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1. CRSE - Module 5 - Ongoing Professional Learning - REGISTER BY 6.18.21

Program: Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment (TRLE)

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/21/2021

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Overview:

From the NYSED CRSE Framework, "Ongoing professional learning is rooted in the idea that teaching and learning is an adaptive process needing constant reexamination (Moll, et al., 1992; Gay, 2010). It allows learners to develop and sharpen a critically conscious lens toward instruction, curriculum, assessment, history, culture, and institutions. Learners must be self-directed and take on opportunities that directly impact learning outcomes.”

In this session, we will share conversation around two questions:

1. What are strategies for holding ourselves accountable to culturally responsive and sustaining education?

2. How can we continuously educate ourselves and grow our professional learning network?

Please note:

- Registrants will be provided with the Zoom link prior to the session start time.

2. Designing Civic Readiness Projects for Secondary Students - * Register by June 21st *

Program: SCI: Social Studies

Audience: Grades 7-12 Social Studies and ELA Teachers, Library Media Specialists

Dates: 6/29/2021 to 7/9/2021

Overview:

This blended opportunity will engage teachers and interdisciplinary teams in designing civics readiness project based learning that aligns with the K-12 Social Studies Framework and uses NYSED Civic Readiness guidelines and models of civic action. Alignment with ELA Standards and curricular priorities will also be emphasized. Participants will work through decision points including:

1. Students who will take on the work

2. Criteria for success

3. Learning outcomes

4. Sequence and draft mapping of instructional days

5. Assessment

6. Engaging students in the research process

7. Opportunities for student voice and choice

8. Involvement of community partners

Virtual "check in” sessions will be scheduled by facilitators in Fall 2021 to allow for reflection on progress and sharing of strategies.

Outcomes:

- Design a civic engagement pilot project that builds student's critical thinking and communication skills

- Describe how the project aligns with the Social Studies Practices, the K-12 Social Studies Framework , NYSED expectations for civic action/readiness capstone and/or civic project work and ELA Standards and priorities

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021.

- Registrants will receive access information for the June 29th Zoom Kick-off session prior to the session start time.

3. Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a Focus on English Language Learners [Asynchronous Course]

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades PK-12 Science Teachers, ELL/ENL Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Schoology

Overview

This asynchronous Schoology course will provide participants with the opportunity to dive into a series of seven webinars and topic briefs that were created for New York State Education Department (NYSED) by New York University (NYU) researchers Dr. Okhee Lee, Lorena Llosa, Alison Haas, and Scott Grapin. These briefs promote the implementation of New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards and build the instructional capacity of ELL and science educators. Through videos and online discussion boards participants will take on new learning that is based on cutting-edge research on integrating science and language for all students with a focus on ELLs and that will support educators in making key shifts in their classroom instruction and assessment.

STEPS TO PARTICIPATION:

1. You MUST register for this course through Frontline Education, then

2. Go to Schoology.com

3. Schoology Course Access Code:GSX3-498D-B5VVF

3. Once you sign in to Schoology, please see Resources Folder for next steps.

4. Introduction to the New York State Science Learning Standards [Asynchronous Course]

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades PK-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Meeting Times: Schoology

Overview

This asynchronous Schoology course will provide participants with an overview of the NYS Science P-12 Science Learning Standards. Participants will also explore several resources that are available to help them as they transition to the new standards. Through videos and online discussion boards participants will review the major shifts in the standards as well as the impact these standards will have on curriculum, instruction and assessment.

STEPS TO PARTICIPATION:

1. You MUST register for this course through Frontline Education, then

2. Go to Schoology.com

3. Schoology Course Access Code:CTKR-T5CJ-4JF35

3. Once you sign in to Schoology, please see Resources Folder for next steps.

5. Demystifying Comprehension Asynchronous Course [JULY] - * Register by June 28th *

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/5/2021 to 7/30/2021

Meeting Times: Schoology (Instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start date.)

Overview

Once a reader has mastered foundational reading skills, comprehension of ever-increasingly complex texts becomes a main goal. Comprehension, the invisible thinking work of a reader, can often be a gray area for explicit instruction. Is comprehension:

- the ability to answer questions about a text?

- the ability to "lose oneself" in a book?

- being able to write about or discuss a text?

- all of the above?

This online session consists of four modules, one released each week across the duration of the course. Each module takes approximately 3 hours to complete and contains videos, interactive tools, a case study, and an assignment to be submitted.

- Module 1: Released July 5-9

- Module 2: Released July 12-16

- Module 3: Released July 19-23

- Module 4: Released July 26-30

*Two optional 30-minute Zoom coaching sessions with the instructor are also available for participants (dates/times TBD).

After taking the course, participants will be able to:

- Define explicit success criteria for readers and comprehension

- Use comprehension assessment data to design comprehension instruction for whole group, small groups, and individual students

- Choose instructional strategies for reading ability and engagement

- Choose appropriate "tools” from their own "comprehension toolkit” for instruction and assessment

PLEASE NOTE:

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, June 28, 2021

- Registrants will be provided with the Schoology access code prior to the session start date.

- CTLE: Asynchronous = 12 hours; Optional Synchronous (Zoom) = Up to 1 Hour

6. Fundamentals of Explicit Direct Instruction (Asynchronous) [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 6.30.21

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: General and Special Educators, Building Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/5/2021 to 7/23/2021

Meeting Times: This course is self-paced through 7.23.21

Overview:

This asynchronous training will be an online self-paced learning opportunity for new teachers. Participants will be provided with materials, videos and interactive activities to be completed during the 3-week time frame provided.

This training will provide participants with an understanding of Explicit Direct Instruction, learn instructional strategies and practice developing lesson plans within the EDI framework while embedding learned strategies.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registrants will be provided with access information prior to the course start date.

