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1. Summer Professional Reading EdVenture - Asynchronous Conference

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 7/1/2024

Select 1, 2, or a few books to read from our 16 professional development titles HERE and earn 10 CTLE credits after completing a reader response! This brochure outlines how to get your reading material and how to participate in detail.

Here are the basics and some in-person opportunities you may decide to engage in!

  1. Select and obtain your books.
  2. Visit: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/home?authuser=0
  3. Fill out your bracket as you read.
  4. Complete detailed book reviews for CTLE credit in Book Creator*
  5. Once you are done reviewing all the books you wanted to read, tell us by submitting your filled in bracket via email to katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu SUBJECT: BRACKET by September 5th.
  6. Participate in the Book Battle in September by voting for winning books in 4 rounds starting September 6th. Winners get bragging rights and a prize at the end of September!

*A Book Creator asynchronous offering is available for those who would like to complete it.

Let's chat about these great topics!

Please join us for Collegial Circles where we will discuss the topics of each Reading Region. No prior reading necessary but encouraged. Register HERE!


CTLE CREDITS WILL BE ADJUSTED BASED ON HOW MANY BOOKS YOU READ AND RESPOND TO.


Need more info, please reach out to katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu.

2. EdTech Adventure: Coding a Digital Story - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Educators, any subject area.

Dates: 7/8/2024

This summer, learn how to get your students showing, telling, and sharing their knowledge using block coding and beyond! This session will start off with a debrief of free block coding tools (scratch, code.org, Microsoft Make Code) and how they address the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Then, you will be set free to develop/revitalize a lesson series to incorporate one of the tools you learned and blend together your content area standard(s) with one (or more) of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards. Upon completion of this coursework, you will receive 4 hours of CTLE credit.

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

Ignore the date and time of this session - it is asynchronous. This posting will have a link to the course work by July 8th. Those registered before that date will receive an email with the link once it is ready for you.

Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

3. EdTech Adventure: Nearpod's New Features and FUNctions - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators, All Levels of Education, All Subject Areas. (E for Everyone!)

Dates: 7/8/2024

Learn from Nearpod's own Samantha Golden all about what's new in Nearpod! Then, choose your own EdVenture and complete the Nearpod coursework or dive right into creating! You can receive 1 hour of CTLE Credit for completing the training portion with Samantha, another for completing the Nearpod certificate. And an additional hour for sharing your completed lesson sample and description. Links to this session will be emailed to those who register before July 8th. After that date, the link will be up on this posting. Ignore all dates and times in this posting. This is an ASYNCHRONOUS Session.

Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

4. EdTech Adventure: Write your own EdVenture with Book Creator! - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators, All Levels of Education, All Subject Areas. (E for Everyone!)

Dates: 7/8/2024

Book Creator is a free tool that provides a fantastic way for students to take ownership of their learning by creating original publications! Use it with parents, students, or colleagues or share with them what you or your students have created! You can collaborate on templates; create your own templates; link information; record your voice or videos; add pictures, gifs, drawings! The possibilities are endless!

In this asynchronous session you will learn:
  • How Book Creator meets the needs of diverse students.
  • How Book Creator can be used across subjects and grade levels.
  • How to access Book Creator's ready-to-remix templates and activities for the classroom.
  • How to use Book Creator to align to the NYS CS & DF Standards/SEL. AND...
  • How to create your own!

    You will receive 2 hours of CTLE credit once you've completed the training and submitted your original book to our library!

    Links to this session will be emailed to those who register before July 8th. After that date, the link will be up on this posting. Ignore all dates and times in this posting. This is an ASYNCHRONOUS Session.

    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

  • 5. EdTech Adventure: AI Tool Smashing - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    There seems to be a new AI tool for education every day. Which tool is the most effective? Which tool is Ed Law 2d approved? Which tool will engage learners? Which tool will help educators create content? During this session, attendees will learn about the tried and true AI tools for educators, AI tools embedded into resources we already use, and upcoming AI tools that will rock your teacher world.

    Join us in shaping the future of education and preparing students for success in an increasingly AI-driven world.

    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

    6. EdTech Adventure: Become a Canva PRO! (Intermediate/Advanced) - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    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!

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

    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

    7. EdTech Adventure: Creating Graphic Artists using Canvas Newbie Level - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    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. 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!

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


    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

    8. EdTech Adventure: Infuse AI into your classroom! - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    In this thought-provoking program, educators will embark on a journey to explore the dynamic intersection of education and artificial intelligence (AI).

    As technology continues to revolutionize the way we live and work, it's crucial for educators to be well-versed in leveraging AI tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This workshop is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to navigate the evolving landscape of education in an AI-infused world.

