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1. Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for School Age Students

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

Dates: 2/1/2022

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Participants will:

•Understand the Committee on Special Education (CSE) process and a parent or guardian's role with the development of the IEP.

•Identify the different components of the IEP

•Discuss how to develop relationships and practices that build home-school collaboration and support the student with a disability

•Participate in the transition planning process for students beginning the year they turn 15.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

2. Student Directed IEPs for Families

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

Dates: 2/2/2022

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Participants will:​
-Identify ways to meaningfully engage and promote their child's participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) development and Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting​
-Identify and discuss how to build and encourage their child's self-determination skills​
-Receive materials and resources to promote student-directed IEPs

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

3. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/3/2022

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Participants will be able to apply the Competing Behavior Pathway to promote positive desired behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

4. Preschool Special Education Process

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

Dates: 2/3/2022 to 2/10/2022

The Preschool Special Education Process training is designed to gain a foundational understanding of the IEP Process including but not limited to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), the roles and responsibilities of all parties.
Participants will:
-Understand the preschool special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations
-Know the role of the Chairperson, the Preschool Provider, the Evaluator, the County, the parents, and the Committee
-Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships
-Have an understanding that the Committee is charged with making high quality decisions that will result in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student This training is ideal to engage preschool partners including: Special education administrators, preschool special education evaluators, special education and general education teachers, early childhood professionals, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, municipality representatives, guidance/school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

5. Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do it

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/4/2022

Introductory PD on instructional matching:
*Participants will be able to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions
*Participants will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem.
*Participants will learn how to titrate the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

6. CPSE to CSE for Parents - PARENT ONLY

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

Dates: 2/4/2022

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.

7. CDOS Module 3: Work-Based Learning

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/8/2022

1. Participants will identify the two requirements of the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential that require students to have Work Based Learning (WBL) Experiences
2. Participants will recognize that all WBL experiences should be structured, school or community based, and have quality components evident for students to gain the knowledge needed for entry level employment. The programs should also allow for work experiences that are individualized to the student's strengths, interests, preferences and needs.
3. Participants will identify and reference the New York State (NYS) WBL manual which lists types of WBL programs and the specific requirements for each of those programs.

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

8. Standards Based IEPs

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/11/2022

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This training will guide participants in how to develop an IEP with the incorporation of grade level standards to help students receive specially designed instruction necessary to access their grade level curriculum. Participants should attend "Creating the IEP" prior to attending or have a strong understanding of how to develop a quality IEP.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

9. Dimensions of Equity in Education

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/16/2022

This Training Package is organized into 3 parts:
Section 1: Grounding in around Equity & Culture as well as the NYSED Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE) which informs our work as Culturally Responsive Practitioners.
Section 2: Participants will explore concepts of Equity in their organization's policies and procedures through unpacking Zaretta Hammond's Dimensions of Equity Tool
Section 3: Review a case study of Socio-Cultural Awareness which is an understanding of the role culture plays in educational processes & systems.
Note: link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

10. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 2/16/2022

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This training is intended for administrators who want to further develop their knowledge of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.
Administrators will be able to: -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 implementation of SDI"
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

11. Parent and Family Engagement within the FBA & BIP Process

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

Dates: 2/16/2022

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Families, Caregivers, and Guardians, will understand the definition of an FBA/BIP, when it is needed, and how it is conducted/developed and the role they play as part of the various teams. Participants will also understand how the FBA/BIP process is part of the Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE) /Committee for Special Education (CSE) process, as well as the guidance regarding the New York State (NYS) Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 200.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

12. Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for School Age Students

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

Dates: 2/17/2022

Participants will:
•Understand the Committee on Special Education (CSE) process and a parent or guardian's role with the development of the IEP.
•Identify the different components of the IEP
•Discuss how to develop relationships and practices that build home-school collaboration and support the student with a disability
•Participate in the transition planning process for students beginning the year they turn 15.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

13. Parent Member - Required Asynchronous pre-work with Synchronous

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

Dates: 3/3/2022

Training of the Parent Member of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE). This training is designed to certify individuals to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member while ensuring that all members of the CPSE/CSE team work together effectively.
**Participants planning to be CPSE/CSE Parent Members will receive a certificate to share with their school district.
Participants will:
*Understand the role and requirements of a Parent Member and the special education process *Learn techniques and strategies to become an effective participant in the CPSE/CSE process
Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Sessions:
NOTE:Around 2 hours of asynchronous (on your own) work will need to be completed prior to the synchronous (Zoom) meeting on March3rd. Link to access asynchronous modules will be sent to participants by February 9, 2022. Participants will only receive the Parent Member certificate if all asynchronous and synchronous work is complete.

14. Function Based Thinking in Preschool

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

Dates: 3/4/2022

Participants will be able to:
*Describe challenging behaviors.
*Understand the behavior pathway and use it to determine the function of behaviors.
*Understand and engage with the function-based thinking process to prevent or extinguish unwanted behaviors.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

15. CPSE to CSE Transition

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

Dates: 3/9/2022

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 be delivered virtually and 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 and professionals will come away from this workshop with a better understanding of what to expect as children move on to kindergarten from preschool special education.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

16. Diploma and Credential Options (CDOS Module 1)

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/15/2022 to 3/16/2022

The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will:
*Understand Multiple Pathways to graduation as delineated in New York State (NYS) law and regulations;
*Understand Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities as delineated in New York State (NYS) law and regulations;
*Understand the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential as delineated in New York State (NYS) law and regulations;
*Recognize the eight different components which comprise self-determination;
*Recognize the importance and impact of supporting the self-determination of students to aid in the identification of a Pathway and throughout the transition planning process."

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of sessin.

17. What Does it Mean to be Culturally Responsive

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/17/2022

Will support the development of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining mindsets, practices, and strategies to be implemented in Educational Organizations
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

18. Integrating Trauma-Sensitivity within a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Framework

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 3/23/2022

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This training explores the ways in which a public health crisis, school crisis and/or types of civic unrest may be significant sources of stress and/or trauma for the students whom we support. Additionally, it explains the biological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of trauma on student development and the ways they in turn affect a student's academic and behavioral functioning in the classroom. The content explains how to use the data, systems, and practices components of a multi-tiered systems approach to behavior to provide differentiated evidence-based supports. The package allows Educational Organizations to explore and determine if their school-wide Tier 1 practices reflect a trauma-sensitive approach to responding to student behavior
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

19. Transition for Families

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

Dates: 3/24/2022

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The goals of this training are to ensure that guardians, family members and students can work with their CSE to collaboratively: 1. Assess their child's strengths, interests, and needs; 2. Establish measurable post-secondary goals and annual goals; and 3. Identify appropriate transition services and coordinated activities.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

20. Self-Determination

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/5/2022

This training covers principles of self-determination and provides small group activities and action plans to implement self-determination concepts.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent prior to day of session.

21. Educational Benefit

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/7/2022

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The Educational Benefit IEP Reflection: Strategies for Improving Education Programs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education (CSE) professional development training package is intended 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: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

22. Special Education Mediation for Families

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

Dates: 4/20/2022

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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: Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): The Basics, Resolving Disputes Under IDEA and IDEA Special Education Basic Mediation Procedures
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

23. Introduction to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/21/2022

Introduce the foundational elements of cultural responsiveness and explore the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. In doing so, it is meant to facilitate connections between Cultural Responsiveness and meeting the needs of students with disabilities, while also providing an opportunity for critical reflection on the extent to which culturally responsive practices are present within the Educational Organization(s).
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

24. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/21/2022 to 4/28/2022

This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. Participants will:  
•Define and describe specially designed instruction. 
•Identify what instructional strategies may work to close gaps based on different characteristics of each student. 
•Examine what SDI looks like in the classroom.  
•Examine the elements of the IEP and recognize how and where SDI for the student should be included in the IEP.  
•Apply their knowledge of SDI to complete student summary sheets and write comprehensive IEPs. 
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

25. FBA/BIP/PM Training Series

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/22/2022 to 6/10/2022

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A Three-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. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway
Part 3: 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: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

26. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Families of Young Children

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

Dates: 4/22/2022

This training is specifically for PRESCHOOL providers and will focus on embedding explicit vocabulary instruction into primarily Tier I instruction:
Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction for their young children and describe ways to incorporate explicit vocabulary instruction in the home.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session

27. Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Preschoolers

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

Dates: 4/26/2022

Participants will:
- Understand the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process and your role within the process​
- Identify the different components of the IEP​
- Discuss how to develop relationships and practices that build home-school collaboration and support the student​

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

28. Classroom Management

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/27/2022

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This is a training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies including:
1) arranging the physical environment,
2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules,
3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

29. Diploma and Credential Options

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

Dates: 4/27/2022

Participants will recognize and identify:
•The definition of self-determination and its relation to determining individualized diploma and graduation options
•The credit requirements for graduation in NYS
•The Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students
•The appeal eligibility criteria for all students
•The safety net options for students with disabilities
•The exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

30. Creating the IEP

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 4/28/2022

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Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

31. Creating the IEP - For PRESCHOOL

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

Dates: 5/3/2022

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FOR PRESCHOOL: Preschool providers and administrators will develop their understanding of a quality preschool IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Focus will include goals, accommodations and progress monitoring.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

32. Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/5/2022

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Participants will:
•know the purpose of test accommodations.
•define test accommodations.
•understand their role in supporting a student with their testing accommodations.
•recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

33. Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Disabilities

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

Dates: 5/5/2022

Participants will:
•recognize the eight different components which comprise self-determination;
•access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination; and
•develop skills to design self-determination plans for students.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

34. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/11/2022

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Participants will recognize and identify:
•Analyze the importance of students' self-determination skills in making the SES a meaningful and relevant document
•Learn the federal and state requirements for the SES
•Recognize and identify the required components of the SES
•Identify a process for the development and issuance of the SES that that is student-centered
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

35. Classroom Management

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/18/2022

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This is a training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies including:
4) active supervision,
5) behavior specific praise,
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

36. Family Engagement: Communication & Culture

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 5/26/2022

This package of materials is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session

37. Classroom Management

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 6/1/2022

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This is a training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies including:
6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior,
7) class-wide group contingencies,
8) multiple opportunities to respond.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

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

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 6/2/2022

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The purpose of this training is to educate families of students with disabilities on the essential information of NYSAA including, what NYSAA is, what the test entails, and how it will affect a student's postsecondary planning. Additionally, the training will review all state assessment options, the eligibility and decision-making process, and graduation/student exit options.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

39. Positive Solutions for Families: Pyramid Model

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

Dates: 6/3/2022

This training is designed to provide an overview of evidence-based, family friendly practices to promote positive and effective parenting behaviors. Participants will receive information and materials to promote children's social and emotional skills, understand their child's challenging behavior and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

40. Special Education Mediation for Families

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

Dates: 6/9/2022

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: Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): The Basics, Resolving Disputes Under IDEA and IDEA Special Education Basic Mediation Procedures
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

41. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 6/15/2022

This training is intended for administrators who want to further develop their knowledge of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.

Administrators will be able to:
-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 implementation of SDI
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.