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1. Data Privacy Officer (DPO) Cohort Trainings

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Monroe 1 and 2 Distrist DPOs

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 5/15/2024

Data Privacy Officer (DPO) training will take place each month at 11 Linden Park. Each month's training will be 2.5 hours scheduled over the course of each training date.


Topics covered include:
  • Creating a data inventory practice and data flow mapping
  • Creating an asset inventory practice
  • Prepping and presenting an IT budget aligned to organizational vision and cyber needs
  • Leveraging CISA and MS-ISAC tools to fast forward your CISA strategy
  • Operationalizing vendor management strategies and NIST controls
  • Access control strategies to enhance your cyber program
  • Maximizing BOCES partnerships
  • Assessing your cyber program and refining strategy
  • Establishing an employee education training strategy
  • 2. Westfall Academy ONLY Professional Learning Community (PLC)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Westfall Academy All Staff

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 5/7/2024

    We will continue our work on restorative practices, instructional strategies, sharing of best practices and pedagogy.

    3. Excellence Through the Math Practices Project

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 5/15/2024

    Welcome back for year two of the Excellence Through the Math Practices Project! All are welcome to join this team as we continue to explore how the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards is truly an opportunity to focus on equitable instruction for ALL students. This year we will be developing strategies and resources, through the lens of the 8 Mathematical Practices, to support student success. This is open to all math educators who want to help lead the way in this essential work.

    4. RECORDING: Smart Start Webinar: Impacts of Computing Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 9/29/2023

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Impacts of Computer standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Make sure you have a lesson that can be aligned to the Impacts of Computing Concept Area.

    CLICK HERE to access form with recording

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity.

    5. Monroe 1 & 2 Social Studies Leadership Cohort

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Social Studies District Leaders

    Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/22/2024

    Description: The Social Studies Leadership Cohort offers opportunities to review updates from NYSED, share best practices, connect with community resources, and collaborate with area colleagues regarding current topics and issues. Participants are encouraged to help shape the agenda to best fit their needs leading up to each session. This year there will be a session focused on K-5 Social Studies and one session focused on Regents exams.

    6. Regional Science Leaders Meetings

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Regional Science Leaders or their representative

    Dates: 10/18/2023 to 5/21/2024

    Each meeting will focus on information passed down from NYSED Office of State Assessment during the Science Statewide Meetings as well as topics determined important by the group. These meetings are intended for Regional Science Leaders or their representatives.

    7. ASYNCHRONOUS: Welcoming Experts into the Classroom - Using Distance Learning to Engage Learners

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/20/2023

    During this recorded webinar, attendees will learn about Distance Learning opportunities and how to implement these rich and engaging experiences into curriculum. There are vast opportunities to bring in experts, celebrities, authors, and more into the classroom. There are also collaborative opportunities where students get to interact with learners in other classrooms in their region, state and country.

    Attendee's district should belong to a BOCES Distance Learning CoSer. If you do not know if you belong to a CoSer, please contact Doreen Pietrantoni doreen_pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

    Recording and Form Link

    Date is for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity

    8. Regional Literacy Leaders (for Teachers and Administrators in Monroe County Schools)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teacher leaders and administrators employed in school districts in Monroe County.

    Dates: 10/26/2023 to 5/23/2024

    The Regional Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members.

    9. RECORDING: Smart Start Webinar: Computational Thinking Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 10/26/2023

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Computational Thinking standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Make sure you have a lesson that can be aligned to the Computational Thinking Concept Area.

    CLICK HERE to access form with recording

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity.

    10. Elementary Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 11/7/2023 to 5/21/2024

    This is an opportunity for Elementary Principals to meet virtually and in-person in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group.

    11. GT (Gifted and Talented) Educator Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Gifted and Talented and/or Enrichment Educators and Leaders

    Dates: 11/15/2023 to 3/27/2024

    These forums will provide an opportunity for teachers and leaders of Gifted and Talented students/programs to come together to share ideas and learn together about best practices in the field.

    12. Science of Reading (SOR) Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/27/2023 to 5/20/2024

    The 'Science of Reading' is a vast body of research collected over time from multiple fields of study. This research has identified assessment and instructional practices that educators can and should use to support students in their reading and writing development. This professional learning opportunity is intended to provide teachers and leaders the collaborative opportunity to learn about and reflect upon the ways in which SOR practices can be implemented effectively in the classroom setting. In addition, time will be spent reflecting on strategies to engage families in this important work.

    13. Assistant Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Assistant Principals

    Dates: 11/28/2023 to 5/28/2024

    This is an opportunity for Assistant Principals to meet virtually in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group.

    14. Recording: Smart Start Webinar: Networks & System Design - 2023-2024

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 12/1/2023

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will learn how to apply Blooms Taxonomy to the NYS CS/DF standards and practice writing portfolio rationales.

  • Complete registration
  • Access link to obtain material: Please click on this link to access the recording and complete the form

    Please note: the date and time listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

  • 15. The AI Infused Classroom Book Study

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/12/2023 to 6/6/2024

    Curious about AI and how it can relate to your classroom and student learning? Join our book study featuring the book: The AI Infused Classroom by Holly Clark.

    Session Details

  • Discuss reading
  • Share a new AI educator-friendly tool to explore
  • Discuss classroom application

    *No reading assignment due on December 12th, but you may pre-read if you would like!

    Please borrow or purchase the book prior to the first meeting on December 12th. It can be found on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. You may be able to find it at a local library as well.

    PLEASE NOTE: All 4 sessions will be virtual. Zoom links will be emailed to attendees before the first meeting.

    Author Holly Clark has more than twenty-five years of experience as an educator and as one of the first teachers in the United States to have a 1:1 classroom, bestselling author of the Infused Classroom series, Holly Clark, takes a future-oriented approach to technology integration in education. Through her training and speaking engagements, she equips educators worldwide to effectively use technology, including AI, in their classrooms. And now, with The AI Infused Classroom, she offers a thoughtful, practical guide for navigating the latest iteration of edtech.

    With the right mindset, the right questions, and the right strategies, you can use AI to create and broaden meaningful learning experiences for every student.

  • 16. RECORDING: Smart Start Webinar: Cybersecurity

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 12/14/2023

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Cybersecurity standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Make sure you have a lesson that can be aligned to the Cybersecurity Concept Area.