    The following topics will be explored:
  • AI Tools in the Classroom
  • Pedagogical Strategies
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Developing AI tool fluency

    By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to embrace AI as a valuable tool in their educational toolkit. Join us in shaping the future of education and preparing students for success in an increasingly AI-driven world. Enroll now and embark on a transformative learning experience at your own pace!

    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

  • 9. EdTech Adventure: Literacy Support with Reading Progress - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    *New* Reading Progress is available for Microsoft users!

    Wish you could hear all of your students read at the same time, give them real-time feedback, and instantly coach them through their struggle spots? You can with Microsoft Reading Progress. If you use Teams at your school, you have access to this free reading program that could be a game changer for your literacy instruction. For non-Microsoft users, there is a new interface accessible for you to leverage this amazing tool. Microsoft Reading Coach is available for non-Microsoft users to allow students to use the AI infused tool for literacy.

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

    Copy and paste link to access asynchronous offerings: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/want-more-asynchronous-pd

    10. 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

    Starting Soon
    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.

    11. 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

    Starting Soon
    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
  • 12. Transition in the IEP

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/18/2024

    Starting Soon
    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.

    13. Introduction to RIC ONE (Session 1C Asynchronous)

    Program: Monroe One RIC CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Technology Directors

    Dates: 7/22/2024

    New
    This session is for district Technology Directors to learn more about the RIC ONE A4l/SDPC Resource Registry. The RIC One Vendor Management Risk Operations Center will implement centralized, standardized, cost-effective, and sustainable processes to manage vendor risk. Participants will learn more about the platform, terminology, and next steps for setting up their accounts.

    14. Introduction to RIC ONE (Session 1A In -Person)

    Program: Monroe One RIC CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Technology Directors

    Dates: 7/23/2024

    New
    This session is for district Technology Directors to learn more about the RIC ONE A4l/SDPC Resource Registry. The RIC One Vendor Management Risk Operations Center will implement centralized, standardized, cost-effective, and sustainable processes to manage vendor risk. Participants will learn more about the platform, terminology, and next steps for setting up their accounts.

    15. A 'Science of Reading' Primer for Administrators

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    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 school administrators with an overview of the science and to consider how this information "plays out" in the classroom environment. In addition, time will be spent reflecting on the ways in which administrators can support educators, students and families in this important work.

    16. Reading Region: Artificial Intelligence: Policy & Practicality Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    This session will delve into the thought-provoking reading bracket on Artificial Intelligence, focusing on both its policy implications and practical applications. Through the reading, attendees have gained a deeper understanding of how AI policies and practical considerations shape industries, economies, and everyday life. Engage in stimulating discussions with fellow participants, sharing perspectives and insights on the evolving AI landscape.

    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle

    Zoom Link

    17. Reading Region: Student Agency and Empowerment Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    This session will delve into the thought-provoking reading bracket on Student Agency and Empowerment. Join us as we navigate the pages of empowerment and student-led learning, unraveling the potential for transformative education. Together, let's empower minds and cultivate a future where every student's voice is heard and valued. We look forward to having you in this enriching workshop!

    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.

    Zoom Link

    18. 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
  • 19. Introduction to RIC ONE (Session 1B Synchronous)

    Program: Monroe One RIC CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Technology Directors

    Dates: 7/29/2024

    New
    This session is for district Technology Directors to learn more about the RIC ONE A4l/SDPC Resource Registry. The RIC One Vendor Management Risk Operations Center will implement centralized, standardized, cost-effective, and sustainable processes to manage vendor risk. Participants will learn more about the platform, terminology, and next steps for setting up their accounts.

    20. Reading Region: Best Practice: Foundations & Pedagogy Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/29/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Collaboratively build your teaching toolkit! We will discuss and discover new ways to enhance our instructional practices. This collegial circle will provide a platform for educators to learn from each other, gain a deeper understanding of the principles and theories that underpin successful classroom practices, and discuss various teaching strategies and approaches! This will be a great time, exchanging ideas and exploring potential ways to apply the concepts from the books from this reading region into your curriculum.



    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.



    Join us in person (snacks provided) or jump on a Zoom call to contribute.



    If you intend to join virtually, please email katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu once you've registered.

    21. Reading Region: An Interdisciplinary Approach: PBL, STE[A]M, Inquiry & Beyond! Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Gain valuable insight into interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate Project-Based Learning (PBL), STE[A]M, inquiry-based learning, and more. Engage in collaborative discussions with colleagues to exchange ideas and explore potential ways to apply the concepts from the books in this reading region into your curriculum.



    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.



    Join us in person (snacks provided) or jump on a Zoom call to contribute.



    If you intend to join virtually, please email katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu once you've registered.

