SUNY Cortland

RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
February 12, 2018 from 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St. Homer, NY

The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease. Join us for a community screening (about 1 hour) with a brief Q&A to follow. Register on MLP



Seven Valleys Writing Project

Writing Matters Conference 2018
March 10, 2018
SUNY Cortland

Each year the Writing Matters conference brings together teacher-leaders from across CNY (and sometimes as far away as NYC and Boston) to lead sessions on the teaching of writing. All sessions are interactive — the audience does stuff as the leader takes them through a 75-minute participatory inquiry into writing. The goal is not to share some “tips” about teaching writing, but to lead as a writer to other writers.Submit proposals beginning in January of 2018.

Our professional development model strives to build a collegial environment where teachers become expert learners and share their expertise with one another and their students. Our aim is to support teacher leaders who will together to strengthen school culture and classroom instructional practice. Our Writing Project site, linked to SUNY Cortland in Central New York, is run for teachers and by teachers. Our site (part of the state and national network of Writing Project sites. CTLE units provided for completion of workshop and conference requirements.

National Board Certification

Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. National Board Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. Similar to certification in fields like

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