The Professional Learning Specialists work with component schools to provide specialized support in a number of areas. These areas include, but are not limited to:
Research-based instructional practices
District data coordination for state and federal reporting purposes
Implementation and effective use of technology
In addition, Professional Learning Specialists receive training on and provide regional support for:
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
Scoring of 3-8 ELA and Math state assessments
They also provide regional workshops on a variety of instructional topics.
Kathy Smith, Interim Director of Instructional Support Services Jessica Cook, Professional Learning Specialist & District Data Coordinator Maizy Jaklitsch, Professional Learning Specialist, District Data Coordinator & DASA Certified Instructor Brian DeBoyace, Professional Learning Specialist & Educational Technology Specialist
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