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.

Early Childhood Education Workshops
Authentic Assessment in Prekindergarten
This workshop focuses on expanding the administrator’s knowledge and understanding of how authentic assessment is creatively woven into the fabric of the pre-kindergarten day. Administrators will come away with strategies for using the ongoing cycle of assessment to support teachers in planning authentic learning experiences that will deepen students’ current understandings and surface areas for growth and development.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015                   Brooklyn ELC
Thursday, May 21, 2015                  CSA Headquarters
Thursday, May 21, 2015                  Staten Island ELC
Friday, May 22, 2015                        Bronx ELC
Friday, May 22, 2015                        Queens 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, May 26, 2015                    CSA Headquarters       

Spring 2015 NYSESLAT Overview
This presentation provides an overview of changes in the administration and format of the New York State English as a Second Language Test (NYSESLAT) and offers suggestions on how to use NYSESLAT results to improve instruction.

Monday, April 27, 2015*                       CSA Headquarters       *from 11:00am to 1:00pm 

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.

Tuesday, May 12, 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 

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
Grades 6-12 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