    22. Creating the IEP (Annual Goal Focus) - asynchronous with in-person follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. This particular training will focus on using the Present Levels of Performance to create Measurable Annual Goals. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 7 brief video modules ahead of time (no longer than 15 minutes in length for each), and then attend a follow-up session in person on 7/31 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Participants will receive the video modules a week prior, and must attend the live follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training. This session will be offered in the morning of 7/31, with a follow-up to SDI in the afternoon if you would like to attend both.

    23. Overview of Specially-Designed Instruction (SEL focus) - asynchronous with in-person follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Participants will develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI) and will be able to identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI; define SDI & its purpose; understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies; describe SDI & its core elements; differentiate between accommodations & modifications; and discuss appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 4 brief video modules (no longer than 15 minutes in length for each), and then attend an in-person follow-up session on 7/31 in Seneca Falls to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Links to the video modules will be sent ONE WEEK prior to the virtual session. Participants must attend the virtual session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    24. Function Based Thinking (Virtual)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/5/2024

    This training provides an overview of understanding challenging behaviors, the behavior pathway, and the function-based thinking process. Function-based thinking is a Tier 1 support that can be used for all students, and encourages staff to use the behavior pathway to determine the function of the behavior in order to identify practices to support the function of the student's behavior. This session will be delivered virtually via zoom. Participants will receive materials and the zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the session starting. Please reach out to any of the following with questions: hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu or cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu

    25. Creating the IEP & Testing Accommodations - asynchronous with in-person follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/6/2024

    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 8/6 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 are welcome to bring any IEPs for the upcoming school year to review/ask questions. There will be workspace available until 3:00.

    26. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification - AM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Adminstrators

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

    27. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    28. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification - PM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Adminstrators

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

    29. **INVITE ONLY** SEL Leaders Professional Learning Development

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Regional Leaders Community

    Dates: 8/8/2024

    Members of the SEL Regional Leaders Community will create professional learning opportunities to implement in their home districts and contribute to our regional repository of materials.

    30. 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: 8/12/2024 to 8/15/2024

    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.

    31. FBA/BIP ToolKit

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Administration, CSE Chairperson

    Dates: 8/13/2024

    The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of the regulations and processes involved in the development of Functional Behavioral Assessments and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans. It is designed for Administrators and CSE/CPSE chairpersons looking to obtain an overview of the requirements.

    32. SPP Indicator 13 Workday: Prepare for the Review

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/20/2024

    School districts reporting for NYSED State Performance Plan Indicator 13 during the 2024-2025 school year are invited to attend a workday to prepare. The session will review and highlight information from the SPP 13 Required Regional Learning all Directors/ CSE Chairs have already attended, discuss common errors found during the review, and allow time to review transition assessments and IEP documents. Districts are welcome to attend as a team and strongly encouraged to bring documents.

    33. Supporting Your Educators & Creating a Culture of Well-Being Through the Science of Positive Psychology

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: For Administrators, Teacher Center Directors, and anyone planning professional development programming for educators

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    We know that supporting your educators' well-being is a priority. PeaceFull Kids offers a fresh perspective on this topic. Hundreds of teachers have already benefited from PeaceFull Kids' professional development courses. One educator said, "Hi Heidi & Carolyn, I just wanted to send you a note about today's meeting. My day was terrible. Then my internet wouldn't connect. I was in a horrible mood. I'm not sure if it was the breathing, the videos, the conversation, the topic, the opportunity to text someone randomly, or a combination of everything, but I left with a big smile on my face and feeling very upbeat and positive. Thank you for the work you are doing, the great information, and the thoughtful conversations. I'm really enjoying myself and as an added boost, my day really turned around. See you next week.” Participants in this virtual free opportunity will be introduced to the science of positive psychology and the power of its applications in supporting the well-being of teachers and students. For more details, see www.peacefullkids.org.

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

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    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 A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE SESSION. Email questions to: Kate Wroblewski catherine_wroblewski@boces.monroe.edu

    35. NYS Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    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.

    36. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators (Day 2)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 8/26/2024

    The early childhood years are critical to building the foundations young children need for success in school and life. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators empowers educators of young children with deeper knowledge and clarity of effective strategies to prepare all students for success in kindergarten and beyond. This professional learning experience provides deep knowledge of literacy instruction for the youngest learners. The more children know about language and literacy before they begin kindergarten and first grade, the better equipped they are to succeed in literacy learning and beyond. This course will
  • Define early literacy and language, the processes involved, and the developmental sequences by which these skills develop
  • Describe strategies and learning activities that are engaging, effective, and developmentally appropriate
  • Discuss how assessment procedures and data can be used to plan and implement instruction for the youngest learners.

