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1. Safe and Supportive Schools: Fostering a Positive School Climate

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Dates: 5/19/2023

What is meant by the term 'school climate'? How can we foster a sense of safety and belonging in our school community? This session will provide an overview of the dimensions of school climate and explore factors that shape perceptions of the school environment. Participants will identify characteristics of a positive school climate and learn basic strategies to engage and connect with students, staff and families.

2. Family Engagement

Program: EANS - Training for Schools Eligible for Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic

Audience: All Staff - Teachers, TAs, Paraprofessionals, Admin, Student Support Staff in EANS eligible schools.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This training is offered specifically to staff of EANS eligible schools. This is a series focusing on the most effective strategy for engaging families: relationships. Participants will learn skills for building strong family-teacher relationships such as communication, problem-solving and empathy while exploring their own experiences and biases. Then, facilitators will explore strategies to facilitate and evaluate family engagement and/or education activities that are meaningful, culturally-responsive and aligned with student outcomes. This workshop includes a brief overview of the topic and best practices in family engagement; identifying parent needs and opportunities for parent education; and how to plan and/or monitor progress, identify evidence of culturally responsive teaching in their classrooms, as well as set goals for new strategies they would like to explore.

3. Chairperson TSG- January (Malone Group)

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage.

Dates: 1/9/2024

This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Chairperson TSG who attended the initial meetings in the Malone Bus Garage. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Chairperson TSG. Participants involved in the NC Chairperson TSG will develop systems, processes, and procedures to improve and enhance the CSE/CPSE process, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities and family engagement.

4. Art Educator Network

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: Religious and Independent School Art Professionals in New York State

Dates: 2/8/2024 to 5/16/2024

The Art Educator Network provides a forum for art professionals in NYS religious and independent schools to connect and collaborate. Each session will focus on a current topic in art education, with time for open-ended discussion and resource sharing. Whether you are a seasoned art teacher or a new educator just starting out, the Art Educator Network is a valuable resource for advancing your classroom practice. Join us to connect with other art professionals, share ideas and resources, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in art education.

5. March TSG for Chairpersons - Malone Group

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: Chairpersons in the North County region who are new to the position (two years or less), who work in specifically targeted districts.

Dates: 3/11/2024

Targeted skills group designed to provide knowledge and technical assistance to chairperson new to the position in the North Country.

6. March TSG for Chairpersons - SLL BOCES group

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: Chairpersons in the North County region who are new to the position (two years or less) and who work in specifically targeted districts.

Dates: 3/14/2024

Targeted skills group designed to provide knowledge and technical assistance to chairpersons new to the position in the North Country.

7. Assessment and Grading in Differentiated Classrooms - Text-Based Discussions

Program: Upstate PDRC

Audience: NYS Religious and Independent School Leaders and Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/1/2024

Are you moving to a more differentiated classroom and wondering how that might impact your grading practices? Join us to explore how to align assessment and grading in differentiated classrooms. Participants will read brief essays (5-10 pages) by various practitioners in the field, then come together to reflect on how to connect the ideas to their own classroom practice. This series is designed for teachers or leaders who are interested in rethinking their grading systems to make them more equitable and beneficial for teachers, students, and their families.
March 26 Selected Reading: A Call to Action for Equitable Grading by Joe Feldman.
April 16 Selected Reading: Grading and Differentiation: Paradox or Good Practice? by Carol Ann Tomlinson.
May 1 Selected Reading: The Right Way to do Re-Dos by Rick Wormeli.

8. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: General and special education administrators, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers.

Dates: 4/23/2024

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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; and the exiting credentials available in NYS and the requirements for each option.

9. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction; Understanding the Science of Reading (2.5 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Best suited for administrators and curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/30/2024

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 needed in order to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact they have on reading proficiency. The training will also provide the context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact it has on equity for all students. 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.

10. Special Education Mediation for Families

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Families and caregivers of students with disabilities

Dates: 4/30/2024

This training provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Special Education Mediation process, to encourage the use of this voluntary process statewide. This training is being delivered through a collaboration of the North Country School Age Family and Community Engagement Center and the North Country Regional Partnership Center.

11. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture (1 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All school staff, including teachers, administrators, service providers, support staff, etc.

Dates: 5/1/2024

Family engagement has a positive impact on children's learning and skill development. Educators do not always come from the same cultural background as their students/families and this can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstanding. This training will introduce concepts of communication and culture that may impact interaction with families and will explore strategies for effective collaboration to support student success.

12. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction for the Malone CSD

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Malone CSD Staff. Appropriate for special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, and administrators.

Dates: 5/3/2024

This session is being delivered specifically to Malone Central School personnel. This training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. This is Day 1 of a 2-day series.

13. Consultant Teacher Services: Supporting Classroom and Curriculum Participation for Plattsburgh CSD

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Plattsburgh CSD special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators

Dates: 5/6/2024

(Presented specifically for the Plattsburgh CSD) Participants will identify the reasons for consultant teacher services; become familiar with NYS regulations for consultant teacher services; define direct and indirect consultant teacher services; recognize the roles and responsibilities of consultant teacher service provision; identify how consultant teachers services are included in an IEP; understand the importance of collaboration and co-planning efforts; and describe the application of effective consultant teacher services in the classroom.

14. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction-Day 1

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators

Dates: 5/7/2024

This training is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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. This is day 1 of a 2-day training.

15. Family Engagement Communication and Culture

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Dates: 5/7/2024

This professional development training 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.

16. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction-Day 2

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, administrators

Dates: 5/9/2024

This training is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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. This is day 2 of a 2-day training.

17. Transition Assessment Essentials (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators responsible for developing IEPs for transition age students, administrators overseeing transition planning/practices

Dates: 5/9/2024

This training introduces the topic of transition assessment. Transition assessments for education and training, employment, and independent living will be reviewed. Case scenarios will be utilized to illustrate the use of transition assessment results to develop the IEP.

18. Special Education Preschool Process - In-Person Training

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) chairpersons, county representatives, program administrators, educators and other preschool service providers

Dates: 5/9/2024

This in-person training package is intended to assist stakeholders in understanding the preschool special education process delineated in education laws and regulations; knowing the roles and responsibilities of the various members of the Committee; developing practices which encourage communication, parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships. This presentation is modeled after the Office of Special Education (OSE) Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson training.

19. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction for the Malone CSD

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Malone CSD Staff. Appropriate for special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, and administrators.

Dates: 5/10/2024

This course is being delivered specifically to Malone CSD personnel. This training is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. 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. This is day 2 of a 2-day training.

20. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading Success

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators Pre-K through grade 6.

Dates: 5/10/2024

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.

21. Specially Designed Instruction: Next Steps (2 Zoom sessions of 3 hours each)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators providing instruction for students with disabilities

Dates: 5/14/2024 to 5/16/2024

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.  

22. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- May

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 5/14/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

23. Special Education 101: Training of the Parent Member

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for families of students with disabilities and interested stakeholders.

Dates: 5/14/2024

This training is intended to provide family members and interested stakeholders with an understanding of the special education process and the role and requirements of a Parent Member; and an opportunity to learn techniques and strategies to become an effective participant in the CPSE/CSE process.

24. Transition in the IEP

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Special education administrators, special education and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers, school psychologists, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, and families.

Dates: 5/23/2024

The purpose of Transition in the IEP Series is to gain an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the components within a transition IEP. Attendees will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

25. Phonological Awareness: Establishing Foundations for Reading (Two 2 hour Zooms)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators providing, planning, overseeing, or supporting literacy instruction

Dates: 5/23/2024 to 5/30/2024

This training is intended to help participants gain a greater understanding of what phonological awareness is and how crucial this skill set 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.

26. CPSE / CSE Chairperson IN-PERSON Training (3 days)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE, CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. May also be appropriate for Chairperson support staff seeking to learn about the special education process and Committee responsibilities.

