A series of 90 minute workshops offered in the evening, when the day is done, the kids are in bed, the kitchen is cleaned up, and you can learn in the comfort of your own quiet place in an outfit unfit for  anywhere but home.  Take one, or take them all.  Mix and match any combination of workshops.

FEE:  $5 per workshop/ $50 for 10  TIME: 7:00pm- 8:30pm



All workshops are suitable for Grades K-12 unless otherwise indicated.


Registration begins December 8, 2023

Asking the Right Questions: An introduction to QFT  Questioning is a fundamental skill essential to communicating and learning. This workshop will examine the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to encourage students to ask the right questions and promote critical thinking in your classroom.Sanfratello   K-12   Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Understanding Growth vs Fixed Mindset and its Impact on Learning  How is it that some students incorporate greater motivation and success whereas other students experience apathy, avoidance, and failure? This PD will help you to influence students' mindsets, both in the classroom and when counseling students.  

Salitsky    K-12  Tuesday, January 30, 2024

CANCELED Building Bridges Between School and Home Workshop Fostering positive parent-teacher relationships is essential to the well-being of our students. Working as a team can help our students succeed academically, provide an emotional support system for them, and diminish unwanted behaviors. This workshop will help you to build a foundation for effective and appropriate parental involvement in your classroom community. 

Catron & Weinstein K-12  Thursday, February 1, 2024

Collective Resilience after a Traumatic Event: How to Help Staff and Students Cope with Crisis Crisis events are unexpected which may lead to unresolved trauma. Discussion and proactive ways to prevent complicated trauma and grief for students and staff. Salitsky K-12  Tuesday, February 6, 2024

NEW DATE-How Creating a Self Care Practice Benefits the Educator & the Students Self Care has become a term that we hear frequently lately. What exactly does it mean, why is it so important to your well-being and how does it impact your teaching? How is your self care practice a powerful teaching opportunity for your students? Join this session for an exploration and introduction to the positive effects of self care and self compassion.

 Finnick  K-12  Monday March 25, 2024

Tips and Tricks for Preparing ELLs for the NYSESLAT Learn effective instructional strategies to build your ELL's English skills and improve their NSYESLAT scores. Includes practical and engaging activities that can be used all year!

Baldini  K-8  Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia: This workshop will empower educators with an understanding of what dyslexia is and practical reading methods for classroom support. Explore the nature of dyslexia, recognize signs, and enhance teaching methods. Participants will have the opportunity to watch short model videos showcasing effective reading methods and leave with ready-to-go resources for immediate implementation. 

Walsh K-12 Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Effects of Stress on Student Learning: Identify student stressors, ways to support stress management, and teachable stress reduction skills. Salitsky K-12 Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A Guide to Co-Teaching A co-teaching partnership is an arranged classroom “marriage” that must succeed for the welfare of your students. As there are so many components that encompass this partnership, it is essential to navigate these uncharted waters together as a team. This workshop will provide you with an abundance of information, strategies, and research to help you establish an optimal working relationship with your co-teacher.

Catron & Weinstein K-12 Thursday, February 29, 2024

Mindfulness Basics for Regulating Student's Emotions: Learn and collaborate mindfulness exercises and ideas to support students on the development of emotional self-regulation  Salitsky K - 12 Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Setting Up Your Substitute Teacher for Success This workshop will help you plan for smooth running classes even when you are not there. We will focus on creating in-depth guidelines and plans for substitute teachers that leave you stress-free when you need to take a sick or personal day. Catron & Weinstein K-12 Thursday, March 7, 2024

Turning Makerspace into Lessons - Learn how to turn hands-on activities into impressive lessons designed to keep your students engaged and motivated. Kelly K-12 Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Achieving Work-Life Balance: Learn the systems and processes I use during the school day to work and plan effectively during my contract hours. This workshop will help you discover strategies and methods to fulfill your teaching responsibilities during the school day so you can enjoy life beyond the classroom.

Kenngott K-5 Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Understanding Anxiety & Panic Attacks & Strategies to Assist Anxiety in young people has been significantly increasing over the past several years and the past 3 years have seen an even more dramatic uptick. Gain understanding about what anxiety is, how it can present and coping strategies that can assist. Finnick K-12 Thursday, March 14, 2024

Wakelet: Looking for a new digital tool? Wakelet is a great tool for your students to save, organize, and share content including websites, video, images, and text. It's an engaging assessment tool that is easy and fun to use.

