Professional Development Programming


Professional Development programming can be adapted to meet your school’s unique needs. Below is a list of workshops. If you are interested in having a workshop or talk at your school, call Carol at: 518-273-1205 or email:  If you don't see what you're looking for, call or email and we can design a workshop to fit your needs.  For a printable list please click here.


  • NYS Social Studies Frameworks, Toolkit and Inquires: NEW information, instructional models and standards for social studies.  Learn, explore, and build a better social studies curriculum for all students.

  • Formative Assessment Meets Technology: Find out new and creative ways to assess student progress that will be fun for you and your students.

  • STEM, STEAM, STREAM:  Putting it all together to make a comprehensive instructional program.


  • Next Generation Science Standards Inquiry Building: work as a team to build inquiry curriculum units based on the Next Gen Science Standards.


  • Academic Vocabulary Strategies:  In this workshop, teachers will work on developing students' ability to use and access words that show up in everyday text, be strategic about the kind of vocabulary teachers are developing and shift attention to how teach vocabulary meaningfully.


  • Assessments and the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards: Formative and summative assessments are integral to the new CCLS. Learn about the dimensions of Rigor and how to align classroom assessments to the new CCLS.


  • Generation Z Students: This is the generation of students currently in our schools.  Learn some of the facts that make this group so interesting, as well as discuss how to effectively engage this group of teens in any classroom.


  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship: Learn why it's important to address the 21st century skill of digital citizenship, in which students connect, collaborate, and communicate responsibly and safely.


  • Rigor in the Classroom: Define rigor and what it means in your classroom. Discover how rigor is not just a buzz word associated with the CCLS, but something teachers consciously do every day.  Talk about what rigor isn't, and ways to engage students.


  • Using Infographics in Instruction and Assessment: Visualizing information, so that we can see that patterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on the information that's important is what infographics do.  Teachers will learn how to engage students in another form of assessment that draws on 21st century skills and interest’s kids like no other form of assessment.


  • Meet Mr. and Mrs. Gen X and Y: Today's parents are a new "breed" so to speak.  This workshop will give strategies for dealing with the customer service expectations, parents who are self-interested and maneuver with stealth like fighter tactics.


  • Our Catholic Identity: This interactive workshop will encompass evaluating current practices, developing goals and creating a plan for enhancing the Catholic identity of the school.


  • Sharing our Faith: Participants will discuss ways to incorporate the Catholic teachings in any setting.  Outside the box thinking coupled with sharing experiences will provide teachers with a new level of comfort for sharing their faith.


  • Copyright and Fair use: Teachers set the example for students.  Often there are questions about what can be used, downloaded or copied for classroom use.  This workshop will detail the law and explain fair use.


  • Mandated Reporter Refresher:  A refresher course on what teacher’s obligations are, how administrators can help, and basic information about abuse and neglect is important for all faculty members and required annually.

  • NYS Next Generation Learning Standards: CSAANYS has a variety of workshops on the State Standards.  Please call to customize a presentation for your teachers.


  • How to deal with Parents who are in a Variety of Emotional States: Learn communication strategies, ways to build parental support, and ideas for keeping your relationships on target.


  • Communicating with Parents: We all need to learn how to talk with each other.  Learn about and practice effective communication strategies to make all our interactions with parents effective and productive.


  • Cyberbullying / Internet Safety: Bullying has taken on a new and frightening form.  Learn how to talk to kids, what to look for, how to talk to parents, and gather resources to combat this very real, and very scary form of bullying.


  • Effective Communication: Hone your communication skills, and understand why what you say may not be "heard". Learn how personalities determine how we communicate with each other.  Become a champion communicator!


  • Queen Bee and Wannabees: Girls and bullying coupled with technology is a whole new challenge for our schools.  This presentation is good for teachers, students and parents to learn about the impact as well as how to have nurturing schools.


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