Dates: 5/30/2024 to 6/13/2024

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This NYSED-vetted training has been developed to provide NEW Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State laws and regulations. This is an IN-PERSON training that will consist of 3 full-day sessions.

27. Family Guide to Transition Planning - Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: This session is intended for: Families, special and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, agency/community service providers, or case managers.

Dates: 6/4/2024

The purpose of the Family Guide to Transition Planning-Preparing Students with Disabilities for Life After High School is to assist families in understanding the transition planning process specifically from high school to life after high school. When families are knowledgeable about the transition process and invited to participate by Educational Organizations (EOs), students with disabilities experience improved post-school outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living.

28. Creating the IEP (Preschool)

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, service providers, municipal representatives.

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/5/2024

This 2-day training contains the materials needed to provide professional learning on creating a quality IEP. Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide preschool students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.

29. Dimensions of Equity in Education (1 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/5/2024

Training participants will develop understanding of the concepts of equity, culture and socio-cultural awareness in schools. Portions of the NYSED Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework will be reviewed to begin to explore CR mindsets, classroom practices, family engagement, and diversity in curriculum. Educators will also be grounded in the goals of culturally responsive pedagogy in terms of fostering independent learning and rigor.

Administrators and leadership will understand the importance of equity, culture, and socio-cultural awareness in terms of educator development, goal setting, and support.

30. Transition Assessment for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (3 hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators responsible for transition planning for students with significant disabilities

Dates: 6/11/2024

This training covers transition assessment for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Assessment resources for use with students with significant disabilities will be shared.

31. 2023-2024 Transition TSG- June

Program: Technical Skills Group (TSG) Catalog - North Country RPC

Audience: This session is intended for school districts participating in the 2023-2024 NC RPC Transition TSG: Ausable Valley, Chazy, Crown Point, Madrid Waddington, Morristown, Parishville-Hopkinton, Saranac, and Tupper Lake.

Dates: 6/11/2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registrants must work in a district that is participating in the 2023-24 NCRPC Transition TSG. Participants involved in the NC Transition TSG will gain knowledge of state and federal transition laws and regulations and tips to engage families and communities within the transition planning process. Participants will deepen their understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies related to quality transition services and planning.

32. FBA BIP Toolkit (1 hr independent learning launches 5/27 + 1 hr live Zoom on 6/13)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Individuals responsible for developing FBAs and BIPs, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators

Dates: 6/13/2024

This training provides a brief, step-by-step overview of the FBA and BIP process. It consists of a one-hour recorded presentation that participants engage in independently, followed by a one-hour live Zoom session to participate in a discussion and application exercise with the trainers. The independent recording will be released to registrants on May 27th. Your registration for this 1-hour live Zoom session on June 13th will get you access to the recorded material. Participants must watch the recording and attend the live Zoom session to receive CTLE credit.

33. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (3-hour Zoom)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators responsible for overseeing instruction of students with disabilities, supervision of teachers of SWDs, or implementation of special education programs and services; CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 6/13/2024

This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students with Disabilities and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student needs. Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education instruction, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain skills for supervision of the implementation of SDI.

34. Phonics & Word Recognition: Establishing the Foundations for Reading Success

Program: North Country Regional Partnership Center

Audience: All educators - Pre-K through grade 6.

Dates: 6/14/2024

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Science of Reading; specifically, what phonics and word recognition is and how crucial this skill set 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 phonics and word recognition. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonics 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. There is required pre-work consisting of watching the Sold a Story podcasts - 6 Episodes and 2 Bonuses that will take about 6-7 hours in total. https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/

35. Phonics & Word Recognition: Establishing the Foundations for Reading Success (Two 2.5 hour Zooms)

Program: Capital District Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Educators providing, planning, overseeing, or supporting reading instruction

Dates: 6/18/2024 to 6/20/2024

This training is intended to help participants gain a greater understanding of what phonics and word recognition is and how crucial this skill set 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 phonics and word recognition. The training will also provide context for the importance of using assessments to improve the effectiveness of phonics instruction for students.