- Maximum CTLE Credits: 5

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

7. Identifying and Intensifying Interventions for Mathematics [Hybrid Course] - REGISTER BY 6.30.21

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: General and Special Educators, Math Interventionists

Dates: 7/5/2021 to 7/16/2021

Meeting Times: Zoom Session Date: 7.08.20, Time:10 am - 12 pm (all other activity for this course is self-paced through 7.16.21)

Overview:

This hybrid training involves both asynchronous activities which begin on July 5th, as well as one 2-hour Zoom session on July 8th, followed by additional asynchronous activities that conclude on July 16th. The focus of this course will be on:

- How assessment informs instructional decisions

- Differentiate between 3 families of academic interventions

- Identify and categorize academic interventions

- Identify ways of intensifying interventions

Outcomes:

- Identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions

- Determine when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem

- How to determine the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction

PLEASE NOTE:

- Zoom Session: Thursday, July 8th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

- Registrants will be provided with access information prior to the course start date.

- CTLE Credits: Asynchronous (Google Classroom, etc.) = 4 hours, Synchronous (Zoom) = 2.0 hours

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2021

8. Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students - Book Study - * Register by June 25th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-12 Music Educators

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 8/17/2021

Overview:

Whether you are teaching General Music, a Performance Ensemble, or private lessons, we all want our students to take on the learning and become accomplished musicians. Through this book study, we will examine our curriculum and reflect on our practice in order to develop strategies which will engage students and empower them to be critical thinkers. This book will guide all music educators in thinking of ways that they can "pass the baton” and empower student musicians.

Outcomes:

- Describe strategies which empower students to think critically about music in order to enhance student achievement

- Create a plan to implement new strategies in your lessons.

A digital copy of Pass the Baton will be loaned to participants through SORA.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

9. Chairperson Training [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 6.30.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Directors of Special Ed, Principals, Board of Education Members

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 8/20/2021

OVERVIEW:

This professional development training is designed to follow the CSE/CPSE process from referral through re-evaluation as defined in NYSED Law and Regulations. The training will include the following modules: Regulatory Foundations, Referral, Evaluation, Eligibility, Recommendation/IEP Development, IEP Implementation, Annual Review, Reevaluation, Effective Meetings and the CPSE Process.

OUTCOMES:

- Examine specific responsibilities as a Chairperson of the Committee.

- Develop practices that encourage parental and student involvement.

- Identify strategies for the Committee to make 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 is a synchronous adaption to the vetted 4-day professional development workshop by NYS State Education Department in order to provide CPSE and CSE chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process, their role as a chairperson and is recommended by NYSED, especially for those in their position two years or less.

PLEASE NOTE:

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2021.

10. Seesaw Micro-Session: Seesaw 101 and Supporting Students with Disabilities - * Register by July 2nd *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-6 Elementary and Special Area Teachers, Librarians

Dates: 7/7/2021

Overview:

Participants will be provided an overview of Seesaw and the basic tools available in this platform. The second half of this session will include tips and ideas on how to utilize Seesaw specifically for students with disabilities. During the session participants will be given time to practice utilizing the features shown as well as have any Seesaw questions they may have answered.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 2, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

11. Seesaw Micro-Session: Introduction to the Seesaw Admin Dashboard - * Register by July 2nd *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-6 Elementary and Special Area Teachers, Librarians

Dates: 7/7/2021

Overview:

Participants will be provided an overview of the Seesaw Admin Dashboard: view a teacher's class, view & comment on student's work, send announcements to students and families, and view analytics for your building.

PLEASE NOTE:

** Prior to this session, participants must be added as an administrator to their Seesaw for Schools account to have access to the dashboard. **

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 2, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

12. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Core Course - 7.12 - 7.15.21 - * Register by June 25th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/15/2021

Overview:

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive- while helping your students develop strong social and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll discover how to:

- Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle - Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

- Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

- Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success

- And much more

Resources Include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, and Yardsticks

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021.

- Please be aware that the first session runs from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, whereas all remaining sessions run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

- 45-minutes will be allocated for lunch on-your-own

- This series, with identical content, is also offered July 26th - July 29th

This series is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

13. Leveraging Google to Build Equity in Your Classroom [Hybrid Course] - * Register by July 9th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/26/2021

Overview:

How can we integrate technology, specifically Google Collaborative Tools, to foster equity in your classroom? This workshop will use IDE's (Innovative Designs for Education) Seven Lenses of Instructional Equity as a framework for our focus. Specifically, participants will learn how to leverage the applications within the Google Workspace for Education to promote equity around both relationships and authenticity. Participants will then select one of these focus areas to create lessons that they will be able to implement during the 2021-2022 school year.

Outcomes:

- Identify the 7 lenses of instructional equity

- Describe ways to leverage Google tools to build equity in your classroom

- Create lesson(s) that build relationships and authentic learning experiences

- Share and collaborate with colleagues around ways of building equity

This course will be completely online and will include 3 synchronous sessions, as well as asynchronous work in between sessions.

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 9, 2021

- CTLE Hours: 5 synchronous; 2 asynchronous

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

14. Middle School Principals' Meetings [2021-2022]

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 7/14/2021 to 6/8/2022

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The Middle School Principals of the BT-BOCES region meet monthly to discuss needs specific to their role as principal. Meetings regularly include a state/regional update, a monthly topic of focus, and an opportunity to problem-solve/share around the table. Participation from each district in the region is encouraged.

Chairs: Eric Attleson (CV) and Kevin Strahley (Windsor)

15. Media Literacy for a Modern Media World - * Register by July 9th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers and Educators

Dates: 7/14/2021

Overview:

In a world where the lines between fact, fiction, bias, and conspiracy theories seem blurred, how do we educate our students to navigate their media centric world? In this workshop we will identify ways to access credible resources, and evaluate them on accuracy and quality. Teachers will bring a unit and develop a plan to have students find and evaluate media, thereby incorporating this important skill into their content/course.

