Asynchronous Trainings

Educators can register for the following asynchronous professional development programs using the links below. Synchronous learning opportunities are listed on the main PD Calendar & News page.

English Language Learners and/or Multilingual Learners

How Language Impacts Learning for ELLs

This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs and/or MLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar and the survey to receive credit.

Asynchronous | Recording | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3734992

How Language Impacts Learning in ELLs/MLLs

This asynchronous session is designed to assist all teachers understand how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement.

Asynchronous | Available 3/1/21-3/31/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=14861&I=3731769

Understanding How Language Impacts Learning

This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies will include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement.

Asynchronous | Available 3/12/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18662&I=3730875

Understanding How Language Impacts Learning for ELLs/MLLs

This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs and/or MLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar and the survey to receive credit.

Asynchronous | Available 3/22/21-4/1/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Using Home Language Supports for ELLs

Objective 1: Participants will understand how to use home language supports in multiple ways, with students and/or with parents helping their children.

Objective 2: Participants will learn about resources available to content area teachers through NYSED

Asynchronous | Available 4/1/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3761207

Using Home Language Supports

This session will provide an overview on the translated webinettes that will be available for teachers, students and parents for asynchronous supports. The webinettes will focus on a mini lesson on high leverage concepts in Math, Science, SS, and ELA for secondary students. The webinettes will be available in 10 languages.

Asynchronous | Available 3/29/2021-4/16/2021 & 4/19/2021-4/30/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners

Explore strategies for scaffolding content instruction at varying proficiency levels and fostering ELLs’ access to content during remote and hybrid instruction.

Asynchronous | Available: 6/1/2021 – 6/11/2021 & 6/16/2021 – 6/25/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Learners 

Research-based, proven practices for Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners. Expand on strategies and tools that support your ELLs. One hour of CTLE credit will be awarded upon course completion.

Asynchronous | Recording | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3787721

Scaffolding for ELLs in Distance Learning or Hybrid Settings

In this course, participants will describe challenges and opportunities for ELLs during distance or hybrid learning, define scaffolding for ELLs, explore strategies for scaffolding tasks for ELLs during distance or hybrid learning and apply a 5-step framework to scaffold content instruction for ELLs in a distance or hybrid learning environment.

Asynchronous | Recorded | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3803528

Students with Disabilities

Accessibility for All in a Virtual Environment

It is our students’ rights and our duty to make sure content is accessible, whether students are in person, hybrid or completely remote. This presentation will show how a district can think through the process and make sure they have a ‘toolkit’, or package of tools available to students so they can access the content.

Asynchronous | 2/22/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3723497

eTeach Virtual Tour of Resources to Support Students with Disabilities in the Remote or Hybrid Learning Environment

This virtual tour will take you through the resources curated on the eTeach website to support instructional planning for students with disabilities in hybrid and remote learning environments. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) Initiative.

Asynchronous | 2/22/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3723545&D=13606

Fine Tuning your Hybrid/Remote Learning Community for Students with Disabilities

This synchronous presentation is Part 1 of the Fine-Tuning Your Virtual/Remote Learning Community professional learning series with the focus on the needs of our students with disabilities. Participants will reflect on the power of establishing norms, agreements and procedures. Particular focus has been placed on establishing these essential classroom elements in a hybrid/remote learning environment.

Asynchronous | available after 3/3/21 | Recording | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3723584

Accessibility for All Students in a Virtual Learning Environment

How do we create inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all students that allow them to succeed in a remote or hybrid classroom? This session will introduce high impact strategies that foster a successful and productive learning environment for all students, with additional considerations for students with disabilities.

Asynchronous | available after 3/29/21-4/9/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Accessibility for All Students in a Virtual Learning Environment

How do we create inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all students that allow them to succeed in a remote or hybrid classroom? This session will introduce high impact strategies that foster a successful and productive learning environment for all students, with additional considerations for students with disabilities.

Asynchronous | available after 4/12/21-4/23/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Continuum of Special Education Services

This Schoology course will walk administrators through a series of resources compiled by the eTeachNY Students with Disabilities team. The objectives of this course are:

  • Administrators will define key characteristics of a variety of service options for students with disabilities.
  • Administrators will complete the Continuum of Services Chart activity identifying current building/district remote learning practices and areas in need of improvement.

