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1. Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Dates: 3/17/2023

This session will provide teachers with context and background knowledge on how to support students with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Presenters will begin by unpacking key neurobiological characteristics that impact attention, memory, learning, behavior, and social relationships. Then, we will explore research-based practices to creating safe, affirming, and supportive learning environments for autistic students.

2. Implementing Restorative Practices

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Dates: 3/24/2023

This session series will review installation of restorative practices at the school-wide level as a universal practice, at the classroom level as a means to build community and address conflict, and as a potential alternative to suspension that is used to repair harm. Participants will learn strategies for engaging families, staff, and students in circle process, as well as receive resources on circle guidelines, norms and shared agreements, how to build trust, and incorporate student voice.

3. Safe and Supportive Schools: Fostering a Positive School Climate

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Dates: 5/19/2023

What is meant by the term 'school climate'? How can we foster a sense of safety and belonging in our school community? This session will provide an overview of the dimensions of school climate and explore factors that shape perceptions of the school environment. Participants will identify characteristics of a positive school climate and learn basic strategies to engage and connect with students, staff and families.

4. Chairperson TSG- November (Malone Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage

Dates: 11/15/2023

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage
IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

5. Family Engagement

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Audience: All Staff - Teachers, TAs, Paraprofessionals, Admin, Student Support Staff in EANS eligible schools.

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 5/15/2024

PLEASE NOTE: This training is offered specifically to staff of EANS eligible schools. This is a series focusing on the most effective strategy for engaging families: relationships. Participants will learn skills for building strong family-teacher relationships such as communication, problem-solving and empathy while exploring their own experiences and biases. Then, facilitators will explore strategies to facilitate and evaluate family engagement and/or education activities that are meaningful, culturally-responsive and aligned with student outcomes. This workshop includes a brief overview of the topic and best practices in family engagement; identifying parent needs and opportunities for parent education; and how to plan and/or monitor progress, identify evidence of culturally responsive teaching in their classrooms, as well as set goals for new strategies they would like to explore.

6. Chairperson TSG- November (SLL BOCES Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES.

Dates: 11/17/2023

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

7. Chairperson TSG- December (Malone Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage.

Dates: 12/13/2023

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

8. Chairperson TSG- December (SLL Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES

Dates: 12/13/2023

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

9. Chairperson TSG- January (SLL Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES

Dates: 1/9/2024

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

10. Chairperson TSG- January (Malone Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage.

Dates: 1/9/2024

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

11. Supporting Struggling Readers: Data, Lessons, and Progress

Program: Upstate PDRC

Dates: 1/10/2024 to 2/28/2024

Learn how to plan for successful and engaged reading instruction in your classroom with your current group of students. We will explore the science of reading and how to use certain facets to inform teaching through lesson design and delivery. Discuss and pose questions related to the issues you face in supporting your students who struggle to read. Turn the science of reading into practical instructional strategies to successfully reach all of your students!.
January 10 - Gathering Baseline Data and What To Do With It.
January 31 - Creating Engaged Science-Based Reading Lessons (Grades K-2).
February 7 - Creating Engaged Science-Based Reading Lessons (Grades 3-6).
February 28 - Monitoring Student Progress in Reading.

12. Not Just for the Kids: How Adult SEL can Build a Prosocial Classroom Environment

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Audience: All Staff - Teachers, TAs, Paraprofessionals, Admin, Student Support Staff in EANS eligible schools.

Dates: 1/11/2024 to 3/14/2024

PLEASE NOTE: This training is offered specifically to staff of EANS eligible schools. Many of us work extensively to create what we call a prosocial classroom: a space characterized by safety, care, and the development of a range of social and emotional skills. The development of SEL skills begins and is sustained within us (the adults!). In this session, participants will review the five CASEL competencies and SEL theory of action to build a common language. Then, facilitators will explore a range of factors that impact Adult SEL: values, well-being and stress, climate and culture, and deficit versus unconditional mentalities. Through discussion and applied activities, we'll unpack these concepts and how they can promote or interfere with a prosocial classroom environment. To end, we'll bring it back to our pedagogy and discuss the practices (e.g. classroom management, climate, and SEL implementation) that call upon the use of our skills. This session is designed for school professionals with some familiarity of SEL, but who would like to delve deeper and explore further.

