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1. July Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/12/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SAP Resources and Welcome to SAP Service for 23-24 School Year

2. August Coffee Talk - Session 1

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/21/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week - ST-3

3. August Coffee Talk - Session 2

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/23/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week - Form A

4. August Coffee Talk - Session 3

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week -Form FB/FT

5. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2023

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

6. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2023

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

7. School Counselor Group - Meetings

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 5/1/2024

Overview: This group is designed to offer a collaborative environment where School Counselors can collaborate, learn, and grow in their vital roles surrounding academic planning, career counseling, student social-emotional support and more. Meetings will be a combination of in-person "traditional style" meetings with time for collaboration and sharing, and in-person site visits to college and/or career locations in the area. NOTE: THE TWO SITE VISITS WILL BE ADDED ONCE THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION IS CONFIRMED.

8. Continuing Conversations on Grading & Reporting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 12/12/2023

During these sessions, participants that attended Grading and Reporting Student Learning with Thomas Guskey, Ph.D. are invited to continue discussing revolutionizing grading and reporting in our schools. Areas of focus include: Crafting meaningful, usable purpose statements related to grading and reporting, Developing concrete, specific descriptors of mastery, Increasing buy-in from all stakeholders, including faculty, families, and students, Reflecting on changes within our districts as we transition to a more fair, accurate, meaningful, and equitable grading system, Sessions will alternate between synchronous and asynchronous meetings. Synchronous meetings will be one-hour and on Zoom; asynchronous meetings will allow participants to explore a variety of resources related to the goals of that session.

9. October Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/18/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

10. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) - A Virtual PLC Series - No Cost

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 6/5/2024

Overview: As a participant in the Questar III School Improvement service, districts may join this year's offered PLCs at no cost. PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) are not synonymous with workshops or trainings. PLCs focus on learning, collaboration, collective inquiry, and continuous improvement. Attendees should expect to "learn by doing” and will be expected to actively participate in the PLC meetings. MTSS PLC: Join our School Improvement Specialists for five one-hour virtual PLCs to support school personnel, throughout the region, whose area of responsibility includes MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports). The goals for this PLC are to understand the Universal Tier and quality components of MTSS such as: The purpose and types of assessments, Roles of different collaborative teams, How to examine data and make resource decisions, To learn how to identify barriers in your MTSS and collaboratively develop action plans to address them, To make connections with in-district peers and other regional school districts in order to share successes and challenges with your MTSS process. This will be a virtual session offered via Zoom to registered participants.

Conference

Questar III BOCES provides a full day of learning opportunities starting with a Keynote Address from Battelle for Kids on Portrait of A Graduate, followed by blocks of virtual learning options in the morning, and closing with building-specific activities in the afternoon. To register, click on the physical location where you report to work each day. You will report to your normal work location for October 20th Professional Development Day activities.

12. DASA Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: This training is appropriate for anyone who is involved in the DASA process in their school district including DASA Building Coordinators, DASA District Coordinators, Superintendents, and DASA Response Team Members.

Dates: 10/23/2023

Dignity for all Student Act (DASA) Coordinators and their DASA Response Teams play a vital role in supporting a positive school-wide climate in relation to prevention and reaction to dignity violations in their school. DASA Coordinators need to be well-prepared to manage the demands of this important position and this training will provide them with the tools to be successful DASA Coordinators. Note: This is NOT the six-hour required training for certification. Participants will be provided with hard copies of resources and a Google Drive so that they may modify documents for their school district's needs.

13. School Social Workers - A Virtual No Cost PLC

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 6/11/2024

As a participant in the Questar III School Improvement service, districts may join this year's offered PLCs at no cost. PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) are not synonymous with workshops or trainings. PLCs focus on learning, collaboration, collective inquiry, and continuous improvement. Attendees should expect to "learn by doing” and will be expected to actively participate in the PLC meetings. School Social Workers PLC Group: This group is designed to offer a collaborative environment where school social workers can collaborate, learn, and grow in their vital roles as advocates for the emotional and social well-being of students. We will strive to be a group of passionate professionals who share a common mission - to provide holistic support to students and contribute positively to their academic, emotional and social development through regional collaboration, idea exchanges, resource sharing, and more. *All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before each meeting.

