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1. Best Practices in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021 to 5/26/2021

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This 5-session professional learning opportunity on embedding vocabulary instruction into primarily Tier 1 instruction. Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction, understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction, identify key strategies, and learn how to incorporate it within the school day.

2. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to identify Interventions

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, Parents

Dates: 5/11/2021

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This training package is intended to ensure that participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (Replacement Behavior, Desired Behavior, Typical Consequence) in order to guide thinking so that effective intervention strategies can be identified. Participants should consider attending Introduction to the Behavior Pathway prior to attending this training if they are not familiar with the components of The Behavior Pathway.

3. Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do it

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021 to 5/18/2021

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This 2-session professional learning opportunity is an introduction to instructional matching, focusing on skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. Two virtual meetings and one homework/independent practice session.

4. CDOS Module 3 - Work-based Learning

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education administrators, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors and school psychologists as well as other related service personnel as well as local and state agency personnel that provide services to students with disabilities

Dates: 5/11/2021

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Participants will identify the two requirements of the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential that require students to have Work Based Learning (WBL) Experience; recognize that all WBL experiences should be structured, school or community based, and have quality components evident for students to gain the knowledge needed for entry level employment. The programs should also allow for work experiences that are individualized to the student's strengths, interests, preferences and needs; and identify and reference the New York State (NYS) WBL manual which lists types of WBL programs and the specific requirements for each of those programs.

5. Formative Assessment Session 4: Developing Students as Independent Learners

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

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The first hour of the session will explore how to develop a learning partnership between the student and teacher. We will examine how students process information and how we can develop formative assessments that align with levels of cognition. We will discuss how to use formative assessments to chunk content development that leads students to success as independent learners. Finally, we will explore how we can employ different levels of engagement to increase the depth of learning in order for students to apply, think critically, and reach cognitive complexity. We will focus on how to build empowered, independent learners through our approach to embedded formative assessment. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

6. Transition in the IEP

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, school (guidance) counselors, CSE Chairperson, and administrators.

Dates: 5/12/2021 to 5/13/2021

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Participants will: Understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations; Capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; Develop practices that support appropriately developed individualized education programs (IEPs); and Increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in NYS.

7. Assessing Student Learning Online

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

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As end of year approaches with the possibility of state assessments being cancelled, it is vital to understand what students have captured over the course of a very untraditional year in order to move forward with purpose in the fall. This session will provide 9 dynamic ways to assess student learning online.

8. Assessing Student Learning Online

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

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As end of year approaches with the possibility of state assessments being cancelled, it is vital to understand what students have captured over the course of a very untraditional year in order to move forward with purpose in the fall. This session will provide 9 dynamic ways to assess student learning online.

9. Diploma and Graduation Options

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This course is offered to a wide range of participants, including but not limited to, general and special education administrators, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers.

Dates: 5/18/2021

The goals of this training are to ensure participants will recognize and identify: The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and graduation options; the credit requirements for graduation in NYS; the Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students; the appeal eligibility criteria for all students; the safety net options for students with disabilities; and the exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each option.

10. Formative Assessment Session 5: Strategic Questioning - Asking the Right Questions to Assess Learning

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

The first hour of this session will explore the critical role questioning plays in formative assessment. We will examine ways we can lead students to think critically about the content and provide the teacher with information for necessary instructional shifts. We will delve into different types of questioning strategies, the connection between evidence of learning and questioning, and how to develop aligned questions to ask throughout your lesson. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

11. FBA-BIP IN-DEPTH Training: Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions (8-sessions x 2.5 hrs on Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for conducting FBAs, developing BIPs, and monitoring BIP implementation. This is an intensive, technical training, therefore it is recommended that participants have some prior knowledge of behavioral intervention and FBA-BIP development.

Dates: 5/19/2021 to 6/11/2021

This is an intensive, highly technical, multi-session training for those responsible for FBA/BIP development and BIP Progress Monitoring. Participants must attend all 8 sessions (20 hours). Partial CTLE credit will not be awarded. Key components of the series are:
- Understanding the Behavior Pathway: Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway)
- Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment: 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
- Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan: Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway
- Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan: Develop the skills necessary to 1) ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and 2) progress monitor a student's response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement/desired behaviors.

12. Part 2-Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, CSE Chairpersons, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents.

Dates: 5/19/2021 to 5/20/2021

This training package is a four-part series on understanding the FBA, BIP, and Progress Monitoring. The outcomes include building fluency with the science of behavior that provides the theoretical foundation on which FBAs and BIPs are based; promoting acquisition of the skills necessary to complete the FBA process; developing the skills necessary to create, implementing and progress monitoring the BIP; and ensuring these skills align with the New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 200. Part 2 Focus: Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment. Participants will understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA and learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP. Participants should register and attend Part 1 prior to attending Part 2.

