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1. Best Practices in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/20/2022

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This professional learning opportunity is 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, be able to identify key strategies, and how to incorporate within the school day.

2. Alternatives to Suspension (In-person 2-day Training at HFM BOCES Conference Center)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/24/2022 to 6/3/2022

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, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and 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. **Please check the HFM BOCES website for Covid protocols at the time of this event. Due to Covid, there are no vending machines available for beverages or snacks. Participants will be released for lunch. Food will not be provided.**

3. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/24/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

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.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

4. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers and administrators, school counselors, transition coordinators, agency staff, as well as students and families

Dates: 6/1/2022

This training contains information on the development and provision of an effective exit summary for students with disabilities. It will cover both the traditional exit summary and the exit summary provided with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

5. Specially Designed Instruction: Next Steps (2 Zoom sessions of 3 hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators providing instruction for students with disabilities

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 6/8/2022

This training is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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 specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. 

6. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction; Understanding the Science of Reading

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Best suited for administrators and curriculum leaders

Dates: 6/2/2022

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills needed in order to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact they have on reading proficiency. The training will also provide the context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction for skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective.

7. What does it mean to be a Culturally Responsive Educator? (2 hours Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District Leaders, Teachers, Support Staff

Dates: 6/6/2022

This training is designed to foster discussion around the elements of Culturally Responsive Education and Pedagogy, and provide a foundation for learning for teachers and educational organizations. Overall, the aim is to emphasize that culturally responsive teaching is not a "set of best practices, but a practice that recognizes the mind-body connection involved in learning.

8. Classroom Management including the Virtual and Hybrid Settings

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administration, Support Staff

Dates: 6/7/2022 to 6/14/2022

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. Expected Outcomes: Teachers will understand important classroom management strategies that can be used in the classroom environment, as well as ways to take these strategies and adapt them to manage the virtual classroom. Teachers will be able to implement these strategies in both an in-person and virtual setting to reduce classroom behavioral problems.

9. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Open to anyone

Dates: 6/7/2022

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.

10. 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: 6/9/2022

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

11. CPSE/CSE Parent Member Training

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

Audience: Family members interested in becoming a Parent Member of the CPSE/CSE

Dates: 6/9/2022

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This training is designed for parents interested in filling the role of Additional Parent Member for their school district's CPSE/CSE. The training will help parents gain knowledge and skills to play this role effectively. This training is intended to provide CPSE and CSE additional parent members with a best practice approach to the CPSE/CSE process and to understand their role as the additional Parent member that is consistent with State Law and regulation. Districts are strongly encouraged to have the Chairperson attend with the additional Parent Member so that effective partnerships can be fostered.

12. Parent Member Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Family members who are interested in becoming or who already are CPSE and/or CSE additional Parent member for their district's CSE/CPSE.

Dates: 6/9/2022

This training is designed for parents interested in filling the role of Additional Parent Member for their school district's CPSE/CSE. The training will help parents gain knowledge and skills to play this role effectively. This training is intended to provide CPSE and CSE additional parent members with a best practice approach to the CPSE/CSE process and to understand their role as the additional Parent member that is consistent with State Law and regulation. Districts are strongly encouraged to have the Chairperson attend with the additional Parent Member so that effective partnerships can be fostered.

13. 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: 6/16/2022

This presentation will provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an Explicit Instruction lesson plan.

14. Culturally Responsive Education Forum (1 hr Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/22/2022

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. Culturally responsive-sustaining education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning.

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.

The CRE Forum is available monthly October through June. Participants should register separately for EACH month that they plan to attend in order to receive CTLE Credit of 1 hour.

15. Student-Directed Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 7/6/2022

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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.

16. Function Based Thinking

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists and Counselors.

Dates: 7/7/2022

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This workshop aims to teach participants how to successfully describe and define challenging behaviors, understand the components of the behavior pathway to guide function-based thinking, and understand and engage with the function-based thinking process to prevent or extinguish unwanted challenging behaviors.

17. Re-booting Classroom Culture for Post-Pandemic Teens

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators of Grades 7-12

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 7/14/2022

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Why is SEL so much easier to accomplish in elementary classrooms, and how can we successfully bring these much-needed mindsets and skills to middle and high school students? In this academy, we will explore what makes a teenager tick and find out how to develop a classroom culture that promotes learning, engagement, and a sense of belonging. Middle and high school teachers will learn the elements of adolescent SEL and apply them to their own content area to help students re-boot, re-engage and find a path forward in their learning.

18. Art Teachers: Creativity, Connection, Collaboration and You

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Teaching Artists in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/26/2022

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Welcome teaching artists of all levels to a restorative virtual experience to kickstart your creative energy for the 2022-23 school year. This session will include activities that can be applied to your classroom and to your own practices as an artist. Creativity through collaboration and connection offers potential, as well as an essential goal of educators to knit our classrooms, ourselves, and our communities together. Come play and learn with fellow teaching artists. Participants will need to assemble the following art supplies prior to the session: markers or poster paints, 8.5 x 11" drawing paper sheets, glue, a notebook, pencils, crayons, and scissors.

