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1. Curriculum and Assessment Council

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Leadership of the 31 Component Districts in the WSWHE Region

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 6/18/2024

This series of meetings will provide training, support, and updates to the 31 member districts of the WSWHE BOCES. Sessions will include topics linked directly to curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology. Participants will be added to the regional listserv to ensure materials are shared.

2. 2023-24 CSE/CPSE Chairpersons Meetings

Program: School Development Services

Audience: CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 5/16/2024

8:00 - 8:30 am Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am Professional Development
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:30 am Meeting
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Afternoon Sessions will include connection time for new or newish CSE
Chairpersons to collaborate with veteran Chairpersons on concerns, processes or challenging
situations. Lunch will be provided for those who are participating.

3. Current Issues in School Librarianship - ELEMENTARY

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 5/13/2024

ELEMENTARY: This group of school librarians will explore the current issues in school librarianship including library policies, best practices, assessment, and more. Participants should be prepared to share resources, experiences, and ideas with colleagues.

4. Improving Student Attendance: Effective Prevention/Intervention Strategies dealing with Chronic absenteeism in a Post-COVID world- Follow up 6 Round Table Meetings

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Staff dealing with Students and Attendance

Dates: 12/1/2023 to 5/17/2024

Creative strategies for connecting with and engaging students and families is an important key to addressing chronic absenteeism, especially now, in a post-COVID world. We are faced with developing strategies for re-engaging students that have been out of the school environment for over one year. During the workshop and roundtable discussions, we will discuss proven prevention/intervention strategies being utilized by school districts around New York State, as well as discussing the importance of developing relationships with families. Participants will be encouraged to share their strategies with the group. This series is intended for Superintendents, Building Administrators, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Attendance Teachers, MTSS Coordinators, School Psychologists, McKinney Vento Liaisons, etc. The facilitator, David Torres, served 28 years as the Saratoga Springs City School District's Supervisor of Attendance K-12 before retiring in 2018 and is currently in his second year as the Community Outreach Liaison at the Corinth Central School District.

5. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 12/19/2023

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.

6. Elementary Social Studies Educators PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2024 to 5/20/2024

The Elementary Social Studies Educators PLC provides an opportunity for those teachers designated as social studies educators in their elementary school. The group will meet virtually monthly to discuss topics related to the implementation of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and the Social Studies Practices, aligning assessments, implications for the Seal of Civic Readiness, and incorporating the NYS Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework. NYSED social studies updates will be provided as appropriate. Educators should attend ready to share their experiences, resources, and lesson ideas with the group.

7. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 3/4/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

8. Facility Manager Update Forum

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Building Administrators, Directors of Facilities, District Administrators, Asbestos Management, Other Facilities Staff

Dates: 3/5/2024

This program will review environmental requirements, health and safety requirements, and best management practices for New York State public school facility managers.

9. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/12/2024

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

10. Bringing Play Back into the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/12/2024

Come spend a day playing. This workshop is all about bringing back the fun and building a classroom community. You will participate in many games and activities and walk away with a Play Toolkit that guarantees to bring back the joy of learning in your classroom.

11. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 3/14/2024

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

12. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 3/18/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

13. OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: O&M Staff, Supervisors

Dates: 3/25/2024 to 3/26/2024

This two-day course provides an introduction to major safety issues and hazards in the construction industry. Topics will include electrical safety, fall protection, chemical hazard communication, and more. This training program is a requirement for construction workers on certain types of construction projects in New York State. OSHA requires that this training be conducted over 2 days; participants must attend all 10 hours of class to be eligible to receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health credential.

14. Intro to Generative AI

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/28/2024

Join this webinar unveiling the boundless creative potential of generative artificial intelligence. This session provides an introduction to AI systems that can generate and manipulate images, video, audio, and more. In this workshop, you'll discover: The basics of how generative AI models like DALL-E work Hands-on demonstrations of creating original images with AI Strategies for using AI-generated media responsibly Tips for integrating generative AI into engaging student projects Ethics, limitations and emerging best practices around AI creativity This workshop empowers teachers to harness generative AI for good.

15. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 4/1/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 04/01/2024-04/30/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

16. Secondary Social Studies Educators PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 4/18/2024 to 5/14/2024

The Secondary Social Studies Educators PLC provides an opportunity for middle and high school social studies teachers to connect with others in their field. The group will meet virtually monthly to discuss topics related to the implementation of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and the Social Studies Practices, aligning assessments, implications for the Seal of Civic Readiness, and incorporating the NYS Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework. NYSED social studies updates will be provided as appropriate. Educators should attend ready to share their experiences, resources, and lesson ideas with the group.

