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1. Sunrise Breakfast Briefing

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: superintendents, assistant superintendents and principals

Dates: 3/25/2019

Location: Conference Rooms 1,2,3

NewStarting Today
It’s backthe APPR legislation has passed both Houses of the Legislature and is waiting for the Governor’s signature. Meanwhile, Alexander Trikalinos from the SED’s Educator Quality and Professional Development Office will be joining us to tell us what it all means. The State Reporting Data Warehouse team has analyzed County-wide trends regarding ESSA Accountability. The team will share vital information on how districts were identified, and how participation rates influenced multiple indicators for identification. Analyzing important ESSA data for High Schools will also be discussed. Lastly, we will brainstorm ideas for the Appeal process. This Sunrise Breakfast Briefing applies to superintendents, assistant superintendents and principals. We hope to see you there on Monday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 8:15 a.m.

2. Branching Minds Breakfast Briefing - RTI, AIS, MTSS: Supporting Students Through an Intervention Management System

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Assistant superintendents for instruction, Directors of Sped Ed, Directors of Technology, Elementary Principals

Dates: 3/26/2019

Location: LS3

Starting Soon
Learn how Long Island school districts are streamlining and personalizing their intervention systems through Branching Minds - an online program that makes it easy for educators to find evidence based interventions matched to their students’ needs, and to collaborate across their intervention practice.

3. Project-Based Learning: in Integrated Classrooms (Content/ ENL) at the Secondary Level

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Secondary Content and ENL Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2019

Location: LS2

Starting Soon
Mainstream teachers are faced with the challenge of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of English learners in secondary classrooms while teaching content and language simultaneously. With the changing dynamics and needs of the workplace and global economy, effectively using English and academic language skills are a necessity as the expectations and rigor for students have increased. All students are expected to achieve the same outcomes.
In this hands-on workshop, teachers will explore a variety of project-based learning experiences to help students acquire language through content. Teachers become guides as students gain confidence, fluency, and proficiency to complete challenging assignments.

Note: Participants are asked to bring content for an upcoming unit they will be teaching.

4. Lunch and Learn with Buzz Math - An innovative online platform for grades 3-8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 3/29/2019

Location: LS2

Starting Soon
Attend this lunch and learn and your district will get a 1 year free subscription to Buzzmath including free professional development.

Buzzmath is a digital resource for grades 3 to 8 that is aligned to New York State Mathematics Standards. Buzzmath supports diverse learner populations through its adaptive technology, reaching both at-risk and advanced learners with appropriately challenging work.

Come and learn about this immersive experience for your students. See the key features that support this mathematical adventure using simple navigation tools, fun interplay and informative class reports.

5. MILES program (formerly Math Collegial Circle for Leaders)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons

Dates: 3/29/2019

Location: LS2

4 Session Series
Starting Soon
MILES (Math Instructional Leader Exchange Series). MILES is a redesign and restructuring of our traditional Math Collegial Circle. This innovative series will enhance our members’ enthusiasm, understanding and implementation of innovative techniques and creative methods to teaching math for all grade levels K-12.

MILES will bring you successful tools to use in your schools to develop math as a process in conceptual problem solving as opposed to the traditional procedural methods. MILES coach, Nancy Lin, will facilitate the sessions, with different concepts, techniques, methods or innovations presented by the program members.

Each district will be invited to present once per year. The members of MILES will leave each session with resources in hand to take back to their staff for immediate implementation.

Energize your district’s math departments with this infusion of classroom proven materials from around Long Island.

Nancy Lin will be modelling this restructured program at the March 29th session.

6. Newsela PRO Lunch & Learn

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: curriculum officials, directors of technology, principals, directors of ELA, Social Studies, Science & Special Ed.

Dates: 4/2/2019

Location: LS3

New
Newsela is an instructional content platform that brings together engaging, accessible, fresh, dynamic content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. The result is more engaged readersand engaged readers are better learners.