    CLICK HERE to access form with recording

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity.

    17. Smart Start Webinar: Digital Literacy

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 1/18/2024

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Digital Fluency standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Bring a lesson that can be aligned to the Digital Literacy Concept Area.

    Zoom Link

    18. RECORDING: Smart Start Webinar: Digital Literacy Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 1/23/2024

    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the di standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Make sure you have a lesson that can be aligned to the Digital Fluency Concept Area.

    CLICK HERE to access form with recording

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity.

    19. Creating Graphic Artists with Canva - Intermediate

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 2/7/2024

    Embark on a journey to unlock your inner graphic artist in this workshop! If you've dabbled in design and are eager to take your skills to the next level, this immersive session is your ticket to becoming a true digital artist. Dive deep into the creative possibilities of Canva as we explore advanced design techniques, graphic elements, and the art of visual storytelling. With hands-on practice and expert guidance, you'll gain the confidence and expertise to craft striking visuals that stand out in a crowded digital landscape. Join us and harness the power of Canva to create stunning graphics that leave a lasting impression, whether for personal projects, business endeavors, or creative expression. Elevate your design game and turn your visions into breathtaking realities - your artistic journey begins here!

    Zoom Link

    20. Asynchronous: Using Canva to Create Engaging Teaching Resources - Beginners - Recording

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 2/13/2024

    New
    Unlock your creativity and transform your teaching materials during this workshop! Whether you're new to Canva or looking to enhance your design skills, this hands-on session will empower you with the tools and knowledge to craft captivating educational content. Dive into the world of graphic design as we guide you through the basics of Canva, from creating eye-catching presentations to designing visually appealing worksheets. Watch the video to discover how to harness the power of this user-friendly platform and captivate your students with vibrant, interactive, and educational resources that will make learning a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your teaching game - let's make learning fun, engaging, and visually stunning together!

    Link to Form with Recording

    This is an asynchronous event. Date and time are for Frontline purposes only

    21. WEBSTER - INVITE ONLY - LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 2/13/2024 to 3/12/2024

    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    22. Smart Start Webinar: Artifact and Portfolio Creation

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 2/13/2024

    Closed
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will explore the best type of artifacts to submit in the portfolio.

    Webinar join link will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    23. NYSAA Training and Instruction - Full Day

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 2/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    This full-day training is for teachers who need to administer the NYSAA for the 2023-2024 school year and are new to NYSAA computer-based testing. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers need to bring their class list, current IEPs, and a laptop.

    24. Barnes & Noble: Summer Professional Reading EdVenture Kickoff Party

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    📚 We've curated 16 professional books that ignite a passion for continuous learning, innovation, and excellence in teaching! To receive your reading material in time for the Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth Barnes & Noble is hosting this kickoff event with refreshments kindly donated by Wegmans. We will explain our summer reading asynchronous conference, hold book talks, and give you time to browse the books and ask questions.

    • 🌟 Facts About the Summer Reading Game:
    • The Summer EdVenture Professional Reading Program will run similar to March Madness brackets. You will receive a copy of the book bracket and links to explore the diverse selection of books (all available at Barnes & Noble).
    • You do not have to read every book. Choose to read one, two, a few, or them all! If a book is not one you'd read, it will most likely not get your vote on the bracket.
    • 🌟 YES, CTLE credit will be given for reading this summer! Once you register for Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth you will have access to Book Creator Reader Response Templates that you will complete for 10 CTLE credits.

    • More info to come!!!

    25. History UnErased: LGBTQ K-12 Curriculum VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SESSION

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Instructional leaders (assistant superintendents of curriculum and instruction, curriculum directors); DEI leaders; SEL leaders, Humanities and Social Studies leaders, GSA Advisors

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    NewStarting Soon
    Please join us in this informational session about History UnErased's K-12 Intersections and Connections Curriculum. Deb Fowler, History UnErased's founder, will provide an overview of the curriculum followed by a Q and A. The overview will provide information about curriculum content, pricing, and professional learning and ongoing support of educators' implementation efforts. This curriculum aligns with NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework and NYSED's SEL Benchmarks. A Zoom link will be emailed out to all registered participants the day before the session. Curriculum Overview: The first and only complete K-12 LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional US history and social studies curriculum in the nation for mainstream courses - and essential for educational equity and equality. Intersections & Connections is anchored in primary sources curated from digital and print collections from libraries and archives across the nation, as well as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and more. The expertise of historians, archivists, classroom teachers, and education policy leaders is woven into every aspect of our curriculum and work with K-12 schools. For more information or questions, please email: Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu

    26. NYSAA Training and Instruction - Half-Day AM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    This half-day NYSAA training is for teachers who have previously administered NYSAA computer-based testing and need to administer the NYSAA for the 2023-2024 school year. This session will review the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers need to bring their class list, current IEPs, and a laptop.

    27. NYSAA Training and Instruction - Half-Day PM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    This half-day NYSAA training is for teachers who have previously administered NYSAA computer-based testing and need to administer the NYSAA for the 2023-2024 school year. This session will review the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers need to bring their class list, current IEPs, and a laptop.

    28. Creating Graphic Artists with Canva - Intermediate

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    Embark on a journey to unlock your inner graphic artist in this workshop! If you've dabbled in design and are eager to take your skills to the next level, this immersive session is your ticket to becoming a true digital artist. Dive deep into the creative possibilities of Canva as we explore advanced design techniques, graphic elements, and the art of visual storytelling. With hands-on practice and expert guidance, you'll gain the confidence and expertise to craft striking visuals that stand out in a crowded digital landscape. Join us and harness the power of Canva to create stunning graphics that leave a lasting impression, whether for personal projects, business endeavors, or creative expression. Elevate your design game and turn your visions into breathtaking realities - your artistic journey begins here!

