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Registration is now open for Developing Standards-based Units with the Understanding by Design (UbD) Unit Planning Template. The UbD Unit Planning process developed by Wiggens and McTighe aids educators in developing units, lessons and assessments that are aligned with national, state and local education standards. This series will introduce the UbD 2.0 Unit Planning Template and then guide teachers through the creation of their first unit. Educators will then engage in a process of peer-review, revision, differentiating to meet diverse student needs, unit implementation and a final reflection. This class is instructed by Dr. Peter Kalenda, Visiting Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education, SUNY College at Brockport.
Please register by January 29, 2018
Brockport Research Institute has an extensive catalog of Professional Development courses to suit a variety of PD needs. See our 2017-2018 Course Catalog here. This month, we are offering 2 different classes – Evaluating Educational Initiatives and Grants 101: An Introduction to Grant Writing
8:30AM – 11:00AM – Presentation
Brockport Research Institute (BRI) can help with all of your Professional Development needs this year! From a set curriculum to a customized program, we have an extensive network of experienced instructors that will give your organization many choices and resources to fit whatever needs you may have.
Our Professional Development/CTLE Course Catalog for 2017-2018 is now available. To see how we can help your organization with it’s professional learning needs, check it out!
A few highlights from our Catalog
- Grant Writing
- Wellness and Physical Fitness
- Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
- Online Learning
- STEM Workshops
Don’t see a course that fits your needs? Ask about our customized programs!
Brockport Research Institute is a NYS Approved CTLE Sponsor and a NYS certified M/WBE.
The program is focused on providing all US K-12 students an opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking. They seek to provide high school teachers with professional development and ongoing support to teach these courses. K-8 teachers would be assisted in obtaining the instructional materials and curriculum necessary to integrate computer science into their teaching.
They anticipate there will up to 19 awards and $20 million in grant funds available for this program.
The full proposal deadline is February 28, 2017. For more details, please visit their website.
We are pleased to announce that the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) was just awarded two Health Workforce Retraining Program/Initiative Grants from the New York State Department of Health.
The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership will use the funds to support the Rochester Area and Western New York. They plan to use the grant funding to train entry-level health care workers for higher-skilled and higher paying jobs. Their plans also include making emergency grant funds available to LPN students experiencing financial hardship and to make updates to their training facilities in order to maximize student learning with emerging medical technologies. The GVEP will be helping to alleviate the health care worker shortage being felt all across New York State.
Brockport Research Institute was proud to assist the GVEP with their grant application and will be providing professional development as a part of their grant program. Congratulations!
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering an Energy for Sustainability grant program. This grant offers up to $100,000 per year for three years to support research to enable innovative developments in the production and storage of electricity and fuels. The current focus of this grant includes topics like Biomass Conversion, Biofuels, and Bioenergy, Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and Advanced Batteries. There are also funding applications for faculty career development and conferences and workshops.
The program is accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 through October 20, 2016. To read the full details and guidelines, visit their website.
If you’d like suggestions on how to utilize this grant program to benefit your organization, BRI is ready to help you!