On October 20th, more than 2,700 teachers, support staff and district employees from 16 districts and the BOCES will gather for a day of engaging collaboration and learning spread across 10 sites in the Capital Region. Joining educators from across our region to share ideas helps enrich and broaden the learning process of students in our region by tapping into a deeper pool of classroom experiences.
Teachers will participate in subject and grade level groups to interact and share ideas, develop new and engaging lessons and learn new ways to engage their students to offer richer learning experiences.
“This regional professional learning day will allow educators from our region to come together and focus on instructional practices that work. At the end of the day, we all know that those closest to students make the biggest impact on their learning,” said Dr. Gladys I. Cruz, Questar III District Superintendent.
“As educators, we need to break down the silos that are often created between districts and give teachers the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas and resources and create a network of professional learning that will extend far beyond October 20th. Through this regional professional learning day, we are fully encompassing the vision of Questar III,” said Questar III Deputy Superintendent Matthew Sloane.
Grade level teachers will participate in several sessions – an instructional practice workshop and a grade level share with a Questar III School Improvement Specialist, examining lessons for engagement and creativity while sharing best practices and collaborating.
There will be additional sessions for special education teachers, support staff, foreign language, physical education, art, technology and family and consumer science/business teachers.
Prior to the professional development sessions at Howard L. Goff Middle School, we will also host the 3rd Annual Future of Workforce Readiness event – an event focusing on the partnership between business and education working toward workforce readiness and closing the skills gap. This event also honors the legacy of the late Bob Horan – Superintendent of the Schodack Central School District.
Participating school districts include Berlin, Brunswick, Catskill, Chatham, Coxsackie-Athens, East Greenbush, Germantown, Greenville, Hoosic Valley, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, Lansingburgh, New Lebanon, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Taconic Hills and Wynantskill.
For more information and a list of locations, visit our website.