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1. (DC BOCES - CTI ONLY) Project-Based Learning Pilot Program

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 5/28/2024

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This PBL Pilot Program is available ONLY to DC BOCES CTI Educators.


In this spring semester pilot program, educators 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. The program will involve monthly group workshops as well as opportunities for individual support and classroom visits. 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.


Topics Include:
-Curriculum design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Teaching Practices


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Design a PBL unit that aligns with the PBLWorks frameworks for Gold Standard Project Design and Teaching Practices that they will implement in their classes.

-Provide feedback to colleagues.

-Receive feedback from colleagues and work to revise and reflect based on that feedback.

-Opportunities for classroom inter-visitation and individual coaching and support.


In addition to the dates listed below, please save the following dates for for individual support, coaching, classroom observations, and intervisitations on an as needed bases: March 13, April 12, and May 9.


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

2. (DC BOCES - CTI ONLY) Project-Based Learning Pilot Program

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 5/28/2024

This PBL Pilot Program is available ONLY to DC BOCES CTI Educators.


In this spring semester pilot program, educators 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. The program will involve monthly group workshops as well as opportunities for individual support and classroom visits. 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.


Topics Include:
-Curriculum design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Teaching Practices


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Design a PBL unit that aligns with the PBLWorks frameworks for Gold Standard Project Design and Teaching Practices that they will implement in their classes.

-Provide feedback to colleagues.

-Receive feedback from colleagues and work to revise and reflect based on that feedback.

-Opportunities for classroom inter-visitation and individual coaching and support.


In addition to the dates listed below, please save the following dates for for individual support, coaching, classroom observations, and intervisitations on an as needed bases: March 13, April 12, and May 9.


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.

3. Two-Part-Culturally Responsive Workshop: Creating a Welcoming and Affirming Environments

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District Leadership and Administration, Pupil Support Personnel, School Leadership, Directors of Special Education, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers (anyone serving students with disabilities).

Dates: 2/15/2024 to 3/21/2024

Meeting Times: Day #1- 2/15/24 (12 pm-3 pm) Day #2 3/21/24 (12 pm- 3 pm)

Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments is one of four high leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. When students feel like they belong at school, they have fewer absences, fewer disciplinary infractions, higher graduation rates, as well as increased engagement, self-esteem, and attitudes. Students with disabilities and students of different cultural backgrounds are less likely to feel like they have a positive relationship with their teacher and that their identities and abilities are valued and affirmed in school. Expected Outcomes: By the end of this training, participants will: ● Understand how a welcoming and affirming learning environment improves student outcomes ● Better understand their own identities and how those identities shape their relationships and experiences ● Develop strategies for creating a welcoming and affirming learning environment ● Identify 2-3 next steps for ongoing professional learning * This is a two-part online course offered synchronously via Zoom. Each session will be 3 hours. Workshop dates are: Day #1- 2/15/24 (12 pm-3 pm) Day #2 3/21/24 (12 pm- 3 pm). Participants will receive Zoom log-in information 24 hrs. prior to workshop commencement via registered Frontline email. Attendance to both sessions is required for full CTLE credit.

4. C.A.I.T. Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors; Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 3/1/2024

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The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.


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

5. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 3/1/2024

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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.
2023-24 Council Meeting Dates:

October 13, 2023

December 1, 2023

March 1, 2024

May 3, 2024

Sign up for each meeting separately on MLP.

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

6. Computer Based Testing for Teachers (ELA, Math, and Science)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8

Dates: 3/4/2024

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Join us for an engaging professional development session on computer-based testing, where we will explore the transition to digital testing in the education landscape. This session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively prepare your students for operational state testing in the spring of 2024. Through interactive discussions and practical demonstrations, you will gain valuable insights into leveraging state-provided resources and question samplers to enhance your students' readiness for computer-based assessments in ELA, math, and science. Be part of this transformative learning experience and empower your students for success in the computer based testing environment!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to computer-based testing (CBT) in education

-Utilizing question samplers for ELA, math, and science

-Leveraging state-provided resources for operational state testing

-Ensuring accessibility for students with disabilities in CBT

-Best practices and considerations for implementing CBT


All Participants Will Be Able To:
-Effectively use question samplers and state-provided resources to prepare students for operational state testing

-Implement accessibility considerations for students with disabilities in computer-based testing

-Apply best practices for administering computer-based assessments in ELA, math, and science

-Foster digital confidence and competence in students through CBT preparation

-Navigate the digital landscape of education and adapt to computer-based standardized tests


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.

