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1. Creating, Documenting, and Sharing Work Digitally-So Many Ways to Publish

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Reading teachers

Dates: 7/20/2018

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Students learn when they are engaged, they are engaged when learning is fun, and learning is fun when students can choose the tools they use to be creative and express their learning. Tired of using PowerPoint? Learn about alternative multimedia software that spans learning styles, skill levels and ages. Come and experience the power of multimedia software tools to empower your students to create, document, publish, and share their work each in his or her own way. Some of the tools you will learn and use to create mini-projects are Green Screen, podcasts, and telling stories using coding.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Help students choose an appropriate multimedia tool
* Asses student-created multimedia presentations
TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Selecting a multimedia tool
* Multimedia presentations
* Assessing multimedia presentations

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. DASA Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/23/2018

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Be prepared with this timely, expert, interactive training by Isabel Burk, master trainer. Open discussion, reflection, activities, case studies, handouts, resources, and more. Topics to be covered: Diversity, Multi-Cultural Schools, Effects of Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Discrimination on Student School Climate, Code of Conduct,Prevention/Intervention, Early Warning Signs, Dignity for All Students Act, Definitions, and Reporting Requirements REQUIRED DASA TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS. CERTIFICATE AWARDED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TRAINING DAY.

3. Using Game-Based Assessment to Accommodate All Learning Styles

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers. Reading Teachers. Librarians

Dates: 7/24/2018

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What if your students enjoyed taking assessments? Game-based learning and assessments have been shown to engage students in active learning. Come learn about and try some online game-based tools that span different learning styles, engage students, and provide formative assessments that challenge students to problem-solve and explain their thinking process. Some of the programs we will explore include BrainPOP's Game-up and SnapThought, Formative, Kahoot!, and Quizziz.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Develop online assessments matching their lessons using a number of programs
* Analyze their students' online results in order to better plan subsequent lessons
* Match the assessment program to the purpose of the assessment

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Online assessments
* Game-based learning
* Analyzing data

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.

4. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 7/25/2018

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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.

5. Getting Started: STEM in your Class

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teacher K-12. Art teachers. Librarians. Science teachers

Dates: 7/26/2018

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Interested in incorporating STEM into your curriculum but have limited resources? Experience how third graders learned and applied the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process using spaghetti, index cards, lifesavers, pipe cleaners, shoe boxes and other household items to tackle collaborative and independent STEM design challenges. Learn about leading your students through design iterations while helping them to maintain a grade-level appropriate science notebook that can be used for assessment. In this workshop, teachers will step into the role of their students and be engaged in Five design challenges that address both the New York State Science Learning Standards for Students and the International Society for Technology in Education’s Digital Age Standards for Students.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Lead their classes in five inexpensive hands-on STEM design challenges
* Activate students’ prior knowledge and enhance learning using STEM related picture books, videos, and interactive digital resources.
* Define the STEM acronym, and understand the history behind the STEM movement.
* Define the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process and know how to apply it to STEM lessons.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* STEM
* Engineering Design Challenge
* The Maker Movement and Caine's Arcade

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. '>

6. Teaching Literacy to Atypical Learners - Location: O/U BOCES

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

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

Dates: 7/27/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Room A

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.

7. CISM Review, Updates, and Skills Exercise

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/31/2018

One Day Worshop of CISM Review, Updates, and Skills Exercise: This workshop is designed to enhance skills in CISM. Specific topics covered include a review of CISM and different group interventions. Concepts of strategic planning in CISM will also be discussed. Participants will practice different CISM group interventions.
Outline:
1)Review CISM interventions 2)Review Rule of “T”s in strategic planning 3)CISM Updates 4)Practice CISM interventions

8. The Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards: Awareness Session, Grades K-6

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K -6 Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information elementary teachers need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core ELA/Literacy and Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards;
• The Math Practice Standards and the Reading and Writing Practice Standards;
• Implementation Timeline;
•The revised format of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process;
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for P - 6 Mathematics and and P-6 ELA and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards;
•Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

9. Improving Graduation Rates for Students with Disabilities – Transition Planning Overview for Administrators - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018