13. Fundamentals of Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 5/19/2021 to 5/26/2021

This 3-session professional learning opportunity is designed to provide participants with an understanding of EDI and best instructional practices.

14. Student Directed IEP's for Professionals

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This course is offered to a wide range of participants including but not limited to K-12 special and general education teachers, K-12 special and general education administrators, transition coordinators and all related service providers.

Dates: 5/19/2021 to 5/24/2021

Through this 4-session course, participants will identify: The components, research, materials and resources that support self-determination instruction and the student-directed approach; Self-determination assessments; Considerations for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and families; Considerations for use of assistive technology and other logistics that will impact the celebration on Meeting 4; Participants will receive/provide peer support and resources to aid in the delivery of self-determination instruction; Participants will receive/provide peer support and resources to assist in the implementation of the student-directed approach; and Identify various pieces of documentation to be completed and submitted to measure the impact of their work.

15. Powerful Partnerships: Strategies for Building Collaborative Teacher/Administrator Relationships

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and independent school leaders and educators

Dates: 5/20/2021

Join us for a session that will help you improve team performance, build coaching relationships, empower teachers and support professional learning communities. This session provides an opportunity to explore Jim Knight's 7 Partnership Principles and the ways they apply to collaboration in schools. Jim Knight is a nationally known instructional coach, author, and speaker whose 7 Partnership Principles have transformed the way teachers and administrators build relationships to inspire mutual respect and professional growth. Participants will explore the Partnership Principles using a discussion protocol and identify opportunities for implementation of the Principles in their practice and in their schools. There is a brief pre-reading assignment summarizing ideas from Jim Knight's popular book Unmistakable Impact - A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1412994306/). Copies of text will be provided after your registration is completed.

16. Classroom Management: Including the Virtual and Hybrid Settings

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administration, and Support Staff.

Dates: 5/25/2021 to 6/10/2021

This multiple module training package is designed for educators who are teaching in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid model and who would like more information on positive behavior support classroom management strategies including modifications to these strategies for the virtual classroom. Strategies include: 1) the physical classroom environment including virtual platforms, 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.

17. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Toolkit

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, CSE Chairpersons, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, and Parents.

Dates: 5/25/2021

This training package is intended to provide a foundational overview of the FBA/BIP process with a focus on regulations.

18. Formative Assessment Session 6: Feedback that Feeds Learning Forward

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 5/25/2021

The first hour of this session will explore how giving effective feedback to students is a critical element of the formative assessment process. We will examine types of feedback and how they affect learning differently for students. We will examine error analysis techniques and identify how to specify feedback for students to bring them closer to the intended learning goal. We will discuss how teachers can use "hinge points” in a lesson. Finally, we will explore using a learning continuum to pace your feedback based on where each learner is in the process. Examples will be shared in how to give effective feedback in both written and oral contexts. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

19. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Open to anyone

Dates: 5/25/2021 to 5/26/2021

This training has been designed in two parts. Part I is an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Part II focuses on individual and small group activities designed to allow participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop their own action plans.

20. Part 3-Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, CSE Chairpersons, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents.

Dates: 5/26/2021 to 5/27/2021

This training package is a four-part series on understanding the FBA, BIP, and Progress Monitoring. The outcomes include building fluency with the science of behavior that provides the theoretical foundation on which FBAs and BIPs are based; promoting acquisition of the skills necessary to complete the FBA process; developing the skills necessary to create, implementing and progress monitoring the BIP; and ensuring these skills align with the New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 200. Part 3 Focus: Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan. Participants will identify interventions based up the Competing Behavior Pathway. Participants should register and attend Part 1 and Part 2 prior to attending Part 3.

21. Overview of Indicator 13 Self-Review Process

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, school (guidance) counselors, CSE Chairperson, and administrators.

