October 2014 NTI: Overview and Agenda

Participants at NTI

Network Team Institute Materials



October 7-10, 2014

We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming registration for the Network Team Institute training held October 7-10, 2014 at the Cultural Education Center at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. Please note that we have made some important changes to the structure of the week. Based on feedback, particularly from principals and district leaders who wanted to be able to learn across the content areas, we have organized the Institute around content rather than grade bands. Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on ELA while Thursday and Friday will focus on Math.

Session Overview:
Tuesday, 10/7 and Wednesday, 10/8:

  • 3-8 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation (Expeditionary Learning)
  • 9-12 ELA NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation (Public Consulting Group)

Thursday, 10/9 and Friday, 10/10:

  • K-5 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation (Common Core, Inc.)
  • 6-12 Math NYS Curriculum Release and Implementation (Common Core, Inc.)

Content Details:
Below are some of the key goals for the October Institute:

  • Assist teachers and “content specialist” instructional leaders to identify, practice, and use best instructional moves and scaffolds for chosen common core standards
  • Address the needs of principals and “content generalist” instructional leaders to identify, coach, and provide feedback to support best instructional moves and scaffolds for chosen common core standards
  • Continue to target components of the Curriculum and Instruction and Feedback categories of the 2014-2015 New York State Metrics & Expectations for teachers, principals, and Network Teams

The four-day training includes two days for ELA and two days for Math. For each grade band within each content area, there will be TWO strands:

  • Content Specialist Strand (for teachers and coaches)
  • Content Generalist Strand (for principals and coaches)

 An overview of October NTI sessions can be found in the table below.



October 7 & 8: ELA

October 9 & 10: Math

Content Specialist Strand
(for teachers and coaches)

3-8 ELA: Identify, practice, and use best instructional moves and scaffolds for chosen common core standards. Learn to use data to determine the effectiveness of Common Core implementation, analyze how well a “case study school” is doing meeting the Common Core Standards, and analyze how well curriculum is aligned to students’ needs, and practice planning supplemental and intervention lessons.

9-12 ELA: Sessions will focus on learning how to identify and teach toward standard mastery in key CCSS standards. Participants will identify markers of mastery, learn how skill development in one strand of the standards supports development in other strands, and learn strategies for successful CCSS implementation from colleagues doing this work in the field.

Examine the development and coherence of selected standards across a grade span.

For Grades K-5, sessions will emphasize the teaching sequence toward mastery. Understanding of this sequence enables teachers and coaches to more effectively adapt instruction to meet individual student needs.

  • K-2 Math: Addition and subtraction
  • 3-5 Math: Multiplication and division

For Grades 6-9, sessions will emphasize identifying the sequence of development using formative assessment to choose the correct entry point for students.

  • 6-9 Math: Number systems

For Grades 10-12, sessions will focus on newly released modules.

  • 10-12 Math: Study of newly released modules
    • Geometry: Module 3
    • Math 11: Module 2
    • Math 12: Module 1

Content Generalist Strand
(for principals and coaches)

3-8 ELA: Study common trends found in state test results of those implementing the modules. Engage in data protocols and observations of model lessons to practice coaching based on common core standards. Analyze how well differentiated instruction is aligned to students’ needs and common core expectations.

9-12 ELA: Sessions will focus on learning how to guide and support teachers with specificity. Participants will connect the CCSS with the New York State Teaching Standards and elements, learn how to use the instructional practice guide, and learn how to lead for change by strategizing around current needs at their sites.

Examine selected mathematical concepts with an emphasis on leadership necessary to support the instructional shifts. Options:

  • K-5 Math
  • 6-12 Math


Registration Timeframe:
The Priority Registration Period will begin at 12:00 pm on September 8, 2014.  District and BOCES contacts will receive the registration link and access code via e-mail shortly before this time.  At the end of the Priority Registration Period, any unused invitations will expire.  At 12:00 pm on September 11, if spots remain, the Extended Registration Period will begin and contacts will receive a new access code to register additional participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  When all sessions have reached capacity, October NTI registration will close.

Important Registration Dates

What is happening:

September 8, 2014
12:00 pm

Priority Registration Period begins.

September 10, 2014
3:00 pm

Priority Registration Period ends.  Invitations expire.

September 11, 2014
12:00 pm

Extended Registration Period begins.

September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm
(or when capacity is met)

Extended Registration Period ends.

October 1, 2014
3:00 pm

Registration Fee Due and
Cancellation Deadline


Registration Fee & Payment:  
REGISTRATION FEES ARE ACCEPTED BY CHECK ONLY.  Checks are due to NYSED by October 1, 2014 and must be made payable to: Regents Research FundNo purchase orders or credit cards will be accepted for this event.  Please be advised that no federal ARRA (Race to the Top) funds may be used to pay the registration fee as it will be applied towards the cost of food.  The registration fee to attend two days is $78.  The registration fee to attend all four days is $156.

Please send check to the following address:

Attn: Christine Dunigan
University of the State of NY
Regents Research Fund-Finance Office
Room 319 State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12234

Please be advised that no federal grant funds can be used to pay for registration fees as it will be applied towards the cost of food which includes federal ARRA (Race to the Top) funds.






Breakfast provided:

7:30 am – 8:30 am

7:30 am – 8:30 am

7:30 am – 8:30 am

7:30 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 5:30 pm

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

8:30 am – 3:00 pm


Dinner is not provided on 10/8


Dinner is not provided on 10/10

Dinner provided:

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Registration Fee

$78 two day registration fee
(ELA sessions only)

$78 two day registration fee
(Math sessions only)

$156 four day registration fee (ELA and Math sessions)


Hotel Accommodations:
On the registration form, registrants are given the option to request single or double occupancy overnight accommodations.  NYSED will pay for double occupancy hotel accommodations in accordance with established per diem State rates.  In order to be eligible, registrants must select a roommate who is registered for the October 2014 NTI and staying for the same nights.  If this information matches, NYSED will reserve a double occupancy room at a nearby hotel.  Details of the reservation will be emailed to the participant by the end of September.  Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from hotels where NYSED has made double occupancy reservations. 

Room charges for single occupancy hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.  Participants who request a single occupancy room will be able to choose from a list of suggested hotels to make their reservation.  Please be aware that NYSED does not make single occupancy room reservations.

Travel Reimbursement:
Network Team Institute participants may request reimbursement from NYSED for travel expenses.  To learn more, go here: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/ntinstitute/reimbursement.


  • Materials for this Institute will be posted here as they are received from the Institute presenters. Participants are encouraged to download materials to a laptop computer or tablet prior to the training. Be aware that individual power sources are not available at this venue. Therefore, if participants have the option to choose between a laptop computer and a tablet, we highly recommend that they bring the device with the longer battery life. Additionally, please note that Wi-Fi access and cell phone service vary throughout the building.
  • Meals will not be paid for with Race to the Top funds.

Downloadable Resources

Resources may contain links to sites external to the EngageNY.org website. These sites may not be within the jurisdiction of NYSED and in such cases NYSED is not responsible for its content.