7. Creating the IEP - March 2024

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, psychologists, related service providers and CSE chairpersons. Administrators who may be in a dual administrative role as chairpersons or directors of special education.

Dates: 3/5/2024

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

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Creating The IEP - Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Participants will develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers.

8. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/5/2024

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

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Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field. Intended for TOD professionals. Please contact amie.fredericks@dcboces.org for a link to the meeting.

9. DASA(Dignity Act for All Students)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: teachers, administrators, coaches, and teaching assistants.

Dates: 3/5/2024

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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.

10. Games with Words Session III - Quick Games With Words for the In-Between Times

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2024

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Join us for this final part of our series, Games with Words: Demystifying the Writing Process and Building Skills Through the Use of Low-Stakes Games, with middle-grade author Mylisa Larsen! This virtual workshop series will introduce a series of short games that help students engage with the writing process in a low-stress way that builds skills and helps students see themselves as writers. We'll introduce the concept of creating games to help students overcome resistance to writing. Then, we'll finish by creating our own games around the concepts we want to teach. Sessions are not dependent on each other, so sign up for one, two, or all three programs-whatever fits your schedule. When you sign up for all three workshops, you will have a chance to win Mylisa's newest book, which will be out in February 2024.

Session 3

Quick Games With Words for the In-Between Times

During the first half of this session, we'll introduce a series of super-quick learning games that you can play in the inevitable short in-between times in a day-waiting for the bus or when the class ahead of you hasn't quite finished up on the computer lab or gym, while people are getting belongings together, etc. During the second half of this session, we'll create our own games. Bring a concept you'd like to teach in a games-with-words way, and we'll work on making that happen. Leave with a bunch of new ideas.

Session 1 (February 13) Games with Words for Quick, Fun Skill Building

Session 2 (February 27) What Do You Do With A Fact Like That?: Using Low-stakes Games to Enrich Your Students' Thinking About Their Nonfiction Writing.

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.

11. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Building administrators and new special education administrators; other administrators welcome

Dates: 3/6/2024

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

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The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop an administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning obstacles. The content is most beneficial for building administrators and new special education administrators; however, all administrators are welcome.
This is a one session online course offered synchronously. The session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The date is: March 6, 2024.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session.
Participants will:













• Define and describe specially designed instruction.













• Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education.













• Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting.  













• Gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.

12. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 3/6/2024

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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!


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

13. How Administrators Can Support the FBA/BIP Process to Improve Student Outcomes Webinar

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Building and central level administrators and FBA/BIP Team Leaders

Dates: 3/7/2024

Meeting Times: 10 am - 11am

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Data-Based Decision Making Aligned to MTSS for Students Needing Intensive Interventions. In this condensed one hour virtual Zoom training, participants will be able to:




• Leverage your leadership to empower your team to develop, implement and monitor Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) as part of a Tier 3 intervention




•Support Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) process as part of a school team's data-based decision making Zoom link can be shared with participants once enrolled via email.
Successful project-based learning should focus on the meaningful use of technology alongside classroom teaching to achieve higher levels of learning. Join us for this half day professional development session to learn how technology can be utilized in project based learning to deepen student's connection to the content, enhance authenticity and relevance of content, and streamline the feedback and revision process.