Location: Dutchess BOCES

This new 3 hour workshop is designed for administrators to positively affect post-secondary outcomes by understanding the role of administrators in transition planning. Topics to be covered during the workshop will include:


• Most recent graduations graduation options, including Superintendent Determination, NYS Blueprint for Improved Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, and Transition Planning Process As a result of attending this workshop and analyzing specific district data and practices, student outcomes are - increased graduation rates - lowered dropout rates - increased post-secondary success

10. The Next Generation Math Standards, Grades 6 - 12 Math Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 Math Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information math instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:

• The NYS Common Core Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation Math Standards;

• The Math Practice Standards;

• Implementation Timeline;

• The revised format of the Next Generation Math Standards;

• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:

• Explain the revision process;

• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 7 - 12 Mathematics and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;

• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;

• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards;

• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

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

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

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

Dates: 8/3/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Conf. Room 1

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.

12. The Next Generation ELA and Math Standards: Awareness Sessions for Administrators, K-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K-12 Building and District Administrators

Dates: 8/3/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math and ELA Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information administrators need to understand in order to implement the revised standards in a thoughtful and coherent way. NYSED’s timeline for full implementation will be presented. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core Learning Standards and the Next Generation English Language Arts and Math Standards;
• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards;
• Implementation Timeline;
• The revised format of the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards and Math Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process;
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for P-12 English Language Arts and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and P - 12 Mathematics;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards and P-12 Math Standards;
• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

13. LIVE LABS: Energy Transformation: It's All Connected

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 8/7/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

ENERGY TRANSFORMATION: IT'S ALL CONNECTED Exploring the Structure of Nature: The old adage “We are all one” holds true in the world of science! This Live Lab will explore the interconnectedness of energy as it moves from the natural world to the human-created world. Using a game-like format, we will explore the many forms of energy and follow its transformation as energy moves across space and time. Teachers will learn about classroom technologies that can be applied to help students visualize the interconnection of energy, humans, and life itself. - Life Science, Earth and Space Science

14. Lead Evaluation Training for Teacher Evaluators – Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/7/2018

Leadership
Recertification
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DESCRIPTION: In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved 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 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)







• 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.

15. Social Studies Book Study: A Spy Among Friends

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess County Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 8/7/2018

Dutchess County Social Studies teachers will discuss compelling and supporting questions about intelligence and counter-intelligence, the Cold War, and social class after reading Ben Macintyre’s, A Spy Among Friends. Participants will know and be able to: discuss the role of espionage during the Cold War and compare and contrast the role of spies and intelligence agencies during the Cold War to contemporary examples. Topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence, the Cold War, and Social class. Registration Deadline: August 1, 2018. 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.

16. CANCELLED - “I Didn’t Know a Book Could Be Wrong”; Problematic Texts in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2018

In this session, participants will learn about historic and current texts written for children and young adults that, intentionally or not, demean, dehumanize and misrepresent “the Other.” For example, in 2016, Scholastic published, “A Birthday Cake for George Washington”, which portrays enslaved African Americans as quite happy with their enslavement. Because of public outcry, especially from Edith Campbell’s twitter feed, #slaverywithasmile, Scholastic withdrew the book. In a workshop format, participants will examine other problematic books and identify texts that could replace these texts in classrooms and libraries. TOPICS INCLUDE: an overview of historically problematic texts written for children in the American South and Nazi Germany. problematic texts in the 20th-21st century that are still used in schools, and a readers’ theater of fifth graders responses to the same workshop as presented today. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: recognize what might be a problematic text in children’s and young adult literature, demonstrate knowledge of resources for evaluating ethnic literature, and identify texts that could replace problematic texts. COST: $0 – Dutchess SLS School Librarians and Dutchess County Classroom Teachers, All others $30. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2018 - 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. Exceptional Students Exceptional Leaders

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators with responsibility for the oversight and supervision of programs serving SWD.