13. Elevating Conversations to Drive Instruction

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Leaders

Dates: 1/24/2024 to 3/5/2024

One key to improving student learning outcomes is to elevate the conversation between teachers and instructional coaches. This series will help you examine how to use data to focus conversations that help teachers align their practice with their instructional goals. Learn practical strategies from fellow principals and coaches who have implemented this framework.
January 24 - Observation & Assessment Data with Danielson.
This session will be RESCHEDULED (February 13 will not be held) - Next Steps: Digging into Implementation.
March 5 - Principal Panel: Success Stories and Overcoming Challenges.

14. Art Educator Network

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Art Professionals in New York State

Dates: 2/8/2024 to 5/16/2024

The Art Educator Network provides a forum for art professionals in NYS religious and independent schools to connect and collaborate. Each session will focus on a current topic in art education, with time for open-ended discussion and resource sharing. Whether you are a seasoned art teacher or a new educator just starting out, the Art Educator Network is a valuable resource for advancing your classroom practice. Join us to connect with other art professionals, share ideas and resources, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in art education.

15. Chairperson TSG- February (SLL Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES

Dates: 2/13/2024

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings at SLL BOCES. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

16. Chairperson TSG- February (Malone Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage.

Dates: 2/13/2024

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

17. Strategies to Support Student Learning Gaps: Multi-Age Classes and Creative Scheduling

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Leaders and Educators

Dates: 2/15/2024 to 3/20/2024

Growing gaps in student achievement have forced schools to re-evaluate the use of time and staff expertise. Join us for a four-part exploration of how The Brown School redesigned their schedule to bring teachers together in multi-age classrooms to provide increased support for students. Hear from the Head of School about the logistics of reimagining the school schedule and classroom configurations and learn from the classroom teachers about collaborating to provide targeted instruction, build community, and increase students' progress toward grade-level outcomes.
February 15 - Move to Multi-age: Logistics and More. (rescheduled from January 18)
March 6 - Multi-age Classrooms: Why? and Benefits and Challenges Behind this Model.
March 13 - Multi-age Classrooms: Preplanning and Taking the First Steps.
March 20 - Multi-age Classrooms: In Practice and Delivery.

18. Co-Teaching : A Comprehensive Approach: Module 1: Six Models of Co-teaching for Plattsburgh CSD (afternoon session)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Plattsburgh CSD general and special education teachers, administrators, related service providers

Dates: 2/26/2024

Plattsburgh CSD Participants will:
- Understand co-teaching as a service delivery model
- Learn the 6 models of co-teaching and how to effectively implement them
- Gain skills for matching the co-teaching models to elements of their lessons
- Identify a co-teaching model given a scenario

19. Standards-Based Learning Workshop Series

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Educators in religious and independent schools in New York State.

Dates: 3/7/2024 to 3/21/2024

Starting Soon
Are you looking for a supportive group of teachers to understand and practice standards-based learning? If so, come and join us!

March 7th Session 1: Deconstruction of a Student Work Sample
Participants will use a student work sample from their classroom to unpack and analyze a Next Generation Learning Standard. With support, the work sample will be analyzed to find what level of learning was demonstrated based on the represented standard.

March 14th and 21st Sessions 2 & 3: New Construction for an Aligned Standard & Future Activities
With support, participants will self-select a grade-level learning standard(s) to unpack and align to an instructional activity. This work will be designed to use with students in a future unit. The objective is for participants to finish the sessions with a standards-based aligned activity, including a leveled assessment tool.

20. 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: 3/8/2024

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

21. March TSG for Chairpersons - Malone Group

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: Chairpersons in the North County region who are new to the position (two years or less), who work in specifically targeted districts.

Dates: 3/11/2024

Targeted skills group designed to provide knowledge and technical assistance to chairperson new to the position in the North Country.

22. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- March

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 3/12/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

23. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (1.5 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/12/2024

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.

24. Coaching Conversations with Student Work at the Core

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Educators who coach, mentor, and/or support teacher practice.

Dates: 3/12/2024 to 3/27/2024

Are you a coach or mentor for other teachers but need help facilitating meaningful discussions to support student learning through instructional practice? Come join us for a plan-do-study-act series where participants will learn a protocol for examining student work (plan), implement it with one teacher (do), and come back to share what they learned about supporting teachers and ultimately student work (study & act). No experience with coaching teachers is required but participants will need to be able to work with one teacher for this PDSA cycle. This could be any colleague who is willing to partner with you to learn more about how to support both student learning and teacher practice.
March 12 - Plan & Do: Learn & Use Student Work Protocol.
March 27 - Study & Act: Share Your Learning.

25. How to Foster and Support Self-Determination in All Students

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Families, Caregivers, and Professionals

Dates: 3/13/2024

The purpose of this training is to foster and support the development of self-determination skills for students of all ages utilizing a collaborative school and family approach. It provides participants with foundational concepts, resources, and strategies to implement and incorporate practices that promote the development of self-determination throughout a student's day and across all ages. (This is presented in collaboration with the North Country SA FACE Center and is appropriate for families, caregivers, and professionals.)

26. March TSG for Chairpersons - SLL BOCES group

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: Chairpersons in the North County region who are new to the position (two years or less) and who work in specifically targeted districts.

Dates: 3/14/2024

Targeted skills group designed to provide knowledge and technical assistance to chairpersons new to the position in the North Country.

27. Transition in the IEP for Canton CSD

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended specifically for Canton CSD: 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: 3/15/2024

The purpose of the 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. This session is being delivered specifically to individuals in the Canton CSD.

28. Student Involvement with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Parents, caregivers, and students with IEPs

Dates: 3/19/2024

To promote and encourage student and family involvement in the IEP development process and Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings. Tools, resources, and research-based content are embedded throughout the training. Group participation and interaction from families will be encouraged. (This session is presented in collaboration with the North Country School Age FACE Center.)

29. Using Web-Based Tools to Enhance Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experiences

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/20/2024

This training serves as a tool to help Educational Organizations (EOs) understand and utilize resources that may assist in utilizing web-based tools to enhance WBL activities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive resource, but rather a tool to develop high-quality WBL opportunities for students to enhance in-person WBL experiences.

30. Identifying and Intensifying Interventions (2 Zoom sessions x 2 hrs each, 4:00-6:00PM)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/21/2024 to 3/26/2024

As a result of this training participants will be able to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. They will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem, and will be able to adjust the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction. Registrants must participate in both sessions to obtain CTLE Credit.

31. Explicit Instruction: An Evidence-Based Practice for Effective & Long-Term Learning (Two Zoom sessions of 2-hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, chairpersons, administrators

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 3/28/2024

This training was developed to help participants gain a greater understanding of the instructional practice of explicit instruction and how to effectively implement it with students. Essential practices of explicit instruction will be covered and resources to support implementation will be shared.

32. Assessment and Grading in Differentiated Classrooms - Text-Based Discussions

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Leaders and Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/1/2024

Are you moving to a more differentiated classroom and wondering how that might impact your grading practices? Join us to explore how to align assessment and grading in differentiated classrooms. Participants will read brief essays (5-10 pages) by various practitioners in the field, then come together to reflect on how to connect the ideas to their own classroom practice. This series is designed for teachers or leaders who are interested in rethinking their grading systems to make them more equitable and beneficial for teachers, students, and their families.
March 26 Selected Reading: A Call to Action for Equitable Grading by Joe Feldman.
April 16 Selected Reading: Grading and Differentiation: Paradox or Good Practice? by Carol Ann Tomlinson.
May 1 Selected Reading: The Right Way to do Re-Dos by Rick Wormeli.

33. New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA): Essential Information for Families of Students with Disabilities

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Families of students with disabilities

Dates: 3/28/2024

The purpose of this training is to educate families of students with disabilities on the essential information of NYSAA including, what NYSAA is, what the test entails, and how it will affect a student's postsecondary planning. Additionally, the training will review all state assessment options, the eligibility and decision-making process, and graduation/student exit options. This training is being delivered through a collaboration of the North Country School Age Family and Community Engagement Center and the North Country Regional Partnership Center.

34. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- April

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 4/9/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

35. What Is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) For Families of School-Age Students

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Parents, family members, caregivers. Additionally, if interested, special education administrators, special education and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, guidance/school counselors, agency/community service providers, or case managers may attend.

Dates: 4/15/2024

The purpose of What is an IEP? For Families of School-Age Students is to gain a foundational understanding of the entire IEP process, including but not limited to, the Committee on Special Education (CSE), the roles and responsibilities of all parties, the various components of the IEP, and the transition planning process.

36. Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness (1 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Members of Educational Organizations (administrators, teachers, pupil personnel staff, etc.)

Dates: 4/17/2024

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This training is designed to build foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional, and institutional capacity in the areas of equity and cultural responsiveness.

37. Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers.

Dates: 4/18/2024

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).

38. 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: 4/19/2024

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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.

39. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction-Day 2

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators

Dates: 4/23/2024

This 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. This is Day 2 of a 2-day series.

40. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General and special education administrators, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers.

Dates: 4/23/2024

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.

41. 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: 4/23/2024 to 4/25/2024

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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.  