17. CPR/AED (with Stop the Bleed)

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Safety and Health Designees, Administrators, Cafeteria Staff, Custodians, Building and Grounds Personnel, Transportation Staff, Nurses.

Dates: 4/22/2024

CPR/AED: This course is designed for the lay rescuer to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to provide CPR and use an AED in the event breathing has stopped in a victim. CPR and AED provides a brief overview of Emergency Situations and Good Samaritan Laws, Transmission of Bloodborne Diseases, and Checking a Victim. The training will focus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator, as well as Choking care. At the completion of this training, participants will be able to effectively provide life-saving care to a victim of cardiac arrest or choking. Stop the Bleed (Free to all at the end of CPR): By learning how to STOP THE BLEED, you'll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the STOP THE BLEED training course and become empowered to make a life-or-death difference when a bleeding emergency happens. Needham Risk Management recommends that all employers have an employee trained in these areas.

18. AI Firehose

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/23/2024

There are so many amazing ways to use Artificial Intelligence to streamline all that you do in the classroom. This workshop will offer a ton of ideas, resources, and activities that you can turnkey for your classroom. You will have the opportunity to explore, experience, discuss, and plan ways to use the best AI tools available.

19. STEM Cohort Meeting - Virtual

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/29/2024

Starting Soon
Join this cohort meeting to connect with STEM educators from across the region, learn about the latest and greatest resources for STEM education, and collaborate in an effort to improve STEM education for our students.

20. EdTech Coaches Meeting - Virtual

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/29/2024

Starting Soon
The EdTech Coaches Cohort welcomes educators, administrators, and staff members who are responsible for technology integration within their district. These meetings include opportunities to share information/resources, collaborate, learn about new technology products, state and local tech initiatives, and more!

21. Explain Everything and Promethean Boards

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/30/2024

Starting Soon
Let's explore the integration of Explain Everything on your Promethean Board. This tool will allow you to engage all your students creatively and interactively for every lesson. Learn the basics of Explain Everything and begin to build out your activities on this platform.

22. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 5/1/2024

Starting Soon
This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 05/01/2024-05/31/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

23. The Council's 202 Cabinet Leadership Summit & Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals, Cabinet Level School Leaders, Superintendents, and Women in Leadership

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/2/2024

Starting Soon
Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. Join us for a combined event to bring together cabinet level school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to discuss critical topics and share best practices. Cost to Attend includes breakfast, lunch, reception and materials. Additional details forthcoming

24. The Council's 2024 Women's Initiative: Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals

Dates: 5/1/2024

Starting Soon
Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. The Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit will focus on ways to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. Cost to Attend includes breakfast, lunch, reception and materials. Additional details will be forthcoming.

25. Overview of Educere

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those interested in learning more about Educere

Dates: 5/1/2024

Starting Soon
Using our partnership with Founders Education, Educere provides various solutions for personalized virtual instruction for students in high, middle and elementary schools. Founders Education's highly supported, self-paced courses span all core subject areas as well as hundreds of electives, including Advanced Placement course options. Options include Complete courses (i.e. Original Credit), Partial courses (Homebound Instruction, Suspended Students) and Abbreviated courses (Credit Recovery, Make-up). Educere has course structures to meet every need.

26. Safety and Security Forum

Program: School Development Services

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, School safety personnel, Directors of Facilities, SRO's

Dates: 5/1/2024

Starting Soon
This training will provide attendees with an update on emergency plans and response actions, Workplace Violence Prevention update, threat assessment, panic alarms and Alyssa's Law, communications during emergencies, bus safety plans and procedures, reunification and student dismissal identification programs. Lunch will be provided.

27. Orton-Gillingham Training #3

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 5/23/2024

New
The IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading. Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course includes an additional asynchronous component for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. For virtual training, one person per device, per room for this training in order to ensure the quality of the training and full participation. Breakout rooms will be selected at random. Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training. MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: Computer with a camera and sound (an iPhone/iPad or similar devices are not recommended) 2 highlighters (1 yellow) sticky notes 2-5 x 8 index cards or half sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper https://imse.com/

28. The Council's 2024 Women's Initiative: Women's Initiative

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals

Dates: 5/2/2024

Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. The Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit will focus on ways to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. Additional details will be forthcoming

29. Leadership Development

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Individuals looking to improve their leadership skills

Dates: 5/3/2024

New
This Leadership Development program is designed for new supervisors and existing leaders who want to refresh and hone their skills. Topics include roles and responsibilities; legal standards; key supervisory functions such as delegation, motivation, performance management, and coaching and counseling; interpersonal communication skills; health and safety; and risk management.

