Newsletter Fall 2014
CDCA Fall 2014 Newsletter
is available online!
Read about the advocating for an additional counselor on staff, learn
about where to find CDCA, register for the fall program...
Behavioral de-escalation techniques
Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Russell Sage College Campus
2nd Floor, Shea Learning Center
65 1st St.
Troy, NY 12180
Register Online Now!
or send in the form and payment.
Last date to register is October 27th
Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Information Night
November 6, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hudson Valley Community College's TEC-SMART.
NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park ®
345 Hermes Road
Malta, NY 12020
This information night is for interested students currently in 8th Grade
and 10th Grade
Incoming juniors (Fall 2015) will learn about the two-year program where
students can pursue college credit and gain real-world experience.
Incoming freshmen (Fall 2015) will learn about the Early College High
School model that is part of the NYS P-TECH Network which offers an
opportunity to pursue an associate’s degree.
Hang a flyer or two in the school!
Counselors: Informed, Accountable, Impactful"
October 31 &
November 1, 2014
Hilton Hotel, Albany, NY
The Common Core Toolkit for Parents and Families
is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and
families understand the New York State Common Core implementation.
We encourage schools and districts to leverage these resources when
reaching out to parents on this important work.
In particular, the link below includes everything
needed to plan a training or series of trainings to help parents
understand college readiness and the Common Core standards. The
links on this page include planning tools, documents, and agendas to
help prepare for and execute a successful Common Core parent night.
Questions about APPR
for School Counselors
NYSSCA and NYSUT have put
Q&A document to assist school counselors whose districts are
negotiating contractual changes to annual professional performance
reviews (APPR). Although the current legislation on APPR for
teachers DOES NOT APPLY TO SCHOOL COUNSELORS, it appears some districts
are asking school counselors to propose a new APPR rubric and/or SLOs.
For updates, visit
Looking to get involved with CDCA?
President Elect: Mike DiNicola
Past President: Katie
Vice President for Communications:
Vice President of
Professional Development: Paige Collins and Jay Biegner
Chair of Committees:
Kathleen Dowd Freese
Membership: Meghan McMahon
Recording Secretary: Andrew Chakmakas
Treasurer: Carly Connors