CTLE SPONSOR APPROVAL The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved Greenburgh Eleven as Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The term of approval is five years, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021. At least three months prior to the end date, the District will reapply for approval to continue to be an approved Sponsor of CTLE.
The purpose of the Professional Development Plan is to provide the necessary guidance to fulfill the requirements of NYS Commissioner’s Regulations 80-3.6(b), 100.2(dd) and 100.2(o), New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirement and the District’s policy # 9700. The professional development plan will support the District’s mission and the tenets of the Diagnostic Tools for Schools and District Effectiveness (DTSDE), the District’s Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) and the School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP). The District recognizes that teacher and other professional staff quality is a vital component of ensuring student achievement. Subsequently, it is essential that we provide all staff (Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Teacher Assistants and Associates) with high quality focused, differentiated, job-embedded and on-going professional development to support the teaching and learning process. Professional development activities will be regularly scheduled, ongoing, and consistent; they will be targeted and relevant to teacher practice and needs; grounded and contextualized within district and building goals and initiatives. The plan will include strategies for implementation that are job-embedded, context specific, results-driven, and sustainable over time. The plan will be reviewed annually by the Professional Development Review Team and adjusted as appropriate.
Mandated Professional Development is an essential element for ensuring that teachers are highly qualified and up-to-date on the latest teaching and learning strategies. Professional Development includes the following elements:
APPR – Developing Smart Learning Goals
Data Driven Instruction
Common Core Learning Standards
BOCES Content Area Training in Secondary Math, Social Studies, Science
BOCES Mathematics – CCSS and new math programs
Language Arts Fusion-Common Core
Dignity for All Student/Code of Conduct
Characteristics of Children in Care and Child Development