Middle-Level Education- Getting It Right!
The 15th Annual NYS Middle School Association Middle-Level Institute is returning to Upstate New York for the fifth year at the state-of-the-art Hudson Valley Community College Tec Smart Facility. This remains the professional development opportunity that you cannot afford to miss!Participants will select one of three workshop being offered by expert practitioners and will receive eleven hours of CTLE-approved professional development in effective, research-based middle–level instruction and programming. Again this year, each session will be explicitly aligned to the Board of Regents’ Priorities to ensure that all NYS students are “college and career ready” upon graduation. We understand the important role that middle-level educators play in preparing our students for college and careers, and our workshop offerings are designed to support middle-level educators in that role.
The $400 registration fee includes:
Participants will select ONE of the following 2-day workshops:
Great Middle-Level Practices
National M-L Consultant, Author, and Humorist
Learn how your school can be ready to lead, teach, and learn. Discover the latest information and resources on being a great middle school. Learn and laugh about teaching young adolescents. This workshop will focus on:
This is a hands-on, fun event that will get you learning and laughing.
Learn more about Jack here: http://jackberckemeyer.com/about-jack-2/
Social Media Safety and Your Middle-Level Students
Home & Career Skills Teacher, Williamsville CSD
Cases of online bullying and social media safety are at their highest levels. Students are given devices and are not taught how to use them safely and responsibly. Students younger than 13 are on social media sites, dangerously unaware of the potential negative consequences. Participants will leave with knowledge to share with their colleagues and students to help them overcome cyber-bullying and understand social media safety.
Ronna Glickman has been a Family and Consumer Science teacher in the Williamsville School district for over 22 years. Her passion is educating people on how to keep kids safe in a digital world. She has had an article published in the Buffalo News, spoken at PTSA meetings, taught numerous Professional Development classes, and incorporates this topic in her middle school curriculum.
Using Classroom Protocols to Support Middle-Level Learning
Instructional Specialist, Williamsville CSD & NYSMSA Conference Director
Classroom protocols are structured processes that promote meaningful, efficient learning, communication, and problem solving. They support active listening and reflection, and, when used effectively, help to ensure that all students in the classroom are heard and their thoughts honored. Protocols help students build necessary communication and thinking skills, required by the NYS Learning Standards and reflected in NYSED's Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs.
Linda Ruest currently serves as an Instructional Specialist in Williamsville CSD. Previously, she was a middle-level educator and consultant. Her workshops reflect her belief that developmental responsiveness is an essential component of powerful, rigorous middle-level learning experiences.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs at the rate of $124/night single or double. Hotel registration can be made at Holiday Inn Saratoga (www.saratogahi.com); use the group code MLI to make reservations and receive the special Institute rate.
Get your reservation in early to be able to take advantage of this reduced rate!
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:00 PMEastern Time
Hudson Valley CC Tec-Smart Facility345 Hermes RdMalta, New York 12020
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