Every article comes in 5 reading levels to truly differentiate learning. Newsela gives teachers and principals actionable insights on students' reading activity and behavior.

During this Lunch and Learn, Newsela will provide a demonstration of Newsela PRO, alongside a sample Newsela lesson, providing an interactive, hands-on experience with our instructional content platform. We will also have a Q&A session and be able to share real-time data & insights across several NY schools and districts. Please bring a device to this Lunch & Learn.

7. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 3

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

Location: LL-B

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

8. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 4

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

Location: LL-A

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

9. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

10. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 6

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

Location: 1/2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

11. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 7

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

Location: LS3

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

12. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/5/2019

Location: LS2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

13. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 3

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

Location: LL-B

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

14. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 4

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

Location: LL-A

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

15. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

16. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 6

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

Location: 1/2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

17. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 7

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

Location: LS3

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

18. ELA Scorer Leader Training - Grade 8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 4/8/2019

Location: LS2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in April 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

19. LICEE - Continuing the Momentum for Increasing Inclusion, Opportunity and Access

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents

Dates: 4/12/2019

Location: LS2

Superintendents Annual Planning Meeting
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 2018-19 Consortium activities and affirm continued commitment and provide input for program planning in the 2019-20 school year.

20. CTE and the Career Management Framework: Improving Career Readiness and Consumer Literacy

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Personal Finance, Economics, Career and Technical Education

Dates: 4/15/2019

Location: 1/2/3

NO CHARGE
This workshop covers a range of topics related to career readiness, basic money management, and economic and financial decision making. Based on the NYS Career & Financial Management Curriculum Framework (Preliminary Release June 2018), each unit in the Career 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 and help them develop essential lifelong learning skills.

This workshop is offered at no charge through Nassau BOCES in collaboration with NEFCU.

21. Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) - Grades K-2 (Digging Deeper Series)- Orange, Green, Blue

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/15/2019 to 5/23/2019

Location: LS1

3 Session Series
New
This professional development opportunity is designed to ensure quality implementation of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI).
Previously trained LLI teachers will strengthen effective strategies for powerful instruction based on students' needs.
Systematic observation of reading and writing will be addressed as a critical component of the intervention.
This three day institute will be interactive and responsive to teacher and student needs.
LLI is a supplementary intervention program, aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and working within the tiers of Response to Intervention.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Administrators with Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/16/2019

Location: CR3

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.

23. TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAM - More Than Sad: Teen Depression

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, Crisis Team Members, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Security Guards, Nurses, and School Personnel and Staff

Dates: 4/30/2019

Location: 1/2/3

This 5 hour Train the Trainer program is open to school personnel and community-based organizations who agree to turnkey the program to students, parents and school personnel within the Long Island area. This program will train participants on best practices to teach teens to recognize the signs of depression/anxiety in themselves and others, challenges the stigma surrounding depression, demystifies the treatment process and encourages help seeking behavior through awareness of local and national resources and trusted adults.

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
• Funding scientific research
• Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
• Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
• Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

24. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 3

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LL-B

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

25. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 4

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LL-A

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

26. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

27. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 6

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LS2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

28. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 7

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: 1/2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

29. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LS3

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

30. ONLINE Book Talk “Mathematical Mindsets” by Jo Boaler - earn 15 CTLE credits

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Admnistrators

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/24/2019

Earn 15 CTLE credits and unleash students’ math potential. Join our online book discussion of Jo Boaler’s book “Mathematical Mindsets”. This course will offer new ways of thinking about mindsets as it applies to math. We will discuss ways to transform children’s ideas and experiences of math through a positive mindset method.

Objectives:
1. Understand and explore mathematical mindsets
2. Dive deeper into the understanding of math teaching and learning
3. Reflect on current practices and how to enhance your personal math instruction
4. Ways to reform your classroom to transform student’s experiences.

