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Multilingual Learners / English Language Learners: High-Quality, Student-Centered Remote Learning

Our comprehensive series focuses on five critical areas that support instruction and learning. Are you ready for this school year?

Education leaders are often challenged with making sure their district and schools have the capacity, skills, and knowledge to ensure all students learn at high levels and improve achievement. As educators, and district and school leaders ourselves, we recognize that all organizations need to update and refine our skill sets to be ready for any “shift” in leading, teaching, and learning.

Join three experts who know this work:
Dr. Diane Albano, Svetlana Stowell and Colleen Ulrich

Multilingual Learners and English Language Learners are vulnerable groups in need of critical support. During a typical school year, these groups of students are connected to numerous providers in helping them meet their individualized plans and goals.
As a result of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools will continue to operate under unique circumstances. There are challenges and considerations in how to meet mandated services and instruction when teaching and learning through a virtual and onsite format.

We will explore and identify critical considerations as well as viable solutions in assisting district staff in propelling the learning of MLLs and ELLs in remote and hybrid settings.

  • Understanding the Students In Your Classroom
  • Purposeful Planning for MLLs / ELLs
  • Purposeful Teaching for MLLs / ELLs
  • Co-Teaching Friends and Foes
  • Parents and Paraprofessionals as Allies in Learning
PLC Associates is offering this series as an Open Enrollment, two cohorts

Cohort 1 begins October 8 (5:00 – 6:15pm)

Cohort 2 begins November 12 (3:30 – 4:45pm)

Districts can also purchase this package to customize to their needs.

Students With Disabilities: High-Quality, Student-Centered Remote Learning

Our comprehensive series focuses on five critical areas that support instruction and learning. Are you ready for this school year?

Education leaders are often challenged with making sure their district and schools have the capacity, skills, and knowledge to ensure all students learn at high levels and improve achievement. As educators, and district and school leaders ourselves, we recognize that all organizations need to update and refine our skill sets to be ready for any “shift” in leading, teaching, and learning.

Join three experts who know this work:
Dr. Diane Albano, Svetlana Stowell and Colleen Ulrich

Students with Disabilities is a vulnerable group in need of critical support. During a typical school year, these groups of students are connected to numerous providers in helping them meet their individualized plans and goals.
As a result of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools will continue to operate under unique circumstances. There are challenges and considerations in how to meet mandated services and instruction when teaching and learning through a virtual and onsite format.

We will explore and identify critical considerations as well as viable solutions in assisting district staff in propelling the learning of SWDs in remote and hybrid settings.

  • Understanding the Students In Your Classroom
  • Purposeful Planning for SWDs
  • Purposeful Teaching for SWDs
  • Co-Teaching Friends and Foes
  • Parents and Paraprofessionals as Allies in Learning
PLC Associates is offering this series as an Open Enrollment, two cohorts

Cohort 1 begins October 8 (3:30 – 4:45pm)

Cohort 2 begins November 12 (5:00 – 6:15pm)

Districts can also purchase this package to customize to their needs.

Connected Leadership

Feeling Stressed? Leaders, Connect with Colleagues!

Educational Leaders need support from colleagues who understand the depth and difficulty of making decisions that impact the lives of students, teachers, and their community. This unique opportunity allows leaders across districts, regions, and states to share challenges and successes in these unprecedented times. Through the design of reflection, networking, and discussion, participants will increase their capacity to meet challenges in their professional and personal lives as they hone and strengthen their leadership skills.

Join Dr. Diane Albano and Ms. Betsy Smith for this full-year support.

Both are experienced, central-office administrators and facilitators. Informed by current issues and research, these sessions will foster a collegial environment.

  • Focus on leadership strategies during disruptive times and uncharted territory
  • Provide practical strategies and tools to enhance leadership skills
  • Elevate thinking and expand possibilities to move beyond current beliefs and practices
  • Share ideas and practices, seek novel solutions together
  • Tailor discussion to the needs of participants
  • Promote networking with colleagues across regions
Open Enrollment for the following groups begins October 15th.

To address and support your leadership needs, we are offering two separate networking groups:

Principal Leaders Connection (Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00am)

ASI’s, Directors and Coordinators (Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm)

Precision in Implementation: Targeted Support to Improve Technology Compliance

With multiple reopening models expected this fall, are districts prepared to offer accessible and compliant technologies?

Now that you have your Ed Law 2-D Part 121 Compliance Plan, do you have the support necessary to make sure your district continues its technology implementation and compliance initiative after your state’s deadline?

We offer targeted supports and guidance to make sure your district continues its technology implementation and compliance initiative.

Mike Newman and PLC Associates can help your district with precision in implementation including:

—Audit and align current technology hardware and software infrastructure to existing and evolving data privacy and security regulations.

—Support districts with the selection, purchase, and implementation of technology software and hardware to promote increased compliance and accessibility.

—Review and/or develop educational policies to support a successful implementation of proposed data and privacy regulations (3rd party contractors, Parents Bill of Rights, Response to data breach, etc.).

For information or to discuss this support offering, please contact: Mike Newman, Associate- mikenewman.plc@gmail.com .

We will stay with you throughout the process to ensure your district is ready and supported by a strong technology compliance plan and framework.