Topics Include:
-Introduction to project-based learning (PBL)

-Importance of technology in PBL

-Examples of tech tools that can be used in PBL

-Strategies for integrating tech tools into PBL

-Best practices for assessing student learning in PBL


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Understand the benefits of incorporating technology in PBL

-Identify tech tools that can be used to enhance PBL

-Develop strategies for integrating tech tools into PBL

-Understand how to assess student learning in PBL

-Be able to design and implement a PBL lesson that incorporates technology


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. Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities Online Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 3/8/2024

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

Location: Online

Learn about graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including, 4+1 Pathways, the appeals process, local diploma options, safety net options, the Superintendent Determination, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

Multiple graduation pathways allow for individual students' strengths, preferences and interests to be considered which is the basis of quality transition programming and planning. Identification of a Pathway is integral for developing a student's course of study and improving student outcomes.

You will receive a confirmation email and Zoom link for this training a few days in advance. 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.
Many children have experienced significant trauma which can impact a child's ability to learn and function in a school setting. Come learn the different aspects of trauma and the brain compatible strategies and tools that staff can use to support children every day.

17. High School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - High School Building Leaders

Dates: 3/8/2024

Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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.
Many children have experienced significant trauma which can impact a child's ability to learn and function in a school setting. Come learn the different aspects of trauma and the brain compatible strategies and tools that staff can use to support children every day.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/11/2024

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

Location: online

This PD is the first in a series of trainings based on the science of reading. Consequently, this initial module is not comprehensive. It 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. Please note that the training may be cancelled if attendance is low.

20. School Psychologists Roundtable

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 3/11/2024

This bi-monthly meeting will provide opportunities to collaborate, brainstorm, share best practices, and network with school psychologists throughout Dutchess County. Topics for discussion, and additional dates, will be determined by group members.

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.

21. eSports Coaches Professional Learning Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 3/11/2024

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.


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

22. Podcasting: Amplify your Classroom Voice (Part II)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 3/12/2024

Are you ready to take your classroom to the next level? Join us for an exciting and interactive professional development session, Podcasting: Amplify Your Classroom Voice Part II. Building on the foundational knowledge gained in Part I, this half-day session will empower you to integrate podcasting into your teaching practice and amplify student voices. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the tools learned in Part I to develop a comprehensive unit plan that will culminate in their students creating and producing their own podcasts. Additionally, you will have the chance to use the tools provided to create your own sample podcast, gaining hands-on experience in podcast production. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your teaching and engage your students in a dynamic and innovative way!

Participants are required to have taken Part I in this series in order to register for Part II

Topics Include:
-Advanced podcasting techniques and tools

-Integrating podcasts into the curriculum

-Developing a unit plan for student podcast production

-Hands-on experience in creating a sample podcast


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-In-depth understanding of podcasting as an educational tool

-Practical skills in podcast production and editing

-Ability to guide students in creating and producing their own podcasts

-Confidence in integrating technology to enhance classroom learning


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

23. Collaborative Problem Solving in Math

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators Grades K-12

Dates: 3/12/2024

This session will focus on collaborative problem-solving as a means to introduce new ideas and concepts. Teachers will discover how group work and teamwork can foster creativity, diverse perspectives, and deeper comprehension of subject matter.

24. A Taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians (In-person)

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and ENL Teachers

Dates: 3/13/2024

This ½ day workshop will give you a taste of "A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians,” a partnership series between the School Library System and the Hudson Valley RBERN. It is designed to promote partnerships between ENL teachers and school librarians from the same school. It is ideal if these partners register together for this workshop, but it is not required. Participants will be provided with strategies to help them develop a strong foundation for a successful partnership and hear about the special end-of-year events for ELL students that are the culmination of the full series.

Dutchess BOCES will host the full series in the 24-25 school year. This culminating activity has a literacy focus while recognizing students' achievements. School librarians and ENL teachers working together can provide powerful learning opportunities for English Language Learners and their families. We invite you to attend this session to learn more about each other's expertise and begin building a new partnership that benefits your ELLs. In addition, discussions will be had about accessible materials and parent partnerships. The session will be focused on understanding who ELLs are and how ENL teachers and Librarians support ELLs, exploring instructional strategies and ways to build a partnership with families

(Part 154 ELL issues will be covered. This course may be used for the Part 154/ELL requirement NYSED CTLE.)