Dates: 5/27/2021 to 5/28/2021

This module is to facilitate the self-review process with districts who are required to report. The outcomes of this training can indicate the need for additional follow up with coaching for specific areas that may need to be addressed prior to the reporting date. Other training modules, i.e. Transition in the IEP, Transition in the IEP-Four part series can be utilized for additional training or technical assistance with districts

22. Formative Assessment Session 7: Student Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment & Goal Setting

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School leaders and educators

Dates: 6/1/2021

The first hour of this session will provide an opportunity to learn how to use student self-assessments, peer assessments, and goal setting as part of your formative assessment process. We will explore the theory behind self-regulated learning, how to help students effectively self-assess, set learning goals, and monitor their own progress to take ownership of their learning. Additionally, we will explore strategies to implement peer-assessment strategies to help students utilize each other as resources for their learning. Finally, we will briefly discuss how rubrics can be used for both self-assessment and peer assessments as part of the formative assessment process in your classroom. During the last 30 minutes of the session, you are invited to stay for a hands-on workshop as an extension of this learning. This optional time will serve as an opportunity to ask questions, explore strategies shared, and discuss implementation for your classroom; CTLE will be applied accordingly.

23. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of training on the basic essentials of SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 6/23/2021

This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics.

24. National Reading Panel Implications for Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 6/16/2021

This 2-session professional learning opportunity is an introduction to the five pillars of high quality, evidence-based reading instruction.

25. Part 4- Using the FBA and BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, CSE Chairpersons, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents.

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 6/3/2021

This training package is a four-part series on understanding the FBA, BIP and Progress Monitoring. The outcomes include building fluency with the science of behavior that provides the theoretical foundation on which FBAs and BIPs are based; promoting acquisition of the skills necessary to complete the FBA process; developing the skills necessary to create, implementing and progress monitoring the BIP; and ensuring these skills align with the New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 200. Part 4 Focus: Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan. Participants will develop the skills necessary to 1) ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and 2) progress monitor a student's response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement and desired behaviors. Participants should register and attend Parts 1-3 prior to attending Part 4.

26. Fundamentals of Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 6/22/2021

This 3-session professional learning opportunity is designed to provide participants with an understanding of EDI and best instructional practices.

27. CSE Process - Effective Meetings Refresher (1 Hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administrators who may be in a dual administrative role as chairpersons or directors of special education.

Dates: 6/3/2021

As an outcome of this training, participants will be able to facilitate an effective CPSE/CSE meeting that is conducted consistent with legal requirements and in a manner that promotes the meaningful participation of all members, including the student's parents/families. Participants will learn important driving questions that will focus the discussion of the CPSE/CSE, and will help build consensus, while developing the necessary skills to be effective and efficient facilitators of the CPSE/CSE meeting process.

28. Effective Meetings for CSE Chairpersons (1 Hour)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administrators who may be in a dual administrative role as chairpersons or directors of special education.

Dates: 6/3/2021

"As an outcome of this training, participants will be able to facilitate an effective CPSE/CSE meeting that is conducted consistent with legal requirements and in a manner that promotes the meaningful participation of all members, including the student's parents/families. Participants will learn important driving questions that will focus the discussion of the CPSE/CSE, and will help build consensus, while developing the necessary skills to be effective and efficient facilitators of the CPSE/CSE meeting process."

29. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All school staff, including teachers, administrators, service providers, support staff, etc.

Dates: 6/8/2021

Family engagement has a positive impact on children's learning and skill development. Educators do not always come from the same cultural background as their students/families and this can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstanding. This training will introduce concepts of communication and culture that may impact interaction with families and will explore strategies for effective collaboration to support student success.

30. Fundamentals of Explicit Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers

Dates: 6/8/2021 to 6/17/2021

This 4-session training will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction. Teachers will be able to identify the core components of explicit instruction, and will investigate and be able to implement explicit instruction concepts in their development of lesson plans.

31. Diploma and Graduation Options

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This course is offered to a wide range of participants, including but not limited to, general and special education administrators, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers.

Dates: 6/8/2021

The goals of this training are to ensure participants will recognize and identify: The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and graduation options; the credit requirements for graduation in NYS; the Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students; the appeal eligibility criteria for all students; the safety net options for students with disabilities; and the exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each option.

32. Indicator 13 Self-Review Process: Improving Secondary Transition Services (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, guidance counselors, SpEd and school leaders

Dates: 6/9/2021

This training is open to districts preparing to report on SPP Indicator 13 in August 2021. It provides a framework for the self-review of IEPs required for the Indicator 13 data submission, as well as an overview of the transition planning process.

33. Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 6/9/2021 to 6/17/2021

This 3 - session professional learning opportunity is designed to provide an overview of universal screening, and how to adopt the practice within an education organization.

34. Overview of Indicator 13 Self-Review Process

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, school (guidance) counselors, CSE Chairperson, and administrators.

