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1. Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities Online Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 7/23/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online

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The focus of this training is to recognize and identify the:
* Credit requirements for graduation in New York State (NYS)
* Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4 + 1 Option requirements for all students
* Appeal eligibility criteria for all students
* Safety Net Options for students with disabilities

You will receive a confirmation email and Zoom link for this training a few days in advance of the training. If you do not receive an email, please check your SPAM folder. Otherwise, you may contact me directly at Melinda.krafft@dcboces.org with any questions and/or concerns. Thank you!

2. Foundations of Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading/AIS Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2024

Meeting Times: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: online

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This PD is the first in a series of trainings based on the Science of Reading. Consequently, This initial module is designed to be an understandable introduction and meant for a wide audience. Participants will be able to: - Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State. - - Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. - Identify theories of reading that are supported by research. - List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills. A Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the beginning of the PD.

3. Virtual Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)/Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson Training - Summer 2024

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: School Psychologists, CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, Special Education teachers, School Psychology interns

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 8/8/2024

Meeting Times: 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, and 8/8 - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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This virtual training series of workshops will consist of six (6) live Zoom sessions. Each module will include pre-work activities.

Materials will be accessible via Google folder. Upon registration and prior to the start date, participants will be provided with the Zoom link and information on how to access materials.

Virtual live session dates: 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, and 8/8. Training sessions will be 9:00-12:00 pm, one-hour lunch break, and then resume 1:00-3:00.

In this series, Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education.

The topic schedule is as follows :

Session 1 - 7/23/2024 - Module 1. Regulatory Foundations, Module 2. Referral, Module 3. Evaluation

Session 2 - 7/25/2024 - Module 4. Eligibility, Module 5. IEP Development

Session 3 - 7/30/2024 - Module 5. IEP Development

Session 4 - 8/1/2024 - Module 5. IEP Development, Module 6. IEP Implementation, Module 7. Annual Review

Session 5 - 8/6/2024 - Module 8. Reevaluation, Module 9. Effective Meetings

Session 6 - 8/8/2024 - Wrap up

This training is designed for new Chairpersons. Veteran chairs would also benefit and are welcome to attend. Interns are also welcome.

Contact Brian Orzell (brian.orzell@dcboces.org) with any questions.

4. Supporting Literacy Development through an Understanding of the Science of Reading

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024

Starting Soon
The New York State Education Department recently released a new series of literacy briefs that focus on the science of reading. These briefs were produced by Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Professor of Education and Human Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Katie C. Carr, M.Ed. During this 3-hour workshop, teaching assistants and other support personnel will have an opportunity to explore research-based practices and the science of reading to help them support the development of literacy skills in the students they work with.

5. Alternatives to Suspension: 2 Day Training (Cohort 1)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family o

Dates: 7/25/2024 to 8/1/2024

Meeting Times: 9 am - 3 pm (NOTE: This is a 2-day training)

Location: Conference Center (5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie)

Starting Soon
The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies, and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension, which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes. Many resources will be shared digitally, so participants should bring their laptops or tablets to access the materials.

6. New Teacher Mentor Training for First-Time Mentors

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 7/25/2024 to 8/15/2024

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For beginning teachers, skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers a complete overview of 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 ensuring 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 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.

7. AI Spotlight: School AI

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/25/2024

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Join us for an engaging one-hour virtual workshop, "AI Spotlight: School AI," designed for educators looking to explore the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence in education. Discover how AI is transforming the classroom experience and learn practical strategies to integrate AI technologies effectively into your teaching practices.

8. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) (Synchronous)-Two Zoom Sessions of 3 hours each

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of training on the basic essentials of SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 7/30/2024 to 8/6/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. This is a two-part online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The dates are July 30, 2024, and August 6,2024.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to each session.
Participants will:

• Develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI)

• Identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI

• Be able to define SDI & its purpose

• Understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies

• Be able to describe SDI & its core elements

• Differentiate between accommodations & modifications

• Practice selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics

9. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Other - Science Teacher (Grades K-12)

Dates: 7/30/2024

Come enjoy a morning of curriculum work in a collaborative space with other science teachers. Resources, guidance, and brainstorming will be provided on an as needed basis. We all work on our curriculum over the summer, so we might as well do it together! Bring something to work on and sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Science Curriculum Writing
• Unit Mapping and Lesson Planning
• NYSSLS Alignment
• Performance Based Assessment and 3D Assessment
• Phenomena

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Spend time planning NYSSLS aligned science curriculum that meets their curricular goals and the needs to their students
• Collaborate, give and receive feedback, ask questions

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.

10. Multi Tiered Supports for Behavior

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/30/2024

Join us for an engaging workshop on Multi-Tiered Supports for Behavior, where educators will delve into a comprehensive framework designed to enhance student success. Explore the core principles of MTSS and learn how to implement tiered levels of support effectively to meet students' diverse needs.

11. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 7/30/2024

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 2024-25 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

12. Play-Based Instruction Across P-3 Classrooms

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/30/2024

The classic tenets of early childhood education will be reviewed, as well as how to use blocks and other "toys” to support budding mathematicians, scientists, architects, stage designers, and storytellers.

13. Child-Centered Literacy: Starting with the P-3 Continuum

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/31/2024

Nurturing a love of books and reading, reading aloud, growing libraries, being a model of literacy, building community, the role of anchor charts, book choices, realistic independent reading, and solving predictable problems, such as the disengaged reader, monitoring meaning, readers who get "stuck,” will all be topics in this course.

14. LAW UPDATES for 2024-2025 - For Administrators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators

Dates: 7/31/2024

This session is intended to provide school administrators with information on new regulations, cases, and implications for educators. James Drohan and Pam Bass will share case studies of recently decided or currently in process legal matters which may impact day to day procedures in schools. Administrators will be able to discuss with and/or present questions to the facilitators to clarify how to manage and mitigate a situation related to these legal issues. 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. New Title IX Regulations: Legal Update and Resources

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, especially Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents, and Title IX Coordinators

Dates: 7/31/2024

On Friday, April 19, 2024 the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights released the much anticipated 2024 Title IX Regulations. Dutchess BOCES is hosting a half day county wide training on the new regulations to assist all of districts in implementation of the new regulations. Pamela D. Bass, Esq. from the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP will provide an overview of the new regulations, and focus on how district process and procedures will need to be modified to align with the new policies. significant changes, recommendations for policy changes, required training components for district employees, and the impact these changes have on the day-to-day operations of the district. Participants will be able to:

• Identify and explain the changes in Title IX regulations

• Recommend implementation changes to ensure district's compliance with the new policy for Title IX and related policies

• Use the information to plan/make necessary changes and add trainings that must be made in preparation for the 2024- 25 school year implementation deadline.

• Explain how the both the new regulations and DASA operate together.

