Teacher Times #28
April 29, 2013
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Professional Development Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
§ New Resource: Response to Intervention (RTI) Guide
§ Apply by April 26: NYC Dads Matter
§ Participate on April 30: Bilingual Special Education: What’s Special about Bilingual Special Education?
§ Register by May 2: Local History: Bringing Brooklyn’s Past into the Classroom Workshop
§ Participate on May 6 or 8: STEM Conference - “Differentiation that Works: Making Mathematics and Science Accessible for Diverse English Language Learners”
§ Participate on May 11: Apps That Close the Gap Summit
§ Participate on May 15: Citywide Parent Conference - “Creating Pathways to College – Dream, Believe, Succeed!”
§ Apply by May 7: Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for Students with Disabilities
§ Participate on May 22: The Student Inclusive Education Summit
§ Register by May 31: Summer Science Camps at Harlem DNA Lab
§ Register by July 1: Making the Most of Learning Walks Workshop
§ Participate from July 8–11: Summer Learning for Leadership Teams: Ensuring Equity in Meeting the Goals of the Common Core State Standards
Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a year-long program that provides teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and assistant principals with leadership development through in-person sessions, school-based projects, and virtual learning. To participate in the ELP, candidates must have three years of full-time experience teaching in a K–12 classroom, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a teaching certificate, and must provide a recommendation from a principal, network, or cluster team member. Recommendations are due May 3; applications are due May 13.
An informational webinar for candidates will be held on April 30; register here.
For questions, email Melissa Posa at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newleaders.org.
NYS ELA & Math Update: Per-Session Processing
Scoring for the New York State grades 3–8 ELA and math exams will take place during the school day in accordance with the following schedule:
ELA Session A: April 29–May 1
ELA Session B: May 2–3, 6–8
MATH Session C: May 9–10, 13–16
All school personnel selected for scoring positions should report to their assigned scoring site by 8:30 a.m. on all days for which they have been assigned; reminder emails will be sent to all scorers before the start of each scoring session. You should ensure that the designated scorers from your school are present at the scoring site for all days for which they have been assigned. If you are aware that a scorer from your school will be absent, you should send an eligible replacement who can complete scoring for all remaining days of the session. You will receive attendance reports via email by the end of each day of scoring.
Note that staff members who are participating in a per-session scoring activity will bring back timesheets to your school's payroll secretary for processing. For instructions on processing these timesheets, see here. For questions about per-session timesheets, contact email@example.com.
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