Dates: 6/9/2021 to 6/10/2021

This module is to facilitate the self-review process with districts who are required to report. The outcomes of this training can indicate the need for additional follow up with coaching for specific areas that may need to be addressed prior to the reporting date. Other training modules, i.e. Transition in the IEP, Transition in the IEP-Four part series can be utilized for additional training or technical assistance with districts

35. Parent Member Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Residents of a school district who are also a parent of a student with a disability who are also interested in becoming or who are already a CPSE and/or CSE Parent Member.

Dates: 6/9/2021

The intent of this training is for participants to develop the understanding and practical skills so they can effectively fulfill their role as Parent Members. Participants will learn a best practice approach to the CPSE/CSE process that is consistent with State Law and regulation.

36. Parent Member Training

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Residents of a school district who are also a parent of a student with a disability who are also interested in becoming or who are already a CPSE and/or CSE Parent Member.

Dates: 6/9/2021

The intent of this training is for participants to develop the understanding and practical skills so they can effectively fulfill their role as Parent Members. Participants will learn a best practice approach to the CPSE/CSE process that is consistent with State Law and regulation.

37. Introduction to Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (2 hour live Zoom PD 4-6:00 PM)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Principals

Dates: 6/9/2021

This live (on Zoom) professional development primarily focuses on embedding explicit vocabulary instruction into Tier I instruction. Participants will be able to explain the importance of robust vocabulary instruction for students in the elementary grades and understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary. The course will also define key features of vocabulary instruction and identify ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into different parts of the school day.

38. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: CSE teams, General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 6/10/2021 to 6/24/2021

This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how SDI is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate SDI based on individual student needs and characteristics. 

39. Introduction to the Behavior Pathway

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents.

Dates: 6/10/2021

This training package is intended to ensure that participants will learn each of the components of the Behavior Pathway in order to guide thinking that leads to the understanding of the function of behavior in order to promote desired behavior.

40. Best Practices in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/24/2021

This 5-session professional learning opportunity on embedding vocabulary instruction into primarily Tier 1 instruction. Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction, understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction and be able to identify key strategies, and how to incorporate within the school day.

41. Function Based Thinking in Preschool

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Audience: Preschool providers, school psychologists, administrators

Dates: 6/15/2021 to 6/22/2021

This training provides participants information to understand the behavior pathway and use it to determine the function of behaviors and understand and engage with the function-based thinking process to prevent or decrease unwanted behaviors.

42. Function Based Thinking in Preschool

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, and Parents

Dates: 6/15/2021 to 6/22/2021

This training package is intended to ensure that participants will be able to: 1) Describe challenging behaviors; 2) Understand the behavior pathway and use it to determine the function of behaviors; and 3) Understand and engage with the function-based thinking process to prevent or extinguish unwanted behaviors.

43. CDOS Module 2 - CDOS Learning Standards

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education administrators, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors and school psychologists as well as other related service personnel as well as local and state agency personnel that provide services to students with disabilities

Dates: 6/15/2021

Participants will recognize: New York State has developed the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards to prepare all students to recognize student achievement of their learning standards towards work readiness knowledge and skills. The foundation of the CDOS Commencement Credential are these standards. Students need to be instructed on the CDOS Commencement Level standards in Career Development, Integrated Learning and Universal Foundation Skills. This instruction should be provided through multiple experiences (integrated into the general education setting, during real life experiences, explicitly taught). The Career Development standards of CDOS are further divided into Career Awareness (of self and careers), Career Exploration and Career Development.

44. Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do it

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General education and special education teachers

Dates: 6/16/2021 to 6/23/2021

This professional learning opportunity is an introduction to instructional matching, focusing on skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. There will be two virtual meetings and one homework/independent practice session.

45. Student Directed IEP's for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Parents of school-age children, any other appropriate related professionals.

Dates: 6/16/2021 to 6/17/2021

The purpose of this training package is to promote and encourage student and family involvement in the IEP development process and CSE meetings. Tools, resources, and research-based content are embedded throughout the training to give grounding to the concepts that enhance student participation and parent involvement in student-directed IEPs. Yet the training is developed to be presented in a parent friendly manner, taking into consideration time and educational jargon. Meaningful activities and points of reflection are embedded throughout the training as well to encourage group participation and interaction from families.

46. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to identify Interventions

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Support Staff, Parents

Dates: 6/17/2021

This training package is intended to ensure that participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (Replacement Behavior, Desired Behavior, Typical Consequence) in order to guide thinking so that effective intervention strategies can be identified. Participants should consider attending Introduction to the Behavior Pathway prior to attending this training if they are not familiar with the components of The Behavior Pathway.

47. Agency 101 - Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Professionals (e.g., special educators, school counselors, school psychologists and social workers, building level administrators, and secondary teachers) directly involved with the process at the secondary level.