Required Course Textbook: Mathematical Mindsets. By: Jo Boaler. Please purchase or borrow this textbook in advance of our start date, 5/6/2019.

NOTE: This course will run from Mon 5/6/2019 - Fri 5/24/2019 - ONLINE
Participants are expected to post chapter reading reflections & respond to 2 classmates' posts for each assignment.

31. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 3

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

Location: LL-B

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

32. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 4

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

Location: LL-A

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

33. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

34. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 6

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

Location: LS2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

35. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 7

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

Location: 1/2

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

36. Math Scorer Leader Training - Grade 8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 5/7/2019

Location: LS3

This training has been designed for those who will be scoring or leading the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments in their districts. Each scorer leader training is related to the specific Grades 3-8 Assessments administered in May 2019. Anchor papers, rubrics, and practice sets related specifically to this year's assessment will be reviewed and discussed. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts.

37. Help Focus Me: I Can’t Do It Alone

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/10/2019

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.
Participants will:
•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)
•Be prepared to use practical interventions to increase focus and decrease distractions from outside stimuli
•Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success

38. Implementing Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Grades 3-8 (Introductory Series)-

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/13/2019 to 6/5/2019

Location: LS3

Closed
THIS TRAINING IS "DESIGNED FOR THOSE TEACHERS WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE LLI RED, GOLD, PURPLE, OR TEAL SYSTEMS"

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) System is a systematic, small-group supplementary intervention used to bring struggling readers and writers to grade-level competency through intensive, supportive lessons and engaging leveled books designed for students who are reading below grade level. It is a supplementary intervention program that supports RTI (Tier 2 & 3) through focused small group instruction in reading and writing.

Come and learn about this supplementary intervention program that is aligned to the NYS Learning Standards and works 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.

39. LICEE - Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/13/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Building Leadership
Despite well-intentioned efforts, schools continue to suffer from persistent inequities. Move beyond good intentions by growing as a culturally proficient facilitator and developing what it takes to guide the transformation of a school or district into one that is inclusive, equitable, and excellent for students in all demographic and identity groups. Explore the shift in mindset required to achieve excellence with equity. Increase your effectiveness as a culturally proficient facilitator of professional learning and organizational change. Participants will have the opportunity to:



• Enhance their capabilities to shape professional learning environments that facilitate transformation from unhealthy mindsets that perpetuate inequity and exclusion to healthy mindsets that support excellence with equity.


• Develop an understanding of what is necessary to lead transformative professional learning that leads to profound change for equity and inclusion.


• Identify knowledge, skills, and dispositions of culturally proficient facilitators of transformative professional learning systems.


• Experience powerful strategies, protocols and moves to add to your repertoire as a leader of professional learning.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Science Administratoars

Dates: 5/14/2019

Location: LS3

4 Session Series
THIS COLLEGIAL CIRCLE is ending at 11:30am followed by lunch sponsored by Lumigo.

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.

During this meeting we will collaborate with science coordinators and directors from around Long Island, share how 3D implementation progressed in our schools, discuss what challenges we still face for 3D teaching and learning in Grade K through high school science.

41. Developing Our Students’ Reading Muscles: Thinking, Understanding and Talking About Texts

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Literacy Coaches

Dates: 5/15/2019

Location: LS3

In this workshop, we will delve deep into teaching strategies that help our readers comprehend complex texts. This robust course will help educators decide the “what” and “how” to teach students in whole, small and individual settings. Together, we will examine a variety of comprehension strategies to model for our students. We will then connect these strategies to independent reading.

In this course, we will:

• Determine importance of which strategies to teach
• Discuss a progress of lessons that support specific thinking strategies
• Create powerful models for our students
• Develop additional strategies to observe our students as readers
• Discuss a variety of ways to encourage students to talk about books

42. LIFELINES Postvention: Responding to Suicide and Traumatic Death

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, Crisis Team Members, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Security Guards, Nurses, and School Personnel and Staff

Dates: 5/15/2019

Location: 1/2

This one day training helps school crisis teams review current procedures for suicide and other traumatic deaths in the school community. The strategies presented are designed to respect the critical role of the school in the recovery process and provide support, control, and structure to maintain order while assisting in the grieving process of school community members. The workshop is based on the Lifelines Postvention Model which is on the National Best Practices Registry of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Practical templates and step-by-step guidelines are presented in the context of foundational theories such as: grief concerns of children and teens, contagion prevention and crisis intervention. This theoretical background prepares crisis teams to respond to the broad variety of needs that arise as a result of tragic events.
Participants will be able to:

• Describe the competent community model of response to traumatic death in the school community.
• Clarify the role of the school administrator in postvention.

• Outline the roles and responsibilities of the crisis team.
• Clearly define the roles of other members of the school community including: teachers, parents, students and community providers.
• Customize templates and tools to meet the unique needs of their school
• Develop a process for responding compassionately and appropriately when faced with the death of a student

43. Practical Classroom Survival Kit for All Teachers to Engage English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: content teachers who have little or no experience teaching ELLs or multilingual learnes

Dates: 5/15/2019

Location: LS2

What's in your "Survival Kit" ?

The rise of English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners requires all teachers to become more and more adept in providing quality education to those with language acquisition needs. Most classrooms have students of varying levels of language fluency. This professional development focuses on gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to implement engaging activities for all levels of English Languages Learners.

Learn how to design and scaffold activities to include and encourage all levels of ELLs to listen, speak, read and write in English. This professional development provides "Survival Tools" for all teachers; content teachers as well as ENL teachers.

44. HUDL Breakfast briefing New Features and Products for 2019-2020

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: curriculum officials, directors of technology, directors of physical education, HS principals

Dates: 5/17/2019

Location: LS3

This Hudl presentation will cover new products and packages coming up for the 2019-20 school year for physical education programs. Learn about single team packages as well as the new “AD Packages.” New technology for Hudl Sideline and Hudl Focus will be showcased. Hudl can be utilized to improve the performance of sports teams and of all athletes.

45. Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Social Studies Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2019

Location: LS2

Collaborate with Social Studies coordinators and directors from around Long Island to share best practices in Social Studies curriculum and instruction. The forum will be flexible enough to deal with your concerns and interests.

46. Ensure Academic Integrity with Edgenuity’s Secured Experience for 6-12 Courseware

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/20/2019

Location: LS3

As more students engage with online learning, the need to ensure academic integrity has never been greater. Edgenuity makes this easy to manage with a secured experience that leverages a district’s existing Active Directory and/or Google Admin setup, at no additional cost.
With Edgenuity’s Secured Experience, you can:


• Prevent students from opening other programs or browser tabs while working on their Edgenuity coursework.

• Allow students to access instruction from home, but require them to take assessments at school where they can be proctored.

Presenters’ Bios:
Jody Burns, National Curriculum Specialist, leverages her 14 years of experience as a high school English teacher with her 13 years of experience in the competitive market of educational technology. She will briefly showcase the rigor and robustness of Edgenuity’s 6-12 Courseware as it applies Engage New York Standards to provide core and elective content that encourages students to enjoy learning while successfully achieving their academic goals.

John Phaklides, Director of Sales Engineering, has vast knowledge of the intricacies involved in creating a secure experience for students. He will outline those features briefly and be available to answer specific questions after the presentation.

47. I Can’t Read THAT With My Students! Using Informational Text to Motivate and Inspire the Love of Reading and Learning

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Literacy Coaches

Dates: 5/20/2019

Location: 1/2

Is important to provide our students with a balanced reading diet that includes a variety of genres. With exposure to varying texts, it is our responsibility is to help students navigate these texts to understand as they read. In this course, we will specifically examine informational text. Informational texts are powerful and motivational tools for our students to peak their curiosity and engagement in learning. Explore eye popping non-fiction books that will help students interact with reading.