14. Angelo Del Toro PRHYLI Albany Train the Trainer - Albany

Program: The Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI

Audience: Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers

Dates: 10/25/2023

Training for Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers. This registration is for the ALBANY training, October 25, 2023 at Questar III BOCES.

15. October Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: ESSA

16. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 11/1/2023

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is September 29, 2023. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

17. Angelo Del Toro PRHYLI- New York City Train the Trainer - NYC Region

Program: The Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI

Audience: Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers

Dates: 11/4/2023

Training for Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers. This registration is for the New York City training, November 4th, 2023 at 535 8 Ave floor 16 New York, NY.

18. November Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/8/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review of Building Aid

19. Mentor Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 11/9/2023 to 5/3/2024

Are you the Mentor Coordinator for your School District?

If you are, please join Questar III School Improvement team for a day of learning and collaborating about a successful district mentoring program.

Guided by NYSED's Program Guidance and Standards for Mentoring, we will explore the qualities and dispositions of an effective mentor, best professional practices, the requisite knowledge of mentees, and the knowledge and skills of mentoring in practice.

We will collaboratively create a model mentoring plan, discuss strategies when choosing mentors, and how to best match mentors with mentees. We will explore a variety of resources to help navigate a pathway to develop, refine, and/or implement a robust and successful mentoring program.

20. Building a Community of Care and Belonging through Play

Program: School Improvement

Audience: This workshop is ideal for teachers of students in grades 3 - 8 but would be applicable for K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, school counselors, administrators, and support staff.

Dates: 11/14/2023

Questar III School Improvement partners with Mr. Howard Moody, author of "The Heart of Play" and experienced leader of play workshops for educators, parents, counselors, and others looking to bring more play and connection into children's lives, to lead this interactive session. Details: A core need for children is the need for belonging. Being part of a learning community where the child's well-being is nurtured is crucial for creating an environment ripe for learning. One of the best ways to create connection, community, and belonging is through engaged, well led social play experiences. Playfulness as a learned skill is vital in creating social connections which is much needed in this time, Post COVID. Play, for all ages of students, is an active and real way for students to feel and express their joy and it is also a remarkable tool for emotional regulation and learning effective social skills. This workshop is ideal for teachers of students in grades 3 - 8 but would be applicable for K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, school counselors, administrators, and support staff. "Play is nature's training for Life." - Frederick Froebel

21. December Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/13/2023

CTLE
State Aid Output Report

22. Inclusive Curriculum: Teaching About Judaism in the Social Studies Classroom

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers of Global History and Us History; ELA teachers of related literature

Dates: 12/20/2023

Questar III BOCES in partnership with The Institute for Curriculum Services presents a day of content exploration and best practices for teaching about Jews and Judaism. Gain knowledge and tools to confidently teach about these topics when they cross New York State Social Studies Standards. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in interactive workshops that are grounded in primary sources and receive classroom-ready resources that will enable you to strengthen students' knowledge and skills on these topics. This professional learning day will be useful to teachers of Global History and US History, as well as to ELA teachers who address these topics in the literature they assign.

23. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 1/2/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is January 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

24. January Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/10/2024

CTLE
Topics: Tax Cap and State Aid Reconciliation

25. NYS LITERACY INITIATIVE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NYSED LITERACY BRIEFS

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 1/10/2024

This event, which will be a hybrid webinar with in-person discussion and presentations, will provide New York State administrators and literacy leaders with an opportunity to strengthen knowledge of evidence-based literacy practices in PK-12 education. Please note that to attend this event, you must attend in person at a BOCES or Big 5 designated site. At this event, the State Education Department will release a new series of literacy briefs via webinar that focus on the science of reading. The agenda will include an overview of the science of reading and each of the seven literacy briefs, with time to reflect and discuss with colleagues. Participants in the event will have the opportunity to learn about the briefs with Dr. Lesaux and the SED team. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Roy Edward Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Lesaux previously partnered with the Department on the series of Advanced Literacy Briefs published in 2017. Note: 5 CTLE Hours will be awarded and lunch will be provided.

26. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

27. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

28. February SAP Winter Workshop

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/7/2024

CTLE
Governor's Budget Analysis and Understanding Projections

29. February STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 2/13/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

30. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 3/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is March 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

31. March Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/6/2024

CTLE
Topics: Budget Vote Process Disclosure Requirements, Property Tax Report Card and Budget Notice Contingent Budget

32. SAP Special Webinar

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/14/2024

CTLE
Tools to Monitor Your State Aid Projections

33. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 4/1/2024

Closed
The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is April 30, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

34. Scaffolding Content Instruction for Newcomers

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 4/15/2024

Wait List
This engaging, interactive 1-hour on demand course will allow participants to define scaffolding and the importance of scaffolding instruction for ELL Newcomers, explore a range of strategies for scaffolding instruction for ELL Newcomers, apply strategies for scaffolding activities for ELL Newcomers at differing levels of English proficiency, reflect on scaffolding strategies to support ELL Newcomers. THIS COURSE WILL REMAIN OPEN FROM 4/15/2024 to 6/28/2024. Once registered, course information will be sent directly from Support Ed. Please note: This is the SAME session as the March offering. Please choose only one (March or April).

35. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 4/24/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

36. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 4/24/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

37. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 5/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

38. May Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/22/2024

CTLE
Topics: Maximizing State Aid: Preview of June 30th, Due Dates and Preparing for Year End

39. Unpacking the Science of Reading Fundamentals: A Guided Discussion with SUNY New Paltz Science of Reading Fundamentals Participants

Program: School Improvement

Audience: This session is intended to support those who are registered for and currently enrolled in the SUNY New Paltz Science of Reading Fundamentals Micro Credential.

Dates: 5/30/2024 to 7/18/2024

With a focus on Literacy in New York State, many teachers regionally are participating in the SUNY New Paltz Science of Reading Fundamentals Micro Credential. Questar III BOCES School Improvement Specialists invite you to join a series of collaborative conversations intended to unpack and dig deeper into this topic together.

40. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 6/1/2024

Closed
The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

41. June Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/12/2024

CTLE
Review of Expense Based Aid

42. June Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/26/2024

CTLE
Starting Soon
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

43. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 7/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

44. DEIAB Book Study (Part 3-final session)

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and educators of ELLs

Dates: 7/8/2024

This is the third and final installment for the book study on "Coaching for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging in Early Childhood." In this final session we will be exploring how you can take these ideas, concepts, and approaches to a broader audience of your entire school or even your district. We will also take a look at how to utilize this challenging work within your programs in order to continually learn, grow, and change. PLEASE NOTE this is a hybrid course. The book study opens on July 8th and ends August 23rd. There are three virtual sessions from 9:00am-10:am on July 16th, July 30th, and August 13th. Zoom links and a link to the book study course will be sent to participants in advance of July 8th. This workshop consists of a Choice Board for each chapter in part III and 3 virtual meetings. Participants can earn 2 CTLE credits for the completion of each Choice Board activity up to 14 credits, and 1 CTLE credit for attending each virtual session up to 3 credits for a total up to 17 CTLE credits for completing all activities and attending all virtual meetings. Choice Board topics are as follows: Introducing the DEIAB work to a wider organization; Initial Group Learning; Equity and Diversity Workgroup; Program Integration; Structural Transformative Change; Implications for Wider Change; Keep the Momentum Going. A link to the Choice Board will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: This is a continuation of the Choice Board from Parts 1 and 2 of the Book Study. Participants will have until August 23rd. to complete the assignments for CTLE credits. Participants who register by June 21st. will receive a free copy of the book, for those that may still need one.

