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1. Escape the Classroom with BreakoutEDU for Elementary Grades 2-5 Math, Science, ELA

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: LS3

Starting Soon
See what the latest hype in education is all about! Students of all ages love escape room games. Immersed in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative teamwork, learn how you can harness this power for subject-area student engagement. This latest popular approach in education is used by teachers to turn their classrooms into fun, yet content driven, "Escape Rooms". Using materials provided by the instructor as well as materials found at BreakoutEDU, teachers will experience cross-curricular escape-room activities firsthand. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the game by having the students work in teams to solve challenging puzzles that will open lock boxes to win the game and "escape". Escape games combine kinesthetic learning, teamwork, spatial reasoning, critical and "outside of the box" thinking into a format kids will love. The interdisciplinary approach for this session will be focused on Science, Math & ELA content for grades 2-5.

2. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Starting Soon
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.

3. Morning Briefing: Reinvigorating Instructional Supervision in Your School or District

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 9/16/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Morning Briefing: Reinvigorating Instructional Supervision in Your School or District

OVERVIEW of Protocols and Practices for Supervisory Interactions that Foster Enhanced Teaching and Learning

Administrators share a desire to foster teacher self-reflection for instructional improvement. However, it is often the supervisors who do most of the "heavy lifting" during supervisory conferences and informal dialog.

In this morning briefing, Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis will provide an overview of multiple results-oriented learning experiences that Long Island districts have been providing for their administrators, focusing on concrete, replicable strategies for research-driven data collection and conferences that actively engage teachers in goal setting and collaborative analysis of observed lessons.

Additionally, she will create an opportunity for participants to examine their perceptions regarding the efficacy of current approaches to teacher conferencing, and will invite all into an informal needs assessment as we explore specific ways that administrators can learn to enhance their observations and their conversations with teachers.

Her focus will be on leadership skill building, maximizing efficiencies, and increasing the impact of supervisory interactions.

Light breakfast will be served.

4. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade K Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 12/2/2019

Location: LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 17 - Unit 1 October 15 - Unit 2 December 2 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

5. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 1 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 12/5/2019

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 20 - Unit 1 October 28 - Unit 2 December 5 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

6. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 3 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/5/2020

Location: LLB - CR3 - LS2 - CR3

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 23 - Unit 1 November 18 - Unit 2 January 13 - Unit 3 March 5 - Unit 4 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

7. I've Got A Feeling: Motivation and Engagement in Literacy

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: ELA Director, Director of Special Education, Supervisor-ENL, Elementary Principal, Reading Specialists/Interventionist, and Literacy Coach

Dates: 9/24/2019

This session will discuss why motivation and engagement are critical to fostering student success including the importance of personalized and blended learning, growth mindset and intrinsic student motivation related to literacy gains and the selection of educational technology. Lexia Learning's K-12 literacy learning platforms build student autonomy, competence and relatedness to inspire students to develop critical reading and language skills via their own personalized learning path.

8. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 2 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 12/16/2019

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 24 - Unit 1 November 6 - Unit 2 December 16 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

9. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 10/2/2019

Location: LS3

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

10. Teaching Vocabulary: What Really Works

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 9/24/2019

Although the research consistently points to how important vocabulary is in all subject areas, many teachers have not addressed vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered in reading through the principles of natural language acquisition. Topics will include Robert Marzano's six-step strategy, word components, assessment of vocabulary learning, and using word games and puzzles to achieve durable learning.

11. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

Location: LS2

Closed
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.

12. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2019

Location: LS3

Closed
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.
The workshop series will open on September 26, 2019, with Dr. Timothy Rasinski, a nationally known literacy expert and professor of literacy education at Kent State University who has written numerous articles, books and curriculum programs for reading education. On October 17, 2019, Dr. Sheri Lederman, teacher educator, will present Supporting Readers with Executive Dysfunction. On November 7, 2019, author Brian Heinz will discuss The writing process and using non-fiction books in the classroom in an era of Next Generation Learning Standards. On November 21, 2019 Dr. Marlyn Press, professor at Touro College, and Dr. Debora Getman, NYC Dept. of Education, will offer, Embracing Tolerance Through Literature, Film and Documentary. On December 5, 2019 Dr. Rebecca Chowske, Manhasset School District Coordinator of English Language Arts, will present Supporting Student Resilience When Giving Writing Feedback.

Outcomes: With the knowledge gained, participants will be able to incorporate the Next Generation NYS English Language Arts and Literacy Learning Standards in their lessons, which will:
• Be aligned with college and work expectations
• Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills
• Build upon strengths and lessons using current state standards
• Be informed of educational programs and practices in other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

The Nassau Reading Council (NRC) is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED). NRC workshops are designed to help participants meet NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirement (TEACH system).

Materials Fee: $35.00 per series, payable to Nassau Reading Council on the first day of the series. The series is free for

14. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 1 Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/2/2019

Location: LS2

The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum for first grade. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:


• The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.

• Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.

• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.

• Prepare a daily Level 1 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.

• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

15. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: 1/2

Closed
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.

16. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 2 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/8/2020

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. October 3 - Unit 1 November 12 - Unit 2 January 8 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

17. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 2 Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: LS2

Closed
The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
• Identify the skills taught in Fundations Level 2: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; spelling and punctuation.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
• Prepare a daily Level 2 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

18. Becoming Consumer Savvy: Improving Consumer and Financial Literacy in Grades 5 - 8 Using NYS Middle-Level CET

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/4/2019

The foundation for a stronger financial future is a solid financial plan. Helping your students become better consumers builds literacy and supports the long-term goal of financial stability. This workshop helps teachers organize and present the basic principles of a personal financial plan. Engage students with hands-on activities, web exploration, writing, and discussion. Content is based on the Financial and Consumer Literacy module of the NYS Middle-Level CTE. Among the topics are financial and economic decision-making, saving, spending, earning, employment and careers, financial services, and credit. Traditional and active-learning methods are combined with web resources to enhance student interest and participation.

19. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level K Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/4/2019

Location: LS3

The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
• Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level K: phonological awareness; phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
• Prepare a daily Level K learning plan and practice lesson activity
• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

20. Grow Strong Inside and Out - SEL Opportunities for Children

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/7/2019

Location: LLA

PAALS: Physical Activities And Life Skills, takes a fun, interactive approach to professional development using engaging classroom activities as a springboard to teach effective methods that help children develop SEL skills enabling them to thrive at school, at home, and in their community.

This workshop benefits:
1. Classroom elementary and middle school teachers
2. Special Ed teachers
3. Phys. Ed teachers
4. Adaptive Phys. Ed teachers

This workshop meets standards for:
1. New York State Framework for Mental Health Education Instruction
2. New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks


Teachers will learn how to find opportunities within the school day for children to connect with their peers on a deeper level and engage in meaningful conversations about their feelings-in context and in real-time.

Explore the benefits of providing children with an opportunity to: express their feelings as they CONNECT with their peers on a deeper level; develop the COURAGE to challenge themselves and try new things; achieve greater COMPETENCY and overall success; strengthen CHARACTER; and importantly, build CONFIDENCE in their abilities and themselves.

Throughout the workshop's activities (all of which can be used with the students in school), teachers continue to build and practice SEL. This enables the acquisition of tools needed to lead with empathy and make this type of communication an integral part of the daily learning environment. Teachers also gain strategies on how to demonstrate to students the ways in which they can draw upon their enhanced social and emotional skills to create positive relationships, and effectively navigate their everyday experiences.

