Long Island C.A.R.E.S. (Collaborationand Advanced Resources Engaging Success) is a Long Island wide-consortium consisting of the three Long Island BOCES, at least 3 Teacher Centers,16 high-needs districts and 5 non-public schools working to support at least 168 participating high school teachersand their students through innovative approaches to teaching and learning, aimed at increasing student achievement in literacy. Long Island C.A.R.E.S. will focus on the theme of Technology Infusion Into Instruction Through Professional Development.
Professional development will be delivered through a three-prong approach to support greater saturation of technology infusion. It will be customized to meet individual district needs, develop a cadre of mentor/lead teachers to achieve a model of sustainabitity and apply the power of online learning tools to expand and encourage opportunities for teacher collaboration.
The goals for Long Island C.A.R.E.S. are:
• To expand professional development models and de/ivey strategies for districts, BOCES and Teachers Centers to include 21st century skills
• To increase teacher knowledge, implementation strategies and instructional practices in the area of literacy through the content areas by infusing instructional technology resources
• To increase student academic and technological achievement by using technology tools to strengthen their literacy skills.
Participant teachers will also be given access to over 100 courses that were created as a result of past Title III grants and the continuing work of the BOCES and Teacher Centers since the end of that grant program. Additional next generation courses that are created by project teachers will become part of a knowledge depository available to all New York State teachers.
New York Institute of Technology will serve as the university partner for Long Island C.A.R.E.S.. New York Institute of Technology will support each district, BOCES and Teachers Center by providing online course development, leadership and technical expertise in the use of state of the art asynchronous and synchronous technology tools including webinars, Moodle, StudyWiz, Web 2.0. and other emerging technologies.
Learn more about Long Island C.A.R.E.S. on their own website.