19. Clarification, Culture, and Connection: An Onboarding Workshop for Leaders and Mentor Teachers

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders and Mentor Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 7/21/2022

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How can school leaders create a streamlined, informative, and welcoming onboarding process for new to campus teachers? The purpose of this series is to ensure a sustainable and supportive culture for new staff. Through active collaboration, participation, and feedback this series will guide leaders to refreshing an existing onboarding (mentoring) process for new staff. For those wishing to create an onboarding process within their school community, this series can support leaders to make their initial steps in the right direction. Panelists will share experiences with a variety of onboarding structures, as well as encourage questioning. Anticipate the sharing of stories from the field to infuse ideas for the daily discussions surrounding creating an ongoing culture of clarity and connection with new staff.

20. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2022

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This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.

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

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 7/21/2022

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This professional learning opportunity is designed for participants to explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has reading proficiency. Participants will be able to describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. This is the first in a suite of offerings on the science of reading. This initial module is not comprehensive. It is an understandable introduction created for a wide audience.

22. Preschool Special Education Process

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 7/28/2022 to 8/2/2022

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This presentation is designed to help participants gain a foundational understanding of the Preschool Special Education process from referral to evaluation, eligibility, IEP development, special education programs and services, annual review and concluding with the transition to kindergarten. Through examination of NYSED regulations and policy, each participant will gain an understanding of the role of the CPSE Chairperson, the County, the evaluator and the parents in the preschool process.

23. Classroom Practices that Promote Equity and Inclusion

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders and Educators in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/5/2022

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This week-long session begins with a brief overview of systemic inequities in education and invites participants to begin addressing issues of equity and inclusion in the classroom. We will use an equity lens to look at building community and family partnerships, examining curriculum and instructional materials, analyzing assessment practices, and reflecting on classroom protocols and procedures.

24. 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: 8/4/2022

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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.

25. Alternatives To Suspension

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Administrators, Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/15/2022

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This two-day training 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.

26. Identify, Develop and Adapt: Leadership Tools for Supporting Instructional Practice

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Leaders, Instructional Coaches, or Mentor Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/12/2022

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This series is designed for leaders, instructional coaches, or mentor teachers who support the continuous improvement of teachers' instructional practice. This series will explore how to identify and leverage teacher competencies to develop appropriate support strategies for professional learning. Rubrics will be used as a tool for productive discussions with teachers. Discussion-based scenarios will lead to uncovering ways to support teachers in their current levels of practice so growth feels both realistic and measurable.

27. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training **In Person**

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special education administrators, building principals, Committee on Special Education (CPSE/CSE) chairpersons

Dates: 8/11/2022 to 8/17/2022

The goals of this training are to provide CPSE/CSE Chairpersons with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 1. understand the special education process as delineated in New York State Education Law and Regulations; 2. perform specific responsibilities as Chairperson of the Committee; 3. develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and 4. identify strategies for the Committee to make high quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student.

28. New/Novice Teacher Academy: Creating a Student-Centered Classroom

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: New/novice Teachers in NYS Religious and Independent Schools

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/19/2022

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Back by popular demand from last summer: An introductory, interactive course to help teachers in their 1st to 3rd year prepare for September, with a focus on:
● Managing the classroom environment
● Designing and delivering high-quality instruction
● Embedding assessment to ensure success
● Getting ready for fall with templates, organizational strategies, tips for classroom set up, etc

29. Consultant Teacher Services

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators

Dates: 8/24/2022

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Consultant teacher services are to support the participation of students with disabilities in the general education classroom and curriculum. Participants will examine the purpose and goals of including consultant teacher services in a student's IEP. The training will define consultant teacher services according to New York State regulations and offer insight into what effective consultant teacher services look like in the classroom. Participants will learn how to determine if consultant teacher services are appropriate for meeting a student with a disability's unique educational needs, what information should be included in an IEP, and the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing these services.

30. Family Guide to Transition Planning- Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Families, students, special and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, agency/community service providers, or case managers.

Dates: 8/24/2022

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The purpose of the Family Guide to Transition Planning-Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School is to assist families in understanding the transition planning process specifically from high school to life after high school. When families are knowledgeable about the transition process and invited to participate by Educational Organizations (EOs), students with disabilities experience improved post-school outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.

31. Transition in the IEP 4-Part Series

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 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: 9/9/2022 to 9/30/2022

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The purpose of Transition in the IEP Four Part Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the essential components as required by the SPP Indicator 13. Attendees will deepen their understanding of not only what is required, but best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

32. Classroom Management

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: special education teachers, general education teachers, and paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/13/2022 to 9/27/2022

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This multiple module training package intends to provide participants with a greater understanding of positive behavior supports and specific classroom management strategies to be used in virtual, hybrid, and in-person settings to improve student outcomes.

33. 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: 9/15/2022 to 9/29/2022

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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.

34. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators

Dates: 9/21/2022

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Consultant teacher services are to support the participation of students with disabilities in the general education classroom and curriculum. Participants will examine the purpose and goals of including consultant teacher services in a student's IEP. The training will define consultant teacher services according to New York State regulations and offer insight into what effective consultant teacher services look like in the classroom. Participants will learn how to determine if consultant teacher services are appropriate for meeting a student with a disability's unique educational needs, what information should be included in an IEP, and the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing these services.

35. *Asynchronous* Creating the IEP

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Individuals responsible for developing or reviewing IEPs

Dates: 9/30/2022

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Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view video modules, complete brief assignments in Schoology and then participate in a live Zoom follow-up session to collaborate and ask questions about the content. The link to the modules, as well as the Zoom information, will be sent two weeks prior to the live session, and registration for this session will no longer be available at that time. Participants must attend the live follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.