45. What's New in AI!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators

Dates: 7/8/2024

Closed
This streamlined asynchronous professional development session provides an overview of the latest advancements and trends in AI. Keep abreast of the newest developments in AI and understand their implications for teaching and learning.

Learning Objectives:

Catch up on the newest AI technologies emerging in education.

Discuss the impact and potential uses of these technologies in classrooms.

Access Details:

Participants can access and complete the course materials at their own pace anytime between Monday, July 8th and Monday, August 12th.
The elementary- and intermediate-level investigations are here! Please join us for a hands-on workshop in which participants will: -Overview the structure of the NYS Science Learning Standards. -Outline the structure and function of the NYS Required Investigations. -Collaboratively conduct each investigation. -Discuss strategies for supporting student success with each investigation. -Analyze the structure and function of the proficiency rubric. -Use sample responses to score responses and determine proficiency levels.

47. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/10/2024

CTLE
New
Overview of the State Aid Claim Forms

48. Strategies for Supporting Spanish Heritage Language Learners in the World Language Classroom

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: World Language educators

Dates: 7/10/2024

This session addresses disengagement in mixed classes for Spanish Heritage Language Learners. It adapts World Language classrooms to diverse HLL needs, explores NYS Standards-aligned strategies, and integrates AI for inclusivity. Attendees gain insights into HLLs' needs and enhance support for World Language Students.A Zoom link will be provided in advance of the workshop date.

49. Supporting the Transition to the Revised NYS Learning Standards for World Language

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: World Language educators

Dates: 7/10/2024

This session provides a targeted exploration of the revisions, offering insights into their implications for curriculum development, instructional strategies, and assessment practices within the world language context. Administrators will gain valuable tools and strategies to effectively support their teaching staff in aligning with the revised standards, fostering a seamless transition and ensuring continued excellence in world language education across New York State. A Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop date.

50. Embracing Diversity: Cultivating Multicultural Competence in the World Language Classroom

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of Multilingual Learners

Dates: 7/11/2024

This presentation covers the importance of multicultural education in World Language Classrooms, highlighting benefits like empathy building and enhanced language learning. It discusses strategies such as diverse resources and culturally responsive teaching, while also addressing challenges like biases and cultural sensitivities, offering solutions for a more inclusive classroom environment. A Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop date.

51. Investigations for Earth and Space Science - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/11/2024

The high school investigations are here! Please join us for a hands-on workshop in which participants will: -Overview the structure of the NYS Science Learning Standards and their relation to the high school Earth and Space Science Investigations. -Outline the structure and function of the NYS Required Investigations. -Collaboratively conduct each investigation. -Discuss strategies for supporting student success with each investigation. The intended audience is all earth science educators, instructional coaches, and administrators. **This session is offered again on August 22, 2024.

52. Investigations for Life Science (Biology) - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/11/2024

The high school investigations are here! Please join us for a hands-on workshop in which participants will: -Overview the structure of the NYS Science Learning Standards and their relation to the high school Life Science (Biology) Investigations. -Outline the structure and function of the NYS Required Investigations. -Collaboratively conduct each investigation. -Discuss strategies for supporting student success with each investigation. The intended audience is all life science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators. **This session is offered again on August 22, 2024.

53. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

54. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

55. Questar III ConsidertheSourceNY.org Collaborative Knowledge Institute

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, K-12

Dates: 7/18/2024

Looking for ways to teach the skills for the new Civic Literacy Essay, opportunities for your students to fulfill the requirements for the new Seal of Civic Readiness, or engaging materials to meet the NextGen Literacy Standards? Your local historians hold a wealth of knowledge and resources to share and are eager to help! The county historians from Rensselaer and Columbia counties, in collaboration with ConsidertheSourceNY.org present a day of learning and collaboration at Questar III. This workshop is designed for educators and school librarians in all grades and will include engaging ways to use local primary sources and historic sites to teach civic literacy, NextGen Literacy Standards, and the New York State Social Studies Framework. Participants will meet and work with local historians to identify relevant primary sources and brainstorm ideas for lesson plans and learning activities.
This is an in-person activity. Registration starts at 8:30am, light refreshments will be served. Lunch is included.

