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1. Leadership Instructional Coaching Cohort

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Participants in the Leadership Instructional Coaching Cohort with Rebecca Shea on October 6th, November 3rd, and/or December 1st.

Dates: 10/6/2021 to 12/1/2021

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This activity is specifically created for the sole use of crediting the participants in the Leadership Instructional Coaching Cohort with Rebecca Shea on October 6th, November 3rd, and/or December 1st.

2. Leadership Network

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders in religious and independent schools in New York State.

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 12/15/2021

Leading schools today have proved to be exceptionally challenging. Having time to network with other leaders who are working through similar challenges can serve as a critical support system. This Leadership Network is designed to provide a discussion-based space for school and district leaders to come together to share what is working for them, what they have learned along the way, and problem-solve with peers. Leaders are encouraged to bring their problems of practice pertaining to the topic of discussion to identify, prioritize and consider solutions. A protocol format will be used for action-oriented conversation. Once registered, leaders will receive a Google Form to submit their top discussion priorities. Click on the blue MORE INFO button for access to the flyer.

3. Best Practices in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Massena CSD General Education and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/12/2021

This is a professional learning opportunity on embedding vocabulary instruction into primarily Tier 1 instruction. Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction, understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction and be able to identify key strategies, and how to incorporate within the school day.

4. Function-Based Thinking

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for Massena CSD: Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, and Support Staff.

Dates: 11/12/2021

This training package is intended to ensure that participants will be able to 1) Describe challenging behaviors; 2) Understand the behavior pathway and use it to determine the function of behaviors; and 3) Understand and engage with the function-based thinking process to prevent or extinguish unwanted behaviors.
This session will provide an opportunity to explore ways teachers can collaborate for student learning across grade levels. Participants will learn strategies for organizing effective collaborative relationships to ensure professional learning that is energizing, empowering, and focused on the needs of students within their own districts. We will hear from an administrator about ways to support teacher collaboration across different school campuses throughout the year.

6. NYSAA Targeted Skills Group Session 3 - For Year 1 Districts

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Invited Districts

Dates: 12/14/2021

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Districts that report having over 2% of their students with disabilities participating in the NYSAA are required to participate in this Targeted Skills Group (TSG). A TSG is an intentionally formed group of stakeholders from multiple districts focused on improvement in a specific, data-identified area. TSGs begin with foundational training to ensure common understanding of the target area. This is followed by root cause analysis of the district's data and planning for any needed change in practices, additional PD, or technical assistance.

7. Specially Designed Instruction: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This course is intended for caregivers and family members of students with disabilities and would be particularly beneficial for all parents/caregivers of students with IEPs.

Dates: 12/15/2021

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This foundational level training is intended to develop participants' basic understanding of specially designed instruction in order to increase knowledge of parents and other family members as engaged meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child.

8. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/21/2021

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

9. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Families of children transitioning to Kindergarten

Dates: 1/6/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

10. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All school staff, including teachers, administrators, service providers, support staff, etc.

Dates: 1/6/2022

Family engagement has a positive impact on children's learning and skill development. Educators do not always come from the same cultural background as their students/families and this can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstanding. This training will introduce concepts of communication and culture that may impact interaction with families and will explore strategies for effective collaboration to support student success.

11. Best Practices in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Salmon River Central School District general education and special education teachers

Dates: 1/12/2022

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This professional learning opportunity on embedding vocabulary instruction into primarily Tier 1 instruction. Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction, understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction and be able to identify key strategies, and how to incorporate within the school day.

12. Creating the IEP - (2 Zoom sessions of 3 hrs each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for developing or reviewing IEPs

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 1/27/2022

During this 2-session training, participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Registrants must attend both sessions to earn CTLE credit.

13. Educational Benefit IEP Reflection: Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education (CSE)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Massena CSD: Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, Special Education Administrators

Dates: 1/14/2022 to 1/28/2022

The Educational Benefit IEP Reflection: Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education (CSE) professional development training package is intended to build awareness that student growth should be reflected across multiple years of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Furthermore, it is intended to guide participants to the realization that throughout the IEP there should be indicators of how the student learns, what their needs are, and the specialized instruction that their disability requires.

