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RomeTeacher Center

Location:  1721 Black River Blvd. Lower level (in the same office as the RTA)
 
Hours:  Noon to Five, weekdays when school is in session.  (closed during school holidays and snow days.)
 
 
 
 
Rome Teacher Center Fall Offerings
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”    ― Henry Ford
 
 
Unlocking the Mystery of Project-Based Blended Learning Facilitated Webinar
Date/Time:   Tuesday, November 8, 3:30-5:00
Credit:           Approved for 1.5 contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 in-service credit)
Place:             Rome Teacher Center/Rome Teachers Association Office, 1721 Black River Blvd.
Cost:              Free
Description:   Learn how Renton Prep uses Office 365 to go from project co-design with students to creating artifacts, peer assessment and communicating learning with others. Feature tools in this webinar include: OneNote, Sway, Docs.com, Snip, Fresh Paint, Office Mix, Office Lens, Forms, and Surface. Our guests will explore the following:
  • How your students can interact with a hands-on investigation of literature, science, and art in OneNote.
  • How to formatively assess students with Forms to drive student ownership and direction for revision.
  • Managing student co-authoring, collaboration, revision, production, and presentation when students build projects across disciplines.
  • Capturing student thought using Fresh Paint and Snip for formative and non-traditional assessment.
     
    Parent Teacher Conference: Strategies for Success
    Date/Time:   Wednesday, November 16, 4:00-6:00 PM
    Presenter:      Lorna DeSantis, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust
    Credit:           Approved for 2 contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 in-service credit)
    Place:             Rome Teacher Center/Rome Teachers Association Office, 1721 Black River Blvd.
    Cost:              Free
    Description:  This NYSUT Education and Learning Trust seminar uses videos, handouts and discussion points to help teachers prepare for a conference with parents. It will also help establish or improve communication involving the teacher, student and parents.
     
    Prevention to Intervention: Formative Assessment Reimagined Facilitated Webinar
    Date/Time:   Monday, November 21, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Credit:           Approved for 1.5 contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 in-service credit)
    Place:             Rome Teacher Center/Rome Teachers Association Office, 1721 Black River Blvd.
    Cost:              Free
    Description:  A new breed of technology is driving a shift in how we view and use formative assessment. When fully realized, educators will be engaged, empowered, and equipped to interrupt, disrupt, and prevent the failure to learn versus treating failed learning. Beyond information, formative assessment reimagined provides in-time insight and intelligence of, for, and by the learner to adapt and adjust learning, as the learner is learning—not after instruction. To that end, this webinar will focus on three essential learnings:
    1) The what, why, and how of reimagined formative assessment;  
    2) The transformational impact of instructional and assessment integration; and 
    3) The results of assessing leading rather than trailing indicators of learning
     
    Mentoring for Success
    Date/Time:   Tuesday, November 22, 4:00-7:00 PM
    Presenter:      Kathy Foote, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust
    Credit:            Approved for 3 contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 in-service credit
    )Place: Rome Teacher Center/Rome Teachers Association Office, 1721 Black River Blvd.
    Cost:              Free
    If you have been a mentor, have thought about being a mentor, or just want to develop better interpersonal skills for interacting with colleagues, we encourage you to attend.  This seminar helps to prepare teachers to work effectively with new teachers. The mentoring relationship is often a new one for both parties. In­terpersonal skills and trust for developing a positive relationship will be emphasized, especially those of confidentiality and trust. The seminar will also discuss: the rationale and goals for mentoring; the roles of the mentor, including the roles of coach and guide; and effective strategies for helping the mentee develop the reflective skills needed in order to learn and grow professionally.
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    Poverty's Effect on Learning
    Date/Time:   December 12, 4:00-6:00 PM
    Presenter:      Anne Catalina, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust
    Credit:            Approved for 2 contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 in-service credit)
    Place:             Rome Teacher Center/Rome Teachers Association Office, 1721 Black River Blvd.
    Cost:              Free
    Description:  This NYSUT Education and Learning Trust seminar is designed to explore the implications of poverty, socioeconomic issues, and the effects on education and learning.  Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban and rural. The training will engage participants in various activities that will assist in understanding how to effectively work with students from low socioeconomic status. During the program participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects the brain and learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research-based practices