21. STEM (Science): Experience in the Engineering Design Process building a Paper Roller Coaster

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and science administrators

Dates: 10/7/2019

Location: LS1

Make your own marble roller coaster out of paper! Build your own design. In this STEM workshop, teachers in pairs will use templates from https://paperrollercoasters.com/ (the fun and educational marble tracks used in schools and homes in all 50 states and over 30 countries) to design a paper roller coaster. Teachers will create and build a prototype, and test it using marbles.

Using paper roller coasters with a class can be a fun way to teach the physics of energy and motion, as well as the importance of the engineering design process. While the 3 sample lesson plans you will be provided with are typically meant for students in grades 5 through high school, the collaborative design and build experience can be done at younger elementary grade levels as a whole class project to address younger grade level NYSSLS standards as well.

22. ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators and Chairpersons

Dates: 10/8/2019

Location: LS2

PLEASE NOTE THE HOURS ARE FROM 8:30AM TO 11:30AM for each session.

Collaborate with ELA coordinators and directors from around Long Island to share best practices in English Language Arts instruction. Get the most current information and the latest initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

23. Encouraging Lateral thinking in the Classroom (Math and all subject areas)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/8/2019

Location: LS1

Lateral thinking is the ability to think creatively, or "outside the box" to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives; ideas that are not be obtainable by using traditional step-by-step logic. When you use lateral thinking, you solve problems using reasoning that is not immediately obvious. Train your students to think laterally! Lateral thinking can be learned and practiced. In this workshop you will engage in several puzzles, riddles and activities that require lateral thinking to solve and their applications in various classroom settings. While the bulk of the puzzles and activities we will engage in are mathematical in nature, the ability to think laterally is beneficial for all subject areas.

24. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 3 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2019 to 3/10/2020

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2 - CR3

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. October 8 - Unit 1 November 20 - Unit 2 January 14 - Unit 3 March 10 - Unit 4 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

25. K-5 Math Differentiation and Problem Solving - The Singapore Way

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/10/2019

Location: LS1

In this workshop you will be immersed in the Singaporean approach to designing and differentiating lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners. Problem solving examples will be from K-5, but the Singaporean approach will inspire, enlighten and broaden the perspective of all teachers and administrators K-12. As such, all are encouraged to attend.

Workshop topics include:



• Visual strategies to bridge concrete understanding to abstract understanding



• The 5 elements of an effective mathematics lesson



• Meeting the needs of struggling learners



• Identifying advanced learners and extending tasks



• Questioning to build understanding



• Promoting student collaboration and discourse

26. Real World Application for Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/10/2019

Location: LS3

Would you like to create real-world examples that help students get college and career ready?
Would you like to equip your students for algebra and beyond? Come join me and your colleagues in writing problem sets that are differentiated, rigorous and exposes algebra to all students. We all want our students to be ready for college and be successful in their future careers, so let's create problem sets that will build their skills cognitively and equip them for the future. After this engaging workshop, I assure you will have the tools needed to prepare and sustain critical thinking mathematicians!

27. Using Children's Literature to Teach Economics and Financial Literacy to Students

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/10/2019

Location: LS2

Add a new dimension to classroom curriculum by teaching introductory concepts in economics and personal finance using children's literature. Build economic and financial literacy one story at a time while reading, writing, and playing games.
This workshop offers everything you need to start teaching this important area to your students and have fun doing it. Teach concepts such as financial and economic decision-making, tradeoffs, opportunity cost, productivity, saving, spending, budgeting, employment, and trade. Story content may apply to a variety of subjects including language arts, social studies, math, and CTE. With a focus toward supporting NY State Standards and Curriculum, lessons are standards-based and complete with vocabulary, objectives, assessments, and related web-based support resources.
Join us for a workshop where we'll grapple with impactful reading strategies for students to employ when they tackle Achieve3000 texts. Each strategy discussed will support student success utilizing Achieve3000 but can be used for all texts across the content areas to cultivate literacy confidence and college and career-readiness. Participants will leave the workshop with several strategy tools for their instructional toolkits, while also gaining confidence utilizing the Achieve3000 reporting suite to monitor performance and drive instruction using the strategies discussed.

Please bring your Achieve3000 access information and a laptop or tablet due to the "hands on" nature of the workshop.

29. STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) - Science Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Administrators with Teacher leaders

Dates: 10/15/2019

Location: 1/2/3

4 Session Series
STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) is a redesign and restructuring of our traditional Collegial Circle. This innovative series will enhance our members' enthusiasm, readiness and understanding of NYSSLS three-dimensional teaching and learning. Our STEPS will take you beyond simply learning about NYS Science Learning Standards and will spearhead meaningful hands-on implementation.

The STEPS coaches, Joyce Barry, Dr. Mary Loesing, and Nancy Lin, recommend Science Department Chairs attend with a small team of teacher leaders for the purpose of creating strong, transformative skills that will keep your district ahead of the curve in regards to New York State science change. During this year-long series, you and your team will gain knowledge, practices and tools to turnkey professional development with the rest of your department and embark on quality implementation to keep your district at the forefront of the NYSED Science Standard Roadmap.

Work Sessions will include:
Curriculum alignment to 3-D model
3-D assessment review and development
Effective strategies for successful, quality implementation
Literature review

Register your team now to keep your district at the cutting edge of three-dimensional science.

30. Dyslexia: What It Is and What to Do about It

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, speech pathologists, Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/22/2019

Location: LL-A

Participants will progress from theory to effective practice, beginning with the understanding of the physical causes and symptoms of dyslexia and tools for diagnosing language based learning disabilities, through a thorough grounding in the principles and practices in effective multi-sensory language education and ending with strategies for developing vocabulary, content knowledge and a variety of skills with and without text. The overarching premise of this course is that all students need a solid instruction in foundational reading skills, that those who start to struggle need timely and appropriate identification and intervention, and that they must have age and grade appropriate content and vocabulary development even as they are developing their reading skills.
Dyslexia Series:
Day 1: This session explores the current research and best practices in the area of dyslexia and related learning disabilities, the need for broader understanding of the symptoms and behaviors, and the strategies for teaching reading to students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Discussion of how to assess students who may be dyslexic.

Day 2:Discussion and practice the Orton Gillingham based, multi-sensory approach and address the following teaching strategies: syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding, multi-sensory techniques for sight words, reciprocal teaching method for the reading classroom, advanced spelling techniques, multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling and ongoing progress assessment of students. Overview of the direct and explicit teaching strategies that improve student vocabulary, increase upper-level phonemic awareness and the stages of decoding, encoding and reading/writing vocabulary instruction in the Orton Gillingham multi-sensory approach.

31. Assessing, Accommodating, and Supporting reading in ELs, Special Ed, LOTE, and Gen. Ed. students

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Assistant Superintendent, Director of Instruction and Curriculum, Director of Special Education, Director of Education Technology, Director of LOTE, Director of ELA

Dates: 10/17/2019

Location: LS3

Find out how numerous schools throughout LI have been using Capti Voice to:
1) assess 6 foundational reading skills to detect areas of strength and weakness
2) get actionable recommendations to help students improve
3) use built-in literacy support tools to build reading skills, and
4) accommodatie disabilities or areas of weakness in classes and tests.

Capti Voice is built on the principles of UDL and student choice, which makes it a great resource for supporting a diverse classroom. Capti helps increase teacher productivity, maintain compliance with accessibility laws, improve literacy, and, most importantly, give students independence and confidence to become better readers. Capti Voice is based at Stony Brook University's Center for Excellence and is available on Nassau BOCES COSER 532.. Capti is a Google Partner for Education, as well as a partner of Schoology, Canvas, Clever, and ClassLink.

32. iReady User Fall User Group Meeting

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/17/2019

Location: LS 1

New
Come join us to dive into your data! Agenda:

• i-Ready questions for clarity

• i-Ready updates- Always Getting Better

• Building Data Cultures: Show Me Your Data with Ty Holmes and Jenn Paul: Showcasing a data-driven culture through goal-setting, data-chats and growth-focused celebrations *Participants will need a device and their log in credentials to navigate their most recent i-Ready data **Lunch will be provided by Curriculum Associates at 11:30am

33. Just Words® Introductory Workshop presented by a Wilson Certified Trainer

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 10/22/2019

Location: LS2

This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words® curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the research base of the why and how of Just Words® instruction.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple learning styles.
• Identify the skills taught in Just Words®: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
• Properly identify and group students.
• Use the Instructor Manual’s Unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.
Educators will learn how they can call upon and invite diverse teams of students to serve as school climate experts, researchers and advocates and work with them to identify and solve complex problems and overcome barriers to providing a quality education to all students.

We will examine how schools across the U.S. are using YPAR to transform school climate, learning environments and achieve educational equity, while simultaneously improving adult culture, work environments and teacher morale. In each session, we will explore how to improve schools for everyone by working collaboratively with students using a set of activity-based, action-oriented exercises and protocols, and sharing model action projects that have been used successfully in other schools. Everyone will leave with a personal plan of action and YPAR Tool Kit they can use for leading and sustaining school climate improvement to ensure that all students thrive.

Goals for Session 1:
1. To introduce the power of YPAR to amplify the voices of students and teachers and to identify and solve complex school problems that prevent schools from meeting the needs of all students. 2. To synthesize research on quality education as a civil right (QECR), personalized learning, democratic school leadership and improving school climate, culture and learning as a call to taking effective action. 3. To explore and apply a simple, yet powerful Youth Participatory Action Research Model that each participant can apply in their schools to address issues of educational equity and improve school climate and culture.

Goals for Session 2:
1. To explore and assess the power of YPAR to amplify the voices of ALL students and teachers and to identify and solve complex school problems that prevent schools from meeting the needs of all students. 2. To share the ways that students, teachers and school leaders applied the YPAR Action Model in their schools, classrooms and organizations.

35. Breakfast- NWEA User Group: MAP GROWTH- data to maximize growth for all students

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/23/2019

Location: LL-A

NWEA® and Nassau BOCES invite you to participate in a unique User Group event designed specifically with you in mind. Join other NWEA partners in your area to get best practices, tips and practical support from NWEA staff and learn how districts in New York State are using MAP® Growth™ data to maximize growth for all students.

Learn alongside your peers about how to build a data culture through MAP to inform responsive instruction during the round table sessions
Take an in-depth look into the most important reports needed to inform instruction and track growth
Explore how to set goals with your students using their RIT scores

36. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019 to 10/24/2019

Location: LS2

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

37. BOCES 4 Science: Grade 3 - Investigating Weather and Climate

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2019

Location: 1C

Join the BOCES 4 Science (formerly the Elementary Science Program) educators for Professional Development sessions that are focused on NEW elementary science units that were written specifically to address the recently adopted NYS PreK-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Sessions will include specific information on 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, content instruction, assessment for the unit, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. **CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED**

38. BOCES 4 Science: Grade 5 - Deer, Deer Everywhere

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2019

Location: 1D

Join the BOCES 4 Science (formerly the Elementary Science Program) educators for Professional Development sessions that are focused on NEW elementary science units that were written specifically to address the recently adopted NYS PreK-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Sessions will include specific information on 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, content instruction, assessment for the unit, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. **CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED**

39. BOCES 4 Science: Kindergarten - Pushes & Pulls AND Weather for Kindergarten

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2019

Location: LLA

Join the BOCES 4 Science (formerly the Elementary Science Program) educators for Professional Development sessions that are focused on NEW elementary science units that were written specifically to address the recently adopted NYS PreK-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Sessions will include specific information on 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, content instruction, assessment for the unit, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. **CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED**

40. PLDN - Principals' Leadership Development Network 2019-2020

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Principals

Dates: 10/25/2019 to 5/19/2020

Location: 1/2/3

LEADERSHIP
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
The Principals' Leadership Development Network provides professional growth opportunities for principals that will emphasize:

•Professional learning around topics aligned with research-based school issues
•Professional growth in your leadership style and technique
•Providing the leadership you staff needs during stressful times
•Professional/personal balance between work and home life
•Professional dialogue and exchange of ideas and experiences A network of support with opportunities for mentorship and/or partnerships

Guest Speakers for 2019-2020 will include:

•Elizabeth Dellamora -Reinvigorating the Leader Within You
•Debra Caputo - Suicide Safety for Personnel
•Jessica Gruttola - Mindfulness for Administrators: Giving yourself that minute to focus on your own needs

41. ELLs and Immigrant Students: Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/28/2019

Location: LS3

Join us as we examine the role culture plays in student achievement. Learn how to engage students by mutually exploring their native cultures, addressing their cultural learning styles, and creating rigorous lessons using culturally relevant materials.
Together we will discuss cultural taboos, and role-play a variety of scenarios between teachers and immigrant parents to improve communication.
Enroll for this interactive workshop which will be both informative and enjoyable.

42. Strengthen Your Mentoring Skills

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 12/5/2019

Location: LS3

2 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
Mentors are essential to our profession and have been shown to have significant effect on teacher retention. This two part institute will support mentors in strengthening their roles and responsibilities. Participants will develop an understanding of the various supports needed by both new and experienced teachers. Participants are encouraged to bring their districts mentoring and APPR guidelines and/or requirements. The participants will be actively involved in developing their skills as mentors.

43. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/29/2019

Location: LS3

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.

44. Conflict Coaching Training presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Support Professionals, Principals, Lay- Leaders

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/3/2020

Location: LS2

This workshop is a full-week training to become a certified Conflict Coach, to effectively guide students to handle conflicts and challenges they face. This training will fully prepare you to engage in coaching practice, along with understanding the theory and research behind what coaching has to offer.

Training includes:
• Specific coaching methodologies and practices
• Role-plays and exercises to broaden the scope
• Targeted discussion about conflict and negotiation
• Skills-building in conflict coaching and guidance
Note: although this week-long training is aimed to certify all participants, final certification is at the instructor's discretion, based on individual skills-evaluation.



*Nassau BOCES supports the "Mental Health and Wellness" of our community. Please check back often for our other Professional Development opportunities.

45. Elevating Effective Teaching - Year 2

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/9/2020

Prerequisite : Completion of the Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1 series.

Building on the foundations forged during Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1, this next-level series will have participants develop an engaging lesson incorporating the new NYS learning standards, embedding assessment, and improving instruction to improve of their student learning. Sessions will include: strengthening instructional planning, embedding equity into practice, reflecting and building a learning community.

If you are interested in taking the Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1 series, that is also available elsewhere from Nassau BOCES on MyLearningPlan.
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3094446&D=10056

46. Elevating Effective Teaching - Year 1

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/9/2020

Location: 1/2

Elevating Effect Teaching - Year 1 Due to the overwhelming success and feedback from this program, we are opening it again this year. This professional development series is designed to bring already effective teachers to the higher levels.

October 29, 2019 - A Launch into Elevative Effective Teaching:
The Five Core Proposition, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, and Teaching Standards for your specific area and age group. This day will support getting to your students and differentiating instructional strategies as you plan for needs, strengths and interests.

January 13, 2020 Content Knowledge and Assessment
Determining where your students are and what they need is critical to instruction. We will discuss which assessments might be best suited for your purpose and align these to the goals you set for your class.

March 9, 2020 Learning Environment and Engagement
Analyzing teaching videos will provide a way to discuss how to engage students in relevant learning which is memorable and thought provoking.

47. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2019

Location: 1/2

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.