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 5/8/2019

Year long institute is designed to provide school leaders with ongoing, intensive training and support.
August 8, 2018: Becoming a Special Education Administrator: Find Your Leadership Compass (Carol Kosnitsky)
August 9, 2018: Mapping Out Your Year: Goal Setting and Action Planning (Cora Stempel, Jenny Schinella, Erin Piquet)
October 19, 2018: Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-based Strategies for Student with Special Needs (Thomas Armstrong)
December 12, 2018: Programming to Meet the Needs of Your Students (Jenny Schinella, Denise Dzikowski)
February 5, 2019: Skill-Based Strategies for Helping Anxious Students and Families
March 20, 2019:Engaging in Difficult Conversatinos (Cora Stempel, Jenny Schinella)
May 8, 2019: Reflection: A Year in Review (Institute Faculty)
$2,000 for series/Includes Lunch for members of the School Improvement CoSer

18. Helping with Where You Are with AR, VR and QR

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teachers. Librarians. Physically Education teachers. Technology instructors.

Dates: 8/8/2018

In this is a hands-on workshop, participants will experience AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), and QR (Quick Response) codes; learn about the technology behind them; and explore ways to authentically integrate these tools into lessons. For example, did you ever want to take your entire class on a field trip to the Taj Mahal without going outside? VR can help you do that. QR Codes can be used in learning centers to help students quickly access text, audio, or film. Lastly, how about bringing fictional characters to life? AR apps can be used for this, e.g. The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://goo.gl/ik8dso.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Compare and contrast AR, VR, and QR.
* Integrate each technology into a lesson.

TOPICS INCLUDE: * Augmented Reality
* Virtually Reality
* Quick Response Codes

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.

19. CPSE/CSE Chairperson training Summer 2018-Location: Roscoe

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

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

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/16/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Thursday August 9, Friday August 10, Monday August 13, Tuesday August 14

Location: Distance Learning Lab (room 201)

In this five day training (plus optional half-day CPSE module), Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education: This is the approximate breakdown of topics Day 1 1. Regulatory Foundations 2. Referral 3. Evaluation Day 2 4. Eligibility 5. IEP Development Day 3 5. IEP Development 6. IEP Implementation Day 4 7. Annual Review 8. Reevaluation 9. Effective Meetings August 16 (separate registration) 10. CPSE To complete the training, participants must attend Modules 1-9 Presenter: Brian Orzell - Regional Training Specialist This training is designed for newer Chairpersons; however, veteran chairs would benefit and are welcomed. If you are making up a session from a previous round, please contact me via email that you are making up a session. This training must have a minimum of 8 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. For more information about the training: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/profdevelop.htm For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org

20. 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: 8/10/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Conf. Center

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.

21. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for Evaluating Principals

Dates: 8/13/2018

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 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)


•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.

22. New Mentoring Training

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/15/2018

For beginning teachers skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for insuring an effective mentor-protege relationship. TOPICS INCLUDE The Role of the Mentor Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers Effective Communication Maximizing Time and Attention On-going Support Strategies ALL TEACHERS/ADMINISTRATORS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning THREE DAYS: August 13, 2018, August 14, 2018, and August 15, 2018
NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:

• The NYS Common Core Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Learning Standards;

• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards;

• Implementation Timeline; The revised format of the Next Generation Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Standards;

• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:

• Explain the revision process;

• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 6 - 12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;

• Locate Next Generation P-12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects on engageny.org;

• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies

24. Lead Evaluation Training for Teacher Evaluators – Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/13/2018

Leadership
Recertification
Wait List
DESCRIPTION: In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved 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 2018-19 school year. 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.

25. NY State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes (Exclusively for school districts reporting SPP Indicators 13 and 14 during the following school year; 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) - Location O/U

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/14/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12: pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This is a new 3 hour workshop for administrators to understand the State Performance Plan Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes. Topics to be covered will include:



• An overview of the Indicator 13 Self Review process using the updated Indicator 13 Self Review protocol



• Opportunities to analyze specific district data and practices in preparation for 100% compliance of Indicator 13



• Understand Indicator 14 to ensure an increased response rate to the surveys and consider additional opportunities to gain pos secondary outcomes data As a result of attending this workshop and analyzing specific district data and practices, student outcomes are - increased student participation in transition planning leading to successful post secondary outcomes - reduced risk of dropping out of school - increased graduation rates

26. Summer Book Discussion on Refugee Literature for Teens

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 7-12 School Librarians, English Teachers, Social Studies Teachers,

Dates: 8/14/2018

Join us at Dutchess BOCES for a regional book discussion facilitated through TeachingBooks.net exploring issues related to teens who are refugees. Especially highlighted will be the book of the 2018 Fall into Books author, Sandra Uwiringiyimana, “How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child.” We will also discuss "Lucky Broken Girl" by Ruth Behar. The learning objective is to strengthen book discussions with the resources and tools found in Teachingbooks.net. We will explore collections of resources for the selected titles that raise awareness to the refugee experience, serve as pathways for discussion and communicate varied experiences. Target Audience: Dutchess County grades 7-12 educators. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: examine resources for each title, use sharing tools to draw readers into the book experience, share implementation ideas and strategies, create and share lists of titles and resources. TOPICS INCLUDE: teen refugees and Teachingbooks.net. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2018. 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.

27. The Next Generation ELA Standards, Grades 6 - 12 ELA Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core ELA Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA Standards;
• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards
• Implementation Timeline;
• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 6 - 12 ELA ;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards on engageny.org ;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards ;
• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

28. ESSA Overview

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, Board Member, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 8/15/2018

This full day workshop will provide participants with an overview of the New York State “Every Student Succeeds Act” plan and its components. Topics include the new accountability system and descriptions of how the following indicators will be assessed: Student Academic Achievement, Student Growth, Academic Progress, Graduation Rates, English Language Proficiency, Chronic Absenteeism and College, Career and Civic Readiness. Participants will have the opportunity to review examples of K-12 schools and their data and, through activities and discussion, will practice identifying schools’ rankings and levels based on the data provided.

29. Note-taking Methods for Middle School Math

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Math Teachers (Grades 5- 9)

Dates: 8/15/2018

Good note-taking creates opportunities for students to transfer and apply their knowledge and is an essential part of the learning process. By identifying what information is most valuable and connecting it to prior knowledge, students can deepen their own understanding. Middle school students especially need to be exposed to the process, and encouraged to test different forms of note-taking in order to be able to choose an approach that is most valuable and effective for them.
Students will be challenged to think and demonstrate what they have 'truly' learned through a variety of note-taking structures that can aid their analytical thinking and help them make connections to bigger concepts and higher-order thinking.
Notes can be a place where students draw conclusions and develop a creative product that encompasses their demonstration of skills, conceptual understandings and be used as a vehicle for assessment. Encourage your students to take better notes.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read about and develop skill/concept aligned note-taking models
- Explore the qualities of "What is good note-taking?"
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Tasks
- Practice in Creating Digital Artifacts and Systems for Teacher and Student Use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- 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.

30. Lead Evaluator for Teacher Evaluators - Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2018 to 10/3/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements of 3012-c AND 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training. You must register for the entire workshop. This workshop is intended for new administrators who have not been certified to be a Lead Evaluator.br/> August 16, 2018: Day 1
October 3, 2018: Day 2
TOPICS INCLUDE: - Overview of the Regents Reform Agenda - New York State Teaching Standards and NYS approved Rubrics - Specific Considerations for teachers of SWD and ELL - Evidence Based Observation - Growth and Locally Selected Measures ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO - Articulate the Regents Reform Agenda and how it is implemented in their district - Use the Evidence Cycle for the observation process - Explain SLO and State Growth Scores - Review Locally Selected Measures

31. Meeting the Next Gen Science Standards Through Play: Makerspace 101

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12, Librarians K-12

Dates: 8/16/2018

Interested in becoming part of the Maker movement? Computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace initiatives are at the leading edge of educational innovation. But how do these concepts differ and how are they related? In this workshop we will define each one. Learn how you can incorporate these concepts into your lessons and how to create a Makerspace for your students no matter the size of your classroom or budget.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO: *Compare and contrast the concepts computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace
*Create a lesson that includes one or more of these concepts
*Learn of resources to support their work

TOPICS INCLUDE: * Makerapsce
* Caine's Arcade
* Computational thinking
* STEM

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.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.

32. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Roscoe

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: 8/17/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday August 16, 2018 9:00-12:00

Location: Distance Learning Lab (room 201)

*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 timelines


•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE


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

33. Exploring Computer Science & the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers (Grades 3-10)

Dates: 8/17/2018

Do you want a computer science curriculum to incorporate into your class or club? Maybe you are looking to revise materials that you have been using to teach coding, logic, and other computer science concepts. Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation/Code.org sourced computer science curriculum that introduces students to the essential skills & mindsets that are foundational to the discipline of computer science. In addition, learn about The Hour of Code, an international event that your students can participate in with students from all over the world. Come explore the materials, participate in activities and leave with a number of resources for use with multiple grade levels, skill levels and content areas.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Explore the essential elements of programming and programming languages
Explore computer science activities for use with all content areas
Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
Develop an understanding of the ISTE standards
Practice Managing Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Human Computer Interaction
Problem Solving
Computational Thinking
Web Design
Programming
Computing and Data Analysis
Robotics

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.

34. Law Updates - MANDATORY FOR DCBOCES ADMINISTRATORS/Open to Public

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District and Building Administrators

Dates: 8/21/2018

This session is intended to provide school administrators with information on new regulations, cases, and implications for educators. Topics will include: 1) Student/Employee free speech issues; 2) Student/employee transgender issues; 3) Counseling letters/disciplinary write-ups; 4) Student suspension/special ed discipline; 5) FERPA/confidentiality issues; 6) DASA; 7) 504 issues (students & employees).

35. Ensuring Innovation That Lasts: The Strategies for Making it Stick - Mike Murphy

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 8/23/2018

We have all been a part of numerous innovations, all with merit, are we spending lots of time and resources in launching the innovation, but abandoning it when it really needs our help?
  Learn how to orchestrate change over the long term and identify how people’s needs change over time.See how to build in professional learning and leadership strategies so those innovations last and are institutionalized into the systems.Practice ways to create the trust and the culture necessary to sustain lasting motivation and deep implementation of the practices that will lead to student growth.Discuss pockets of resistance and why they pop up as well as what to do about them.
Day 2, participants will work with their own examples of innovation and apply the strategies learned in day one.See how to evaluate progress and how to adjust based on the results you are getting.Leave with clarity in terms of not only leading but also managing the changes we must have in our schools.
Participant Outcomes for the Two Days Include: Review how lasting change happens over time and the implications for the work; Analyze critical actions leaders must use to manage not only at the start of the change but also during the critical implementation time;See how professional learning needs change over time and how to determine the concerns to address along the way;Identify five elements of trust that are necessary if adults are to be motivated over time;Explore resistance, its causes, and what to do about it; Experience ways to communicate the change in succinct, inspirational, coalescing language;Learn five layers or levels of evaluation of progress and how to apply these layers to the work.
MIKE MURPHY is a Senior Consultant for Learning Forward and a national educational coach, facilitator, and consultant who is recognized for his leadership training in planning, communication, feedback, long-term change, and motivation strategies.
COST: $500 per district team for members of the School Improvement CoSer

36. Civic Engagement, Critical Thinking and Democratic Discourse

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District Teams: See Description

Dates: 8/30/2018 to 11/29/2018

PLEASE NOTE ALL TEAMS MUST BE APPROVED BY THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. This seven-session program (Cost: $6,000 per district), is a learning community-based workshop series designed to help educators address this need. The community will be comprised of district teams that will deepen their understanding of the role democratic discourse, critical thinking and civic engagement currently play in their settings.
District teams will examine their positions regarding student voice, civic engagement, and democratic discourse in the classroom, determine future directions, and develop an action plan for promoting those directions. Action plans will include next steps to solidify the district’s position regarding civic engagement, along with ways to communicate that position to the broader educational community, seek and honor student voice, and enlist the support of multiple constituencies.
Participants will use a variety of techniques through the sessions, including text-based discussions, fishbowls, U-shaped debates, analyses of videos and other learning experiences, and the collection and analysis of school artifacts that reveal their schools’ current attention to these issues.
Target audience: District teams comprised of up to 8 people comprised of at least one district administrator, one principal, two teachers, two parents, and two students from grades 5-12 would participate in Sessions 1-6. The Superintendent, at least one board member and two parents would be expected to participate on Sessions 6 and 7.
(Session 7 -date TBD- will be held in your home district).

37. LIVE LABS: What's That Sound

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 9/27/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

WHAT'S THAT SOUND?: Sound can do many things: it can alert, it can inform, it can entertain, and it can cause harm. What is sound, and why is it so important to our existence? This Live Lab will explore the dimensions of sound through an understanding of vibrations. We will construct sound-producing instruments in order to measure and describe frequencies and amplitude in relation to sound quality. We will examine the biology of ears that allow for optimal hearing. Finally, we will explore the many ways in which animals use sound for communication and survival. Physical Science and Life Science

38. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/17/2018

New
Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. 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, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, 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 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
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 and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * 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.

39. The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students-Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
This workshop will by covering eight key neuroscience research findings concerning how the adolescent brain develops. Participants will look at specific vulnerabilities associated with the teenage years and examine how these factors influence brain development. The core of the workshop will include a detailed look at eight key interventions that secondary schools need to integrate into their classrooms.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong: Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

40. LIVE LABS: Light Up Your World

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 10/25/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD: Light means life, but what is light? This Live Lab session will focus on deconstructing the concepts of visible light as an agent that stimulates sight. We will experiment with optics using science phenomena, and explore the effect of light source on sight. Finally, we’ll explore the world of bioluminescence in the natural world. Physical Science and Life Science

41. Leadership Instittute - Leading Change Together

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/26/2018 to 11/2/2018

In this two-session, interactive institute, educators and leaders at all levels will be invited to explore a new, developmental model for capacity building in individuals, teams, schools, districts, and systems. Drawing from and extending the facilitators’ new book, Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018), the institute introduces adult developmental theory and promising practices for building capacity system wide. Participants will explore five interconnected drivers of growth and change—theory, culture, the pillar practices of collaboration, feedback, and sustainability—and practical strategies for each that can be implemented in any school or district. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply learnings, develop action plans, and enhance their practice of supporting adult growth.
Specifically, during these sessions, you will:Learn about adult developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, collaboration, and capacity building; Explore key elements of a developmental model for leading change—including theory, building growth enhancing cultures, implementing the pillar practices (i.e., teaming, inviting adults into leadership roles—lifting leadership, collegial inquiry, mentoring/developmental coaching), a developmental approach to giving and receiving feedback, and sustainability; and Engage in reflection, application exercises, transfer to practice, case discussion, and action planning to apply key ideas to current and future practice.
Ellie Drago-Severson is a professor in the Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is also the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership, and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change. br/> Jessica Blum-DeStefano is a co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change and a co-instructor in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University—both with Ellie.

42. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for Evaluating Principals

Dates: 10/26/2018

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 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)


•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.

43. LIVE LABS: Let's Get Moving: How Can Molecules Move?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/20/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LET'S GET MOVING; HOW CAN MOLECULES MOVE?: All around us, molecules are in a constant state of movement. Blood molecules flow through veins, air molecules move through space, and chemical molecules move through the environment. How does size and structure determine how far molecules move? Why is it important? In this Live Lab session, teachers will study molecular movement through liquids, gasses, and solids. We will explore molecular movement through hands-on experiments using chromatography and diffusion. Finally, we’ll explore how our sense of smell evolved to detect scent. Physical Science and Life Science

44. When Content Meets Context: Towards a Revolution in STEM Education-Dr. Christopher Emdin

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Professor Emdin explores the historical and contemporary landscape of urban education and provides a new lens for viewing how and why teachers must focus on deep excavations of culture in order to gain new approaches to improving STEM pedagogy. In particular, he merges cutting edge research with real life examples to provide ways that educators may re-imagine their roles in STEM teaching and learning and meet the needs of their most marginalized students. Specific Strategies for classroom teachers will be explored.
DR. CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...And the Rest of Y’all Too.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

45. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 12/13/2018

New
Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. 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, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, 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 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
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 and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * 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.

46. LIVE LABS: Gravity: A Serious Non-Matter!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 12/19/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

GRAVITY: A SERIOUS NON-MATTER!: Understanding the force of gravity is the focus of this hands-on Live Lab session. Teachers will calculate centers of gravity through the construction of suspended balanced objects. We’ll explore the concepts of equilibrium, stability, and torque as we construct, design, engineer, and play! Earth and Space Science

47. LIVE LABS: Fractals, Fibonacci and Flowers: Finding Symmetry in Science?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/16/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT(PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

FRACTALS, FIBONACCI AND FLOWERS: FINDING SYMMETRY IN SCIENCE?: Throughout the natural world, symmetry is expressed everywhere. We’ll explore the concept of Fractals and how repeating patterns are expressions of the Fibonacci sequence – patterns expressed in the flowers we see, the food we eat, and the animals that we share this planet with. Many hands-on activities will lead participants through a deeper understanding of the natural symmetry that surrounds us. Life and Physical Science

48. Managing Anxiety in a School Setting and Action Over Avoidance - Lynn Lyons

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
What happens when schools, parents and students rely on avoidance rather than skill-building? Anxiety gets stronger. Lynn lays out the necessary components of skill-based plans that do the opposite of what worry demands, focusing on how to equip kids, parents, and schools with strategies that move them out of the worry cycle. Lynn describes how to support collaboration between parents and school staff, including education for classroom teachers on how anxiety shows up and hijacks learning.
LYNN LYONS is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

49. LIVE LABS: Exploring Water: Urban and Rural Water Recycling

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

EXPLORING WATER:URBAN AND RURAL WATER RECYCLING?: Water is our most precious commodity, supporting all of life on planet Earth. We’ll investigate the “life cycle” of water after it reaches urban and rural communities, tracing its path from snow melt and rainfall to your faucet. Participants will build water purification systems and test their effectiveness for producing potable water. We’ll explore systems for water recycling used around the globe and engineer our own system for the conservation of water. Earth Science

50. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 2/12/2019

New
Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. 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, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, 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 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
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 and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * 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.

51. LIVE LABS: Polymers - Exploring the Structure of Nature

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

POLYMERS - EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE OF NATURE: Polymers can be found throughout the natural world. This workshop will give teachers the opportunity to produce a polymer that acts as a bouncy ball! We’ll examine the properties of the materials used to produce polymers, and examine how these properties change through the process of polymerization. Working with chemical and physical properties of polymers, teachers will extend this knowledge to other materials in the natural world. (K-12)- Life Science, Earth and Space Science.

52. Learning With Greg Tang: Reasoning, Rigor, and Results

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  During this session, participates will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills. The session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering and growing as students of math..
Mr. Tang developed a new method of teaching arithmetic in a visual and spontaneous way combining both computational and problem-solving skills, and is so fun and challenging that children forget they are learning math.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

53. LIVE LABS: Building Bridges - Finding the Engineer Within!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/27/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.

Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT(PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

BUILDING BRIDGES - FINDING THE ENGINEER WITHIN: The world of the Engineer exists to solve problems. Students’ need every opportunity to problem solve through the construction of models. This Live Lab will explore the design principles of bridge construction while tending to constraints of materials, space, and money. Teachers will engage in calculating and building bridges that can safely transport loads of specified weights, while tending to aesthetics and environmental restrictions. - Physical Science, Earth and Space Science

54. Making Conflict Work: Navigating Disagreement Up and Down Your Organization - Robert Ferguson

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 5/2/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  This workshop stresses the importance of leaders developing the capacity to adapt: to use a range of effective strategies to navigate power-unequal conflicts in organizations, marshaling potential energy and avoiding pitfalls.
ROBERT FERGUSON, Psychologist, Executive Coach, Consultant, Instructor at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College at Columbia University.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

55. LIVE LABS: Density Matters - Sink or Float: How the Structure of Matter Affects Both

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 5/21/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
DENSITY MATTERS - SINK OR FLOAT: HOW THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER AFFECTS BOTH: Molecular packaging matters! This Live Lab takes teachers on a learning journey inside the world of molecular packaging. We’ll explore the effect of solids, liquids, and gasses on density. Participants will create their own “Density Wands” and use these to explore the questions about the relationship between matter and density. (K-12)- Physical Science