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    • 15 Nov 2023
    • (EST)
    • 13 Mar 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual
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    Harnessing the Power of Generative AI & Chatbots

    with Monica Burns


    ASCD and ISTE experienced educator, instructional technology leader, and author.


    Sponsored by:

            

    Goal: 

    To help educators build a foundation for understanding generative artificial intelligence with a focus on instructional planning and productivity.

    Program Description : 

    This 3-part series focuses on generative AI and Chatbots, laying a foundation for educators to understand and effectively use these new tools with a focus on instructional planning and productivity. Sessions 1 & 2 will occur in the Fall of 2023 with Session 3 occurring in March 2024 to help in planning for summer work and the 2024-25 school year.

    Session 1: Nov. 15 and Session 2: Dec. 13, 2023

    “Harnessing the Power of Generative AI and Chatbots—Parts 1 & 2”

    Session 3: March 13, 2024 

    “Exploring What’s New in AI: Classroom and Workflow Tools”

    More Details

    Meeting Dates & Times (via Zoom):


    Webinar 1: Wed., Nov. 15, 2023, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Webinar 2: Wed., Dec 13, 2023, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Webinar 3: Wed., Mar. 13 , 2023, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Cost: $189/person; $179/person for teams of 2 or more. The registration fee includes a copy of the Quick Reference Guide with shipping.

    Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions or to pay by Purchase Order.

    Registration includes:

    1.  90-day access to webinar recordings & materials—perfect for ongoing planning.
    2.  5 CTLE Hours for professional learning
    3.  A 1-year membership to NYSASCD
    4.  A copy of the ASCD/ISTE Quick Reference Guide titled Using AI Chatbots to Enhance Planning and Instruction (2023). This QRG will be mailed to each registrant after the first session.
    5.  Access to a 30% discount on the ASCD book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments (2021).
    6.  The Zoom link will be sent on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

    Bio: 

    Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, author of EdTech Essentials (ASCD) and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast help educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.


    • 7 Mar 2024
    • (EST)
    • 18 Apr 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    All Learning is Social and Emotional 2.0

    with Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher

    Program Description: While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. Over the last four years, a lot has been learned about what works. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with content and with others.

    More Details

    Meeting Dates & Times (via Zoom):

    Webinar 1: Thurs., March 7, 2024 4:00-5:30 PM ET

    Webinar 2: Thurs., March 28, 2024 4:00-5:30 PM ET

    Webinar 3: Thurs., April 18, 2024 4:00-5:30 PM ET


    Cost: $189/person; $169/person for teams of 3 or more.

    Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions!

    Registration includes:

    1. all webinar materials including the ASCD Quick Reference Guide “Managing Your Classroom with Restorative Practices” (by Fisher, Frey and Smith, 2018)

    2. 1-year membership to NYSASCD (or a 1-year extension if you are already a member)

    3.  90-day access to webinar recordings & materials
    4. 5 CTLE Hours for professional learning
    5. The Zoom link for the webinars will be sent on March 4, 2024 to registrants

    Bios:

    Nancy Frey is a professor of literacy in educational leadership at San Diego State University where she focuses on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. Staying true to her belief that it is critical to remain deeply embedded in the life of a school, she also teaches at Health Sciences High and Middle College, an award-winning open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, which she co founded with Ian Pumpian and Doug Fisher.

    For over two decades, her work has been dedicated to the knowledge and skills of caring teachers and school leaders needed to help students attain their goals and aspirations. Frey’s interests include instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association.

    Frey has published many articles and books on literacy, instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning, including Student Learning Communities: A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Developments.

    Doug Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University, where he focuses on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. Additionally, he is a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College, an award-winning,open enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego that he co founded in 2007. His areas of interest include instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning. A passionate educator, Fisher's work is dedicated to impacting professional learning communities and nurturing the knowledge and skills of caring teachers and school leaders so they may help students improve their learning and attain their goals and aspirations.

    Fisher is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame as well as the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. Previously, he was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He has published numerous articles and books on literacy and leadership, teaching and learning, and improving student achievement.



    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Exploring What’s New in AI: Classroom and Workflow Tools

    with Monica Burns


    ASCD and ISTE experienced educator, instructional technology leader, and author.


    Sponsored by:

            

    Goal: 

    To help educators build a foundation for understanding generative artificial intelligence with a focus on instructional planning and productivity.

    Program Description : 

    Are you making the most of artificial intelligence? In this session, we will look at what’s new in artificial intelligence (AI), specifically generative AI and its impact on teaching and learning. Explore a variety of new tools designed with educators in mind, alongside updates to popular generative AI tools including chatbots like Claude, Bard and ChatGPT. This session will provide updates related to these topics as well as new considerations for educators.

    More Details

    Meeting Date & Time (via Zoom):


     Wed., Mar. 13 , 2024, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Cost: $75/person - The registration fee includes a hardcopy of the Quick Reference Guide titled Using AI Chatbots to Enhance Planning and Instruction (2023).

    Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions or to pay by Purchase Order.

    Registration includes:

    1.  90-day access to webinar recordings & materials—perfect for ongoing planning.
    2.  2 CTLE Hours for professional learning
    3.  A 1-year membership to NYSASCD
    4.  A copy of the ASCD/ISTE Quick Reference Guide titled Using AI Chatbots to Enhance Planning and Instruction (2023). This QRG will be mailed to each registrant after the first session.
    5.  Access to a 30% discount on the ASCD book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments (2021).
    6.  The Zoom link will be sent on Monday, March 11, 2024

    Bio: 

    Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, author of EdTech Essentials (ASCD) and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast help educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.


    • 17 Apr 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 8 May 2024
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    Integrating Civic Engagement and Discourse in the Classroom



    with Angela Di Michele Lalor

    ASCD Author & Nationally Recognized Curriculum Expert, Smithtown, NY


    Program Description : This 2-part series, will introduce educators to a range of practical activities designed to enrich classroom discussions and empower students to be active citizens through curriculum and daily instructional practices.

    More Details

    Meeting Dates & Times (via Zoom):

    Webinar 1: Wed., April 17, 2024 4:00-5:30 PM ET

    Webinar 2: Wed., May 8, 2024 4:00-5:30 PM ET


    Cost: $139/person; $120/person for teams of 3 or more.

    Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions or to pay by Purchase Order. 

    Registration includes:

    1.  90-day access to webinar recordings & materials
    2. 3 CTLE Hours for professional learning
    3.  The Zoom link for the webinars will be sent on April 12, 2024 to registrants.
    4.  A 1-year membership to NYSASCD (or a 1-year extension if you are already a member)
    5.  Note: The eBook Making Curriculum Matter is available for purchase for an additional fee.

    Bio:


    Angela Di Michele Lalor has worked with many schools around the country facilitating school wide initiatives in curriculum, assessment, and instruction programs. Her primary focus is helping districts design high-quality units of study that incorporate meaningful and engaging learning experiences for all students. In addition, she has worked with teachers to design quality assessments; link curriculum, assessment, and grading and reporting practices; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners; and examine student work to move student learning forward. Her strengths lie in her ability to help groups of teachers work collaboratively to rethink and reflect upon their practices. She provides highly customized professional learning services. Angela says, “I’ve helped individual teachers update their entire approach to teaching and whole faculties transform their school by working collaboratively to reflect and think deeply about their practices. Changes in teacher practice can be seen in the classrooms I have visited and the student work I have examined.”




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