Kelly 6-12 Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Creating the Optimal Classroom Environment This workshop will predominantly focus on Domain 2 of the Danielson Rubric, which encompasses creating an environment of respect and rapport, establishing a culture for learning, managing classroom procedures, managing student behavior, and organizing physical and virtual space. Participants will receive a plethora of resources to help them create an inviting atmosphere for all learners.

Catron & Weinstein K-12 Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Power of Collaboration: This workshop will provide an overview of collaborative and cooperative learning, including key elements, benefits,and examples of each. Time will be provided for creating additional samples of collaborative and cooperative learning experiences. Mirabile K-12 Tuesday, March 26, 2024

CANCELEDThe Energy Bus For Kids: A book study on Jon Gordon's Energy Bus For Kids and how to use this as an SEL tool in the elementary classroom Durio K-6 Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students In School An exploration of the concerns that LGBTQ+ students face in an ever-changing world and the ways to help create a safe, supportive and welcoming school environment.

Finnick 6-12 Thursday, April 4, 2024

CANCELEDImplicit Bias and How it Affects Instruction: Implicit bias, our unconscious associations and feelings, can greatly impact our instruction and classroom management. Durio K-12 Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Effective Writing: A Preview of the Writing Revolution: Explore explicit writing techniques that empower young learners to craft high-quality sentences in response to their reading materials. Uncover the secrets of explicit writing instruction and inspire a new level of writing excellence in your classroom.

Walsh 2-12 Thursday, April 11, 2024

Book Tasting Menus: Getting Your Students Excited About Independent Reading: Learn how to implement independent reading in your classroom. Learn about tips to get started, reading logs, ensuring student engagement, book discussions, gauging time spent reading and exploring an example of a book tasting. Your students will come to school excited and ready to read. Mirabile 4-12 Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Creating PBL with Canva: Unleash creative license in your classroom while promoting student collaboration, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. This workshop will present how to transform student learning using Canva as the platform to develop Project Based Learning instruction. Sanfratello K-12 Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Incorporating Mindfulness & SEL into Writing and Reading Learn about strategies and get resources for helping students enhance their mindfulness and emotional well-being and develop their reading and writing skills. Get specific reading/writing/SEL resources and exercises to use in the classroom. Finnick 3-12 Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Art of Journaling: There are many benefits to journaling: expression, improves mental health, boosts emotional intelligence and self-regulation, and storytelling. Learn how to infuse this technique into your students' lives.

Salitsky K-12 Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Why Mindfulness Is Important and How To Bring It Into the Culture of the Classroom. We hear so much about mindfulness these days that it may seem like just another "momentary fad". However, it has the power to be so much more than that. In this workshop learn what "living mindfully" actually means and the profound benefits it can bring. Learn simple yet effective ways to create an environment of mindfulness in your classroom through bite-size steps that will support a positive, productive environment for yourself and your students!" Finnick K-12 Thursday, May 2, 2024

What Happens When I Get Senioritis? Ways in Which to Rejuvenate Self and Students: Maintaining motivation, creativity, and success to the end of the school year can be difficult. Review tangible strategies for students and self to finish the school year strong. Salitsky K-12 Tuesday, May 7, 2024

CANCELEDTeaching Smarter with Brain Science: Maximize Learning Potential: This workshop reveals practical insights from neuroscience, focusing on enhancing working memory and empowering educators with strategies to implement directly in the classroom for maximum learning impact. Walsh K-12 Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Nature Walk Let's get those students outside to explore nature! Get inspired and leave with fresh ideas and plenty of resources for teaching outside the traditional classroom. Baldini K-8 Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Creating Self-Grading Assignments Overwhelmed by the amount of assignments that need to be graded? Spending nights reviewing student work instead of taking time for yourself? Learn how to create self-graded assignments to free up time in your busy schedule while providing meaningful feedback to your students.

Sanfratello K-12 Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Embracing Your NO!: This workshop will present ways you can reclaim agency over your time and talents. We all struggle with saying NO! This has detrimental consequences not only on our ability to perform effectively, but on our overall mental and physical health. Durio K-12 Thursday, May 16, 2024

Great OWL Book Share A virtual book discussion from the comfort of your living room. Exchange recommendations of your favorite leisure and professional books for summer reading. Share and discuss your top picks, creating a unique community bond over a shared passion for reading. Freedman K-12 Thursday, May 30, 2024

Strategies to Begin Next Academic School Year: It's never too late to tweak how you want to begin the school year with students, parents, classroom and curriculum. Start now by creatively thinking and collaborating ways to make next school year a success.Salitsky K-12 Tuesday, June 4, 2024