30. Science Regents Updates

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/6/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. Session will provide an overview of the New York State Science Learning standards and the timeline for implementation of the standards and the new regents exams. We will look at the released Performance Level Descriptions, investigations materials lists and share recent SED updates. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with others regarding plans for implementation.

31. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/7/2024 to 5/8/2024

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

32. Science Regents Updates

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/9/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. Session will provide an overview of the New York State Science Learning standards and the timeline for implementation of the standards and the new regents exams. We will look at the released Performance Level Descriptions, investigations materials lists and share recent SED updates. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with others regarding plans for implementation.

33. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 5/13/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

34. Sustained Science of Reading Success and the NYS Literacy Briefs

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/14/2024

New
In this half-day workshop, educators will gain a deeper understanding of the science behind how students learn to read. We will explore the key concepts and participants will learn about the critical components of effective reading instruction. A major focus will be on unpacking the research-based practices outlined in the New York State Education Department's Literacy Briefs. These briefs provide guidance on evidence-based literacy instruction aligned with the science of reading. We will do a close analysis of the briefs, discussing the instructional implications and how to apply the recommendations in the classroom. Participants will leave with a solid grounding in the science of reading, the ability to navigate and use the NYS Literacy Briefs as a resource, and a toolkit of effective, research-validated instructional practices to improve student reading achievement.

35. Let's Learn Canva Workshop

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/14/2024

Closed
Canva has so many incredible tools that are free for educators. Learn the basics of what is offered, dig into the AI features, and learn more about the connected content to other edtech tools. This full day workshop will allow you to create, explore, and practice using Canva for all things in your classroom.

36. Seesaw Lunch and Learn

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/14/2024

Please join us for a BOCES ONLY virtual Lunch + Learn, where Seesaw will showcase the new Instruction and Insights Platform along with Seesaw's ready-to-use New York Computer Science and digital fluency-aligned lessons + assignments. We will be discussing the new pricing model for 2024-2025 along with what districts will receive with the new Seesaw platform. Seesaw will be providing a chance to win prizes and swag.

37. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/14/2024

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.

38. The Science of Reading: What is it?

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/14/2024

New
This session will introduce the Science of Reading to any or all staff. It will also gain familiarity with NYSED Literacy Briefs 1 & 2. We will focus on the importance of the science of reading as a research-based practice to better support our students as readers and learners.

39. Magma Math

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Instructional Staff interested inlearning more about Magma Math

Dates: 5/14/2024

Come learn about Magma Math. Magma Math is a math platform designed to support teachers to make more informed instructional decisions in the classroom and create opportunities for deeper student-driven discourse and collaboration. Magma Math shifts the focus from solely receiving the final answer, to seeing the full solution, enabling teachers to understand the students' thought processes.

40. Model Schools Liaisons Meeting

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/15/2024

The Model Schools Liaison Meeting serves as a platform for educators and administrators from our districts to convene and exchange insights. This session will spotlight EdTech updates, artificial intelligence integration, innovative pedagogical methodologies, and an opportunity to discuss trends amongst our school districts. Attend to engage in constructive dialogue, share successes, challenges, and best practices. There will be several demos including Lesson Loop, updates to Google, and other edtech companies as part of the agenda.

41. Saratoga National Historical Park Spring 2024 Teacher Enrichment Workshop

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Social Studies Educators, School Librarians, and other educators

Dates: 5/15/2024

Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga NHP) and WSWHE BOCES are partnering to present a Park Ranger-led, free, high quality, one-day teacher workshop at Saratoga Battlefield. The workshop will prepare teachers to use primary and secondary sources to teach about the American Revolution, and prepare students ahead of time for possible field trips to the park. This workshop is best for those who teach 4th, 7th, and 11th grade social studies and/or focusing on the Seal of Civic Readiness.

The workshop will offer enhanced teacher familiarity with Saratoga NHP's educational programming, materials, and resources, empowering educators to offer insightful onsite educational experiences for their students at the Saratoga Battlefield portion of Saratoga NHP.

Agenda:
8:30 am Arrival at Saratoga Battlefield
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Resource Lists
9:30 am Visitor Center tour of primary and secondary sources
10:00 am Haversack Kits
10:30 am Introduction to Virtual Tours
11:00 am Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN)
11:30 am Guided Battlefield Tour
2:45 pm Review and Feedback
3:00 pm Dismissal

42. CPR/AED (with Stop the Bleed)

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Safety and Health Designees, Administrators, Cafeteria Staff, Custodians, Building and Grounds Personnel, Transportation Staff, Nurses.

