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Professional Learning

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing pandemic, all in-person events have been halted and our trainings will be virtually conducted. All webinars, including upcoming and newly released, will be posted to this page. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@nysteachs.org.

Check out our recorded webinars for groundbreaking and innovative intel on some of the most popular topics in homeless education.

McKinney-Vento Webinars

Back to School with McKinney-Vento 2022
Roles and Responsibilities of McKinney-Vento Liaisons
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Review the McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act with a focus on identification and enrollment, and learn about the various ways you will be supported in your work this year.

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This webinar is focused on the McKinney-Vento District Liaison's role and responsibilities to support our children, youth and families experiencing temporary housing. 

Supporting Students in Temporary Housing-Identification & Eligibility
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This webinar will support McKinney-Vento Liaisons in the identification of students experiencing homelessness and in the determination of eligibility for services.

The Role of Transportation Under the McKinney-Vento Act
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This webinar will address the key provisions of transportation for students experiencing homelessness.

McKinney-Vento Act: Supporting Students with Enrollment & School Selection
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This webinar will focus on providing information on how to guide the decision of school selection when considering what is in the best interest of the child/youth.

McKinney-Vento: Supporting Young Children
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This webinar will focus on how the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act applies to young children, specifically preschoolers who experience homelessness.

McKinney-Vento: Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
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This webinar will focus on using the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act to determine eligibility for benefits and to provide the supports that foster academic success.

McKinney-Vento: Working with Families Experiencing Homelessness
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 This interactive webinar will feature scenarios and offer ways to work with parents experiencing homelessness to ensure the best educational services for their children.

Understanding the STAC-202 Policy
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This webinar will focus on providing information on the STAC 202 process. Opportunities will be provided to determine whether an LEA should apply for tuition reimbursement or direct bill another school district for the cost of educating a student in temporary housing.

Understanding the STAC-202 Process
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This training is recommended for all district personnel, new or as a refresher, who are responsible for overseeing, conducting, or reporting STAC homeless placements.

Trauma-Informed Support Webinar Series

Promoting Student Mental Health
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This webinar will introduce school staff to the concept of mental health as a continuum of wellness with special attention to the impact of traumatic experiences, including loss, homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect.

Trauma Informed Family Engagement
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This webinar will explore the impact of trauma on safety and well-being and explore ways to affirm family experiences through trauma-sensitive practices.

Mandatory McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Training

  • Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), McKinney-Vento liaisons are required to participate in professional development so they can better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness (42 U.S.C. §§ 11432[f][6] & [g][6][A][ix]). 

  • The field memo attached titled, “MV Required Training Memo 22-23”, provides information regarding professional development and training required of McKinney-Vento liaisons to better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

  • Federal law also requires that McKinney-Vento liaisons ensure that local educational agency (LEA) personnel providing McKinney-Vento services (e.g., superintendents, registrars, transportation directors, CSE chairs, school counselors, school social workers, principals, Title I directors, teachers) receive professional development.

  • Liaisons can either provide such LEA personnel with training themselves or ensure that they participate in one training offered by NYS-TEACHS.

  • Questions may be directed to:

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