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1. The Language of Classroom Management: Promoting Positive Teacher-Student Interactions and Relationships

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 11/28/2023 to 3/5/2024

This training is being offered virtually in 6 one hour sessions. Each session we will delve into a different evidence-based classroom management strategy to promote positive behavior. This multi-session training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support and classroom management strategies.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.
NOTE: CTLE credit will be based on number of sessions attended.

2. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators @ OCM BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/27/2024

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Are you responsible for the supervision of educators working with students with disabilities? Then you need to know about the development and use of specially designed instruction(SDI). This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.
Participants will:
- Define SDI
- Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education - Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting
- Gain necessary skills for supervision of the implementation of SDI.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at OCM BOCES, 200 Elwood Davis Road, Onondaga Conference Room, Liverpool, NY 13088

3. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/27/2024

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This training examines the different diploma and credential options that are available to all students.
Participants will understand the
- credit requirements for graduation in NYS
- Multiple pathways to graduation, 4 + 1 option requirements
- appeal eligibility criteria
- safety net options for students with disabilities
- exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each This training is ideal for school counselors, administrators, school psychologists, special education and general education teachers, other related service providers, families, and students.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent not later than morning of session.

4. Creating the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Preschool

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 2/28/2024

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FOR PRESCHOOL: Preschool providers, administrators and CPSE Chairpersons will develop their understanding of a quality Preschool IEP designed to provide preschool students who have disabilities access to the age appropriate activities and curriculum. Focus will include present levels of performance, management needs, effect of student needs on participation, goals and objectives, supplementary aids/accommodations and progress monitoring.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

5. CPSE to CSE Transition

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 3/1/2024

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This training is geared toward professionals who participate and support the transition from preschool to kindergarten, including CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, preschool special education providers and preschool teachers. The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be a time of excitement but it can also be a source of anxiety.  Transitions are made easier when families and providers work together throughout the process.  This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition meeting, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and the development of the school age IEP. 
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

6. Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness @TST BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/5/2024

In Values, Equity, and Cultural Responsiveness participants will:
• Learn about values as an element of culture.
• Complete an activity of identifying core values.
• Reflect on the role of values in the culture in education systems.
• Examine resources & action plan to bring values & Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education practices to work with students and families.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at TST BOCES Tompkins 555 Warren Road Seneca Smart Room Ithaca, NY 14850
Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education. To build awareness that student growth should be reflected across multiple years of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Furthermore, it is intended to guide participants to the realization that throughout the IEP there should be indicators of how the student learns, what their needs are, and the specialized instruction that their disability requires.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at OCM BOCES, 200 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088, Onondaga Room

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

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/6/2024

This training provides an overview of the key elements of self-determination and how to apply them working with students.
Participants will
- identify the 8 components of self-determination
- review materials and resources to promote self-determination
- develop skills to design self-determination plans for students. This training is ideal for special and general education teachers, administrators, related service personnel, agency representatives, families and students.
NOTE: link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

9. CPSE to CSE for Parents

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 3/7/2024

The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be a time of excitement but it can also be a source of anxiety.  Transitions are made easier when families and providers understand the process.  This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP.  Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

10. Transition Planning for Life After High School: An Introduction to The Process for Families (Transition for Families)

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/7/2024

Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one's future while still in high school. In this training, you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:
- What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
- When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
- Who is involved in the transition process?
- What does transition planning look like in the IEP?
This training is open to all families, school staff and community service providers that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle School and High School.
NOTE: link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.
Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one's future while still in high school. In this training, you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:
- What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
- When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
- Who is involved in the transition process?
- What does transition planning look like in the IEP?
This training is open to all families, school staff and community service providers that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle School and High School.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Wellwood Middle School, LGI Room, 700 S. Manlius St, Fayetteville, NY 13066

12. Consultant Teacher Services: Supporting Classroom and Curriculum Participation @ Mexico Academy and Central School District

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/11/2024

Consultant teacher services play an important, albeit often misunderstood, role in supporting special education students' participation in the general education classroom and curriculum.  Participants will examine the purpose and goals of including consultant teacher services in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). The training will define consultant teacher services according to New York State regulations as well as offer insight into what effective consultant teacher services look like in the classroom. Participants will learn how to determine if consultant teacher services are appropriate for meeting a student with a disability's unique educational needs, what information about consultant teacher services should be included in an IEP, and the roles and responsibilities of educators in providing these services. We will also explore how teachers can engage in effective collaboration and co-planning to ensure the effective delivery of high-quality consultant teacher services. It is recommended that special and general educators attend together.
Participants will be able to: 
- Identify the reasons for using consultant teacher services
- Familiarize with New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education for consultant teacher services
- Define direct and indirect consultant teacher services
- Recognize the roles and responsibilities of educators providing consultant teacher services
- Identify how consultant teacher services are included in an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
- Understand collaboration and co-planning in consultant teacher services
- Describe the application of effective consultant teacher services in the classroom
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Mexico Academy and Central School District 16 Fravor Road Mexico, NY 13114

13. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading Success @ Syracuse University

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/12/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading; specifically, what phonological awareness is and how crucial this skillset is to the foundation of reading success. Participants will explore what skills to teach when, and how to teach these skills for students to master phonological awareness. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonological instruction for students. To overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Syracuse University Whitman School of Management 721 University Ave Milton Room Syracuse, NY 13244

14. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/19/2024

Participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway in order to identify behavioral interventions to promote desired behavior. It will be helpful for participants to already be familiar with the behavior pathway and the foundations of function-based thinking in behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

15. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading @ TST BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/20/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES 555 Warren Road Seneca Smart Room Ithaca, NY 14850

16. Transition in the IEP - Four-Part Series @ CO BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/20/2024

The Transition in the IEP: Four-Part Series is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the essential components as required by the SPP Indicator 13.
Participants will identify:
- Key components of high-quality Transition IEPs and understand the transition planning process
- High quality transition assessments and key elements of the Present Levels of Performance
- Necessary components needed to develop and write measurable postsecondary goals
- Relationship between transition needs and the development of annual goals
- Key concepts related to the Coordinated Set of Activities
- Importance of student voice, family and agency collaboration
- Be able to directly apply and implement these practices to ensure student success with postsecondary goals
This training is ideal for special education and general education teachers, administrators, related service provides, school psychologists, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, and families.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES 1879 W Genesee St Rd. Conference Rooms 1 & 2 Auburn, NY 13021 Please note that this training will have asynchronous components. Pieces of this training (a portion of part two, and all of part four) will be provided to participants via Google Drive during the in-person portion of the training.

17. The Language of Classroom Management: Promoting Positive Teacher-Student Interactions and Relationships @ TST BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/22/2024

This multiple module training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies. The strategies include: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, 8) multiple opportunities to respond.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at TST BOCES, 555 Warren Road, Seneca Smart Room, Ithaca, Ny 14850
Post-Secondary Transition is planning and preparing for one's future while still in high school. In this training, you will learn about the transition process for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). You will also learn the answers to the following questions and more:
- What does Post-Secondary Transition mean?
- When should planning begin for transition from school to the adult world?
- Who is involved in the transition process?
- What does transition planning look like in the IEP?
This training is open to all families, school staff and community service providers that want to learn about transition planning for students with IEPs and is highly recommended for families of students in Middle School and High School.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Rd, Dewitt NY, 13078 - Children's Programming Room

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

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/30/2024

This training provides an overview of the key elements of self-determination and how to apply them working with students. Participants will
- identify the 8 components of self-determination
- review materials and resources to promote self-determination
- develop skills to design self-determination plans for students.
This training is ideal for special and general education teachers, administrators, related service personnel, agency representatives, families and students.
NOTE: link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

20. Preschool Special Education Process

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 4/3/2024

The Preschool Special Education Process training is designed to gain a foundational understanding of the CPSE Process. Participants will:
- Understand the role of the Chairperson, the Preschool Provider, the Evaluator, the County and the parents as members of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
- Learn about early childhood transitions, continuum of services and the requirements of the committee
- Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships This training is ideal to engage preschool partners in dialogue and partnership for the educational benefit of preschool students with disabilities, including: special education administrators, CPSE Chairpersons, preschool special education evaluators, special education and general education teachers, early childhood professionals, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, municipality representatives, agency/community service providers or case managers.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

21. Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness @ Citi South Campus Phoenix Extension

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/3/2024

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Participants will:
● Define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity.
● Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses.
● Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at CiTi South Campus Phoenix Extension 70 County Route 59 Room 117 Phoenix, NY 13135

22. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Community Library of Jamesville Dewitt

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/3/2024

This training examines the different diploma and credential options that are available to all students.
Participants will understand the
- credit requirements for graduation in NYS
- Multiple pathways to graduation, 4 + 1 option requirements
- appeal eligibility criteria
- safety net options for students with disabilities
- exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each This training is ideal for school counselors, administrators, school psychologists, special education and general education teachers, other related service providers, families, and students.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Rd, Dewitt NY, 13078, Community Room

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

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/3/2024

The purpose of this training is to educate families of students with the most severe disabilities on the essential information of New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA). Families and those that support them will:
- Review the state assessment options
- Identify the purpose and structure of NYSAA and what it entails
- Become familiar with the process for determining whether a student is eligible for NYSAA
- Explore student exit options and how a NYSAA designation impacts student postsecondary planning
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

24. Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention @ OCM BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

