Regional Social Studies Network:
This group is designed for educators in the region who have a strong interest in social studies in their buildings and/or districts. The purpose of the Social Studies Leadership Network is to promote communication and collaboration between districts, inform practices, stay current with NYSED information, and enhance social studies education in our region, both elementary and secondary, by engaging and participating in professional workgroups. This network’s framework will include areas regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Regional Science Network:
This group is designed for people who have a strong interest in taking a leadership role in science. It is recommended that the Science Network group includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of the district and regional capacity related to the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the implementation of the standards from the State Education Department. The network’s framework is to position the region to successfully implement the new science standards and build a strong knowledge of the science curriculum.
Regional Art and Music Leaders Network:
This network is designed for educators that have a strong interest in taking a leadership role in the Arts. It is recommended that the Arts Network group includes teacher leaders (elementary, MS & HS) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of the district and regional capacity related to the Arts standards as they apply to content-specific and cross-content correlations. This network will include sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to information from the NYS Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this network is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 Arts Education. Working collaboratively will provide a strong framework to position the district's teachers' success and effective student growth and outcomes.
PE/Health Leaders Network:
This group is designed for educators in the field of physical education and health. The purpose of the PE/Health Network is to promote communication and collaboration among districts to inform practices related to the health and physical fitness of students. This includes sharing up-to-date information related to standards implementation, specifically the new New York State Physical Education Learning Standards 2020. We will explore how to develop these competencies in order for students to develop knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of healthy activities; understand and appreciate the benefits of maintaining a healthful lifestyle; understand how to evaluate and access resources in their community to pursue a healthy and active life. Additionally, we will curate resources and design support to fit the needs of the districts in the region.