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1. School Library System Union Catalog Overview - Webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 10/19/2017

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The Dutchess School Library System (SLS) Union Catalog is a collection of our member resources. The catalog contains over 350,000 titles. Join this one-hour instructed webinar to learn how to initiate and respond to interlibrary loan (ILL) requests through the SLS Union Catalog. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

2. Using Technology to Support the Writing Process

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All content teachers - Grades 5-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

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Drafting, editing, conferencing, providing feedback, peer assessment and crating projects are all made easier when made paperless. Come explore how the tools you are already using can be leveraged to encourage student agency and creativity and streamline the writing process.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Explore Digital Writing Applications for All Contents
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Lesson
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use

3. Access to New York State Common Core Standards for Students with Disabilities - Location: Sullivan BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education teachers and administrators.

Dates: 10/20/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

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This workshop will demonstrate techniques, and give further resources, to help teaching staff present grade level standards to their students with learning differences. We will look at how to determine the essential knowledge and skills required by NYS Common Core Learning Standards. You will learn how to be sure your students receive the appropriate skills and knowledge for their grade level. We will see techniques for bringing them to grade level. Finally how to implement this method into your lesson plans. It is every student's right to have access to the Common Core Standards. "All students are General Education Students, some just need a little more assistance."

4. ITSAC Meeting - October 2017

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 10/20/2017

Meeting Times: Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Salt Point Center - Room 137

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ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

5. PNW SS/ELA Implementation Training Grades K - 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K -2 Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2017

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**Open only for participants from districts that purchase the PNW SS/ELA curriculum resource materials.** Dutchess BOCES has partnered with PNW BOCES to provide SS/ELA implementation training so component Dutchess County districts who have purchased the program may send educators for training closer to their home district. The format/framework of the PNW curriculum is the same across the grade levels. Once this framework is understood, teachers will be able to navigate their grade level to have an in-depth understanding of its content. Materials will be differentiated by grade level. Grade 8 is newly available to districts for the 2017-18 school year. Do you find it difficult to find time to fit social studies into your already crowded day? PNW's SS/ELA curriculum provides a solution. Your district has subscribed to the program, but you may be new to it or may have been transferred to a new grade level. In this training, participants will discover how to navigate the website and explore how the Social Studies Key Ideas and Concepts can be married to the ELA Standards in the SS/ELA Curriculum. Attendees will investigate how the practices presented in the new Social Studies Framework can be implemented in everyday classroom instruction, and will experience how new technology has been incorporated into the lessons. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, but if one is not available, attendees will be provided with a laptop so they can explore the site. You will need the new district code to access the materials on PNW BOCES' website.

6. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Seminar #1 Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpeople, Special Education administrators, Coordinators, Supervisors

Dates: 10/23/2017

Meeting Times: Monday October 23 8:30-3:30

Location: Instructional Services TLC Lab

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This seminar series offers Chairpersons the opportunity to learn and network with colleagues from school districts around the region that share the same role. Topics are subject to change Seminar #1: October 23. Topic TBD Seminar #2: December 14. Preparation for Annual Review Seminar #3: May 31. End of year review At these seminars, participants will:

• Receive professional development around State Education Department topics

• Consult with colleagues about specific issues

• Share practices

• Network This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

7. Getting to the Core of Learning: Student Inquiry and Questioning Strategies in the K-12 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/23/2017

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The development of scientific thinking begins with inquiry. This workshop will lay the foundations for several strategies that can help science teachers support student questioning in the classroom. Strategies that will be presented include the Question Formulation Technique, Chalk Talk, Say Something, and the Harkness Discussion Protocol. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify questioning strategies for immediate implementation in their classrooms.

8. Reading/Literacy Rountables

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading and Literacy Specialists K-12

Dates: 10/23/2017

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Reading/Literacy Roundtable discussions are opportunities for K-12 Reading and Literacy Specialists in Dutchess County to come together and share strategies, ask questions, and acquire new knowledge. New members are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring topics of interest to the roundtable. There is no cost for this workshop. DATE: Monday, October 23, 2017 TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Collaborate with colleagues from across Dutchess County TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Reading and literacy


• Best practices

9. Implementing the NY Social Studies Framework: Leadership Roles in Engaging Your Teachers

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Dates: 10/24/2017

The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) framework for social studies instruction in NYS requires teachers to reexamine classroom practices in order to incorporate the required level of rigor that builds critical thinking, problem solving, and civic-minded students. As district leaders, our role is to clarify and support teachers as they build capacity to embrace the C3 Framework within social studies instruction.  During this session we will discuss the instructional shifts that support the new social studies pedagogy. In addition, administrators will be able to identify measurable and meaningful metrics that can help to signify capacity development among teachers. FOR DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SERIES.

10. Secondary IEP Development Location: Dutchess County-Dutchess BOCES, RSE-TASC Conference Room

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - CSE Chairs, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 10/24/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 8:30-3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance
•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities
•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals
•Learn to unpack learning standards
•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

11. Update for Dignity Act Coordinators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 10/24/2017

Meeting Times: 9am - 4pm

Location: 137

This specialized Dignity Act Coordinators (DAC) training will benefit new Coordinators and Administrators as well as refresh and update current DACs on the latest regulations, amendments, and best practices. All aspects of DAC duties will be included, including student protections, public recognition, receiving reports, investigation requirements, sample forms, timeline, record-keeping, posting mandates, and case studies. Meet and network with DACs from all around the region! Isabel Burk is a nationally known, award winning school safety expert who has trained more than 70,000 people in 38 states. She has conduct more than 250 DASA training sessions totaling 6000+ professionals across New York State and is co-author of the premier DAC resource: Essential Guide for Dignity Act Coordinators.

