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Professional Development for TeachersiZone/iLearnNYCProfessional Learning Opportunities Catalog

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Spring Mini Institute

(April 22nd-24th)

Please bring a COPY OF YOUR RESUME to the professional development with you.

Problem Based Learning – Three day

Participants must attend all 3 workshops on April 22, 23 and 24 in order to receive per session payment. Please bring a COPY OF YOUR RESUME.

Dates: April 22, 23 and 24, 2019

Time: 9 am- 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 311

Description: Teachers can foster an increase in student retention of learning by ensuring that students have a "felt need" for learning content. This can be accomplished by engaging students in solving open-ended, real-world problems that connect with their lives. Technology provides unparalleled opportunities to use real-time data and connect with experts as students are solving these problems. Participants will design a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit, attain an overview of the power of PBL as an instructional approach, and make connections among PBL, CCLS, Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric, Regents, and Quality Review Rubric. Teachers will learn how PBL collectively focuses on rigor, individual learning paths, and application of content. In this three-day workshop, participants will design: a problem-based task, an analytic rubric to drive instruction and learning, and a scaffold brainstorm of rich and diverse learning and practice activities.

Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.

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Technology Infused Formative Assessment

Date: April 22, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: Data collected from formative assessment is like the satellite signals that your GPS continually emit to gauge your progress. Based on the assessment, your GPS may recommend a detour or new path. Formative assessments provide the teacher with the data needed to make instructional decisions. Participants will learn and explore formative assessments across four categories: temperature gauges, breakpoint assessments, student-­directed assessments, and comprehensive assessments. In addition, participants will design formative assessment grids to allow them to easily collect and track assessment data while moving about the room and facilitating instruction. will be exposed to a range of technology options to collect and manage formative assessment data. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively use formative assessment for all learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students.


Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.

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Leveraging Technology for Individual Learning Paths for Spec Ed and ELL Students

Date: April 23, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom can be challenging for a teacher; however, technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction. Participants will explore the difference between “learning” and “practice” activities and how to use technology to provide both. Using the concept of “Zone of Proximal Development” as the target for instruction, participants will explore how to provide students with a variety of learning activities, depending on their mastery level and learning style. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively support all learners including, English Language Learners and Special Education students.

Register here.

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Addressing the 4Cs Through Equitable Learning

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 9am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are not skills that can be taught through lessons. They are skills that are heavily dependent on executive function and must be acquired through use, reflection, and revision. When it comes to the 4Cs, all students are at different points of attainment. How can you create a classroom that provides equitable access for all students to build the skills of the 4Cs? This workshop will engage participants in utilizing the 4Cs as they address the challenge of designing such learning environments in their own schools and districts. Come prepared to engage!

Register here.

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iZone/iLearnNYC

May Mini Institute

(May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th)

Problem Based Learning – Three day Workshop

Participants must attend all 3 workshops on May 4, 11 and 18 in order to receive per session payment. Please bring a COPY OF YOUR RESUME.

Dates: May 4, 11, and 18, 2019

Time: 9 am- 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 311

Description: Teachers can foster an increase in student retention of learning by ensuring that students have a "felt need" for learning content. This can be accomplished by engaging students in solving open-ended, real-world problems that connect with their lives. Technology provides unparalleled opportunities to use real-time data and connect with experts as students are solving these problems. Participants will design a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit, attain an overview of the power of PBL as an instructional approach, and make connections among PBL, CCLS, Danielson Teacher Evaluation Rubric, Regents, and Quality Review Rubric. Teachers will learn how PBL collectively focuses on rigor, individual learning paths, and application of content. In this three-day workshop, participants will design: a problem-based task, an analytic rubric to drive instruction and learning, and a scaffold brainstorm of rich and diverse learning and practice activities.

Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.

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Developing Executive Function Skills

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: In order for students to learn from the best lessons and resources, they need the skills of self-regulation, organization, and planning. These executive function skills will enable them to create meaning from their learning opportunities. In this workshop, teachers will gain an understanding of the link between executive function skills and academic achievement, and develop learning and practice activities using various tools aimed at building executive function across the seven key components: working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, problem-solving, and self-regulation

Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.

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Designing Equitable Learning Environments

Date: May 11, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: Providing all students with access and opportunity is key to maximizing potential. By designing equitable classroom environments you can influence issues of equity beyond the classroom. After establishing a working definition of equity in the classroom, participants explore and brainstorm problems focused on instructional equity and develop resources and structures you can use immediately in the classroom. Participants will create an equitable learning environment that accepts and appreciates all cultural differences by designing learning activities to match cognitive levels, learning styles, and culture. What would that look like?

Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.

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Technology Infused Formative Assessment

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Location: John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223

Room 321

Description: Data collected from formative assessment is like the satellite signals that your GPS continually emit to gauge your progress. Based on the assessment, your GPS may recommend a detour or new path. Formative assessments provide the teacher with the data needed to make instructional decisions. Participants will learn and explore formative assessments across four categories: temperature gauges, breakpoint assessments, student-­directed assessments, and comprehensive assessments. In addition, participants will design formative assessment grids to allow them to easily collect and track assessment data while moving about the room and facilitating instruction. Participants will be exposed to a range of technology options to collect and manage formative assessment data. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively use formative assessment for all learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students.

Seats are limited. Please unenroll in the event you are not able to attend after registration.

Register here.