What is your district’s level of Technology Compliance?

The upcoming deadline for Ed Law 2-D Part 121 compliance is fast approaching. Is your district ready?

Covid-19 closed schools and districts turned to online communications as the primary means of connecting with stakeholders. From virtual board meetings to Zoom and Meet classrooms, districts leveraged technology more than ever before, prioritizing expedience over accessibility and data privacy. Additionally, the increase in online platforms for instruction and communications means it’s time to review systems for ADA Compliance for technology and continue to work towards precision in implementation.

Join Mike Newman for this two-session series to highlight the action steps, guidance, and questions you should be asking.

Session #1 – Ed. Law 2-D Part 121 – Protecting personally identifiable information when technology resources are essential to school reopening plans.

Session #2 – ADA Compliance for Technology – Increase equity and access for all district stakeholders.

This series is for: district and school leaders, technology leaders, data protection officers, and CSE chairs.

Open Enrollment for the Series begin September 15th.
Series 1: September 15 and 17 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Series 2: September 29 and October 1, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Targeted Technology Systems

As school systems work to reopen this fall with multiple learning models and stakeholders still craving information, districts MUST continue to meet the needs of their respective communities while prioritizing Ed. Law 2-D Part 121 compliance throughout the 2020-21 school year. ADD the ethical responsibility of ADA compliance for technology and districts NEED systems in place to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.

This is the first in a series of Targeted Technology Systems offerings. We focus on supporting and helping districts create an Effective Instructional Technology Framework and capacity for educational technology.

We offer targeted supports and guidance to make sure your district is prepared for the October 1st deadline. Then, we can continue supporting your Ed. Law 2-D Part 121 implementation. Plus, we can help with ADA compliance for technology.

For information and to register your District, or discuss these support offerings, please contact: Mike Newman, Associate-
mikenewman.plc@gmail.com

Focus Forward

PLC Associates’ Essential 2020-21 Offerings

We have designed five targeted offerings to meet the needs of our districts from the perspective of both leaders and educators.
Our targeted offerings will help you FOCUS FORWARD as you shift the teaching and learning landscape in your district, schools, classrooms, and community.

Let’s Get Ahead! Are You Ready? These are very unique and comprehensive offerings that respond specifically to proactively assist our schools to make key decisions, prepare, and be ready as we move into our 2020-21 academic year.

Our District Leadership Offerings:
For Our School Leaders and Educators:

Designed for district leadership teams and school leaders and teachers, these exciting, in-depth, and relevant offerings for your school district support your preparations to deliver re-entry plans, instruction, and learning as the landscape of education continues to change.

Read more about these essential offerings.

Transforming Learning: High Quality, Student-Centered Online Instruction

Our comprehensive series focuses on five critical areas.

PLC Associates’ series, Transforming Learning- High-Quality, Student-Centered Distance Learning, will help your district and its leaders and teachers grow professionally. Our series supports your shifts to distance learning while considering how to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.
Join two experts who know this work:
Carolyn Tinsely-Tremmel and Emory Roethel

As educators, we are now in a major shift to remote learning. Whether we are utilizing synchronistic learning or asynchronistic learning or a balance of both, we need to quickly update and refine our skill sets. We will cover explicit strategies and ideas for student and teacher self-reflection, feedback models, creative assignments, student assessment, and discuss ways to stay connected to our students.

Focused on updating and refining our skill sets to be ready for and “shift” in teaching and learning, our how-to and highly interactive sessions include:

  • Explicit strategies, ideas, and technology tools to develop and support innovative and engaged instruction and learning.
  • Student and teacher self-reflection and feedback models.
  • Student ownership and authentic assessment.
  • And examples and discussions on how to build strong relationships with our students that promote positive social-emotional connections.

Read more about this series.

Exactly … How to Improve Graduation Rates for Young Men of Color

The Work and Research of Dr. Marck Abraham

Five powerful sessions filled with strategies and techniques! Purchase this series for your team.

Dr. Abraham and his company, MEA Consultants, in partnership with Penny Ciaburri of PLC Associates, Inc. have teamed up to create and deliver this game-changer for your district and school!

This series is full of power-packed strategies for increasing graduation rates for men of color, and actually all students!

A thought leader in education, Dr. Marck Abraham has completed extensive research on improving results for men of color. He has recently authored several articles and publications, completed his dissertation in this area, and will be publishing his book, What Success Looks Like for Men of Color this fall.

Read more about this series.

Culturally Responsive Schools in Action…And the Results to Prove It!

The Challenge…And the Opportunity to Get It Right

Penny Ciaburri has authored this feature article for New York State ASCD, revealing the important data and findings from the investigation of ten highly successful schools in New York State, exceeding the graduation rate for men of color!

The Issue:
The academic success rate for minority students, as measured by graduation rate, remains low compared to other students. As schools across New York State are striving to raise the academic performance and career prospects for all students, the graduation rates for young men of color (YMOC) over the past three years have been below 65 percent, compared to 80 percent for all students. A recent study (2019) conducted by PLC Associates, Inc. has documented key findings from schools who are consistently exceeding the graduation rate for young men of color and achieving significant, continued progress.