NYSRA Assembly of Delegates Meetings


Slide show highlights of the March 10-11, 2017 Assembly Meeting

March 10-11 Assembly meeting


Friday, March 10
Digital Literacy Committee
Charlotte Award Committee
5:00-6:00 Dinner on your own
6:00-8:00 NYSRA Board of Director’s Meeting

8:00-9:00 Teachers as Readers—Professional development certificates provided 
New York State Teaching Standards
Element II.6: Teachers evaluate and utilize curricular materials and other appropriate resources to promote student success in meeting learning goals.

NYSRA Assembly of Delegates meeting
Saturday, March 11
7:30-8:30 Regional Directors Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Welcome, introductions

9:00-10:00 Professional development: Erik Sweet, ELA Associate, NYSED (videoconference)—Professional development certificates provided.
New York State Teaching Standards
Element II.4: Teachers establish goals and expectations for all students that are aligned with learning standards and allow for multiple pathways to achievement.

10:00-10:15 Break, Room Check out
10:15-12:00 NYSRA business meeting
12:00-12:45 Lunch & NYSRA Regional Meetings. 
1:00-3:00 NYSRA business meeting continued

3:00-4:00 Professional development:  Best Practices Roundtables
Professional development certificates provided.
Parent involvement—Cherie Gerych, Rochester Area Literacy Council
Gifted readers—Fran Levine, Brooklyn Reading Council
Technology—Keith Newvine, Central NY Reading Council
Interventions for struggling readers—Sharon Kelly, Greater Thousand Islands Literacy Council
Accommodating students with testing modifications—Carrie Lake, North Country Council

New York State Teaching Standard
Element III.4: Teachers explore and use a variety of instructional approaches, resources, and technologies to meet diverse learning needs, engage students, and promote achievement


Fall Assembly Meeting, September 23-24

Regional Highlights—All regions in attendance at the AOD were asked to share 3 highlights.  

Western Report –

Highlights: Rochester Area Literacy Council – Children’s Publishing Project – Student work is collected though out fall and winter and selected entries are published in a book which is presented to the students and their families.; Niagara Frontier Reading Council – Fall Mini-conference with Teacher of the Year; Niagara Frontier Reading Council donated books and school supplies to Nicaragua; Chautauqua has a Hot Read event (Common Children’s books) that is popular and has repeat attendees.

Collaboration: Niagara Frontier and Rochester are discussing doing a joint book study.

North-Western Report – Highlights: Sip & Paint Event at the Thousand Island Winery (GTI); Pinterest Workshop; Collaboration with Ogdensburg’s SnackPack program to provide books to local students and families (NCCIRA); Regent Ouderkirk visited our region and presented to our members (NCCIRA) – All councils are encouraged to connect with their regents as well. 

Central Report –

Highlights: Mohawk Valley has a member only meeting/dinner in June for planning; Oswego is celebrating 35 years of their annual writing contest; Central has a conference coming up in March; Central has a new President – Keith Newvine. 

New York City Report –

Highlights: Brooklyn will have a Boro-wide professional conference in November; Brooklyn will have an Author Dinner with Elizabeth Uhlig in December; Staten Island will have the 2016 Literacy Symposium in October. 

North-Eastern and East Report

 Highlights: Dr. Seuss Birthday party event at Crandall Library is growing every year (IRC); ACARC has 5 programs this year and coordinated with Greater Capital Region Teacher Center; Harvest Children’s and Youth Book Swap & Drive at the Glens Falls Farmers Market; Dirtmeister Dinner: Hands on Science via NF reading on September 26th

Hudson Valley Report –

Collaborations: Bookdrive at Margetts Elementary; Brrok Haven Project – for children of parents who have gotten out of violent situations; Books for Babies – Vassar Medical Center give a Children’s book to new babies.

Highlights: Collaboration with Higher Institute – STAC/VASSAR/ Mt. St. Mary; STAC Professional Conference; Bookdrive – reaching out into the community.