56. Scaffolds for Elementary ELLs Using AI

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Elementary educators

Dates: 7/23/2024

Closed
Participants will be introduced to scaffolding strategies that are helpful for supporting the English Language Learners (ELLs) in your classroom. Participants will also be introduced to how AI platforms can help with these scaffolds. There will be time to explore these resources for scaffolding. A Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop date.

57. ENL 101 for Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 7/24/2024

This workshop will introduce participants to the CR-Part 154 regulations for English Language Learners. This presentation will cover the identification process, ELL required services and what they should look like. A Zoom link will be provided to participants in advance of the workshop date.

58. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 8/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

59. Dollars & Sense: Financial Literacy for Young Learners

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Math Teachers, Coaches and Administrators, CTE Integrated Math Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2024

Join us for an engaging workshop designed to equip elementary educators with the tools to introduce financial literacy in the math classroom. This hands-on session will cover key concepts such as saving, spending, and budgeting, tailored to the comprehension level of young students. Participants will receive practical resources and lesson plans that align with math curriculum standards and foster an early interest in financial well-being. Empower your students with the skills to make informed financial decisions through fun and interactive learning experiences. Let's lay the foundation for a financially savvy future generation! The intended audience for this session is educators of students in grades 1 - 6.

60. Credits & Debits: Financial Literacy for Adolescent Learners

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Math Teachers, Coaches and Administrators, CTE Integrated Math Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2024

Join us for an engaging workshop designed to equip elementary educators with the tools to introduce financial literacy in the math classroom. This hands-on session will cover key concepts such as saving, spending, and budgeting, tailored to the comprehension level of young students. Participants will receive practical resources and lesson plans that align with math curriculum standards and foster an early interest in financial well-being. Empower your students with the skills to make informed financial decisions through fun and interactive learning experiences. Let's lay the foundation for a financially savvy future generation! The intended audience for this session is educators of students in grades 1 - 6.
Join us for a transformative workshop designed to introduce educators to the exciting world of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. Discover practical applications of AI and how it can revolutionize teaching and learning experiences in the classroom.

Session Highlights Will Include:
-An introduction to the significance of AI in education and how it is reshaping teaching methods, including personalized learning, adaptive assessments, and interactive chatbots.
-Experience AI tools firsthand and witness how they can enhance classroom activities and engage students in innovative ways.
-Learn how AI can revolutionize personalized learning experiences and explore strategies for implementation in your teaching practice.
-Engage in a thought-provoking conversation on the future of AI in education and brainstorm creative ways to leverage AI for student success.

This dynamic two-hour workshop aims to equip educators with a foundational understanding of AI in education while exploring the endless possibilities of integrating AI technologies into experiences in the classroom. Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey into the future of education with artificial intelligence!

62. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

63. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

64. Incorporating Play for Connection and Belonging into School Libraries

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, school library staff, teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

Now more than ever students need to feel a sense of safety, connection and belonging with their fellow students. In an age with so many distractions from social media and the stressors in our world, students need a place they can feel safe and belong. Well-led social play is one of the fastest and most direct ways to build this sense of safety, connection and trust.
An added benefit is the joy, fun, self-care and connection that happens for the teachers themselves that in this PD Day experience with the Heart of Play.
Registration will start at 8:30, light refreshments will be included.

65. Tackling Truancy: Resources for Addressing Chronic Absence

Program: School Improvement

Audience: The intended audience for this session is administrators, data analysts, those involved with attendance, accountability, or anyone interested in attending.

