Learning Standards are focus of regional staff development day

group of teachers sitting around a round table in school library

A keynote by Erik Sweet of the New York State Education Department (SED), a deep dive into Next Generation Learning Standards and understanding trauma were among topics of an Oct. 5 staff development day for educators sponsored by the Schoharie County Superintendents Association in partnership with the Capital Region BOCES and hosted by Duanesburg Central School District.

“School superintendents from our region worked together to develop a day of training on the state’s Next Generation Learning Standards for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and school staff,” said Schoharie Superintendent David Blanchard. “The staff development day offered them opportunities to learn, share ideas and provide input on the standards and other matters of importance to the students we serve.”

The day’s agenda included breakout sessions for educators focusing on the state’s learning standards in English language arts, math, social studies, science, and the arts, as well as sessions on working with students with trauma.

School districts participating in the professional development day included Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Duanesburg, Middleburgh, Schoharie and Sharon Springs.