Office of Accountability

DTSDE Institute Training Program

REGISTRATION for Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Institute – September 2014

The link to registration for the DTSDE Institute will be emailed to all Focus District Supts, presenters, and other participants invited to attend the Institute

Registration will close at 3:00 PM on August 22, 2014

Cancellation Deadline: September 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Cultural Education Center

222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230

September 22-23 , 2014

 

We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming kickoff event of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Institute that will be held at the Cultural Education Center (CEC) located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, N.Y.   

The Institute will convene on Monday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Important registration details are described below.

This specially designed training is targeted for:

  • District representatives  who may be participating in IIT visits or leading district-led reviews
  • District employees who work to support Focus and Priority Schools
  • District-selected Outside Educational Experts (OEEs)
  • RBE-RN and SESIS representatives
  • Principals of Priority and Focus Schools

Anyone planning on participating on a state-led IIT review team is expected to attend.

SESSION OVERVIEW:

Specific topics that will be discussed include:

  • 2014-2015 DTSDE review protocols
  • Connectivity between tenets
  • Connecting the language of the rubric to practice in schools
  • The role of impact in evidence collection

Attendees will participate in a series of workshops and will be expected to participate in both days of training.

ONLINE REGISTRATION TIMEFRAME: 

The registration period will begin on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – Friday, August 22, 2014. 

Registration payments must be received by Tuesday, September 9, 2014.   All cancellation requests must be received by September 15, 2014.

NOTE TO SUPERINTENDENTS ONLY:

Ensure that all designated participants have received the link and have registered correctly.  You may also contact DTSDEtraining@mail.nysed.gov  to check on individual registrations. 

Important Registration Dates

What is happening:

What you should do:

August 12, 2014

12:00 pm

Registration Period begins.

Forward link to selected representatives.

August 22, 2014  

3:00pm

Registration closes.

Confirm final group of registrants.

September 9, 2014

3:00 pm

Registration Fee payment is due.

Ensure that payment has been sent.

September 15, 2014

3:00 pm

Cancellation Deadline

Confirm that registrants are able to attend.

REGISTRATION  FEE & PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:  

Total Fee: $43.00 per attendee

REGISTRATION FEES ARE PAYABLE BY CHECK ONLY.  Checks are due to NYSED (see below) by Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  No purchase orders or credit cards will be accepted for this training.   Please be advised that no federal funds (Race to the Top, Title I, Title II, Title VI, etc.) may be used to pay the registration fee as it will be applied toward the cost of food.

Make check payable to: Regents Research Fund. 

Send checks to:

Attn: Christine Dunigan
Regents Research Fund
Room 319 EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

MEALS INCLUDED:        

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

LUNCH

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

ALL DINNERS ARE ON YOUR OWN.

Hotel Reservations

Lodging is available at the state rate of $111.00 through Tuesday, September 9 at hotels listed below.    Please follow instructions carefully.

  1. The 74 State Street Hotel (45 sleeping rooms) Room Block Code is DTSDE. The contact number for reservations is (518) 694-9172.  The hotel is located at 74 State Street in downtown Albany and is within walking distance of the Cultural Education Center (CEC). There is no shuttle available, but the front desk will assist guests with arranging taxi service or provide them with the route to walk through the Convention Center Concourse to access the CEC.  
  2. The Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center (40 sleeping rooms) Room Block Code is DTSDE. The contact number for reservations is (877) 782-9444.  Please use this number and code or the following link to reserve lodging: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/A/ALBMCGI-DTSDE-20140921/index.jhtml?  The hotel located at 62 New Scotland Avenue is willing to increase the number of sleeping rooms in the NYSED Room Block based on space availability. Shuttle service may be provided upon request and van availability. Requests must be made with the front desk at least 48-hours in advance.
  3. Holiday Inn Express (50 sleeping rooms) Room Block Code is NYS.   The contact number for reservations is (518) 783-6161. The hotel is located at 400 Old Loudon Road at the intersection of Route 9 in Latham and is easily accessible via Exit 7 of the Northway/Route 87 North (bear right at the Cohoes Exit).  Hotel is on the right at the next intersection.  Complimentary parking is available. Shuttle service must be arranged through the hotel. 

IMPORTANT: Reservations and payment for hotel accommodations are the responsibility of DTSDE Institute participants.   Please contact hotels to make arrangements for shuttle service from the Amtrak Station in Rensselaer and the Albany International Airport.

Parking at the Visitors Lot - Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue) - cost is $10.00 per day.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points South:
I-87 North (NYS Thruway) to Exit 23
(Albany)
* Go through the toll, stay to the left onto 7-87 north.
* Follow to Exit #3 – Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center and walk toward Madison Avenue (south) and CEC is directly across the street.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points West:
I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to Exit 23 (Albany)
* Go through the toll, stay to the left onto 7-87 north.
* Follow to Exit #3 – Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center and walk toward Madison Avenue (south) and CEC is directly across the street.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points North:
* I-87 South (Northway) to I-90 East (Boston)
* Follow I-90 East to 7-87 South exit (approximately 4 miles)
* Follow to Exit #3 – Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center and walk toward Madison Avenue (south) and CEC is directly across the street.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points East:
* I-90 West to Albany (Mass Pike – then I-90)
* Follow to the 7-87 South – Albany exit (exit after #8 on I-90)
* Follow to Exit #3 – Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level of the Convention Center and walk toward Madison Avenue (south) and CEC is directly across the street.

Parking Information for Visitors

Please note that parking is limited around the Cultural Education Center (CEC) – plan to arrive early to give yourself extra time in case some visitor lots are full.   For those who choose to drive paid parking is available at $2.00 per hour at the Convention Center, which is accessible at the Empire State Plaza and is located directly across from CEC at 222 Madison Avenue.

If you have questions about the DTSDE training on September 22-23, please contact our electronic mailbox at DTSDEtraining@mail.nysed.gov, and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you.

Last Updated: August 12, 2014