Dates: 8/12/2024

New
This professional development session tackles the critical issue of chronic absence in schools. We'll delve into data analysis techniques to pinpoint students most at risk and equip you with self-assessment tools to evaluate your current attendance practices.  We will discuss strategies for proactive school year planning to foster a culture of attendance and student success. Finally, we will discuss steps districts can take over the summer and during the first weeks of school to create a culture of strong attendance.

66. Empowering Language Learning: Scaffolding Strategies for English Language Learners through AI Integration - In Person

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join us for an innovative and insightful professional development workshop designed to enhance your teaching strategies for English Language Learners (ELLs) through the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In today's diverse classrooms, educators face the challenge of catering to varying language proficiency levels. This workshop will equip you with practical scaffolding techniques, enriched by the power of AI, to create an inclusive and effective learning environment for ELLs.

67. Navigating the Next Frontier: Understanding New York's 3012-e APPR Framework

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, and all interested in learning about APPR updates.

Dates: 8/14/2024

New
Join us for an insightful presentation on the New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), a comprehensive framework designed to assess and improve teacher effectiveness and, consequently, enhance student achievement. This presentation focuses on the proposed 3012-e. We will look at the differences between 3012-d, 3012-d as amended & 3012-e. Specifically, we will look at the requirements and options that 3012-e will give districts/administrators and teachers. What are the next steps districts should be thinking about?

68. Refresh and Enhance: Navigating the Latest Updates in Destiny Discover and Library Manager

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians and support staff from districts affiliated with the QII SLS Automation Service

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join us for a focused 3-hour refresher designed to bring you up to speed with the latest features and functionalities in Follett's Destiny Discover and Library Manager. The session will include a segment dedicated to working on your own catalogs.

Intended audience: This session is specifically designed for librarians and support staff from districts affiliated with the QII SLS Automation Service.

Wednesday, August 14th
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In-person at the Questar III Central Office

69. Advanced Placement (AP) Regional Professional Learning Community - Kickoff Event

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Advanced Placement Educators, Coordinators, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2024

This PLC is designed to bring together AP Educators and AP Coordinators from Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer Counties. In this supportive and collaborative environment, we will focus on exchanging insights, collaborating and sharing resources for innovative teaching and learning, and providing rigorous and engaging instruction practices, in an effort to continuously improve student outcomes across diverse content areas.

70. Designing Three-Dimensional Assessments for Science

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/20/2024

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) communicate the specific knowledge and skills expected of students when demonstrating proficiency of a learning standard. In this workshop, participants will explore how to use the science PLDs as a tool for designing three-dimensional formative and summative assessments, supporting student mastery and confidence in class as well on the NYS Science Exams. As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to: -Analyze the structure of PLDs, related cognitive rigor and three-dimensionality. -Use PLDs to analyze existing assessment prompts, including the released NYS Question Clusters and/or Exam prompts, for three-dimensionality and depth of understanding. -Collaboratively generate AI-supported, phenomenon-based Question Clusters, to promote three-dimensional thinking and learning. This workshop is open to all K-12 educators, instructional coaches, and administrators.

71. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/21/2024

CTLE
New
Preparing the State Aid Claim Forms: How to Complete Key Areas to Review to Maximize Aid and Troubleshooting Claim Form issues and Revisions

72. Enhance Your Instruction in Spanish: Basic Orthography and Grammar for Teachers

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/21/2024

Have you ever thought "I can speak and read in Spanish but my orthography and grammar needs a lot of help?" If yes, this session is for you. In this one-hour workshop you will learn basic aspects of orthography and grammar to help you feel more confident in your writing and instruction in Spanish. You will also receive some resources to use in your classroom. Participants who register by August 1st will receive a free copy of the Ortografía escolar de la lengua española (2013).

73. Investigations for Earth and Space Science - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2024

The high school investigations are here! Please join us for a hands-on workshop in which participants will: -Overview the structure of the NYS Science Learning Standards and their relation to the high school Earth and Space Science Investigations. -Outline the structure and function of the NYS Required Investigations. -Collaboratively conduct each investigation. -Discuss strategies for supporting student success with each investigation. The intended audience is all earth science educators, instructional coaches, and administrators. **This is the same session that was offered on July 11, 2024.

