Fall 2011 Calendar

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

Creative Curriculum: Talking, Singing, and Playing with Language
Capital District Child Care Council (CDCCC)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 6:15 – 8:15 pm
Kidz Lodge, 47 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY

Presenter: Sheri Dushane
This is a fun, interactive workshop where you will learn ways to use songs, rhymes and other language games to address the components of literacy in an intentional way.   Training hours: 2 CEU.

Cost: $10 ($15 non-member)
http://www.cdcccc.org/events/event-view.cfm?eventID=467

 

Project Wild
Five Rivers Teacher Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 9 am – 12 pm
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, 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, September 21.

Free
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

David Macaulay: Built to Last
ArtTalk!
Saturday, September 24 at 5:30 pm
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Join David Macaulay, award winning illustrator and recipient of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s 2011 Artist Laureate Award, for an inside look at the process of creating Built to Last, an acclaimed new book that looks back on three of his most beloved works (Castle, Cathedral and Mosque).

Free with museum admission
http://www.nrm.org/

 

The 2011 Capital District Child Care Council Conference: Grow at the Garden
Capital District Child Care Council (CDCCC)
Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:30-4:30
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY

Six hours of training, topics for every child care provider, buffet lunch, Schlastic book fair, Dr. Jean Feldman, and vendors.  Participants choose between an all day session with Dr. Jean Feldman and workshop tracks (school age, group/family child care providor, director, and infant/toddler).

Cost to attend workshop tracks:$85 ($95 non-members)
Cost to attend all day session with Dr. Jean Feldman: $125 ($135 non-members)
http://www.cdcccc.org/education_2011conference.cfm

 

Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration
The Hyde Collection
Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 – December 4, 2011
The Hyde Collection,  Glens Falls, NY

The exhibition “Draw Me a Story” presents forty original works of art and books highlighting the history and techniques of children’s book illustrators.  For more information: http://www.hydecollection.org/

 

Response to Intervention and Literacy Development
Albany City Area Reading Council (ACARC)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 4:30 – 6 pm
Sage Colleges Albany Campus, New Scotland Avenue, Kahl Campus Center

Presenter: Dr. Peter Johnston
Views of literacy development, disabilities, assessment, and intervention are closely linked, and this is particularly evident in approaches to RTI. This talk will explore those links, the critical decisions we need to make, why some RTI structures and practices are more useful than others and how research can inform the choices we make as we implement RTI. Cosponsored by the School of Education, The Sage Colleges.

Free to students with ID
http://acarc.wordpress.com/

 

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) 101: An Overview of PBS in the Preschool Classroom
Tinsley Institute
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:30
Capital District Beginnings, 597 Third Avenue, Troy, NY

Presenter: Lynda Dranichak
This two hour workshop will provide an overview of PBS and the Pyramid Model, as well as specific strategies and tools for implementing PBS in the preschool classroom. Participants will be able to view their classrooms from the framework of the 3-tiered model, and will learn how to provide supports for children before behaviors become out of control. This workshop will provide a practical, hands-on introduction to an evidence-based approach to teaching children social emotional competence.  ASHA CEU’s will be offered.

Cost: $25
http://www.tinsleyinstitute.com/news.htm#positive

 

Teaching Humanity: The Character Connection
2011 NYSEC Conference
October 19-21
The Desmond Hotel, Albany

The New York State English Council invites you to “come and join us for stimulating speakers, informative workshops, networking opportunities, and great company!” More than 50 workshops to choose from.

$35-50 for student registeration
http://nysecteach.org/nysec/index.php

 

Advisement Day Workshops
Curriculum Library Workshop Series Fall 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Lally School of Education Building Room 254, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

The CL is sponsoring a day of workshops for students on Advisement Day.  In addition to learning valuable information, students will receive a workshop certificate for participation that they can include in their portfolio.  Sign up at the Curriculum Library desk.

10 am Meet the Best in Children’s Books, pre-K – 3

1 pm Continuing to Read Aloud with Older Children

4 pm Teaching Beyond Borders

5 pm Award Books + Primary Sources = A Winning Combination 

6 pm Creating Your Classroom Library

7 pm Can’t Tough This – A Fun Hands-on Science Experiment

8 pm Lights! Camera! Action!

For more information including descriptions of each program, go to: http://betalibrary.strose.edu/content.php?pid=224686&sid=1863154

 

The iPAD as a Classroom Tool for Students in Special Education
Tinsley Institute
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:30
Capital District Beginnings, 597 Third Avenue, Troy, NY

Presenter: Tom McKee
This workshop will provide an activity-based approach to using the features of the iPad in special education. A series of lesson plans will be presented, each used with different children with different needs and highlighting a different feature of the iPad. Participants will leave with practical ways to incorporate the ipad into their lessons/services, as well as with resources for finding appropriate apps for lessons. ASHA CEU’s will be offered.

Cost: $25
http://www.tinsleyinstitute.com/news.htm#positive

 

Curious George Saves the Day Exhibition Preview: an Afternoon for Educators and Librarians
The Norman Rockwell Museum
Friday, November 11 at 4 pm
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Step into the world of Margret and H. A. Rey, creators of the beloved Curious George children’s book series, during this special after-school immersion in the original art and historical materials on view. This educators and librarians’ preview of the new exhibition Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey will include tours, treats, gifts, and conversation about creative ways to bring everyone’s favorite monkey into the classroom.

Free for educators and librarians
http://www.nrm.org/2011/11/afternoon-for-educators-and-librarians/

 

Best Books of 2011
Albany City Area Reading Council (ACARC)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany

Presenters: Drs. Sherry Guice, Helen Stuetzel, and Liz Yanoff with Book House Experts
Join local children’s literature experts as they recommend what they consider to be the best books published this year. All reading levels and genres will be addressed. Thank you to Book House for hosting us and always offering a 20% educator discount.

This meeting is free and open to the public.
http://acarc.wordpress.com/

 

Project Learning Tree
Five Rivers Teacher Workshop
Saturday, December 17, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, curriculum-enhancement program for teachers and youth leaders. This interactive workshop will introduce instructional activities which integrate forest-related themes into the core 3R disciplines. Participants will receive a free Project Learning Tree Activity Guide full of stimulating hands-on activities which correlate to NYS learning standards. The workshop, in celebration of the U.N.’s International Year of Forests, is open to teachers and youth leaders free of charge. Please call the center at 518-475-0291 to register by Friday, December 2.

Free
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

Project Wild
Five Rivers Teacher Workshop
Thursday, December 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, 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 Friday, December 23.

Free
http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1980.html

 

The Journey That Saved Curious George
Norman Rockwell Museum Special Educators Program 
Friday, January 13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Trace the personal and artistic journey of Curious George creators Margret and H. A. Rey with Louise Borden, author of The Journey That Saved Curious George, documenting the Reys’ 1940 wartime escape from Paris. Tours, classroom materials, and refreshments will be included. Remarks at 4 p.m.  RSVP<mailto:tdaly@nrm.org;%20mgeorgeson@nrm.org>

Free
http://www.nrm.org/

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