14. Early Intervention to Preschool Transition for Professionals/CPSE Chairpersons

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons reporting on SPP Indicator 12

Dates: 1/19/2022

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This presentation will guide CPSE Chairpersons through the process of transitioning children from the Early Intervention Program to the Committee on Preschool Special Education. Participants will examine the differences between Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services and the responsibilities of the CPSE Chair in the transition process

15. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/19/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

16. Specially Designed Instruction Overview (2 Zooms of 1.25 hrs each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, chairpersons, administrators

Dates: 1/19/2022 to 2/16/2022

This training is intended to introduce participants to the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, use of SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selection of appropriate SDI based upon student needs.

17. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 1/19/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

18. Explicit Direct Instruction (4 hr self-study launches Dec 27th + 1 hr live Zoom on Jan 20th)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, chairpersons, administrators

Dates: 1/20/2022

Provides teachers with an introduction to explicit instruction, including example instructional strategies and practice developing an explicit instruction lesson plan. Participants will independently view 4 recorded presentations and complete a series of application activities through the Schoology platform. The independent work requires approximately 4 hours to complete and will be followed by a 1-hour live Zoom technical assistance session. The recorded material will be released on December 27th. Participants must complete the self-study, including all application exercises, and attend the live Zoom session on January 20th to receive CTLE credit.

19. FBA-BIP Process IN-DEPTH Training - Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions (Series of 6 Zoom sessions of 2 hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: School psychologists, behavior specialists, CSE Chairpersons, others responsible for FBA-BIP development.

Dates: 1/26/2022 to 3/10/2022

This is an intensive, highly technical, multi-session training for those responsible for FBA-BIP development and BIP Progress Monitoring. Participants must be able to commit to all sessions/requirements (e.g., between session homework) of the multiple-session training format. Key components of the series are: Understanding the Behavior Pathway; Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment; Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan; Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan. It is recommended that participants have prior basic knowledge of FBA-BIP or that they have previously attended an FBA-BIP Overview training.

20. Creating the IEP for Preschool

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: preschool teachers, therapists, administrators

Dates: 1/26/2022 to 2/2/2022

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This training for preschool providers (teachers, therapists, administrators) will help participants develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Focus will be on the development of PLEP's, goals, benchmarks and/or objectives and will include information on progress monitoring and reporting progress to families.

21. Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring for All Students (3 Zoom sessions of 2 hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 1/27/2022 to 2/10/2022

This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the importance and core features of progress monitoring of academics for ALL students within a tiered model of academic support.

22. Standards Based IEP (2 Hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for IEP development or oversight

Dates: 2/3/2022

As an outcome of this training, participants will understand how to develop IEPs that include the specially designed instruction necessary for students to access their grade level curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Participants should attend Creating the IEP Training or possess general knowledge of IEP development before attending this training.

23. Promoting Self-Determination (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators supporting students during the transition planning process, transition coordinators, CSE Chairpersons, guidance counselors, social workers

Dates: 2/3/2022

Self-determination enables students to identify and express their wants, needs, and desires. It empowers students to become more directly involved in their own transition planning process. This training provides professionals with an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Activities enable participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop an action plan for supporting their students' development of self-determination.

24. Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Members of Educational Organizations (administrators, teachers, pupil personnel staff, etc.)

Dates: 2/7/2022

This virtual training is designed to build foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional and institutional capacity within these two areas.

25. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 2/10/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

26. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 2/16/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

27. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/28/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

28. Identifying and Intensifying Interventions (2 Zoom sessions x 2 hrs each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; and Principals

Dates: 3/3/2022 to 3/10/2022

As a result of this training participants will be able to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. They will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem, and will be able to adjust the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction. Registrants must participate in both sessions to obtain CTLE Credit.

