ACEs and Assets in Rural Schools

December 3, 2019 - 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

As a result of this workshop, participants will better understand the nature of ACEs in rural communities and will use research-based strategies involving equity audits and asset mapping to develop plans for addressing ACEs in their community.

Supporting Struggling Readers in Grades K-2: Learning from Reading Recovery

January 7, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on strategies to assist students with developing their fluency on a variety of text types and improving their comprehension skills and strategies with increasingly more challenging texts. Learn hands-on activities you can implement right away with your students!

Reframing U.S History: The 1619 Project and the Civic Literacy Essay

January 10, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, teachers will examine the 1619 Project resources and use them as an exemplar of how to approach the teaching of US History through the framework of civic literacy. Participants will also become familiar with all three components of the exam and have an opportunity to discuss the implications for their instruction and assessment.

Supporting Struggling Readers in Grades 2-5

February 26, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Participants of this workshop will learn strategies, methods and activities to assist struggling students in the intermediate grades. Focus areas will include word learning, word solving, fluency and comprehension.

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Integrating Mental Health Supports in the Classroom

December 5, 2019 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Amy Molloy, Director of School Mental Health Resource & Training Center at the Mental Health Association of New York State, will share evidence based practices to support student mental health needs in the classroom. These strategies can help teachers build relationships with students and meet their needs without removing them from the classroom.

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Assistive Technology Roundtable

Be a part of an area wide professional learning community for professionals working to provide assistive technology devices and services for students with diverse learning needs and skills.

Athletic Directors Roundtable

Join us to communicate, collaborate and share your practice with other Athletic Directors in the Capital Region.

Building and Grounds Supervisors Meeting Series

Network with your peers at this monthly meeting

Collaborative Co-Teaching Best Practices

Facilitators Dr. Stephanie Conklin and Karissa Schupp will share the successful strategies, concepts and practices that have enabled them to develop a dynamic, collaborative co-teaching partnership at Colonie High School. Sessions topics will include student grouping, assessment design, effective planning, and integrating technology into the co-taught classroom.

Combatting Chronic Absenteeism Roundtable

Learn how to develop Individualized Attendance Plans (IAP) for chronically absent students, focusing on the barriers faced by those students. Participants will have the opportunity to share prevention and intervention strategies that are working in their respective school districts.

Enhancing School Success for Disadvantaged Students

Join CASDA for a monthly roundtable addressing equity issues related to school opportunities, dropout prevention, discipline, classroom management, and program alternatives.

Instructional Technology Roundtable

The Instructional Technology Roundtable is a professional learning community for educators interested in instructional technology to support teachers and students.

Roundtable for Speech and Language Teachers

This roundtable will provide speech and language educators with the opportunity to share, discuss and learn about issues of concern to them in the field, and include resources and guest speakers.

School Psychologist Roundtable

This area-wide professional learning community will assist school psychologists working to provide services and accommodations for students with diverse learning needs and skills. 

The Principal Collaborative

The Principal Collaborative, formerly the Principals' Guild, is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a joint forum.

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Save the Dates!

Annual Education Awards Dinner - March 25, 2020

Capital Area Scholars Recognition Dinner - May 13, 2020

Stay tuned for more information! 

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