16. DASA(Dignity Act for All Students)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, administrators, coaches, and teaching assistants, aspiring educators

Dates: 8/1/2024

This six-hour course meets all of the requirements needed for NYSED certification and certification updates for teachers, administrators, coaches, and teaching assistants. The DASA law was passed by NYS in 2010. This law seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.

17. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/1/2024

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 2024-25 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

18. EdTech Spotlight: Nearpod

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2024

Join us for an engaging one-hour virtual workshop that shines a spotlight on Nearpod, a powerful educational technology tool transforming classrooms worldwide. Dive into the world of interactive learning experiences, engaging content delivery, and real-time assessment capabilities with Nearpod. This workshop is designed for educators looking to enhance their teaching practices through innovative EdTech solutions.

19. NYSSLS Science at the High School

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Other High School Science Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2024

There are a lot of exciting changes happening in science instruction in NY! In this 2 hour virtual session, we will discuss what it means to implement NYSSLS-aligned science instruction at the high school level, consider what we are already doing, and what some of our next steps may be. We will also look at NYSED expectations and guidance, think about how we can prepare for what is coming, and look at how our work can be guided and supported by current available NYSED resources.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- NYSSLS Implementation
- 3D Science Instruction and Assessment
- Performance Level Descriptors
- NYSED Educator Guides
- NYSED State Investigations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Understand the instructional shifts involved in NYSSLS implementation
- Explore resources to support NYSSLS implementation
- Utilize tools and guidance from NYSED around NYSSLS adoption and implementation

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.

20. Project Revision Workshop

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/5/2024

Have a project from last year that you'd like to improve or modify for next year? In this half day workshop we'll work on revising a project we've already taught based on the strengths and needs of your students and your goals for your course. We will use a variety of PBL frameworks and resources to guide our work and have opportunities to share, provide, and receive feedback. Please bring a project that you would like to work on!

21. rePET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/5/2024

In this three-hour in-person learning experience, 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 2022-23 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

22. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/5/2024

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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 2024-25 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

23. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Other - Science Teacher (Grades K-12)

Dates: 8/6/2024

Come enjoy a morning of curriculum work in a collaborative space with other science teachers. Resources, guidance, and brainstorming will be provided on an as needed basis. We all work on our curriculum over the summer, so we might as well do it together! Bring something to work on and sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Science Curriculum Writing

• Unit Mapping and Lesson Planning

• NYSSLS Alignment

• Performance Based Assessment and 3D Assessment

• Phenomena

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Spend time planning NYSSLS aligned science curriculum that meets their curricular goals and the needs to their students

• Collaborate, give and receive feedback, ask questions

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.

24. EmpowerED: Effective Classroom Management and Small Group Instruction Strategies for Teaching Assistants

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teaching Assistants Only

Dates: 8/6/2024

Join us for a dynamic and interactive half day workshop designed to empower teaching assistants with effective classroom management techniques and small group strategies tailored for working with students in the day to day classroom environment. This workshop will equip you with practical tools and insights to create a positive learning environment and enhance student engagement.

25. MHTC Stellarium Training

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 8/6/2024

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The goal of this training session is to provide an orientation to the new portable planetarium equipment with a laptop that is available to be borrowed from the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center by member schools and districts. The new equipment is an upgrade from the Starlab that MHTC loaned out for many years. It is not available to those outside the MHTC consortium. A list of member districts is available at https://www.newpaltz.edu/mhtc/membership.

The equipment is intended to support K-12 classroom science instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Windows or Mac laptop and download the Stellarium software which is open source. A laptop will be provided if needed.

This training will meet the 3-hour training course required by the MHTC to borrow a Starlab.

This training will be divided into two main parts:

1. The initial part of the training will involve an overview of the equipment included with the portable planetarium and a discussion of the appropriate areas to set up the dome. Attendees will participate in setting up the dome and deploying the Mobile 360 system for Stellarium. They will also review how to safely handle the equipment and manage its use with students.

2. The remaining part of the training will involve a focus on content. Professor Eric Myers and Director of the SUNY New Paltz Planetarium Raj Pandya will provide an orientation to the Stellarium software, used in the portable dome, which shows a realistic sky in 3D. They will explain its various tools and components, and facilitate a discussion about potential ways to approach its use with students.

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.

26. Data Team Training - Pawling Central School ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Pawling Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

This full team training will include opportunities for participants to learn what a Data Team does, how to review/analyze data using protocols, plan and implement interventions, and interpret the results. Dutchess BOCES will provide instruction and guided facilitation during the sessions, while gradually releasing control of the process to the Data Team. The Data Team will then implement a course of action based on the data, review/analyze the data, and then discuss and implement a new course of action. The process is intended to build an understanding of the cyclical nature of Data Teams and support the foundational expectations necessary to build a culture for data-driven decision-making.


Participants will be able to:



• Identify the parts and expectations of each component of the data cycle.



• Organize, facilitate, and participate in meetings using an agenda and protocols.



• Use data protocols to review and analyze data.



• Develop a theory of student learning needs based on the data.



• Design and implement a researched-based instructional strategy in all classrooms.



• Support and facilitate the rollout of the action plan to the rest of the faculty/staff.



• Assess the action plan after its implementation using the data from its assessment.



• Determine next steps.


These are the first two sessions of the 6 part series. The additional sessions will take place during the 2024-25 school and will have a separate registration entry.

27. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

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 2024-25 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

28. State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13: Secondary Transition - Key Concepts of the Compliance Review

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: The CSE Chairperson for secondary students is required to attend. Special education administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers are also welcome to complete this training

Dates: 8/8/2024

Meeting Times: 10:00am - 11:00am

The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of the SPP Indicator 13 compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students aged 15 and over that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review.

During this virtual workshop, participants will: Identify, understand, and apply key components of State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13.

Registered participants will be emailed all relevant links several days prior to the training. If you do not receive an initial e-mail with Zoom link prior to the training, please check your spam/junk mail.

29. K-12 Vertical Alignment in NYSSLS Science

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Other - Science Teacher (Grades K-12)

Dates: 8/8/2024

One of the really exciting things about the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and NGSS science standards is the vertical alignment within the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross Cutting Concepts. In this half day workshop we will look at the NGSS vertical alignment matrices for the SEPs, DCIs, and CCCs and think about how the science we teach students builds on previous grades and/or towards future grades. We will use these tools to better understand the importance of our instruction, consider connections between and within our courses, and explore ideas for scaffolding.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• NGSS Vertical Alignment Matrices
• NYSSLS Standards
• 3D Science Instruction: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross Cutting Concepts

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Consider how the SEPs, DCIs, and CCCs build in complexity from K-12
• Consider how their standards are built on the standards from previous grade bands and/or build up to the standards for future grade bands
• Use the NGSS Vertical Alignment Matrices as tools for planning, backward design, and scaffolding

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.

