If you're interested in learning more about the New York State Learning Standards in math and ELA/literacy, along with a host of other strategies for increasing data literacy and differentiating instruction, NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust has a great deal for you.
It's offering six free seminars to NYSUT member groups, including teacher centers, to help educators better understand a wide range of topics, including helping students with disabilities and English language learners meet the rigorous new standards. Funded through an NEA Great Public Schools Foundation Grant, most sessions run three hours and are available to local groups for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis.
"We're excited to offer these high-quality seminars at no cost to our members," said NYSUT Vice President Catalina Fortino, whose office oversees ELT. "As demands on educators continue to increase, teachers need a helping hand when it comes to learning how to best meet state standards."
The available seminars are: "Deepening Knowledge of the Learning Standards in the Content Areas"; "Differentiated Instruction: Connecting With All Learners"; "Instructional Supports for English Language Learners";"Ensuring Mathematical Under-standing"; "Enhancing Our Under-standing of Students with Disabilities in a Standards-based Classroom"; and "Understanding the Role of Formative Assessment."
For more information about these seminars, contact NYSUT ELT at 800-528-6208.