Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

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

ELI Professional Development Opportunities
All Sessions are from 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Unless the date is followed by an asterisk *

Early Childhood Education Workshops

Leadership Supported Early Literacy
This workshop discusses and engages facilitators and school leaders in activities on how professional learning communities can guide Early Childhood teachers, students and parents in literacy learning. School leaders need a vision and their staff needs to support the instructional focus of the vision.  Literacy aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards in the early grades will only succeed in a school if the school leaders make it a priority.  School leaders explore how early readers begin the learning process and how leaders guide the way.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014           Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, September 30, 2014                Bronx ELC
Wednesday, October 1, 2014                  Staten Island ELC
Making Parental Involvement-Engagement a Part of School Culture
This workshop explores opportunities to provide quality parental engagement for early childhood programs. In order to support our students emotionally and as well as academically teachers and administrators must work together with the families as partners.   School leaders discuss the Five Pillars of Family Engagement, the Quality Review, and the Citywide Expectations as it applies to the home/school partnership.   This workshop includes activities to help leaders meet the goals for their students. 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014                      Brooklyn ELC
Wednesday, October 15, 2014               Bronx ELC
Wednesday, October 29, 2014               Staten Island ELC
Monday, November 3, 2014                   Queens ELC
Thinking Beyond the Writing
This workshop provides supervisors with strategies to support teachers to understand how to get children to become successful writers at such an early age. Many children come to pre-k wanting to write. Administrators learn how their teachers can use developmentally appropriate everyday activities to support children to grow as writers. School leaders engage in activities which they can utilize during the required 90 minute professional learning community.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014                Bronx ELC
Tuesday, January 6, 2015                    CSA Headquarters
Thursday, January 8, 2015                   Staten Island ELC
Tuesday, January 13, 2015                  Queens ELC
Thursday, January 15, 2015                 Brooklyn ELC
Strategic Use of ECERS-R to Raise Standard Expectations and Improve Student Learning
This workshop focuses on school leaders connecting and aligning the ECERS-R tool to the Early Childhood standards domains, Quality Review and CIE.  School leaders explore the subscales and items of ECERS-R and have the opportunity to practice scoring with a few subscales items.  As a result, school leaders see the value of using ECERS-R to assist them in implementing the seven subscales of ECERS-R to assess and measure the quality of their program.  As school leaders our goal is to assure that our schools have quality programs that improve student learning. This workshop leads to next steps to improve the environment of their early childhood program.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015                   Staten Island ELC
Tuesday, March 31, 2015                 Bronx ELC
Tuesday, April 28, 2015                    Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, May 19, 2015                    Queens ELC
Tuesday, May 26, 2015                    CSA Headquarters

School Leaders Toolkit
School leaders need a robust toolkit that provides guidance, interventions and access to information to help organize and manage today’s 21st century schoolhouse. Start off the school year by accessing these resources, introduced in this hands-on workshop that help you support the implementation of NYC and NYS instructional expectations to ensure that all students are on track for college and career readiness. A tablet or laptop computer is needed for the hands on portion of this workshop.

Thursday, October 9, 2014                    Brooklyn ELC

Engaging with EngageNY
This workshop enables participants the time to take a deeper dive into the resources available on the EngageNY website. During this session, we explore each of the sections so that you can become familiar with the supplemental resources available via EngageNY. Whether it’s the optional common core curriculum available, the professional development videos and PowerPoints and/or the parent information regarding common core and other parent/family resources, you will leave this workshop well prepared to use these supplemental resources throughout your school community. This is a hands-on workshop so a tablet or laptop computer is required.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014             CSA Headquarters
Thursday, October 16, 2014 *               Bronx ELC           *10:00am – 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014                 Queens ELC
Tuesday, October 28, 2014                   Brooklyn ELC

Advance/APPR: A Guide for School Leaders
This informational workshop on the APPR process provides updates for this coming school year and time to reflect on what has worked in your school and what is needed to support teacher development, leading to improved instructional practice and student learning outcomes. Strategies to foster an environment of continual growth for all students and educators as well as ways to celebrate and learn from your school’s experiences are discussed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014                    Brooklyn ELC
Thursday, November 6, 2014 *               Bronx ELC          *10:00am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014           CSA Headquarters
Thursday, November 20, 2014               Queens ELC