Dates: 6/18/2021 to 6/21/2021

After this 2-session training, participants will be able to: Recognize and identify the eight components which comprise self-determination; Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination; Recognize the various adult service agencies available in New York State (NYS) and the different types of services they provide; Connect students with disabilities and their families to essential post-school options and supports; Recognize appropriate referrals to adult service agencies available in New York State (NYS) and; Connect a student's IEP to referral and preparation for adult services.

48. CDOS Module 3 - Work-based Learning

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education administrators, general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors and school psychologists as well as other related service personnel as well as local and state agency personnel that provide services to students with disabilities

Dates: 6/22/2021

Participants will identify the two requirements of the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential that require students to have Work Based Learning (WBL) Experience; recognize that all WBL experiences should be structured, school or community based, and have quality components evident for students to gain the knowledge needed for entry level employment. The programs should also allow for work experiences that are individualized to the student's strengths, interests, preferences and needs; and identify and reference the New York State (NYS) WBL manual which lists types of WBL programs and the specific requirements for each of those programs.

49. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Toolkit

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administration, CSE Chairpersons, Specialists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, and Parents.

Dates: 6/23/2021

This training package is intended to provide a foundational overview of the FBA/BIP process with a focus on regulations.

50. Transition for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Professionals and Family Members

Dates: 6/23/2021 to 6/24/2021

The goals of this training are to ensure that guardians, family members and students can work with their CSE to collaboratively: 1) Assess their child's strengths, interests, and needs; 2) Establish measurable post-secondary goals and annual goals; and 3) Identify appropriate transition services and coordinated activities.

51. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Open to anyone

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 6/29/2021

This training has been designed in two parts. Part I is an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Part II focuses on individual and small group activities designed to allow participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop their own action plans.

52. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of training on the basic essentials of SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 7/15/2021

This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. A sample case study and application of learning will round-out the training opportunity.

53. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special Education Administrators, building principals, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 7/22/2021

This training will provide CPSE and CSE Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson that is consistent with State law and regulation. This training consists of 5 live Zoom sessions (listed below) as well as required independent work, in order to cover the NYSED Office of Special Education required content.

54. Indicator 13 Self-Review Process: Improving Secondary Transition Services (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, guidance counselors, SpEd and school leaders

Dates: 7/21/2021

This training is open to districts preparing to report on SPP Indicator 13 in August 2021 or August 2022. It provides a framework for the self-review of IEPs required for the Indicator 13 data submission, as well as an overview of the transition planning process.

55. Creating a Student-Centered Classroom - Introduction to the Basics for New and Novice Teachers

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious or Independent School Teachers in their first two years of teaching (or those who feel like they're still in the early stages of their career), who've had little or no formal preparation.

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/30/2021

New
You've got the keys to the classroom and your student roster. Now what? This series is designed for beginning teachers who have limited preparation or those who would like a refresher on the foundational aspects of creating student centered classrooms where all students can succeed. We will explore how to manage the classroom environment; design and deliver engaging high-quality instruction; and embed assessments to ensure success for your students (and you!). Each interactive session will distill the overwhelming body of pedagogical knowledge into the very basics of best practice to help you begin the new year confidently. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on current practice and meet other novice teachers to share success, challenges, questions, and resources in a collegial learning community.

56. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special Education Administrators, building principals, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/13/2021

This training will provide CPSE and CSE Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson that is consistent with State law and regulation. This training consists of 5 live Zoom sessions (listed below) as well as required independent work, in order to cover the NYSED Office of Special Education required content.

57. Indicator 13 Self-Review Process: Improving Secondary Transition Services (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education Teachers, related service providers, agency representatives (providers), school psychologists, guidance counselors, SpEd and school leaders

Dates: 8/10/2021

New
This training is open to districts preparing to report on SPP Indicator 13 in August 2021 or August 2022. It provides a framework for the self-review of IEPs required for the Indicator 13 data submission, as well as an overview of the transition planning process.

58. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education teachers

Dates: 8/11/2021 to 8/25/2021

This training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will review accommodations and modifications, be trained on how SDI is used alongside other instructional strategies and will have the opportunity to work through the process of developing appropriate SDI based on individual student needs and characteristics. An Overview of SDI is a prerequisite for this course.

59. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special Education Administrators, building principals, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 11/4/2021

This training will provide CPSE and CSE Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson that is consistent with State law and regulation. This training consists of 5 live Zoom sessions (listed below) as well as required independent work, in order to cover the NYSED Office of Special Education required content.