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

25. Middle School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 3/13/2024


Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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.

26. Elementary School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - Elementary School Building Leaders

Dates: 3/13/2024

Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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

27. Transition Assessment Series: Part 2 - Transition Assessments for Education and Training, Employment, and Independent Living

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/15/2024

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

Participants will explore assessments in the following areas to help inform the development of the IEP:

1. Education and Training
2. Employment
3. Independent Living
4. And other assessments that generalize across relevant areas that contribute towards IEP development

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.

28. Computer Based Testing for Teachers (ELA, Math, and Science)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8

Dates: 3/18/2024

Join us for an engaging professional development session on computer-based testing, where we will explore the transition to digital testing in the education landscape. This session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively prepare your students for operational state testing in the spring of 2024. Through interactive discussions and practical demonstrations, you will gain valuable insights into leveraging state-provided resources and question samplers to enhance your students' readiness for computer-based assessments in ELA, math, and science. Be part of this transformative learning experience and empower your students for success in the computer based testing environment!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to computer-based testing (CBT) in education

-Utilizing question samplers for ELA, math, and science

-Leveraging state-provided resources for operational state testing

-Ensuring accessibility for students with disabilities in CBT

-Best practices and considerations for implementing CBT


All Participants Will Be Able To:
-Effectively use question samplers and state-provided resources to prepare students for operational state testing

-Implement accessibility considerations for students with disabilities in computer-based testing

-Apply best practices for administering computer-based assessments in ELA, math, and science

-Foster digital confidence and competence in students through CBT preparation

-Navigate the digital landscape of education and adapt to computer-based standardized tests


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.

29. Using NYS Next Generation ELA Standards for Rigor and Equality(PreK-5)

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: PreK-5 Classroom Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special Ed Teachers, TESOLs

Dates: 3/21/2024


In this workshop, participants will play a game to learn more about how the standards are designed, and will examine the use of these standards to build rigor and equity. Participants will find this workshop most helpful if they bring along a unit of instruction they have planned for the near future.

Each participant must purchase a Next-Generation Standards book for $22, provided by the presenter.

This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Attribution Theory and Growth Mindset: More Than Words or Labels!(PreK-5)" workshop being held in the morning of the same day.

It can be found here.

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.
Successful project-based learning should focus on the meaningful use of technology alongside classroom teaching to achieve higher levels of learning. Join us for this half day professional development session to learn how technology can be utilized in project based learning to deepen student's connection to the content, enhance authenticity and relevance of content, and streamline the feedback and revision process.

Topics Include:
-Introduction to project-based learning (PBL)

-Importance of technology in PBL

-Examples of tech tools that can be used in PBL

-Strategies for integrating tech tools into PBL

-Best practices for assessing student learning in PBL


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Understand the benefits of incorporating technology in PBL

-Identify tech tools that can be used to enhance PBL

-Develop strategies for integrating tech tools into PBL

-Understand how to assess student learning in PBL

-Be able to design and implement a PBL lesson that incorporates technology


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.

31. Preparing Students for the NYSSLS Elementary and Intermediate-Level Science Tests

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 3-8

Dates: 3/21/2024

This year, students will be taking the NYSSLS-aligned elementary and intermediate-level science tests in 5th and 8th grade for the first time. In this half day workshop, we will discuss a variety of resources, including the NYSSLS PLDs, Sampler Questions, Educator Guide, and Science Investigations to gain a better understanding of what we should expect from these tests and how to best prepare our students for them.


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

32. Using NYS Next Generation ELA and Social Studies Standards for Rigor and Equity(Grades 6-12)

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Grade 6-12 Classroom Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special Ed Teachers, TESOLs

Dates: 3/21/2024

In this afternoon workshop, participants will play a game to learn more about how the standards are designed, and will examine the use of these standards to build rigor and equity. Participants will find this workshop most helpful if they bring along a unit of instruction they have planned for the near future.
(Each participant must purchase a Next-Generation Standards book for $22, provided by the presenter.)