During this workshop, we will:

• Explore how to engage readers with exciting informational texts
• Notice different features readers need to know to successfully navigate these texts
• Understand different structures of informational texts
• Help develop frameworks that help students talk about texts they read
• Foster a sense of inquiry and purpose around reading informational texts
• Decide ways our writers can write about what they read

48. Wilson Reading System Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 5/22/2019

Location: LS2

Prerequisite: WRS Level 1 certification & Bachelor's Degree in education or a related field.

This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.
Topics include:

• Ensuring and assessing group mastery
• Maximizing group success while meeting individual needs
• Application and integration of skills
• Concept development vs. fluency
• Planning and practicing lesson plan Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for groups
• Strategies for effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction

49. ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators and Chairpersons

Dates: 5/21/2019

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.

50. STMath Breakfast Briefing: Fostering Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/21/2019

Location: 1/2

Students may believe that math is just a set of symbols and numbers arranged in a particular order to get to a number solution. However, at MIND Research Institute, we believe that math was meant to be a hands on contact sport. ST Math software is designed to give students conceptual problems that require math strategies to find the solutions. Then, once students have mastered the ideas behind the symbols, they are brought to symbolic representation to connect with the more formal notations of math.

51. ESSA Indicator - Chronic Absenteeism Inter-District Think Tank Discussion

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/22/2019

Location: LS3

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Absenteeism is an issue faced by all schools in all districts. Attendance is vital to student success; however the occurrence of Chronic Absenteeism has become so prevalent, that it has become an ESSA indicator for school achievement.

Please join us for this collaborative discussion that will allow you to share your districts' success strategies or obstacles.

Lunch provided.

52. Teaching Japanese Internment through the Use of Memoir

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Social Studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/23/2019

Location: 1-C

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In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II. Join us as we feature the "Facing History and Ourselves' Educators Guide" to Jeanne Wakaftusuki Houston's memoir "Farewell to Manzanar".

This workshop will enable teachers to awaken and empower their students to identify injustice through a literary and historical examination of the Japanese-American incarcerations during WW II. Moving forward, teachers will be able to apply the skills developed in this workshop to other literary memoirs and documents for their classroom use.

53. AP Capstone Collegial Circle - ONE DAY ONLY

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/31/2019

Location: LLB

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.

54. Teaching Students to Face Challenges by Thinking Strategically

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/3/2019

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 the classroom settin

55. Formative Assessment: Brought to You by the Number 5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Supervisors of math, math coaches, principals, and teachers of grades k-8

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: 1/2

Mix the 5 Practices (Smith and Stein), the Formative 5, and NCTM’s Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices and you have the perfect recipe for an exceptional formative assessment experience that will guide your planning, enhance your instruction, drive student discussions, and ultimately improve student understanding. Come experience this with us!

During this intense and exciting workshop, participants will:

• Develop an awareness of 5 formative assessment techniques to inform and improve daily teaching and learning (Fennell, Kobett, & Wray, 2017);

• Develop (or deepen] an understanding of a framework for orchestrating productive discussions (Smith & Stein, 2018), that is rooted in student thinking, and closely aligned with the Effective Math Teaching Practices (NCTM, 2014);

• Simulate use the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices;

• Examine and “practice” using a tool to assist with planning for and monitoring the use of formative assessment techniques;

• Consider a plan for implementation of the practices, techniques and teacher moves in our own mathematics classrooms.

