Professional Days (1 hour, ½ day or full days)
Make the most of your district’s contractual professional development time with custom-designed full-day or half-day interactive workshops for the entire faculty or for a particular group. Professional Days are ideal for introducing new initiatives to teachers or for giving study groups a jump start on their work.
The after-school workshop series is the most flexible and effective way to provide sustained professional development to teachers and other staff. A sequence of interactive sessions totaling 10 hours or more meets New York State certification standards and offers participants the opportunity to develop in-depth understanding, apply what they are learning, and build a network of support.
An efficient way to disseminate knowledge and foster leadership is to have 7VWP model effective teaching strategies in demonstration lessons while your teachers participate. This program includes a collaborative planning session, a demonstration lesson and a debriefing session.
Send teachers to regional professional development conferences held at SUNY Cortland. Call for details or see TST BOCES MyLearningPlan.
This offers teachers off-campus opportunities to participate in Workshops monthly and to connect and share with other teachers through the process of writing. Teachers can choose to participate in two different types: WRITING TO LEARN or TEACHERS AS WRITERS. Each workshop is held in Cortland, NY from 9-12.
The workshop formats described above are only a few of the possibilities. Sometimes a combination of activities is needed to meet the needs of diverse faculty. Besides giving workshops, 7VWP teacher-consultants can provide mentoring to individuals or small groups, or present demonstration lessons.