29. NYSAA Targeted Skills Group Session 4 - For Year 1 Districts

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Invited Districts

Dates: 3/7/2022

Districts that report having over 2% of their students with disabilities participating in the NYSAA are required to participate in this Targeted Skills Group (TSG). A TSG is an intentionally formed group of stakeholders from multiple districts focused on improvement in a specific, data-identified area. TSGs begin with foundational training to ensure common understanding of the target area. This is followed by root cause analysis of the district's data and planning for any needed change in practices, additional PD, or technical assistance.

30. What does it mean to be a Culturally Responsive Educator? (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District Leaders, Teachers, Support Staff

Dates: 3/8/2022

This training is designed to foster discussion around the elements of Culturally Responsive Education and Pedagogy, and provide a foundation for learning for teachers and educational organizations. Overall, the aim is to emphasize that culturally responsive teaching is not a "set of best practices, but a practice that recognizes the mind-body connection involved in learning.

31. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: families of children transitioing to kindergarten

Dates: 3/10/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

32. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Dates: 3/21/2022

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This workshop will help participants understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

33. EI to CPSE Transition for Families

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Families of children transitioning from EI to CPSE

Dates: 3/22/2022

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This presentation will guide parents through the process of transitioning their child from Early Intervention to the Committee on Preschool Special Education. Parents will understand the differences between Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services and their important role in the transition process.

34. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/22/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

35. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All school staff, including teachers, administrators, service providers, support staff, etc.

Dates: 4/5/2022

Family engagement has a positive impact on children's learning and skill development. Educators do not always come from the same cultural background as their students/families and this can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstanding. This training will introduce concepts of communication and culture that may impact interaction with families and will explore strategies for effective collaboration to support student success.

36. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/25/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

37. Explicit Direct Instruction (4 hr self-study launches April 4th + 1 hr live Zoom on April 27th)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, chairpersons, administrators

Dates: 4/27/2022

Provides teachers with an introduction to explicit instruction, including example instructional strategies and practice developing an explicit instruction lesson plan. Participants will independently view 4 recorded presentations and complete a series of application activities through the Schoology platform. The independent work requires approximately 4 hours to complete and will be followed by a 1-hour live Zoom technical assistance session. The recorded material will be released on April 4th. Participants must complete the self-study, including all application exercises, and attend the live Zoom session on April 27th to receive CTLE credit.

38. Agency 101 - Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators responsible for supporting transition planning for students with disabilities, including secondary teachers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairpersons, and guidance counselors

Dates: 4/29/2022

This overview of primary adult services is meant to increase district/program's ability to assist students and families with appropriate, available referral options and processes. In addition, the components which comprise self-determination and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination throughout the transition planning process will be covered.

39. CDOS Learning Standards (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Anyone instructing students working toward a CDOS credential, CSE Chairpersons, Transition Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, CTE Instructors

Dates: 5/5/2022

New York State has developed the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards to prepare students for success in school and the adult world. This training provides teachers and related service providers with the knowledge and resources they need to infuse CDOS into instruction and IEP development. PREREQUISITE: it is recommended that participants attend training on or have knowledge of NYS Diploma and Credential Options prior to attending this training.

40. Work Based Learning (CDOS 3) - (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Those responsible for planning, supervising or providing WBL programs, CSE Chairpersons, Guidance counselors

Dates: 5/6/2022

This session provides a basic overview of Work Based Learning (WBL), specifically as it relates to requirements for the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential.

41. Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Members of Educational Organizations (administrators, teachers, pupil personnel staff, etc.)

Dates: 5/16/2022

This virtual training is designed to build foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional and institutional capacity within these two areas.

42. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/24/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

43. Specially Designed Instruction: Next Steps (2 Zoom sessions of 3 hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators providing instruction for students with disabilities

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 6/8/2022

This training is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. 

44. What does it mean to be a Culturally Responsive Educator? (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District Leaders, Teachers, Support Staff

Dates: 6/6/2022

This training is designed to foster discussion around the elements of Culturally Responsive Education and Pedagogy, and provide a foundation for learning for teachers and educational organizations. Overall, the aim is to emphasize that culturally responsive teaching is not a "set of best practices, but a practice that recognizes the mind-body connection involved in learning.

45. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/22/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.