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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 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
Wednesday, December 27, 2017  *                      CSA Headquarters, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018  *                         CSA Headquarters, 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, October 24, 2017                      8:30am                      Brooklyn ELC - Clara Barton HS
Thursday, December 7, 2017                   8:30am                      Queens ELC
Tuesday, February 27, 2018                     8:30am                      Manhattan ELC

Bring Dance Education into Your School

Join ELI as we present an exciting and informative performance-based workshop on creating a dance program for your school.

View the New York Emmy Award nominated documentary “PS Dance!” showcasing five New York City Public Schools. There will also be live dance performances by “Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos” and by students from The Washington Heights Academy, P.S. 366 in Manhattan.

This will be followed by a presentation by NYC DOE staff who will discuss how to implement a dance program in your school.

Join us as we explore dance education in the schools!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017      8:30am       The Silberman School of Social Work - Hunter College
                                                                            2180 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10035
                                                                            (Between East 118th and East 119th Streets)

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.

Monday, October 30, 2017              8:30am             Queens ELC
Wednesday, November 1, 2017       8:30am             Manhattan ELC
Tuesday, November 14, 2017           8:30am             Queens ELC
Thursday, May 17, 2018                    8:30am             Bronx 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.

Friday, November 3, 2017               8:30am              Queens ELC

A Collaborative Approach to Co-Teaching the ELLs – Part 2
This workshop is designed to provide school leaders, with key strategies needed to support English Language Learners through an integrated collaborative service delivery model. Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld discusses the key paradigm shifts which are supported by the collaborative integrated approach. Activities will include whole and small group discussions, video case study analysis, and text-based explorations.

Monday, November 6, 2017             8:30am               Queens ELC

CREATING A SAFE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: Teaching Kids About Privacy and Cybersecurity
How can you really teach youngsters to avoid sexting and cyberstalking in your school? What steps can students take to protect their online reputations and guard against cyberbullying and account hijacking? Is online privacy an oxymoron? Are your school's online activities being tracked and monitored right now as you read this Fordham Law School's Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) leads a 3-hour workshop designed to teach you how to promote a culture and climate of cyber safety and respect in your school. Topics include managing an online reputation, dealing with social media, recourse for victims of cyberbullying, and understanding technologies that affect your privacy, such as facial recognition and location tracking. CLIP introduces you to their free, complete privacy educator's curriculum so that you can offer these essential lessons in your school and teach your students how to protect their privacy and online reputations.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017             8:30am     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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017            8:30am             Bronx ELC

* BrandEd Leadership: Become the Storyteller-in-Chief of Your Own Unique Brand
This workshop explores the communication demands that today's school leaders face. In this newly competitive environment, leaders gain an understanding of the power of building and communicating a unique education brand. Learn foundational tools that create a strategic storytelling skillset of your own leadership brand as you inspire your community to build their brand. New image, promise, and result can create your school’s unique brand value.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017           8:30am-3:30pm            Manhattan ELC

Looking at Student Work K-8
This workshop enables school leaders/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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017                8:30am                Bronx ELC

Looking at Student Work 6-12
This workshop enables school leaders/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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017               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, 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

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

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.

Friday, November 3, 2017                   8:30am                  Queens ELC
Monday, November 13, 2017               8:30am                  Brooklyn ELC - Clara Barton HS
Wednesday, March 14, 2018                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

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

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

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
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