Quality Review 2014-2015: An Overview
This workshop offers all school leaders and supervisors an opportunity to learn the up-to-date 2014-2015 Quality Review process from start to finish. Hands on activities provide participants with the current knowledge and professional development skills needed to share the current information with their staff and school community.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   *             CSA Headquarters     *12:30 pm - 3:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014                          CSA Headquarters

Emergency Readiness
This workshop engages participants in learning opportunities to better understand the policies and procedures that are in place to manage emergencies in all NYC Public School Buildings. The primary focus of this session will be understanding the available resources for schools which include Building Response Teams, General Response Protocols, Command Post operations, and working with first responders. A tabletop exercise will be conducted to ensure appropriate application of the material reviewed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014                          CSA Headquarters
Wednesday, March 18, 2015                        CSA Headquarters

Accurate Incident and Disciplinary Response Reporting and Student Support
This workshop discusses and engages facilitators and school leaders on how to accurately report school related incidents, and the disciplinary responses available. Teacher Removals, Principals Suspensions and Superintendent’s Suspensions will each be discussed in detail, as well as the Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures and related Chancellor’s Regulations. An overview of what our Alternate learning Centers are and their educational setting for students who are serving a Superintendent’s Suspension will be given. Ways in which the ALCs cultivate positive behavioral programs, intervention measures, common core requirement, total Wellness and more, into the school day will be touched upon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014                           CSA Headquarters
Thursday, April 28, 2015                                   CSA Headquarters

Progressive Discipline
This workshop reviews the Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures (the Discipline Code) with a focus on fostering positive behavior through the use of Progressive Discipline. Understanding discipline as a “teachable moment” if fundamental to a positive approach to discipline. Participants will focus on ways to prevent a recurrence of negative behavior and help students learn from their mistakes. Discussion will include whole school approaches to promoting positive behaviors, targeted interventions and individualized supports for students.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014                            CSA Headquarters
Tuesday, May 12, 2015                                           CSA Headquarters

Moving Our Long Term English Language Learners Forward (2014-2015)
This workshop focuses on “Long Term ELLs” and explores the causes that have impeded ELLs from succeeding in school and examines rigorous high quality strategies to be implemented in the classroom to create successful learners. Sharing a variety of learning strategies to support ELLs will be implemented in hands-on group work.

Monday, October 27, 2014                                     CSA Headquarters

Documenting For The Personnel File
This hands on workshop addresses the processes and procedures for successfully documenting for the personnel file of school staff members. The presentation walks school leaders through all phases of an investigation into inappropriate and/or unprofessional behavior. The presentation deals with due process issues, the summons conference and how to write the disciplinary document. There is also a focus on the grievance process from the first step to arbitration. Workshop participants engage in scenarios to enhance their professional growth.

Thursday, October 16, 2014                                     CSA Headquarters
Wednesday, February 25, 2015                               CSA Headquarters
Wednesday, May 20, 2015                                       CSA Headquarters

The Growth Mindset: A Strategy for Student Improvement
In this workshop attendees will describe the “Mindset Philosophy”, understand the impact the Growth Mindset has on students’ performance and identify strategies for implementation with school staff.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014                                   CSA Headquarters

School Law Part 1: Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders (2014-2015)
This presentation introduces all school leaders to an exploration of the major topics of law as they relate to public schools and public education in a “nuts and bolts” format. School leaders examine the sources of the law and the scope of the law. Practical issues, problems and challenges faced by school-based leaders are discussed and analyzed through group activities and case studies.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014                        CSA Headquarters
Thursday, March 5, 2015                                     CSA Headquarters

School Law Part 2: More Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders [2014-2015]
This presentation is a follow up to School Law Part 1. The presentation continues to focus on the legal issues that school leaders face in a very litigious society. The conversations focus on both settled and unsettled law. Topics include sexual harassment, cyber bullying, social media concerns and the Internet. In addition, the presenters discuss the deposition process and the processes and procedures needed to be put into place in order to be in compliance with city, state and federal laws and regulations.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014                        CSA Headquarters
Thursday, April 30, 2015                                     CSA Headquarters 

LEGO Education Seminar
LEGO Education solutions offer open-ended, project-based programs from language arts to our renowned STEM platforms. Our curriculum is correlated to Common Core standards and is easily implemented into existing learning programs. As administrator, learn how Lego Education helps engage and motivate your students to succeed by making them college and career ready.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014                                  CSA Headquarters