Asynchronous | Available 6/30/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3751548

Continuum of Special Education Services

This self-paced resource guide created for administrators, will develop a deeper understanding of the continuum of special education services. Administrators will reflect on current district practices and/or challenges that are being faced to meet the individual needs of students with special needs (using least restrictive environment mandates set forth by IDEA). Examples are provided for both the remote and in person learning environment.

Asynchronous | Available 4/29/2021-5/9/2021 & 5/12/2021-5/23/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities

This session will familiarize participants with the High Leverage Practices for students with disabilities that help overcome their barriers to remote learning. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current practice and create a plan to address areas of need.

Asynchronous | Available 5/17/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3780673

High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities  

This is an asynchronous course in which participants will meet the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the High Leverage Practices (HLPs) which support learning for students with disabilities.
  • Identify HLPs which address Barriers to remote learning.
  • Assess current practices using the self assessment tool.
  • Create a plan which incorporates the HLPs in order to enhance student achievement.

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3796279

Families as Partners

Families as Partners Overview – Session 1

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we’ll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students.

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3739220

Families as Partners Overview – Session 3

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources that were shared in Session 2.

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3774706

Families as Partners Overview – Session 4

In this session, we will celebrate successful partnership between schools and families during the 20-21 school year. We will use these ‘wins’ as a springboard for summer planning and take the time for reflective practice in reviewing the last school year as well.

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3822708

Supporting Teaching and Learning at Home

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we’ll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students.

Asynchronous | Recorded session | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3784048

The Importance of Families as Partners for Faculty

This session is an asynchronous turnkey training for school administrators and is focused on the importance of families as partners in remote and hybrid classroom settings. Participants will review key areas that foster strong connections and discuss how these areas have shifted as instruction has moved from in-person to remote settings. We will introduce a self-assessment tool and use this to identify areas of strength and determine focus areas to improve partnerships with families. All participants will leave with resources to turnkey and facilitate the same session with their faculty as a whole. The asynchronous course is available to registered participants in Schoology for 2 weeks.

Asynchronous | Available 4/12/21-4/23/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12337&I=3751066

Research-based Best Practices that Support Family Partnerships

Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore best practices and identify research-based materials that can be leveraged to strengthen connections with families.

Asynchronous | Available: 6/1/2021 – 6/11/2021 & 6/16/2021 – 6/25/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Supporting Relationships, Routines and Resources

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families.

Asynchronous | Available: 4/26/2021 – 5/9/2021 & 5/17/2021 – 5/30/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Culturally Responsive Education

You Are Here: The ‘Why’

While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need. Addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed can seem exacerbated when students are not physically present in school. This introductory module defines equity and equality in order to set the purpose for cultural responsiveness in remote/ hybrid learning environments.

Asynchronous | Available 3/10/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18662&I=3730842

You are Here: The ‘Why’

While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need. Addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed can seem exacerbated when students are not physically present in school. This introductory module defines equity and equality in order to set the purpose for cultural responsiveness in remote/hybrid learning environments. Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar and the survey to receive credit.
Asynchronous | Recording | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3751076

Culturally Responsive Education

The first principle in the NYSED CRSE framework is a “Welcoming and Affirming Environment.” This means creating a space where people find themselves represented and reflected, where all people are treated with respect and dignity, and where all cultural identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, socioeconomic background) are affirmed, valued, and used as vehicles for teaching and learning. This asynchronous course explores strategies for cultivating a welcoming and affirming environment by elevating student voice and choice, creating a community of learners, collaborating with families, and encouraging a culture of safety.

Asynchronous | Available 5/27/2021 – 7/30/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10333&I=3753911

Creating a Welcoming and Affirming Environment

A welcoming and affirming environment feels safe. It is a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity. The environment ensures all cultural identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, socioeconomic background) are affirmed, valued, and used as vehicles for teaching and learning.

