Asynchronous Professional Learning Modules

These Asynchronous Professional Learning Modules (APLMs) are part of a pilot. Click the link below to register and receive a link to a syllabus with videos, resources, and more. Asynchronous modules are not eligible for CTLE credit.

Asynchronous Professional Learning Modules (APLMs)

Exploring the Global and US History Regents Exams: Part One

QN Facilitators: Melinda Willens, Antoinette Tucci, Meredith Formica

In this asynchronous webinar, we will examine the guiding documents that make up the structure and design of the Global History and Geography and United States History and Government Regents exams. Topics also include instructional strategies for approaching stimulus-based multiple choice questions and academic language strategies to make the learning accessible to all learners.

Phenomena Based Instruction in the Secondary Science Classroom

QN Facilitators: Lisa Elkaabi & Ingrid Lafalaise

In this asynchronous webinar, participants will examine how centering science instruction on anchoring phenomenon supports the coherence of instructional content, builds student agency, and deepens learning.

High Quality Mathematics Instruction (K-8)

QN Facilitators: Liz Fisher and Phyllis Tam

This webinar will support your high-quality mathematics instruction by highlighting two high-leverage practices: Mathematics Routines and Parallel Mathematics Tasks that build fluency with conceptual understanding. Participants will also engage with a “look for” tool to deepen understanding of promising practices in high-quality mathematics instruction.

Small Group Strategy Lessons and Conferences in the K - 8 ELA Classroom

QN Facilitators: Gina Ceparano, Paula Stein, and Rahjia Vandiver

This webinar will support your synchronous English Language Arts instruction by highlighting two high-leverage practices: Small Group Strategy Lessons and Conferences. Participants will observe lesson demonstrations, for both practices, and reflect on the alignment between the pedagogical practices and the guidelines of CR-SE.

Best Practices to Support Asynchronous Instruction

QN Facilitators: Gina Ceparano & Rahjia Vandiver

In this asynchronous webinar, participants examine asynchronous pedagogical practices suggested in the Blended Learning and Content Specific Considerations guidance document. These practices include implementing video lessons to deliver explicit instruction and utilizing collaborative documents to promote peer discussion and provide effective feedback. Additionally, participants will build an understanding of how to plan asynchronous instruction using the Priority Learning Standards and Learning Maps.

Leaders' Tools for Remote Instruction

QN Facilitators: Daniel Racic and Susan Ackert

During this asynchronous webinar, administrators will explore how to use The Framework for Remote Teaching and accompanying resources to support remote instruction, with a specific focus on: identifying instructional focus areas, providing high-quality feedback, and generating next steps for educators. A number of resources, including an Observation Tracker and Promising Practices library template are included on the syllabus.

Formative Assessment with Google Forms

QN Facilitators: Lisa Elkaabi & Anna McDonald

During the Google Forms asynchronous webinar, participants learn how to administer and leverage formative assessments with Google Forms at different stages of a student’s learning experience. Participants will examine how to utilize the data strategically from the responses tab to inform instructional next steps and explore ways to shift toward a mastery-based learning approach by embedding feedback and allowing revision within the Google Forms.

Overview of the NYCDOE Priority Learning Standards and Learning Maps

QN Facilitators: Anna Arrigo & Melinda Willens

In this asynchronous webinar, participants will be introduced to the tenets of priority learning as outlined by the NYCDOE. The principles of unfinished learning feature prominently throughout as we take a deep dive into the priority learning standards described in the Learning Maps and Learning Progressions across grade bands. Implications for assessment are also discussed.