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 *
Please note a minimum of 15 "confirmed" registrants is required for all Single Topic workshops to be presented.
Workshops with fewer than 15 confirmed registrants will be cancelled 5 days prior to the presentation.

Discovery Education’s Math Leadership Academy 
This workshop supports strategic long-term planning and classroom integration of mathematical practice. The course will also offer solutions for educator-identified needs related to the transition to more rigorous standards. A 5 hour certificate of attendance will be awarded. The workshop will be held at CSA Headquarters, 40 Rector Street, New York.

January 12, 2015 and March 3, 2015*              Workshops are from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm with a working lunch

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Early Childhood Education Workshops
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 10, 2015                 Bronx ELC
Tuesday, February 27, 2015             Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, March 6, 2015                    Queens ELC
Tuesday, May 26, 2015                    CSA Headquarters       

Common Core Aligned Curriculum in Prekindergarten
This workshop focuses on expanding the administrator’s knowledge and understanding of the components of a high quality prekindergarten curriculum. In addition, administrators take away strategies for supporting prekindergarten teachers in developing and delivering a high quality prekindergarten curriculum with a lens on the interdisciplinary unit of study as the vehicle for driving rigor, cognitive and social-emotional development.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015                 Staten Island ELC  (Room 118)
Thursday, February 26, 2015                      Queens ELC
Thursday, February 26, 2015                      Brooklyn ELC
Thursday, March 5, 2015                              Bronx ELC
Friday, March 13, 2015                                 Manhattan ELC

Strengthening the Connection between Emotional Development and Learning in the Pre-Kgn Classroom

This workshop examines best classroom practices leading to healthy emotional development for Pre-Kgn students with activities that highlight how school leaders develop a total school culture that prioritizes emotional health of its students, staff and community.

Friday, February 27, 2015                                  CSA Headquarters

The Executive Leadership Institute has partnered with The Center for Arts Education to offer several professional development presentations in the Arts! Each workshop takes place at a related location around the city. Certificates of participation will be emailed to attendees. Seats are very limited so please register asap if you are interested. Please Note: The specific arrival information/rooms are emailed in a confirmation from The Center for Arts Education a few days before the event.

Inclusion/Exclusion: The Chinese-American Experience*
This Workshop explores the centuries-long history between China and the United States through a hands-on literacy and visual art workshop by using an arts integrated approach linking visual arts, social studies and literacy.

February 5th, 2015*             New York Historical Society- 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 from 12-3:30 PM

From Page to Stage
This workshop engages participants in an interactive workshop format that will inspire you to examine connections between theater arts and literacy.

March 2nd, 2015*                 New Victory Theater- 209 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 from 2-5:30 PM

Book Arts at the Core of Curriculum and Cross Curricular Skills
This workshop takes a hands-on, integrated approach to book arts, literacy, history, geography and natural science, and participants explore with authentic materials and the use of primary sources, the means to provide students with a deeper and learning experience.

March 5th, 2015*                    Morgan Library- 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 from 12-4:00 PM

Music Across the Curriculum
This workshop highlights the experience of music making and offers a unique performance in the state-of-the-art new educational facility of Carnegie Hall as participants learn about the connections between music, math and links to other curricular content.

March 18th, 2015*                    Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 from 1-4:00 PM

Project Ballet
Learn about dance as literacy through hands-on activities using the resources of their Education Department. Participants will learn to engage students collaboratively by choreographing their own dances, touring the David H. Koch Theater and observing a NYCB rehearsal.

April 29th, 2015*                   New York City Ballet- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 from 1-4:00 PM

Nuts and Bolts for Supervisors of English Language Learner Students
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore, compare and contrast the effectiveness of ESL, Bilingual Self-Contained, Transitional Bilingual, Push-In and Pull-Out programs. School Leaders will have the opportunity to take a close look at compliance and instruction, staffing, strategic budgeting and scheduling.

Thursday, January 14, 2015 Staten Island ELC

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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Staten Island ELC

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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015            CSA Headquarters        from 9:00AM - 1:00PM

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.

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.

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

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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015                               CSA Headquarters
Wednesday, May 20, 2015                                       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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015                                     CSA Headquarters

Book Study: Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader's Guide
Join us for an English as a Second Language book study exploring a brand new publication Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader's Guide, co-authored by Andrea Honigsfeld which cannot be more timely in the light of the changes to CRPart 154. Our study will include practical strategies and tips for school leaders who support teachers of English Language Learners. By engaging in a collaborative inquiry as well as through collegial conversations with fellow school leaders you will gain ideas for June planning, assessment practices and coordinating collaborative teaching for ELLs. The Executive Leadership Institute will provide participants with the book. Participants need to commit to attend the book club for two sessions.  
Please Note: Seating is limited and will be granted to those committed to and registered for both sessions.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015                    Queens ELC

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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015                                        CSA Headquarters 

Supervision and Support for Co-Teaching Teams
This workshop provides supervisors of Co-Teaching Teams with tools to enhance and increase Kgn- 8th grade student achievement.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015                                 Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, February 3, 2015                                        Queens ELC

Leading Change: Developing High Performance Teams (2014-2015)
This workshop provides educators with strategies to assemble and sustain highly effective teams that will lead to school-wide improvement.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015                                  CSA Headquarters
Monday, March 16, 2015                                            Bronx ELC
Monday, March 30, 2015                                            Brooklyn ELC

Building Vocabulary Success For All Students (2014-2015)
This workshop provides educators with strategies that promote student acquisition of academic vocabulary leading to success and provides leadership strategies to support teachers in critical areas.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015                                       Queens ELC
Thursday, March 5, 2015                                             CSA Headquarters

Looking at Students Work
This workshop enables educators to develop strategies to effectively evaluate student work and to use the data/information culled from student work to collaboratively promote student/class/school-wide achievement aligned with Common Core Learning Standards.

Grades K-8 Monday, April 20. 2015                           Bronx ELC
Grades6-12 Monday, May 4, 2015                             Bronx ELC
GradesK-12 Wednesday, May 20, 2015                   Brooklyn ELC

Instructional Leadership Through the Lens of Diversity (2014-2015)
This workshop explores the 21st Century school which is composed of classrooms that reflect great student diversity. This change in school dynamics makes it necessary for school leaders and staff to expand their perspectives in learning and managing instructional best practices set to high teaching & learning expectations for the entire school community.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015                                          Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, May 19, 2015                                          Bronx ELC