Outcomes:

- Access credible resources related to specific content

- Evaluate media for accuracy and quality

- Develop a plan to engage students in finding and evaluating media during a unit of study

- Analyze media to interpret the intended message, and the production choices used to influence the consumer of the media

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Friday, July 9, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

16. Rethinking Assessment for Leaders - * Register by July 9th *

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Teacher Leaders / Coaches, Department Chairs, Building / District Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2021

Overview:

How can we support teachers in designing assessments that do not mirror state assessments, but help students demonstrate deeper learning while excelling on state exams? How do we ensure diverse and robust assessment experiences that engage learners in a self-reflection process? During this 1-day workshop administrators will reflect on the types of assessments used in their building/district, determining ways they can support teachers in rethinking their use, design, and variation of assessments to optimize identification of student learning and inform instruction. This session will serve as the foundation for the 2-day Rethinking Assessment workshop for teachers. Administrators will have the opportunity to craft a message to participating teachers to support them in their learning. Upon completion of the 2-day workshop, teachers will share their finished assessment product, reflection, and plan for implementation.

Outcomes:

- Describe common purposes for a range of assessments, including daily checks for understanding, formative, summative, and performance tasks

- Evaluate students' roles in the assessment process and describe ways to increase students' ownership of learning

- Evaluate schoolwide assessment practices to identify gaps/ leverage points for assessment revision

- Describe leadership practices for supporting teachers in rethinking assessment for deeper learning

REGISTATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 9, 2021

17. Seesaw Micro-Session: Build Relationships and Digital Citizenship - * Register by July 9th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-6 Elementary and Special Area Teachers, Librarians

Dates: 7/14/2021

Overview:

Participants will be introduced to ways that Seesaw can be used to build relationships in the classroom, collaborate with their classmates, as well as how to use the tool to teach responsible use of the online platform (digital citizenship).During the session participants will be given time practice utilizing the features shown as well as ask any questions that they have.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 9, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

18. Implementing Restorative Practices as part of a Culture of Care - Initial Team Training (Level One)

Program: SCI: General

Audience: District selected Restorative Practices teams (Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers) who will implement in 21-22

Dates: 7/15/2021 to 7/16/2021

Overview:

District teams who will support the work in a specifically identified building (Middle school or High School) will learn and practice circle Keeping for community building. Teams will develop a draft multi-year action plan for implementation of Restorative Practices and be given guidance and recommendations for successful implementation.

Outcomes:

- Identify basic principles of Restorative Practices and the research base that supports the work

- Describe how Restorative Practices fits into a multi tiered system of Social and emotional learning supports

- Use prompts to practice circle keeping for community building

- Develop a draft plan for implementation

These sessions are supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 9, 2021.

19. CDOS Modules 1-3 [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 7.12.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Building Leaders, CSE Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, District Transition Coordinators, and other Related Service Providers

Dates: 7/15/2021 to 7/29/2021

OVERVIEW:

This training consists of three modules, presented via zoom. Participants will be provided with information and resources related to the following:

Module 1: Diploma and Credential Options [July 15]

1. Credit requirements for graduation

2. Multiple pathways to graduation 4+1 Option requirements for all students

3. Appeal eligibility criteria for all students

4. Safety net options for students with disabilities

5. Exiting Credentials available in NYS and requirements for each

Module 2: CDOS Learning Standards [July 22]

1. Foundation of the CDOS Commencement Credential and CDOS Learning Standards

- Career Development (Standard 1)

- Integrated Learning (Standard 2)

- Universal Foundation Skills( Standard 3a)

2. Documentation/Resources

Module 3: Work-Based Learning [July 29]

1. Work-based learning requirements/hours

2. Work-based learning options

3. Documentation/resources

OUTCOMES:

This training will provide participants with information and resources to utilize for diploma and graduation options for students with and without disabilities. It will provide an opportunity to breakdown the CDOS Commencement Credential requirements for implementation within Educational Organizations.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: July 12, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

20. Culture, Community, and the Classroom - * Register by 7.15.21 *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/21/2021

Overview:

Culture, Community, and the Classroom teaches culturally-responsive and culturally-engaged learning through the arts. Folk arts are found in every community and authentically reflect their diversity. BT BOCES is partnering with Local Learning* to offer this professional learning opportunity that will connect educators in any subject area (Grades K-12) with local folk artists to:

- Define folk arts and folklife through uncovering personal and local traditions

- Create lessons using ethnographic tools of folklife such as interviewing, note taking, sketching, photographing, and mapping

- Demonstrate their own cultural knowledge through creative activities that they can replicate in the classroom so students can explore their cultural identity

- Examine the ethical considerations of representing diverse cultures in a classroom

- Practice how to moderate "tough” conversations that culture may provoke

- Access local and national interdisciplinary resources for artists and educators to integrate folk arts into classroom curricula and activities

- Connect local folk arts traditions and research to NYS learning standards

Following completion of this two-day learning opportunity for educators, there will be an option for eight teacher-artist partnerships to continue working together to create and implement lesson plans though an artist residency program; information regarding eligibility will be discussed at the first session.

*For over 25 years Local Learning has provided services to the field of Folk Arts in Education, offering training around the nation. Our New York State series includes building capacity of excellent local host organizations, teaching artists, and educators for sustainability.

Please register early; seating is limited. Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021.

21. Best Practices in Progress Monitoring [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 7.15.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, CSE Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Related Service Providers

Dates: 7/20/2021

OVERVIEW:

This 3-hour training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to monitor the progress of individual students. The training will focus on the evidence-based works of Fuchs and Fuchs as a highly effective strategy for evaluating the effectiveness of the instruction/intervention being provided.

OUTCOMES:

Participants will:

- Describe the purpose of progress monitoring

- Define progress monitoring

- Identifying the steps for implementing progress monitoring of student growth at the individual level

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: July 15, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

22. Seesaw Micro-Session: Authentic Assessment & Standards Tracking - * Register by July 16th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-6 Elementary and Special Area Teachers, Librarians

Dates: 7/21/2021

Overview:

Participants will be shown how they can use the Seesaw platform to track standards growth as well as create and utilize authentic assessments with their students. During the session participants will be given time practice utilizing the features shown as well as ask any questions that they have.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 16, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

23. Getting Engaged this Summer! - * Register by July 15th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers and Educators

Dates: 7/22/2021

Overview:

During this session, participants will explore strategies which will ensure student engagement and promote retention of knowledge and skills. Participants will examine ways to manage student behavior effectively while holding them accountable for the work. Teachers will leave with a bank of strategies which can be implemented right away.

