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Eastern Suffolk BOCES Offering FREE Training for Educators

Grant Funded Training Focuses on Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment


Eastern Suffolk BOCES is offering a series of six FREE professional trainings regarding Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education in a remote learning environment.

Even though many districts have reinstated full-time, in-person classes, remote learning is here to stay for K-12 education. Going forward, individual or district-wide circumstances will probably require districts, at some point, to provide either temporary or long-term distance learning solutions for a small population of students or the entire district. 

This series will assist educators to implement the most comprehensive and equitable services for every student. @eTeachNY, a coalition of education partners that support the implementation of Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment, in coordination with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), has been instrumental in developing this initiative.

Training topics address each of the education pillars as laid out in the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) framework, and instructs attendees on how to turnkey materials to share with colleagues in district. Topics include:

  • Families as Partners
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education
  • English Language Learners (ELLs) / Multi-Language Learners (MLLs)
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Shifting to Online Instruction

 This opportunity has been made possible through U.S. Department of Education funding, which was awarded to New York State in the form of a K-12 Rethink Grant. Thirty-nine states applied for the grant and New York was one of eleven that received monies. Almost $20 million was awarded to the state for professional support to implement effective practices in remote-hybrid teaching and learning.

 Said ESBOCES Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity April Francis-Taylor, “Culturally responsiveness and equity have been the focus for many schools, especially since the release of the NYSED CRSE Framework in 2018. However, the shift to remote-hybrid instruction has created an even greater need in addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed.”

 Follow the link for more information and to register: