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1. Better Than Carrots and Sticks - Book Study

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS religious and Independent school educators and leaders

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/15/2023

Join us for a 3-session book study to explore the book Better than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management, by Smith, Fisher, and Frey.

Explore ideas and practical strategies for

- building relationships with students
- implementing restorative practices and
- creating healthy learning environments

that improve learning outcomes.

Participants are responsible for obtaining their own book - hardcopy, ebook, purchased, or borrowed!

2. Mentoring Series

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School leaders or teacher leaders who are or will be designing and implementing mentoring experiences and programs at their school.

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 2/16/2023

Join us for a 3-part series to explore establishing or adapting a mentoring process at your school. We will explore questions such as, What can mentoring look like? What should we consider in developing or enhancing a mentor program? What makes mentoring effective? Who are mentees and what do they want and need? Participants in this series will identify a need and a goal for their desired mentoring experiences at their school. This series is appropriate for leaders or teacher leaders who are or will be designing and implementing mentoring experiences and programs at their school. We invite you to join the conversation to get and give ideas about effective mentoring practices to support teachers.

3. Coaching: How to Maximize Professional Expertise and Resources

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School Leaders

Dates: 2/8/2023

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Join as veteran leaders talk about their adventures in accessing, enhancing, and sharing instructional math and literacy expertise with staff through real-time, on-site coaching/peer support. Benefit from their experiences and learn how they addressed unexpected challenges and maximized limited resources; some "trade secrets" will be shared, too. The session will conclude with an "Idea Swap" so bring your best instructional coaching ideas to share with other participants. This session is repeated from the RISE Leadership Conference, held in November 2022. Join us if you missed this great session!

4. The Inclusive Practices Series (TIPS) Kickoff - Session #1: Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Your Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent school leaders and educators.

Dates: 2/9/2023

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In this kick-off to our 4-part The Inclusive Practices Series (TIPS), we will explore 6 basic tenets of inclusive schooling and reflect on how those tenets ‘look' in schools. Participants are invited to reflect on their own schools' practices and identify strengths and needs in their quest to create inclusive educational environments for students with disabilities. Learn how rules, mistakes, and standards can help all students feel that they belong and can be successful. *It is not required that participants attend all four sessions in the series. The focus of this series is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.

5. Universal Screening: Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: all educators Pre-K through grade 12.

Dates: 2/10/2023

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This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide an overview of universal screening, and how to adopt a practice within an educational organization.

6. Alternatives to Suspension

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 2/14/2023

This package intends to help participants understand the long-term effects of exclusionary practices on student outcomes and address alternative approached to discipline. This is done through the exploration of effective research-based strategies and review of appropriate alternatives to suspension that lead to reduced negative impacts on students.

7. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators

Dates: 2/15/2023

The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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.

8. CPSE to CPSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children who are transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 2/15/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

9. NYSAA Targeted Skills Group Session 5

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Invited Districts

Dates: 2/16/2023

Districts that report having over 2% of their students with disabilities participating in the NYSAA are required to participate in this Targeted Skills Group (TSG). A TSG is an intentionally formed group of stakeholders from multiple districts focused on improvement in a specific, data-identified area. TSGs begin with foundational training to ensure common understanding of the target area. This is followed by root cause analysis of the district's data and planning for any needed change in practices, additional PD, or technical assistance.

10. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/17/2023

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit.

11. Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Classroom teachers (general and special ed), Administrators, Support Staff

Dates: 2/27/2023

This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP).

12. What is an IEP for Families of Preschool Students

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

Audience: Families of Preschool Students

Dates: 2/27/2023

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This presentation provides families an overview of the process for developing an Individual Education Program (IEP) using a collaborative approach. The training provides a review of the components of the preschool IEP and the information that families can share with the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) regarding their child's performance and disability related needs. Families will come away from this training with an understanding of the components of and IEP and the role that the family has in its development.

13. Transition in the IEP

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special education administrators, special education and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers, school psychologists, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, and families.

Dates: 2/27/2023

The purpose of Transition in the IEP Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the components within a transition IEP. Attendees will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities embedded throughout the training.

14. Creating the Individualized Education Program

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for developing and/or reviewing IEPs.

Dates: 2/28/2023 to 3/1/2023

This package contains the materials needed to provide professional learning on creating a quality IEP. Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.

15. Leadership Series: Substantial Equivalency

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 2/28/2023

What is substantial equivalency and why do you need to understand it? Join us for a session to explore this regulation and what is required of school leaders. Learn how to select and direct your path to demonstrate substantial equivalency for your nonpublic school.

16. CPSE to CPSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 2/28/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

17. Transition in the IEP (Virtual Training, 2.5 hours)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for transition planning and IEP development, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators overseeing special education

Dates: 3/1/2023

This virtual version of the Transition in the IEP training provides an overview of the transition planning components of the IEP. Attendees needing more in-depth understanding of best practices for quality transition planning and services are encouraged to attend the 2-day Transition in the IEP training.

18. Feedback: Giving and Receiving It More Effectively

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/2/2023

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Have you ever given feedback that was not received well, fell flat, or went unused altogether? Giving and receiving feedback is an integral part of continuous learning. Join us for a session to learn strategies backed by science to help improve both giving and receiving feedback during conversations

19. Work-Based Learning Experiences Part 1 and 2

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, WBL coordinators, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, job coaches, families, and students.

Dates: 3/6/2023

This series will assist Educational Organizations (EOs) in developing quality; compliant WBL programs to meet the needs of their students. Parts I and II are prerequisite trainings and should be attended in sequence. Part 1: Fundamentals of Work-Based Learning (WBL); Part 2: Framework for Implementation. The supplemental modules are offered for participants to attend at their convenience and based on need. Supplemental Modules: A - How to Effectively Build and Manage Business Relationships for Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs) and B - Foundations of Job Coaching for Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs).

20. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 3/8/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

21. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE teams, General Education Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2023

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.

22. WBLE Supplemental Module- B: Foundations of Job Coaching for Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, WBL coordinators, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, job coaches, families, and students.

Dates: 3/8/2023

It is recommended for participants to have completed the Work-Based Learning Experiences Part 1 and Part 2. In Supplemental Module B, participants will be able to: describe the role and expectations of a job coach; recognize the importance of effective communication and problem solving for successful WBLEs aligned with the students' IEP; create or utilize job and task analyses and training methods to support skill acquisition; identify and utilize methods for observing, collecting, and sharing student data; explain strategies used to encourage successful inclusion into the workplace.

23. WBLE Supplemental Module- A: How to Effectively Build and Manage Business Relationships for Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, WBL coordinators, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, job coaches, families, and students.

Dates: 3/8/2023

It is recommended for participants to have completed the Work-Based Learning Experiences Part 1 and Part 2. In Supplemental Module A, participants will be able to: identify methods and approaches to positively engage with employers; utilize strategies designed to effectively recruit employers and build rapport; and recognize and identify the family's role in job search and retention

24. Integrating Trauma-Sensitivity within a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/9/2023

This training package intends to provide participants with an understanding of trauma-sensitive practices to be integrated into their school's PBIS framework, including specific practices to improve student outcomes.

25. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Teachers (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/9/2023

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.

26. Feedback: Coaching Instructional Practice

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/9/2023

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Effective feedback, as part of the process of supporting instructional practice, can be a rich experience for both teachers and leaders when it is an engaging two-way conversation. Join us for an interactive session to explore ways to embed feedback into supportive discussions to facilitate professional growth when discussing and implementing instructional strategies for student learning. Learn effective ways to use coaching techniques through strategic questioning that supports the development of clear goals and criteria for both teacher practice and student learning.

27. Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: all educators Pre-K through grade 12.

Dates: 3/10/2023 to 3/24/2023

This professional learning opportunity is designed to provide an overview of what progress monitoring for academics is and how to implement this practice with individual students. There will be two four-hour Zoom sessions. There will also be outside activities to complete independently.

28. Leadership Series: AIS for Nonpublic School Students

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 3/14/2023

How do you support students at risk for not meeting state standards in ELA and Mathematics as measured by 3-8 state assessments? Join us for a session to explore what AIS is, ways to implement it, and the funding available for your nonpublic school.

29. TIPS Session #2: Powerful Partnerships with Paraeducators

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY

Dates: 3/16/2023

When well-prepared and appropriately supported, paraeducators make a significant contribution to creating a truly inclusive classroom. This session helps teachers and paraeducators understand how to create meaningful collaborative relationships where paraeducators are engaged partners in ensuring student success. We will explore concrete ways to plan for three of the ingredients of powerful partnerships: 1) the relationship 2) The roles and responsibilities 3) The rewards for students and teachers. This session is ideally designed for teachers and paraeducators who work together but will be beneficial for anyone who is working to improve collaboration between two or more adults in a classroom. The focus in this session is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.

30. Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (2.75 hour virtual training)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons

Dates: 3/17/2023

This professional development opportunity promotes the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. It provides information related to the decision-making process for choosing test accommodations, the types of test accommodations, and documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP).

31. Alternatives to Suspension (Hybrid Training - online independent study followed by in-person training on March 17)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, others responsible for disciplinary decisions and policies, behavior support personnel, teachers

Dates: 3/17/2023

This is a HYBRID training which requires completion of independent study materials prior to attending the in-person training on March 17th. Failure to complete the independent study content will result in a lack of understanding of the in-person content on March 17th. Both parts are required to earn CTLE credit. Registrants will be sent a link to access the online content in February.

This training is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline and will explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes.

32. Transition in the IEP (Virtual Training, 2 hours)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for transition planning and IEP development, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators overseeing special education

Dates: 3/17/2023

This virtual version of the Transition in the IEP training provides an overview of the transition planning components of the IEP. Attendees needing more in-depth understanding of best practices for quality transition planning and services are encouraged to attend the 2-day Transition in the IEP training.

33. Effective and Collaborative Implementation of Family Engagement Resources (2 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: anyone in an educational organization that is responsible for creating tools, materials and resources to support effective family engagement and involvement, e.g. administrators, specialists, teachers, parent & parent representatives, etc

Dates: 3/17/2023

During this training participants will explore resources and tools to support meaningful and equitable family engagement and communication. They will use critical thinking skills and an assessment worksheet to reflect on and deepen understanding of resource designs and approaches.

34. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (2 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators responsible for overseeing instruction of students with disabilities, supervision of teachers of SWDs, or implementation of special education programs and services; CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 3/17/2023

This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with Disabilities and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student needs. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education instruction, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain skills for supervision of the implementation of SDI.

35. Making Teamwork Meaningful

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School Leaders

Dates: 3/21/2023

Leaders, looking to move your professional learning teams from collaboration light to collaboration done right? Join us for a session to learn practical strategies to create meaningful learning teams, empower those teams to overcome difficulties, and focus on the work of ensuring that every student experiences academic success. This session is repeated from the RISE Leadership Conference held in November 2022. Join us if you missed this great session!

36. Creating the Individualized Education Program

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for developing and/or reviewing IEPs.

Dates: 3/22/2023 to 3/29/2023

This package contains the materials needed to provide professional learning on creating a quality IEP. Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.

37. Essential Assessment Practices in the Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent School educators and leaders.

Dates: 3/22/2023

Join us for an introductory session on how to avoid a "one size fits all" grade based on a point system in your classroom. Learn practical strategies for how you can identify learning targets, set goals, and allow for flexibility. It's time to rethink the point system, consider alternatives to grades based on the 100% scale, and encourage your students to engage, practice, and demonstrate their skills based on standards (and not behaviors). Learn the basics such as identifying priority standards and how to support your students in taking responsibility for their learning. Come with an open mind to examine the process of grading. Although math examples will be used in this session, these instructional planning concepts are applicable to assessment in all content areas.

38. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/23/2023

This Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. For those who have attended training on the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework or other CR-related training topics, it is an opportunity to pose follow-up questions and discuss implementation. The Forum will be facilitated by RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist.

Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit.

39. How to Foster Self-Determination in All Students (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators supporting students during the transition planning process, transition coordinators, CSE Chairpersons, guidance counselors, social workers

Dates: 3/27/2023

Self-determination enables students to identify and express their wants, needs, and desires. It empowers students to become more directly involved in their own transition planning process. This training provides professionals with an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Activities enable participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop an action plan for supporting their students' development of self-determination.

40. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 3/28/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

41. Leadership Series: Special Education for Nonpublic School Students

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 3/28/2023

How can you provide special education for nonpublic students with disabilities? What are the regulations and guidelines? Join us for a session on parentally placed nonpublic elementary and secondary students with disabilities and how to work with your District of Location.

42. EI to CPSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of chldren moving from EI to preschool special education services

Dates: 3/29/2023

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This presentation will guide parents through the process of transitioning their child from Early Intervention to the Committee on Preschool Special Education. Parents will understand the differences between Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services and their important role in the transition process.

43. Aligned Instruction: Unpacking Writing Standards

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 3/29/2023

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Learning standards lead to the development of aligned learning targets for student learning. Join us to learn a five-step process for unpacking a learning standard to better understand what students should know and be able to do as a result of student work. Although this session will use writing standards as examples, all content areas are invited and would benefit from this session

44. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families for children transitioing to kindergarten

Dates: 4/4/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

45. FBA-BIP In-depth Training: Using the FBA & BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Interventions (6 Zooms of 2.5 hrs each)

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: 4/18/2023 to 5/23/2023

This is an intensive, highly technical, multi-session training for those responsible for FBA/BIP development and BIP Progress Monitoring. Key components of the series are:
- Understanding the Behavior Pathway, the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based
- Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment and Understanding the Competing Behavior Pathway
- Developing the Behavior Intervention Plan based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway
- Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan
Participants must attend all 6 sessions to earn CTLE hours.

46. Leadership Series: Recruitment & Retention of Teachers

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 4/18/2023

How do you hire and support new teachers? How do you capitalize on their talents and address areas of need? Join us for a session on recruiting new faculty and identifying needed professional development at your nonpublic school.

47. TIPS Session #3: High Expectations and Access to Curriculum

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent school leaders and educators.

Dates: 4/20/2023

In truly inclusive schools, all students are offered relevant and challenging curricula and are held to high expectations. In this session, we explore strategies for establishing these practices in your school. Join us to learn about The Least Dangerous Assumption, Teaching Up, and ways to demonstrate expectations and opportunities to students. The focus of this series is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.

48. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 4/20/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

49. Leadership Series: Balancing Religious & Secular Instruction

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Leaders in New York State

Dates: 4/25/2023

How do you find the balance between secular and religious instruction while meeting the state's requirements and remaining committed to religious instruction? Join us to explore ways to navigate this path and develop a productive balance at your nonpublic school.

50. Using Mentor Texts to Improve Student Writing

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 4/27/2023

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Mentor texts provide rich examples for student writers. Join us for a session to examine ways to use mentor texts to support writing instruction in your classroom. Participants will examine common techniques from authors to help students see good writing in action. A planning template will be provided to help participants identify mentor texts and develop targeted mini-lessons to support student writing.

51. Designing Checklists to Support Student Writing

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators and Leaders

Dates: 5/9/2023

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Learn ways to use checklists to help students set goals to improve their writing. Join us for a session to explore how to design a checklist to support targeted practices for student writing. Participants will be provided with a planning template and resources with examples to scaffold the process when creating a checklist that supports their own writing classroom needs.

52. CPSE to CSE Transition for Families

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

Audience: Families of children transitioning to kindergarten

Dates: 5/10/2023

This workshop will help participants understand the transition process from preschool special education to school age services, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP. Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.

53. TIPS Session #4: Setting the Table for Inclusion in the Next School Year

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NY Religious and Independent school leaders and educators.

Dates: 5/10/2023

This session is an open ‘round table' forum for thinking about things you can do as this year ends to build inclusive classrooms and schools for next year. Join us to gather some strategies for designing for inclusion for building seamless connections between special education and general education, and to plan for ways to make all students and faculty feel that they are a valued part of your school community. The focus of this series is generally on meeting the needs of students with disabilities but also addresses an overall commitment to practices promoting diversity, equity, and belonging in the classroom.