This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Attribution Theory and Growth Mindset: More Than Words or Labels(Grades 6-12)" workshop being held in the morning of the same day.

It can be found here.

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.

33. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 4/2/2024

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field. Intended for TOD professionals. Please contact amie.fredericks@dcboces.org for a link to the meeting.

34. 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: 4/2/2024 to 5/7/2024

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

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 p.m.-12:00 p.m. The dates are April 2, 2024, and May 7, 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

35. AI Spotlight: ChatGPT, Perplexity AI, & Google Bard

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/2/2024

Embark on an enlightening journey into the world of AI with our one-hour professional development session. Delve into the realm of Chat GPT, Google Bard, Perplexity AI, and more as we unravel the potential of AI and machine learning in education. Discover how to leverage these cutting-edge technologies to save precious time and energy, empowering educators and students alike. Join us to explore the strengths and weaknesses of these AI chatbots and learn how to evaluate which one best fits your needs. Gain valuable insights into using AI to enhance classroom activities, streamline tasks, and foster student engagement. Don't miss this opportunity to master the art of integrating AI into your teaching practice and revolutionize the learning experience for your students!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Chat GPT, Google Bard, and Perplexity

-Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of each AI chat bot

-Evaluating the suitability of AI chat bots for specific educational needs

-Practical applications of AI and machine learning in the classroom

-Strategies for leveraging AI to save time and enhance student engagement


All Participants Will Know:
-The unique features and capabilities of Chat GPT, Quillbot, Google Bard, and Perplexity

-How to evaluate and choose the most suitable AI chat bot for their specific requirements

-Practical methods for integrating AI into classroom activities and educational tasks

-Best practices for leveraging AI to streamline teaching processes and enhance student learning

-Resources and support available for continued exploration and implementation of AI in education


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

36. Moving Towards 3D Assessment in the Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/3/2024

As we adjust our science instruction to meet the standards set out by NYSSLS, we must adjust the ways that we assess our students. The days of utilizing vocab quizzes and content-based multiple choice questions as our primary form of assessment are behind us. We must assess our students on the NYSSLS standards in ways that are three-dimensional, phenomenon-based, and require sense-making. In this half day workshop, we will explore the NYSSLS framework for assessment, utilize tools to assess our assessments, and work to develop 3D assessments that we can bring back to our students in the classroom.


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. Using the Question Formulation Technique to Drive Student Inquiry and Learning in the NYSSLS Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teacher Grades K-12

Dates: 4/4/2024

We want our science students to be asking questions that drive their learning as they make sense of phenomena, but asking good questions is a skill that takes practice. The Question Formulation Technique is a wonderful tool that can be used to help students build that skill, to increase student engagement, and to let student inquiry flourish in your classroom. In this half day workshop, you will experience a QFT protocol that has been adapted to meet the needs of a NYSSLS science classroom. You will then have time to discuss with other educators and consider how you could adapt something similar for your classroom.

Topics Include:
-Question Formulation Technique

-NYSSLS-Aligned Science Instruction

-Student Engagement

-Student Inquiry

-Phenomena


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Experience a QFT

-Discuss ways to adapt QFT for the science classroom.

-Design a QFT for their classroom


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.

38. A Taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians (Virtual)

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and ENL Teachers

Dates: 4/5/2024

This ½ day workshop will give you a taste of "A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians,” a partnership series between the School Library System and the Hudson Valley RBERN. It is designed to promote partnerships between ENL teachers and school librarians from the same school. It is ideal if these partners register together for this workshop, but it is not required. Participants will be provided with strategies to help them develop a strong foundation for a successful partnership and hear about the special end-of-year events for ELL students that are the culmination of the full series.

