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ELI Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops!



ELI is an Approved CTLE Sponsor.

Each session is 3 hours in length.

All sessions are from 8:30am-11:30am (unless otherwise indicated with an *)

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

This 6 hour workshop is open to all CSA members and meets the requirements of the harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification/licensing under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

The workshop addresses the patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalizing of students as well as other required topics. It delves into the strategies for addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in schools. The day incorporates whole group, small group and individual activities. Upon completion of the 6 hour workshop, participants meet the requirements of chapter 102 of the 2012 Law. Instructional material will be provided to all participants. The cost of the 6 hour workshop is $50.00 for CSA Members, the cost for Non CSA participants is $75 payable by check on the day of the workshop.  (morning coffee/tea provided, lunch on your own)

Saturday, April 29, 2017*                                CSA Headquarters 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Positive Conflict Resolution
Positive restorative disciplinary approaches create a safe school environment that fosters resilient student social/emotional behaviors, builds productive relationships among staff & students, and facilitates the school community as well as academic tenacity & achievement.

This workshop addresses the causes and responses to conflict, restorative practices to augment a school's disciplinary toolbox, and highlights the talking circle process as a strategy to improve student self-regulation & responsible citizenry.

Wednesday, March 22    CSA Headquarters
Tuesday, May 9            Brooklyn ELC
Friday, May 12             Queens ELC

Read an Image, Write a Text

In this workshop school leaders investigate the impact of visual arts explorations on language and literacy development. The workshop incorporates close readings of masterworks, through hands-on experiences and inquiry-based discussions that enhance speaking, writing, and listening skills. Participants leave with materials applicable to the classroom.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017*                          The Jewish Museum  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Project Ole: Exploring Hispanic Heritage Through Dance & Music

In this workshop school leaders experience the pride, power, and expression of flamenco dance and music through an interactive performance, demonstration, and hands-on workshop! Workshop facilitators emphasize connections to ELA, Math, History, and Social Studies, as well as demonstrate flamenco's resonance with students, including ELLs and students with disabilities.
Thursday, April 6, 2017*                         Flamenco Vivo   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Music in Times of Conflict

This workshop highlights how artists and composers respond to the events of their times, and never more so than in times of crisis and conflict. At the New York Philharmonic and school leaders discover how the Czech composer Leos Janacek forged a new musical language in his orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba as a response to World War I. A Philharmonic teaching artist leads this workshop that models how musical learning makes connections between social studies and literature. Participants hear Taras Bulba live in a dress rehearsal of the New York Philharmonic.

Thursday, May 25*                             David Geffen Hall   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Assessing English Language Learners

This workshop provides practical guidance for school leaders who are interested in digging deeper into improving the assessment of English Language Learners. Based on the latest research work of Margo Gottlieb, participants walk away with strategies for the instructional learning conditions they can create, with their teachers, for the academic success of ELLs.

Thursday, June 1                Queens ELC

Exploring Effective Digital Leadership - Part I

This workshops enables school leaders to understand their changing role today's digital world. The eight Pillars of Digital Leadership are a framework for change.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017                     I.S. 2

 
School Climate - Part 1 - Nuts & Bolts

This workshop provides school leaders with a menu of strategies to provide for a safe and secure school environment conducive to teaching and learning and creating a climate that significantly reduces the frequency and severity of behavioral issues. This workshop lays the foundation for parts 2 and 3. School leaders are encouraged to attend all 3 sessions.

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Bronx ELC

 


School Law Part 1: Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders

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 2, 2017                        CSA Headquarters

Wednesday, May 10, 2017                             CSA Headquarters



School Law Part 2: More Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders
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, March 15, 2017                          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 as well as dealing 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.