Outcomes:

- Describe strategies for building classroom relationships

- Explain when to incorporate inclusion strategies and the impact they will have on student achievement

- Identify strategies for whole/small group instruction which promote student collaboration for retention of knowledge and skills

- Explain effective strategies for formative and summative assessments in any learning environment

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Thursday July 15, 2021.

24. Effective and Collaborative Implementation of Family Engagement Resources [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 7.19.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: Students and Families

Dates: 7/22/2021

OVERVIEW:

Participants will be receive information and resources related to:

- Effective and collaborative family engagement

- Using collaborative and collective actions to reduce prejudice

- Assessing the effectiveness and credibility of Family engagement resources

- Equitable practices and outcomes

OUTCOMES:

- Explore meaningful and equitable training resources/tools to support effective family engagement and communication

Explore the use of critical thinking skills to deepen connection and understanding of the resources to support equitable collaborative family engagement

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: July 19, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

25. Reimagining the Future of Learning and Leading Series: What is Sacred?

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2021

This regional series will focus on the lessons learned during the last year. We will use the lens of 9 BIG Questions We Must Answer to Avoid "Going Back to Normal” by Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar to come back to our why, consider lessons learned, and move forward with targeted priorities and action steps. The series will include presentations from Cheryl Hibbeln of IlluminatED Collective and Dr. Douglas Reeves. Leaders participating in the series will draft a 100-day plan for reimagining the future.

In order to get the full benefit, consider registering for the entire series.

- May 20th: Reimaging School

- July 26th: What is Learning?

- July 27th: The 100-Day Leader: Real Results Right Now with Dr. Douglas Reeves

Overview:

During this session we will engage in conversations around the first big question in 9 Big Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going ‘Back to Normal': What is Sacred? After looking at our reflection on learning and leading from the past year, ‘What is so sacred about the school experience that we would fight to keep it into the future?'

Outcomes:

- Revisit our reflection on learning and leading from the past year.

- Identify our systemic values and beliefs to answer the question: What is sacred.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Please register by Monday, July 19, 2021

- Registrants will be provided with access information prior to the session start time.

26. Restorative Practices for Current Practitioners (Level Two)

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Trained Restorative Practices teams implementing the work prior to 21-22

Dates: 7/23/2021

Overview:

This work is intended for teams who began Restorative Practices implementation prior to the 2021-2022 school year and who are successfully implementing initial action plans. The work will focus on using Restorative Practices specifically for Restorative Justice. Strategies and practices during the session will concentrate on developing emotional resilience, promoting healing, repairing harm and problem solving. Teams will also use reflective protocols to reflect on their Restorative Practices Implementation, lessons learned and next steps.

Outcomes:

- Describe uses of circle in level 2 and level 3 Restorative Justice work

- Use circle facilitation skills to facilitate circles that develop emotional resilience, address trauma and repair harm

- Use reflective protocols to examine strengths and success and consider next steps

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 16, 2021.

27. Building the Questioning Skills of Teachers and Students - * Register by July 16th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers and Educators

Dates: 7/23/2021

Overview:

Take questioning to the next level in your classroom! This two day workshop will develop your skill in asking better questions and your intentional decision-making that strengthens opportunities for students to become better questioners. Our work will also be inherently connecting quality questioning practices to the planning and conduct of classroom discussion. Leave with techniques and protocols to immediately add to your classroom practice.

Outcomes:

- Describe effective classroom questioning practices.

- Identify specific strategies to build student questioning skills.

- Use techniques and protocols to improve classroom discussion and to facilitate student to student interaction

- Develop an individual classroom action plan with respect to building your questioning skills and that of your students

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Friday July 15, 2021.

28. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Core Course - 7.26 - 7.29.21 - * Register by July 16th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/29/2021

Overview:

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive- while helping your students develop strong social and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll discover how to:

- Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle - Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

- Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

- Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success

- And much more

Resources Include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, and Yardsticks

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 16, 2021.

- Please be aware that the first session runs from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, whereas all remaining sessions run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

- 45-minutes will be allocated for lunch on-your-own

- This series, with identical content, is also offered July 12th - July 15th

This series is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

29. Reimagining the Future of Learning and Leading Series: What is Learning?

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/26/2021

This regional series will focus on the lessons learned during the last year. We will use the lens of 9 BIG Questions We Must Answer to Avoid "Going Back to Normal” by Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar to come back to our why, consider lessons learned, and move forward with targeted priorities and action steps. The series will include presentations from Cheryl Hibbeln of IlluminatED Collective and Dr. Douglas Reeves. Leaders participating in the series will draft a 100-day plan for reimagining the future.

In order to get the full benefit, consider registering for the entire series.

- May 20th: Reimagining School

- July 22nd: What is Sacred?

- July 27th: The 100-Day Leader: Real Results Right Now with Dr. Douglas Reeves

Overview:

We've reflected and identified what is sacred, now it is time to immerse ourselves in a question that may seem very simple, but yet is quite complex: What is Learning? Does our district have a clear definition of learning, and does it communicate and support this definition? Does our current practice align with that definition? How might we create a plan for change to assure our practice aligns and holds true to our beliefs?

Outcomes:

- Revisit our reflection on learning and leading and what we believe is sacred.

- Identify our district definition of what is learning.

- Analyze the alignment between our definition of learning and current practice.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Please register by Wednesday, July 21, 2021

- Registrants will be provided with access information prior to the session start time.

This regional series will focus on the lessons learned during the last year. We will use the lens of 9 BIG Questions We Must Answer to Avoid "Going Back to Normal” by Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar to come back to our why, consider lessons learned, and move forward with targeted priorities and action steps. The series will include presentations from Cheryl Hibbeln of IlluminatED Collective and Dr. Douglas Reeves. Leaders participating in the series will draft a 100-day plan for reimagining the future.

In order to get the full benefit, consider registering for the entire series.

- May 20th: Reimagining School

- July 22nd: What is Sacred?