Asynchronous | Available 4/1/2021-4/16/2021 & 4/19/2021-4/30/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction

How do we ensure that we have high expectations and rigorous instruction in person and in remote/hybrid settings? When reflecting upon being culturally responsive, the ultimate goal is to facilitate learning to build efficacious students. As teachers, our actions propel the conditions for all students to succeed. At its core, setting high expectations for students is about creating a culture of perseverance and empowerment.

Asynchronous | Available: 5/3/2021 – 5/14/2021 & 5/17/2021 – 5/28/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Shifting to Online Instruction

Structures and Routines (Session 1)

Shifting to Online Instruction requires districts and schools to consider many aspects even before students can begin to learn. The structures and routines that are set up are critical to the future success of teachers and students. This session will provide the considerations to be made prior to shifting and provide extensive resources to assist Districts and Schools with these decisions.

Asynchronous | Available 3/17/21 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18662&I=3731000

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments: A Focus on Assessment and Academic Integrity

Shifting to Online Instruction requires districts and schools to consider many aspects even before students can begin to learn. The structures and routines that are set up are critical to the future success of teachers and students. This session will provide the considerations to be made prior to shifting and provide extensive resources to assist Districts and Schools with these decisions.

Asynchronous | Available: 4/22/2021-5/7/2021 & 5/10/2021-5/21/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Building Relationships, Community and Communication

In Phase 3 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on the importance of building relationships and community. This phase has been designed to use the structures and routines introduced in Phases 1-2 to build community and communication, two essential elements of healthy classroom cultures, whether in-person, blended or in a virtual model.

Asynchronous | Available: 5/24/2021 – 6/4/2021 & 6/7/2021 – 6/21/2021 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/LearningPlan/Calendar.asp?H=1&D=12869&CALENDARIDS=4-12869

Technology Focus

Shifting to teaching online can be a daunting task for administrators, teachers & students. The purpose of this resource is to provide educators with learning materials and resources to help with this shift. The asynchronous course will focus on Technology.

In all cases, we are trying to build instructional environments that are:

  • Predictable
  • Flexible
  • Connected
  • Student Empowered

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3756250

Formative Assessment: What is it and how we can use it in-person and online

This Schoology course allows for educators to reflect on their understanding of Formative Assessment, learn what it is and what it is not, and review specific formative assessment strategies that would be great to use in your class whether it be in-person or online!

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3769661

Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment Part 3: Peer to Peer Relationships

Part three of Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Community focuses on fostering relationships between peers. Participants will reflect on their own practice and identify what needs to be fine-tuned for all students, while taking into consideration the needs of their students with disabilities.

Once participants finish this third and final session in the series, they will have an implementation plan ready to go.

A participation guide to complete the course requirements will be provided upon successful enrollment to this class.

Asynchronous | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13606&I=3813770

Social Emotional Learning

Unpacking the NYS SEL Benchmarks

In this session, we’ll explore the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks (NYS SEL), learn more about what each benchmark entails and discuss how educators can implement SEL practices in their schools and classrooms.

Asynchronous | Available 6/1 | Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3755334

Shaping a Shared Understanding of Social Emotional Learning

What is and isn’t SEL? What is your why in implementing SEL? In this session, we will work together to develop a shared definition of SEL; consider the research underpinning SEL; and explore the benefits and positive outcomes of SEL for staff, students, families, and other adults working with students. In addition, we will examine the relationship between SEL and academic learning and provide a high-level overview of strategies to implement SEL in culturally responsive ways.

Asynchronous | Available 3/19/21| Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18662&I=3731004

Ed Law 2d

Enroll in this Schoology course to learn about what Ed Law 2d is, what it protects, and get links to some useful resources for both educators and students.

Asynchronous | Available 6/30/2021| Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3745989

Case Study Review-SEL Implementation Examples

Review the implementation of SEL in various districts across the country and reflect on the practices used to create an environment that promotes SEL practice throughout the school community.

Asynchronous | Available 4/1/2021| Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3763377&D=13606

Utilizing a Data Dive Process for SEL Implementation

David Blahowicz narrates a DATA DIVE PROCESS that Greece CSD enacted as a way to use data for continuous improvements related to SEL implementation.

Asynchronous | Available 4/1/2021| Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3763386&D=13606