12. School Library System Union Catalog Overview - Webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 10/24/2017

The Dutchess School Library System (SLS) Union Catalog is a collection of our member resources. The catalog contains over 350,000 titles. Join this one-hour instructed webinar to learn how to initiate and respond to interlibrary loan (ILL) requests through the SLS Union Catalog. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

13. 3D Printing and Projects for your classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/25/2017 to 11/1/2017

Come explore the Makerbot Replicator+, its components, the design software options and some project ideas for the Math, Science, and Art classrooms. A tool is only useful if you know how to use it. The thinking, planning and creativity that are naturally incorporated into building models with 3D printing will be appreciated by teachers while exciting students. We will also explore Do It Yourself 3D printer kits that can be build by students as project in and of itself.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read About and Develop Project Based Learning Designs
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Project
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Student Self-Assessment
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

14. Integrating Trauma Sensitivity& Social Emotional Learning Through the PBIS Framework; Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

In this session, participants will be exposed to how trauma effects an individual and strategies that can be incorporated into MTSS/PBIS framework to increase sensitivity to these needs. In addition, the session will provide an overview of Social Emotional Learning and a framework that schools can utilize to address student's emotional learning needs. Substantial time will be spend working with student vignettes to apply the principles of trauma sensitivity, social emotional learning, and utilizing a MTSS/PBIS framework to provide efficient and effective supports. The objectives of the training are: --Understanding that Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a Multi-Tiered System of Support that supports academic, social, and behavioral success for ALL students --Recognizing how trauma impacts a student in academic, social, and behavioral domains --Learning about a trauma sensitive lens to shift perspectives on students with challenging behavior and develop need based interventions --Developing a context for the implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to assist students with learning skills in all five social domains --Making connections between data, systems, and practices that can be utilized to braid MTSS/PBIS with Trauma Sensitive Practices, and SEL to increase student social and academic engagement

15. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the K-5 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2017

Phenomena act as sparks to incite student curiosity of science. The use of phenomena can be in the form of a small experiment, a video, or an observation. The objective of using phenomena in the science classroom is to provide students an opportunity to describe what they observe and record questions that arise. The more compelling the phenomena, the more engaging the learning! In this workshop we will experiment with different phenomena aligned to the New York Science Learning Standards that can help trigger curiosity for learning in your students. This session is intended for all K-5 teachers of science. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction; build lessons based on science phenomena.

16. Infusing Literacy in a Makerspace World

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Pre-K through Grade 12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/27/2017

Computational thinking, STEM, and the Maker Movement have become the leading edge of educational innovation. Not necessarily new concepts, these concepts were once taught in isolation, as their own subject areas. However, the current trend in education, is for teachers to integrate these concepts into everyday curriculum area subjects. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use the jigsaw reading strategy to model, experience and share integrating one of three literacy strategies into a STEM/Makerspace lesson. Although these lessons were used in grades 1-3, the concepts are applicable pre-k through 12+. Participants will receive a copy of the workshop presentation, and additional literacy lesson suggestions. To fully participate in this session you will need to download the following free applications; Google Earth, Bill Atkinson’s Photocard (itunes) or Photocard (Google Play). This workshop is designed to teach how to infuse STEM into key reading strategies that incorporate picture books, teaching science inquiry, and interactive digital resources.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
* Create and integrate an ’I wonder” (questioning) reading strategy into a Makerspace lesson.
* Integrate the Visualization - Sketch-to-Stretch reading strategy as part of a Makerspace lesson.
* Integrate the Descriptive writing reading strategy into a Makerspace lesson.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Reading Strategies
* STEM
* Digital Literacy


Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

17. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 10/30/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 114

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to our field.

18. Lesson Study Overview *New Date*

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: MS Math Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2017

This full day overview of the Lesson Study process is a prerequisite for new district nominated 6-8 grade math teachers to join the 2017-18 Lesson Study Cohort. Lesson Study is the primary professional development model used by Japanese educators; research suggests this form of professional development accounts for Japanese students' success in mathematics achievement internationally. Lesson study is a collaborative, inquiry approach to teacher learning that emphasizes observation and analysis of student learning, particularly, identifying student misunderstandings to inform future instruction. Small groups of teachers form a cohort with the purpose of observing students during a collaboratively designed research lesson.

Topics include:
  • The lesson study process
  • Reflection
  • Research based best practices
  • Using data to build instructional focus

Participants will know and be able to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of Lesson Study.

19. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students; Location O/U BOCES Carl Onken Conference Cener

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - Administrators, CSE Chairpersons and Teachers, Principals, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 10/31/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday,, October 31, 2017 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: Room B/C

This workshop is designed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. It is intended to provide professionals working with special education students with a best practices approach to developing and promoting self-determination skills for students. During this workshop participants will: 1. Recognize the 8 different components that comprise self-determination 2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination 3. Develop skills to design self-determination plans for students Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

20. Grades K-5 New York State Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 10/31/2017

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing elementary teachers with strategies for merging science, ELA, and math instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the components of the NYSSLS; define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards; and identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS.

21. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the 9-12 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2017

Phenomena act as sparks to incite student curiosity of science. The use of phenomena can be in the form of a small experiment, a video, or an observation. The objective of using phenomena in the science classroom is to provide students an opportunity to describe what they observe and record questions that arise. The more compelling the phenomena, the more engaging the learning! In this workshop we will experiment with different phenomena aligned to the New York Science Learning Standards that can help trigger curiosity for learning in your students. This session is intended for all 9-12 teachers of science. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction; build lessons based on science phenomena.

22. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 11/1/2017

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment

• Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

• Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

23. Administrator's Literacy Support Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2017

As administrators, how do we know effective literacy instruction when we see it? The Administrators' Literacy Support Network is an opportunity for all administrators who are responsible for the success of literacy instruction in their districts or buildings to come together over the course of the year to build collective capacity by focusing on: the implementation of systems change; the strengthening of literacy programs; the essential elements of balanced literacy instruction; the creation of a vision for literacy practice; the method of guided reading; and, the delivery of growth-producing feedback.

24. Classroom Management 2 Day Series; Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 11/3/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

This 2 day training dives into the various and important components of effective classroom management. Training specifics include preventative systems, creating classroom expectations and successful outcomes. Attendees will receive content and strategies to create positive classroom culture, physical environment, rules& routines, and behavioral expectations. The training will also cover strategies to provide opportunities to respond, active supervision, behavior specific praise statements, and error correction. Each of the two days of training will be broken down into content, as well as structured collaborative planning for implementation specific to each participant’s setting. Participants must be able to attend the two consecutive days. Participants may bring technology to use while in the collaborative planning portion of the training if desired.

25. Transition Assessments to Inform the Development of the Individualized Education Program Location: Dutchess BOCES Room 301: CTI

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - CSE Chairs, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/2/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 2, 2017; 8:30-3:30

Location: Room 301 - CTI

The focus of this workshop is on identifying and utilizing assessments to drive transition planning as well as the development of post-secondary IEP goals. Middle and High School CSE chairs, educators, school counselors and school psychologists are strongly encouraged to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Define transition assessment 2. Identify transition assessments that are useful in developing post-secondary goals in the areas of Education/Training, Employment and Independent Living 3. Utilize transition assessment information to guide development of the IEP Each participant will review actual assessments appropriate for students with a variety of classifications and needs. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

26. Teaching Literacy to Atypical Learners - Location: Sullivan BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators, other service providers.

Dates: 11/3/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Conference Room #4

This workshop will present strategies for teaching literacy to students with developmental delays, with considerations for students on the Spectrum. During the workshop we will define who Atypical Learners are. We will look at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Research-Based Strategies, Literacy Strategies for Teachers, and Special Considerations in Teaching Reading to Children with Autism.

27. Countywide Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Principals and Elementary Assistant Principals

Dates: 11/3/2017

As an elementary principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment. These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, the Opt-Out movement, and young children and digital devices, social media, and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Dates:
November 3, 2017
December 15, 2015
February 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 8, 2018

Participants will be able to:
* Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education
* Discuss areas of success and challenge
* Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth
* Determine specific topics that build professional development

Topics include:
* Digital devices, social media, and young children
* The new standards
* Bullying
* Assessments
* Others as requested by participants

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

28. Grades K-5 New York State Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2017 to 11/15/2017

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing elementary teachers with strategies for merging science, ELA, and math instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the components of the NYSSLS; define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards; and identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS.

29. Critically Conscious Educators Rising (CCER) Series

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/9/2017 to 3/7/2018

The goal of this workshop is to gather like-minded educators who are committed to equity and justice in education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Build a community of critically conscious educators who will turnkey information within their individual spheres of influence.
br/> The objectives are to expand individual and collective critical consciousness; engage in a deep analysis of equity research; develop/deepen an equity/racially just lens when crafting culturally responsive lessons/units.
br/> Session 1 10/12/17: WILL BE RESCHEDULED: What Does the Current National, State, and Local Data Suggest About Our Beliefs, Policies, and Practices?;Session 2: Factors That Impede Student Identity Development;Session 3: To Whose Culture Are We Most Responsive in School?; Session 4: What Do We Mean By Power and Privilege and How Do They Perpetuate a Harmful Impact On Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups; Session 5: Revolutionizing How We Think About Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Defining Critical Pedagogy

30. Creating Strong Compelling and Supporting Question in the Social Studies Classroom: Grade K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2017

The Inquiry Design Model forms the foundation for learning in the C3 Social Studies Framework. The ability to create strong compelling questions that support inquiry and instruction is critical. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice creating compelling questions that are the driving force of the Inquiry Design Model in Social Studies. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: understand the components of a strong, compelling question in social studies; develop compelling and supporting questions to guide instruction; and design classroom inquiries that align compelling and supporting questions with formative and summative assessments.

31. From Graphs to Goals: Tools for Progress Monitoring and Measurable Annual Goals - Location: Sullivan BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special and general education teachers, related services providers, anyone involved in the monitoring of student progress

Dates: 11/14/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday November 14

This workshop will be presented in two parts: Part one will focus on the use of tools to collect, graph, and analyze student data progressing toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. Part two will focus on the relationship between progress monitoring and the development of measurable annual goals. At this full-day workshop, participants will:



• Learn to graph and analyze progress monitoring data (goal line, trend, slope)



• Use tools for progress monitoring (IEP Direct, Microsoft Excel) as well as a variety of free tools found on www.interventioncentral.org



• Understand how to use student progress monitoring data to inform instruction/therapy



• Make connections between student progress, progress reports, and measurable annual goals



• Learn how to develop standards-based measurable annual goals



• Review current measurable annual goals and determine measurability Participants must bring or access current student IEPs for the measurable annual goal review. Please be mindful of confidentiality. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet with a spreadsheet app. A limited number of laptops will be available on-site. *For the purposes of this workshop, participants should have prior knowledge of different methods to assess skills that IEP goals are based on. This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

32. Transition in the IEP Boot Camp for Indicator 13 Self-Review Reporting Districts Location: Dutchess County - DC BOCES RSE-TASC Conference Room

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: District Indicator #13 Self-review Team: including Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/14/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:30-3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

Districts completing Indicator 13 Self-Reviews for 17/18 and 18/19 school years are invited to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Review the NYSPP #13 Protocol 2. Evaluate district IEPs for regulation and best practice around transition 3. Identify district transition practice needs 4. Develop action plans WHAT TO BRING: 1. District Indicator Self-review team 2. District IEPs Participants will have an opportunity to review their own IEPs for evidence of alignment to SPP Indicator 13. **More information will be provided if district is using this opportunity as a practice review or the formal Indicator #13 Self-review** NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

33. Creating Strong Compelling and Supporting Question in the Social Studies Classroom: Grade 6-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2017

The Inquiry Design Model forms the foundation for learning in the C3 Social Studies Framework. The ability to create strong compelling questions that support inquiry and instruction is critical. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice creating compelling questions that are the driving force of the Inquiry Design Model in Social Studies. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: understand the components of a strong, compelling question in social studies; develop compelling and supporting questions to guide instruction; and design classroom inquiries that align compelling and supporting questions with formative and summative assessments.

34. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 11/14/2017

New
In compliance with the regulatory requirements §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

•Practice evidence collection and alignment

•Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:

•Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

•Professional Conversations

•District Specific Principal Practice Rubric

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

35. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 11/16/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday November 16 9:00-12:00

Location: Administration Conference Room

*Registration is for the CPSE Module only* The CPSE Chairperson training module is an optional component of the NYSED vetted CPSE/CSE Chairperson training. The purpose of this module is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the facilitation of the CPSE process. Specific areas of focus will include:















•CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities.















•CPSE procedures and responsibilities that differ from CSE















•CPSE timelines















•The transition of a child from EI services to Preschool services.















•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE















•State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to pre-school

36. Graduation Options; Location - Ulster BOCES IST LC Lab

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Administrators, Principals, CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/16/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday November 16, 2017 8:30-3:00 PM

Location: IS TLC Lab

This full day workshop will cover the updated required components for graduation and exiting options-Regents, 4 + 1 Pathways, Local Diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, as well as Superintendent's Determination and evidence-based practices and resources to assist staff in supporting students to meet their full potential. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials. Participants will receive multiple resources to use as reference tools. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

37. Using Primary Source Materials in the Social Studies Classroom: Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2017

The use of primary source materials support the development of inquiry thinking in social studies. This workshop will explore the many online resources of primary materials for use in lesson and unit planning in social studies. Teachers will use these resources to build lesson plans and units using the Inquiry Design Model template. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate primary source materials and develop social studies inquiries using primary source materials.

38. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 11/16/2017

In compliance with the regulatory requirements §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Practice evidence collection and alignment
•Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
•Professional Conversations
•District Specific Principal Practice Rubric

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

39. Using the Khan Academy to Prepare Students for the SAT

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Educators

Dates: 11/16/2017

Join this workshop to learn about the College Board’s official SAT Practice with the Khan Academy. We’ll show you how the site is structured and discuss best practices for utilizing this free resource for your students to prepare them for the PSAT and SAT.

40. Eliciting Responses with Affirmative and Corrective Feedback - Location: OU BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 11/17/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

This workshop will go over the various responses the teacher can elicit from their students. The purpose of the questioning determines how you ask the questions and from whom you require responses. In the event of an incorrect response, we will examine a method for delivering corrective feedback leaving the student with, not only, the correct answer but also to motivate a willingness to chose challenging tasks.

41. ITSAC Meeting - November 2017

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 11/17/2017

Meeting Times: Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Salt Point Center - Room 137

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

42. Helping Students Become Computational Thinkers, Creative Communicators, and Global Collaborators using the Scratch Programming Language.

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades 3-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/17/2017

Computational thinking skills involve formulating a problem and solutions to solve the problem. These are skills that students need to be successful in any subject area. Being a creative computer helps students make personal connections to computing, by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Millions of students around the world are learning about these two concepts and more through the online programming language Scratch. Scratch is a free online programming language created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. The Scratch programming language allows users to be creative computers, computational thinkers, and global communicators through making and sharing their own interactive media, stories, games, and animations in a safe online community monitored by the MIT Media Lab. Participants will engage in both plugged and unplugged activities that explore the key concepts and practices of computational thinking to include sequencing, parallelism, conditionals, iterating, debugging and remixing.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
* Define computational thinking and creative computing and apply these concepts to any subject area lesson.
* Create both plugged and unplugged lessons following the Scratch programming language.
* Locate lessons and access online support through the Scratch educators’ online ScratchEd community.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Coding with the Scratch programming language
* Computational Thinking concepts

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

43. How the Special Needs Brain Learns

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/17/2017

Dr. David Sousa will discuss the critical attributes associated with how the human brain learns.  In this interactive and engaging session, he will discuss how the brain functions, and how some environmental factors influence its development. Together we will explore practical strategies for engaging the brain through novelty (changes in the environment) and for incorporating novelty into lessons. Finally, he will discuss the impact of past and present learning, and help participants understand the differences between complexity and difficulty in order to help lead others to improve student ability. COST: $250pp for members of the Dutchess BOCES School Improvement CoSer or $5200 for districts participating in the DUTCHESS BOCES FINDING THE BRILLIANCE Series (participation in all series workshops).

44. 3-D Learning: What does it look like in the K-5 science classroom?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 11/20/2017

New
Three dimensional learning (3-D Learning) will be practiced using content models. Participants will gain an understanding of the disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts that collectively form 3-D learning. Hands-on activities will facilitate transfer of skills from the workshop to the classroom. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify and incorporate the four disciplinary core ideas; identify and incorporate the eight science and engineering practices; and identify and incorporate the seven cross cutting concepts that form 3-D science learning. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

45. Advances in AP/Growing Your AP Program

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 11/20/2017

Advances in AP/Growing Your AP Program – Join the College Board for a review of the latest advances in AP including a review of our newest AP programs (AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone) as well as AP Professional Development opportunities for your teachers. We’ll lead a discussion on how to expand your AP programs, including discussing the use of AP Potential.

46. 3-D Learning: What does it look like in the 6-8 science classroom?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 11/21/2017

Three dimensional learning (3-D Learning) will be practiced using content models. Participants will gain an understanding of the core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts that collectively form 3-D learning. Hands-on activities will facilitate transfer of skills from the workshop to the classroom. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify and incorporate the four disciplinary core ideas; identify and incorporate the eight science and engineering practices; and identify and incorporate the seven cross cutting concepts that form 3-D science learning. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

47. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 11/27/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 114

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to our field.

48. Lesson Study Cohort *Revised Dates

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade 6-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 11/27/2017 to 3/22/2018

Lesson Study is the primary professional development model used by Japanese educators; research suggests this form of professional development accounts for Japanese students' success in mathematics achievement internationally. Lesson study is a collaborative, inquiry approach to teacher learning that emphasizes observation and analysis of student learning, particularly, identifying student misunderstandings to inform future instruction. Small groups of teachers form a cohort with the purpose of observing students during a collaboratively designed research lesson. Each Lesson Study cycle will including a full day of planning, a half day of implementation, and a half day of reflection and deciding the next topic. Districts should nominate teams of up to 5 grade 6, 7 OR 8 Math teachers at a cost of $400 per district team, which includes lunch.

Topics include:
  • The Lesson Study Process
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection
  • Research and Best Practices
  • Lesson Planning and Implementation

Participants will know and be able to:

  • Identify a particular focus topic, unit and lesson by reviewing previous assessment results.
  • Study standards and existing lessons, and research best practices/methods of instruction.
  • Write the lesson, teach and observe the lesson, revise the lesson and plan to teach it individually.
  • Reflect on what you learned, what went well, what you would change.
  • Create a Data Collection Plan.

49. From Graphs to Goals: Tools for Progress Monitoring and Measurable Annual Goals - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special and general education teachers, related services providers, anyone involved in the monitoring of student progress

Dates: 11/28/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday November 28

This workshop will be presented in two parts: Part one will focus on the use of tools to collect, graph, and analyze student data progressing toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. Part two will focus on the relationship between progress monitoring and the development of measurable annual goals. At this full-day workshop, participants will:



• Learn to graph and analyze progress monitoring data (goal line, trend, slope)



• Use tools for progress monitoring (IEP Direct, Microsoft Excel) as well as a variety of free tools found on www.interventioncentral.org



• Understand how to use student progress monitoring data to inform instruction/therapy



• Make connections between student progress, progress reports, and measurable annual goals



• Learn how to develop standards-based measurable annual goals



• Review current measurable annual goals and determine measurability Participants must bring or access current student IEPs for the measurable annual goal review. Please be mindful of confidentiality. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet with a spreadsheet app. A limited number of laptops will be available on-site. *For the purposes of this workshop, participants should have prior knowledge of different methods to assess skills that IEP goals are based on. This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

50. Classroom Management 2 Day Series; OU BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/29/2017 to 11/30/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Onken B/C

This 2 day training dives into the various and important components of effective classroom management. Training specifics include preventative systems, creating classroom expectations and successful outcomes. Attendees will receive content and strategies to create positive classroom culture, physical environment, rules& routines, and behavioral expectations. The training will also cover strategies to provide opportunities to respond, active supervision, behavior specific praise statements, and error correction. Each of the two days of training will be broken down into content, as well as structured collaborative planning for implementation specific to each participant’s setting. Participants must be able to attend the two consecutive days. Participants may bring technology to use while in the collaborative planning portion of the training if desired.

51. Instruction & Assessment in Three Dimensions | Elementary

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Educators

Dates: 11/29/2017 to 1/11/2018

The workshops will provide a deep exploration of the instructional shifts required for effective implementation of the new science standards in New York State. Teachers will see what three dimensional instruction looks like in the classroom by experiencing a lesson as learners and analyzing classroom video of students. This will provide educators with an understanding of how science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated during instruction.

Participants will also investigate the architecture of the standards and examine how performance expectations will reshape student assessment while the integration of the three dimensions in the foundation box will reshape instruction. Educators will explore the role that the science and engineering practices play in helping student sense making and the role that phenomena play in motivating the sense making process. Educators will see how this process gives students the opportunity to build on their prior knowledge as they express and refine their ideas over time. They will also see how student engagement in practices is an opportunity to assess student learning as it provides evidence of student thinking that can be used to guide instruction. All of this work will then be tied together by use of a set of criteria that focuses on the most important shifts in three-dimensional teaching and learning and the features of quality instruction.

Session 1-November 29, 2017/Session 2-January 11, 2018

52. Testing Accommodations - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 11/30/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00-3:00

At this half-day workshop, participants will:








•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation








•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations








•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP








•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

53. 3D Printing and Projects for your classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/30/2017

Come explore the Makerbot Replicator+, its components, the design software options and some project ideas for the Math, Science, and Art classrooms. A tool is only useful if you know how to use it. The thinking, planning and creativity that are naturally incorporated into building models with 3D printing will be appreciated by teachers while exciting students. We will also explore Do It Yourself 3D printer kits that can be build by students as project in and of itself.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read About and Develop Project Based Learning Designs
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Project
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Student Self-Assessment
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

54. Fact or Fiction: Media and Digital Literacy Survival Skills

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and School Librarians

Dates: 12/1/2017

Media literacy is essential for K-12 educators and students.New research demonstrates how ill-equipped our young people are to critically evaluate information they encounter online and via social media. Participants will learn how to embed media literacy across the curriculum.This session will show you how easy it is to include 21st century media and digital survival skills into what you are already teaching and give your students a step-up in engagement and critical thinking.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
Fact/Fiction Fake News: This session will help you analyze the why and how of online fakery and arm your students with tools to not be fooled.
Engagement Strategies: Classroom engagement is the key to student success and retention. This session explains how engagement affects memory and what we can do as educators to increase engagement in our classrooms.You will leave this session with at least ten new ideas.
br/> Beyond Bullying: What We’re Missing in Digital Citizenship: The news will tell you that social media causes identity theft, sexting and/or bullying. And districts will tell you that digital citizenship education needs to be implemented in every classroom. The real issues of social media for our kids are increased anxiety/drama, gullibility about any information, and vulnerability when it comes to control of photos and materials. Our students are basing their self-worth on their number of likes and followers:how can we help them navigate this emotional mine field?
br/> ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Identify tips for determining what is real online; Understand how engagement affects memory and learning strategies to increase student engagement; Develop strategies to help students navigate the emotional mine field of social media
br/> COST: $250pp for members of the Dutchess BOCES School Improvement CoSer or $5200 for districts participating in the DUTCHESS BOCES FINDING THE BRILLIANCE Series (participation in all series workshops).

55. Basic Group Course in CISM

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/4/2017 to 12/5/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: 137

The Basic Group Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training assists the participant in developing group skills in crisis intervention to work collaboratively as part of the district's crisis team. The course presents a variety of crisis intervention methods for school personnel, mental health staff and student support personnel. The training includes: psychological first aid, pre-incident education, defusing, demobilization, crisis management briefing, team self-care, use of debriefings and other significant crisis management supports. This course is certificated through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. This course is designed for those new to CISM or who have very limited experience with CISM. Completion of "Group Crisis Intervention"qualifies as a class in ICISF's Certificate of Specialized Training Program. COST OF WORKSHOP INCLUDES WORKBOOK. SUBSCRIBERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE DUTCHESS BOCES CISM SERVICE.

56. Re-imagining the Library with English Language Learners in Mind

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 12/4/2017

New
Co-librarians Kristen Majkut and Alicia Abdul from Albany High School will lead librarians in a full-day workshop that bridges the realities of English Language Learners in our schools with what the library can do to proactively support staff, students, and the community. Topics will include collection development, technology, and programming with time to shape your own action plan. Sponsored by Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster School Library Systems. All participants will know and/or be able to: a. Connect with key resources in your school and community to build supports for ELLs b. Deploy actionable items from a preliminary action plan that participants will create c. Implement relevant strategies and model effective instruction for ELLs Lunch will be provided.

57. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas in Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2017

The Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) form the backbone of three dimensional learning in science. The DCI’s are the tools used to make sense of phenomena in science. This workshop will focus on the arrangement of the DCI’s and the instructional matrix that supports science learning across grade levels. Teachers in grades K-5 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: unpack the disciplinary core ideas; make connections between the DCI’s and phenomena; and understand the flow of science learning from grades K-5. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

58. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas in Grades 6-8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017

The Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) form the backbone of three dimensional learning in science. The DCI’s are the tools used to make sense of phenomena in science. This workshop will focus on the arrangement of the DCI’s and the instructional matrix that supports science learning across grade levels. Teachers in grades 6-8 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: unpack the disciplinary core ideas; make connections between the DCI’s and phenomena; and understand the flow of science learning from grades 6-8. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

59. Building Instructional Websites

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All content area teachers - All grades

Dates: 12/6/2017

Your classroom website is the window into your curriculum for your students and their parents. What is yours saying about you? Explore the ability to communicate directly with students and their families, increase student accountability, communicate expectations and timelines and engage in class discussions all in one place. Creating an online community for your students can be a valuable tool to help facilitate better communication between teacher and students. It can also streamline some of the organizational systems to help make your classroom more efficient.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Develop an instructional website specific to their needs
- Explore a variety of tools to make a professional quality website
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Google Sites (new & old)
- Additional website development resources
- Integration of organizational tools (calendars, gradebooks, lesson materials, etc)
- Providing student access to materials and resources

60. Middle School Principals Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 12/6/2017

As an middle school principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.

61. Grades 9-12 New York State Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/6/2017 to 12/8/2017

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing high school teachers with strategies for transitioning science instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the components of the NYSSLS; define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards; and identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS.

62. Designing Performance Tasks for Middle School Math

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Math Teachers (Grades 5- 9)

Dates: 12/7/2017

A Performance Task is something that allows students to demonstrate an authentic application of the skills and concepts they have gathered within the or across discipline(s). Students combine problem solving skills with content knowledge and data collection as they investigate a problem and draw conclusions in order to create a creative final product that includes a demonstration of skills, conceptual understanding, media, and a strong written component.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read About and Develop Skill/concept Aligned Performance Tasks
- Explore the Qualities of What Makes a Performance Task
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Tasks
- Practice in Creating Digital Artifacts for Teacher and Student Use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Formative Assessment
- Student Self-Assessment
- Increasing Student Independence
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

63. Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities: Case Studies Using XBASS

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/7/2017

Using data from real-life students presenting with learning difficulties, this workshop will present similarities and differences between analyses built into various test-scoring programs and X-BASS analyses. Recent developments in cognitive and achievement test batteries allow the practitioner to analyze student test data within scoring programs. This presentation will provide a detailed discussion of strengths and limitations of analyses built into the scoring programs for the Woodcock-Johnson, Fourth Edition and the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children, Fifth Edition when evaluating children for learning disabilities using a Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) approach. These approaches will be contrasted with analyses available in the Cross-Battery Assessment Software System (X-BASS). In addition, the most recent version of X-BASS provides detailed analyses of subtest-level, index-level, and overall ability-level data that can be used by the practitioner in a variety of evaluations for special education eligibility. These features will be presented and discussed.

64. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas in Grades 9-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2017

The Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) form the backbone of three dimensional learning in science. The DCI’s are the tools used to make sense of phenomena in science. This workshop will focus on the arrangement of the DCI’s and the instructional matrix that supports science learning across grade levels. Teachers in grades 9-12 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: unpack the disciplinary core ideas; make connections between the DCI’s and phenomena; and understand the flow of science learning from grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

65. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 12/8/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

66. Algorithms - Getting Started with Computer Programming

Program: Model Schools

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers 4-9

Dates: 12/8/2017

What is computer programming? Let’s look at what we already know about algorithms and incorporate that information into our learning about computer programming. Algorithms are part of our everyday life. Computers follow algorithms, a set of instructions that tell the computer exactly what to do to solve a problem or complete a task. This workshop is designed to provide a clear definition of computer programming using algorithms in both plugged and unplugged lessons that teachers can instantly use with their students.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
*Define an algorithm as it pertains to computer programming
*Create an unplugged lesson to teach the concept of algorithms
*Introduce students to coding and algorithms using the programming language Coffeescript.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Coding
* Algorithms
* Unplugged lessons


Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

67. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Principals, District-Level Administrators, all administrators responsible for Teacher Evaluation.

Dates: 12/8/2017

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability.

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Practice evidence collection and alignment
• Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
• Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

68. Supporting Geographic Reasoning in Social Studies: Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2017

The development of geographic reasoning in social studies helps students understand the relationship between geography and historical events. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop students’ geographical reasoning through lesson and unit plan development. Connections between cultural, economic and physical-environmental characteristics will be explored, and how these ultimately affect the history of civilizations. This workshop section is open to all K-5 teachers. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate primary source map materials and develop social studies inquiries using maps to support the development of geographic reasoning.

69. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring Procedures Overview for Administrators - Location: Sullivan BOCES Conference Rm 4, 6 Wierk Ave. Liberty, NY 12754

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School District and Building -Level Administrators, Special Education Directors, Pupil Personnel Directors,

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday December 12, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am

Participants will receive information to inform how to manage and support the process of Functional Behavior Assessments; implementation of a Behavior Intervention Plan; policies necessary for progress monitoring a Behavior Intervention Plan. An overview of the 3 day training for school staff will be included in this 1/2 day session.

70. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 2 day training - Location: Ulster BOCES & O/U BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

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

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday December 12, 2017 at Ulster BOCES & January 30, 2018 at O/U BOCES

This two-day workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with State law and regulation. Day One will focus on the development of Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals. Day Two (January 30, 2018, Orange-Ulster BOCES) will present the opportunity for participants to develop draft IEPs with on-site consultation. Day Two will also allow participants to go deeper into the development of Measurable Annual Goals. Participants, please be aware that you are registering for two full days of training. Day Two will be held on January 30, 2018, Carl Onken Conference Center, Orange-Ulster BOCES. At this two-day workshop, participants will:


• Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance


• Understand the function and components of the Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals


• Unpack learning standards


• Develop meaningful, standards-based Measurable Annual Goals


• Understand the relationships between sections of the IEP


• Develop draft IEPs This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

71. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the 6-8 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2017

Phenomena act as sparks to incite student curiosity of science. The use of phenomena can be in the form of a small experiment, a video, or an observation. The objective of using phenomena in the science classroom is to provide students an opportunity to describe what they observe and record questions that arise. The more compelling the phenomena, the more engaging the learning! In this workshop we will experiment with different phenomena aligned to the New York Science Learning Standards that can help trigger curiosity for learning in your students. This session is intended for all 6-8 teachers of science. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction; build lessons based on science phenomena.

72. Using PSAT/SAT Data to Drive Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 12/12/2017

Using PSAT/SAT Data to Drive Instruction – Join the College Board for an informative and interactive working session as we dive into the SAT Suite of Assessments Reporting Tool and explore the many reports, functions and features. Participants will get hands on assistance in getting into and up to speed on the portal, learn how to run the variety of reports available, and take an in-depth look at the instructional planning and question analysis reports. Then, join in a guided discussion on how to use the portal’s data to inform classroom instruction. Attendees should bring their own devices and have already set up a College Board Educators Professional Login.

73. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Seminar #2 Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpeople, Special Education administrators, Coordinators, Supervisors

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday December 14 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

This seminar series offers Chairpersons the opportunity to learn and network with colleagues from school districts around the region that share the same role. Topics are subject to change Seminar #1: October 23. Topic TBD Seminar #2: December 14. Preparation for Annual Review Seminar #3: May 31. End of year review At these seminars, participants will:


• Receive professional development around State Education Department topics


• Consult with colleagues about specific issues


• Share practices


• Network This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

74. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students; Location DC BOCES RSE-TASC Conference Room

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - Administrators, CSE Chairpersons and Teachers, Principals, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

This workshop is designed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. It is intended to provide professionals working with special education students with a best practices approach to developing and promoting self-determination skills for students. During this workshop participants will: 1. Recognize the 8 different components that comprise self-determination 2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination 3. Develop skills to design self-determination plans for students Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

75. A Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/14/2017

This workshop will provide an overview of the Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions (SMAARTI) approach. This method, as initially conceptualized by Mascolo (2008), involves the organization, analysis, and synthesis of assessment data to aid in understanding the cognitive basis of students’ learning difficulties. Based on multiple data sources, the steps of SMAARTI assist in identifying various methods of tailoring intervention (i.e., modifications, accommodations, remediation, compensatory techniques) that make instruction more accessible to the student, thereby improving learning outcomes. Training goals include teaching participants to: 1) Organize assessment information in a manner that maximizes its utility in intervention planning; 2) Consider relevant individual, instructional, curricular, and environmental factors when tailoring interventions; and 3) Capitalize upon available resources to address the impact of cognitive ability weaknesses in both general and special education settings.

76. Supporting Geographic Reasoning in Social Studies: Grades 6-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2017

The development of geographic reasoning in social studies helps students understand the relationship between geography and historical events. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop students’ geographical reasoning through lesson and unit plan development. Connections between cultural, economic and physical-environmental characteristics will be explored, and how these ultimately affect the history of civilizations. This workshop section is open to all 6-12 teachers. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate primary source map materials and develop social studies inquiries using maps to support the development of geographic reasoning.

77. ITSAC Meeting - December 2017

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 12/15/2017

Meeting Times: Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Salt Point Center - Room 137

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

78. Using a Strength-Based approach to Support Students in Special Education - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers. Teaching assistants, Teacher Aides, service providers, administrators, support staff.

Dates: 12/15/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

This workshop will first look at the characteristics of children with learning differences, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. In the second half we will learn about the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift in how we think about our students. Instead of seeing them as suffering from deficits, Neurodiversity suggests that we speak about their strengths. We will look at strength-based strategies for these children.

79. Make it from Scratch Jr.

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Pre-K - 3 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2017

Are you at the beginning stages of learning or teaching coding? Would you like to learn how to code or how to teach it to your students? In this workshop participants will be introduced to coding using the Scratch jr. programming language “Scratch jr. is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games.” Scratch jr. Introduces children to problem-solving, designing, sequencing and computational thinking skills through coding. Scratch Jr. was created through a collaboration of Tufts University and the MIT Media Lab based on the popular Scratch programming language which is used by millions of students and educators all over the world grades 3 through college. No prior experience is needed to participate in this session. Before the workshop, it would great if you downloaded, installed, and explored Scratch jr. The application is a free download that can be found at the Apple Store (for an iPad) or Google Play (for an Android tablet or Chromebook).

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
* Define computational thinking.
* Create lessons for math, science, social studies or literacy integrating the Scratch jr. programming language.
*Locate additional lessons, and access online support through the educators’ ScratchEd and DevTech online educators’ community.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Coding
* Literacy
*Unplugged lesson


Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

80. Technology and Simulations for Improving Science Comprehension in Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2017

Scientific concepts can be challenging for many students to learn. Simulations and online interactive websites can help build foundational understanding of complex scientific content. This workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore online learning opportunities in science. Web 2.0 tools will be demonstrated by grade level and science content area aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. Teachers will have the opportunity to create lesson plans for immediate use in their classrooms. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify and incorporate technology related to science instruction in lesson and unit plans.

81. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 2 day training - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

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

Dates: 12/19/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday December 19, 2017 & January 30, 2018 at O/U BOCES

This two-day workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with State law and regulation. Day One will focus on the development of Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals. Day Two (January 30, 2018, Orange-Ulster BOCES) will present the opportunity for participants to develop draft IEPs with on-site consultation. Day Two will also allow participants to go deeper into the development of Measurable Annual Goals. Participants, please be aware that you are registering for two full days of training. Day Two will be held on January 30, 2018, Carl Onken Conference Center, Orange-Ulster BOCES. At this two-day workshop, participants will:




• Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance




• Understand the function and components of the Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals




• Unpack learning standards




• Develop meaningful, standards-based Measurable Annual Goals




• Understand the relationships between sections of the IEP




• Develop draft IEPs This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

82. Technology and Simulations for Improving Science Comprehension in Grades 6-8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 12/20/2017

Scientific concepts can be challenging for many students to learn. Simulations and online interactive websites can help build foundational understanding of complex scientific content. This workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore online learning opportunities in science. Web 2.0 tools will be demonstrated by grade level and science content area aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. Teachers will have the opportunity to create lesson plans for immediate use in their classrooms. . By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify and incorporate technology related to science instruction in lesson and unit plans.

83. Technology and Simulations for Improving Science Comprehension in Grades 9-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/21/2017

Scientific concepts can be challenging for many students to learn. Simulations and online interactive websites can help build foundational understanding of complex scientific content. This workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore online learning opportunities in science. Web 2.0 tools will be demonstrated by grade level and science content area aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. Teachers will have the opportunity to create lesson plans for immediate use in their classrooms. . By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify and incorporate technology related to science instruction in lesson and unit plans.

84. The Conflict Cycle & De-escalation; Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/4/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

This training will support staff in positively engaging with students and avoiding power struggles. The conflict cycle reviews the interactions between two parties as well as the result each response has on the one immediately following. The training includes ways to identify if you are engaging in the conflict cycle, as well as ways to prevent and avoid that engagement. Attendees will also receive an overview on each component of the Behavior Escalation Model. Additionally the training will includes specific strategies to de-escalate and diffuse conflict.

85. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Practices in Grades 9-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2018

The New York State Science Learning Standards are supported through classroom practices in science instruction. The term “practices” is used instead of “skills” in order to emphasize that engaging in scientific investigation requires not only skill but also knowledge that is specific to each practice. (NRC Framework, 2012, p. 30). By unpacking each practice, participants will gain a clear understanding of what these look like in practice. Teachers in grades 9-12 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the NYSSLS practices and understand what the practices look like in action. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

86. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 1/5/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: TLC Lab

As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

87. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New K-12 and District Administrators not yet certified to be lead evaluators of teachers

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 2/23/2018

New
In compliance with the regulatory requirements of §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators. This is a six session, 25 credit-hour workshop that is offered in a hybrid format; a combination of both online and in-person sessions. You must register for the entire workshop. This workshop is intended for new administrators who have not been certified to be a Lead Evaluator. Sessions 1-4 will be online at your own pace. Sessions 1-3 should be completed before the 1st in-person session. Sessions 5-6 are in-person sessions. You MUST complete all session requirements for initial Lead Evaluator Certification. On-Line Sessions: Monday, January 8, 2018 - February 23, 2018 In-person Session 5: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Student Performance In-person Session 6: Thursday, February 8 2018- Observations ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:





•Articulate the Regents Reform Agenda and how it is implemented in their district





•Explain the requirements of 3012-d and the impact of the Transition Period





•Use the Evidence Cycle for the observation process





•Explain how the Student Performance Score is determined using either a State-Provided Score or a Student Learning Objective (SLO)





•Recognize specific considerations for observing teachers of SWD or ELL

88. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Practices in Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2018

The New York State Science Learning Standards are supported through classroom practices in science instruction. The term “practices” is used instead of “skills” in order to emphasize that engaging in scientific investigation requires not only skill but also knowledge that is specific to each practice. (NRC Framework, 2012, p. 30). By unpacking each practice, participants will gain a clear understanding of what these look like in practice. Teachers in grades K-5 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the NYSSLS practices and understand what the practices look like in action. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

89. Secondary IEP Development; Location: Ulster County-Ulster BOCES, IS-TLC Lab

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - CSE Chairs, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/9/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 9, 2018; 8:30-3:30

Location: IS-TLC Lab

This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:

•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance

•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities

•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals

•Learn to unpack learning standards

•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

90. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Practices in Grades 6-8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2018

The New York State Science Learning Standards are supported through classroom practices in science instruction. The term “practices” is used instead of “skills” in order to emphasize that engaging in scientific investigation requires not only skill but also knowledge that is specific to each practice. (NRC Framework, 2012, p. 30). By unpacking each practice, participants will gain a clear understanding of what these look like in practice. Teachers in grades 6-8 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the NYSSLS practices and understand what the practices look like in action. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

91. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K- 12 Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 1/11/2018

New
In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Practice evidence collection and alignment

• Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

• Professional Conversations Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

92. Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Who Have Multiple Disabilities Location: Dutchess County-Dutchess BOCES-RSE-TASC Conference Room

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All district and approved private school staff working to develop transition plans for students with multiple disabilities; PPS Directors, Building Administrators, CSE Chairs, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, and School Psychologists

Dates: 1/12/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, January 12, 2018; 8:30am-3:30pm

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

This full day workshop will be co-facilitated by Patti Davis, Transition Specialist and Robert Hanley, Approved Private School Specialist and is focused on transition planning and assessments for a specific student population; students with multiple disabilities, and their individual needs and considerations throughout the transition planning process. This workshop will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments and resources for youth whose post-secondary goals mostly include postsecondary programs with adult agencies. During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, appropriate transition assessments, postsecondary goals, and adult agency information. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

93. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring - 3 Day Series (1/16/18, 1/23/18, 1/30/18) - Location: Sullivan BOCES Conference Room 4, 6 Wierk Ave. Liberty, NY 12754

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: all staff and administrators who have responsibilites for behavior supports

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 1/30/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30am - 3:30 pm - Tuesday, 1/16/18, Tuesday, 1/23/18, and Tuesday, 1/30/18

This is a 3 part sequence of information that will: increase awareness of the New York State Education Department Regulations governing FBAs; gain fluency with the Competing Behavior Pathway in order to conduct a quality FBA;and, understand how using the Competing Behavior Pathway informs the development of a hypothesis (summary)statement that will guide the BIP process that set up a plan that can be progress monitored effectively and efficiently. It is strongly recommended that participants attend with at least one other member of the behavior support team. Participants should plan to attend the 3 session sequence to gain the skills and understanding that are critical to providing positive behavior supports to student with challenging behaviors who are not responsive to schoolwide practices at the universal and secondary levels of the system.

94. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Cross Cutting Concepts in Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 1/16/2018

Understanding the role that cross cutting concepts (CCC) play in science instruction is an important part of 3-dimensional learning. The CCC’s provide students with connections and tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas. (Framework p. 233) Teachers in grades K-5 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the seven CCCs and understand how incorporate these concepts into their pedagogy. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

95. PBIS Coaches Forum (2 of 4) - OU BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: PBIS Coaches, Facilitators & Co-facilitators

Dates: 1/17/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Onken A

This PBIS Coaches Forum is designed for coaches, facilitators, and co-facilitators to expand their skills and knowledge for successful implementation of PBIS. The Coaches Forum is a series that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet quarterly throughout the school year to network with other coaches across the region, and utilize support from the RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The training will outline the critical components of PBIS, important timelines for facilitation, and resources that can be shared with teams and in buildings. There will be opportunities for coaches to network and share resources through a collaborative work session in the afternoon portion of the training. Content specific information will be provided by session Session 1-Team Composition Team Operating Procedures Expectations Session 2- Review of Fall BoQ Results Problem Behavior Definitions Discipline Policies Professional Development Session 3- Feedback & Acknowledgement Systems Faculty Involvement Student/Family/Community Involvement Session 4- Review of Spring BoQ Results Fidelity Data Goal Setting

96. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Cross Cutting Concepts in Grades 6-8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 1/17/2018

Understanding the role that cross cutting concepts (CCC) play in science instruction is an important part of 3-dimensional learning. The CCC’s provide students with connections and tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas. (Framework p. 233) Teachers in grades 6-8 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the seven CCCs and understand how incorporate these concepts into their pedagogy. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

97. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 2 day training - Location: Dutchess BOCES & O/U BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

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

Dates: 1/18/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Thursday January 18, 2018 at Dutchess BOCES & Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at O/U BOCES

This two-day workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with State law and regulation. Day One will focus on the development of Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals. Day Two (January 30, 2018, Orange-Ulster BOCES) will present the opportunity for participants to develop draft IEPs with on-site consultation. Day Two will also allow participants to go deeper into the development of Measurable Annual Goals. Participants, please be aware that you are registering for two full days of training. Day Two will be held on January 30, 2018, Carl Onken Conference Center, Orange-Ulster BOCES. At this two-day workshop, participants will:



• Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance



• Understand the function and components of the Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals



• Unpack learning standards



• Develop meaningful, standards-based Measurable Annual Goals



• Understand the relationships between sections of the IEP



• Develop draft IEPs This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

98. Understanding and Unpacking the NYS Science Learning Standards Cross Cutting Concepts in Grades 9-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2018

Understanding the role that cross cutting concepts (CCC) play in science instruction is an important part of 3-dimensional learning. The CCC’s provide students with connections and tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas. (Framework p. 233) Teachers in grades 9-12 are invited to sign-up for this workshop. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the seven CCCs and understand how incorporate these concepts into their pedagogy. Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

99. ITSAC Meeting - January 2018

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 1/19/2018

Meeting Times: Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Room 137

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

100. Using a Strength-Based approach to Support Students in Special Education - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers. Teaching assistants, Teacher Aides, service providers, administrators, support staff.

Dates: 1/19/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: IS TLC Lab

This workshop will first look at the characteristics of children with learning differences, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. In the second half we will learn about the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift in how we think about our students. Instead of seeing them as suffering from deficits, Neurodiversity suggests that we speak about their strengths. We will look at strength-based strategies for these children.

101. Using Maps for Analysis and Inquiry in Social Studies: Grades K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2018

Maps help support inquiry learning through the social studies practice of gathering, interpreting and using evidence. This workshop focuses on strategies for helping students make historical meaning from maps. Participants will practice with questioning techniques that help students understand the many ways that maps record history. Open to all grade K-5 teachers. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate and analyze resource maps and integrate map usage into the social studies inquiry process.