- July 26th: What is Learning?

Overview:

Although many educational leaders engage in long‐term strategic plans and annual improvement plans, the latest research suggests that student performance, professional practices, and leadership success is best served by 100‐day cycles of improvement. This presentation sheds light on international research and illustrates a six‐step process for creating a 100‐day plan. Douglas Reeves shares evidence from his latest updates to the 90-90-90 schools, where equity and excellence are happening as a result of consistently effective leadership and teaching practices.

Outcomes:

- Describe research that supports the benefits of 100 day cycles of improvement

- Identify a six step process for creating 100 day plans

- Use updates to the 90-90-90 schools to share evidence of consistent leadership and teaching practices that are advancing equity and excellence

REGISTER BY: July 21, 2021

31. Rethinking Assessment - * Register by July 23rd *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers (any subject)

Dates: 7/28/2021 to 7/29/2021

Overview:

How can we design assessments that do not mirror state assessments, but help students demonstrate deeper learning while excelling on state exams? Have you been struggling with designing assessments that give you a variety of information to inform student learning? During this 2-day workshop teachers will be guided through a reflection of the types of assessments they use, determining ways they can rethink their use, design, and variation of these assessments to optimize identification of student learning and inform instruction. Then based on this reflection, and a completion of an ‘Assessment Audit', teachers will choose their own direction to focus on, creating assessments that can be used in an upcoming unit. Upon completion of the 2-day workshop, teachers will share their finished assessment product, reflection, and plan for implementation with their administrators.

Outcomes:

- Describe common purposes for a range of assessments, including daily checks for understanding, formative, summative, and performance tasks

- Evaluate students' roles in the assessment process and describe ways to increase students' ownership of learning

- Evaluate assessment practices to identify gaps/ leverage points for assessment revision

- Design diverse assessments to measure students' learning

** Note: Participants will need to bring a unit with them that has identified standards and outcomes. This should be a unit that will be implemented in the fall.

REGISTATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 23, 2021

The structure of the two days will involve the ability to attend either remotely, or in-person. The instructor will provide Zoom access information to all registrants prior to the session start time.

32. Demystifying Comprehension Asynchronous Course [AUGUST] - REGISTER BY 7.26.21

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/27/2021

Meeting Times: Schoology (Instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start date.)

Overview

Once a reader has mastered foundational reading skills, comprehension of ever-increasingly complex texts becomes a main goal. Comprehension, the invisible thinking work of a reader, can often be a gray area for explicit instruction. Is comprehension:

- the ability to answer questions about a text?

- the ability to "lose oneself" in a book?

- being able to write about or discuss a text?

- all of the above?

This online session consists of four modules, one released each week across the duration of the course. Each module takes approximately 3 hours to complete and contains videos, interactive tools, a case study, and an assignment to be submitted.

- Module 1: Released August 2-6

- Module 2: Released August 9-13

- Module 3: Released August 16-20

- Module 4: Released August 23-27

*Two optional 30-minute Zoom coaching sessions with the instructor are also available for participants (dates/times TBD).

After taking the course, participants will be able to:

- Define explicit success criteria for readers and comprehension

- Use comprehension assessment data to design comprehension instruction for whole group, small groups, and individual students

- Choose instructional strategies for reading ability and engagement

- Choose appropriate "tools” from their own "comprehension toolkit” for instruction and assessment

PLEASE NOTE:

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 26, 2021

- Registrants will be provided with the Schoology access code prior to the session start date.

- CTLE: Asynchronous = 12 hours; Optional Synchronous (Zoom) = Up to 1 Hour

33. Smart Start Professional Learning Institute: Grades K-2 [Hybrid Course] - * Register by July 19th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers from Invited Districts - * Please check with your administrator before registering for this course.*

Dates: 8/3/2021 to 8/5/2021

Overview:

This three-day professional learning institute for grades K-2 teachers will feature a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous learning in the following areas:

Coding: Teachers will learn to program a Dash robot and to integrate coding and robotics projects into their classroom.

Computational Thinking: Teachers will explore the four elements of computational thinking (pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithm design) and learn how to apply them within core content areas such as ELA, science, and math.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Teachers will learn age-appropriate concepts and teaching strategies around privacy, communication, communication, and digital citizenship. The institute will showcase hands-on activities and projects from CYBER.ORG's Cyber Fundamentals, Science+, Cybersecurity Basics, and Computational Thinking courses.

All content will be aligned to the New York State K-12 Computer Science/Digital Fluency Learning standards, as well as any other relevant state standards

DAILY SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 10:30 am: Synchronous

10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Asynchronous

12:00 - 1:30 pm: Synchronous

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Asynchronous

2:30 - 3:00 pm: Synchronous

Please note:

** Registration is restricted to invited districts to include designated seating limits per district. Please check with your administrator before registering for this course. **

- Registration Deadline is Monday, July 19, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

34. Literacy Assessment for Targeted Instruction - * Register by July 30th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/4/2021

Overview:

This session is designed to provide clarity around assessments teachers can use in order to make targeted reading instructional decisions. Guidance will be shared regarding specific assessment tools teachers can use across the school year, including screening and diagnostic assessment tools to support students in grades K-5. Free assessment tools are provided including tools that could be used in a remote environment.

Outcomes:

- Explain how to use the Literacy Assessment Map to guide targeted instructional decisions

- Identify specific assessment tools for screening and diagnostic assessment in literacy

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

35. Graduation and Diploma Options: Information for Families [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 8.02.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: Students and Families

Dates: 8/5/2021

OVERVIEW:

Students and Families will receive information and resources related to the following:

1. Credit requirements for graduation

2. Multiple pathways to graduation 4+1 Option requirements for all students

3. Appeal eligibility criteria for all students

4. Safety net options for students with disabilities

5. Exiting Credentials available in NYS and requirements for each

OUTCOMES:

Students will be provided with the information needed to be directly involved in determining their own educational goals and plans.

