Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Assessment

GRADING SMARTER, NOT HARDER ONLINE BOOK STUDY WITH MYRON DUECK
Join  us for an asynchronous online professional discussion of Myron Dueck's Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn. Using the ASCD Study Guide as a springboard, participants will share reflections, ideas and resources to assist in i mplementation. Underwritten by GCRTC and SAANYS LIFT.
Location:  Online 
Dates/Times:  1/23/17 (Mon) - 3/27/17 (Mon), Asynchronous,
 self-paced within weekly modules 
Register:   goo.gl/C3nQmL
English Language Learners
COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO SUPPORTING
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Co-­teacher teams take part in research­ based strategies for developing and implementing a collaborative approach to teaching content to ELLs, in both sheltered and mainstream classes.
Location: Shaker Rd ES, South Colonie CSD
Dates/Times: 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, and 3/1 (Tues) , 4-7 pm
Registration: goo.gl/cFEuOg
Professional Strategies
EFFECTIVE AND REFLECTIVE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FACILITATOR
Participants will gather information from a variety of sources about a group of educators; use assessments to effectively plan for and positively impact the learning of the educators you collaborate with; and provide evidence of your collaboration with the community, and colleagues and of your contributions to the learning community to advance the group's professional learning and growth.
Location: GCRTC, 512 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY
Dates/Times: 1/25, 2/15, 3/29, 4/26, 5/10 (Wed), 4-6pm
Register:
goo.gl/mbuUEJ

PAINLESS DIFFERENTIATION: 
USING TECHNOLOGY TO ADDRESS DIVERSE STUDENT NEEDS
Location:  UAlbany Health Sciences Campus, A407
Date/Time:  1/24/17, (Tues) 9 am-3:30 pm
Fee: Cost: $109 per person for CASDA members, $218 per person for CASDA non-members
Technology
USI N I G GOOGLE CLASSROOM TO ACHIEVE
A PAPERLESS CLASSROOM
Over the three sessions, we will look at how Google Classroom can be 
used to create a student-driven, project-based, paperless classroom.
Location: South Colonie CSD t-driven, project-based, paperless classroom.  
Dates/Time: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 (Wed), 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Registration:  https://goo.gl/cQpsnH 
   
G SUITE ON THE IPAD
It may seem like Google and Apple are like oil and water, 
but when mixed together they can be a powerful tool.
Location: Schuylerville High School, Room 224
Dates/Times: 1/26, 2/2, 2/16 (Thurs), 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Registration:  https://goo.gl/cvYA0p
Mathematics
EXPLAIN EVERYTHING iPAD APP - 
CREATION & PRESENTATION OF MATH LESSONS
Learn the mechanics of the iPad app "Explain Everything" and begin to create activit
ies and/or lessons to build a classroom library of resources to use and share with your colleagues. 
Location:  Fonda-Fultonville Middle School / HFM BOCES
Dates/Time:  1/5, 1/12, 1/17, 1/19, 5 -7 pm
Registration:  https://goo.gl/FaZCDv 

NEATEC LEARNING MODULES- THIN FILMS AND NANO SAND
Participants learn the application of Thin Films in the world of nanotechnology and the everyday objects it is used for.  Activities include a comparative analysis of the properties of regular play sand and hydrophobic Nano sand.
Location:  SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Dates/Times:  1/31 (Tues), 4 - 7PM
Regisration:  https://goo.gl/lJZ9pq
 
BASIC PRINCIPLES IN BUSINESS MODEL DEVELOPMENT:
A TEACHER'S WORKSHOP
Understand how to teach students about lean innovation and entrepreneurship and incorporate these concepts into high school curricula.
Date/ Time: January 25, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm  
Location: Lally School of Management, RPI
Fee: $30.00, including a light breakfast and lunch -  
Fee will increase to $40.00 on January 2nd.

Payment must be made through RPI's registration link.
RPI Registration (for payment):  http://goo.gl/EBnL28
GCRTC Registration (for CTLE hours) : goo.gl/uqQusu
Contact: Kelly Reardon-Sleicher at 518-276-2650 or  scte@rpi.edu
Student Engagement

THE POWER OF PLAY: IGNITING DEEP AND JOYFUL LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY  AND SUPPORTING A CHILD'S GROWTH MINDSET (GRADES K - 2)
Learn how to set up constructive play centers and experiences that create: empathy, collaboration, negotiation, and a growth mindset in children.
Location: NYSUT Headquarters, Latham 
Dates/Times
: 1/ 12, 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 3/23 (Thurs), 4-7pm   
Registration: goo.gl/VQQF9o

POVERTY SIMULATION
Location: UAlbany Health Sciences Campus, Massry Conference Center
Date/Time: 1/31, (Tues) 9:00 am-12 pm
Fee: $25 (Sponsored in part by the Capital District Counseling Association)
Register: www.casdany.org
National Board Certification
EXAMINING INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE
This coursework was crafted by teachers for teachers to explore the foundations of National Board Certification and is aligned to the Common Core and the APPR process.
Location: Iroquois MS Media Center 2495 Rosendale Road Niskayuna
Date/Time: 1/11, 2/8, 3/15, 4/12 (Wed), 3:30-5pm
Registration:  https://goo.gl/nFwHBj
DASA Certification 
DASA Certification Training
All sessions are located at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD. One session available in January. 
Location:  O'Rourke MS, Lakehill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY
Fee:
 $70.
 
Payment information on MyLearningPlan registration page.
Date/Times: 1/21, (Sat) 8:30 am - 3 pm
Registration:  goo.gl/3u01jI
Science

VIA AQUARIUM OPEN HOUSE
Our Teac her Open House will include a 60 minute orientation program that will provide details about the Via  Aquarium's animal collection and program offerings.
Location: Via Aquarium
Dates/Times: 
Jan 21 (Sat), 10:30am Registration: https://goo.gl/wE5fsq
Jan 25 (Wed), 4pm
Registration:   https://goo.gl/qEqrNg  

Social Studies
THE JAMES MADISON LEGACY PROJECT
 This project, sponsored by  The Law, Youth & Citizenship Program of the NYS Bar Association, focuses on  a study of the US Constitution by using a textbook called We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution. It provides  20 PD hours, a $1,000.00 stipend for teachers and a class set of books . Participants will attend  the We the People New York State Finals at the Albany Marriott, 2/11/17.  In addition, 4  ½ days of programming from 6/26-6/30 in Albany are required.  To qualify for the James Madison Legacy Project, please ensure that you meet the requirements of serving any of the following high needs students including:Title 1, Students at risk of dropping out, Students with Disabilities, ESL Students, Rural Students, Incarcerated Students. 
Deadline to commit to indicate interest and commit to all dates:  January 9, 2017. For more info visit:  Center for Civic Education website 
Contact: mnoordsy@nysba.org . Interested applicants, please email  your full name, email address, and telephone number stating that you are interested .

DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY FRAMEWORKS 
Location: Online
Date/Time: 1/25, 
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fee: $99 per site (can include as many faculty and staff as desired)
Register: www.casdany.org 
Teacher Leadership
NY S  TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Be a n Ambassador for Teachers
The 2018 application is available at:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/toty/home.html
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2017
 

NEW YORK STATE MASTER TEACHER PROGRAM 
The deadline to submit an online application for the 
NYS Master Teacher Program is March 25, 2017. 
We are currently  accepting applications for all regions.
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