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1. Re-booting Classroom Culture for Post-Pandemic Teens

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators of Grades 7-12

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 7/14/2022

Why is SEL so much easier to accomplish in elementary classrooms, and how can we successfully bring these much-needed mindsets and skills to middle and high school students? In this academy, we will explore what makes a teenager tick and find out how to develop a classroom culture that promotes learning, engagement, and a sense of belonging. Middle and high school teachers will learn the elements of adolescent SEL and apply them to their own content area to help students re-boot, re-engage and find a path forward in their learning.

2. Art Teachers: Creativity, Connection, Collaboration and You

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Teaching Artists in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/26/2022

Welcome teaching artists of all levels to a restorative virtual experience to kickstart your creative energy for the 2022-23 school year. This session will include activities that can be applied to your classroom and to your own practices as an artist. Creativity through collaboration and connection offers potential, as well as an essential goal of educators to knit our classrooms, ourselves, and our communities together. Come play and learn with fellow teaching artists. Participants will need to assemble the following art supplies prior to the session: markers or poster paints, 8.5 x 11" drawing paper sheets, glue, a notebook, pencils, crayons, and scissors.

3. Clarification, Culture, and Connection: An Onboarding Workshop for Leaders and Mentor Teachers

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders and Mentor Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 7/21/2022

How can school leaders create a streamlined, informative, and welcoming onboarding process for new to campus teachers? The purpose of this series is to ensure a sustainable and supportive culture for new staff. Through active collaboration, participation, and feedback this series will guide leaders to refreshing an existing onboarding (mentoring) process for new staff. For those wishing to create an onboarding process within their school community, this series can support leaders to make their initial steps in the right direction. Panelists will share experiences with a variety of onboarding structures, as well as encourage questioning. Anticipate the sharing of stories from the field to infuse ideas for the daily discussions surrounding creating an ongoing culture of clarity and connection with new staff.

4. Classroom Practices that Promote Equity and Inclusion

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders and Educators in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/5/2022

This week-long session begins with a brief overview of systemic inequities in education and invites participants to begin addressing issues of equity and inclusion in the classroom. We will use an equity lens to look at building community and family partnerships, examining curriculum and instructional materials, analyzing assessment practices, and reflecting on classroom protocols and procedures.

5. Identify, Develop and Adapt: Leadership Tools for Supporting Instructional Practice

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders, Instructional Coaches, or Mentor Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/12/2022

This series is designed for leaders, instructional coaches, or mentor teachers who support the continuous improvement of teachers' instructional practice. This series will explore how to identify and leverage teacher competencies to develop appropriate support strategies for professional learning. Rubrics will be used as a tool for productive discussions with teachers. Discussion-based scenarios will lead to uncovering ways to support teachers in their current levels of practice so growth feels both realistic and measurable.

6. New/Novice Teacher Academy: Creating a Student-Centered Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: New/novice Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/19/2022

Back by popular demand from last summer: An introductory, interactive course to help teachers in their 1st to 3rd year prepare for September, with a focus on:
● Managing the classroom environment
● Designing and delivering high-quality instruction
● Embedding assessment to ensure success
● Getting ready for fall with templates, organizational strategies, tips for classroom set up, etc