October 5, 2018 Superintendent's Day

Thanks for participating today! Click HERE for our agenda and see below for resources we'll use throughout the day...

7:30-9:00 and 2:00-3:30

Teaching, Learning, and Authentic Assessment in Social Studies

Learning Targets:

  • I can articulate the purposes of social studies teaching and learning.
  • I can identify major social studies learning outcomes and interdisciplinary connections across subject areas.
  • I can plan to support students in meeting the requirements of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and the new Global History and Geography Regents exam.

2018-10-05 Superintendent's Day Slides

A vision of a what social studies graduates should know, do, and be...

What students should be doing every day as they engage in social studies...

The actions we will take to support students in their learning...

HOMEWORK Challenge:

Our next Superintendent's Day is coming up soon on November 6. This is also coincides with Election Day. To get us ready to talk about the election with our students between now and then, please read Teaching the Election with Purpose: Toward a Framework of Racial Media Literacy and [Socio] Political Consciousness When Discussing Elections in the Social Studies Classroom (Busey, 2016) and do the following...

    • Think about... How can Busey's proposed questions (Table 2, pg. 232) be used as entry points to election discussions in my classroom?
    • Plan for... What must I do in order to create a safe and supportive learning environment to discuss these questions with my students?
    • Act... Pick one of Busey's questions and use it to fuel your election instruction in at least one of your classes.
    • Be ready to... Share your thoughts about the article and discuss how this information shaped the discussions you had with students about the election.


Welcome Address

We will enjoy a student performance from 9:00-9:15 followed by a welcome address from our Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Deane Williams.


Racism and Implicit Bias

Racism and Implicit Bias: How These Elements Can Impact Quality Teaching and Learning. This session will be delivered live via webinar by Ruth Turner, Chief of Student Support Services for the Rochester City School District. In preparation for Superintendent Conference day training and discussion on implicit bias, please take a minute to take the Harvard Implicit Associations Test. Click on this LINK, click on the “I wish to proceed” link at the bottom of the page, and then on the next page, select the Race (‘Black-White’ IAT).


Tripartite Victimization

Tripartite Victimization: The Impacts of History, Education, and the Criminal Justice System on Young Males of Color in Education. This session will be presented by Dr. Jason Willis, Director of African and African American Studies for the Rochester City School District.

Continue the learning and consider attending the Boys and Men of Color Education Summit on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Rochester Men and Boys Summit is a one-day program designed to 1) highlight the critical educational supports needed by; 2) provide opportunities for the positive representation required to improve the self-esteem of; and 3) establish the frameworks for mentorship and engagement necessary for young boys and men of color to achieve the highest levels of personal and professional success.

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