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Executive Leadership Institute


ELI Professional Development Opportunities

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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 or money order on the day of the workshop.  (Morning coffee/tea provided, lunch on your own.)


Saturday, December 16, 2017   *                          Manhattan ELC, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, December 27, 2017  *                      Manhattan ELC, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018  *                         Manhattan ELC, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Trust Matters…Leadership for Successful Schools
This workshop provides educational leaders with a deeper understanding of the importance of how trust can lead to school improvement. Participants explore its characteristics and discuss ways school leaders can establish trust in their school community.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018                    8:30am                      Manhattan ELC

Supporting Supervisors Who Observe Teachers of ELLs including ELLs with Diverse Needs

This workshop gives supervisors and school leaders the tools necessary for observing teachers of ELLs and for providing important feedback to improve their teaching practices for the ELL student--including ELLs with diverse needs. The workshop reviews the Danielson, SIOP, and other ELL observational models to further provide supervisors observational feedback support.

Thursday, May 17, 2018                    8:30am             Bronx ELC

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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018                       8:30am             Manhattan ELC

School Law - Part I:  Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders

This workshop 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, February 14, 2018           8:30am               Manhattan ELC
Wednesday, May 9, 2018                    8:30am               Manhattan ELC

Privacy and the Schools: What School Leaders, Teachers & Students Need to Know
This workshop, “Privacy 101” is designed to explore the dangers inherent in modern technology, provide common sense cautions and raise awareness of applicable laws and regulations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2018                 8:30am               Manhattan ELC

School Law - Part II:  More Problems and Challenges Facing School Leaders
This workshop is a follow up to School Law - Part I. The presentation continues to focus on the role of the school administrator in addressing litigious issues that can have serious consequences. The conversations will be on such topics as sexual harassment, bullying and social media issues. In addition, the presenters will also focus on the legal issues surrounding the internet, how to testify at a deposition and the processes, policies and procedures every school leader needs to put into place in order to be in compliance with city, state and federal laws. School leaders will explore these major topics in a "nuts and bolts" format. As in School Law I, practical issues and problems and challenges faced by school-based leaders will be discussed and analyzed through group activities and case studies.

Thursday, March 8, 2018                      8:30am               Manhattan ELC

Effective Instructional Rounds and Inter-visitations
This workshop details a planning framework for observing classroom instruction and how to debrief. Ideally, every teacher should have an opportunity to visit their colleagues' classrooms during instructional rounds and/or inter-visitations. The benefits, aside from improving teaching and learning, include creating a more dynamic, collegial school culture that provides authentic professional learning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018                8:30am                  Manhattan ELC

Using the Arts, including Technology to Enhance Academic Success for ELLs
This workshop discusses the concept and instructional practice of Arts Integration as a tool to support ELLs academic success across the content areas. Participants discuss strategies which enable students to be motivated and engaged in their learning through meaningful and purposeful art explorations.

Thursday, February 15, 2018           8:30am                Manhattan ELC

* Creating a School Culture that Celebrates College Awareness & Establishes Deep Partnerships with Colleges

This workshop provides educational leaders with key strategies for building a college going atmosphere within the K-12 school environment using a partnership with a local college. While designed to address the specific needs and resources of a community school, many of the strategies discussed can work in any K-12 school. Participants will look at using a school’s physical environment to drive the message of college awareness as well as how to establish leadership programs in all 3 levels (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) that expose students to college life and build their “college self-esteem”. Participants will learn how a single small NYC college has impacted an entire at-risk neighborhood and changed the mindset of K-12 students in three different schools.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017          9:00am-3:00pm *                 Manhattan ELC

* Preparing for the PPO: Establishing a System for your Schools’ Instructional Program

Participants will learn how to create two documents to capture the schools instructional program and maintain a system for monitoring their progress toward achieving their leadership goals. These documents will prepare school leaders for the principal practice observation (PPO). This workshop is for principals and assistant principals only.

Thursday, December 28, 2017             9:00am-3:00pm *                  Manhattan ELC

Supporting Equity, Access and Excellence in Arts Instruction: Observations, Feedback and Formative Assessment
The Shubert Foundation in collaboration with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators and The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) are supporting the NYCDOE Arts Office in the Division of Teaching and Learning in providing a three-day Shuberts Arts Leadership Institute series and two half-day workshops to school administrators who are responsible for programming, supporting and evaluating teachers of the arts to advance quality arts instruction.

Friday, January 5, 2018 8:30am Manhattan ELC

Emotions Matter – An introduction to Social Emotional Intelligence
This workshop gives supervisors and school leaders tools and strategies to explore the indicators of emotions, and the impact of social emotional intelligence on the effectiveness of communication, teaching and learning, project success, time and stress management, personal growth and relationships. Participants will be encouraged to develop, implement and monitor plans to establish a SEI culture in their.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018              8:30am                Queens ELC

Moving Your School’s Instructional Agenda Forward
During this workshop School Leaders will take some time to hone their vision for the upcoming year, understand the importance of and form a consistent message, develop a strategic communication plan that will help them address various stakeholders and identify leverage points, and give them the opportunity to practice conversations and other modes of communicating their message. This will be broken down into 3 parts: setting direction for 2017-2018, developing a Strategic Communication Plan, and getting your message across.

