On January 21, Dr. Shawn Robertson presented a CAS CTLE Workshop via Zoom for over forty CAS members seeking improved observational skills and credit toward continued administrative certification. Throughout this two-hour interactive workshop, Dr. Robertson helped the participants explore different models for engaging in digital check-ins. Presently, many of our schools are involved in all virtual or hybrid instruction models due to the COVID pandemic and because of this crisis, teacher observations have mostly gone by the wayside with remote instruction’s predominance.
Dr. Robertson led the group interactively exploring flexible frameworks used locally and in nearby states to monitor teachers’ instruction that provide feedback, build community, support teacher growth, and maintain a reasonable degree of accountability in the classroom. The workshop catalyzed the administrators in attendance to pursue more comprehensive strategies designed to better observe virtual instruction and focus on improving teaching and learning.
Dr. Shawn Robertson is an Associate Professor in the Child Study Department at St. Joseph’s College and a former secondary English teacher who has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, and Chief Academic Officer. He holds a B.A. from SUNY Cortland, an M.S. in English Education from Queens College, an M.A. in Education from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from St. John’s University. He is a consistent presenter to local, national, and international audiences in pedagogy and technology integration. Author of several articles, he is a self-described tech-geek who has a passion for teaching educators how to successfully bridge the digital divide through leveraging technology in creative ways.
Upcoming CAS CTLE Workshops:
Workshop Title: Education Love (EdLove) in the Time of COVID: Instruction, Assessment, and Digital Leadership
Presenter: Ed Kemnitzer, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Information Services for the East Williston School District
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop Title: Meeting Magic: Strategies to Engage and Empower your Staff
Presenter: A.J. Juliani, national speaker, author, and Director of Learning and Innovation at Centennial School District
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
CAS is a certified NYSED Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor, and successful participants earned two (2) hours of CTLE professional development credit applicable toward the hours needed for continuing certification.
Upcoming CAS CTLE Workshops are scheduled throughout the school year and communicated through email and the www.casliny.com website.