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Program: Workshops

Audience: Administrators who evaluate Teachers & Principals

Dates: 8/14/2017

Recertification   This day-long workshop updates administrators who evaluate teachers and principals under the most recently passed legislation and State Education Department regulations.  This is an annual requirement under the legislation.   Participants will learn the new regulations and requirements and explore implementation techniques and strategies.  Specifically, the requirements for teacher and principal evaluation, the use of State matrices to determine educator ratings, and the use of SLOs and State Growth scores are covered.  Regulations about tenure changes are also discussed.  Emphasis is placed on coaching and providing meaningful feedback to educators to bring about reflective professional growth.


Program: Inservice Courses

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

This 5 day course meets the requirements for Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator designation with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). It is the first step in preparing teachers to use the OG Approach in the classroom setting and allows teachers to use direct instruction to bring a multi-sensory, structured, and linguistic phonics-based approach into the mainstream classroom. The curriculum will include: dyslexia and reading disorders; the rationale of the OG Approach; handwriting; phonological awareness, phonics, syllable division patterns, and spelling; elements of multisensory instruction, diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, and lesson planning; and AOGPE membership structure and requirements. Structured Literacy employs a highly structured sound-by-sound approach for teaching word decoding and spelling that incorporates traditional phonics and Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile (VAKT) methodology, and is particularly effective for struggling students and students who have been identified with dyslexia or a specific learning disability. Participants acquire a procedure for teaching letters and sounds, utilizing the phonics generalizations to decode regular and irregular spelling patterns. Fee Structure: Peconic Teacher Center will cover the costs of the Instructor for Districts in the Peconic Teacher Center Consortium. Consortium districts are responsible for materials cost ($350) and the cost of 5 observations of lessons done by participants and reviewed by Ms Cousseau. ($875) Districts outside of PTC, we will set up a cost per district depending upon number of registrants. Payment schedule to be determined.


Program: Inservice Courses

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 9/14/2017

The course will cover the setup and use of the PowerTeacher Pro gradebook, plus tips for a successful rollout. Setting to be covered include: grade calculations, teachers categories, standards grade calculations, and display preferences. As participants get familiar with PowerTeacher Pro, they will learn how to: navigate through the various components of the gradebook, create assignment categories, consider score type options, create and score assignments, copy assignments, work with traditional and standards final grades. What are the best apps for teachers? Come and explore and experiment with the APPS that are recommended for teachers, by teachers.


Program: Inservice Courses

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 9/26/2017

Nearpod is a classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons & assessments that students can access on any device. It combines presentation, engagement, and assessment tools into a single integrated solution as well as allowing you to gain insight into the learning process.