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1. Restorative Practices - Tier 2 Intensive Training: Responding to Harm

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators. It is strongly encouraged that schools form and participate in teams of 3 or more.

Dates: 4/16/2021 to 4/23/2021

Starting Today
In these two intensive sessions, school teams will learn to use restorative practices to respond to incidents of harm between students and between student and teacher. Schools seeking to shift from a punitive disciplinary approach to a restorative justice approach will gain the skills and practice to hold both informal dialogues and formal conferences that are aimed at healing and repair. If your school has not participated in a Tier 1 training on using community building circles to strengthen and maintain relationships, please contact Gina Karp at gkarp@measinc.com for a consultation prior to registering.

2. Formative Assessment Session 1: Formative Assessment 101 - Every Kid, Everyday, Every Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 4/20/2021

Starting Soon
The first hour of the session is designed to give participants an overview of formative assessment by exploring the types, purposes, and examples of assessment. We will give an overview of how clear learning goals, learning progressions, and embedded formative assessment lead to developing independent learners, while also building their intellectual capacity. We will examine how being aware of students' cognitive load interplays with effective formative assessment practices. This will serve as the foundational session if you are new, needing a refresher, or struggling with formative assessment practices in your everyday classroom. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

3. Formative Assessment Session 2: Developing Learning Progressions, Targets & Success Criteria

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators.

Dates: 4/27/2021

The first hour of this session is designed to explore how we can plan for formative assessments that lead to a deep understanding of a concept. This includes the development of strategic learning targets, pacing, and managing the cognitive load for students as we plan lessons. We will explore the backward design model for planning and how it supports developing embedded formative assessment. We will unpack examples of learning goals into learning progressions, including learning continuums. We will also briefly explore the use of Bloom's Taxonomy that leads to the independent application of your intended learning's depth of knowledge. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

4. Formative Assessment Session 3: Collecting and Using Evidence of Learning

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators.

Dates: 5/4/2021

The first hour of the session will discuss how to clearly identify and collect evidence of learning that is aligned to the learning goal and targets for instruction. We will discuss how to develop levels of proficiency to use as part of your formative assessment plan. We will explore hinge points, error analysis, and multiple sources of evidence to draw accurate conclusions about student learning. Examples to elicit evidence of learning will be shared such as accountable talk and questioning stems. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

5. Harnessing the Talent Within Your School

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/6/2021

Looking for ways to nurture the talent within your staff? The Multiplier Effect (https://thewisemangroup.com/books/the-multiplier-effect/) has transformed the way school leaders harness the energy and intellect of their staff. This one hour session provides a brief introduction to ideas from the text that will help leaders potentially double their teams' effectiveness. Join us to learn some of the disciplines that will help you: attract top teachers to your school; leverage the talent within your staff to support school change; cultivate people's best thinking; create a safe environment for risk taking; give teams a sense of ownership and responsibility for results. Participants will explore elements of the book using an interactive discussion protocol and will discuss opportunities to begin to implement multiplier strategies in their own schools. This session will include a brief pre-reading assignment from the book and PDF copies of text will be provided.

6. Formative Assessment Session 4: Developing Students as Independent Learners

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

The first hour of the session will explore how to develop a learning partnership between the student and teacher. We will examine how students process information and how we can develop formative assessments that align with levels of cognition. We will discuss how to use formative assessments to chunk content development that leads students to success as independent learners. Finally, we will explore how we can employ different levels of engagement to increase the depth of learning in order for students to apply, think critically, and reach cognitive complexity. We will focus on how to build empowered, independent learners through our approach to embedded formative assessment. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

7. Assessing Student Learning Online

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

As end of year approaches with the possibility of state assessments being cancelled, it is vital to understand what students have captured over the course of a very untraditional year in order to move forward with purpose in the fall. This session will provide 9 dynamic ways to assess student learning online.

8. Assessing Student Learning Online

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

As end of year approaches with the possibility of state assessments being cancelled, it is vital to understand what students have captured over the course of a very untraditional year in order to move forward with purpose in the fall. This session will provide 9 dynamic ways to assess student learning online.

9. Formative Assessment Session 5: Strategic Questioning - Asking the Right Questions to Assess Learning

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

The first hour of this session will explore the critical role questioning plays in formative assessment. We will examine ways we can lead students to think critically about the content and provide the teacher with information for necessary instructional shifts. We will delve into different types of questioning strategies, the connection between evidence of learning and questioning, and how to develop aligned questions to ask throughout your lesson. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

10. Powerful Partnerships: Strategies for Building Collaborative Teacher/Administrator Relationships

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/20/2021

Join us for a session that will help you improve team performance, build coaching relationships, empower teachers and support professional learning communities. This session provides an opportunity to explore Jim Knight's 7 Partnership Principles and the ways they apply to collaboration in schools. Jim Knight is a nationally known instructional coach, author, and speaker whose 7 Partnership Principles have transformed the way teachers and administrators build relationships to inspire mutual respect and professional growth. Participants will explore the Partnership Principles using a discussion protocol and identify opportunities for implementation of the Principles in their practice and in their schools. There is a brief pre-reading assignment summarizing ideas from Jim Knight's popular book Unmistakable Impact - A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1412994306/). Copies of text will be provided after your registration is completed.

11. Formative Assessment Session 6: Feedback that Feeds Learning Forward

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/25/2021

The first hour of this session will explore how giving effective feedback to students is a critical element of the formative assessment process. We will examine types of feedback and how they affect learning differently for students. We will examine error analysis techniques and identify how to specify feedback for students to bring them closer to the intended learning goal. We will discuss how teachers can use "hinge points” in a lesson. Finally, we will explore using a learning continuum to pace your feedback based on where each learner is in the process. Examples will be shared in how to give effective feedback in both written and oral contexts. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

12. Formative Assessment Session 7: Student Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment & Goal Setting

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 6/1/2021

The first hour of this session will provide an opportunity to learn how to use student self-assessments, peer assessments, and goal setting as part of your formative assessment process. We will explore the theory behind self-regulated learning, how to help students effectively self-assess, set learning goals, and monitor their own progress to take ownership of their learning. Additionally, we will explore strategies to implement peer-assessment strategies to help students utilize each other as resources for their learning. Finally, we will briefly discuss how rubrics can be used for both self-assessment and peer assessments as part of the formative assessment process in your classroom. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.