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RTC Update
Grant funded trainings on Zoom

Manhattanville College EDPD Graduate Courses

Spring 2022

Teaching Core Skills: Listening and Speaking – EDPD 5012.01
Dates: Thur./Fri./Sat., Jan. 27, 28, 29, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, Mar. 24* (*Final Project/Reflections due online)
Times: Thur./Fri. 4:30-9:00pm, Sat. 7am-1pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Dr. Michael Gill

Using Tech to Engage Diverse Learners (Differentiating w/Technology) – EDPD 5018.01
Dates: Thur./Fri./Sat., Jan. 27, 28, 29, Feb. 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, Mar. 24* (*Final Project/Reflections due online)
Times: Thur./Fri. 4:30-9:00pm, Sat. 7am-1pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Ms. Christina Hennessy

Building Professional Learning Communities – EDPD 5031.01
Dates: Wed., Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Times: 4:30-9:30pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Dr. Michael Gill

Differentiated Instruction Meets Understanding by Design
Course number: EDPD 5016.01
Semester: Spring 2022
Dates: Mondays, Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 25, 2022
Times: 4:30-9:30pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Dr. Michael Gill

Teaching Strategies for Students Living in Poverty – EDPD 5037.01
Dates: Thur./Fri./Sat., Feb. 17, 18, 19, Mar. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, Apr. 21* (*Final Project/Reflections due online)
Times: Thur./Fri. 4:30-9:00pm, Sat. 7am-1pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Dr. Michael Gill

Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning – EDPD 5013.01
Dates: Thur./Fri./Sat., Feb. 17, 18, 19, Mar. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, Apr. 21* (*Final Project/Reflections due online)
Times: Thur./Fri. 4:30-9:00pm, Sat. 7am-1pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Ms. Christina Hennessy

Responding to Literature with Power
Course number: EDPD 5040
Semester: SPRING 2022
Dates: Mon./Tues., March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, April 4, 5, 25, 26, May 2, 3
Times: 4:30-7:30pm
Site: Synchronous Online
Instructor: Jessica Fox
Phone: 914-523-1525

Creating and Leading a “Flipped” Classroom – EDPD 5011.01
Dates: Thur./Fri./Sat., March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, April 1, 2, May 6* (*Final Project/Reflections due online)
Times: Thur./Fri. 4:30-9:00pm, Sat. 7am-1pm
Location: North Rockland High School
Instructor: Dr. Michael Gill

For information contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org

The official transcript will be available at the end of the college semester not the actual end of the course.
Graduate Credit Cost-$890* In-service Cost-$450*
*All prices subject to change without notice.
(845) 553-9517 fax: (845) 553-9297
mail: 65 Chapel St. Garnerville, NY 10923
office: 14 Liberty Square Mall, Rt. 9W
Stony Point, NY 10980

 

Registration link

https://www.rockteach.org/2640-2/

NYSED Updates – Testing Schedule, Next Gen ELA Learning Standards, and Proposed Changes to Teacher Certification

The information in this post has been shared by Dawn Graham, Teacher Center Program Coordinator, NYSED Office of Curriculum & Instruction

An updated 2021-22 Elementary- and Intermediate-level Testing Schedule has been posted on 12/16/21
This update includes two changes from the one previously posted; the Grades 4 and 8 Science Written Tests make-up dates have been updated to extend the window by two days and stand-alone field test dates have now been added.
Questions may be directed to Office of State Assessment, at 518-474-5902 or emscassessinfo@nysed.gov

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Next Generation ELA Learning Standards Implementation Resources Webinar Now Available
Implementation of the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards begins in Fall, 2022. To assist schools and districts in preparation for implementation, the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Curriculum and Instruction hosted a live, one-hour webinar to present and review existing materials and resources designed to support the standards transition. Resources discussed included the implementation timeline, the Next Generation Learning Standards website, standards crosswalks, professional development toolkits, parent resources, a curriculum alignment guide, and many others. A recording of the webinar is now available on NYSED’s website. Also included is a sharable PDF providing a slide-by-slide listing of all the resources covered in the webinar, including helpful descriptions, information, and link.
Please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at emscurric@nysed.gov if you have any questions.


STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROPOSES CHANGES TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS TO REDUCE BARRIERS TO CERTIFICATION WHILE MAINTAINING RIGOROUS STANDARDS

edTPA Requirement Would be Replaced with a Teacher Performance Assessment in New York State-Registered Teacher Preparation Programs

Public Comment will be Accepted Through February 28
The State Education Department proposes to modify teacher certification requirements to reduce barriers to certification while maintaining rigorous standards, Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today. The proposed changes would eliminate the requirement for teacher candidates to pass the edTPA and replace it with a teacher performance assessment during a candidate’s student teaching or similar clinical experience in a New York State-registered teacher preparation program.

“Every student deserves a great teacher. The Board is committed to re-examining certification requirements to develop a more expedient approach to bring great teachers into our classrooms,” Board of Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. said. “As schools and districts across the state face a shortage of qualified teachers, we must do everything in our power to enhance the state’s talent pipeline, including eliminating any financial barriers that may impede candidates from entering the teaching profession.”

“The Department is transforming our approach to provide a continuum of educator development and support for teachers starting with rigorous and relevant coursework and clinical experiences for teaching candidates,” Commissioner Rosa said. “By eliminating the edTPA requirement, we are allowing our teacher candidates to focus on developing the critically important skills necessary to successfully deliver classroom instruction. To grow and sustain a diverse and qualified teacher workforce, we must ensure we are bringing as many candidates as possible into the profession. The amendments proposed today lay a foundation to streamline the pathway to teaching.”

Building a Continuum of Educator Development and Support

The Department is committed to reshaping the teacher certification process by creating a continuum of educator development and support. This includes providing a supportive, responsive, and efficient certification process as well as mentoring, continuing education, and professional learning for teachers.

Under the proposed changes New York State-registered teacher preparation programs would be required to integrate a teacher performance assessment into a teacher candidate’s student teaching or similar clinical experience. Through this multi-measure assessment, candidates would demonstrate their content knowledge and skill in teaching to the State learning standards in the grade band and subject area of certificate sought as well as the pedagogical knowledge and skills identified in the New York State Teaching Standards, which align with the four principles of the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework.

Background Information
Since May 2014, teacher candidates have been required to pass the edTPA to obtain most teacher certificates in New York State. The edTPA is a national teacher performance assessment where candidates demonstrate their readiness to teach. For the edTPA, candidates must pay $300, plan for instruction and assessment, videotape themselves teaching and engaging students in learning, assess and analyze students’ learning, and reflect on their practice. The Department has offered edTPA “safety nets” for candidates since the inception of the edTPA requirement, allowing eligible candidates to take and pass a different assessment instead of the edTPA to meet certification requirements.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher preparation program faculty reported the edTPA safety nets have been helpful and recommended that the edTPA be eliminated as a requirement for certification. They indicated the edTPA often becomes the primary focus for candidates during the student teaching experience, which detracts from other potential learning experiences and responsibilities. In addition, it is difficult for candidates to manage the multiple tasks and related logistics of the assessment (e.g., video recording) and it represents a significant out-of-pocket expense. Thus, according to these educators, the edTPA serves as a barrier to certification during this period of significant teacher shortages.

Next Steps
Public comment on the proposal will be accepted through February 28, 2022 via oheregcomments@nysed.gov. It is anticipated the proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for adoption at the April 2022 meeting. If the Board adopts the proposal, New York State-registered teacher preparation programs would have until September 1, 2023 to integrate a teacher performance assessment into teacher candidates’ student teaching or similar clinical experience.

Rockland Teachers’ Center Update December 2021

Click here for the 2 page RTC Update
CTLE Trainings, Grant-funded unless noted, Synchronous
12/15 Autism Behavior Planning with Jawonio and PLC
1/10 Chaos to Calm: 5 Techniques
1/11 Gambling Today: The Unseen Problem
1/19  A Proactive and Positive Environment for Student Achievement – SRP
1/20 Y0uth Mental Health First Aid
1/20 Skills for Working with Guarded Children  – $45
1/26 Affirming Classrooms for LGBTQ+ Youth
3 hour Asynchronous Online, Grant funded
12/20-23 Building Bridges Through Student Storytelling
1/25-1/27 Create Comics for Use in the Classroom 
1/11-13 Using Screencastify
15 hour Online Course,  Grant funded
1/12-2/18 Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom  – Asynchronous
1/25-3/22 Book Study: Confronting Racism In Education – Zoom