48. Cultivating Multi-Dimensional Wellness, Mental Health and Social Well-Being in our Classrooms and Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, teachers, focus on grades 3 to 8

Dates: 10/30/2019

Location: LL-A

Our mission is to equip teachers, staff and administrators to effectively manage their own wellness, mental health and social well-being to ignite their leadership potential and inspire a school-wide culture of collaboration, equity, positivity and innovation.

Our approach leverages the principles of brain-based learning theory, relevant neuroscience, dynamic movement, breath, emotional intelligence tools, and sensory processing theory. Our instructional materials ensure results by equipping teachers, staff and students with practical mindfulness strategies, movement sequences, breathing exercises, neural integration techniques and social-emotional learning activities that are easily integrated in classrooms, one-on-one, and in after-school clubs and programs. This daily diet of wellness, mental health and social well-being support accelerates results throughout the school community and teaches all stakeholders how to apply learned principles into their lives consistently.
In our Foundations workshops, participants will:

• Discuss professional challenges and understand the research-based application of our instructional practices as they address these challenges.
• Explore how the Three Keys to Ignite Potential directly address the mental health and social-emotional challenges in today's classrooms.
• Examine Emotional Intelligence and the 5 Core Competencies of Social-Emotional Learning
• Understand current findings in neuroscience and how they apply to student learning, mental health, and social well-being.
• Review research that supports daily integration of mindfulness, movement, breath, neural integration and social emotional practices to enhance student performance, self-awareness and self-regulation.
• Explore the Seven Dimensions of Wellness and Mental Health.
• Understand the science of stress, overwhelm and anxiety and the impact on our students and ourselves.

49. Elevating Effective Administrators Series

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/30/2019 to 3/10/2020

3 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
This new interactive 3 day series will embed the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) Standards and facilitation tools and techniques which can be used to engage educators and increase your leadership capacity.

Topics we will explore include:

● Leadership Philosophy
● School Climate
● Providing Feedback with Impact
● Trust
● Learning Environment Building School Capacity
● SEL as part of your culture
● Instructional Practice
● 5 Core Propositions and Architecture if Accomplished Teaching

50. AP Capstone Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/31/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Join us to discuss best practices in the implementation of the AP Capstone Program (including AP Seminar/AP Research). Get the most current information and the latest updates from the College Board and share with your fellow educators how the program is going.

51. The Power of "I Can & I Will" - Empowerment through Self-Talk and Teacher Praise

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, social workers, psychologists, administrators

Dates: 11/1/2019

Location: LS3

Access Students' Minds for Learning: Practical Strategies to Increase Students Ability to Overcome Challenges Using Self-Talk and Teacher Praise

Many students compare themselves to others and give up before trying to tackle a challenge. These students who struggle learning often tell themselves, "I can't do it, "It's too hard for me, or "The other kids are better than me. Creating healthy minds and positive decision-making skills begins with the ability to align thoughts with desired actions. Establish a classroom environment that fosters positive thinking and growth mindsets that are supported by positive praise. The ability to use positive self-talk has a direct impact on academic, behavioral and social-emotional development. Identifying then replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts influences students' ability to take initiation and reach their goals. This course will focus on identifying proactive and reactive language, what their underlying meaning is and how to teach students to take control of their thoughts and become empowered. Activities and resources will be made available for immediate use with students to foster the foundation of self-awareness, self-monitoring and self-talk. This enlightening, collaborative and fun workshop provides educators with information and proven classroom strategies to turn, "I can't to "I can and I will! by learning to:




• Understand the relationship thoughts have with actions



• Teach students proactive thinking strategies



• Identify key words that encourage a fixed mindset and learn positive replacement words to foster growth mindsets



• Increase positive thinking as it relates to academic, behavior and social-emotional skills



• Create opportunities for students to take action on positive thoughts and throw away self-defeating thoughts

52. Math Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons, math coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders

Dates: 11/1/2019

Location: LS2

3 Session Series
Collaborate with math chairs, coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders from around Long Island to share best practices in mathematics instruction. Discuss current issues in Grade K through high school mathematics.

Each meeting's agenda is created organically by the needs and conversation of our members.

53. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019 to 11/14/2019

Location: LS3

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

54. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/12/2019

Location: 1/2

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

55. Democracy and Civic Engagement: Bringing Current Events In the Classroom

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Middle School and High School educators and school teachers

Dates: 11/12/2019

Location: LS 2

Each day, our students are faced with tragic headlines, contentious media coverage, and divisive rhetoric-and then they come to school. Teaching current events can be challenging: The news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions. But engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy.

Join Facing History and Ourselves to discuss how and when to bring current events into the classroom, as well as to learn teaching strategies that foster constructive dialogue. The workshop will feature content, pedagogy, and resources for addressing the question of how we can prepare students to actively engage with the world outside-and inside-our school walls.
In this workshop, you will learn:
• How to make meaningful connections between current events and your curriculum
• Strategies to navigate partisan politics in diverse settings
• Teaching ideas for addressing breaking news and ongoing issues

56. Productive Struggle in Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 11/13/2019

Location: LS3

Are you wondering what productive struggle looks like? Have you been struggling yourself between what is productive struggle and what is non-productive struggle?
Come join me and your colleagues in this collaborative workshop designed to deal with all your concerns and frustrations when it comes to implementing and fostering productive struggle in your classrooms. After this engaging workshop, you will have the tools needed to manage and facilitate which interventions need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls and frustrations during the practice of productive struggle.

57. Capturing Every Learner: Differentiation for Each and Every Student

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

Location: LL-B

Students' learning differences are an ever-present reality in teachers' lives. Added to this is the constant need to prepare our students for the 21st Century with a new set of skills. These skills, which are not tied to any specific content, include: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. The need to differentiate instruction to have the greatest chance for each student to succeed has never been more important.
This institute will equip you with methods to diagnose the differing needs of student learners, how to use the information to develop lessons to meet individual learners' readiness, interest and learning profile, and a wide variety of strategies to implement in order to accomplish this. The conference will include:

• Tools for assessing student learners
• Strategies for effective differentiation
• Hands-on activities to experience differentiation
• Time to design a unit and specific lessons
• Time for reflection and planning

Our time together will equip you to begin immediate implementation of differentiation in your classroom. Come learn and grow with colleagues as we strive to make learning engaging and achievable for all of the students in our care.

58. Hanover Research Breakfast Briefing: How to Leverage Research to Inform Decisions and Reach District Goals

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Asst. Superintendent Business- Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 11/14/2019

Location: LS2

This will be an interactive presentation in which attendees will learn how to gather and leverage research to make data-informed decisions. We will discuss the difference between generic vs custom research and how / when to use different methodologies to address different priorities. In addition to receiving complimentary research studies on any topics of interest, all attendees will also receive free access to the Hanover Library.

59. Practical Techniques in Validation and Behavior Management in Today's Demanding School Environment with Dr. Blaise Aguirre

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2019

Location: Tilles Center for the Arts

Schools are dealing with an unprecedented level of mental health concerns in their students. Stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, self-injury and suicidal behavior are pervasive as are the number of children taking psychiatric medication.

This full day workshop will overview some basic and yet fundamental ideas in approaching the current situation in order to provide teachers, counselors, and administrators with techniques to cope with the contemporary classroom and reduce "burnout" in themselves.

*************BIO****************

Blaise Aguirre, MD - Medical Director of McClean Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical director of 3East continuum of care, an array of programs for teens which use DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Dr. Aguirre is internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly throughout the world.

Dr. Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, Coping with BPD, and Fighting Back.