30. Supporting Literacy Development through an Understanding of the Science of Reading

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2024

The New York State Education Department recently released a new series of literacy briefs that focus on the science of reading. These briefs were produced by Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Professor of Education and Human Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Katie C. Carr, M.Ed. During this 3-hour workshop, teaching assistants and other support personnel will have an opportunity to explore research-based practices and the science of reading to help them support the development of literacy skills in the students they work with.

31. Supporting Striving Readers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

Participants will explore a variety of age-appropriate reading interventions, and discuss how to build self-efficacy and foster independence to build motivation, engagement and confidence in readers.

32. Alternatives to Suspension: 2 Day Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family o

Dates: 8/9/2024 to 8/16/2024

Meeting Times: 9 am - 3 pm (NOTE: This is a 2-day training)

Location: Conference Center (5 Boces Road, Poughkeepsie)

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The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds. This two-day training package, designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of students and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Participants will ground themselves in a common understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies, and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout these two days, participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension, which have significantly fewer negative impacts on student or family outcomes. Many resources will be shared digitally, so participants should bring their laptops or tablets to access the materials.

33. Book Study: Teaching with AI

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/9/2024 to 8/16/2024

Join us for this two week immersive online book study workshop delving into the cutting-edge realm of "Teaching with AI" by Modernmind Publications. This workshop is designed for educators, instructional designers, and technology enthusiasts eager to harness the power of artificial intelligence in educational settings. Dive deep into the intersection of education and technology as we explore innovative strategies, practical applications, and ethical considerations in leveraging AI to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

34. Inquiry in the Woods

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12, Science Teacher

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/16/2024

Join Cary Educators for a week of hands-on learning about trees as a site for inquiry. You'll gain the knowledge, resources, and tools to create engaging NYSSLS-aligned learning experiences that seamlessly integrate Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science & Engineering Practices. Participate in schoolyard protocols investigate trees and forests to illuminate ecological principles, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, and ecosystem services of forests. You'll get outdoors and engage in field investigations about trees and learn how to use a forest plot for a wide array of hands-on science, art integration, and authentic engagement in 3D learning. Activities will focus on grades 3-8, but educators of all levels are welcome.

Teacher Learning Outcomes: Teachers will: Develop skills in creating hands-on scientific investigations in your schoolyard where students are able to collect, analyze, and interpret meaningful data. Learn how to support students in developing conceptual modeling skills connected to the cycling of matter and flow of energy through ecosystems. Build confidence in facilitating artistic observational techniques to deepen students' understanding of trees and other science phenomena. Connect with other educators in the region and find inspiration for incorporating hands-on investigations into existing curriculum.

35. New Teacher Mentor Training (Refresher)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 8/13/2024

For beginning teachers skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers an overview of 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 ensuring 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 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.

Zoom information will be shared via email the day before the session.

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.

36. Multilingual Learners in the Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians/Others

Dates: 8/13/2024

Librarians have a special role in building literacy for all learners and especially for our multilingual learners. This session will explore a variety of age-appropriate library-based interventions, as well as discuss how to build self-efficacy and foster independence in multilingual readers to build motivation, engagement, and confidence in these specific library patrons.

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.

37. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/13/2024

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 2024-25 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

38. Project Revision Workshop- Virtual Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/16/2024

Have a project from last year that you'd like to improve or modify for next year? In this half day workshop we'll work on revising a project we've already taught based on the strengths and needs of your students and your goals for your course. We will use a variety of PBL frameworks and resources to guide our work and have opportunities to share, provide, and receive feedback. Please bring a project that you would like to work on!

39. inLET: Initial Certification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/19/2024

This blended workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. The first 6 hours will be conducted asynchronously from July 29 through August 18, 2024. The final 6 hours will be held in-person on August 19, 2024. 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 2024-25 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

40. Culturally Responsive Teaching Workshop- "Family Engagement: Communication & Culture"

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/23/2024

Meeting Times: Friday, 8/23/24 10 am-12 noon

This is a virtual workshop via Zoom. The workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Participants will be introduced to The Culturally Responsive Sustaining-Education framework and include an opportunity for educators to review meaningful and equitable training resources/tools to support effective family engagement and communication. Workshop Learning Objectives: 1. Examine the impact of culture & communication in our practice as educators 2. Explore the concept of culture & connect with the idea of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education 3. Explore strategies for effective collaboration between families, caregivers, and schools to support students *Participants will receive Zoom log-in information 24 hrs. prior to workshop commencement via registered Frontline email. For assistance once the workshop commences please contact the RPC program assistant Gail Beverly at gail.beverly@dcboces.org

41. Integrating Science of Reading into Balanced Literacy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

The role of decodable texts will be explored, and how to link them to deeper comprehension work will be practiced. Rethink and rebalance literacy practices in the workshop environment while considering the research behind multisensory techniques.

42. rePET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/27/2024

In this three-hour in-person learning experience, 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 2022-23 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

43. New Teacher University (NTU) for Elementary Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 6/5/2025

NTU provides specially designed, practical, and timely support for "new-to-the-profession" teachers throughout their first year. The goal is for teachers to leave each session with skills and strategies that can be immediately applied to their practice.


* Day 1 (full day) August 28,2024

Classroom Management
-Discipline
-Class organization
-Creating a welcoming and affirming environment (DEI/CRSE)
-Setup
-Organization of non-instructional duties


Day 2 (full day) August 29,2024

Roadmap for instruction (what to do when there's no curriculum)
-Curricula, units, lessons
-Standards
-Literacy expectations (briefs)
-Essential Questions
-Aims/Focus Questions
-Objectives/Learning Targets
-Assessing Learning


*Day 3 (half-day- 12:30-3:30PM) October 18,2024

Assessments
-Formative
-Summative
-Types
-Analysis and using data

MTSS-1
-What is it
-What does Tier 1 look like in your classroom, and what do I do with them (whole class vs small group/individual
-Data-based decision making


*Day 4 (half-day - 12:30-3:30 PM) December 13,2024

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
-High expectations (DEI/CRSE)
-Meeting all students' needs
-Student voice & choice


*Day 5 (half-day - 12:30-3:30 PM) February 7, 2025

IEPs/504s
-Preparing for CSE meetings
-Student progress
-Crafting data-based statements


*Day 6 (full day) June 5,2025

Reflection and Looking Forward
-Share a success

44. New Teacher University (NTU) for Secondary Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/28/2024 to 6/5/2025

NTU provides specially designed, practical, and timely support for "new-to-the-profession" teachers throughout their first year. The goal is for teachers to leave each session with skills and strategies that can be immediately applied to their practice.


* Day 1 (full day) August 28,2024

Classroom Management
-Discipline
-Class organization
-Creating a welcoming and affirming environment (DEI/CRSE)
-Setup
-Organization of non-instructional duties


* Day 2 (full day) August 29,2024

Roadmap for instruction (what to do when there's no curriculum)
-Curricula, units, lessons
-Standards
-Literacy expectations (briefs)
-Essential Questions
-Aims/Focus Questions
-Objectives/Learning Targets
-Assessing Learning


*Day 3 (half-day- 8:30-11:30AM) October 18,2024

Assessments
-Formative
-Summative
-Types
-Analysis and using data


MTSS-1

-What is it
-What does Tier 1 look like in your classroom, and what do I do with them (whole class vs small group/individual
-Data-based decision making


*Day 4 (half-day - 8:30-11:30AM) December 13,2024

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
-High expectations (DEI/CRSE)
-Meeting all students' needs
-Student voice & choice


* Day 5 (half-day - 8:30-11:30AM) February 7, 2025

IEPs/504s
-Preparing for CSE meetings
-Student progress
<-Crafting data-based statements


*Day 6 (full day) June 5,2025

Reflection and Looking Forward
-Share a success

45. Discovery Education Boot Camp

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Technology Integration Specialists, Lead Teachers, K-12 Educators (Discovery Education Subscribers)

Dates: 8/28/2024

New
Discovery Education continues to empower educators with resources, strategies and tools for creating quality lessons using multi-modal digital resources. For Back-to-School 2024-25, we are combining all that teachers and students love about the DE ecosystem with new content to keep all learners curious and engaged. Join us this Fall at Dutchess BOCES to learn about the best ways to utilize all that Discovery Education has to offer as well as exciting updated features, synchronous and asynchronous activities, assignment templates, background builder lessons and much more:

-Ready-to-Use Activities & Video Quizzes
-Supports for NYS Science Investigations
-Curriculum Alignment for Social Studies
-Core 4 Focus & Supplemental Supports
-Spotlight On Strategies for All Subjects and Grade Levels

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Librarians, Technology Integration Specialists, Lead Teachers, Curriculum & Instruction Department, Teaching & Learning Department. Lunch will be provided by Discovery Education.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Discovery Education Experience
-Supplemental Resources for Core Subjects

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
-Explore and implement Ready-to-Use Activities
-Create and assign Video Quizzes and Quizzes
-Develop proficiency in using Discovery Education Experience

46. Overview of Transition in the IEP - Case Study Application

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and New Special Education Staff Hires

Dates: 8/29/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00am-11:30am

This training will utilize case studies to highlight transition components that are incorporated into a student's IEP the year he/she turns 15 years old. These components include; transition assessments, present levels of performance, transition needs, course of study and coordinated set of activities. Participants are asked to bring a student's IEP (age 15+) to the training to have the opportunity to reflect on their district's transition practices.

Participants will:
*Identify and understand key components of high-quality Transition IEPs and understand the transition planning process 
*Utilize available case studies to apply concepts 
*Utilize optional IEP mapping templates to use in tandem with their own active student IEP
*Be able to directly apply and implement today's concepts into practice with an increased understanding of high-quality transition-focused IEP development

Participants will receive a Zoom link for this training a few days in advance. If you do not receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link, please check your Spam folder. If you have any questions prior to the training, please contact me at Melinda.krafft@dcboces.org. Thank you!

47. Info Session: MiniMed: A Health Literacy Curriculum Writing Opportunity

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 health teachers, science teachers, ELA teachers, and anyone else interested in health literacy

Dates: 9/3/2024

The Dutchess County MiniMed Project aims to create authentic health curricula in order to increase health literacy and health outcomes for all our students, families, and communities. It is a collaboration between educators throughout Dutchess county, the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health, and Dutchess BOCES. Come to this info session to learn more about this opportunity and to see if it might be a fit for you or your school district this coming year! Participants from past years will be in attendance to share their experience. Read the full workshop description here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=4812278&D=10281 You can see work from the first year of our project here: https://sites.google.com/dcboces.org/minimed/home Health teachers, as well as any other educator who could envision teaching a unit that would support health literacy (science teachers, ELA teachers, elementary teachers, etc.), are all welcome to join!

48. NYSSLS Science at the High School Info Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers and Administrators (Grades 9-12)

Dates: 9/5/2024

This spring 2025, the NYSSLS-aligned Life Science: Biology and Earth and Space Sciences Regents will be administered for the first time. The NYSSLS-aligned Chemistry and Physics Regents will follow in spring 2026. This one hour info session will be a brief introduction to the NYSSLS standards and forthcoming Regents exams and will give participants the opportunity to consider the shifts in what our science classrooms should look, sound, and feel like. We will also have a chance to look at existing and forthcoming resources from NYSED to support this significant shift in curriculum and pedagogy.

49. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Life Science: Biology

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Life Science: Biology teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 9/11/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Life Science: Biology test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Life Science: Biology courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

50. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Earth and Space Sciences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Earth and Space Sciences teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 9/12/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Earth and Space Sciences test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Earth and Space Sciences courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

51. Transition Assessment: Part 1 - The Essentials

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairperson, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Social Workers

Dates: 9/16/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00am-11:30am

The goals of this training are to ensure participants will:
1. Identify what transition is and why it's important
2. Learn basic career development theory and how it connects to transition assessment
3. Identify New York State (NYS) regulations related to transition assessment
4. Identify assessments with ample validity and reliability evidence
5. Explore transition assessments for education and training, employment, independent living, and those that generalize across areas
6. Use assessment results to identify transition strengths and needs, to develop individualized goals and services

Registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the training. As a result, please check spam/junk mail if the link is not received two days in advance. Otherwise, you may contact me at monica.baron@dcboces.org. Thank you.

52. Supporting Literacy Development through an Understanding of the Science of Reading

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Aides and Teacher Assistants

Dates: 9/16/2024

The New York State Education Department recently released a new series of literacy briefs that focus on the science of reading. These briefs were produced by Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Professor of Education and Human Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Katie C. Carr, M.Ed. During this 3-hour workshop, teaching assistants and other support personnel will have an opportunity to explore research-based practices and the science of reading to help them support the development of literacy skills in the students they work with.

53. eSports Professional Learning Meeting for Coaches

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 9/16/2024

This monthly session is for dedicated coaches for Middle and High School eSports teams working with BOCES and Contender eSports. eSports Coaches will have the chance to network, share tips, and learn new strategies related to eSports Teams with monthly focus topics prepared by Model Schools Specialists.

54. AI Spotlight: Snorkl

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/17/2024

Are you looking for ways to: Boost student engagement in the classroom? Personalize learning experiences for individual students? Empower students to explain their thinking more effectively? If so, then Snorkl, the innovative educational AI tool, might be the perfect solution for you! This engaging 1-hour workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to leverage Snorkl in your classroom, fostering a vibrant learning environment where student voices take center stage.

55. Project Revision Workshop

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/17/2024

Have a project from last year that you'd like to improve or modify for this school year? In this half day workshop we'll work on revising a project we've already taught based on the strengths and needs of your students and your goals for your course. We will use a variety of PBL frameworks and resources to guide our work, including considering how to ensure that our projects support our students in developing their literacy skills, and have opportunities to share, provide, and receive feedback. Please bring a project that you would like to work on!

56. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 9/18/2024

Are you a Technology Integration Specialist? Please join us for a monthly roundtable to discuss topics of interest. Topics will include: Classroom embedded coaching Collaborating with leadership Identifying and overcoming barriers Sharing resources and supports The importance of networking Topic ideas will grow organically with needs from the group. Let us be a support for each other and establish this important PLN for your position!

57. Integrated ENL Co-Teaching Series

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: ENL and content area co-teaching partnerships, dually certified ENL and content area teachers

Dates: 9/19/2024 to 12/12/2024

New
This series will help co-teaching pairs to understand, plan for, and successfully implement Integrated ENL Co-Teaching in their content area classes. This series will discuss the NYS Co-Teaching Topic Briefs and reference the book Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld.

Session 1 will focus on building co-teaching relationships, culturally responsive sustaining education, and instructional strategies.
Session 2 will focus on co-planning practices and routines, assessment and writing language and content objectives.
Session 3 will focus on co-teaching models. Opportunities for implementation of the practices and strategies will be embedded throughout the series. Classroom and state testing accommodations for ELLs will also be covered.

We strongly recommend that ENL teachers attend this series with one co-teacher to allow pairs to strengthen their relationship and dedicate time within each session to planning upcoming units and lessons that they will co-teach together. Dually certified ENL and content area teachers are also encouraged to register.

All participants must bring a device to access materials and participate in activities.

58. MiniMed: A Health Literacy Curriculum Writing Opportunity

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 health teachers, science teachers, ELA teachers, and anyone else interested in health literacy

Dates: 9/19/2024 to 5/22/2025

The Dutchess County MiniMed Project aims to create authentic health curricula in order to increase health literacy and health outcomes for all our students, families, and communities. It is a collaboration between educators throughout Dutchess county, the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health, and Dutchess BOCES. Educators will work in teams alongside health professionals and be supported in creating a unit that utilizes a project based learning framework to address key health literacy concepts within their classroom. We will meet from September to January to write our units, teachers will then implement their units back in their classrooms, and we'll meet once more in May to celebrate and share how our implementation went. Health teachers, as well as any other educator who could envision teaching a unit that would support health literacy (science teachers, ELA teachers, elementary teachers, etc.), are all welcome to join! You can see work from the first year of our project here: https://sites.google.com/dcboces.org/minimed/home There is a virtual info session on September 3rd. You can sign up for that here in order to learn more: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=4798950&D=10281

59. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District/building level administrators – may include superintendents, directors of special education, directors of pupil personnel services, CSE chairpersons, principals, deans of students

Dates: 9/20/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Conference Center 5 Boces Road, Pougkeepsie

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

60. Middle School Building Leaders Network

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators - Middle School Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/20/2024

Four facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers. All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Middle School Building Leader Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen communication and collaboration and can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

61. MTSS-i for Building Administrators: MTSS-i Overview

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Building Administrators

Dates: 9/20/2024

MTSS is a systemic, evidence-based, continuous school-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving, and decision-making are practiced across all levels of the educational system. The Every Student Succeeds Act defines MTSS as a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based, systemic practices to support a rapid response to students' needs (e.g., academic, behavioral, social-emotional, student physical and mental health) with regular observation to facilitate data-based instructional decision making that supports all learners. MTSS helps schools organize the delivery of a continuum of support so that students are able to access the level of support they need when it is needed.

Admin Differentiation
-Overview of MTSS
-Needs Assessment/Data Analysis
-Root Cause Dialogue
-Pilots and Systems Development

62. Developing High Functioning MTSS Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 5/20/2025

MTSS is a systemic, evidence-based, continuous improvement framework that utilizes a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based practices to support needs: academic behavioral, social- emotional, student physical and mental health. Data-based instructional decision-making is informed through regular observation such that all learners are supported and have equitable access to a rigorous, high quality education from P-12.

Dutchess BOCES is providing year long support looking to build New MTSS teams or expand existing ones.

Topics Covered include:

September 24,2024: MTSS Overview Team Operation, Role of Administrative Team, Fidelity and Feedback, Pilot Progress

December 10,2024: MTSS Tier 2 Overview. Pilot Progress Monitoring Coaching Tools

February 4,2025: Sharing Pilot Progress, Fidelity Measures, Consultancy Protocol

May 20,2025: Replicable success- County-Wide sharing of best practices and Planning for next year

**REGISTRATION IS BY TEAM**

63. Understanding the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards(K-1)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers(K-1)

Dates: 9/24/2024

Students in all grade levels are using technology in their everyday lives. The new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards go into effect in September 2024 for all K-12 students. These new standards can be incorporated into any subject area. Join this half day workshop to be introduced to the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards and discuss with colleagues the many ways to incorporate them into your everyday instruction.

64. Least Restrictive Environment Targeted Skills Group (LRE - TSG) 2024-2025 *For designated districts only*

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Team members of designated districts only

Dates: 9/25/2024 to 5/28/2025

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 12:00 noon

New
The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Targeted Skills Group (TSG), is designed to deepen the understanding and implementation of the principle of LRE. The team will leave this training with a better understanding of the issues around the LRE. Each module in the series will build toward an action plan to support the district in increasing the amount of time students with disabilities spend in general education environments.

Through this TSG, attendees will:
● Understand the foundations of regulations for LRE decisions and implementation.
● Learn the data used to measure compliance with federal and state benchmarks for LRE compliance.
● Be introduced to the four components to consider when creating an effective system for ensuring student placement in LRE.

Activities are included to help the team begin the root cause analysis process.

LRE targeted skills group training is made up of several professional development modules. Each training focuses on a specific component related to the least restrictive environment. The suite of trainings includes:

1. Foundational Content
2. Pre-referral/Referral
3. Parent and Family Involvement
4. IEP Development and Continuum of Services
5. High Quality Inclusive Services & Infrastructure Considerations
6. Action Planning

TSG dates:
9/25/2024 - Module 1: Foundational Content
10/23/2024 - Module 2: Prereferral and Referral Process
11/20/2024 - Module 3: Individualized Education Program IEP Development and the Continuum of Services
12/18/2024 - Module 4: High-Quality Inclusive Services & Infrastructure Considerations
1/15/2025 - Module 5: Engaging Parents and Families Around LRE
1/22/2025 - Completion of content and action plans
5/28/2025 - end of year progress monitoring and wrap up

Please contact Brian Orzell (brian.orzell@dcboces.org) with questions

65. Reading Strategies in the Cross-Disciplinary Environment

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 Reading Teachers; 6-12 Social Studies Teachers; 6-12 PE/Health Teachers; 6-12 World Language Teachers; 6-12 Art & Music Teachers; 6-12 Special Education Teachers; 6-12 Math Teachers; 6-12 Science Teachers; Middle School Principals and Assistant Principals; High School Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/25/2024

Have you wondered how the Science of Reading relates to the secondary content areas? Let's look at how we apply this research to vocabulary development in the cross-disciplinary environment. This course is an adaptation of the work of Jennifer Serravallo for the cross-disciplinary environment and involves cognitive, metacognitive and management strategies, expository text content, as it relates to topics and main ideas, key details, vocabulary, text features, conversation, and writing about reading. Participants will also engage in planning texts carefully for engagement, motivation, and skill match, as well as work with their curriculum maps to revise for more specification. Content standards will be matched to particular reading strategies. Prompts will be planned, and readers will be examined to identify implications for units.

66. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Earth and Space Sciences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Earth and Space Sciences teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 9/25/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Earth and Space Sciences test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Earth and Space Sciences courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

67. Social Studies Teacher Network (Grades 7-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Grades 7-12)

Dates: 9/25/2024

Calling all Secondary Social Studies Teachers! Feeling isolated? Craving fresh ideas? Join our dynamic Professional Learning Network (PLN) designed to ignite your passion for social studies education. We'll meet every other month for engaging discussions, collaborative activities, and resource sharing - all focused on empowering you to: Deepen your subject matter expertise: Explore innovative approaches to teaching history Incorporate cutting-edge pedagogy: Dive into best practices for active learning, technology integration, and fostering critical thinking skills. Collaborate with passionate colleagues: Connect with fellow secondary educators, share successes and challenges, and build a supportive network.

68. Introduction to AI: Exploring Practical Applications of AI in Education

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/26/2024

The education landscape is evolving, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize the way we learn and teach. This interactive workshop delves into the practical applications of AI in education, empowering you to harness its potential for personalized learning, enhanced engagement, and improved outcomes. This workshop promises to be an engaging and informative experience, equipping educators and anyone interested in education with the knowledge and tools to leverage the power of AI for a more effective and inspiring learning environment.

69. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Life Science: Biology

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Life Science: Biology teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 9/26/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Life Science: Biology test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Life Science: Biology courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

70. Transition Assessment: Part 2 - Using Transition Assessment Results Throughout the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairperson, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists

Dates: 9/27/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00am-11:30am

The focus of this training is to:
1. Learn to incorporate transition assessment results into the IEP
2. Review a case study
3. Analyze transition assessment results
4. Use assessment results to identify transition strengths and needs, and develop individualized goals and services

Participants are asked to bring a student's IEP (age 15+) to the training to have the opportunity to reflect on their district's transition practices.

Participants will receive helpful resources and a variety of assessments that can be administered to students for quality, individualized IEP development.

Registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the training. As a result, please check spam/junk mail if the link is not received two days in advance. If you have any questions prior to the training, please contact me at monica.baron@dcboces.org. Thank you.

71. MTSS-i for K-12 Teachers: MTSS-i Overview

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/27/2024

MTSS is a systemic, evidence-based, continuous school-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving, and decision-making are practiced across all levels of the educational system. The Every Student Succeeds Act defines MTSS as a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based, systemic practices to support a rapid response to students' needs (e.g., academic, behavioral, social-emotional, student physical and mental health) with regular observation to facilitate data-based instructional decision making that supports all learners. MTSS helps schools organize the delivery of a continuum of support so that students are able to access the level of support they need when it is needed.

Teacher Differentiation
-Overview of MTSS
-Tier 1 Behavior Support

72. Co-teaching: A Comprehensive Approach. 3 part series

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Participants must attend the sessions as a co-teaching team for the greatest benefit and application to practice. Co-teaching teams, which could consist of General and Special Education teachers, ENL teachers, Related Service Providers, and Administrators

Dates: 9/30/2024 to 11/25/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

New
This series will help participants gain a foundational understanding of co-teaching as an instructional delivery model. In NYS, co-teaching is most often associated with the special education service of Integrated Co-teaching. Co-teaching among other service providers (e.g. ENL teachers, Speech and Language pathologists, etc.) will be covered as well.

Participants must attend the sessions as a co-teaching team for the greatest benefit and application to practice.

The "Co-teaching: A Comprehensive Approach” series consists of three professional development modules. Each module focuses on a specific topic.

Module 1-Six Models of Co-teaching will be offered virtually on 9/30/2024, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants before this session.

Module 2-Building Your Co-teaching Team will be held in person on 10/25/2024, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location to be determined.

Module 3-Planning for Instruction will be held in person on 11/25/2024, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location to be determined.

73. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Lexia LETRS) Training Cohort 1

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2024 to 5/12/2025

Lexia LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction-phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language LETRS training provides teachers with research-based instructional practices to support literacy acquisition. Teachers who are selected by their district should register here for a year-1 cohort, which includes 4 full-day trainings, supplemented with evening support sessions. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit. For more information, please visit lexialearning.com/letrs. Total In-Service Credits: 36 Lexia: 24 Dutches BOCES: 10

74. NYSSLS Science at the High School Info Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers and Administrators (Grades 9-12)

Dates: 9/30/2024

This spring 2025, the NYSSLS-aligned Life Science: Biology and Earth and Space Sciences Regents will be administered for the first time. The NYSSLS-aligned Chemistry and Physics Regents will follow in spring 2026. This one hour info session will be a brief introduction to the NYSSLS standards and forthcoming Regents exams and will give participants the opportunity to consider the shifts in what our science classrooms should look, sound, and feel like. We will also have a chance to look at existing and forthcoming resources from NYSED to support this significant shift in curriculum and pedagogy.

75. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Lexia LETRS) Training Cohort 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 5/13/2025

Lexia LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction-phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language LETRS training provides teachers with research-based instructional practices to support literacy acquisition. Teachers who are selected by their district should register here for a year-1 cohort, which includes 4 full-day trainings, supplemented with evening support sessions. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit. For more information, please visit lexialearning.com/letrs. Total In-Service Credits: 36 Lexia: 24 Dutches BOCES: 10

76. AI Spotlight: Twee

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 10/1/2024

Feeling overwhelmed by lesson planning? Wish you had a creative AI assistant in your corner? Join us for a 1-hour interactive workshop where you'll explore Twee, a revolutionary AI-powered platform designed to transform your teaching experience. Leave feeling inspired and equipped to take your teaching to the next level!

77. Virtual Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)/Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson Training - Fall 2024

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: School Psychologists, CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, Special Education teachers, School Psychology interns

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 11/6/2024

Meeting Times: 10/2, 10/8, 10/17, 10/22, 10/31, and 11/6 - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

New
This virtual training series of workshops will consist of six (6) live Zoom sessions. Each module will include pre-work activities.

Materials will be accessible via Google folder. Upon registration and before the start date, participants will be provided with the Zoom link and information on how to access materials.

Virtual live session dates: 10/2, 10/8, 10/17, 10/22, 10/31, and 11/6. Training sessions will be 9:00-12:00 pm, one-hour lunch break, and then resume 1:00-3:00.