56. Learning A-Z RAZ-PLUS User Group: Supporting English Language Learners

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/4/2019

Location: LS3

This workshop provides PreK 5 ELL educators with a deep dive into using the research-based resources that are included in Raz-Plus ELL Edition and Vocabulary A-Z to encourage the curiosity of ELL students about vocabulary, reading, and writing.
Teachers will learn how to:
• Navigate Raz-Plus ELL Edition and Vocabulary A-Z
• Identify resources and activities to address the specific learning needs of ELL students
• Incorporate cooperative learning activities with heterogeneous groupings for sheltered instruction
• Organize content for authentic reading and writing focused on big ideas
• Plan hands-on activities using authentic materials, modeling, and demonstrations
• Use strategies for building academic language and key content vocabulary
• Make connections between academic content and home/community literacy

57. How to Easily Cultivate Multi-Dimensional Wellness and Mental Health in our Classrooms and Schools

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers, PE, health and consumer sciences, social workers, administrators

Dates: 6/5/2019

Location: 1/2

In this workshop participants will:


• Learn the definition of Wellness and Mental Health as defined by the NYSED Mental Health Education standards and explore how increasing effective communication, self-awareness, inner resilience, self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and social well-being directly address the mental health challenges we are facing in today’s classrooms.

• Receive an overview of the current science and research that supports the 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, learn how to apply the three keys of empowerment, and experience first-hand tools that support us to deal more effectively with stress and overload in the classroom and in our lives.

• Engage directly in techniques and activities that can be easily integrated into classrooms to support students, teachers and administrators to more effectively manage stress and anxiety and support more optimal learning.

• Leave with student lesson plans, exercises and activities that are easily integrated into the classroom.

58. Learning Ally Breakfast Brieifing: Turning Struggling Readers into Grade level Achievers

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: reading specialists, directors of SPED, directors of curriculum, directors of technology, elem, MS, HS principals

Dates: 6/6/2019

Location: LS3

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the challenges faced in supporting struggling readers in the classroom and learn how Learning Ally addresses the needs of struggling readers. After experiencing a simulation of a struggling reader and hearing from successful teachers who use Learning Ally, participants will engage in a live demonstration of the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. Participants will learn how to access titles of interest available within the library, understand how to launch the Learning Ally reading app, and learn how to integrate the solution into classroom instruction. Participants will learn how Learning Ally monitors student progress and ensures success.

59. Math Collegial Circle for Leaders

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons

Dates: 6/7/2019

Location: LS2

4 Session Series
Collaborate with math coordinators and directors 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.

60. Learning.com (EasyTech) User Group Breakfast

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/11/2019

Location: LS3

Share, collaborate, and take your Learning.com (includes EasyTech) digital skills curriculum implementation to the next level.

61. Nassau County High School Principals' Association Annual Conference - OVERNIGHT STAY

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 7/3/2019

"Energizing the Principalship" July 2 and 3, 2019

If you chose to attend the conference and not stay over Fee: $200 (plus $20 administrative fee)

Registration fee of $350 pays for accommodation and food at Danfords, all ancillary costs for conference rooms and materials, and all service fees charged by Danfords as well as a parking pass.
**A tax exempt form is needed when you check into Danfords.

62. Nassau County High School Principals' Association Annual Conference- COMMUTE ONLY

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 7/3/2019

"Energizing the Principalship" July 2 and 3, 2019

If you chose to attend the conference and not stay over Fee: $200 (plus $20 administrative fee)

Registration fee of $200 pays for food at Danfords, all ancillary costs for conference rooms and materials, and all service fees charged by Danfords, as well as a parking pass.

63. Conflict Coaching Training presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

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

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

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.

64. College Board AP Capstone Seminar Training

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/26/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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This five-day training will provide you with the tools you will need to implement an effective AP Seminar course. During the training, you will explore the Capstone QUEST by examining the components of the curriculum framework. You will understand how to use activities that organize concepts and essential questions to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, you will examine the AP Seminar Assessments and develop classroom materials that prepare students to complete them successfully.
Finally, you will learn about the AP Course Audit requirements and begin to develop a syllabus that meets these requirements. This course satisfies the APSI requirement for AP Seminar teachers. As reminder, schools may not offer AP Seminar until approved by the College Board. Contact Rebecca Kravitz at rkravitz@collegeboard.org for information on the approval process.

