Faced with many changes in adult education and HSE exams, the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (NYSED ACCES) had a vision to improve HSE instruction across the state to meet the new challenges. The work and resources below were made possible through their investment in the adult education teachers of New York.
Since March 2014, the CUNY Adult Literacy and HSE Program has been developing an on-going teacher leadership development program. The initiative brings together adult education teachers from across New York State to participate in teacher leader institutes in ELA, math, science and career pathways instruction. Participating teacher leaders take what they learn at the institutes and provide workshops, share teaching materials and give support to teachers across the state in their local Regional Adult Education Networks (RAENs).
Click to see the schedule of upcoming professional development offered by NYSED Teacher Leaders (TeachingToTheCoreNY.org)
NYSED Teacher Leaders Institutes
- Math/ELA – March 2014
- Math – October 2014
- ELA – October 2014
- Science – Matter and Energy – January 2015
- Math – March 2015
- Math – November 2015
- ELA – November 2015
- Science – Evolution: Unity and Diversity – December 2015
- CareerKit Project – March 2016
- Mini-Grant Presentations – March 2016
- Math – November 2016
- Social Studies/ELA – November 2016
- Spring 2018
As part of the teacher leader institutes, the following resources have been created and are available for educational and professional development use (download from Dropbox):
- Professional Development Toolkits (best practices, curricula, math problems, articles on pedagogy – materials that were included in institute binders)
- Resources from Institutes (handouts, curricula, math problems, professional development materials)
- Teaching and Professional Development Materials Created by NYSED Teacher Leaders (including 2016 Mini Grant Projects)
- Professional Development Videos from the teacher leader institutes on topics in ELA/Social Studies, Math and Science instruction
NYSED Teacher Leader PD Modules
To support the work of the NYSED Teacher Leaders, the CUNY HSE PD Team is developing a series of Professional Development Modules.
The CUNY CareerKits for HSE and ESL Learners
For download lesson plans and teaching materials on critical reading, writing and math skills related to career exploration, visit The CUNY CareerKit for HSE and ESL Learners.
The CUNY CareerKit Project was made possible through funding from the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.
The CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework and Supplemental Resources
The CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework gives direction and structure for teaching math, science and social studies, with integrated reading, writing, and problem-solving skills instruction. Lesson plans and supplemental resources are available at http://www.collectedny.org/frameworkposts.
The CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework project was made possible through WIA Incentive Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, with support from the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department, Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services.
Email Discussion Groups
The following email discussion groups are available for NYSED Teacher Leaders:
- ELA/Social Studies Teacher Leaders (Google Groups)
- Math Teacher Leaders (Google Groups)
- Science Teacher Forum for the CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework (Google Groups)
- Career Pathways Teacher Leaders (Google Groups)
Follow the Institutes on Twitter
You can see photos and posts from the NYSED Teacher Leader Institutes at our hashtag #nysedtl.
For a growing collection of infographics used by teacher leaders with their students, please visit our Infographics Google Drive folder. For those on Pinterest, you can also find infographics on The NYSEDTL Pinterest page. Please send us any infographics you’ve had success with in your classes. You can submit them through the email discussion groups or Twitter.