Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Professional learning for enhancing educators’ strategies and skills for the support of students who may learn differently, and/or are diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, economic status, language, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation

NYS Teacher Centers are committed to helping teachers develop instructional strategies to meet the needs of ALL learners. We offer book studies, webinars, podcasts and online courses to reach this goal.

We are also dedicated to helping teachers create safe and supportive learning environments for ALL students. One aspect of this is by educating teachers and support staff on social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; feel and show empathy for others; establish and maintain positive relationships; and make responsible decisions. SEL is a deeply ingrained part of the way students and adults interact both in the classroom and out of it, and helps provide children with equitable, supportive, and welcoming learning environments. For more information on SEL, please visit casel.org.

To educate our teachers, NYS Teacher Centers offer a variety of professional learning opportunities. These include:

  • Book studies based on the work of Dr. Ross Greene (Lost at School and Lost and Found)

  • Webinars on Social Emotional Learning, impacts of remote learning, digital safety and trauma informed instructional strategies

  • In-depth online courses on Social Emotional Learning in a remote environment

  • Others based on identified needs

For a complete listing of FREE professional learning opportunities supported by our Statewide Leadership grant, please click here. There are also FREE courses being offered by Individual Teacher Centers. Those courses can be found here. Registration for all courses is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Listed below are recordings of the CRE awareness online sessions. Feel free to either watch or listen for FREE! More to come...

CRE#1: Culture and Culturally Responsive Education

What is Culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for Equity? Practitioners will develop a common language around Culturally Responsive Education and begin the process of recognizing institutional and organizational structures in schools that perpetuate inequities.

Video Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E51zzCTCqx5MC_4pX_ZeitL-mSmRHg1c/view?usp=sharing

Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l0F2R6VT2OfQ5kEkgK4s951wA-dZn5kp/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n_sIY9TaRH-CPwIGkfEWpgi7YF9eqj9Wyj4fECjapsw/edit?usp=sharing

CRE#2: Multiple Dimensions of Identity: How Does Identity Impact Student Achievement?

Practitioners start the journey of examining their identifies to develop a healthy sense of identity in order for them to abandon individual racism, and recognize and oppose institutional and cultural racism.

Practitioners will examine how your racial and/or ethnic identity impacts racially and ethnically diverse students in your classroom, and why these theories are important to understand for student achievement.

Video Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/165WNWbmpZKYOLmgGTiw_uBmMfe8iyL_s/view?usp=sharing

Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nkQxA4um2ixO4tLjTlNQFyZE4trVA7pc/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gwdFmgbN-GHYp1XZ_-inT4PnrX3u2Tz0SRRgL-JuJjI/edit?usp=sharing

CRE#3: Unconscious Bias: Personal and Professional Impact

Participants will bring preconceived notions to the surface and understand how that knowledge impacts beliefs, practices and policies.

Google Doc to direct links to all videos shared in this session

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vsgq6b3lBKTrmyzd7K1qZzh5fuOkJSLI5hRjHbIq8bg/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18H8ZM6sZPznM2Dlb35s3yzXkF4mUknFr/view?usp=sharing

Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-6Civp5Y9S2YfCpo2ICgZmYUcTgnrVrj/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16YiIS6NDAsO8WoXMKTkKxhTb9CHwrn05NUR699tf9ws/edit?usp=sharing

CRE#4: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Culturally Responsive Education (CRE): How Are They Compatible?

Participants will examine how an equity lens is essential for understanding the social-emotional development of children, youth, and adults. SEL can promote educational equity by helping all young people reach their fullest potential.

Google Doc to direct links to all videos shared in this session

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IpnbCYE3jPCY-Fs1SK0OjSroXrvdufKPfDrKxaZNZq0/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nEbCxLOb7-V3vl4hw7NfOSRnx2RVFk5O/view?usp=sharing

Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MLfs5SaTgX-k8mgMIWWUXqFcg_wRwAL3/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mKXne89oLmaHvk7lbxkeLqEEpeojFf74bNDxhT_6A2c/edit?usp=sharing

CRE#5: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

Practitioners will understand that the first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and the situation is critical.

Video Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yLEvInjpqbofUPx_GfyEMG1sbKpushlu/view?usp=sharing

Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EmHaBz0HvQiyesYPcCJbglTwSNpyAudZ/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yCe0EVrlk6OS1okfY5bE6O8eaIWcnWYfbv029L_sNzA/edit?usp=sharing

CRE #6: Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom

Practitioners will understand how they might address the interplay of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom.

Video and Audio Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rpJWyuY-3QpT-HsC0ckEGRw6HWoqCbph/view?usp=sharing

Turn Key Resources Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iV1xmbbyumvdOzxHmRuaSij3bBa_XW5I7b74NDDf0TI/edit?usp=sharing