    Zoom Link

    29. History UnErased: LGBTQ K-12 Curriculum VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SESSION

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Instructional leaders (assistant superintendents of curriculum and instruction, curriculum directors); DEI leaders; SEL leaders, Humanities and Social Studies leaders, GSA Advisors

    Dates: 2/29/2024

    NewStarting Soon
    Please join us in this informational session about History UnErased's K-12 Intersections and Connections Curriculum. Deb Fowler, History UnErased's founder, will provide an overview of the curriculum followed by a Q and A. The overview will provide information about curriculum content, pricing, and professional learning and ongoing support of educators' implementation efforts. This curriculum aligns with NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework and NYSED's SEL Benchmarks. A Zoom link will be emailed out to all registered participants the morning of the session. Curriculum Overview: The first and only complete K-12 LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional US history and social studies curriculum in the nation for mainstream courses - and essential for educational equity and equality. Intersections & Connections is anchored in primary sources curated from digital and print collections from libraries and archives across the nation, as well as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and more. The expertise of historians, archivists, classroom teachers, and education policy leaders is woven into every aspect of our curriculum and work with K-12 schools. For more information or questions, please email: Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu

    30. LiNC - Librarian Networking Collective

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PreK-12 School Librarians

    Dates: 2/29/2024

    Starting Soon
    Have you ever wished you could have more conversations with other school librarians? Have you looked for a supportive community to share the challenges and joys of being a school librarian at your grade level? Do you want to talk to your colleagues that "get it”?

    This group is for you!

    In LiNC, you will be among friends. We will foster a supportive, collaborative, joyful community of school librarians in Monroe One and 2 BOCES and the Genesee Valley BOCES regions. Throughout this twenty-week Schoology course, some discussions will be K-12 and others will be split by grade level. We will also host periodic Zoom meetings where we can put faces to names and have live discussions.

    This work will be asynchronous, with weekly discussions and resources posted by the facilitators, as well as opportunities for you to set the topic. Each week should take only about a half hour, so you have the opportunity to earn a half credit of CTLE per week. You can participate as much or as little as you would like, and credits will be granted based upon how much you choose to participate. Since capacity varies throughout the year, we understand and expect that not everyone will be able to join in every discussion. We hope this will be a place to share advice and resources, to ask questions, to validate your experiences, and to learn from each other.

    The Zoom meetings will be posted separately. Disregard the date below as this will start January 16 and run until June 14.

    This group is for PreK-12 School Librarians only.

    31. Smart Start Webinar: Artifact and Portfolio Creation

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 2/29/2024

    Starting Soon
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will explore the best type of artifacts to submit in the portfolio.

    Webinar join link will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    32. Become an Education Escape Artist!

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, instructional specialists

    Dates: 3/1/2024

    Starting Soon
    Break free from direct instruction and get students engaged and interacting in escape rooms! After escaping as a group, you will dissect and examine the elements of an escape experience and learn how AI tools can cut your design process in half! You will see how high, low and no-tech escape rooms can be developed and executed for different learning outcomes and objectives. Attendees will walk away with simplified tools for students to develop escape rooms along with a resource guide to craft your own homemade escape rooms using Google and Microsoft Tools! NOTE: We will visit the Breakout EDU platform briefly, but the paid version is not required or necessary in order to participate or use the resources you will receive.

    33. Sphero Robotics in the Classroom

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Instructional Technology Specialist, K - 12 educators, Librarians, STEAM educators

    Dates: 3/4/2024

    Come join Lindsay DeLong from Sphero as she highlights updates to Sphero resources and new lessons to use with your learners.

    Zoom Join Link

    34. History UnErased: LGBTQ K-12 Curriculum VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SESSION

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Instructional leaders (assistant superintendents of curriculum and instruction, curriculum directors); DEI leaders; SEL leaders, Humanities and Social Studies leaders, GSA Advisors

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    New
    Please join us in this informational session about History UnErased's K-12 Intersections and Connections Curriculum. Deb Fowler, History UnErased's founder, will provide an overview of the curriculum followed by a Q and A. The overview will provide information about curriculum content, pricing, and professional learning and ongoing support of educators' implementation efforts. This curriculum aligns with NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework and NYSED's SEL Benchmarks. A Zoom link will be emailed out to all registered participants the morning of the session. Curriculum Overview: The first and only complete K-12 LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional US history and social studies curriculum in the nation for mainstream courses - and essential for educational equity and equality. Intersections & Connections is anchored in primary sources curated from digital and print collections from libraries and archives across the nation, as well as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and more. The expertise of historians, archivists, classroom teachers, and education policy leaders is woven into every aspect of our curriculum and work with K-12 schools. For more information or questions, please email: Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu

    35. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will work in small groups to check-in about the facilitation of our own GSAs thus far this school year, share and add resources to our shared drive, and hear about updates on regional happenings in the greater Rochester area for our LGBTQ+ young people.

    36. Smart Start: Portfolio Open Office Hours Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Participants

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    For Smart Start participants only

    Open office hours. Bring your questions about portfolio, artifacts, lessons.

    Webinar join link will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    37. Barnes & Noble Summer Professional Reading EdVenture Kickoff Party

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    📚 We've curated 16 professional books that ignite a passion for continuous learning, innovation, and excellence in teaching! To receive your reading material in time for the Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth Barnes & Nobel is hosting this kickoff event with refreshments kindly donated by Wegmans. We will explain our summer reading asynchronous conference, hold book talks, and give you time to browse the books and ask questions.
    • 🌟 Facts About the Summer Reading Game:
    • The Summer EdVenture Professional Reading Program will run similar to March Madness brackets. You will receive a copy of the book bracket and links to explore the diverse selection of books (all available at Barnes & Noble).
    • You do not have to read every book. Choose to read one, two, a few, or them all! If a book is not one you'd read, it will most likely not get your vote on the bracket.
    • 🌟 YES, CTLE credit will be given for reading this summer! Once you register for Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth you will have access to Book Creator Reader Response Templates that you will complete for 10 CTLE credits.

    • More info to come!!!

    38. Smart Start: Portfolio Open Office Hours Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Participants

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    For Smart Start participants only

    Open office hours. Bring your questions about portfolio, artifacts, lessons.

    Webinar join link will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    39. Safe Zone Training for Educators

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, School leaders, GSA Advisors, School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Nurses

    Dates: 3/12/2024

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQIA+ individuals and identity? Are you confused by the differences between sex, gender expression, gender identity and orientation? Have you ever wondered what the letters in the LGBTQIA+ initialism mean? Would you like strategies for creating more welcoming and affirming learning spaces for LGBTQIA+ students, colleagues, and families? This professional learning opportunity provides the tools you need! While progress is slowly being made to create more welcoming and affirming learning spaces there is still much to be done. For LGBTQIA+ students, colleagues, and families the school environment can pose numerous threats and obstacles. Below are some eye-opening statistics from GLSEN's (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) 2021 New York State School Climate Report: 90% of LGBTQIA+ students heard anti-LGBTQIA+ remarks/slurs; only 25% of LGBTQIA+ students were taught positive representations of LGBTQIA+ people, history or events; 53% of LGBTQIA+ students heard staff make homophobic remarks and 69% heard negative remarks about someone's gender expression from staff. Anti-LGBTQIA discrimination means that LGBTQIA+ students miss more school, have lower GPAs, and lower self-esteem. This dynamic, interactive professional learning session focuses on building your ally skills, developing welcoming and affirming learning spaces through the use of inclusive and respectful language, terminology, pronouns and discourse, assessing the physical environment for inclusivity, creating inclusive learning opportunities, and knowing where to go for resources and support. Attending this workshop is a proactive step towards creating welcoming and affirming learning spaces. Program participants will receive a Safe Zone sticker and course materials.

    40. Integrating Systematic Screening Measures into a PBIS Framework: Considerations to Catch Students in Need

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: A building-level Tier 2 team comprised of school-level administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, related service providers, support staff and mental health agency members who are responsible for the development and implementation of a framework of targeted interventions. 

    Dates: 3/12/2024

    This professional learning package provides an overview, along with the steps needed to integrate systematic screening measures into a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework. The goal of this professional development is to build the capacity of the educational organization to explore, select, and implement systematic screening measures. Expected Outcomes: The PBIS Tier 2 team will:  Define systematic screening and how social, emotional and behavioral screening fits within a PBIS framework Describe the purpose of systematic screening Describe the features of a high-quality screening measure Identify tools to guide them in selecting a high-quality screening measure Identify action steps for implementing, adjusting or continuing a systematic screening process based on their district/school's current screening practices Target Audience: A building-level Tier 2 team comprised of school-level administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, related service providers, support staff and mental health agency members who are responsible for the development and implementation of a framework of targeted interventions.  Please reach out with questions: hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu or cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu

    41. Classroom Engagement and Creativity with Canva - Advanced

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 3/13/2024

    Elevate your teaching game and inspire unparalleled classroom engagement and creativity with our "Classroom Engagement and Creativity with Canva - Advanced" workshop! Designed for educators who've already ventured into the world of Canva, this session is your gateway to transforming your classroom into an innovative and dynamic learning space. Delve into advanced features, such as animation, collaboration, and interactive content, and discover how to craft captivating presentations, interactive assignments, and dynamic lesson plans that keep students on the edge of their seats. We'll also explore the art of data visualization and storytelling, empowering you to convey complex concepts with ease. Join us for an immersive experience where you'll harness the full potential of Canva, making your classroom a hub of creativity, engagement, and inspiration. Embrace the future of education, where learning knows no bounds, and unleash the true power of Canva in your teaching journey!

    42. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 3/13/2024 to 4/10/2024

    Wait List
    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    43. WEBSTER - INVITE ONLY - LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 3/13/2024 to 4/10/2024

    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    44. CPSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/13/2024

    Participants will gain an understanding of NYSED Regulations to help ensure compliance with CPSE procedures and timelines. Roles of the different CPSE members will be discussed as well as how to encourage and facilitate participation of parents in the provision of preschool special education services for their child. Strategies for ensuring that everyone at the CPSE meeting understands the child's individual evaluation will be presented. Discussion regarding the referral process, transition from the Early Intervention system, and obtaining parent consent will be included. Also included will be the development of a preschool IEP, the preschool continuum of services and the State Performance Plan Accountability system, highlighting SPP # 7 for entry and exit information.

    45. There's so much new at Newsela!

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K -12 educators, librarians, instructional specialist, administrators

    Dates: 3/13/2024

    How can the right resources help balance skill development and student engagement while demonstrating how to finally close the gap between assessment and daily instruction?

    Learners will walk away with knowledge of the power of Newsela + Formative together & resources to support your classroom, school, & district instructional goals.

    Newsela provides more entry points for skills practice throughout the platform to make it easy for teachers to promote skills and build background knowledge at the same time.

    Learn how Formative, Newsela's newest product, supports a range of daily instructional practices and assessment needs! Teachers and departments can collaborate and share best practices, while admins are driving consistency and gathering progress data across classrooms. AND, best of all, students make their thinking & learning visible and actionable for your instructional teams!

    Zoom link

    46. SEL Sensory Bins for ALL Ages: A Make & Take Experience

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, instructional specialists, OT/PT

    Dates: 3/13/2024

    Support K-12 social emotional learning and sensory development using sensory bins! Play with a variety of sensory bins, learn their purposes, and create a sensory bin to take and use in your classroom! You will leave with an understanding of how sensory bins benefit learning and get information that will help you create suitable sensory bins in the future! You will also acquire knowledge of how AI can help you customize sensory activities for content area(s), grade level(s), and even personalize bins to fit individual students' needs in a snap! There will also be a brief overview of Canva creations!

    Prior to the session, please:
  • Sign up for either ChatGPT at https://chat.openai.com/ or Google Bard at https://bard.google.com/
  • Fill out this survey to help us provide the necessary supplies: link text
  • Note: While AI platforms are currently not Ed Law 2d Compliant, it is a tool that can cut teacher planning time in half. If you cannot register for an account using a district email, it is your choice if you would like to use a personal account to register.

    47. Deep Dive into Scoring the U.S. Framework Regents

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: U.S. teachers, Social Studies leaders and Regents scoring leaders

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    The focus of this session is on the Short Essay Questions (SEQ) and the Civic Literacy Essay (CLE) sections of the new US Framework Regents. During this session, facilitators will model the scoring training and calibrating process for the SEQ and CLE. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of these tasks while calibrating their scoring using past examinations and student sample papers. Finally, we will have time to look at how our instruction can shift to meet the expectations of these new tasks.

    48. Info Session Virtual Kickoff for the Summer Professional Reading EdVenture

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    New
    Did you miss the Barnes and Noble Kickoff party? This virtual option may be for you 📚 We've curated 16 professional books that ignite a passion for continuous learning, innovation, and excellence in teaching! To receive your reading material in time for the Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth Barnes & Noble is hosting this kickoff event with refreshments kindly donated by Wegmans. We will explain our summer reading asynchronous conference, hold book talks, and give you time to browse the books and ask questions.

    • 🌟 Facts About the Summer Reading Game:
    • The Summer EdVenture Professional Reading Program will run similar to March Madness brackets. You will receive a copy of the book bracket and links to explore the diverse selection of books (all available at Barnes & Noble).
    • You do not have to read every book. Choose to read one, two, a few, or them all! If a book is not one you'd read, it will most likely not get your vote on the bracket.
    • 🌟 YES, CTLE credit will be given for reading this summer! Once you register for Summer EdVenture: A Journey Through the Pages of Professional Growth you will have access to Book Creator Reader Response Templates that you will complete for 10 CTLE credits.

    • More info to come!!!

    49. RECORDING: Smart Start Webinar: Artifacts and Portolio Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 3/15/2024

    New
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the requirements of the portfolio, lessons and student evidence.

    CLICK HERE to access form with recording

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity.

    50. Creating the IEP & Testing Accommodations

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/19/2024

    This session blends two trainings into one, with a break in between. Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Additionally, Participants will develop an understanding of the types of testing accommodations, as well as how to determine appropriate testing accommodations that meet student needs and document accurately in an IEP. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view a total of 12 video modules (7 for IEP and 5 for Testing Accommodations) ahead of time, and then attend an in-person session on 3/19 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Participants must attend the follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training. Participants will have access to a workspace until 2:00 to do independent work if they choose.

    51. PBIS Tier 2 CICO Team Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Tier 2 team members, including teachers, psychologists, counselors, social workers, administrators, and support staff

    Dates: 3/19/2024

    Closed
    This training will provide participants with an understanding of how the Tier 2 intervention, Check In/Check Out (CICO), is embedded within a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS). Participants will build their knowledge of the critical systems features of CICO and the necessary steps of implementation and sustainability in a school. It is recommended participants attend as a team for critical action planning. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu or cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu.

    52. Westfall Academy ONLY Professional Development #2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Westfall Academy ONLY

    Dates: 3/20/2024

    We will continue our work on restorative practices, instructional strategies, best practices and pedagogy. This will be an ASYNCHROUNOUS 3 hour professional development.

    53. Community of Readers

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Librarians and educators

    Dates: 3/20/2024

    As educators we can all see the value of reading, and how it helps students academically and socially, but are we building communities of readers in our schools? Are we part of a reading community ourselves? Do we feel passionate about the books that we read and share these stories with colleagues and students? Let's begin by building our own community right here. Periodically, we'll meet over Zoom to share the books we are reading, books we have just finished, or books we want to read next. We'll talk about ideas to get students engaged in books, and get ourselves engaged in reading in the process. This will be a session where interaction is necessary. You must be prepared to share and discuss.

    This session was designed for K-12 librarians, but teachers who are, or who want to be, passionate about reading are welcome to join us.

    54. Leading Forward: Why Women in Leadership Matter - NYSAWA Panel Discussion

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School & District Leaders

    Dates: 3/20/2024

    The New York State Association for Women in Administration and Monroe One BOCES Office of School Improvement proudly present - Leading Forward: Why Women in Leadership Matters

    Join us for a fireside chat focused on the importance of women in leadership and why it matters. Our panel will discuss how women in leadership benefit school communities, our impact in addressing gender disparity in education, and the promotion, advancement and empowerment of all women.

    The panelists include:
  • Dr. Cathleen Hauber - Deputy District Superintendent - Monroe One BOCES
  • Dr. Genelle Morris - Superintendent - Olean Central School District
  • Lynne Rutnik - Superintendent - Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES

    Please note: The subscriber price is for NYSAWA members ($70) and the non-subscriber price is for non-members ($90).
    We kindly request your registration by March 13. Any cancellations after March 13 will not be refunded.


    Informational Flyer



  • 55. NYS Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/21/2024

    The goals of this professional development are to ensure that participants understand the Multiple Pathways to Graduation as delineated in New York State laws and regulations. Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities will also be explored in addition to the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Discussion of the importance and impact of supporting the self-determination of students to aid in the identification of Pathway options and throughout the transition planning process will also occur.

    56. How to Foster and Support Self-Determination in All Students

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/21/2024

    Self-Determination is a research-based predictor of post-school success in the areas of education, employment, and independent living. The purpose of this training is to foster and support the development of self-determination skills for students of all ages utilizing a collaborative school and family approach. It provides participants with foundational concepts, resources, and strategies to implement and incorporate practices that promote the development of self-determination throughout a student's day and across all ages.

    57. Smart Start Grant: Showcase & Celebration

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Participants

    Dates: 3/21/2024

    Come and show off your amazing lessons and projects. We will highlight participants work and provide time to complete the end of the year survey

    Webinar join link will be sent to registrants prior to event.

    58. Decodable Text: Text Tools for Building Skilled Readers

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-3 Educators, K-5 Interventionists, Literacy Leaders/Coaches

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    Due to the persistent obstacles for children just learning to read and those who are at-risk for reading failure, it is imperative that teachers select the most appropriate text tools for instruction and practice that allow for phonics skills learned in isolation to be applied accurately and automatically to connected text to support the process of building a large sight word vocabulary.

    This training will build participants' knowledge and skills related to different types of text and their purposes, text selection aligned to instructional goals, and matching text to student need. The main emphasis of this training will be focused on decodable text as instructional text tools to develop skilled readers, robust read alouds to advance language skills, and guidelines for determining when students are ready to move into grade appropriate text.

    Decodable text instructional protocols will be offered to guide explicit whole group and small group instruction and to support the transfer of knowledge to instructional practice. Participants will develop a decodable text small group lesson to transfer knowledge-to-practice. Participants will also leave with a toolkit of instructional resources.

    59. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 3/26/2024 to 4/30/2024

    Closed
    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 2. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    60. WEBSTER - INVITE ONLY - LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 3/26/2024 to 4/30/2024

    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 2. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    61. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/27/2024

    The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an overview of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view online modules, and then participate in a live 1 hour Zoom follow up session to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Participants must attend the live follow up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training. Links for the modules and the Zoom meeting will be sent out to participants.

    62. Lynn Riemer: Current Trends in Youth Substance Use

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All interested school professionals and teachers

    Dates: 3/27/2024

    Lynn is president of ACT on Drugs, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to educate parents, teens, and professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in their community. With her in-depth chemistry knowledge of drugs, having served with DEA and on the North Metro Drug Task Force, and her engaging style she brings a real, personal, and vivid face to the issues presented by illicit drug use. This presentation is brought to the region as a collaboration between UpLift Irondequoit and the East and West Irondequoit Central School Districts.

    63. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 3/27/2024

    Wait List
    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2023-2024 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    64. Virtual Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain by Zaretta Hammond

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: P-12 Educators

    Dates: 4/10/2024 to 6/5/2024

    In the book, Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain , author Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction.

    The book includes:
  • Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
  • Ten "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

    This virtual book study will meet synchronously (via Zoom) every two weeks for 1.5 hours.

    Please note: Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. Please have pages 1-35 (Intro, Ch. 1, & Ch. 2) read before our first session on April 10th.
  • 65. Agreements and Protocols to Increase Engagement in Any Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, teacher assistants

    Dates: 4/11/2024

    Establishing agreements for how students will interact with one another can improve the learning environment for everyone. Additionally, protocols prove to be invaluable teaching tools that can serve to promote equity, supply structure, increase both thinking and discourse, while infusing energy into the classroom. In this session, we will dive into agreement/norm construction for a variety of classroom scenarios. You will also earn how to create and implement effective protocols to help create a structured and engaged classroom. Emphasis will be placed on cooperative learning protocols.

    66. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/12/2024

    This training contains information on the development and provision of an effective exit summary for students. It will cover both the traditional exit summary and the exit summary provided with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. The expected outcomes for this training are to: 1. Analyze the importance of students' self-determination skills in making the Student Exit Summary a meaningful and relevant document 2. Learn the federal and state requirements for the Student Exit Summary 3. Recognize and identify the required components of the Student Exit Summary 4. Identify a process for the development and issuance of the Student Exit Summary that that is student-centered

    67. The Savvy Ally (Second Edition) Virtual Book Study Series

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, school leaders, counselors, social workers, teaching assistants, school nurses

    Dates: 4/16/2024 to 5/28/2024

    Please join us for this book study series focused on becoming knowledgeable and effective allies to our LGBTQ+ students families, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. Topics include: understanding LGBTQ+ identities and terms, LGBTQ+ etiquette, tips for having respectful conversations, dealing effectively with push back, answering common questions and concerns, allying responsibly, and sustaining our ally actions by caring for ourselves. Asynchronous reading will be assigned for each webinar session. REGISTRANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE SAVVY ALLY SECOND EDITION BY JEANNIE GAINSBURG ON THEIR OWN and have completed reading of the Prologue and chapters 1-4 prior to the first session on April 16, 2024. A ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL REGISTRANTS THE MORNING OF April 16, 2024.

    68. Using Canva to Create Engaging Teaching Resources - Beginners

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 4/17/2024

    Unlock your creativity and transform your teaching materials during this workshop! Whether you're new to Canva or looking to enhance your design skills, this hands-on session will empower you with the tools and knowledge to craft captivating educational content. Dive into the world of graphic design as we guide you through the basics of Canva, from creating eye-catching presentations to designing visually appealing worksheets. Join us to discover how to harness the power of this user-friendly platform and captivate your students with vibrant, interactive, and educational resources that will make learning a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your teaching game - let's make learning fun, engaging, and visually stunning together!

    69. Alternatives To Suspension (Three part series)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District/building level administrators, Mental Health providers, Teacher leads, etc.

    Dates: 4/18/2024 to 5/16/2024

    This multi-part training series is designed for district/building level teams to better understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes for students. Part one of this series will be in person and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their building/district suspension data and the foundational preventative frameworks. Parts two and three will be virtual and will provide resources for exploring strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or have access to their behavior data on the first in person day. Please reach out with questions: hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu or cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu

    70. Using the Performance Level Descriptions (PLDs) in Math Class

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Grades 3-12 math teachers, math leaders and administrators

    Dates: 4/18/2024

    Performance level descriptions (PLDs) help communicate to students, families, educators, and the public the specific knowledge and skills expected of students when they demonstrate proficiency of a learning standard. They are the foundation of rich discussion around what students need to do to perform at higher levels and to explain the progression of learning within a subject area. In this professional development, we will examine the Next Generation Math Learning Standards using the PLDs. This will help in identifying gaps in learning, provide the progression towards mastery of standards, and offer rich differentiation opportunities within the classroom. Please bring an upcoming task or assessment to use as we apply the strategies and resources discussed.

    71. CSE / IEP / Testing Accommodations / SDI Workday

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/19/2024

    This half-day work session is for those who attended CSE Chairperson, Creating the IEP, Testing Accommodations, or an SDI training this summer-fall. This time can be used for technical assistance and problem solving with your trainers and colleagues around CSE process and IEP development (including the documentation of SDI and testing accommodations). You must have attended one of these trainings to utilize this work time. Please note: This is offered in the afternoon of 4/19, following a live follow-up to Creating the IEP in the morning, if you would like to attend both.

    72. Genre Spotlight: Novels in Verse

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Middle/High School Librarians

    Dates: 4/23/2024

    In this Genre Spotlight session, we'll be taking a deep dive into one area of your library collection: novels in verse. We will be booktalking new novels in verse (from the last year) as well as sharing your favorites. Titles will be for grades 6-12.

    73. TI-Nspire Tips for Algebra I Regents

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/24/2024

    Take a deep dive into the NYS Algebra I Regents exams with the TI-Nspire CX technology. Leverage the technology to assist with building math confidence. Passing isn't the goal anymore, mastery is with the TI-Nspire!

    74. TI NSpire Tips for Algebra II Regents

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/24/2024

    Take a deep dive into the NYS Algebra II Regents exams with the TI-Nspire CX technology. Identify questions that the TI-Nspire CX family can assist students. Find patterns in the exams and have students earning all the points they can with the tools they are required to use on the exams.

    75. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 4/24/2024

    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2023-2024 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices.

    76. CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/25/2024 to 5/2/2024

    This training was developed by the NYS Education Department Office of Special Education to provide district staff acting in the chairperson role with a best practice approach to the CPSE/CSE process. This training will include the following modules: Regulatory Foundations, Referral, Evaluation, Eligibility, Recommendation/IEP Development, IEP Implementation, Annual Review, Reevaluation, Effective Meetings and the CPSE Process. This will be an in-person training for all dates. Any questions and comments can be directed to Alissa Mayer, alissa_mayer@boces.monroe.edu, 585-383-6677

    77. Community of Readers

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Librarians and educators

    Dates: 5/7/2024

    As educators we can all see the value of reading, and how it helps students academically and socially, but are we building communities of readers in our schools? Are we part of a reading community ourselves? Do we feel passionate about the books that we read and share these stories with colleagues and students? Let's begin by building our own community right here. Periodically, we'll meet over Zoom to share the books we are reading, books we have just finished, or books we want to read next. We'll talk about ideas to get students engaged in books, and get ourselves engaged in reading in the process. This will be a session where interaction is necessary. You must be prepared to share and discuss.

    This session was designed for K-12 librarians, but teachers who are, or who want to be, passionate about reading are welcome to join us.

    78. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/8/2024

    The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will share ideas and resources for events happening in June including Pride, Pulse Night of Remembrance, Stonewall, and Juneteenth. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    79. Creating the IEP & Testing Accommodations

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/14/2024

    This session blends two trainings into one, with a break in between. Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Additionally, Participants will develop an understanding of the types of testing accommodations, as well as how to determine appropriate testing accommodations that meet student needs and document accurately in an IEP. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view a total of 12 video modules (7 for IEP and 5 for Testing Accommodations) ahead of time, and then attend an in-person session on 5/14 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Participants must attend the follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training. Participants will have access to a workspace until 3:00 to do independent work if they choose.

    80. EI to CPSE for Professionals

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/14/2024

    This presentation will guide professionals through the process of transitioning children from Early Intervention to the Committee on Preschool Special Education by learning about the role of the Early Intervention Program and the Committee on Preschool Special Education as it relates to the transition process. A link to the Zoom Meeting will be sent to registered participants in advance of the session. Should you need assistance or have questions regarding the training prior to the session, please email Barb Wischnowski at barbara_wischnowski@boces.monroe.edu or 585-249-7817.

    81. SEL Sensory Bins for ALL Ages: A Make & Take Experience

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, instructional specialists, OT/PT

    Dates: 5/16/2024

    Support K-12 social emotional learning and sensory development using sensory bins! Play with a variety of sensory bins, learn their purposes, and create a sensory bin to take and use in your classroom! You will leave with an understanding of how sensory bins benefit learning and get information that will help you create suitable sensory bins in the future! You will also acquire knowledge of how AI can help you customize sensory activities for content area(s), grade level(s), and even personalize bins to fit individual students' needs in a snap! There will also be a brief overview of Canva creations!

    Prior to the session, please:
  • Sign up for either ChatGPT at https://chat.openai.com/ or Google Bard at https://bard.google.com/
  • Fill out this survey to help us provide the necessary supplies: link text
  • Note: While AI platforms are currently not Ed Law 2d Compliant, it is a tool that can cut teacher planning time in half. If you cannot register for an account using a district email, it is your choice if you would like to use a personal account to register.

    82. Transition in the IEP

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/20/2024

    This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State. Participants will also learn how to document transition planning and services within the IEP.

    83. Become an Education Escape Artist!

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, instructional specialists

    Dates: 5/22/2024

    New
    Break free from direct instruction and get students engaged and interacting in escape rooms! After escaping as a group, you will dissect and examine the elements of an escape experience and learn how AI tools can cut your design process in half! You will see how high, low and no-tech escape rooms can be developed and executed for different learning outcomes and objectives. Attendees will walk away with simplified tools for students to develop escape rooms along with a resource guide to craft your own homemade escape rooms using Google and Microsoft Tools! NOTE: We will visit the Breakout EDU platform briefly, but the paid version is not required or necessary in order to participate or use the resources you will receive.

    84. Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention (2 day series)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/23/2024 to 6/6/2024

    Throughout this 2-day series, participants will build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway). They will understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA; learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP and develop the skills necessary to monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the student's BIP. Participants must attend both days.  Please reach out with questions: hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu or cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu

    85. Book Party! (2023-2024)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians in the Monroe One BOCES region

    Dates: 6/1/2024

    We're librarians and we love books. Let's talk about them! This PD is an opportunity to bring librarians from across Monroe One and Monroe 2 regions together to share new books that should be read, celebrated, and added to our collections. Each participant will choose at least 1 book, published in 2021 or afterwards, to share and review.

    This will be asynchronous, self-paced, and open to books for kids of all ages. The book reviews will be posted on a LibGuide- details will be sent to those who register. At the end we will have an optional virtual meeting where we share out all the titles and celebrate your work.

    The Details:

    - You will earn credits based on the book reviews you submit over the course of the year. Details about how credit is assigned for each type of book will be shared with those who register.

    - You can earn up to 14 credits for this course.

    - You do not have to participate in the live meeting at the end. The meeting date will be determined by the participants- date listed below is a place holder.

    - We will accept submissions any time during the 23-24 school year, starting on 7/1/23.

    This session is a collaboration between Monroe One and Monroe 2 BOCES and is only open to librarians in those regions. If you are in the Monroe 2 BOCES region, please register here: Monroe 2 Book Party!

    86. CPSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 6/3/2024

    Participants will gain an understanding of NYSED Regulations to help ensure compliance with CPSE procedures and timelines. Roles of the different CPSE members will be discussed as well as how to encourage and facilitate participation of parents in the provision of preschool special education services for their child. Strategies for ensuring that everyone at the CPSE meeting understands the child's individual evaluation will be presented. Discussion regarding the referral process, transition from the Early Intervention system, and obtaining parent consent will be included. Also included will be the development of a preschool IEP, the preschool continuum of services and the State Performance Plan Accountability system, highlighting SPP # 7 for entry and exit information.

    87. NYS Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    The goals of this professional development are to ensure that participants understand the Multiple Pathways to Graduation as delineated in New York State laws and regulations. Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities will also be explored in addition to the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Discussion of the importance and impact of supporting the self-determination of students to aid in the identification of Pathway options and throughout the transition planning process will also occur.

    88. Asynchronous - Creating Graphic Artists with Canva - Intermediate Recording

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

    Dates: 6/21/2024

    Embark on a journey to unlock your inner graphic artist in this workshop! If you've dabbled in design and are eager to take your skills to the next level, this immersive session is your ticket to becoming a true digital artist. Dive deep into the creative possibilities of Canva as we explore advanced design techniques, graphic elements, and the art of visual storytelling. With hands-on practice and expert guidance, you'll gain the confidence and expertise to craft striking visuals that stand out in a crowded digital landscape. View the videoand harness the power of Canva to create stunning graphics that leave a lasting impression, whether for personal projects, business endeavors, or creative expression. Elevate your design game and turn your visions into breathtaking realities - your artistic journey begins here!

    Link to Form with Recording

    This is an asynchronous event. Date and time are for Frontline purposes only

    89. Asynchronous: Using Microsoft Reading Progress with Learners

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians, reading specialist, literacy specialist

    Dates: 6/30/2024

    Have you used Microsoft Reading Progress?

    Microsoft Reading Progress is a powerful tool designed to enhance literacy education by providing teachers with actionable insights into students' reading abilities. This innovative feature integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams, allowing educators to assess and monitor individual students' reading fluency in real-time. Teachers can easily assign passages, track oral reading fluency, and receive automatic assessments that highlight words per minute, accuracy, and more. The tool also generates comprehensive reports that enable educators to identify trends, set personalized goals, and tailor their instructional approach to meet the unique needs of each student. With its user-friendly interface and data-driven approach, Microsoft Reading Progress empowers teachers to make informed decisions, fostering a supportive and targeted learning environment for students as they develop essential literacy skills.



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    90. Introduction to the Thinking Classrooms (K-5) with Dr. Peter Liljedahl

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    Much of how classrooms look and what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. This workshop offers insight into some of the results of 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

    91. Introduction to the Thinking Classrooms (Grades 6-12) with Dr. Peter Liljedahl

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 7/12/2024

    Much of how classrooms look and what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. This workshop offers insight into some of the results of 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

    92. A Day-Long, Hands-On Workshop with Zaretta Hammond

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Instructional Leaders/Administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2024

    Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain , will spend the day with educators focused on building the foundational practices that help reshape the instructional core as we get students ready for rigor. It will start with a high-level overview of the key process of culturally responsive instruction followed by a deep dive into instructional practices to help set the stage for accelerated student learning. Participants are encouraged to read Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain prior to attending this workshop.

    93. 2024 NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Summer Institute - Grades K - 8 (Smart Start)

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 8 Educators, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Leaders

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/19/2024

    Hosted by Monroe One BOCES - Facilitated by NYSCATE - Funded by NYSED Smart Start Grant

    4 Day Summer Institute (day 5 is optional) will immersed attendees in the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards as well as the NYS Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks. Each session will include inclusion activities, engaging strategy, brain breaks and optimistic closings. Educators will experience the standards at work and facilitators will model the standards and instructional technology integration throughout the 4 days while using research artifacts such as articles, videos, and learning experience to increase the knowledge of the attendees. Overarching NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards will be embedded throughout the entire experience are Digital Literacy Standards and Impact of Computing Standards. Educators will adapt and/or create new lessons/units tied to the learning throughout the cohort to integrate the NYS CSDF Standards.

    The four-day Summer Institute includes:  

  • Day #1 - Overview of standards and the "Why", Scope of the Year Ahead, Introduction to Computational Thinking, and Explore & Experience Computational Thinking 
  • Day #2 - Explore and experience the Impacts of Computing and Networks & System Design Concept areas. TPACK Framework integration  
  • Day #3 - Explore and experience the Cybersecurity Concept & Digital Literacy Standards areas and interactive stations with plugged and unplugged learning experiences.  
  • Day #4 - Lesson Creation and presentation, Portfolio Overview 
  • Day #5 - Optional - facilitated work time on lesson adaptation and portfolio creation 

    Attendees: Please bring computer, lesson and or unit to adapt, and lunch

    For full details of the summer institute, please visit Smart Start Summer Institute Details
  • 94. Become an Education Escape Artist! Summer Option!

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, instructional specialists

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New
    Break free from direct instruction and get students engaged and interacting in escape rooms! After escaping as a group, you will dissect and examine the elements of an escape experience and learn how AI tools can cut your design process in half! You will see how high, low and no-tech escape rooms can be developed and executed for different learning outcomes and objectives. Attendees will walk away with simplified tools for students to develop escape rooms along with a resource guide to craft your own homemade escape rooms using Google and Microsoft Tools! NOTE: We will visit the Breakout EDU platform briefly, but the paid version is not required or necessary in order to participate or use the resources you will receive.

    95. 2024 NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Summer Institute - Grades K - 8 (Smart Start)

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 8 Educators, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Leaders

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

    Hosted by Monroe One BOCES - Facilitated by NYSCATE - Funded by NYSED Smart Start Grant

    4 Day Summer Institute (day 5 is optional) will immersed attendees in the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards as well as the NYS Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks. Each session will include inclusion activities, engaging strategy, brain breaks and optimistic closings. Educators will experience the standards at work and facilitators will model the standards and instructional technology integration throughout the 4 days while using research artifacts such as articles, videos, and learning experience to increase the knowledge of the attendees. Overarching NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards will be embedded throughout the entire experience are Digital Literacy Standards and Impact of Computing Standards. Educators will adapt and/or create new lessons/units tied to the learning throughout the cohort to integrate the NYS CSDF Standards.

    The four-day Summer Institute includes:  

  • Day #1 - Overview of standards and the "Why", Scope of the Year Ahead, Introduction to Computational Thinking, and Explore & Experience Computational Thinking 
  • Day #2 - Explore and experience the Impacts of Computing and Networks & System Design Concept areas. TPACK Framework integration  
  • Day #3 - Explore and experience the Cybersecurity Concept & Digital Literacy Standards areas and interactive stations with plugged and unplugged learning experiences.  
  • Day #4 - Lesson Creation and presentation, Portfolio Overview 
  • Day #5 - Optional - facilitated work time on lesson adaptation and portfolio creation 

    Attendees: Please bring computer, lesson and or unit to adapt, and lunch

    For full details of the summer institute, please visit Smart Start Summer Institute Details