Parents and other family members will be provided with information and resources to engage in the progress and decision making related to diploma and graduation options.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: August 2, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

36. Creating the IEP [SWRPC] - Register by August 2, 2021

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairpersons, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, and Administrators who may be in a dual administrative role as Chairperson or Directors of Special Education

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 8/26/2021

OVERVIEW:

Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: August 2, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

37. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities [SWRPC] - Register by August 4, 2021

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Related-Service Providers and CSE Chairpersons, Administrators who may be in a dual administrative role as Chairpersons or Directors of Special Education

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/24/2021

OVERVIEW:

This training is designed for district/building level administrators to gain a better understanding of the process related to discipline for students with disabilities as per the Part 201 of the Commissioner's Regulations. This professional development supports the administrator's understanding of the regulatory requirements and the administrative responsibilities, as they relate to discipline, and are aligned to state law to ensure district compliance. Participants will increase their knowledge of policies, regulations, and best practices related to suspension, removal, and behavioral supports related to implementing discipline for students with disabilities.

OUTCOMES:

Participants will:

- Understand the process relating to discipline of students with disabilities

- Identify regulatory requirements and administrative responsibilities relating to discipline

- Gain knowledge of policies and best practices relating to suspension, removal, and behavioral supports

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: August 4, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

38. Initial Lead and Independent Evaluator Certification [Hybrid Course] - * Register by August 6th *

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: New Administrators (Lead Evaluators)

Dates: 8/10/2021 to 9/1/2021

Meeting Times: In-Person (ISC C/R A) - Aug. 10 & 24 from 8:30 - 11:30 am; Zoom - Sept. 1st from 8:30 - 9:30 am

Overview:

This training supports districts in training NEW Lead Evaluators, Impartial / Independent Evaluators, and Peer Observers in accordance with Education Law 3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. The focus for these sessions is knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, Evidence Based Observation techniques and use of the state approved professional practice rubrics. This professional learning opportunity is a combination of synchronous (in person and Zoom) and asynchronous learning. Session completion will require approximately twelve hours of work (including synchronous meetings and asynchronous assignments). Lead evaluator certification will be reported to districts upon completion

Outcomes:

- Explain the structure and philosophy of the professional practice rubrics

- Identify the teaching standards and explain how they align with the teacher observation rubrics

- Define and identify critical attributes of essential elements of instruction: teach to an objective, student engagement, checking for understanding, effective questioning, and learning environment.

- Describe evidence based observation and explain why it is important

- Use criteria for quality evidence collection to collect evidence and justify its alignment to district-selected professional practice rubrics

- Describe effective practices for supporting growth of teachers through the observation process (coaching and feedback)

- Identify key considerations for evaluating teachers of English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities

* SYNCHRONOUS SESSION DETAILS: *

- August 10, 8:30 -11:30 am at BT BOCES Instructional Support Center, C/R A

- August 24, 8:30 -11:30 am at BT BOCES Instructional Support Center, C/R A

- September 1, 8:30 -9:30 am via Zoom; the instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

CTLE Hours = 12 (7 Synchronous, 5 Asynchronous)

39. Smart Start Professional Learning Institute: Grades 3-5 [Hybrid Course] - * Register By July 26th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers from Invited Districts - * Please check with your administrator before registering for this course.*

Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/12/2021

Overview:

This three-day professional learning institute for grades 3-5 teachers will feature a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous learning in the following areas:

Coding: Teachers will learn to program a micro:bit and to integrate coding and robotics projects into their classroom.

Computational Thinking: Teachers will explore the four elements of computational thinking (pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithm design) and learn how to apply them within core content areas such as ELA, science, and math.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Teachers will learn age-appropriate concepts and teaching strategies around privacy, communication, communication, and digital citizenship. The institute will showcase hands-on activities and projects from CYBER.ORG's Cyber Fundamentals, Science+, Cybersecurity Basics, and Computational Thinking courses.

All content will be aligned to the New York State K-12 Computer Science/Digital Fluency Learning standards, as well as any other relevant state standards

DAILY SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 10:30 am: Synchronous

10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Asynchronous

12:00 - 1:30 pm: Synchronous

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Asynchronous

2:30 - 3:00 pm: Synchronous

Please note:

** Registration is restricted to invited districts to include designated seating limits per district. Please check with your administrator before registering for this course. **

- Registration Deadline is Monday, July 26, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

40. Impactful Feedback for Student Success [Hybrid Course] - * REGISTER BY August 4th *

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/12/2021 to 10/29/2021

Meeting Times: August 12, 2021 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at Johnson City Learning Center; All other activity asynchronous or TBD - See Course Description

Overview

"Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement…” (John Hattie and Helen Timperley), however, can be very challenging in a hybrid/virtual world. This course around all-things-feedback is a combination of asynchronous learning and live/virtual coaching sessions, structured within five Modules. Each Module will be released within Schoology (see dates below). Participants will focus on the characteristics of high quality and productive feedback from three different lens; teacher- to-students verbal feedback, teacher-to-student written feedback, and Peer-to-Peer feedback.

Outcomes

- Identify characteristics of successful feedback

- Describe and use strategies for delivering teacher to student feedback verbally and in writing

- Create a plan to implement peer-to-peer feedback in both the hybrid and virtual classroom

COURSE FORMAT & TIMELINE

MODULE 1: August 12, 8 am - 3 pm at Johnson City Learning Center -- Introduction to High Quality Feedback and Teacher-to-Student Feedback

MODULE 2: September [Asynchronous] -- Peer-to-Peer Feedback

MODULE 3: October [Asynchronous] -- Planning for the next steps

September - October: 3 Coaching Sessions

Maximum CTLE Credit = 11 hours

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

41. Moving Forward with with your Culture of Care: Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Education for All - *Register by August 5th*

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: District and/or Administrators and Administrative Teams

Dates: 8/12/2021

Overview:

The NYSED Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Education Framework and the Call to Action around Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Schools outline principles and a vision for systems that make learning inclusive and meaningful for all. This session will provide an opportunity for leaders to examine current policies and practices and consider next steps towards strengthening their current culture of care.