65. College Board AP Capstone Reseach Training

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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This five-day training will provide you with the tools you will need to implement an effective AP Research course. During the training, you will explore the Capstone QUEST by examining the components of the curriculum framework. You will understand how to use activities that organize concepts and essential questions to develop research methods and proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, you will examine the yearlong research-based academic paper and develop classroom materials that prepare students to complete it successfully.
Finally, you will learn about the AP Course Audit requirements and begin to develop a syllabus that meets these requirements. This course satisfies the APSI requirement for AP Seminar teachers. As reminder, schools may not offer AP Research until approved by the College Board. Contact Rebecca Kravitz at rkravitz@collegeboard.org for information on the approval process.

66. Re-Invigorating the Great Leader Within You - 3-session series

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: School & District Leaders

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/8/2019

3 Session Series
Come to this 3-session workshop to learn targeted strategies to support you to be an empowered leader.

Session 1 builds the foundation for the series with a focus on building professional parameters to help you maximize your impact as a leader. We will surface traits and habits that serve us- and, the ones that get in our way- and design action plans (with those traits in mind) to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in scheduling your time, managing your inbox, running meetings, communicating, and making decisions.

Session 2 focuses on getting to know and understand your leadership strengths by highlighting the unique and innate talents that you bring to any situation. And, to consider how those talents can sometimes get in your way if not thoughtfully applied. We'll also consider the strengths of others on your team and in your life.

Session 3 focuses on ways to create equitable balance your personal/professional life. The best leaders apply energy and budget time for themselves and their families. Participants will learn how to be maximally effective in their careers by maintaining personal/professional health and balance. In this session, we'll explore the non-workplace side of being a great leader by looking at personal habits of our daily lives. This session will respond to the needs that we've surfaced in the previous sessions.

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Bio-

Elizabeth Dellamora (PhD, NYU in Educational Leadership; MsEd, NIU in Reading) works as an educational consultant supporting teachers, principals, and district leaders across the country. She has provided leadership workshops from Alaska to California, from Florida to New Hampshire- and nearly every state in between. Dr. Dellamora is also a certified Gallup StrenghsFinder Coach and maintains a bicoastal organization.

67. Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop (3-days)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/8/2019

Location: 1/2

This three day (15-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.
Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
• Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
• Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
• Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson plan.

Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training Intensive Instruction: Online Course (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Workshop.

68. Wilson Reading System Level I Certificate Practicum

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 8/21/2019

Location: LS2

This certification program will be updated in JULY for the new Wilson Reading System 4th Edition.
INITIAL MEETING: August 21, 2019

The WRS Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in certification must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer.

*Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods within the last 5 years.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: LS2

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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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

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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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2 - CR3

New
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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2

New
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

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

Program: Curriculum and 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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

Location: LS2

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2019

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/1/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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.

78. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level K Workshop

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/1/2019

Location: LS2

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 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.

79. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 1 Workshop

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/2/2019

Location: LS2

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:

• 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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2019

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

New
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

82. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 2 Workshop

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: LS2

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:
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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

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

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2 - CR3

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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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

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

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

Location: 1/2/3

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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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 10/18/2019

Location: LL-B

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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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 10/23/2019

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and 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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2019

Location: LS2

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.

89. ELLs and Immigrant Students ½ Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/28/2019

Location: LS3

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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.

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

Program: Curriculum and 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.

91. Conflict Coaching Training presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Curriculum and 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.

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

Program: Curriculum and 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.

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

Program: Curriculum and 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.

94. ELLs and Immigrant Students ½ Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/9/2019

Location: LS3

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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.

95. Wilson Reading System Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/12/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: LS2

Prerequisite: WRS Level 1 certification & Bachelor's Degree in education or a related field.

This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.
Topics include:
• Ensuring and assessing group mastery
• Maximizing group success while meeting individual needs
• Application and integration of skills
• Concept development vs. fluency
• Planning and practicing lesson plan Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for groups
• Strategies for effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction