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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, October 28, 2017      *                          CSA Headquarters, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017   *                          CSA Headquarters, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017   *                          CSA Headquarters, 8:30am - 3:30pm

How to Work Less, Produce More and Still Get the Work Done in a Sensible School Week
The Breakthrough Coach provides you with a proven structure to:
Spend 2 full days each week observing classrooms
Work more efficiently
Empower and coach your staff
Achieve work/life balance
Raise student achievement...all in a sensible work week.

Audience: School Teams
$575 - Team of 2 - Administrator and Secretary
$950 - Team of 3 - Principal, Assistant Principal and Secretary

Payment made in FAMIS
Vendor: Executive Leadership Institute
Vendor ID: 300075905

Tuesday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017      8:00am - 4:00pm

A Collaborative Approach to Co-Teaching ELLs

Andrea Honigsfeld talks about Part 154 and its effects on a school wide plan for closing the achievement gap for ELLs. Through interactive activities, participants explore the different classroom instructional co-teaching models and learn how school leaders/supervisors can meet the mandates while learning how ELLs learn best.

Thursday, September 28, 2017            8:30am                 Queens ELC

Observation Through the Lens of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Tool

This workshop provides leaders/supervisors of Early Childhood programs with a clear understanding of the CLASS observation and evaluation tool to better support Early Childhood teachers. Participants also explore the CLASS Domains and Dimensions and align them to the Danielson Framework. Through observation scenarios activities, participants evaluate the effectiveness of classroom interactions that promote children's cognitive and emotional development. A culminating video clip class lesson observation engages participants in giving quality feedback to teachers to maximize students' interest, engagement, and ability to learn from lessons and activities.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017                8:30am             Manhattan 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.

Tuesday, September 28, 2017                  8:30am             Manhattan ELC
Wednesday, December 13, 2017              8:30am            Manhattan ELC
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, October 18, 2017             8:30am              Manhattan ELC
Wednesday, February 14, 2018           8:30am               Manhattan ELC
Wednesday, May 9, 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, November 9, 2017               8:30am               Manhattan ELC
Thursday, March 8, 2018                      8:30am               Manhattan ELC

Cultural Competencies
This workshop takes participants through a series of activities that challenge participants' understanding of eight categories of oppression, including: racism, classism, religious oppression, heterosexism, transgender oppression, ableism and ageism.

The workshop is geared to raise the awareness of the cultural competencies of school leaders to ensure they create an environment in which staff and students treat each other as individuals who respect each other.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017                 8:30am               Queens ELC

Using Observation Tools to Enhance Academic Success for ELLs
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. The workshop reviews the Danielson, SIOP, and other ELL observational models to further provide supervisors observational feedback support.

Monday, October 30, 2017                  8:30am                Queens ELC
Wednesday, November 1, 2017           8:30am                Manhattan ELC

Supporting Educators of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

Friday, November 17, 2017                 8:30am              Queens ELC

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for ELLs
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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017      8:30am             Queens ELC
Tuesday, December 5, 2017          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, December 14, 2017         8:30am                Queens ELC
Thursday, February 15, 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

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.      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.

Wednesday, April 26, 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                 Queens ELC
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