Thursday, April 6, 2017                                    CSA Headquarters

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 March 8, 2017 Bronx ELC

Looking at Student Work (K–8)

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

Wednesday April 5, 2017 Bronx ELC

Looking at Student Work (6–12)

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

Wednesday April 26, 2017 Bronx ELC

Moving Your Instructional Agenda Using Effective Communication

This workshop provides participants with the tools to examine their school vision for the upcoming school year and to develop a communication plan to move the work of the school forward.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 Bronx ELC

Positive Conflict Resolution
Positive restorative disciplinary approaches create a safe school environment that fosters resilient student social/emotional behaviors, builds productive relationships among staff & students, the school community, and facilitates academic tenacity & achievement.
This workshop addresses the causes and responses to conflict, restorative practices to augment a school's disciplinary toolbox, and highlights the talking circle process as a strategy to improve student self-regulation & responsible citizenry.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017                   CSA Headquarters


Promoting and Supporting Arts Integration in Schools

This workshop provides school leaders with the background and knowledge to begin (or continue) to integrate the arts into the culture of the entire school community. A range of topics and hands on activities provide a basis for an in depth look at the benefits of Arts Integration as well as school culture, student and family engagement, student achievement outcomes, programming and scheduling, arts integration as well as budget issues and interdisciplinary connections.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017                           CSA Headquarters

Strategic Planning for School Leaders, Part 2: Personal Strategic Planning
This workshop focuses on Institutional Planning vis-à-vis personal strategic planning and how the latter impacts positively or negatively on the former and on the culture of the school. Practical implications for leadership styles are explained and explored. This workshop is more meaningful for participants who have taken Strategic Planning For School Leaders Part 1.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017                    CSA Headquarters

Supporting Educators of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This workshop is designed to provide building leaders with a deeper understanding of autism. Building leaders will be provided with opportunities to assess the instructional programs and strategies that support autistic students’ academic goals within their school communities. In addition, building leaders will discuss, resources, budgets and services that effectively support the learning goals of autistic students, as well as the programs mentioned above.  


Tuesday, May 23, 2017                              Queens ELC

Supporting Effective Instructional Practices for School Leaders

This workshop presents the research based, foundational understandings needed by school leaders to advance their overall pedagogical knowledge and professional practice to ensure positive student performance. A practical and conversational approach enables workshop participants to advance their understanding of effective as well as reflective teaching practices.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017                           Queens ELC

Strategies for Success on the NYSESLAT
This workshop focuses on the strategies that assist supervisors in meeting the needs of their ELL students for success on the NYSESLAT. Focus areas include analyzing data to guide instruction, lesson planning, interventions, AIS and teacher/staff support.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017                        Bronx ELC
Tuesday, February 28, 2017                       Queens ELC

How A School Brand Communicates the Vision

In this workshop participants refine their school's vision.  Using this vision, they develop a unique brand for their school and develop an action plan to get the message out, including the use of social media.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017                          Queens ELC

Wednesday, April 26, 2017                         CSA Headquarters

 

Growth Mindset to Improve Student Achievement
This workshop provides an explanation of brain research on the Growth Mindset. Participants discover and understand the impact mindset has on student achievement.  School Leaders learn strategies to engage parents, students and staff in the implementation of a school-wide Growth Mindset Program.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017                   Brooklyn ELC 
Thursday, April 6, 2017                          Staten Island ELC

 

Uplifting School Leaders in the 21st Century
Good schools are inspired by great leaders. This workshop explores qualities, skills, and the practices of Pre-K to 12th grade supervisory leadership as well as ways to reduce school leader burnout and to create systems that support positive school climate, academic and social emotional success as well as highlighting effective 21st Century managerial abilities.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017                   Brooklyn ELC
Tuesday, April 4, 2017                            CSA Headquarters

Using Budget Allocation to Support School Vision and Goals
Participants in this workshop apply the principles for creating a viable budget and use the budget allocation to support a school's vision and goals. Unforeseen consequences of changes to the schools budget allocation are identified and addressed.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017                      Brooklyn ELC

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for ELL's
This workshop explores how school leaders can help support teachers to improve ELL's academic outcomes by using digital tools. Facilitators provide an overview of the current digital age learning experiences and trends. Using a step-by-step guide, school leaders explore how to implement technology-infused lessons that are specifically aligned with English learners' needs. This workshop also cultivates digital citizenship.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Queens ELC

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