Spring 2012 Calendar

Events in and around the Capital District that may be of interest to future educators.

Project Wild Aquatics
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Teacher Workshop
Saturday, January 28 from 1 – 4 pm
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delamr, NY

Project WILD is an award-winning, national, interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate aquatic wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards.

Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, January 25
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

Coming Together:  James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome and the Creation of, “Words Set Me Free:  the Story of Young Frederick Douglass.”
The New York State Museum
Saturday, February 11 from 1 – 2:30 pm
Huxley Theater, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY

A reading and book signing.  Nationally recognized author, Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James Ransome will read from and discuss their newest book, “Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. The Ransomes, who live in the Hudson Valley, have created a very popular series of books that highlight the lives of well-known and some not-so-well-known African-American champions and others. This book highlights the importance of reading in the life of orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Free
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/calendar/

 

Teaching about Winter
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Teacher Workshop
Saturday, February 25 from 10 – 3:30 pm
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delamr, NY

Join us for a day dedicated to the many teaching opportunities only winter can provide. An indoor/outdoor plenary session on winter teaching methods and resources will be followed after lunch by elective sessions that will help you make winter studies fun and engaging: snow as a teaching tool; maple syrup as a teaching tool; winter ecology of the forest; and winter ecology of the fields.

The presentations are free, but space is limited.  Please call 518-475-0291 for more information and/or to register by Friday, February 17.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

The 23rd  Annual African American Read-In
The School of Education, The Neil Hellman & Patricia Standish Curriculum Libraries, and The Office of Intercultural Leadership
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 4:30 – 6:30
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

4:30 pm  Community Reading, The Touhey Forum, Lally School of Education
Members of the campus community read aloud their favorite works by African American authors.

5:30 pm  Teaching with Coretta Scott King Award Books, Carondolet Symposium, Lally School of Education    
A workshop for future educators with Drs. Liz Yanoff and Aja LaDuke.  Professional development certificates will be provided.

Please join us for this free College-wide event! You are invited to come to both sessions or you may choose to attend only the reading or the workshop. Classes are welcome.

 

Strategic Word Solving:  A Critical Component of the Interactive Strategies Approach (ISA)
ACARC and the Thelma P. Lally School of Education
Tuesday, March 6 at 4:30 – 6:00
The College of Saint Rose, Standish Room A, Events and Athletics Center

Presented by Dr. Donna Scanlon.   A major purpose of Response to Intervention is to prevent children from experiencing long-term reading difficulties.  The ISA has been found, across a series of large scale studies, to be   effective in preventing reading difficulties when implemented in classroom, small group, and one-to-one settings.  The ISA is a comprehensive and coherent approach to early literacy instruction which relies on teacher knowledge and expertise.  In this session, we will focus on one aspect of the ISA – the method used to help children develop a strategic approach to word solving.  Instructional practices and illustrative videos will be discussed.  Professional development certificates are provided.  No pre-registration required.

Free for ACARC members and for students with an ID; $10.00 for non-members
http://acarc.wordpress.com/

 

Project Wild
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Teacher Workshop
Saturday, March 10 from 9 am – noon
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delamr, NY

Project WILD is an award-winning national interdisciplinary program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate wildlife themes into the core disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide full of hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards.

Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Wednesday, March 7
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

Curriculum Library Workshop Series
The College of Saint Rose
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Curriculum Library staff will offer a series of workshops again on advisement day.  Sign up at the Curriculum Library today.  Professional development certificates will be available.

The Workshops this semester will have a primary focus on the Common Core State Learning Standards:

Award-Winning Information Books for the Intermediate Grades-1pm

Writing, Speaking and the Social Studies Common Core-2pm

Teaching Beyond Borders-3pm

Clearing Up the Common Core Confusion (ELA focused)-4pm

Wait! I’m a Reading Teacher, Too?!-5pm

Bringing Books to Life-Take a Peek Inside an Author’s Study!-6pm

Free
http://library.strose.edu/clWorkshops

 

Education Expo 2012

Thursday, March 22 from 9 – 3
Polish Community Center, Albany, NY

Opportunity for graduating students and alumni who will have their certification by August 2012 to meet, greet, and connect with local and out of state employers who will be recruiting for: Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators, Speech Language Pathologists.

http://www.strose.edu/officesandresources/career_center/students/article555

 

Crossroads of Change: the Common Core in Social Studies
NYSCSS/NYS4A 2012 Conference
March 22-24, 2012
Saratoga Springs, NY

http://www.nyscss.org/

 

Matthew McElligott, Local Author and Illustrator
St. Rose Council for Exceptional Children
Monday, March 26 at 7:15 pm
Standish A & B, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Matthew McElligott will be presenting his children’s literature writing and illustration process.  His presentation will be geared towards adults.  There will be a book signing for anyone who is interested after the presentation.  Professional development certificates will be provided.

Questions?  Please contact Kelly at cotterk581@strose.edu.

 

Wretches and Jabberers, Film and Discussion
Puzzle Pieces, The Student Council for Exceptional Children, and Friday Knights @ The College of Saint Rose
Wednesday, March 28 from 7:30-9:30 pm
The Lally Forum, The Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

In anticipation of Autism Awareness Month in April, please join us for a free public screening of Wretches and Jabberers at The College of Saint Rose. “This is the true story of two men with autism, as they embark on a global quest to change prevailing attitudes about disability and intelligence.  Growing up, Tracy Thresher, 42, and  Larry Bissnnette, 52, were presumed to be intellectually disabled, and excluded from regular schooling.  Now able to communicate by typing, Thresher and Bissonette travel and meet others with autism in Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland.  This provides an eye opening view of autism done with compassion, humor and a soundtrack with original songs by Ben Harper, Norah Jones and Stephen Stills.”

Free and open to the community.

 

Navigating the Profession presented by Dr. Christina Pfister
St. Rose Council for Exceptional Children
Tuesday, April 3rd from 6-7 pm
Albertus 216, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Teaching is a hard, but wonderfully rewarding career.  Knowing what others find most challenging will help set you up for success in your first years.  Professional development certificates will be available.

Free

 

Thelma P. Lally Third Annual Educator Induction Conference: Developing a Community of Leaders
The School of Education
Saturday, April 21
Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for students, alumni, faculty and P-12 colleagues to hear the latest on a range of topics around the central theme of leadership.  We will hear from Greg Jones, principal of New Scotland Elementary School as he delivers the keynote address, “What Kind of Leader are You.”   We will end the day with a panel of school leaders discussing Annual Professional Performance Review. Please consider joining us.  On the conference flyer you will find a list of additional program sessions offered during the day.  Registrations can be returned directly to Kathleen Roark or the School of Education Office.  All attendees with receive a certificate of attendance.

$10 ($5 for students); registration deadline April 5
April 21 Educator Induction Conference reproducable (2)
2012 SOE Induction Conf Program

 

Connect, Engage, Inspire: NYSSLHA’s 52nd Annual Conference
NYSSLHA
April 26-28, 2012
Saratoga Springs, NY

Join us at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 52nd Annual Convention. We offer more international, national and state-wide speakers than any other event for our professions in the state.

Learn about the latest research and technologies that will improve your clinical assessments and treatment options. There is a special emphasis on technology and its role in therapy and evaluation—not technology just for technology’s sake.

Reduced conference registration fees for student members; deadline April 19
http://www.nysslha.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3284

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