The Board of Regents, at its March 2016 meeting adopted a new Subpart 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to implement Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 relating to the registration process for any holder of a classroom teaching, school leader and teaching assistant certificate that is valid for life (Permanent, Professional and Level III Teaching Assistant) and the establishment of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements for Professional and Level III Teaching Assistant certificate holders. (Source: NYS Education Department)

NYSCAME Staff Development Workshops

NYSCAME Staff Development Workshops are an extension of the Nassau BOCES Arts in Education professional development program.

Administrators: Click here for directions to register your district and staff members for participation in the [php snippet=2]-[php snippet=1] ASA and/or NYSCAME Professional Development Workshop Series. You will need a list of art/music teachers and their email addresses to complete the on-line form.

Teachers:  Click here for directions to register for any of the [php snippet=2]-[php snippet=1] ASA Professional Development Workshops (Art) or NYSCAME Professional Development Workshops (Music).

List of Nassau NYSCAME Workshops

Nassau NYSCAME Workshops Flyer

Recommended hours are subject to district approval.

The following are recommended hours of Professional Development/In-Service Credit based upon job responsibilities, additional growth opportunities, and workshop hours.

Responsibility Organization/Activity Hours
President NYSSMA, NMEA, LISFA 45
Board Member NYSSMA, NMEA, LISFA 30
Committee Chairperson All-State, All-County, LISFA Ensembles 30
Festival Host NYSSMA, NMEA, LISFA 15
Committee Member Auditions, Selections, Sectionals, Rehearsal Assistance, Concert Assistance, Pre/Post Performance Assistance 3
NYSSMA Festival Participation Adjudication Training 8
Adjudication Refresher Course, Major Organization Training, All-State Training 2
Staff Development Workshops Nassau NYSCAME 2

Suggested Activities

The following activities would also qualify for professional development according to the state guidelines, with hours as approved:

  • Collegial Observation/Instruction
  • Concert/Rehearsal Sharing
  • Repertoire Sharing
  • Instrumental/Vocal/Conducting Lessons for self-improvement
  • Independent/Ensemble performance experience

Balanced Mind Curriculum Conference

The Balanced Mind Curriculum Conference affords educators an opportunity to receive high quality professional development in the areas of Art, Dance, Music, and Theater.

Educators share ideas with colleagues Island-wide with the overall aim to:

  • Enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.
  • Promote a culture of professional inquiry.
  • Address Common Core Connections.

For more information, click here to visit the Balanced Mind website.

General Information

As per the New York State Education Department:

“Holders of professional certificates in the classroom teaching service, educational leadership service and Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to successfully complete 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE during the registration period if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES.”

In a meeting on November 20, 2014, the Nassau Association of District Curriculum Officials (NADCO) had accepted the recommendation of Nassau NYSCAME to present opportunities for staff development in the field of music education for continued professional growth. As a result, music educators and administrators can fulfill the NYS CTLE requirements by:

  • Expanding professional skills by participating in state and county music organizations where music educators further develop techniques to enhance classroom instruction.
  • Developing professional skills by interacting with colleagues in a formal setting and sharing techniques and strategies
  • NYSCAME Staff Development Workshops

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)

To learn more about the Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, click here.

You can also visit the NYS Education Department’s website.