74. Investigations for Life Science (Biology) - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2024

The high school investigations are here! Please join us for a hands-on workshop in which participants will: -Overview the structure of the NYS Science Learning Standards and their relation to the high school Life Science (Biology) Investigations. -Outline the structure and function of the NYS Required Investigations. -Collaboratively conduct each investigation. -Discuss strategies for supporting student success with each investigation. The intended audience is all life science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators. **This is the same session that was offered on July 11, 2024.

75. Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) Training Workshop

Program: Health & Safety

Audience: District-level administrators, principals, safety team members, and anyone whose role is relevant to this training.

Dates: 8/23/2024

New
Our Questar III Health and Safety Office will be hosting a one-day workshop for school threat assessment teams on the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model (Dr. Dewey Cornell, University of Virginia) for conducting threat assessments in schools. The session will be held on Friday, August 23 from 830am-330pm at our Central Office Conference Center. Members of the CSTAG team will present the Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence. These guidelines allow school-based teams to evaluate student threats of violence, quickly resolve less serious transient threats and take appropriate action in response to more serious, substantive threats. We recommend school threat assessment teams attend together as case studies will be presented and walked through as part of the workshop. The one-day training will include:

•Rationale for threat assessment,

•Misconceptions about the nature and scope of school violence,

•Ineffective responses to school violence - zero tolerance discipline and excessive security measures,

•How to conduct a threat assessment,

•How to identify and resolve transient threats, and

•How to identify and resolve substantive threats. One training manual per district will be provided for each team. Lunch will also be provided. Total Cost for each attendee is $175.

76. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

77. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

78. Spotlight on New Books with Stacey & Alicia

Program: School Library System

Audience: school librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, PK-12

Dates: 8/27/2024

Join elementary librarian Stacey Rattner and high school librarian Alicia Abdul, who will spotlight book titles for students at all levels. Combining their love of literature with practical discussions on reading in and out of school, participants will also leave with a booklist in addition to ideas for activities and events.

Intended audience: school librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, PK-12
Registration starts at 8:30. Light refreshments and lunch are included.

79. New Teacher Academy In-Person Kickoff Event

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 8/29/2024

In this two day kickoff event, new teachers from around the region are invited to gather for professional learning. Topics will include: Classroom Management, Educational Technology, Literacy, Teacher Social-Emotional Wellness, Supporting English Language Learners, School Library Resources, Data Analysis, and more... The School Improvement team, with RBERN, Model Schools, School Library System, and SI Data Analysts, will help new teachers start the year off right and will continue to support new teachers throughout the school year via virtual PLC meetings. Whether you are new to teaching, or a veteran teacher who is new to a particular position in the region, please join us for a supportive and collaborative learning environment!

80. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 9/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

81. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 10/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

82. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/16/2024

CTLE
New
SLFS ( ESSA Reporting)

83. SAP Fall Workshop

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/1/2024

CTLE
New
Various Dates and Locations Around the State

84. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 11/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

85. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/6/2024

CTLE
New
Review of Excess Cost Aid

86. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 12/1/2024

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013, under this amended legislation beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or coaching license must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is May 31, 2024. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

87. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/11/2024

CTLE
New
State Aid Output Reports and State Aid Reconciliation

88. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/15/2025

CTLE
New
Tax Cap and Building Aid

89. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/12/2025

CTLE
New
Budget Vote Process, Disclosure Requirements, Property Tax Report Card, Contingent Budget, and Budget Notice (A Case Study)

90. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/14/2025

CTLE
New
Supplemental Schedules 10-16 and How to Maximize Summer 4408 State Aid

91. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/11/2025

CTLE
New
Review of Expense Based Aids, June 30th Reminders, Deadlines and Getting Ready for Year-End