60. Help Focus Me: I Can't Do It Alone

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/15/2019

Location: LS3

In today's society, ADHD has become an en vogue term not a serious diagnosis. Uncover what ADHD really is and understand its long-lasting impact over students' lives. This informational/interactive presentation includes the impact of the symptoms of ADHD and its importance of developing the essential skills of "how to learn" which then provides a skill set for success in school. The skills and interventions will be applicable immediately with an understanding of "why" they are effective. Come discover solutions to connect with your challenging students and empower them to take ownership and accountability to become active and engaged learners.

•Learn the prevalence and impact of ADHD
•Understand how ADHD impacts students socially and academically in school
•Understand executive functioning and how it relates to students' ability to self-regulate
• Critically review how delaying gratification increases self-regulation (self-control)
•distractions from outside stimuli
•Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success

61. Implementing Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Grades K-2 (Introductory Series)- Next Session January 9

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Literacy Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2019 to 2/6/2020

Location: LS1

2nd Session is: January 9
3rd session is: February 6
THIS TRAINING IS "DESIGNED FOR THOSE TEACHERS WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE LLI ORANGE, GREEN OR BLUE SYSTEMS"
LLI is a supplementary intervention program, aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and working within the tiers of Response to Intervention. This three day interactive institute is designed to introduce teachers to Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) and its components. Teachers will learn:  Effective strategies for powerful instruction based on students' needs.  Systematic observation of reading and writing as a critical component of the lesson framework.

62. Writing Workshop - from Prewriting to Publication

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: elementary teachers

Dates: 11/18/2019

Location: LS3

This workshop will explore the writing process and its connection to the content areas from prewriting to publication. Practical ideas and suggestions will be explored for: 1. Using trade books as a springboard for writing. 2. Writing across the curriculum - What does it mean to write like a historian, a literacy critic, a mathematician, or a scientist? 3. How to motivate students to write in the different genres e.g. poetry, personal narratives, persuasive arguments 4. Dissecting a text to write a response 5. Using rubrics to evaluate writing Participants will engage in hands-on activities and leave with a portfolio of ideas to use in their classrooms.

63. Wellness, Mental Health and Social Well-Being Leadership Initiative

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff

Dates: 11/19/2019 to 3/11/2020

Location: LL-A

Internal and external stress has a significant impact on every dimension of our lives: our wellness, our mental health, and our social well-being. In this workshop, we will explore the Seven Dimensions of Wellness, learn how to apply the Three Keys to Ignite Potential, and experience tools that support us to deal more effectively with stress and overload. These small shifts have significant impact to bring more energy, more presence, more potential and more innovation into our work and personal lives.

Culture drives results; leaders drive culture. In order for our schools to build cultures that support wellness, mental health, and social well-being, teachers, staff and administrators must examine their own health and wellness, explore strategies based in neuroscience, and experience mindfulness practices to ignite their leadership potential. This workshop is highly interactive, incorporates brain-based learning techniques and utilizes discussion, group exercises, focused visualization, emotional mastery exercises and constructive collaboration. Our mission is to support all participants toward effective, efficient and inspired leadership.
The impacts of this professional development workshop will empower participants to:
• Cultivate awareness of their own, and their students'multi-dimensional wellness, mental health and social well-being
• Foster positivity
• Communicate effectively with peers and students
• Utilize mindfulness and emotional IQ tools to reduce stress and anxiety for themselves and others
• Clarify future goals and commitments
• Encourage shared and collaborative leadership with a focus on the health and wellness of every member in the school community

64. Building School Communities of Wellness, Mental Health and Social Well-Being

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and staff with a focus on grades 3-8

Dates: 11/21/2019 to 5/12/2020

Location: LL-A

Our Comprehensive Training includes an 8-Unit Instructional Manual, Classroom Posters, Student Handouts and the Education Alive Emotional Intelligence Card Deck
Our instructional materials provide over 60 activities, including 5 to 15-minute brain-based lesson plans for enhanced student understanding, and 1 to 5-minute mindfulness, movement, breathing and SEL activities for easy integration into the classroom. All of our materials are aligned with the NYS Mental Health and Social-Emotional Learning Benchmarks.
Explore the theory and neuroscience to support understanding and application of instructional practices with students. Experience brain-based lesson plans, mindfulness, movement breath and SEL activities you can use with students immediately. Practice teaching lessons plans and activities to gain confidence Plan implementation for daily integration of practices and lessons into your classroom or student sessions. Explore the Multi-Dimensional Wellness model and experience the Three Keys to Ignite Potential. Learn how to apply tools and strategies to reduce personal stress and overwhelm, cultivate more time/life balance, and deliver tools effectively and authentically to your students
Each of the 8-Units in our Instructional Materials Includes:
• Complete Brain-Based Learning Lesson Plans with options for short, easily integrated lesson planning
• Breathing, Movement and Mindfulness Strategies that can be integrated in 1 to 5-minutes
• Social Emotional Learning Activities
• Daily Integration Ideas
• Illustrations for Techniques
• Student Handouts (including an 8-page Gratitude, Appreciation and Kindness Journal)

*Materials were created for grades 3 to 8. All instructional practices can be modified for K to 2 and High School

65. From Social-Emotional Learning to Mental Health: Addressing a Crisis in Our Schools with Dr. Bill Daggett

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 11/22/2019

Location: The Little Theatre

We have no choice: as educators, we all must act to counteract the alarming increase in mental health issues, which is bearing down primarily on our students and secondarily on the adults serving and surrounding them.

Dr. Daggett and his colleagues at the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) have searched the nation for the most successful practices to address these difficult challenges. While we are still in the early stages of confronting this crisis, many schools have devised programs that are successfully folding mental health into learning.

Dr. Daggett will share the practices that "are" and "are not" working. Participants will learn from the mistakes of others and gain a toolkit of specific strategies and practices they can use at the classroom, building, and district levels to help our schools become places of well-being and health.

***********BIO************

Bill Daggett, Ed.D., Founder and Chairman of the ICLE, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. For 25 years, he has lead school reform efforts to effectively prepare students for their future; he challenges all of us to be more focused on our children's future. His advice and guidance are sought out by nearly every major education association in the country, hundreds of school districts, numerous political and business leaders, publishers, and others.

Dr. Daggett was a teacher, local administrator, and a director with the New York State Education Department.

He is the creator of the Rigor/Relevance Framework which has recently become the cornerstone of much of the nation's school reform efforts. He is also the author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks, research reports, and journal articles.

66. '"Escape the Classroom" with Breakout EDU for Elementary Grades 2-5 Math, Science, ELA

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary teachers

Dates: 11/25/2019

Location: LS3

See what the latest hype in education is all about! Students of all ages love escape room games. Immersed in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative teamwork, learn how you can harness this power for subject-area student engagement. This latest popular approach in education is used by teachers to turn their classrooms into fun, yet content driven, "Escape Rooms".

Using materials provided by the instructor as well as materials found at BreakoutEDU, teachers will experience cross-curricular escape-room activities firsthand. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the game by having the students work in teams to solve challenging puzzles that will open lock boxes to win the game and "escape". Escape games combine kinesthetic learning, teamwork, spatial reasoning, critical and "outside of the box" thinking into a format kids will love. The interdisciplinary approach for this session will be focused on Science, Math & ELA content for grades 2-5.

67. Equity and Differentiation in the Math Classroom

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: LS3

Have you been differentiating within your classroom and haven't seen the student growth and proficiency you've been looking for? Are you looking for a strategy to execute the learning target on every student's level?
Join me and your colleagues in this engaging stations-based workshop. I assure you this workshop will give you the tools needed to build an equitable lesson plan with lots of math manipulatives and collaborative learning. Let's perfect your stations-based craft by building lessons that accommodate diverse learners!