Outcomes:

- Describe the four guiding principles of the NYSED CRS-E (Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education) Framework

- Use the Framework principles as a lens for identifying current school policies and practices that promote equity and inclusion

- Develop a plan that defines next steps towards strengthening your culture of care and advancing equity

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 5, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

42. Transition for Families [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 8.09.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: Family Members and Professionals

Dates: 8/12/2021

OVERVIEW:

This training is an overview of the transition planning process for families. The training will provide resources and information to assist families in taking an active role in the transition plan.

OUTCOMES:

This training will provide information and resources to ensure that guardians, family members and students can work with their CSE to collaboratively:

- Assess their child's strengths, interests, and needs

- Establish measurable post-secondary goals and annual goals

- Identify appropriate transition services and coordinated activities

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: August 9, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

43. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Advanced Course - * Register by August 6th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators who have completed the Elementary Core course.

Dates: 8/16/2021 to 8/19/2021

Overview:

The Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using.

In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies including:

- Engaging Academics: Teacher Language, Open-ended Questions, Academic Choice, and Guided Discovery. We'll also cover the Language of Learning, including core thinking, speaking and listening skills.

- Effective Management: Classroom Organization, as well as Effective Behavior Management tools such as Problem-Solving Conferences and Role-Play.

- Many other strategies and practices

Participants will receive the Elementary Advanced Course Resource Book.

Please note:

* Prerequisite: Responsive Classroom Elementary Core Course

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 6, 2021

- Please be aware that the first session runs from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, whereas all remaining sessions run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

- 45-minutes will be allocated for lunch on-your-own

This series is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

44. Smart Start Professional Learning Institute: Grades 6-8 [Hybrid Course] - * Register by August 2nd *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers from Invited Districts - * Please check with your administrator before registering for this course.*

Dates: 8/17/2021 to 8/19/2021

Overview:

This three-day professional learning institute for grades 6-8 teachers will feature a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous learning in the following areas:

Coding: Teachers will learn to program a micro:bit and to integrate coding and robotics projects into their classroom.

Computational Thinking: Teachers will explore the four elements of computational thinking (pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithm design) and learn how to apply them within core content areas such as ELA, science, and math.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Teachers will learn age-appropriate concepts and teaching strategies around privacy, communication, communication, and digital citizenship. The institute will showcase hands-on activities and projects from CYBER.ORG's Cyber Fundamentals, Science+, Cybersecurity Basics, and Computational Thinking courses.

All content will be aligned to the New York State K-12 Computer Science/Digital Fluency Learning standards, as well as any other relevant state standards

DAILY SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 10:30 am: Synchronous

10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Asynchronous

12:00 - 1:30 pm: Synchronous

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Asynchronous

2:30 - 3:00 pm: Synchronous

Please note:

** Registration is restricted to invited districts to include designated seating limits per district. Please check with your administrator before registering for this course. **

- Registration Deadline is Monday, August 2, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

Overview:

This workshop will utilize the NYSED Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Education Framework and eTeachNY Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) Initiative resources to help educators build classroom environments that support all students. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and enhance their approach to culturally responsive teaching as we explore various strategies. Time will be given for teachers to choose topic areas to further explore and plan for September.

Outcomes:

- Describe strategies for designing equitable and culturally responsive learning environments

- Describe considerations for incorporating student experiences, cultures, and strengths

- Create a plan for creating a welcoming and affirming classroom environment

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Friday, July 9, 2021

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

46. Accelerating Students' Literacy Growth, Grades 2-8: Year 1 - * Register by August 16th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades 2-8 Teachers, Literacy, and Special Education

Dates: 8/23/2021 to 3/3/2022

Overview:

This service, in collaboration with Binghamton University's Education Dept., provides participating teachers with intensive professional development in knowledge and use of literacy learning progressions, specific assessment tools, and a range of instructional strategies to design instruction targeted to address student needs. Participants will learn how to select and modify interventions & strategies based on analysis of student data to flexibly respond to students' needs, with the goal of accelerating student learning. Each participating school will have regular onsite coaching visits as part of the service.

Outcomes:

- Explain profiles of struggling readers, how the brain reads, and what makes reading difficult for some students

- Explain learning progressions of simpler to more complex skills and apply this knowledge to assessment and instructional design

- Describe ways to effectively and efficiently assess struggling readers

- Apply high yield instructional strategies to address identified needs

- Create lesson plans that align to precise teaching points identified by data and are organized to ensure transfer of critical skills

- Implement a system to house your data digitally

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021

- October - March sessions begin at 8:00 am

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

47. Accelerating Students' Literacy Growth, Grades K-1: Year 1 - * Register by August 16th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-1 Teachers, Literacy, and Special Education

Dates: 8/23/2021 to 3/1/2022

Overview:

This service, in collaboration with Binghamton University's Education Dept., provides participating teachers with intensive professional development in knowledge and use of literacy learning progressions, specific assessment tools, and a range of instructional strategies to design instruction targeted to address student needs. Participants will learn how to select and modify interventions & strategies based on analysis of student data to flexibly respond to students' needs, with the goal of accelerating student learning. Each participating school will have regular onsite coaching visits as part of the service.

Outcomes:

- Explain profiles of struggling readers, how the brain reads, and what makes reading difficult for some students

- Explain learning progressions of simpler to more complex skills and apply this knowledge to assessment and instructional design

- Describe ways to effectively and efficiently assess struggling readers

- Apply high yield instructional strategies to address identified needs

- Create lesson plans that align to precise teaching points identified by data and are organized to ensure transfer of critical skills

- Explain ways to progress monitor students' growth

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021

- October - March sessions begin at 8:00 am

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

48. Esports Coaches Meeting - * Register by August 19th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/23/2021

Overview:

This two-hour session will be focused on helping coaches build their clubs and teams. Identify means of communication for individual clubs, the roles students can play in the club, and the role the coach plays in the club. This will also serve as a time for community building among coaches to meet each other and discuss their ideas and questions.

Outcomes:

- Identify communication structures

- Identify the roles team members play in the club

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 19, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

49. Scaffolding Your Content in Schoology - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on the student user experience and how they engage with content and organizational structures that teachers put in place.