    This is a two-day training with asynchronous work between sessions. Day 1 took place on August 28, 2023. The work will completed with this Day 2 session. Along with the face-to-face training, participants received a manual and one year subscription to the online platform (asynchronous content).
  • 37. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 9/17/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    38. Cultivating Well-Being Using Positive Psychology

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 School Staff - Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 12/10/2024

    Prioritizing your well-being benefits everyone including your students. Ready to change the way you think about happiness? Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of positive psychology! Get ready to dive into this dynamic field and discover practical tools to supercharge your personal well-being. From enlightening science to reflective activities, you'll explore how to harness the power of positivity and maximize your potential for flourishing. Learn how to leverage your unique strengths and uplift those around you. Empowered with this fresh perspective and new language, you will feel energized to be more intentional about cultivating your own well-being and support the flourishing of those around you. www.peacefullkids.org

    39. FBA/BIP Toolkit

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Administration and CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

    Dates: 9/18/2024

    The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of the regulations and processes involved in the development of Functional Behavioral Assessments and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans. It is designed for Administrators and CSE/CPSE chairpersons looking to obtain an overview of the requirements. This is a virtual training. Zoom link will be sent prior to the training day via the e-mail address associated with your registration account.

    40. Classroom Management Practices:

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: general and special education teachers, teaching assistants, paraprofessionals, building administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, and other related services providers

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    This multiple module training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like foundational information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, and 8) multiple opportunities to respond. This training is designed for asynchronous participation (12 hours) followed by live participation in a follow-up Q&A session (1 Hour). Registration must occur September 4th to receive materials. Participants must attend follow-up Q&A session on September 14th to receive credit.

    41. Developing your Conducting Technique with Harold Rosenbaum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Musical Directors/Conductors

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    This professional learning experience will be a full day, in-person opportunity for musical directors/conductors to work with the critically acclaimed conductor Harold Rosenbaum.
    The day will be broken up as follows:

    Morning time (8:30-11:30am): Improving Your Physical Conducting Technique
    We will work on the basic conducting styles demonstrated with the right arm (legato, marcato, poco marcato, and staccato, plus left arm gestures such as crescendos, decrescendos, cues, cutoffs, and fermatas, all exhibited on YouTube at "Rosenbaum conducting." Independence of arm gestures, each with its own responsibilities and tasks, is the goal.

    Lunch is on your own.

    Afternoon (12:30-3:30pm): Improving Your Rehearsal Technique
    Depending on the number of participants, each participant will rehearse all the others ("the chorus") for a few minutes, after which Harold will give feedback.

    Throughout the day, questions are welcomed, and short discussions will transpire regarding any conductor related topics, including those which exist in musical works the participants are preparing, or are planning on preparing for future performances.

    42. Overview of Specially-Designed Instruction - asynchronous with VIRTUAL follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    Participants will develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI) and will be able to identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI; define SDI & its purpose; understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies; describe SDI & its core elements; differentiate between accommodations & modifications; and discuss appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 4 brief video modules (no longer than 15 minutes in length for each), and then attend a virtual follow-up session on 9/24 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Links to the video modules will be sent ONE WEEK prior to the virtual session. Participants must attend the virtual session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    43. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    44. The Rochester Area Alternative Education Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators: Specifically, those who are interested in or currently involved with alternative education methods and programs. This can include teachers, administrators, and support staff looking to share best practices, innovative strategies, and resources. 2. Educational Leaders and Administrators: Those who oversee alternative education programs or are considering implementing such programs in their schools or districts. They would benefit from collaborating on policy, administration, and progr

    Dates: 9/25/2024 to 5/21/2025

    The Rochester Area Alternative Education Forum is a dynamic professional community designed specifically for educators seeking to collaborate on innovative teaching strategies and alternative education practices. It provides a platform where educators can share resources, exchange ideas, and develop new approaches to meet the diverse needs of their students. Through regular meetings, and online discussions, participants can collaborate on curriculum development, discuss the implementation of alternative education models, and explore best practices for student engagement and success. The forum fosters a supportive network of professionals dedicated to enhancing educational outcomes through creativity, flexibility, and mutual support.

    45. AI and Media Literacy

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    Artificial intelligence is a hot topic, both in education and in our personal lives. While the possibilities are exciting, there are potentially negative consequences for us and for our students. The rise of widely available generative AI tools has serious implications for the future of media literacy. Moving forward, it will be more important than ever that our students have the skills to analyze the media they encounter and the habits of mind to think critically before reacting. In this session, we will talk about how to view AI through a lens of media literacy.