Thursday, January 11, 2017              8:30am                  Bronx ELC

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.

Thursday, January 18, 2017                 8:30am                     Bronx ELC

Supporting Supervisors (Teachers and Paraprofessionals) of Students with Autism

This workshop highlights the development of efficient communication skills of teachers, paraprofessionals and service providers of students with ASD. Participants examine the challenges and opportunities associated with a range of co-teaching and additional patterns of service in schools. Procedures, models, resources and specific roles of the educator are shared during this workshop.

Thursday, February 1, 2018               8:30am                      Queens ELC

Building Vocabulary Success for All Students
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 of vocabulary development.

Tuesday, February 6, 2017                8:30am                       Bronx ELC

Emerging Innovative School Practices
This workshop explores school leadership practices that make a cosmic shift in approaches to teaching and learning, such as "social capital" and budgetary resources to support innovations, including genius hour, micro learning, the maker movement and design learning. School leader practices for teaching and learning in the 21st century require a cultural shift from the traditional classroom to fluid learning centers that endorse connecting with others, resilience, perseverance, learning from failure and support positive behavior platforms and technological innovation.

Monday, February 12, 2018              8:30am                       Brooklyn ELC – Clara Barton HS
Monday, March 12, 2018                   8:30am                       Manhattan ELC

Supporting Supervisors (Parents and Guardians) of Students with Autism

This workshop is designed to support supervisors in their efforts to engage families/ caregivers in assisting with their educational/social/emotional efforts with their students and highlights the workshop participants' understanding of the reciprocal nature of the parent-child interactions of students with Autism. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the home/school connection, early intervention and transition to adulthood.

Thursday, March 1, 2018               8:30am                      Queens ELC

Encouraging Students to Become Self Directed Learners
This workshop focuses on helping leaders gain a working knowledge of student autonomy. It explores the characteristics of student centered learning and student assessment. School leaders examine the difference between teacher centered and student centered learning. The workshop leads to next steps when observing student engagement and student assessment.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018                 8:30am                Brooklyn ELC - Clara Barton HS
Tuesday, March 20, 2018                   8:30am                Queens ELC
Monday, May 7, 2018                          8:30am                Manhattan ELC

Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment and Reflection for Supervisors of ELLs
Participants discuss the latest resources and video clips which supervisors can utilize as feedback resources as well as for professional development. Participants reflect on how to improve the present co-teaching models that are practiced in their schools.

Thursday, March 22, 2018                8:30am                Queens ELC
Wednesday, April 18, 2018               8:30am                Queens ELC

Emotions Matter – The Key to Success
This workshop supports school leaders in building skills and understandings of social and emotional learning. Participants discuss the five key RULER skills and ANCHOR skills which are the backbone of Emotional Intelligence. Administrators participate in activities to enhance their own development of Social Emotional Intelligence.

Friday, March 23, 2018                      8:30am                 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.

Thursday, April 12, 2017                   8:30am                Bronx ELC

Supporting Educators of Twice Exceptional Learners

This workshop explores learners who are intellectually gifted with special needs such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Asperger Syndrome etc. Their giftedness can mask their special needs or their special needs may hide their giftedness. This workshop raises school supervisors' awareness of these students and how to adapt instructional programs to accommodate them, as well as how to evaluate instructional strategies consistent with student learning styles and administrative arrangements that facilitate appropriate grouping of students.

Wednesday, April 19, 2018               8:30am                      Queens ELC

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.

Friday, April 20, 2018                      8:30am                 Queens ELC
Thursday, May 10, 2018                   8:30am                 Manhattan ELC

Emotions Matter – Practicing Social Emotional Intelligence
This workshop supports school leaders in implementing and practicing SEI skills. Participants explore what Social Emotional Intelligence looks like in a school, in classroom instruction and in school supervision and leadership. School leaders reflect on cognitive and emotional empathy competence and the value of empathetic listening in instructional leadership.

Friday, May 25, 2018                        8:30am                  Queens ELC

Emotions Matter – Implementing Social Emotional Intelligence in the School Setting
In this workshop school leaders explore the building blocks of resilience, the value of teams developing emotional intelligence, the impact of emotional literacy programs on student achievement and the costs of "emotional illiteracy". Participants will discuss the essentials for achieving “CHARTER” realization and ongoing development. As this workshop is presented in June, administrators can utilize it for June planning and/or the June 8th Chancellor's Day Conference for professional learning.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018                        8:30am                  Queens ELC