Professional Development

Professional Development

Building on the knowledge and expertise of The Churchill School, The Churchill Center provides year-round professional development for teachers and related service providers. Our workshops and trainings are designed to help teachers refine their current practices, develop new instructional strategies for the ever-changing world they teach in, and focus on cultivating student learning in both general education and special education settings.

Best Practices in Math Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Presented by Susan Resnick
Date: October 29, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Fee: $150 
(If four teachers register from one school, the fifth participant is free)

Module 1: Fundamentals of Number Sense and Mental Math
How do you develop number sense and mental math in students with processing and memory weaknesses?
Number sense is the basis of strong math understanding. Learn how to use concrete and visual models to help students make sense of number and develop mathematical intuitiveness.

Module 2: 5 Steps to Building Generalization
How do you help students to build generalizations about mathematical content?
Often students with learning disabilities acquire knowledge in seemingly isolated units. Learn how to help students 
synthesize and apply their learning to connect their experiences to develop generalization.

Module 3: Learning Targets and Scaffolding
What is the difference between a misconception and a preconception? How do you develop interventions that address grade level concepts but also build foundational skills?

Learn how to decompose standards into the concepts, skills, and vocabulary necessary for success and how to scaffold mastery goals through the development of learning trajectories.

No refunds given after October 22nd.

Susan Resnick 
has extensive experience as a public and private school educator, a Special Education expert, and math consultant. She has been an elementary, middle school and high school math teacher, district math coordinator, elementary and high school principal, and was one of the first educators to be licensed as a Math Intervention Specialist in Colorado.

Susan has also served as a curriculum consultant to Turnaround districts and an Affiliate Professor of Special Education and Principal Licensure. She holds a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology, an MA in Learning Disabilities, and a postgraduate Principal Licensure Certificate. She was formerly an Orton Gillingham trainer.
As a math consultant, Susan held the position of Lead Content and Professional Development Specialist for Math in Focus, and is the author of "Performance Assessment Tasks for the Common Core" and "Fact Fluency, The Singapore Way.” She is the US Consultant to Math in Focus 2020. Susan has helped hundreds of schools successfully implement a Singaporean math curriculum.

The Summer Institute

Our Summer Institute workshops provide both general and special education providers with the tools they need to effectively teach literacy instruction to their K-8 students with a wide range of diverse learning styles. Please stay tuned for the 2019 Summer Institute course listing.

Professional Development Credit: Participants will receive letters of attendance for hours completed when attending Churchill Teachers Institute workshops and courses.

Manhattanville College at Churchill

For teachers already New York State (NYS) certified in an area other than Special Education and who would like to obtain certification in Special Education (K-6), we offer the 12 credits in Special Education required necessary for this extension as required by NYS. We offer the same 12 credits for those teaching Grades 7-12; however, New York State now requires a total of 18 credits for this particular extension and we currently do not offer these additional 6 credits at Churchill.