    46. CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 10/8/2024

    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

    47. The Power of How: Maximizing Practice through Instructional Routines to Increase Student Learning and Mastery in Grades K-3 with Pam Kastner

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 10/2/2024

    This session rests on the evidence of instructional routines to maximize student learning. The components of effective instructional routines and how to effectively implement them will be the focus on this session. The presenter will model, and participants will practice, instructional routines that embed opportunities for students to respond, that provide guided practice, and offer immediate feedback on student progress modeling affirmative and/or corrective feedback. This session places a substantive emphasis on translating research-to-practice for practitioners. Instructional routines related to word recognition and language comprehension with embedded practice opportunities for participants will be modeled and practiced throughout the session. Participants will leave with a toolkit of instructional routines and resources.

    48. Regional Math Leaders Monroe One Districts

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/2/2024 to 5/28/2025

    This year, the Regional Math Leaders Group will focus on: Project Based Learning, MTSS, Updates from NYSED, and other relevant topics. meetings will be held virtually via zoom throughout the school year. The zoom invitation will be sent the day before to all who are registered.

    49. Proactively Supporting Big Behaviors

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PreK-3 Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 10/7/2024

    Join us for an insightful half day workshop on proactively supporting big behaviors in children. Dive into the difference between sensory and emotional regulation and learn how to equip children with tools to navigate their big emotions before they explode or spiral. Discover the distinction between teachable moments and soothing moments, and fill your toolbox with effective strategies to address common questions:
  • What does dysregulation look like and why is it happening?
  • When do we navigate problem-solving?
  • How do we help children calm down?
  • How and when do we teach self-regulation?
  • How can your classroom environment and routines support regulation?


  • Gain practical insights and strategies to support children in managing their emotions and behaviors proactively.

    50. Excellence Through the Math Practices Project-MONROE 1 COMPONENT DISTRICTS

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/9/2024 to 6/4/2025

    Welcome back for year three 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.

    51. Family Engagement, Communication and Culture

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Administrators, General Education & Special Education teachers, related service providers, preschool providers, community agencies, county representatives

    Dates: 10/16/2024

    New
    This professional development training is designed to introduce educators of students ages 3 - 21 to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. This session will be delivered on Zoom. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information and materials for the session prior to October 16th.

    52. Building Thinking Classrooms Regional Collaboration

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Math Teachers (K-12), Math Leaders, Administrators, Coaches

    Dates: 10/17/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Building Thinking Classrooms (Peter Liljedahl) is generating a great deal of excitement in K-12 math education. It is based on years of research in hundreds of classrooms. This partners beautifully with our regional work of leading with the NYS Standards for Mathematical Practice. Joins us for this collaborative regional effort to progress together in Building Thinking Classrooms. Each session will consist of a mini professional development, collaboration, creation time, the sharing of best practices and an embedded book study. Participants are asked to purchase their own copy of the book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, by Peter Liljedahl prior to the first session.

    53. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/17/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    54. Smart Start Webinar: Computational Thinking Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 10/17/2024

    New
    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. Bring a lesson that can be aligned to the Computational Thinking Concept Area.

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

    55. Creating the IEP & Testing Accommodations - asynchronous with in-person follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/21/2024

    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 10/21 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. The videos will be sent ONE WEEK prior to the in-person session, and participants must attend the follow-up in order to receive CTLE credit for the training. Participants are welcome to bring any IEPs to review/ask questions. There will be workspace available until 3:00.

    56. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District/building level administrators – may include: superintendents, directors of special education, directors of pupil personnel services, CSE chairpersons, principals, deans of students, etc.

    Dates: 10/21/2024

    This training package is designed for district/building level administrators to gain a better understanding of the process related to discipline for students with disabilities as per the Part 201 of the Commissioner's Regulations. This professional development supports the administrator's understanding of the regulatory requirements and the administrative responsibilities, as they relate to discipline, and are aligned to state law to ensure district compliance. Participants will increase their knowledge of policies, regulations, and best practices related to suspension, removal, and behavioral supports related to implementing discipline for students with disabilities. Participants will receive a recorded portion of the PD one week prior to the live session to review prior to this training.

    57. 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: 10/22/2024

    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.

    58. Creating Conversations: What does AI mean for our students' future?

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    John Spencer states,""What does AI mean for the future of work? What does AI mean for teaching and learning?”
    The bad news is that the rules have changed. The exciting news is that our students will get to re-write the rules. For years, students have been told about a corporate ladder. But our students won't have a ladder. They'll need to navigate a maze instead."

    Please join Doreen Pietrantoni as she provides the opportunity for us to dialogue about the impact of AI on teaching, learning, and building citizens for our ever-evolving digital world.