Dutchess BOCES will host the full series in the 24-25 school year. This culminating activity has a literacy focus while recognizing students' achievements. School librarians and ENL teachers working together can provide powerful learning opportunities for English Language Learners and their families. We invite you to attend this session to learn more about each other's expertise and begin building a new partnership that benefits your ELLs. In addition, discussions will be had about accessible materials and parent partnerships. The session will be focused on understanding who ELLs are and how ENL teachers and Librarians support ELLs, exploring instructional strategies and ways to build a partnership with families

(Part 154 ELL issues will be covered. This course may be used for the Part 154/ELL requirement NYSED CTLE.)

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

39. C.A.I.T. Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors; Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 4/5/2024

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.


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.

40. Agency 101 - Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services, Virtual Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special educators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, building administrators, and secondary level teachers involved in transition planning.

Dates: 4/8/2024

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

The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will:
*Recognize the eight different components which comprise self-determination
*Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination throughout the transition planning process
*Recognize the various adult service agencies available in NYS and the different types of services they provide
*Understand the eligibility, referral and application process for each agency

You will receive a confirmation email and Zoom link for this training a few days in advance. 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.

41. eSports Coaches Professional Learning Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 4/8/2024

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.


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.

42. DASA(Dignity Act for All Students)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: teachers, administrators, coaches, and teaching assistants.

Dates: 4/9/2024

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.

43. Going Deeper with Text Levels

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers Grades K-12; Classroom Teachers Grades K-5; Elementary Building Leaders;

Dates: 4/9/2024

Fine-tune instructional practices for high impact intervention through examination of leveled text in this session. Refine leveled text instruction by looking at phonics, writing about reading, and progress monitoring to address individual students' needs.

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.

44. From Projects to Project Based Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/9/2024

Project based learning is an exciting way to engage students in collaborative projects that will push them to think critically, develop 21st century skills, and to learn more deeply. We will consider the distinction between "doing projects” and truly engaging students in project based learning, consider a framework for gold standard project based learning, and begin brainstorming ideas for our own projects and ways to apply our learning to our classes. Educators of all disciplines and grade levels are welcome to join!

Topics Include:
-Project-Based Learning

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Based Design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices

-Curriculum design

-Backwards design

-Student engagement

-Relevance and vigor


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Discuss the "why" of PBL instruction

-Identify elements of projects that support students in engaging in project based learning

-Work towards revising or developing their own PBL unit


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.

45. Reading Strategies and Skill Progressions

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers Grades K-12; Building Leaders Grades K-12; Curriculum Directors Grades K-12; ENL Teachers;

Dates: 4/9/2024

Across content areas, participants will look at reading strategies that support the success of each reader. Participants will look at charts that prompt reading strategies that will accelerate progress and streamline planning in their classrooms.

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

46. AI Spotlight: Diffit

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/9/2024

Join us for an engaging professional development session on the innovative platform Diffit! This session is designed to empower educators with practical skills and knowledge to enhance their teaching practices. This engaging session will explore the powerful intersection of AI and teaching, and help you discover how Diffit can elevate your classroom practices. Get ready to unlock new possibilities, collaborate with fellow educators, and gain practical insights that will shape your teaching journey.

Topics Include:
-The implications of AI in education

-Leveraging AI tools for personalized learning

-Integrating AI into curriculum development

-Enhancing productivity and wellness with AI-powered leadership

-Exploring the unique features and capabilities of Diffit

-Navigating the AI frontier: critical questions for educators


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Gain enduring insights on crafting curriculum meaningful in the AI era

-Build reflective capacity to update teaching practices in response to AI advancements

-Discover innovative applications, strategies, and best practices for integrating AI into the educational landscape

-Learn to leverage AI tools for personalized learning, boosting engagement, and increasing productivity

-Understand how AI can support overall wellness, engage parents, conduct personalized professional development, and leverage data

-Explore the unique features and capabilities of Diffit for improving student achievement and success


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.

47. Boosting Academic Performance for Students in Poverty

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/10/2024

In some non-selective, otherwise ordinary NYS public schools, students in poverty perform well, disrupting the overall trend for these students nationwide. In two 3-year studies, leaders of 164 successful schools with 40% or more students in poverty were interviewed and overwhelmingly identified the same practice as vital to their students' success: all improvement efforts were approached through the strategic use of data, the building relationships and culture, or both, requiring no additional funding. Participants will hear the research story and individual vignettes, and will have the opportunity to collaboratively or individually create a "start on Monday morning” plan of action.
There is a two(2) person team minumum per district. Teacher Leaders should attend only with their respective Principal or Superintendent.