68. LICEE - Understanding and Effectively Responding to Our Students' Stress and Trauma

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/3/2019 to 1/22/2020

Location: 1/2/3

This workshop is focused on providing you with the knowledge, skills, and structures to build resilience in all students. Resilience empowers every student to achieve success and prepares them for future challenges. Educational leaders can drastically increase student resilience by designing and implementing a resilience-building culture so that each student can heal, grow, learn and thrive. You'll learn how to apply practical tools to strengthen your students' readiness for instruction and ability to learn. You'll also identify strategies to meet students' needs for behavioral support including motivational tools and effective behavioral health structures.

Day 1: "Student Resilience Realized: Building Extraordinary Brains" The trauma-informed movement is sweeping through education. Now almost every educator knows something about childhood trauma and its devastating impact on student learning, behavior and quality of life. We also know that building student resilience is the antidote to traumatic experience. But now that we are trauma- informed, how do we respond? And what about students who do not experience trauma yet suffer the significant challenges of severe anxiety and chronic stress due to personal and/or school challenges?

Day 2: "Building Resilience in Our Students Who Are Experiencing Poverty" Research reveals that experiences of chronic poverty significantly impact how a student thinks, feels and behaves. Because this emerging pattern of thinking, feeling and behavior is often starkly different from those of people not experiencing poverty, helping relationships between the impoverished student and non-impoverished educator can struggle to form, stall midway, or fail altogether. This workshop provides educational leaders with information and insights on the impact of poverty on the brain and equips them with concrete tools for helping staff build effective relationships with impoverished students.

69. Preparing Your Students for the English Regents Exam (Part I): Focus on Reading Comprehension

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and special education teachers

Dates: 12/4/2019

Location: LL-A

As Part I of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehen-sion texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax.

(This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8).

70. Awakening the Teacher Leader in You

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/6/2019 to 3/12/2020

Location: LS3

2 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
How can Teacher Leadership (TL) improve school climate and student learning? During these two days participants will define teacher leadership, explore formal and informal roles and discuss various ways that schools can incorporate teacher leadership to improve instructional practice and student learning. This institute will provide current resources and embed facilitation techniques to engage adult learners in collaborative work.

Day 1

● Beliefs
● Define Teacher Leadership
● Self Assessment NEA TL Competencies and Model TL Standards
● Various Roles for Teacher Leaders
● Many responsibilities that Teacher Leaders can accomplish
● Strategies and Barriers in Teacher Leadership
● Reflection

Day 2

● Competencies and Standards
● Adult Learning and Facilitation
● Trust: an exploration of both earning and giving trust
● Protocols to support learning
● Effective Action Planning
● Reflection and Next Steps

71. ELLs and Immigrant Students: Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/9/2019

Location: LS1

Join us as we examine the role culture plays in student achievement. Learn how to engage students by mutually exploring their native cultures, addressing their cultural learning styles, and creating rigorous lessons using culturally relevant materials.
Together we will discuss cultural taboos, and role-play a variety of scenarios between teachers and immigrant parents to improve communication.
Enroll for this interactive workshop which will be both informative and enjoyable.

72. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, security guards, nurses, etc.

Dates: 12/9/2019

Location: LL-A

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (School) is a 6 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: ◆ Assess for risk of suicide or harm ◆ Listen nonjudgmentally ◆ Give reassurance and information ◆ Encourage appropriate professional help ◆ Encourage self-help and other support strategies

73. Leading Meaningful Change in School Climate: What Works and How to Make it Happen

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Building and district level school administrators

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: LL-A

Are your school climate initiatives making a difference in student and staff motivation, achievement, attendance, and behavior? Creating meaningful change in school climate begins by developing a consistent mindset and positive communication skills for all school adults. Our words and actions influence what others believe to be true about themselves and that in turn, drives their choice of behavior. Leading a school climate transformation begins with adults and requires that building leaders model the behavior they expect from staff and know how to invite them to consider more beneficial actions. This workshop provides leaders with a simple framework and step-by-step approach for:


• Creating buy-in from all staff by addressing their as well as their students' needs.
• Demonstrating how to manage our own emotional triggers, so we respond without blame or judgment, instead of reacting without thinking.
• Developing strategies for resolving disruptions in the classroom instead of sending students out of class.
• Sharing the science of how school relationships positively or negatively influence developing brains and behavior.
• Creating the conditions for motivation by replacing control-oriented strategies with autonomy-supportive ones.

74. Mental Wellness, Mindfulness, Brain-based Learning - INVENTING SELF™

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: LS2

INVENTING SELF™ connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.

Activities include:
• Exercises to enhance concentration and attention
• Hands-on activities to engage learners
• Tools to increase communication skills and introspection
• Strategies to connect yourself and your students to intuition

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance through social emotional well-being, mindfulness and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

Participants will learn techniques for immediate application in their classrooms, as well as, in their personal lives.

75. STEM (Science): Experience in the Engineering Design Process building a Paper Roller Coaster

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and science administrators

Dates: 12/12/2019

Location: LS1

Make your own marble roller coaster out of paper! Build your own design. In this STEM workshop, teachers in pairs will use templates from https://paperrollercoasters.com/ (the fun and educational marble tracks used in schools and homes in all 50 states and over 30 countries) to design a paper roller coaster. Teachers will create and build a prototype, and test it using marbles.

Using paper roller coasters with a class can be a fun way to teach the physics of energy and motion, as well as the importance of the engineering design process. While the 3 sample lesson plans you will be provided with are typically meant for students in grades 5 through high school, the collaborative design and build experience can be done at younger elementary grade levels as a whole class project to address younger grade level NYSSLS standards as well.

76. Empowering Students by Teaching them "HOW TO" Think Strategically

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/13/2019

Location: LS3

Many students learn innately through experiences which connect concepts with meaning. Often times, struggling learners need to be taught how to be strategic in their learning so they can acquire, retain and apply information taught with confidence. Their perception can influence their belief system and become their reality thereby stunting their progress. Students' performance and self-concept benefits from identifying that they can manage their own perceptions, improve their academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills by learning to use visualization as a strategy to prepare for successful outcomes and pair both perception and visualization with positive self-talk. These skills are taught and supported by educators' ability to model and teach these skills as well as the effective use of para-verbal communication, active listening and behavior specific praise techniques of communication.

During this interactive and collaborative presentation, participants will learn the skills necessary to identify, use and teach these skills and provide the foundation of proactive communication allowing students the knowledge and opportunity to overcome challenging tasks and situations. As students use these skills, they will begin to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. These skills can become life-long strategies that can be applied in college and throughout adulthood. Participants will learn:

•To understand and demonstrate how perception relates to learning

•How to manage different perceptions in students

•How to apply a positive perception to difficult assignments/situations

•To develop nonverbal and verbal working memory skills

•How visualization improves learning

•To model and teach positive self-talk as the common thread to learning and preserving through challenges

•To understand and demonstrate the use of para-verbal communication and active listening as it pertains to

77. Inventing Self: Not Your Typical Training

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/13/2019

Location: LS2

Having trouble connecting in a disconnected world?
Challenges of engaging students are increasing exponentially for a number of reasons, many of which are outside of our control. What can we do to help bring connection to a disconnected world?
INVENTING SELF™ connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.
Activities include:
• Activities to cultivate creativity
• Hands-on understanding of neuroscience
• Breathing, meditation and yoga techniques to connect to the present moment
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills and self-awareness
• Exposure to new potential passions
• Strategies to transform your classroom/office/school into a fun, engaging and safe place for creativity to thrive

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance, social emotional well-being and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

78. 'Escape the Classroom' with Breakou tEDU for Algebra 1 Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Algera 1 Math teachers and math chairpersons

Dates: 12/16/2019

Location: LS1

See what the latest hype in education is all about! Students of all ages love escape room games. Immersed in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative teamwork, learn how you can harness this power for subject-area student engagement. This latest popular approach in education is used by teachers to turn their classrooms into fun, yet content driven, "Escape Rooms".

Using materials provided by the instructor as well as materials found at BreakoutEDU, teachers will experience Algebra 1 Math escape-room activities firsthand. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the game by having the students work in teams to solve challenging puzzles that will open lock boxes to win the game and "escape". Escape games combine kinesthetic learning, teamwork, spatial reasoning, critical and "outside of the box" thinking into a format kids will love. This session will be focused on Algebra 1 Math content.

79. Creating Suicide Safety in Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: School crisis team members, administrators, mental health professionals, guidance counselors, nurses

Dates: 12/17/2019

Location: 1/2

The 6-hour workshop is for school planning teams. Often several schools in a district or an area come together to host the training and each sends a planning team. What that planning team looks like varies greatly from school to school.

We provide a model that looks at 4 basic categories of preparedness/assets:
• Informed and skilled staff - training for faculty and ancillary staff to recognize warning signs and know what to do about it.
• Resilient students - Developmentally appropriate education programming to support protection and resilience.
• Tools and resources to identify students at risk for suicide, assess the level of risk, provide intervention appropriate to the level of risk.
• A planned response following a suicide of a school community member (student, staff or parent). And then two foundational supports:
• Policies, protocols and procedures
• Community/parent engagement and support.
This workshop is designed to help school personnel:
• Assess existing suicide prevention and response readiness
• Receive guidance in current best practice in school based suicide prevention
• Develop a customized implementation plan
• Access free and low cost resources

80. ELLS with Disabilities: Twelve Essential Strategies To Promote Success

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/17/2019

Location: LS3

English Language Learners with disabilities struggle daily with learning and/or emotional difficulties, as well as language acquisition needs. Fortunately, there are researched based teaching strategies to assist this population.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to identify these students, view culturally responsive materials to encourage engagement, and learn academic, social/emotional strategies to promote success.

81. Finding and Supporting the Gifted & Talented Learner

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/17/2019

There is a demographic subgroup that is often overlooked. It is accepted that a district strives to meet the needs of *all* learners. How, then, is your district supporting the needs of Gifted & Talented students?

Differentiation for Gifted & Talented students is challenging to design; it is more than simply assigning "extra work". Because of their academic success, these students educational needs are often overlooked or not met. Often these students are not intellectually challenged or stimulated; and extra-curricular clubs are not always the right answer.

Whether you are looking to re-vamp or create a Gifted & Talented program, or provide enrichment for all students, this workshop provides best instructional practices to motivate and energize the learning environment, not just for accelerated students, but for the entire learning community!

Activities include:
• Student-centered, interdisciplinary curriculum
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills between learners of all levels
• Exposure to new potential passions
• Strategies to transform your classroom/school into a fun, engaging and challenging center for learning

82. Mathematics is Not a Spectator Sport

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: elementary teachers

Dates: 12/17/2019

Location: LS 1

This workshop will examine:




• How students learn math



• How to create a positive climate for students to learn and apply math concepts



• How to evaluate a math curriculum



• How to make problem solving the primary focus in teaching math



• The role of rote learning in teaching math



• Common errors children make in math calculations



• Using trade books to teach math



• Cow to connect math to the rest of the curriculum

83. Preparing Your Students for the Regents Exam (Parts II: Focus on Writing the Argumentation Essay

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and special education teachers

Dates: 1/8/2020

Location: LS3

As Part II of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into Part II of the Regents ex-am. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time on the exam to plan and write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts. They will also learn how to teach students to analyze editorials and other informational articles as a classroom practice.

(This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8).

84. Writing Yoga®: An SEL Toolkit for Overcoming Challenges in a Difficult World

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: K-12 Educators, Special Area Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 1/13/2020

Location: LS 3

New
Writing Yoga® addresses challenges faced by students and teachers while aligning with SEL, ELA, and Physical Education standards. Writing prompts, simple yoga poses, and mindfulness practices are crafted to serve individual goals set in advance. Students and teachers report significant improvements in focus, attention, empathy, and problem-solving skills after completing the process. A calm mind and an energetic body are the recipe for an inspired classroom! When we are relaxed, we are able to be more productive and work better as a school-wide community. All programs include practical tools for immediate implementation in any school setting.

85. STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) - Science Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Administrators with Teacher leaders

Dates: 1/28/2020

Location: 1/2/3

4 Session Series
STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) is a redesign and restructuring of our traditional Collegial Circle. This innovative series will enhance our members' enthusiasm, readiness and understanding of NYSSLS three-dimensional teaching and learning. Our STEPS will take you beyond simply learning about NYS Science Learning Standards and will spearhead meaningful hands-on implementation.

The STEPS coaches, Joyce Barry, Dr. Mary Loesing, and Nancy Lin, recommend Science Department Chairs attend with a small team of teacher leaders for the purpose of creating strong, transformative skills that will keep your district ahead of the curve in regards to New York State science change. During this year-long series, you and your team will gain knowledge, practices and tools to turnkey professional development with the rest of your department and embark on quality implementation to keep your district at the forefront of the NYSED Science Standard Roadmap.

Work Sessions will include:
Curriculum alignment to 3-D model
3-D assessment review and development
Effective strategies for successful, quality implementation
Literature review

Register your team now to keep your district at the cutting edge of three-dimensional science.

86. Learning Ally - Breakfast Briefing - Accelerating the Learning of Struggling Readers

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Assistant Superintendents for Instruction, Directors of Technology, Elementary Principals, Directors of ELA

Dates: 1/31/2020

Location: LS3

Participate in an engaging discussion which will provide a thorough overview of Learning Ally's Audio-book Solution to change struggling readers into grade level achievers.. Participants will:
•Share the challenges they face in supporting struggling readers in the classroom
•Learn how Learning Ally addresses the needs of students
•Explore titles available within the Learning Ally library
•Learn how to integrate Learning Ally into classroom instruction
•Learn how Learning Ally monitors student progress and works toward student success.

87. Math Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons, math coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders

Dates: 1/31/2020

Location: CR3

3 Session Series
Collaborate with math chairs, coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders from around Long Island to share best practices in mathematics instruction. Discuss current issues in Grade K through high school mathematics.

Each meeting's agenda is created organically by the needs and conversation of our members.

88. CTE and the Career and Financial Management Framework (Part II): Financial Management Skills and Consumer Literacy

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 2/4/2020

This workshop covers the second half of the NYS Career and Financial Management Curriculum Framework. Topics focus on financial management skills including budgeting, money management, credit, financing and interest, investing and more. Each unit in the Financial Management Module is explored with an emphasis on unit content and related activities. Supportive web resources are used to develop and assess classroom lessons and activities. This standards-based approach will Improve your students' financial literacy, assist in career readiness, and help develop essential lifelong learning skills.

II. Workshop Objectives
a. Review the purpose and structure of the Financial Management Module in the NYS Career & Financial Management Curriculum Framework b. Outline the topics in the Financial Management Module and discuss how the unit content fits into a personal financial plan and why it is significant to lifelong financial success c. Identity connections between the Financial Management Module and the Career Management Module d. Understand how the FM content illustrates economic principles and enhances economic literacy e. Connect these concepts with NYS Career and Technical Education Guidelines f. Examine presentation methods, related activities, and additional resources that will stimulate classroom discussion and exploration g. Share classroom experiences to further enhance instruction, assessment, and curriculum development
Working Through the Units in Financial Management Module a. Organizational Structure b. Essential Questions and Content c. Related Standards d. Web Resources for Financial Management Topics e. Connections with Career Management Module

89. ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators and Chairpersons

Dates: 2/4/2020

Location: 1/2

PLEASE NOTE THE HOURS ARE FROM 8:30AM TO 11:30AM for each session.

