ELI Professional Development Opportunities
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 $100 payable by check on the day of the workshop. (Morning coffee/tea provided, lunch on your own.)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 * CSA Headquarters, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 * CSA Headquarters, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 * CSA Headquarters, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Jazz as a Model for Leadership
Featuring a performance by Art Baron and Friends. The Center for Arts Education and Jazz at Lincoln Center will explore the collaborative leadership model of the jazz band, with particular focus on structure and dynamics. Participants will investigate the stagecraft and artistry of Louis Armstrong and other iconic jazz musicians, as well as their approaches to leadership, and how these can be applied to develop 21st century skills. The workshop will conclude with a performance by legendary trombonist and Duke Ellington alumnus Art Baron.
Friday, March 16, 2018* 3 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Project Olé: Sharing Stories and Making Connections through Hispanic Dance
Experience the pride, power, and spirit of flamenco dance and music through an interactive performance and hands-on workshop. Using a short story as inspiration for movement and self-expression, Flamenco Vivo’s teaching artists will guide participants through a lesson plan that emphasizes connections to social studies, ELA, and social emotional learning.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018* 4 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 12:30 – 4:00 PM
Contemporary Art as a Mirror for the Individual versus Society
This workshop will focus on connections between social studies, the legacy of colonialism, and the status of a refugee as reflected through contemporary art. Participants will not only take part in a gallery tour of the Danish Artist Danh Vo’s Take My Breath Away exhibition in the Guggenheim’s rotunda, but will also have the opportunity to delve into inquiry-based discussions and learn about the extensive research involved in Vo’s artistic process.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018* Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128 1:00 – 4:00 PM
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 CSA Headquarters
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.
March 1, 2018 8:30am Queens ELC
Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric– MPPR
The Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric supports a balanced and purposeful professional assessment system, and promotes the development of quality principal practice. These sessions will introduce participants to the MPPR – Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric; tools to be used by the Principals and tools to be used by the Superintendents.
Friday, March 9, 2018* 8:30am-2:30pm CSA Headquarters
Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
Monday, April 16, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
Emerging Innovative School Leadership 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 innovations.
Monday, March 12, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
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 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.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
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, May 9, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
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 CSA Headquarters
This workshop is designed to help School Leaders understand the nature and impact of cyberbullying. Participants will learn the different types of cyberbullying and legal issues regarding cyberbullying. Strategies will be developed and discussed for both preventing and dealing with cyberbullying as well understanding how to use the internet in a safe and responsible manner.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:30am Queens ELC
This workshop is designed to help School Leaders understand the nature and impact of school bullying. Strategies will be developed and discussed for both preventing bullying and dealing with bullying incidents.
Monday, March 5, 2018 8:30am Queens ELC
Essential School Handbooks
This workshop is intended for school leaders whose schools’ handbook are outdated and/or in need of revision, whether it be for staff, students or parents.
The workshop explores:
• The purposes of school handbooks
• Who should be involved in the creation and maintenance of school handbooks
• Specifics about the content of Staff, Student and Parent handbooks
• Making handbooks living documents
Case studies are used to underline the importance of handbooks
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
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 CSA Headquarters
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, 2018 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. The workshop will also 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
Supporting Supervisors Who Observe Teachers of ELLs including Students 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
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
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, March 20, 2018 8:30am Queens ELC
Monday, May 7, 2018 8:30am CSA Headquarters
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
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