GCRTC ALERTS for 11413


*Greater Capital Region Teacher Center for Effective Teaching
ALERTS for Monday, January 14, 2013


*Scroll down for more information on the following GCRTC courses*: Digital
Learning Day contest (deadline 1/18), *New* Early Childhood Common Core
course (starts 3/15), *New* Secondary Common Core course (starts 2/27), *New
* Secondary course on teaching Business skills to HS students (starts
1/29), *Teach Like a Champion* study group (starts 1/29) – and the Library
of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes info (deadline 2/4)


*Digital Learning Day Contest-Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate*ONLY 4
DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!! Submissions due by 1/18/13If you can explain a
way you use technology to support the Common Core and promote
students' college and career readiness in a 2-3 minute video, you
could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! After entering, email a link to your
video to valerie at teachers-center.org to have it included in the
Eastern Upstate Regional judging. GO DIRECTLY TO THE Digital Learning
Day CONTEST WEBSITE<https://sites.google.com/a/nyit.edu/digital-learning-day/home>

*Early Childhood Common Core Intensive: A focus on Reading and Writing
*This 15 hour intensive professional development experience is specifically
designed to support early childhood teachers, grades pre-k through 3, who
are interested in participating in deep collaborative inquiry into some of
the more challenging aspects of Common Core State Standards including
writing from sources, academic vocabulary and text-based answers. Working
with expert early childhood facilitators and regional colleagues,
participants will refine and revise current and upcoming Common Core
lessons and units to strengthen instructional rigor and deepen student
learning experiences. (More on-line)
*Instructors:* Deb Hoffmann, Abby Weber, Robert Whiteman
*Dates/Time/Location:*  March 15 (Fri) 4-8 p.m. ; March 16 (Sat) 10-5 p.m;
March 28 (Thurs) 4-8 p.m. at Guilderland Public Library
*Fee:* None, underwritten by GCRTC / Registration required - Register now
on MLP<https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13206&I=1268324&H=1>
*For more information please contact:* valerie at teachers-center.org


*Professional collaborative inquiry into secondary content area
CCSS-aligned unit development
*The Greater Capital Region Teacher Center is sponsoring a set of
collaborative sessions investigating the use of the *unit building
strategies and tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative*.  Facilitators
for these sessions are area classroom *TEACHERS* who have developed juried
modules through work with national level cohorts on the processes of
building CCSS aligned, content rich units based on rigorous student tasks,
scaffolded and differentiated skill development, and authentic assessment
of learning. (More detail is available on-line)
*Dates/Times:*   4:30- 6:30 PM   Wednesdays (Feb.27, 2013;  March 13, 2013;
March 27, 2013; April 10, 2013)
*Location:*  Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, 512 Albany-Shaker Road,
Albany, NY 12211
*Facilitator:*  Amy Salamone,  Guilderland School Districtand
co-facilitators from the LDC project
*Fee:*  None, underwritten by GCRTC / Registration required - Register now
on MLP

*For more information contact:* carol at teachers-center.org

*Basic Principles in Business Plan Development: A Teachers' Workshop*
In this course, teachers will develop a greater understanding of how to
teach students the structure and substance of a business plan and
incorporate these concepts into high school curricula. Achieved through 4
modules, each is designed as a combination of teaching and application.
Modules include vetting ideas, market research, business model and
financial picture, presentation style and deliverables. Each module will
include a lecture as well as interactive group activities. The goal of the
activities will be to draw out alternative ways of helping students learn,
practice potential classroom exercises, and apply the concepts and tools.
(More information available on MLP)
*Instructors:* Dr. Gina O’Connor, Associate Dean, Lally School of
Management & Technology; Professor of Marketing; Director, Severino Center
for Technological Entrepreneurship; Dr. William Tracy, Assistant Professor
of Management, Lally School of Management & Technology
*Fee:* $35.00 includes lunch *Register now on
For more information contact:* Kelly Reardon-Sleicher at 518-276-2650 or
SCTE at rpi.edu


*Teach Like a Champion study group with Tom Shiland, NBCT
*This course is designed around Doug Lemov’s book *Teach Like a
Champion*which has been featured in the New York Times Magazine
(“Building a Better
Teacher”, NYT, 3/2/10). The book consists of 49 techniques that outstanding
teachers use in their classrooms. Each class will consist of discussing a
section of the book, along with discussing how those techniques worked in
your classroom.
*Dates/Times/Location:* 1/29/13, 4:30-5 p.m.; 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 26, 4:30 –
6 p.m. each day at the Saratoga Admin. Bldg., Saratoga Springs, CSD
*For more information, email:* mshiland at gmail.com

*GCRTC would like to make you aware of the following opportunity for
teachers that have been shared with us:*

*Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes – Teaching with Primary
Application Deadline:** February 4, 2013.
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its 2013 Summer
Teacher Institutes in Washington, D.C. The five-day institutes provide
educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources
into K-12 classroom teaching, focusing on student engagement, critical
thinking, and construction of knowledge.*

*Tuition and materials are provided at no cost. Breakfast and lunch are
also provided. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and
from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and any required overnight
accommodations. Educators and school librarians of all grade levels and
subject areas are encouraged to apply.
*Learn more and apply!
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