42. Integrating Trauma-Sensitivity within a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework (2 Zoom sessions of 2.5 hr each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: PBIS teams, MTSS teams, behavior support providers, administrators, teachers, related service providers

Dates: 4/25/2024 to 5/2/2024

This training describes the ways in which a public health crisis, school crisis and/or types of civic unrest may be significant sources of stress and/or trauma for the students whom we support. Additionally, it explains the biological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of trauma on student development and the ways they in turn affect a student's academic and behavioral functioning in the classroom. The training explains how to use the data, systems, and practices components of a multi-tiered systems approach to behavior to provide differentiated evidence-based supports, so participating educational organizations can explore and determine if their school-wide Tier 1 practices reflect a trauma-sensitive approach to responding to student behavior.

43. Special Education Mediation for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Families and caregivers of students with disabilities

Dates: 4/30/2024

This training provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Special Education Mediation process, to encourage the use of this voluntary process statewide. This training is being delivered through a collaboration of the North Country School Age Family and Community Engagement Center and the North Country Regional Partnership Center.

44. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (1 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/1/2024

New
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.

45. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction-Day 1

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators

Dates: 5/7/2024

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. This is day 1 of a 2-day training.

46. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction-Day 2

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators

Dates: 5/9/2024

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. This is day 2 of a 2-day training.

47. Transition Assessment Essentials (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators responsible for developing IEPs for transition age students, administrators overseeing transition planning/practices

Dates: 5/9/2024

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This training introduces the topic of transition assessment. Transition assessments for education and training, employment, and independent living will be reviewed. Case scenarios will be utilized to illustrate the use of transition assessment results to develop the IEP.

48. Preschool Special Education Process

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) chairpersons, county representatives, program administrators, educators and other preschool service providers

Dates: 5/9/2024

This in-person training package is intended to assist stakeholders in understanding the preschool special education process delineated in education laws and regulations; knowing the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the Committee; developing practices which encourage communication, parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships. This presentation is modeled after the Office of Special Education (OSE) Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson training.

49. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading Success

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators Pre-K through grade 6.

Dates: 5/10/2024

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The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading: specifically, what phonological awareness is and how crucial this skillset is to the foundation of reading success. Participants will explore what skills to teach when, and how to teach these skills for students to master phonological awareness.

50. 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: 5/14/2024 to 5/16/2024

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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.  

51. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- May

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 5/14/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

52. 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: 5/23/2024

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.

53. Creating the IEP (Preschool)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, service providers, municipal representatives.

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/5/2024

This 2-day training 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 preschool students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.

54. Dimensions of Equity in Education (1 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/5/2024

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Training participants will develop understanding of the concepts of equity, culture and socio-cultural awareness in schools. Portions of the NYSED Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework will be reviewed to begin to explore CR mindsets, classroom practices, family engagement, and diversity in curriculum. Educators will also be grounded in the goals of culturally responsive pedagogy in terms of fostering independent learning and rigor.

Administrators and leadership will understand the importance of equity, culture, and socio-cultural awareness in terms of educator development, goal setting, and support.

55. Transition Assessment for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators responsible for transition planning for students with significant disabilities

Dates: 6/11/2024

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This training covers transition assessment for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Assessment resources for use with students with significant disabilities will be shared.

56. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- June

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 6/11/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

57. FBA BIP Toolkit (1 hr independent learning launches 5/27 + 1 hr live Zoom on 6/13)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for developing FBAs and BIPs, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators

Dates: 6/13/2024

This training provides a brief, step-by-step overview of the FBA and BIP process. It consists of a one-hour recorded presentation that participants engage in independently, followed by a one-hour live Zoom session to participate in a discussion and application exercise with the trainers. The independent recording will be released to registrants on May 27th. Your registration for this 1-hour live Zoom session on June 13th will get you access to the recorded material. Participants must watch the recording and attend the live Zoom session to receive CTLE credit.

58. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (3-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: 6/13/2024

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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.

59. Phonics & Word Recognition: Establishing the Foundations for Reading Success

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators - Pre-K through grade 6.

Dates: 6/14/2024

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The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading; specifically, what phonics and word recognition is and how crucial this skill set is to the foundation of reading success. Participants will explore what skills to teach when, and how to teach these skills for students to master phonics and word recognition. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonics instruction for students. To overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. There is required pre-work consisting of watching the Sold a Story podcasts - 6 Episodes and 2 Bonuses that will take about 6-7 hours in total. https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/