Modernizing your K-12 District Professional Learning Program


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October 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Join NYSCATE and our Corporate Council member D2L for this engaging hour-long webinar aimed at supporting NY education leaders in modernizing their teacher professional learning programs. 

Schools and teachers have been forced to quickly adapt practices in response to the pandemic, requiring ongoing professional learning in response to changing conditions and needs. A resilient school system recognizes that school goals and teacher needs are dynamic, and implements an agile and flexible professional learning system to meet teachers where they are at the moment. We now have the opportunity and expectations to redesign in-service teacher supports.

Join NYSCATE and leading practitioners to understand how they are building and supporting high-quality professional learning options that are flexible, personalized, and embedded. They will share practices and lessons learned for modernizing professional learning solutions, including to achieve the following:

  • create engaging, purposeful, and authentic teacher learning;

  • balancing personalization and scale, and just-in-time modular learning with district-mandated PD days and CE requirements; and

  • building ongoing community and collaboration including through online and blended models.

D2L Quad

Join Tara Carrozza, Teacher Team Leadership Coach, NYC DOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT), Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, John Boniello, Director and Systems Change Facilitator, Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center, and Kassia Kukurudza, M.Ed, Senior Academic Affairs Manager, D2L Corporation for this engaging discussion on how to build an agile K-12 professional learning program.

Audience: School/district administrators, principals, BOCES coordinators

Tara Carrozza - Tara partners with educators, school leaders, and district leaders across New York City to collaboratively design learning experiences that are safe, inclusive, personalized, measurable, and prioritize the emotional well-being of all. Leveraging her business and media background, Tara takes a data-driven approach to build large-scale, future-forward systems and structures that rapidly grow skills, knowledge, and operational efficiency at every level. She is equity-focused, knowing technology gives access to learning that otherwise would not exist.

Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D - Jennifer is the PNW BOCES Education Technology Coordinator. In this role she supports educational technology agency-wide, collaborating with all programs as well as the 18 component districts. Jennifer has been an educator for over 20 years and has previously served in a variety of positions including teacher, principal, regional staff developer, technology director, and director of special education. She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences on a variety of topics, all with the goal of supporting others so they can improve student outcomes.

John Boniello  - John is the Director and Systems Change Facilitator of the Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES. John’s team provides professional development and technical assistance to special education teachers and administrators across the lower Hudson valley. John’s team, as with many, had to quickly pivot their professional development delivery methods to be completely online. John has previously served as a Bilingual Special Education Specialist, Special Education School Improvement Specialist, and a High School and Middle School Special Education teacher in NYC.

Kassia Kukurudza - Kassia has worked in education for over a decade. Beginning her career as an elementary teacher, she now works for D2L as Senior Academic Affairs Manager. Specializing in technology-enabled learning and teaching, Kassia supports education organizations across the globe to create effective learning ecosystems that put teachers and students at the center. Kassia has her Master of Education, with a research focus in Haitian school systems and the role of education in fragile contexts. In her free time, she acts as a mentor for Faculties of Education and volunteers with the Family and Child Services, working with foster children.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please email Sean McDonough at smcdonough@nyscate.org.