In this series, Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of the Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education.

The topic schedule is as follows:

Session 1 - 10/2/2024 - Module 1. Regulatory Foundations, Module 2. Referral, Module 3. Evaluation

Session 2 - 10/8/2024 - Module 4. Eligibility, Module 5. IEP Development

Session 3 - 10/17/2024 - Module 5. IEP Development

Session 4 - 10/22/2024 - Module 5. IEP Development, Module 6. IEP Implementation, Module 7. Annual Review

Session 5 - 10/31/2024 - Module 8. Reevaluation, Module 9. Effective Meetings

Session 6 - 11/6/2024 - Wrap up

This training is designed for new Chairpersons. Veteran chairs would also benefit and are welcome to attend. Interns are also welcome.

Contact Brian Orzell (brian.orzell@dcboces.org) with any questions.

78. High School History Meets High School English: Texts & Themes

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 9-12 Reading Teachers; 9-12 Social Studies Teachers; 9-12 Special Education Teachers; 9-12 English Teachers; High School Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 10/2/2024

Participants will plan units together and discuss common collaboration time, as well as collaborative space for lessons. Expository text will be compared to the aspects of narrative texts (plot and setting, characters, figurative language and theme). The concept of time management, as in the dividing of classroom material planning and assessments, introduction of tech tools, and utilizing consistent rubrics will be discussed. Small stresses, such as proofreading, meeting collectively with parents and counselors, alternating "heavy” lifts in the classroom will be addressed. Exploring routines of setting the historical stage and reading literature will be discussed, as well as the exploration of multimedia resources and text excerpts. We will also look at how Science of Reading concepts can be applied to routines in high school humanities classes.

79. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Lexia LETRS) Training Cohort 3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 5/14/2025

Lexia LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction-phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language LETRS training provides teachers with research-based instructional practices to support literacy acquisition. Teachers who are selected by their district should register here for a year-1 cohort, which includes 4 full-day trainings, supplemented with evening support sessions. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit. For more information, please visit lexialearning.com/letrs. Total In-Service Credits: 36 Lexia: 24 Dutches BOCES: 10

80. High School Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - High School Building Leaders

Dates: 10/3/2024

Facilitated meetings to share challenges, ideas, successes, and best-practices. All agenda items TBD by the group. Join your peers for an opportunity to connect, collaborate, learn and grow together. Dates subject to change, based upon scheduling needs.

Open to all high school building principals.

81. Transition Assessment: Part 3 - Transition Assessment for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Case Managers, CSE Chairperson, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists

Dates: 10/7/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00am-11:30am

During this workshop, participants will:
1. Learn about research that supports transition assessments for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
2. Identify and explore transition assessments for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
3. Utilize transition assessment results for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to inform transition planning and Individualized Education Program (IEP) development

Registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the training. As a result, please check spam/junk mail if the link is not received two days in advance. If you have any questions prior to the training, please contact me at monica.baron@dcboces.org. Thank you.

82. Teaching Sustainability

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers; K-12 Building Principals; K-12 District Leaders

Dates: 10/9/2024

Why do U.S. teachers lag behind global peers in teaching about sustainability? In this 3 hour course, we will use articles, podcasts, and talks to identify why, and gather materials to weave sustainability topics across content areas. How the science of reading provides foundations for deep diving into sustainability topics will be explored. Your toolbox will be filled with curricular resources across a wide range of sustainability-based topics. Let's take a look at the Zero Waste Food Project, guides from PBS on navigating the Hot Politics surrounding this topic, and learn more about the The Three Spheres of Sustainability. This course is for K-12 teachers and leaders across content areas who want to see how sustainability can be integrated into all we do in the schools, with former K-12 Curriculum Director and current small business associate, Dana Brown.

83. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Life Science: Biology

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Life Science: Biology teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 10/9/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Life Science: Biology test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Life Science: Biology courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

84. Understanding the IEP

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/9/2024

Having an understanding of the IEP will prepare teachers, teaching assistants, related service providers, etc. to effectively work with students with disabilities and provide them with the individualized support needed to meet their unique needs. During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn about IEP classifications, components of the IEP and the CSE process.

85. Researching Children: Putting the P-3 Continuum into Practice

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District Kindergarten-Grade 3 and UPK Staff and Administrators; Community Based Organization Staff and Directors

Dates: 10/9/2024

This course focuses participants on observing writing behaviors, shared and interactive writing, independent drawing and writing through the professional and published works of Margaret Wise Brown and Lucy Sprague Mitchell. Participants will see how researching their students will shape their curriculum, create equity across genders, as well as engage them in experimenting with their own writing for their students. We will also see how the Science of Reading research in writing applies to our youngest learners.

86. Book Study - Ed Tech Essentials: 12 Strategies for Every Classroom in the Age of AI

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 10/30/2024

Feeling overwhelmed by the ever-growing world of educational technology? "EdTech Essentials" by Monica Burns cuts through the noise and equips you with 12 practical strategies to transform your classroom in the age of AI. This four week interactive book study will guide you on a journey to: Harness the power of effective pedagogy - Learn how to seamlessly integrate technology into your teaching methods for maximum impact. Master 12 essential EdTech skills - Become a confident EdTech leader, prepared to leverage the latest tools for engaging and effective learning. Create dynamic learning experiences - Discover creative ways to use technology to personalize learning, foster collaboration, and empower your students.

87. Trying Out the NYSED Required Investigations for Earth and Space Sciences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Earth and Space Sciences teachers, TAs, and HS administrators

Dates: 10/10/2024

The new NYSSLS-aligned Regents Earth and Space Sciences test will first be administered in Spring 2025. In Spring 2024, NYSED released three required investigations that should be embedded into Earth and Space Sciences courses before students take the Regents. In this full day workshop, come learn about these investigations by doing them and discussing best practices for rolling them out with your students! Teachers, TAs, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about these investigations are all welcome to attend.

88. Understanding the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards(Grades 2-3)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers(2-3)

Dates: 10/15/2024

Students in all grade levels are using technology in their everyday lives. The new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards go into effect in September 2024 for all K-12 students. These new standards can be incorporated into any subject area. Join this half day workshop to be introduced to the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards and discuss with colleagues the many ways to incorporate them into your everyday instruction.

89. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 10/16/2024

Are you a Technology Integration Specialist? Please join us for a monthly roundtable to discuss topics of interest. Topics will include: Classroom embedded coaching Collaborating with leadership Identifying and overcoming barriers Sharing resources and supports The importance of networking Topic ideas will grow organically with needs from the group. Let us be a support for each other and establish this important PLN for your position!

90. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District/building level administrators – may include superintendents, directors of special education, directors of pupil personnel services, CSE chairpersons, principals, deans of students

Dates: 10/18/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location: Conference Center 5 Boces Road, Pougkeepsie

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

91. SLS Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 10/18/2024

The Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council meets quarterly to recommend policy, review the annual budget, and perform long-range and short-range planning, including overseeing the development of the system's Plan of Service. Participants work to approve the annual system budget and report. School librarians, public librarians, and a Southeastern NY Library Resources Council representative serve on the advisory board.

92. MTSS-i for Building Administrators: Tier 1 High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Building Administrators

Dates: 10/18/2024

Fostering High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction is one of four high-leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. Research shows that teachers' expectations of students can influence their academic achievement and behavior. Teachers are more likely to underestimate students with disabilities, students from low-income families, English Language Learners, and Black, Latinx, and Native American students.

-Admin Differentiation
Setting Tier 1 Expectations for Educators
Fidelity Tools
Walkthrough Tool
Feedback

93. Science Teacher Professional Learning Committee

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teacher (Grades K-12)

Dates: 10/21/2024 to 4/14/2025

Interested in collaborating with other science teachers? Excited about working to improve your practice based on your own professional goals throughout the school year? Then this PLC is for you! We will meet on zoom every month throughout the school year. During our first session, we will select an area of focus for the year. In the following sessions we will work to build knowledge around our selected area of focus, plan something to implement back in our classes, and share what happened. We will complete as many cycles and revisions as time allows for.

94. BOCES Project Based Learning Cohort #3 (DC Boces Only)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: BOCES Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 2/12/2025

In this workshop series, educators from Dutchess BOCES will learn best practices within a project based learning framework and work to revise or develop a project that they will implement in their classes. We will be discussing PBLWorks frameworks for Gold Standard Project Design and Teaching Practices and working to build these practices into our planning and instructional practices. We will work to model the practices we want to see in our classes by creating a community where we can all gain the knowledge and skills we need to thrive, provide each other with feedback, and support each other throughout the process of creating PBL units together!

95. Building Relationships with CBO's: District, Community and the P-3 Continuum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District UPK Staff and Administrators; Community Based Organization Staff and Directors

Dates: 10/22/2024

District UPK funds have granted us a wonderful opportunity to work together with community based organizations to provide preschool programs to our children. Let's come together as district and community staff to lay the groundwork for long-term relationships, by using websites, materials and conversations to clarify our joint purpose. We will also discuss and share strategies for defining roles and responsibilities, building habits of communication and collaboration, creating regular check-ins, and addressing Science of Reading guidelines according to NYS guidance.

96. AI Spotlight: Almanack

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 10/22/2024

Are you an educator yearning to break free from the never-ending cycle of lesson planning? Do you dream of spending less time buried in textbooks and more time inspiring your students? Look no further than Almanack, the revolutionary AI platform designed to streamline your workflow and empower you to create phenomenal learning experiences. This interactive workshop delves into the magic of Almanack, unveiling its potential to transform your approach to curriculum. Join this interactive session and let Almanack illuminate a path to efficient, effective, and truly inspiring lesson planning. Together, we'll turn your classroom into a vibrant learning hub, fueled by the power of AI development.

97. 2024 Fall Into Books Children's and Teen's Literature Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-16 School Librarians and Public Librarians

Dates: 10/24/2024

The regional library systems will host their full-day annual Fall Into Books Children's and Teen's Literature Conference on Thursday, October 24, 2024. This year the event will take place at the Newburgh Armory, 321 S. William Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Held annually, Fall Into Books brings together school and public librarians from eight counties within the Mid-Hudson Valley for a day of literacy, discussion, networking, and insight. This collaborative event features book discussion sessions ranging from picture books to young adults. Our morning keynote speaker will be a representative from the Hudson Valley Writing Project. Our afternoon author speaker will be Brendan Kiely. A continental breakfast and lunch is included with your registration.

This conference provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to engage in collaborative discussions on children's and teen literature. Library workers and educators of all types are welcome.

Fall Into Books is sponsored by the BOCES School Library Systems of Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, Ramapo Catskill Library System, and Mid-Hudson Library System.

Registration is mandatory for this full-day conference. In addition to Frontline approval to complete your registration, select breakout sessions, and payment sign up with Southeastern at https://fallintobooks.org.

Doors open at approximately 8:30 am for breakfast & networking. The conference will start promptly at 9:00am. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.

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.

98. Fall i-Ready User Group

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2024

New
Dutchess BOCES is excited to announce a Fall i-Ready User Group session focused on maximizing your use of Diagnostic 1 data! This session is designed for educators and administrators who leverage i-Ready to inform instruction. Key Activities: Collaborative Analysis: We'll work together to dissect i-Ready reports generated from the first Diagnostic window. Best Practices Roundtable: Share and learn from colleagues! Participate in a roundtable discussion on best practices for utilizing i-Ready data to drive student success. Feature Exploration: Get hands-on with the latest i-Ready features and discover how they can enhance your teaching strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to: Gain deeper insights into student strengths and weaknesses. Develop actionable plans based on Diagnostic 1 data. Network with fellow educators and share best practices. Explore the newest features i-Ready has to offer.

99. Project Slice: Food, Soil, Climate Change

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12 science teachers

Dates: 10/24/2024

Join educators from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Science and Dutchess County BOCES for a one-day workshop diving into the connections between food, soil and climate change. Participants will engage in schoolyard ecology protocols they can implement with their students, build skills for project design and assessment and increase their content knowledge in climate science and its relationship to soil health and food production. We'll focus on developing our data analysis skills and learn new tools to bring back to our classrooms. We will discuss ideas for modifying workshop materials for all grade levels and science disciplines and invite all interested K-12 science educators to join! This workshop is free for members of the Center for Sustainability and Climate Education.

100. State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13: Secondary Transition - Key Concepts of the Compliance Review

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: The CSE Chairperson for secondary students is required to attend. Special education administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers are also welcome to complete this training

Dates: 10/25/2024

Meeting Times: 10:00am - 11:00am

The purpose of this training is to review key concepts of the SPP Indicator 13 compliance review to ensure districts are developing individualized education programs (IEPs) for students (aged 15 and over) that meet SPP Indicator 13 compliance requirements. Districts are required to complete this training the school year prior to undergoing this review.

During this one-hour virtual training, participants will: Identify, understand, and apply key components of State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13.

Registered participants will be emailed all relevant links several days prior to the training. If you do not receive an initial e-mail with Zoom link prior to the training, please check your spam/junk mail. Otherwise, if you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact me at Melinda.krafft@dcboces.org. Thank you!

101. MTSS-i for K-12 Teachers: Tier 1 - High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2024

Fostering High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction is one of four high-leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. Research shows that teachers' expectations of students can influence their academic achievement and behavior. Teachers are more likely to underestimate students with disabilities, students from low-income families, English Language Learners, and Black, Latinx, and Native American students.

-Teacher Differentiation
Tier 1 Academic Supports
Receiving Feedback- The Role of Administration