Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

local 1: american federation of school administrators, afl-cio

ELI Professional Development Opportunities

All workshops are scheduled from 8:30am to 11:30am unless otherwise noted with an asterisk*

Save the Dates for ELI’s Summer PD
  • July 7-10, 2014 - School-Based Intermediate Supervisors Institute (SBISI), open to new and recently assigned APs.
  • July 14-17, 2014 - Instructional Leadership Institute open to ALL CSA members.
  • July 21-24, 2014 - Leadership Summit open to ALL CSA members.

Documenting Disciplinary Letters for File
This hands-on workshop will address the new teacher effectiveness rating procedures and the processes for documenting for the personnel file. The presentation will walk school leaders through all phases of investigation, ensuring staff member’s due process rights, the summons conference and the writing of the file letter. There will also be a focus on the observation process and it's role in documenting ineffective teaching. Workshop participants will engage in scenarios to enhance their professional growth.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014                                      CSA Headquarters

Early Childhood Workshop – Topic: Strategies for Early Childhood English Language Learners and Parental Involvement Strategies for All

Our morning session engages participants in successful strategies for  working with early childhood English Language Learners in centers/schools. Participants learn by examining best practices and reviewing resources
Our Professional Development continues with a workshop offering the opportunity to explore high quality, successful Parental Involvement Strategies through activities that demonstrate how to integrate instructional practices in your centers/schools to parents and caregivers.

Friday, May 2, 2014                                        CSA Headquarters (*8:30am to 3:30pm)

Creating an Arts Rich School: Write a Grant and Make it Happen!
This is a hands-on workshop designed for school leaders will guide participants step-by-step through a grant writing and fundraising process.  Attendees will leave with basic knowledge of researching and cultivating potential funders as well as the keys to effective proposal writing. All in attendance will receive a model proposal template, guidelines for building relationships with donors, a list of fundraising resources and other relevant materials.  -Please select one or two projects that require external funding and bring with you a brief description of each identified need.  Principals may bring with them a team of their staff selected to work on a proposal.  (Refreshments will be available)
Tuesday, May 13th  , 2014 (*1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
The Center for Arts Education
520 Eight Avenue 36th and 37th Street, 9th Floor, North Tower
New York, NY 100018 

Dancing with Ailey: Exploring Links to Literacy
This workshop examines dance as text, as it relates to the Common Core Standards. Using Alvin Ailey’s signature work, Revelations and the organization’s innovative curriculum, Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach, participants will explore the question: “How do you tell the story of a life experience through writing and then make it move-transforming words into choreography?”  The presentation will include hands-on activities as well as a brief performance.  Participants will leave with resource materials that support classroom instruction.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 (*1:00 – 4:00 PM)
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. 
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Supervision of Integrated Co-Teaching Teams
This workshop provides participants with the knowledge to supervise the co-teaching classroom.  Participants explore co-teaching models and strategies for enhanced student performance outcomes.
Thursday, May 15, 2014                                             Staten Island ELC

Dreamhouse: Music and the Common Core

In his magnum opus Dreamhouse, American composer Steven Mackey combines orchestra with vocals, electric guitars, and spoken word to explore the American dream of inclusivity.  Can a work such as this serve as “text” for close reading as described in the Common Core?  A workshop lead by a senior New York Philharmonic teaching artist will show how the study of and experience of works of art can complement and extend the Common Core-based learning in ELA, while fulfilling the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the arts. Participants will then attend the NY Philharmonic rehearsal of Dreamhouse with guest artists, and discuss the experience with a Philharmonic musician over lunch. (Arrival details will be sent with registration confirmation.) 
Friday, May 30th , 2014 (*9:00 AM-2:00 PM)
The Center for Arts Education
520 Eight Avenue 36th and 37th Street, 9th Floor, North Tower
New York, NY 100018

Visual Imagery and Mathematics, Coming Full Circle
This workshop will explore cross curricular connections between math, visual arts and social studies by looking at primary sources at the Rubin Museum of Art, through a gallery walk followed by a hands-on project in the museum’s educational studios.  The workshop will look at mandalas, both as a symbol and a design that translates three dimensional space to a two dimensional surface.  The workshop will show how an art project can support learning in other content areas and connect to aspects of the Common Core.  The afternoon will also include an introduction to the new proposed National Core Arts Standards.  Refreshments will be provided. 
Wednesday, June 4th (*1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Teacher Evaluation Made Easy
This workshop session shows administrators how to move teachers to effective and highly effective on the Danielson framework HEDI Scale, in one or more of the competencies.  This will be done through creating low inference notes, learning how to align notes to the Danielson Rubric and give direct instructional support to teachers using evidence-based written feedback.  
Thursday, June 5, 2014                                   CSA Headquarters   (*8:30am  to 3:30pm)