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1. Better Than Carrots and Sticks - Book Study

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and Independent school educators and leaders

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/15/2023

Join us for a 3-session book study to explore the book Better than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management, by Smith, Fisher, and Frey.

Explore ideas and practical strategies for

- building relationships with students
- implementing restorative practices and
- creating healthy learning environments

that improve learning outcomes.

Participants are responsible for obtaining their own book - hardcopy, ebook, purchased, or borrowed!

2. Mentoring Series

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School leaders or teacher leaders who are or will be designing and implementing mentoring experiences and programs at their school.

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 2/16/2023

Join us for a 3-part series to explore establishing or adapting a mentoring process at your school. We will explore questions such as, What can mentoring look like? What should we consider in developing or enhancing a mentor program? What makes mentoring effective? Who are mentees and what do they want and need? Participants in this series will identify a need and a goal for their desired mentoring experiences at their school. This series is appropriate for leaders or teacher leaders who are or will be designing and implementing mentoring experiences and programs at their school. We invite you to join the conversation to get and give ideas about effective mentoring practices to support teachers.

3. Leadership Series: Substantial Equivalency

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 2/28/2023

What is substantial equivalency and why do you need to understand it? Join us for a session to explore this regulation and what is required of school leaders. Learn how to select and direct your path to demonstrate substantial equivalency for your nonpublic school.

4. Feedback: Giving and Receiving It More Effectively

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/2/2023

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Have you ever given feedback that was not received well, fell flat, or went unused altogether? Giving and receiving feedback is an integral part of continuous learning. Join us for a session to learn strategies backed by science to help improve both giving and receiving feedback during conversations

5. Feedback: Coaching Instructional Practice

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/9/2023

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Effective feedback, as part of the process of supporting instructional practice, can be a rich experience for both teachers and leaders when it is an engaging two-way conversation. Join us for an interactive session to explore ways to embed feedback into supportive discussions to facilitate professional growth when discussing and implementing instructional strategies for student learning. Learn effective ways to use coaching techniques through strategic questioning that supports the development of clear goals and criteria for both teacher practice and student learning.

6. Leadership Series: AIS for Nonpublic School Students

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 3/14/2023

How do you support students at risk for not meeting state standards in ELA and Mathematics as measured by 3-8 state assessments? Join us for a session to explore what AIS is, ways to implement it, and the funding available for your nonpublic school.

7. TIPS Session #2: Powerful Partnerships with Paraeducators

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY

Dates: 3/16/2023

When well-prepared and appropriately supported, paraeducators make a significant contribution to creating a truly inclusive classroom. This session helps teachers and paraeducators understand how to create meaningful collaborative relationships where paraeducators are engaged partners in ensuring student success. We will explore concrete ways to plan for three of the ingredients of powerful partnerships: 1) the relationship 2) The roles and responsibilities 3) The rewards for students and teachers. This session is ideally designed for teachers and paraeducators who work together but will be beneficial for anyone who is working to improve collaboration between two or more adults in a classroom. The focus in this session is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.

8. Making Teamwork Meaningful

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School Leaders

Dates: 3/21/2023

Leaders, looking to move your professional learning teams from collaboration light to collaboration done right? Join us for a session to learn practical strategies to create meaningful learning teams, empower those teams to overcome difficulties, and focus on the work of ensuring that every student experiences academic success. This session is repeated from the RISE Leadership Conference held in November 2022. Join us if you missed this great session!

9. Essential Assessment Practices in the Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School educators and leaders.

Dates: 3/22/2023

Join us for an introductory session on how to avoid a "one size fits all" grade based on a point system in your classroom. Learn practical strategies for how you can identify learning targets, set goals, and allow for flexibility. It's time to rethink the point system, consider alternatives to grades based on the 100% scale, and encourage your students to engage, practice, and demonstrate their skills based on standards (and not behaviors). Learn the basics such as identifying priority standards and how to support your students in taking responsibility for their learning. Come with an open mind to examine the process of grading. Although math examples will be used in this session, these instructional planning concepts are applicable to assessment in all content areas.

10. Leadership Series: Special Education for Nonpublic School Students

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 3/28/2023

How can you provide special education for nonpublic students with disabilities? What are the regulations and guidelines? Join us for a session on parentally placed nonpublic elementary and secondary students with disabilities and how to work with your District of Location.

11. Aligned Instruction: Unpacking Writing Standards

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/29/2023

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Learning standards lead to the development of aligned learning targets for student learning. Join us to learn a five-step process for unpacking a learning standard to better understand what students should know and be able to do as a result of student work. Although this session will use writing standards as examples, all content areas are invited and would benefit from this session

12. Leadership Series: Recruitment & Retention of Teachers

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 4/18/2023

How do you hire and support new teachers? How do you capitalize on their talents and address areas of need? Join us for a session on recruiting new faculty and identifying needed professional development at your nonpublic school.

13. TIPS Session #3: High Expectations and Access to Curriculum

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent school leaders and educators.

Dates: 4/20/2023

In truly inclusive schools, all students are offered relevant and challenging curricula and are held to high expectations. In this session, we explore strategies for establishing these practices in your school. Join us to learn about The Least Dangerous Assumption, Teaching Up, and ways to demonstrate expectations and opportunities to students. The focus of this series is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.

14. Leadership Series: Balancing Religious & Secular Instruction

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 4/25/2023

How do you find the balance between secular and religious instruction while meeting the state's requirements and remaining committed to religious instruction? Join us to explore ways to navigate this path and develop a productive balance at your nonpublic school.

15. Using Mentor Texts to Improve Student Writing

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 4/27/2023

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Mentor texts provide rich examples for student writers. Join us for a session to examine ways to use mentor texts to support writing instruction in your classroom. Participants will examine common techniques from authors to help students see good writing in action. A planning template will be provided to help participants identify mentor texts and develop targeted mini-lessons to support student writing.

16. Designing Checklists to Support Student Writing

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 5/9/2023

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Learn ways to use checklists to help students set goals to improve their writing. Join us for a session to explore how to design a checklist to support targeted practices for student writing. Participants will be provided with a planning template and resources with examples to scaffold the process when creating a checklist that supports their own writing classroom needs.

17. TIPS Session #4: Setting the Table for Inclusion in the Next School Year

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent school leaders and educators.

Dates: 5/10/2023

This session is an open ‘round table' forum for thinking about things you can do as this year ends to build inclusive classrooms and schools for next year. Join us to gather some strategies for designing for inclusion for building seamless connections between special education and general education, and to plan for ways to make all students and faculty feel that they are a valued part of your school community. The focus of this series is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.