Greetings! As we move further into the year,

we approach the month of March, which brings with it the promise of new beginnings and fresh opportunities. It’s a time when the world around us begins to awaken from the slumber of winter, and we are reminded of the transformative power of growth and change. In this month’s Long Island Professional Development Resource Center Newsletter, we will explore a range of exciting topics, from innovative teaching strategies to inspiring success stories, that will help you make the most of this season of renewal. This month we are highlighting the “Digital Escape Rooms” in the Math Corner. Please click on the linked image below and use escape rooms as a fun way to review test prep questions in anticipation of state tests and regents. Make sure to use this and all of the other amazing resources that are available to you in this month’s newsletter!

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Upcoming Workshops

Testing is a Marathon, Pace Yourself Accordingly

Teaching is difficult enough, but knowing how long is too long to teach something can sometimes be daunting. This workshop will guide you how to properly pace and teach effective strategies that will prepare students for state tests and regents.

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Navigating Computer Science Standards 

Digital Technologies are an integral part of our everyday lives and are vital for success in college, career and citizenship. In the classroom, we use technology to enhance teaching and learning, and fully equipping our students. The new Computer and Digital Fluency Standards focus on 5 key concepts: impacts of computing, computational thinking, network and system design, cybersecurity and digital literacy. Join this series to learn how you can plan for your grade level digital fluency standards.

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The Science of Reading

This workshop will explore the latest research on how the brain processes written language and how that can inform effective reading instruction. You’ll learn about the different components of reading, such as phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, and how each one contributes to skilled reading. We’ll also delve into the importance of early literacy experiences, the role of motivation and engagement in reading development, and how to support struggling reader. Get ready to develop tools to help your students unlock the power of reading. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science behind reading!

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Community Spotlight

Congratulations to the students of St. Dominic’s in Oyster Bay for being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society! These students were selected because they showed academic excellence as well as leadership skills outside of the classroom. To continue to be a part of this honor society, students must voluntarily make contributions to the school community without compensation and continue to improve academically. The 4 Pillars of the National Honor Society are character, leadership, service, and scholarship. Congrats to all!