    Please read the following blog post and watch the embedded videos prior to our meeting When Should Students Use Artificial Intelligence? Seven Keys to Consider by John Spencer

    Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

    Bonus reading How to Prevent AI from Doing All the Thinking

    59. Manga for Elementary Librarians Who Don't Read Manga

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    Are you disinterested in reading Manga, but feel like you should know some of it because your students love it? Do you feel ill-equipped to order manga for your students? We were right there with you! We've spent the last few months learning all you need to know to order manga confidently for your elementary libraries. Join us as we go through all you need to know about manga, even when you don't like reading manga. This session is for Elementary School Librarians only.

    60. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/25/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    61. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that meet the pre-requisite requirements

    Dates: 10/28/2024 to 10/31/2024

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 1 (Units 1-4) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come.

    Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete the full Volume 1 course (face-to-face training and online platform).
    2. Maintain an active Volume 1 course license
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 in the online course with a score of 88% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 1 Manual, Units 1-4 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 1-4 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    62. Smart Start Webinar: Computational Thinking Focus

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 10/28/2024

    New
    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. Bring a lesson that can be aligned to the Computational Thinking Concept Area.

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

    63. VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY- Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School leaders, teachers, social workers, counselors

    Dates: 10/29/2024 to 12/17/2024

    This book study focuses on how to create cultures of connection and belonging in order to implement equity strategies that actually make a difference. The authors argue that schools have primarily been focused on building cultures of achievement leaving behind the foundational elements upon which educational equity is based, belonging and dignity. Through their research and subsequent hands-on work with districts across the country, the authors make their approach accessible and tangible in the implementation of educational equity initiatives. Please join us for this 5-part book study. YOU MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON YOUR OWN.

    64. SEL and Play for Elementary Grades

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary educators

    Dates: 10/30/2024

    Play is at the core of our creativity, innovation, and socialization. It's the vehicle for how we learn to cooperate and co-create. It provides opportunities to model and practice self-regulation and interpersonal sensitivity. Through play, kids are able to develop their social and emotional skills by building their sense of identity and self-esteem; learning helpful strategies for navigating peer conflict, solving problems, fostering relationships, and managing their own emotions; becoming more self-aware; developing fostering empathy and belonging (being seen, heard, and valued); and using self-control. Join me for a fun-filled day focused on incorporating play in meaningful ways that help students not only build those SEL skills but get to know one another better, while creating a positive climate in which to learn and grow. Dress comfortably!

    65. Creating Conversations Series: Who Do We Choose to Be? VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educational Leaders

    Dates: 11/1/2024 to 11/22/2024

    Bestselling author Margaret Wheatley states, "This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil". Please join Jeanette Adams-Price as she provides the opportunity for us to dialogue about what it means to be an educational leader in today's world. PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Zoom links will be emailed the day before each meeting date.

    66. Overview of Specially-Designed Instruction - asynchronous with VIRTUAL follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/5/2024

    New
    Participants will develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI) and will be able to identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI; define SDI & its purpose; understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies; describe SDI & its core elements; differentiate between accommodations & modifications; and discuss appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 4 brief video modules (no longer than 15 minutes in length for each), and then attend a virtual follow-up session on 11/5 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Links to the video modules will be sent ONE WEEK prior to the virtual session. Participants must attend the virtual session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    67. Geometry: Assessment Writing to Align to the Next Generation Leaning Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/6/2024

    Join area districts as we explore different forms of assessment and plan to prepare our students for the NGLS Regents exam.

    68. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/7/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    69. Smart Start Webinar: Networks and System Design

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 11/7/2024

    New
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Networks and System Design standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Bring a lesson that can be aligned to the Networks and System Design Standards.

    Zoom Join Link

    70. SPP Indicator 13 Required Regional Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/12/2024

    Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) conducts the State Performance Plan (SPP) 13: Secondary Transition compliance review in the Fall of the school year a district is scheduled for monitoring of SPP Indicator 13 (in accordance with the six-year monitoring cycle). The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of this compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review. This training is focused on meeting compliance for SPP Indicator 13.

    71. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 11/13/2024

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    72. CPSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/13/2024

    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.

    73. Manga for Secondary Librarians Who Don't Read Manga

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Secondary School Librarians

    Dates: 11/18/2024

    Are you disinterested in reading Manga, but feel like you should know some of it because your students love it? Do you feel ill-equipped to order manga for your students? We were right there with you! We've spent the last few months learning all you need to know to order manga confidently for your secondary libraries. Join us as we go through all you need to know about Manga, when you don't like reading manga. This session is for Middle/High School Librarians only.

    74. SEL and Play for Secondary Grades

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Secondary educators

    Dates: 11/20/2024

    Think play isn't for the older kids? Guess again, research has shown that we all need play as a part of our days, including adults. Play is at the core of our creativity, innovation, and socialization. It's the vehicle for how we learn to cooperate and co-create. It provides opportunities to model and practice self-regulation and interpersonal sensitivity. Through play, kids are able to develop their social and emotional skills by building their sense of identity and self-esteem; learning helpful strategies for navigating peer conflict, solving problems, fostering relationships, and managing their own emotions; becoming more self-aware; developing fostering empathy and belonging (being seen, heard, and valued); and using self-control. Join me for a fun-filled day focused on incorporating play in meaningful ways that help students not only build those SEL skills but get to know one another better, while creating a positive climate in which to learn and grow. Dress comfortably!

    75. 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: 11/21/2024 to 12/19/2024

    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: cassandra_mccumber@boces.monroe.edu

    76. Smart Start Webinar: Networks and System Design

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 11/21/2024

    New
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Networks and System Design standards for classroom integration and continue to build portfolios. Bring a lesson that can be aligned to the Networks and System Design Standards.

    77. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 2 (Units 5-8)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that meet the pre-requisite requirements

    Dates: 12/2/2024 to 12/5/2024

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 2 (Units 5-8) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come.

    Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete the full Volume 2 course (face-to-face training and online platform).
    2. Maintain an active Volume 2 course license
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 8 in the online course with a score of 88% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 2 Manual, Units 5-8 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 5-8 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    78. Book Party! (2024-2025)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/2/2024

    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 recently published book 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 24-25 school year, starting on 7/1/24.

    This session is a collaboration between the Monroe One and Monroe 2 BOCES School Library Systems and is only open to librarians in those regions.

    79. Algebra 2: Preparing for Implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/4/2024

    Dive into the changes that the Next Generation Learning Standards will bring next year and explore tasks that help align our instruction to the Mathematical Practice Standards.

    80. EI to CPSE for Professionals

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/5/2024

    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 as well as how to encourage and facilitate participation of parents in the provision of preschool special education services for their child.

    81. CSE Optional Day 4 - Coaching Conversations

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/9/2024

    New
    This additional, OPTIONAL day is for those who attended or plan to attend CSE and/or CPSE Chairperson during the 2024-25 school year. This is an in-person session that will provide additional support to those acting in the role of CSE/CPSE Chairperson, including an overview of graduation requirements for students with disabilities, additional resources for culturally responsive meetings, any updates from NYSED, and allow time for personalized coaching that will assist in the transfer of knowledge into practice.

    82. Unlocking the Power of Words: Integrating Semantics and Morphology to Maximize Student Learning in the Content Areas: Grades K-3 with Pam Kastner

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 12/11/2024

    Integrating word-meaning instruction within word-reading instruction offers an effective approach for students to master early literacy skills and increasingly complex content learning. This dual approach eliminates the isolation of two critical aspects of literacy instruction by integrating vocabulary instruction with word study in morphology. This presentation offers a brief look into the research supporting this approach and highlights how it can impact academic success in content-area classes. The main focus of this session is application through a combination of engaging strategies and practical techniques. Participants will gain valuable insights and apply instructional tools that integrate word reading and word meaning to unlock the full potential of every reader. Participants are encouraged to bring content area text to the session to support direct application.

    83. Smart Start Webinar: Cybersecurity

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 12/11/2024

    New
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Cybersecurity standards for classroom integration and to help build their portfolio.

    84. Unlocking the Power of Words: Integrating Semantics and Morphology to Maximize Student Learning in the Content Areas: Grades 4-12 with Pam Kastner

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Gr 4-12 Educators, Interventionists, Literacy Leaders/Coaches

    Dates: 12/12/2024

    Integrating word-meaning instruction within word-reading instruction offers an effective approach for students who have mastered foundational phonics skills but need additional instruction in word study to understand increasingly challenging vocabulary, complex sentence structure and syntax, and to read and understand content area multi-syllabic words with accuracy and fluency.

    This integrative approach to instruction eliminates a siloed approach to literacy instruction. This presentation briefly delves into the research supporting this approach and highlights how it can impact academic success in content-area classes by engaging in direct, explicit, instructional routines; discussion and discourse; and through writing. Through a combination of engaging strategies and practical techniques participants will gain valuable insights and leave the session with instructional tools to apply these comprehensive literacy practices to their own classroom practice, to unlock the full potential of every reader.

    85. Smart Start Webinar: Cybersecurity

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 12/17/2024

    New
    For Smart Start Grant participants only

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will dig deeper into the Cybersecurity standards for classroom integration and to help build their portfolio.