Dates: 5/15/2024

CPR/AED: This course is designed for the lay rescuer to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to provide CPR and use an AED in the event breathing has stopped in a victim. CPR and AED provides a brief overview of Emergency Situations and Good Samaritan Laws, Transmission of Bloodborne Diseases, and Checking a Victim. The training will focus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator, as well as Choking care. At the completion of this training, participants will be able to effectively provide life-saving care to a victim of cardiac arrest or choking. Stop the Bleed (Free to all at the end of CPR): By learning how to STOP THE BLEED, you'll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the STOP THE BLEED training course and become empowered to make a life-or-death difference when a bleeding emergency happens. Needham Risk Management recommends that all employers have an employee trained in these areas.

43. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/15/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

44. Daybreak Health Services

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Instructional staff interested in learning more about Daybreak services

Dates: 5/16/2024

schools are successful when your students are. Our evidence-based teletherapy programs have proven to drive behavioral improvements, better grades, and higher attendance.

45. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 5/16/2024

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

46. Canva Video Editor - For teachers and Students

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/17/2024

Canva's video editing software allows teachers and students to create and edit videos with ease. Canva's video editor has fantastic editing features that are simple to use for teachers as well as students. We will also explore sample projects that you can do with your students right away!

47. SEL Cohort Meeting

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators

Dates: 5/20/2024

SEL Cohort meetings are a gathering of individuals committed to fostering social and emotional skills in their students, staff, and themselves. These skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and responsible decision-making. The cohort typically engages in activities, discussions, and exercises aimed at enhancing these skills, fostering empathy, improving communication, and building healthy relationships. Through mutual support and shared learning experiences, members of the SEL cohort group aim to cultivate emotional intelligence and resilience, both personally and within their school communities.

48. Nature's Impact - SEL and Academic

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/20/2024

Over the past two decades, the research surrounding the benefits of nature has become increasingly prevalent and applicable. In this session, participants will explore recent studies about the impact that nature has on the social-emotional, physical, academic, and overall health of young people. We will discuss how green spaces affect our brains as well as some ways to increase "nature time" with minimal disruption to classroom lessons and routines.

49. Learn Quizizz and its AI Functions

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/21/2024

With Quizizz AI, you can tap into the limitless potential of artificial intelligence to support, engage, and motivate every learner. You can upload a document, use a weblink, a video or text to create a unique quiz in seconds. Come learn how to create and use Quizizz for all sorts of games, flashcards, and quiz activities.

50. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/21/2024 to 5/22/2024

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

51. Enhancing and Supporting Retention in the Mathematics Classroom through High
Intensity Instructional Techniques

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers

Dates: 5/22/2024

Join us for a dynamic and interactive professional development session designed exclusively for
mathematics teachers of all levels (k-12). This session is focused on equipping educators with
three powerful retention strategies to support student retention of essential mathematical concepts
and skills throughout the academic year. Although the focus is on mathematics, two of the retention
strategies are applicable in all content areas.
During this session, participants will delve into the cognitive processes involved in information
retention, gaining a deeper understanding of specific techniques that can effectively support long
term retention of information. Through collaborative planning time and engaging activities,
teachers will explore practical applications of the strategies within the context of the k-12
mathematics content.
By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of the spaced learning over
time, interleaving practice format, and practice test retrieval techniques as well as their application
in the mathematics classroom. Armed with practical activities and a solid grasp of the underlying
cognitive processes, teachers will be well-prepared to foster durable learning and deepen student
understanding throughout the academic year.
 Participants are encouraged to bring or have electronic access to their Scope and
Sequences or Curriculum Map as well as math program materials to this session.

52. Book Care Workshop

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 5/29/2024

Course description
Book Doctor Workshops provide book care training with the aim of helping you keep your collection in circulation longer. Training includes protection and repair techniques and offers:
- A hands-on experience
- Ideas for protecting books ahead of circulation
- Tried-and-true methods for a variety of repairs

Your training will be tailored to your specific needs, but workshops typically cover how to do basic page repairs, tip-ins, hinge and spine repairs, book jacket and laminate applications, and how to reinforce spines.

Course notes with links to other free resources such as how-to videos, product directories,
and a repair guide will be provided.

Course materials
Hard cover and soft cover books, and small tools will be supplied for you.

Course instructor
Your Book Doctor is Kimberly Young. She's worked in a wide variety of library settings across regionally, socially, and culturally diverse areas of the U.S. Her work focuses on collection development, material processing, and book care. As the Book Doctor, she's traveled the country helping hundreds of attendees build a range of new skills, a better understanding of processing books, and confidence. Kimberly loves meeting all the new people who are as passionate about book care as she is.

53. SLS Mentor Program Meeting #4

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 5/29/2024

One of four meetings for school librarians in the WSWHE BOCES School Library System Mentor program. Meeting agendas are determined by the needs of the librarians and include topics such as classroom management, curriculum development, collaboration, library program improvement, and more. Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained during each session to their library program when they return to the library.

54. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 6/1/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 06/01/2024-06/30/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

55. Orton-Gillingham Training #4

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/24/2024

New
The IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading. Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course includes an additional asynchronous component for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. For virtual training, one person per device, per room for this training in order to ensure the quality of the training and full participation. Breakout rooms will be selected at random. Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training. MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: Computer with a camera and sound (an iPhone/iPad or similar devices are not recommended) 2 highlighters (1 yellow) sticky notes 2-5 x 8 index cards or half sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper https://imse.com/

56. Trail Cameras in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 6/3/2024

Bring live data into your K-12 classroom while simultaneously fostering a deeper understanding of nature for your students. In this session, you will learn about the benefits of nature, how trail cameras work, curricular uses, and ways to acquire them. This PD uses one tool to unite technology, SEL, and academic learning under a single umbrella. Participants will also have time to adapt the lessons to their own grade level/subject areas.

57. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 6/3/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

58. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting (REGIONAL MEETING - Amanda Jones)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/4/2024

Closed
Join SLJ Librarian of the Year Amanda Jones as she shares her biggest takeaways and top words of advice on how to stay proactive vs reactive in standing up for intellectual freedom, tips on how to transform your school's library one step at a time, and advocating for school libraries across the country. Join the discussion and learn about resources for advocacy best practices, protecting yourself as an advocate, building your professional learning network, and making your voice heard in your school, district, state, and across the nation. Together we are a force and we must stand united. Follow her journey as a school librarian who has learned to speak out on behalf of her students and libraries at librarianjones.com.
Bio: Amanda Jones is a 23 year educator and the current Past President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She made national headlines for fighting back against censorship in her community when she became a target of extremists. Amanda is a co-founding member of Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship, a grassroots organization fighting attacks on intellectual freedom in Louisiana. She is the winner of multiple intellectual freedom awards from the ALA, AASL, and the Louisiana Library Association. She serves as the LLA Chapter Councilor for ALA and is a member of the AASL Chapter Assembly. Her book That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Banning in America, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2024. Find out more about her at librarianjones.com.
One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting.

59. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

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

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

60. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 6/13/2024

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

61. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 6/17/2024

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

62. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 6/25/2024

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

63. TCIS Train the Trainer

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Staff wishing to hold TCIS Trainer Status

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/26/2024

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) is a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach school staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis. This intensive five-day train-the-trainer course provides staff with an in-district training capacity in the TCIS curriculum. This program emphasizes crisis prevention through de-escalation skills and teaching student strategies for addressing crisis situations. Physical intervention techniques will also be taught. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to conduct TCIS training in their districts. Participants will learn how to teach TCIS techniques, supervise safe restraint practice sessions, utilize training aids, and evaluate trainees' skills. All participants will be expected to demonstrate competence to become a TCIS trainer. Participants must be capable of moderate physical activity; attendance alone does not qualify a participant as a TCIS trainer. This session has a special cancellation policy and requires cancellation no later than March 17th to ensure no fee is charged. Once the registration deadline has passed we are unable to accommodate drops from the session registration with refunds of fees. Your registration will not be considered complete until you have registered in Frontline, registered with Cornell University and the BOCES has receipt of Cornell's approval to participate in the session. The School Improvement Staff will email you upon confirmation with Cornell. Should a participant fail to complete both steps and have approval from Cornell within a reasonable time frame (5 school days of Frontline registration) your registration will be dropped from Frontline. Pricing may change depending on the contract provided by Cornell University.

64. Continuous Improvement:
Not Just About Accountability

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teams of Educators

Dates: 7/31/2024 to 8/1/2024

This event is a collaborative event between WSWHE, Capital Region, Questar III and HFM BOCES to Sessions to support NYS School Districts in building a system of continuous school improvement. Focus for the session will be on understanding the cycles of continuous improvement and how it fits into decision making in districts and schools (eg. MTSSi, curriculum selection, course catalogs, etc.) Materials recently released to the field will be shared and utilized in this session.