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

A four-part series on understanding the FBA, BIP and PM process as it relates to the NYS part 200 regulations. Part 1: Understanding the Behavior Pathway: Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway) Part 2: Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment: Understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA; learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP Part 3: Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan: Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway Part 4: Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan: Develop the skills necessary to 1) ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and 2) progress monitor a student's response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement/desired behaviors.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at OCM BOCES, 200 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088, Onondaga Room

25. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading @ Syracuse University

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/9/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective
NOTE: this training will be held in person at Syracuse University Whitman School of Management 721 University Ave Milton Room Syracuse, NY 13244

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

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/10/2024

This training serves as a tool to help educational organizations understand and utilize resources that may assist in utilizing web-based tools to enhance WBL activities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive resource, but rather a tool to develop high-quality WBL opportunities for students to enhance in-person WBL experiences.
This training is ideal for: WBL coordinators, special education and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, guidance/school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, and job coaches. Participants will:
• Define high-quality WBL and its benefits for students with disabilities
• Identify advantages and potential obstacles to utilizing web-based tools in WBL experiences
• Explore technology supported WBL delivery formats to improve outcomes and address barriers
• Discover new resources to assist in developing and enhancing WBL experiences
• Apply strategies to ensure that virtual WBL experiences are successfully integrated into student learning experiences
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

27. CPSE to CSE for Parents

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 4/10/2024

The transition from preschool to kindergarten can be a time of excitement but it can also be a source of anxiety.  Transitions are made easier when families and providers understand the process.  This workshop will help participants to understand the transition process, to be an active member of the transition team, to understand the difference between services in CPSE and CSE, and to understand the purpose of an IEP.  Parents will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as their children move on to kindergarten.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

28. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/11/2024

Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary is designed to inform the development of summaries for students exiting with a diploma, CDOS credential, or Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Participants will:
- understand the federal and state requirements for the Student Exit Summary and its key components
- identify a process to develop a student-centered Exit Summary
This training is ideal for special education teachers, administrators, school counselors, transition coordinators, agency staff, as well as families.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

29. The Language of Classroom Management: Promoting Positive Teacher-Student Interactions and Relationships

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/11/2024 to 4/18/2024

This training is being offered virtually in 6 one hour sessions. Each session we will delve into a different evidence-based classroom management strategy to promote positive behavior. This multi-session training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support and classroom management strategies.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

30. Co-Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach @ OCM BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/30/2024

Do you work in a co-teaching partnership? Do you want to learn how to make the most out of the co-teaching service delivery model? Co-teaching-the arrangement in which a general education teacher and a special education teacher or other specialist (e.g. English as a New Language [ENL] teachers, speech language pathologists etc.) work together to educate students with special needs. The co-taught classroom not only gives students with disabilities access to the general curriculum, but also provides the specialized instruction they need to succeed. The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a foundational understanding of co-teaching as a service delivery model and the six models used to implement it. This is the first module in a series of Co-Teaching modules.
Participants will be able to:
- understand co-teaching as a service delivery model.
- learn the 6 models of co-teaching and how to effectively implement them.
- gain skills for matching the co-teaching models to elements of their lessons.
- identify a co-teaching model in a given scenario.
***Participants are encouraged to attend as co-teaching partnerships, as there will be time in the afternoon to plan together.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at OCM BOCES - 200 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool NY 13088 Onondaga Room

31. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading Success @ TST BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/30/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading; specifically, what phonological awareness is and how crucial this skillset is to the foundation of reading success. Participants will explore what skills to teach when, and how to teach these skills for students to master phonological awareness. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonological instruction for students. To overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES 555 Warren Road Seneca Smart Room Ithaca, NY 14850

32. Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/8/2024


Understand the FBA, BIP and PM process as it relates to the NYS part 200 regulations.
Understanding the Behavior Pathway: Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway)
Conducting the Functional Behavior Assessment:
Understand and develop the skills necessary to complete the FBA
Learn the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway (CBP) from which to develop the BIP
Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan
Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway
Implementation and Progress Monitoring of the Behavior Intervention Plan
Develop the skills necessary to ensure the BIP is implemented with fidelity and progress monitor a student's response to the plan with regard to changes in both the problem and replacement/desired behaviors
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session

33. Special Education Mediation for Families

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/1/2024

Special education mediation is a resource for parents of children with disabilities and school representatives to work out differences in a collaborative way. This training provides information on the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) Special Education Mediation to encourage the use of this voluntary process statewide.  This training will include but is not limited to the following topics: The Basics of IDEA, Resolving Disputes Under IDEA and IDEA Special Education Basic Mediation Procedures.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

34. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators @ Syracuse University

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/6/2024

Specially designed instruction (SDI) is the teaching strategies and methods used by teachers to instruct students who receive special education services.
In this training participants will:
● understand the concepts of specially designed instruction.
● understand that there is both federal and state regulation around SDI.
● be able to examine what SDI might look like in the classroom and in the home.
● understand their value as engaged meaningful partners in the special education process and education of their child.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Syracuse University, Huntington Hall, room 070B, Syracuse NY 13244

35. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - Modules 2-4 Refresher

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/8/2024

This training is designed for CPSE/CSE chairpersons focused on promoting meaningful family engagement in the CPSE/CSE process and quality special education services for all students with disabilities. It utilizes a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and a chairperson's role within that process that is consistent with State law and regulation.
Participants will be able to:
1) Understand the special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations.
2) Know the role of the Chairperson and the Committee
3) Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships 4) Identify strategies for leading the Committee in making high quality decisions that will result in an IEP that meets New York State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

36. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/8/2024

Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary is designed to inform the development of summaries for students exiting with a diploma, CDOS credential, or Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Participants will:
- understand the federal and state requirements for the Student Exit Summary and its key components
- identify a process to develop a student-centered Exit Summary
This training is ideal for special education teachers, administrators, school counselors, transition coordinators, agency staff, as well as families.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

37. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities @ Wellwood Middle School

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/8/2024

This training examines the different diploma and credential options that are available to all students.
Participants will understand the
- credit requirements for graduation in NYS
- Multiple pathways to graduation, 4 + 1 option requirements
- appeal eligibility criteria
- safety net options for students with disabilities
- exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each This training is ideal for school counselors, administrators, school psychologists, special education and general education teachers, other related service providers, families, and students.
NOTE: Wellwood Middle School, LGI Room, 700 S. Manlius St, Fayetteville, NY 13066

38. What is an IEP? For Families of Preschool Students

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 5/9/2024

Designed for parents of preschool children to provide families an overview of the process for developing an IEP at the preschool level In addition to parents, this training is also ideal for general education teachers, preschool special education providers, community agencies and others who have an interest in understanding more about the IEP process for preschool students.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

39. Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education @ TST BOCES

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/10/2024

Participants will:
● Explore foundational elements of culture and Culturally Responsive Education.
● Reflect on personal culture & experiences.
● Become familiar with the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at TST BOCES Tompkins 555 Warren Road Seneca Smart Room Ithaca, NY 14850

40. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading Success @ Syracuse University

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/16/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading; specifically, what phonological awareness is and how crucial this skillset is to the foundation of reading success. Participants will explore what skills to teach when, and how to teach these skills for students to master phonological awareness. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonological instruction for students. To overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Syracuse University Whitman School of Management 721 University Ave Milton Room Syracuse, NY 13244

41. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/17/2024

Participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway in order to identify behavioral interventions to promote desired behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

42. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading @ CITI BOCES, Phoenix Site

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/28/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Citi BOCES - Phoenix Site, 700 County Route 59, Room 117, Phoenix, NY 13135

43. Positive Solutions for Families: The Pyramid Model Parent Training Modules

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/11/2024

This training package is designed to provide families and caregivers of young children with evidence-based practices, materials and resources to:
- Promote children's social emotional skills
- Understand challenging behavior
- Use positive approaches to prevent and respond to challenging behavior
-Teach children the skills they need to learn more appropriate behaviors
These practices can be used for all young children. Participants will receive a multitude of downloadable/printable materials and handouts to be able to engage with the practices, including: feelings faces cards, scripted stories, visuals, problem solving kit, household rules template, ""how to"" guides, a family workbook and a family routine guide with suggestions for how to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors in your daily home routine and what skills to teach to improve the behavior. This training is ideal for parents and caregivers of young children as well as any early childhood service provider or teacher who is looking for information to support families of young children.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.
Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education. To build awareness that student growth should be reflected across multiple years of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Furthermore, it is intended to guide participants to the realization that throughout the IEP there should be indicators of how the student learns, what their needs are, and the specialized instruction that their disability requires.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at OCM BOCES, 200 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088, Onondaga Room

45. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Parents

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 6/5/2024

This training is designed to enable parents of preschool and elementary students to foster vocabulary development at home.
Participants will:
-gain knowledge in the importance of vocabulary instruction for their young children in the preschool and elementary grades. -gain strategies and ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction in the home and while in the community.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent not later than morning of session.

46. Universal Screening: Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits @ Syracuse University

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 6/11/2024

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an overview of what universal screening is and how to adopt this practice in their schools. Participants in all levels of an educational organization will receive support in support in how to, a) identify a universal screening measure to adopt, b) establish a plan for implementing universal screening practices, and/or, c) understand the basics of how to interpret and apply information from a universal screening measure.
At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to:
1. Define universal screening.
2. Describe the purpose of universal screening.
3. Describe the features of a high-quality universal screening measure.
4. Identify tools to guide them in selecting a universal screening measure.
5. Describe ways in which data from a universal screening measure can be used.
NOTE: This training will be held in person at Syracuse University 370 Huntington Hall 070B Huntington Hall Syracuse, NY 13244