Teacher Leader Virtual Training Sessions

Teacher Leader Virtual Training Sessions

We are excited to share this series of training sessions related to educational issues and designed for teachers by teachers. Listen in as we interview the movers and shakers in New Mexico education. Included below are the recordings and related materials. Contact us with questions. Your Teacher Liaisons, Alicia and Isaac

Training #1: Equity in Education
Our first podcast features Deputy Secretary Matt Montano where he defines what equity means for teachers and students in New Mexico. Listed below are the resources that go along with this training on equity in education:

  • the Equity Conversation Organizer to fill out after completing the training session
  • 3 Practices to Promote Equity in the Classroom Edutopia to reference regarding how to promote equity in your classroom
  • a link to the recording which you can access HERE
  • a link to “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” a podcast which further explores this topic and which you can access HERE
    • Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why.

Training #2: Education Policy
Our second podcast features Ashley Eden, Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Jamie Gonzales, Policy Analyst, where they explain education policy at both a federal and state level. Listed below are some resources that go along with this training on education policy, including:

Training 3#: Family Engagement
Our third podcast features Gloria Ruiz, the NMPED Family Engagement Coordinator, where she provides an overview on how parental involvement has evolved to family engagement and explains how teachers can make tweaks to their current practices to elevate their work with parents and families. Listed below are the resources that go along with this training on family engagement:

Training #4: Lesson Planning
Our fourth broadcast features Hannah Peria, Deputy Director of Priority Schools, where she reviews how the most successful teaching begins with clarity about desired learning outcomes and about the evidence that will show that learning has occurred. Listed below are some resources that go along with this training on lesson planning, including:

Training #5: Refinement and Reflection: Improving Our Craft
Our 5th training session is a self-paced mini lesson designed to provide opportunities to reflect on classroom practices. Click on the link below to access to information.

Refinement and Reflection: a self paced mini lesson

Training #6: Observation Feedback: How to Implement it Quickly and Use it for Personal and Professional Growth
Our sixth broadcast features our friends at the Southern Regional Education Board, where they guide teachers in reflecting on improvement goals, determining how to solicit and use feedback in  planning and lesson delivery, identifying resources that will assist with implementing feedback, and identifying action steps needed to refocus goals and achieve them. Listed below are the items that support this training, including:

Training: How Administrators Are Evaluated
This broadcast features Deputy Secretary Matt Montano who explains how principals and other school administrators are evaluated using the NMTEACH system. Listed below are the items that support this training:

 

Training #7: After the Testing Window: How to Use Strategies and Techniques to Continue to Cover Content
Our seventh broadcast features our friends at the Southern Regional Education Board, where they guide teachers in identifying activities that can be used to keep students engaged, reviewing how to use feedback in lesson planning and development, and identifying resources that will ensure rigor is maintained all 180+ days of school. Below is a link to the recorded broadcast:

Training #9:  English Learners; We’re All in It Together: Office of the Civil Rights Requirements and Ideas for Your Classroom with Mayra Valtierrez

This ninth broadcast brought Alicia and Isaac back on the mic with our very own Mayra Valtierrez, Director of Language and Culture Bureau.  State and federal regulations were discussed in regards to providing high-quality services to this student population.  Additionally, Mayra provided strategies that could be readily used in the classroom to reach these students.

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