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1. August Coffee Talk - Session 2

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/23/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week - Form A

2. August Coffee Talk - Session 3

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week -Form FB/FT

3. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2023

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

4. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2023

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

5. School Counselor Group - Meetings

Program: School Improvement

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

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

6. Continuing Conversations on Grading & Reporting

Program: School Improvement

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement

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

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

Conference

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

9. DASA Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 10/23/2023

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

10. School Social Workers - A Virtual No Cost PLC

Program: School Improvement

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

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

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

Program: The Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI

Audience: Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers

Dates: 10/25/2023

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

12. October Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: ESSA

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

Program: The Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI

Audience: Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI trainers

Dates: 11/4/2023

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

14. November Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/8/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review of Building Aid

15. Mentor Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

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

Are you the Mentor Coordinator for your School District?

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

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

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

16. Building a Community of Care and Belonging through Play

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 11/14/2023

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

17. December Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/13/2023

CTLE
State Aid Output Report

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

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 12/20/2023

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 1/2/2024

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

20. January Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/10/2024

CTLE
Topics: Tax Cap and State Aid Reconciliation

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 1/10/2024

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

22. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2024

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

23. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2024

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

24. February SAP Winter Workshop

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/7/2024

CTLE
Governor's Budget Analysis and Understanding Projections

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 3/1/2024

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

26. March Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/6/2024

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

27. SAP Special Webinar

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/14/2024

CTLE
Tools to Monitor Your State Aid Projections

28. Regional PD Day - For Unregistered Attendees

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/15/2024

Navigate, Innovate, Educate - A Compass for Learning Questar III Regional PD Day.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 4/1/2024

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

30. May Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/22/2024

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

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

Program: School Improvement

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

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 6/1/2024

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

33. June Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/12/2024

CTLE
Review of Expense Based Aid

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 7/1/2024

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

35. What's New in AI!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators

Dates: 7/8/2024

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

Learning Objectives:

Catch up on the newest AI technologies emerging in education.

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

Access Details:

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

37. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/10/2024

CTLE
Overview of the State Aid Claim Forms

38. Investigations for Earth and Space Science - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/11/2024

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

39. Investigations for Life Science (Biology) - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/11/2024

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

40. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2024

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

41. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/17/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

42. Questar III ConsidertheSourceNY.org Collaborative Knowledge Institute

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, K-12

Dates: 7/18/2024

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

43. Scaffolds for Elementary ELLs Using AI

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Elementary educators

Dates: 7/23/2024

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

44. ENL 101 for Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 7/24/2024

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

45. Virtual Learning Conference

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/1/2024

New
What is next for Virtual and Online Learning Considerations and Opportunities for Growth? This full-day session aims to ensure that educators are well-informed about the latest regulatory changes and are proficient in leveraging specific supports and resources that enhance best instructional and leadership practices and strategies across learning environments. Targeted insights into the relevant components of Virtual Implementation of Teaching and Learning (VITAL) will be shared. Online Learning / Curriculum, Virtual Internships, and STEM / CTE content vendors will be available to share their various programming options as well and instructional supports. Frequently asked questions will be address and sharing of best practices will be encouraged.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 8/1/2024

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

47. Dollars & Sense: Financial Literacy for Young Learners

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

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

48. Credits & Debits: Financial Literacy for Adolescent Learners

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

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

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

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

50. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

51. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

52. Incorporating Play for Connection and Belonging into School Libraries

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, school library staff, teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

53. Tackling Truancy: Resources for Addressing Chronic Absence

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/12/2024

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

54. Dual Language Bilingual Education 101

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Bilingual education teachers, ENL teachers, general education teachers

Dates: 8/13/2024

This workshop will introduce participants to Dual Language Bilingual Education from an equity lens. This presentation will cover the why of DLBE, goals, benefits, types, models, and quality indicators. Topics include, but are not limited to, one-way vs. two-way, 90:10 vs. 50:50, one teacher model vs. partner teaching. A Zoom link will be provided to participants in advance of the workshop date.

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

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/14/2024

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

56. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/14/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

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

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/14/2024

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

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

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 8/14/2024

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

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/19/2024

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

60. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/21/2024

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

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

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/21/2024

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

62. Investigations for Earth and Space Science - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2024

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

63. Investigations for Life Science (Biology) - Workshop

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2024

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

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

Program: Health & Safety

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

Dates: 8/23/2024

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

•Rationale for threat assessment,

•Misconceptions about the nature and scope of school violence,

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

•How to conduct a threat assessment,

•How to identify and resolve transient threats, and

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

65. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

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

66. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

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

67. Spotlight on New Books with Stacey & Alicia

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 8/27/2024

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

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

68. New Teacher Academy In-Person Kickoff Event

Program: School Improvement

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 9/1/2024

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

70. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 9/18/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

71. Model Schools Liaison Meetings

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Ed Tech leaders

Dates: 9/26/2024 to 5/1/2025

New
These virtual meetings will provide district/building educational technology leaders with the latest information, policies and research from Questar III, NYSED, NYSCATE, Microsoft, Apple, Google, NYS Model Schools, and more. These meetings are free of charge for districts enrolled in the Questar Model Schools Base Fee. This opportunity provides a network of individuals to collaborate with and share best practices.