    86. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #2- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 12/19/2024

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    87. Rediscover the Joy of Reading: A Book Study

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PreK-12 Librarians

    Dates: 12/20/2024

    Do you love reading? Do you want to encourage your students to love reading? This book study is for you! We will read Donalyn Miller's and Teri Lesesne's book, "The Joy of Reading," and engage in discussions about how to spark reading joy in ourselves and in our students. With the book as our guide, we will explore our own reading lives and talk about how to create the conditions for students to have positive, joyful experiences with books. Dive into all things reading with your colleagues and learn more about what students need for healthy reading lives.

    The book study will be held asynchronously on Schoology with weekly discussions, starting on October 4th, 2024. If you do not have a Schoology account, one will be created for you. A free copy of the book will be provided to the first 40 registrants. While classroom teachers are welcome to join us, the focus of the book study will be on the work of school librarians.

    88. Smart Start Webinar: Digital Literacy

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 1/7/2025

    New
    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.

    89. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District/building level administrators – may include: superintendents, directors of special education, directors of pupil personnel services, CSE chairpersons, principals, deans of students, etc.

    Dates: 1/9/2025

    This training package is designed for district/building level administrators to gain a better understanding of the process related to discipline for students with disabilities as per the Part 201 of the Commissioner's Regulations. This professional development supports the administrator's understanding of the regulatory requirements and the administrative responsibilities, as they relate to discipline, and are aligned to state law to ensure district compliance. Participants will increase their knowledge of policies, regulations, and best practices related to suspension, removal, and behavioral supports related to implementing discipline for students with disabilities. Participants will receive a recorded portion of the PD one week prior to the live session to review before the training.

    90. Creating Conversations Series: Collective Equity VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, leaders

    Dates: 1/9/2025 to 2/6/2025

    Authors Sinja Hollins-Alexander and Nicole Law provide a "clear, concise, and actionable framework for building our individual resilience to interrupt barriers and beasts that perpetuate inequity in our schools and classrooms but transform the focus from us as individuals to our collective strength and courage. We are in this together. Equity is collective." The book outlines this framework and engages the reader by providing reflective prompts and self-assessment opportunities throughout. Please join Jeanette Adams-Price as she provides a space for us to dialogue and explore our collective equity. PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Zoom links will be emailed the morning of each meeting date.

    91. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #2- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 1/15/2025

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    92. Overview of Specially-Designed Instruction - asynchronous with VIRTUAL follow-up

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 1/16/2025

    New
    Participants will develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI) and will be able to identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI; define SDI & its purpose; understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies; describe SDI & its core elements; differentiate between accommodations & modifications; and discuss appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 4 brief video modules (no longer than 15 minutes in length for each), and then attend a virtual follow-up session on 1/16 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. Links to the video modules will be sent ONE WEEK prior to the virtual session. Participants must attend the virtual session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    93. Smart Start Webinar: Digital Literacy

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 1/16/2025

    New
    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.

    94. Smart Start Webinar: Portfolio/Lesson Creation Overview

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 2/3/2025

    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.

    95. Transforming Classrooms: Reducing Exclusionary Discipline with the Collaborative Emotional Processing (CEP) Method

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PreK-3 Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 2/10/2025

    Discover the transformative power of the CEP Method, developed by Alyssa Blask Campbell and Lauren Stauble. This full-day workshop equips educators with the tools to reduce exclusionary discipline and keep children in the classroom by focusing on five key components of the Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) Method: self-awareness, self-care, scientific knowledge, implicit bias awareness, and adult-child interactions.
  • Gain techniques to identify and regulate your own emotions, enhancing your ability to support and manage dysregulated children.
  • Discover practical self-care strategies to maintain your well-being and effectiveness as an educator and teach from a regulated state.
  • Understand the role of mirror neurons in emotional regulation and apply these insights to support children's emotion processing.
  • Reflect on personal biases, understand their impact on teaching, and develop strategies to create a more inclusive classroom.
  • Dive into how to respond with intention to children both in the moment and outside of big emotions to build emotional intelligence.


  • This workshop is designed for educators who are dedicated to creating an inclusive, emotionally supportive classroom environment. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, the CEP method provides valuable insights and practical tools to enhance your teaching practice and reduce exclusionary discipline.

    96. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #3- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 2/11/2025

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    97. Smart Start Webinar: Portfolio/Lesson Creation Overview

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Grant Participants

    Dates: 2/13/2025

    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.

    98. CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/26/2025 to 3/11/2025

    New
    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

    99. Smart Start: Portfolio Open Office Hours Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Participants

    Dates: 3/4/2025

    New
    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.

    100. Smart Start: Portfolio Open Office Hours Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Smart Start Participants

    Dates: 3/11/2025

    New
    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.

    101. NYS Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/13/2025

    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.