Raise Awareness and Build Capacity to implement the new New York State Standards in the Arts. Participants will unpack the Standards in the morning and then analyze and apply the Standards to the specific disciplines of in the afternoon session. Each S/CDN entity may send two certified Arts participants per Arts discipline.
Orange-Ulster BOCES: July 24 - 26, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30
Location: Arden Hill Goshen, NY - MAF Cafeteria - Enter at ISS Main Ent
- Media Arts and Visual Arts, July 24, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10304&I=2809820
- Music, July 25, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10304&I=2810156
- Dance and Theater, July 26, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10304&I=2810166
- Media Arts and Visual Arts, July 31, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=2811585
- Music, August 1, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=2811587
- Dance and Theater, August 2, 2018 - https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=2811589