72. Communication Coordinator Meeting #1 - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 10/1/2024

New
Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. ALL school librarians are welcome.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 10/1/2024

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

74. Empowering Partnerships:
Communicating with Families of Newcomer Students

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All teachers

Dates: 10/1/2024

In this workshop, educators will explore effective strategies for engaging and communicating with families who speak little to no English and whose children are Newcomers to the US school system. Building strong partnerships with these families is crucial for supporting the academic and social success of our Newcomer students. By implementing engaging strategies and leveraging technology, educators can establish strong partnerships with Newcomer families, promote a sense of belonging, and ultimately support the academic success of our Newcomer students.

75. Educational Technology Roundtable

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Ed Tech Coaches

Dates: 10/3/2024 to 5/29/2025

New
Join us for an engaging series of workshops designed to provide educators with the opportunity to share best practices and innovative ways to incorporate educational technology into lessons. Connect and network with other teachers to collaborate and learn from one another. Stay current on the latest research and discover new tech tools to enhance your teaching experience. This workshop is free for Questar Districts as part of the Model Schools Base Fee. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and expand your technological teaching toolkit!

76. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/16/2024

CTLE
SLFS ( ESSA Reporting)

77. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/23/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

78. School Library System Council Meeting #1

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Council Members

Dates: 10/29/2024

New
Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council per Commissioner's Regulations 90.18(b)(2)(i). The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local University School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

79. Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute: Train the Trainers

Program: The Angelo Del Toro PR/HYLI

Audience: Statewide PR/HYLI Training Team(s)

Dates: 10/30/2024

PR/HYLI 2024-2025 Train the Trainers: Albany location Attendees at this training will receive training on pedagogical and best practice strategies for the 2024-2025 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican / Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute curriculum. Discussions will include differentiation and scaffolding modifications for our Multilingual Learners, as well as English dominant vs Spanish dominant students, incorporating the 2024-2025 theme of Perseverance and the Power of Democracy into existing curriculum, and providing a student-centered overview of Parliamentary Procedures in preparation for the annual Institute Weekend.

80. SAP Fall Workshop

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/1/2024

CTLE
Various Dates and Locations Around the State

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 11/1/2024

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

82. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/6/2024

CTLE
Review of Excess Cost Aid

83. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/20/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

84. Digital Diversity:
AI Solutions for Teachers of Young English Language Learners

Program: Model Schools

Audience: teachers

Dates: 12/3/2024

This workshop is designed to equip teachers with effective strategies and tools to enhance the learning experiences of English Language Learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through fifth grade using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The workshop will focus on practical methods for leveraging AI in the classroom in order to support ELLs in developing their English language proficiency and academic skills.

85. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/11/2024

CTLE
State Aid Output Reports and State Aid Reconciliation

86. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/18/2024

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

87. Communication Coordinator Meeting #2 joint w/SLS Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 1/15/2025

New
Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. ALL school librarians are welcome.

This will also serve as the joint SLS Council and Communication Coordinators meeting for the 2024-25 school year.

Snow Date - January 22, 2024

88. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/15/2025

CTLE
Tax Cap and Building Aid
Join us for an engaging workshop tailored for educators working with English Language Learners in grades 6-12, focusing effective strategies to promote spelling and phonemic awareness instruction. Participants will also deepen their understanding of the science of reading, gaining insights into evidence-based practices that support literacy development. Special attention will be given to addressing the needs of English Language Learners, offering practical techniques to scaffold language learning and promote academic success through innovative educational technology strategies integrated into the curriculum. Learn how to differentiate instruction and provide targeted support to meet the diverse needs of learners in your classroom effectively.
Don't miss this opportunity to expand your teaching toolkit and discover new ways to engage and support students in their literacy journey!

90. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/22/2025

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

91. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/19/2025

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.
Potential English Language Learners (ELLs) bring unique challenges and opportunities to our classrooms. Their diverse linguistic backgrounds enrich our educational environment, but they also require specialized strategies and resources to ensure their academic success. This workshop focuses on equipping teachers with strategies to support PreK Potential ELL students through personalized learning approaches and technology integration. By combining personalized learning techniques with technology tools, educators can create inclusive and engaging learning environments that cater to the individual needs of PreK Potential ELLs. Throughout the workshop, participants will explore practical methods to differentiate instruction, leverage technology for language acquisition, and foster a culturally responsive classroom. Join us to discover how personalized learning and technology can enhance the educational experience for PreK Potential ELLs and empower teachers to meet diverse learning needs effectively. This workshop is a continuation from our PD of Utilizing Educational Technology with PreK Potential ELLs.

93. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/12/2025

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

94. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/19/2025

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

95. School Library System Council Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 3/27/2025

New
One of four required meetings of the SLS Council. Council assists the SLS in its mission as outlined in Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 including creating and monitoring the Plan of Service, and recommending approval of the annual budget and the annual report. Updates are also provided to Council members at each meeting.

96. Communication Coordinator Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 4/1/2025

New
Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. ALL school librarians are welcome.

Speaker Ken Shelton will be presenting.

The workshop will take place at the WSWHE BOCES Conference Center at 267 Ballard Road, Wilton NY 12831

97. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/16/2025

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

98. Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/14/2025

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

99. Communication Coordinator Meeting #4

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 5/15/2025

New
Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. ALL school librarians are welcome.

100. Knowledge Café at 9am with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/21/2025

CPE
CTLE
Topics: New webinar series to focus on assisting school district treasurers with accounting issues that affect maximizing state aid.

101. School Library System Council Meeting #4

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/29/2025

New
One of four required meetings of the SLS Council. Council assists the SLS in its mission as outlined in Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 including creating and monitoring the Plan of Service, and recommending approval of the annual budget and the annual report. Updates are also provided to Council members at each meeting.