Outcomes:

- Use instructional design and organizational structures to create a better user experience for students

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

50. Digital Differentiation in Schoology - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on the different ways digital differentiation can be done using grading groups, individually assigned materials and folders.

Outcomes:

- Create various grading groups

- Identify key aspects of digital differentiation to meet the individual needs of students

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

51. Using the FBA/BIP Process to Support Students Needing Intensive Intervention [SWRPC] - REGISTER BY 8.19.21

Program: Southwest Regional Partnership Center (SWRPC)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, CSE Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Instructional Coaches, and other Related Service Providers

Dates: 8/24/2021 to 8/25/2021

OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this professional learning experience is to:

- Build fluency with the science of behavior that provides the theoretical foundation on which FBAs and BIPs are based

- Promote acquisition of the skills necessary to complete the FBA process

- Develop the skills necessary to create, implement and progress monitor the BIP

- Ensure these skills align with the New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 200

OUTCOMES:

Participants will:

1. Understanding the Behavior Pathway: Build fluency with the theoretical foundations on which FBAs and BIPs are based (i.e., the behavioral pathway)

2. Conducting a 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

3. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Develop the Behavior Intervention Plan: Identify interventions based upon the Competing Behavior Pathway

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration deadline: August 19, 2021.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

52. Authentic Assessment in Schoology - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on utilizing tools within Schoology to provide students the opportunity for authentic assessments.

Outcomes:

- Identify the tools in Schoology to aid with providing students an authentic assessment experience

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

53. Building Relationships Using Schoology for Students and Parents - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on the use of different communication tools in Schoology with the lenses of SEL activities, parent communication, and student communication.

Outcomes:

- Utilize Schoology tools

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

54. Standards Tracking with Schoology - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on utilizing the Mastery Learning area of Schoology and utilizing standards tagging and tracking within Schoology.

Outcomes:

- Identify how to tag standards to assignments/assessments

- Utilize rubrics with standards

- Identify key aspects of the Mastery Learning area of Schoology

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

55. Schoology and Google .. A Perfect Match - * Register by August 20th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Overview:

This one-hour session will be focused on how the Schoology interacts with the Google Workspace environment and how it can be utilized for assignments, class notebooks, and collaborative projects.

Outcomes:

- Identify how Schoology and Google Workspace compliment each other

PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 20, 2021

- The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.

56. Seal of Civic Readiness Pilot Schools Regional Meetings

Program: SCI: Social Studies

Audience: Administrators from districts involved in the Seal of Civic Readiness Pilot

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 5/25/2022

New

Overview:

These meetings will provide an ongoing opportunity for piloting school districts to share resources and progress toward their Seal of Civic Readiness pilot goals. NYSED Civic Readiness updates and statewide progress will also be shared.

PLEASE NOTE:

- The facilitator will provide registrants with access information prior to the session's start time.

57. Focus on Effective Teaching - * Register by August 25th *

Program: SCI: General

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/30/2021 to 11/17/2021

Overview:

What do I want students to learn? How will I teach so all students learn? How will I know if students have learned? How will I respond if they have or have not learned? Teachers make decisions each day when they plan for and facilitate teaching and learning. This hybrid professional learning opportunity will focus on the instructional decisions teachers make and how research-based strategies can be applied so that all students are successful. Explicit links will be made to district approved APPR documents and considerations for all learning environments will be addressed. Participation includes one on-site coaching visit that will be arranged by participants and the instructors.

Outcomes:

- Define the principles of learning and their critical attributes

- Describe the impact that each principle has on student learning

- Design lessons that incorporate the principles of learning

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

58. Coaching for Success [Fall] - REGISTER BY 12.06.21

Program: Asynchronous Sessions

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 12/17/2021

Meeting Times: Sessions will be scheduled with the participant and the coach

New

Overview:

Instructional and leadership coaching are widely utilized practices that enhance educator growth and success. Through the coaching process, educators will be able to partner with a Professional Learning Specialist to identify and hone a growth area. Participants will be meeting with a coach over the course of a semester in mutually defined times to strategize around their goal. Instructional topics that participants might be interested in setting a goal around include but are not limited to: student engagement, classroom management, prioritizing curriculum, assessment and feedback. Leadership topics might include: critical conversations, conflict resolution, system change, and classroom look-fors.

Outcomes:

- Identify a goal or growth area

- Describe and use strategies that will assist in meeting your goal

- Discuss characteristics of success and areas of continued growth

How can coaching be helpful to your practice? Here's some insight from a participant we've previously coached:

My experience working with an instructional coach this year was hugely beneficial. As a third-year teacher, I am constantly working to reflect on and improve my instruction and working with a coach helped me to take this work to the next level. My coach offered tons of wonderful input and ideas for my lessons and assessments as well as regular, supportive check-ins about the plans we had discussed, which helped me to stay focused on my goals. I would highly recommend this program to any teacher that has the time to participate.

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Registration Deadline: December 6, 2021

- CTLE credit awarded based on participation; maximum credit is 8 CTLE Hours.

59. Elementary Principals Meetings [2021-2022]

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 9/15/2021 to 5/18/2022

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The Elementary School Principals of the BT-BOCES region meet monthly to discuss needs specific to their role as principal. Meetings regularly include a state/regional update, a monthly topic of focus, and an opportunity to problem-solve/share around the table. Participation from each district in the region is encouraged.

Chairs: Kelli Vosbury (Deposit), Bob Rodgers (Newark Valley)

* No meeting scheduled in April*

60. Curriculum / IT Directors Meetings [2021-22]

Program: SCI: Leadership

Audience: Curriculum / IT Directors

Dates: 9/20/2021 to 5/23/2022

In these sessions, regional curriculum directors and instructional technology leaders meet to discuss issues that are pertinent to curriculum, assessment, instruction, and instructional technology. Included in the meetings are updates and talking points related to NYS and national standards, regional professional learning needs and planned offerings, requirements from the NYS Education Department, as well as new programs and resources available to support the work of schools.

The instructor will provide registrants with access information prior to the session start time.