Collaborate with ELA coordinators and directors from around Long Island to share best practices in English Language Arts instruction. Get the most current information and the latest initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

90. Preparing Your Students for the Regents Exam (Parts III: Focus on Writing the Literary Analysis Essay)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and special education teachers

Dates: 2/6/2020

Location: LS3

As part III of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into Part III of the Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time to write a rhetorical anal-ysis of a given text after a cold reading, and incorporate these writing skills into continuous in-struction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself.

(This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8).
The workshop series will open on February 6, 2020 with Hearing Student's Voices: Be-fore, During, and After Instruction, offered by Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Long Island University and Literacy Consultant. On February 27, 2020, Debra Wachtler and Dina Maiella-Marro from D.E.I. will discuss, Making Grammar Stick: Embedding Grammar into our Everyday Practice. On March 12, 2020, Linda Maria Frank, author of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, will offer, An Introduction to Solving Mys-teries. On March 26, 2020 Dr. Michael A. Grimaldi, Principal, E.M. Baker Elementary School, Great Neck, will present, Mirrors or Doors: The texts our children interact with shape their minds, as well as our world. On April 2, 2020, Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt, Assistant Superintendent, Port Washington S.D., will offer, Effective Strategies for Sup-porting English Language Learners.

Outcomes: With the knowledge gained, participants will be able to incorporate the Next Generation NYS English Language Arts and Literacy Learning Standards in their les-sons, which will:
• Be aligned with college and work expectations
• Be informed of educational programs and practices in other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

The Nassau Reading Council (NRC) is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED). NRC workshops are designed to help participants meet NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirement (TEACH system).

Materials Fee: $35.00 per series, payable to Nassau Reading Council on the first day of the series. The series is free for Nassau

92. AP Capstone Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 2/7/2020

Location: 1/2/3

Join us to discuss best practices in the implementation of the AP Capstone Program (including AP Seminar/AP Research). Get the most current information and the latest updates from the College Board and share with your fellow educators how the program is going.

93. LICEE - Elevating Educational Equity Through Social Emotional Learning

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 2/12/2020

Location: 1/2/3

Educators must ensure a healthy, safe learning environment in which each student feels supported, engaged, and challenged. However, institutional barriers exist that hinder our students' academic, social, and emotional growth. By integrating social-emotional learning (SEL), educators can dismantle barriers, heal wounds from inequity, and cultivate students' social-emotional skills. In this session, educators will study the five competencies of SEL (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making) as well as recognize the social, emotional, and cognitive benefits of SEL integration.

Participants will reflect on their identity development and how this influences their daily interactions with others, thus acknowledging that culture serves as a predominant force in teaching, learning, access, and achievement. After analyzing the Cultural Proficiency Continuum, educators will devise a course of action that leverages their own SEL strengths, fosters the SEL skills of their students, deconstructs barriers to equity, and creates a more inclusive learning environment.

94. Teaching Vocabulary: What Really Works

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and special education teachers

Dates: 3/4/2020

Location: LL-A

Although the research consistently points to how important vocabulary is in all subject areas, many teachers have not addressed vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered in reading through the principles of natural language acquisition. Topics will include how words get learned and stay learned, how to select words for explicit instruction, giving students choices in the words they learn, formative and summative assessments, and word components.

95. LICEE - Transforming Our Professional Practice Through Equity

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 3/12/2020

Location: 1/2/3

We are all coming to understand that school leaders play a critical role in leading the charge for transforming professional practice for equity and inclusion at the classroom and school level. Building upon our three-day Equity Through Cultural Proficiency workshop series in 2018-19, this workshop will provide additional interactive experiences designed to explore how the culture of the school organization correlates with the ability to leverage equity and inclusion.

This workshop will continue to reinforce our awareness, knowledge, and skills related to the impact of personal and professional belief systems and will serve to develop cultural responsiveness necessary to create conditions for educational access. School practitioners will continue to build their cultural proficiency through engaging exercises that respond to challenges and proactively plan for issues that may emerge in their diverse school environments.

96. Latin and Greek Word Roots: The Keys to the Castle of Academic Vocabulary

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and english language learners teachers

Dates: 3/19/2020

Location: 1-D

Knowledge about Latin and Greek roots helps us figure out unfamiliar words, deepen our understanding of words, and find relationships among words that we didn't even know were related. But how can we teach word roots without just giving out lists and worksheets? We know that way doesn't lead to durable learning.

In this full day workshop, you will learn engaging, memorable ways to build deep word knowledge through the principles of pattern recognition, etymology, visuals, and meaningful repetition. We can help students hone their linguistic intuition so they can feel more confident around academic vocabulary.
This workshop is especially useful for ELLs whose native language is based on Latin (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian).

97. STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) - Science Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Administrators with Teacher leaders

Dates: 3/24/2020

Location: 1/2/3

4 Session Series
STEPS (Science Teams Enhanced Program Series) is a redesign and restructuring of our traditional Collegial Circle. This innovative series will enhance our members' enthusiasm, readiness and understanding of NYSSLS three-dimensional teaching and learning. Our STEPS will take you beyond simply learning about NYS Science Learning Standards and will spearhead meaningful hands-on implementation.

The STEPS coaches, Joyce Barry, Dr. Mary Loesing, and Nancy Lin, recommend Science Department Chairs attend with a small team of teacher leaders for the purpose of creating strong, transformative skills that will keep your district ahead of the curve in regards to New York State science change. During this year-long series, you and your team will gain knowledge, practices and tools to turnkey professional development with the rest of your department and embark on quality implementation to keep your district at the forefront of the NYSED Science Standard Roadmap.

Work Sessions will include:
Curriculum alignment to 3-D model
3-D assessment review and development
Effective strategies for successful, quality implementation
Literature review

Register your team now to keep your district at the cutting edge of three-dimensional science.
This will be a highly interactive culminating forum for District Leaders' continued sharing of successes, promising initiatives, challenges and key equity and excellence lessons learned. Participants will reflect on 2019-20 Consortium activities and affirm continued commitment and provide input for program planning in the 2020-21 school year.

99. Math Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons, math coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders

Dates: 4/3/2020

Location: CR3

3 Session Series
Collaborate with math chairs, coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders from around Long Island to share best practices in mathematics instruction. Discuss current issues in Grade K through high school mathematics.

Each meeting's agenda is created organically by the needs and conversation of our members.

100. Socratic Seminar: Fostering Text-Based Classroom Conversations

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: English and social studies teachers

Dates: 4/29/2020

Location: LS2

The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. These text-centered conversations can then form the evidence for text-based written arguments and interpretations of literature and historical documents. This workshop will give participants a chance to explore the seminar format, select appropriate texts, evaluate student participation, and use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills.

101. LICEE - The BASIS of Our Work: Nurturing Our Students' Belonging and Sociocultural Identities in Our Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/6/2020

Location: 1/2/3

Belonging has long been recognized as a fundamental need and motivator. This introductory workshop of BASIS (Belonging and Sociocultural Identities in Schools) professional development series is designed specifically for school/districts. In this training, participants gain a foundational understanding of school belonging and its relationship to supporting one's sociocultural identities (i.e. class, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, race, religion and sexual identities).

Recent research has linked belongings importance to successful learning and self-esteem development for K-12 students. School personnel's own sense of belonging is also addressed since those who experience a positive sense of belonging in their workplace have greater satisfaction, engagement, teamwork and retention.

For both students and personnel when a sense of belonging is lacking, the opportunity for disconnection and discord is greater. The workshop will also provide information and practice addressing such missteps and putdowns from students as well as colleagues.