Region’s teachers to learn at DCS

A keynote by Erik Sweet of the New York State Education Department (SED), a deep dive into Next Generation Learning Standards and understanding trauma are among topics of a staff development day hosted by DCS for the region’s educators and support staff on Friday, Oct. 5.

The program is sponsored by the Schoharie County Superintendents Association in partnership with the Capital Region BOCES.

“Duanesburg is pleased to welcome Mr. Sweet from SED and host a day of training on the state’s Next Gen Learning Standards for education professionals from Schoharie, western Albany and Schenectady counties,” said Superintendent Frank Macri. “We are bringing together teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and school staff from throughout the region to learn, exchange ideas and offer feedback as a means to growing skills while building collegiality, all for the benefit of the students we serve.”

The day’s agenda begins with a keynote address by SED Associate in Instructional Services Erik Sweet in the high school auditorium, followed by breakout sessions at the elementary and high school about 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 include Duanesburg, Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Middleburgh, Schoharie and Sharon Springs. Students do not have school on the Oct. 5 regional staff development day.