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1. July Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/12/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SAP Resources and Welcome to SAP Service for 23-24 School Year

2. August Coffee Talk - Session 1

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/21/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week - ST-3

3. August Coffee Talk - Session 2

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/23/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week - Form A

4. August Coffee Talk - Session 3

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 8/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Week -Form FB/FT

5. TeaTime at Ten with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 9/19/2023

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

6. Linguistics for Teachers of Emergent Bilinguals (Asynchronous Course)

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 9/26/2023

This self-paced, asynchronous course is designed to deepen educator's knowledge and skills on evidence-based practices to help Multilingual Learners (MLLs) succeed academically. This course offers 15 CTLE credits upon successful completion and will be open until June 2024. The course contains six modules, covering the development of oral and written language over five stages of language acquisition. Each module contains a video lecture, readings, a quiz, and workbook activities. The course will not offer individualized feedback to participants. Participants will: 1. develop an understanding of language as a system of knowledge and its individual components (pragmatics & world knowledge, phonology, morphology, the lexicon (vocabulary knowledge), and syntax. 2. gain awareness of the stages of language acquisition, both oral and written, to differentiate instruction. 3. expand expertise in integrating the teaching of linguistic skills in English into their content area and grade through the instructor's modeling of specific strategies. 4. analyze curriculum for content and language, and practice integrating the explicit teaching of linguistic skills with content through workbook activities. Upon registration, participants will be sent a link to the course. The course will remain open to registered participants until June 1, 2024.

7. The C6 Biliteracy Framework Advanced (facilitated by Dr. José Medina)

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators and Administrators of Multilingual Learners

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 5/8/2024

The C6 Biliteracy Framework Advanced Workshop allow administrators and teacher leaders the opportunity to engage in deep learning about dual language best practices via role play, coding of biliteracy instructional practices, and lesson planning design. Using the C6 Biliteracy Framework, participants will engage in practices that align with the recommendations in the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education; Third Edition. Participants in the professional learning will be able to: Analyze dual language best practices; Engage in collaborative dialogue to support high quality dual language programming and instructional best practices; Identify personal action items resulting from the professional learning activity. A link will be sent one day prior to each session date.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. World Language PLC for Teachers

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 6/6/2024

This is a Professional Learning Community for 7th and 8th grade World Language teachers implementing the new World Language standards this fall. The series of sessions provide an opportunity for teachers to create a support network and learn from each other's experiences, practices, and best ideas.

12. Continuing Conversations on Grading & Reporting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 12/12/2024

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.

13. October Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/18/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

14. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. October Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/25/2023

CTLE
Topics: ESSA

20. Assessment of Multilingual Learners: Professional Development Series led by Dr. Gliset Colon Morales and Dr. Tamara Alsace

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers and administrators of Multilingual Learners

Dates: 10/30/2023 to 6/4/2024

This series will focus on preparing classroom teachers and school leaders to implement the assessment and instructional strategies discussed and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to participants. Each session will include discussions of key ideas and practices, as well as structures for application at the classroom level and at the school and district levels.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 11/1/2023

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 September 29, 2023. 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.

22. 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.

23. November Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/8/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review of Building Aid

24. 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.

25. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K-12 Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

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

Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur.
With our English Language Learners in mind This guide
Provides the what, why, and how of each practice
Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking
Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started
Participants will be reading assigned chapters and completing a Google Form with thoughts and questions. Discussions will take place via Zoom meetings
Participants who register by 10/23 will receive a copy of the book.

26. 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

27. World Language PLC for Administrators

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2023 to 5/7/2024

This is a Professional Learning Community for administrators who oversee World Language instruction to: create a support network and learn from each other's experiences and practices in managing the implementation of the new World Language standards for 7th grade and preparing and leading the rollout of the new standards for future grade levels.

28. Shifting the Balance Upper Elementary Classroom by Katie Egan Cunningham, Jan Berkins, Keri Yates - Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Upper Elementary Educators of ELLs

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

Closed
Participants will explore the latest Shifts in Reading instruction. We will zoom in on common practices to reconsider, untangle a number of misunderstandings, dig into scientifically aligned practice, and discuss high-leverage instructional routines with ELL's in mind. We will meet 7 times via Zoom.
Participants who register before November 1 will receive a copy of the book.

29. Equity for ELLs in the Science Classroom

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/20/2023 to 3/11/2024

This workshop series is designed for teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the NYS Science Learning Standards and investigations (for the elementary- and intermediate-levels). With this knowledge, we will explore strategies that support all learners engaging with science, including English language learners, so that they can thrive, and demonstrate growth and mastery of skills and content in the science classroom.
Workshop 1 on 11/20/23 - Any grade levels (Grades PK-12)

Workshop 2 on 1/22/24 Elementary-level only (Grades 3-5)

Workshop 3 on 1/22/24 Intermediate-level only (Grades 6-8)

Workshop 4 on 2/12/24 All grade levels (Grades PK-12)

Workshop 5 on 3/11/24 All grade levels (Grades PK-12)

30. Communication Coordinator Meeting #2

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 12/5/2023

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.

31. TeaTime at Ten with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/5/2023

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

32. December Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/13/2023

CTLE
State Aid Output Report

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. January Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/10/2024

CTLE
Topics: Tax Cap and State Aid Reconciliation

36. 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.

37. Innovate, Integrate, Lead: School Librarians at the Forefront of the AI Revolution

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III School Librarians

Dates: 1/17/2024

Closed
ChatGPT and other forms of generative AI have burst into our lives as a disruptive new technology. It is critical that school libraries lead the way in educating students, parents, and our colleagues on how this technology works and how to best work with it. In this full day statewide PD session (hosted by your local School Library System and facilitated via zoom) we will learn more about how it works and how we can use it to boost our existing work. Join us in person for a virtual statewide workshop on Artificial Intelligence and School Librarians. The keynote will be Dr. Christopher Harris: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Understanding how ChatGPT Works. Hear from successful integrators, and learn how to rise to this new challenge! Sponsored by the School Library System Association.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. SLP Rubric Workshop/Office Hours

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 1/29/2024

Attend this virtual meeting to discuss completing the SLP Rubric member plan or any current issues in school libraries. Colleagues from around the region and school library staff will be available for discussion of best practices. The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the start of the event.

41. Professional Book Study: An Introduction to Collection Development for School Librarians by Dr. Mona Kerby

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in Questar III

Dates: 1/30/2024 to 2/27/2024

Being Brave: the Art of Collection Development
Join us for this virtual, four-week dive into Dr. Mona Kerby's essential guide on collection development. Dr. Kerby presents readers with the knowledge and tools that school librarians need to curate a diverse and inclusive collection. This book provides practical strategies and real-world examples to help school librarians to make informed, empowered decisions.
We will meet via Zoom from 3:30-4:30 on four separate dates. Special guest Dr. Mona Kerby will attend the final session on February 27!
Please register by January 15 to receive a free copy of the book to keep!

42. February SAP Winter Workshop

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/7/2024

CTLE
Governor's Budget Analysis and Understanding Projections

43. February STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 2/13/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

44. School Library System Council Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Council Members

Dates: 2/28/2024

Starting Soon
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.

45. Book Buzz Elementary - Spring 2024 Edition

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and other educators

Dates: 2/28/2024 to 4/17/2024

Starting Soon
Book Buzz - If you love books, but don't have time to read them all, then please join us for some rigorous discussion about great new books. All that's required is your latest read and your thoughts. Books should be appropriate for elementary students and published within the last 2 years. It's an awesome way to find out what books are out there and if they might work in your library or classroom.
We meet once a month, three times in the spring. That's it! Hope to see you there. Partial credit will be given for meetings attended; participants must attend all meetings to receive full credit. All meetings will be held online.
Access information will be sent out the day before the event.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
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.

47. 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

48. Transformative Teaching with Nearpod, PHET Simulations, and VR Headsets

Program: Model Schools

Audience: STEM HS Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2024

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching approach and captivate your students' attention like never before? Join our upcoming workshop, "Transformative Teaching with Nearpod, PHET Simulations, and VR Headsets," where we will explore innovative ways to enhance student engagement and comprehension through cutting-edge educational technologies.

49. March STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 3/12/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

50. SAP Special Webinar

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/14/2024

CTLE
New
Tools to Monitor Your State Aid Projections

Conference

Register to attend onsite workshops for the Navigate, Innovate, Educate: A Compass for Learning Questar III Regional PD Day. This registration link is appropriate for full-day on-site workshops for the following sessions / specialty groups: Art Teachers, Chemistry & Physics Teachers, Earth Science Teachers, Educational Technology, Heart of Play with Howard Moody, Librarians, Living Environment / Biology Teachers, Music Teachers, School Counselors, School Nurses, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Science Investigations (Grades 3 - 8), Speech-Language Pathologists, and Technology (CTE).

52. TeaTime at Ten with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/19/2024

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

53. SYNCHRONOUS Virtual NYSESLAT Turnkey Training

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/21/2024

This three-hour session provides participants with the required training to administer and score the NYSESLAT exam for English Learners. It is necessary for teachers to take this training only if they are new to the process. Teachers who have taken this training and administered/scored the NYSESLAT in previous years do not need to attend. However, if you have already taken it but would like a refresher, you are welcome!

54. Utilizing Educational Technology with PreK Potential ELLS

Program: Model Schools

Audience: all teachers

Dates: 3/21/2024

English Language Learners 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. In this training session, we will explore how educational technology can be a dynamic tool to empower potential ELLs in their language acquisition journey. Throughout this session, we will delve into a comprehensive range of topics, from selecting the right digital tools to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment. By the end of this training, you will have a deeper understanding of how to effectively integrate technology into your teaching practices to meet the needs of potential ELLs, helping them thrive academically and linguistically. The Zoom link will be shared with all registered participants via Frontline the day before the session.

55. Empowering Educators with Tech Tools for Enhanced Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: STEM HS Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2024

Unlock the potential of innovative teaching methods by joining our workshop on "Integrating Ozobots, Sphero Cue, and Magic School AI: Boosting Student Engagement and Comprehension." This exciting and interactive session is designed for educators looking to transform their classrooms into dynamic, tech-driven learning environments.
In today's diverse educational landscape, teachers are tasked with the exciting challenge of fostering literacy skills in students from various linguistic backgrounds. This training has been thoughtfully crafted to empower educators with the knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to integrate educational technology seamlessly into the classroom. Kristen Vadnais and Stephanie Carbone will equip you with the skills to not only enhance ELLs' language acquisition but also to nurture their reading comprehension skills from an early age. By the end of this program, you will not only possess a deeper understanding of how to leverage educational technology, but also feel confident in your ability to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where ELLs thrive academically. The Zoom link will be shared with all registered participants via Frontline the day before the session.

57. April STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 4/16/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

58. April Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/17/2024

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

59. NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/22/2024

Is your district ready to implement the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards for the 2024-2025 school year? Full implementation of the standards is expected for grades kindergarten through 12 beginning in September 2024. These standards are essential to ensure that all NYS students will be exposed to the technology skills and knowledge that are essential in the 21st century. Join Stephanie Carbone, Questar III Model Schools Coordinator, for a full day, hands-on training that will examine these standards in-depth. Participants will leave with materials which can be utilized for turnkey training within their own districts.

60. School Library System Council Meeting #4

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/8/2024

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.

61. Unleashing Creativity with Claymation Studio in Education

Program: Model Schools

Audience: STEM HS Teachers

Dates: 5/9/2024

Unlock the potential of Claymation Studio to elevate your teaching and captivate your students! Join us for an immersive workshop designed to empower educators with innovative strategies to boost student engagement and comprehension through the exciting world of stop-motion animation.

62. May STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 5/14/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

63. May Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/15/2024

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

64. 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

65. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting #4 - REGIONAL MEETING

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 6/4/2024

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.

Presenter - Amanda Jones, School Library Journal 2021 School Librarian of the Year

Location: Capital District Library Council, 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham NY 12110

66. June STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 6/4/2024

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

67. June Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/12/2024

CTLE
Review of Expense Based Aid

68. TeaTime at Ten with State Aid Planning

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/18/2024

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

69. June Knowledge Café

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/26/2024

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar