Upcoming Events

Assessment Day
Wednesday, May 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eagle's Lookout

PEU Fall Meeting: Save the Date
Monday, August 19, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (tentative)

Attention Department Chairs

Remember to inform your new hires (fall semester) that they will be busy the first week of obligation. It may be helpful for them to know early that they will have little time for finalizing syllabi and lesson plans that week.

News from NYSED

State Museum Offers Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
The New York State Museum presents teacher workshops that address the Common Core State Standards. The Museum's 12-year history of excellent teacher education provides workshop participants with access to real-world applications, authentic research, and thoughtful lessons that accelerate understanding. Museum workshops in Evolution, Archaeology, and Earth Science are scheduled for May through July 2013.

Common Core Assessment Design
Beginning with the 2012-13 administration, the New York State tests in Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will measure the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Similarly, some ELA and Mathematics Regents Exams will be aligned to the CCLS beginning in the 2013-14 school year, and the rest will follow suit in the 2014-15 school year. To guide test question development, the New York State Education Department has developed Item Review Criteria and additional guidance resources. See the Common Core Assessment Design resources.