Continuing Professional Studies

State Mandated Workshops and Certification Support

Continuing Professional Studies (CPS) at Bank Street College offers New York State Mandated Trainings, as well as workshops to support passage of the mathematics section of the Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) New York State Teacher Certification Exam and the edTPA assessment. These workshops are open to all educators. Bank Street affiliation is not required.

See below for details about our workshops.

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State Mandated Trainings

  • Child Abuse Identification and Reporting

    Course Number: TEWS500N

    All licensed professionals who work with children under 18 years of age are required by New York State law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course will help you learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and will provide you with information about the required procedures for reporting abuse. The New York State Certificate of Completion will be issued to all registrants who attend the full two-hour session.

    Please note: No one will be allowed to participate in any of the State Mandated Workshops after the posted start time.

    This course is synchronous and you are expected to be online during the times listed eastern time. Directions for accessing the course page will be emailed upon registration. A computer with a high-speed internet connection is required. A microphone and video camera are optional.

    See current class schedule

    Please review CPS Policies for additional information

  • Dignity for All Students (DASA)

    Course Number: TEWS708N

    Anyone applying for certification during or after the Fall 2013 semester must complete six hours of training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This workshop includes training in identifying indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention techniques, and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.

    The workshop takes place in two parts. Part I is a three-hour asynchronous session. You work online at your own pace and you can save your work and return to the program. Directions for accessing the course page will be emailed upon registration. A computer with a high-speed internet connection is required.

    Part II is face-to-face and will meet at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025. Check in with the front desk for the room number.

    Important Notice:

    • The online portion of this course must be completed by 11:55 PM eastern time of the date listed.
    • You must complete the session online (Part I) by the date and time listed for each section to attend the face-to-face session  (Part II).
    • Students who do not complete the online portion by the deadline are not eligible for a transfer or refund.
    • The face-to-face portion of this workshop starts promptly. Students who are late (even by one minute) will NOT be permitted entrance to the workshop and are not eligible for a transfer or refund. No exceptions.
    • Withdrawals or transfer requests made in writing are subject to a $15 change fee and will be accepted up to the registration deadline.

    See current class schedule

    Please review CPS Policies for additional information

  • School Violence Prevention

    Course Number: TEWS501N

    Anyone applying for certification after February 2, 2001, must complete two hours of training on school violence prevention and intervention. This workshop includes training in effective classroom management techniques, identifying the warning signs of violent and other troubling behavior, and intervention techniques for resolving violent incidents in the school. The New York State Certificate of completion will be issued to all registrants who attend the full two-hour session.

    Please note: You need to log into this course at or before the specified start time. No one will be allowed to participate in any of the State Mandated Workshops after the posted start time. Those who log in late are not eligible for a transfer or refund.

    This course is synchronous and you are expected to be online during the times listed eastern time. Directions for accessing the course page will be emailed upon registration. A computer with a high-speed internet connection is required. A microphone and video camera are optional.

    See current class schedule

    Please review CPS Policies for additional information

Certification Support Workshops

  • edTPA Informational Workshops
    Course Number: EDTPA501N

    This two-hour online workshop will outline the edTPA requirements. You will leave with a clear understanding of the process and a suggested timeline of activities. Participation in one of these information sessions is required to participate in the edTPA Support Workshop (see the next tab).

    A high-speed internet connection with a microphone is required to participate in these workshops. A webcam is suggested.

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  • edTPA Support Workshop

    Course number: EDTPA500N

    This workshop will help you understand and use the edTPA handbook and other support materials toward preparing your eportfolio. These workshops are not individualized tutoring; rather, they are an opportunity for you to work with a facilitator and peers for support in preparing the eportfolio. When possible you will be grouped according to content area to differentiate learning and provide peer consultation around the specifics of your edTPA area. The edTPA workshop takes place completely online with live, synchronous sessions and additional asynchronous sessions to provide you an opportunity to work with others, get support, and provide and receive peer feedback.

    Pre-requisites for this four-part edTPA workshop are as follows:

    1. Participation in one of the informational sessions (EDTPA 501N) within 6 months of the start date of the Support Workshop.

    2. You must be registered for the edTPA in order to take the Support Workshop.

    A high-speed internet connection with a microphone is required to participate in these workshops. A webcam is suggested.

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  • Mathematics Support: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    Course Number: MATH500N

    This online workshop will explore the mathematics that is part of the operations and algebraic thinking section of the Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) New York State Teacher Certification Exam. The goal of the synchronous sessions is to provide instruction on content in a supportive online environment. Topics will include modeling and problem solving with algebraic expressions and equations, functions, ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning. This workshop consists of five synchronous sessions and four weeks of asynchronous tasks and videos that are designed to provide additional instruction and support so you can choose topics based on your comfort level.

    View the list of 16 performance indicators for this section of the test at the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations Page to better determine if this class will be beneficial to you.

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  • Mathematics Support: Measurement, Geometry, Data

    Course Number: MATH501N

    This online workshop will prepare you for the mathematics in the Measurement, Geometry and Data section of the Multi-Subject: Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 2) New York State Teacher Certification Exam. Topics will include modeling and solving problems with area, perimeter, surface area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, data, statistics, and probability. The class consists of five synchronous sessions and four weeks of asynchronous tasks and videos. The goal of the synchronous sessions is to provide you with instruction on understanding content, engaging you in problem solving in a supportive online environment. The asynchronous activities and videos are designed to provide additional instruction and support based on your level of comfort with the topics. The Measurement, Geometry and Data section accounts for 17 questions and 25 percent of the mathematics test.

    Students can locate the list of Performance Indicators for this section of the test at www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_viewobjs_opener.asp to better determine if this workshop will be beneficial.

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We created action plans to implement cultural shifts in our given areas of influence. It felt both informative and practical. It was really nice to have a required workshop also be very instructional.
Matt and Erica, Leadership in Mathematics Education students