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.

48. Meet the Curriculum Leaders: A Collegial Circle

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Curriculum Directors Grades K-12

Dates: 4/11/2024

Join us once a month to experience a short presentation on a timely topic. Colleagues sharing decision making responsibilities across the region will share current successes and challenges within their curriculum roles. Topics include curriculum mapping, P-3 Continuum, cross-disciplinary teaching, NYSED updates, the latest in content area support. Hybrid sessions (in-person and virtual options)

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.

49. Facilitating Adult Learning as District Leaders and Directors

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 District Directors; Assistant Superintendents; Building Principals; Department Heads; Coordinators, Supervisors;

Dates: 4/11/2024

District level administrators and directors of all departments are responsible for ensuring the growth and professional learning of their organization and department members at all levels. There are specific ways that teaching adults is very different than teaching children. Learn about the principles of adult learning. Gain specific strategies and activities for each stage of adult learning and interaction. Experience the traits of an effective facilitator while learning how to "read the room” and how to accommodate different adult learning styles. Gain resources for pacing and focusing adult learning sessions, whether they be in-depth workshops or quick department meetings. Fill your toolbox with procedures for stimulating useful discussions and gain skills for being responsive in the moment to adult learners. Investigating how to use checklists, surveys and plans to design adult learning experiences will be facilitated.

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.

50. Connecting Communities: Promoting Success for all Students - SLS Annual Joint Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/12/2024

School libraries provide environments in which collaboration, innovation, and creative problem solving thrive. This one day conference looks at the role school libraries can and do play in advancing success for all students by leveraging collaborative relationships with faculty, families and caregivers, and community partners. Gain skills, ideas, and support for building and sustaining collaboration and coordination between the library media program, classrooms, and the community.

Early Bird Special:
Before March 15, 2024 - $125
After March 15, 2024 - $150

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Rebecca Gerald at rebecca.gerald@dcboces.org.

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

51. Nuts & Bolts of Cross-Disciplinary Teaching

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 9-12 Humanities Teachers and Administrators; Curriculum Directors;

Dates: 4/16/2024

Teaching across disciplines is a daily professional learning experience. Students' time on task for skill development is increased, and the implications for planning, feedback, and risk-taking have also multiplied. In this course, participants will focus on the big picture and objectives for learning, points of intersection across disciplines, final assessments, determining each instructor's area of expertise, making instruction as high-quality as possible for students, and fostering psychological safety for all involved in the environment.

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.

52. Project Slice: Food, Soil, Climate Change

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 4/16/2024

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 will discuss ideas for modifying workshop materials for all grade levels and science disciplines and invite all interested K-12 science educators to join!

Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
- Learn how changes to weather patterns and global temperatures due to climate change impact soil health.

- Explore connections between soil health and food production

- Conduct hands-on protocols to explore soil ecology

- Learn the essential elements of project based instruction

- Develop skills in designing and implementing formative and summative assessments in a project based unit


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.

53. AI Spotlight: Curipod and Canva Magic

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/16/2024

Join us for an engaging professional development session where we will explore the innovative AI tools Curipod and Canva Magic. Discover how these tools can revolutionize your teaching and learning experience, saving you time and enhancing your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting out, this session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to leverage AI in your classroom effectively in order to enhance your presentations. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of AI in education and take your teaching to the next level!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Curipod and Canva Magic

-Leveraging AI for lesson planning and content creation

-Creating interactive and engaging presentations with AI

-Exploring the potential of AI in education


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-Utilize AI tools to streamline lesson planning and content creation

-Create visually appealing and interactive presentations with AI assistance

-Understand the potential of AI in education and its impact on teaching and learning


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.

54. Implementing Various Teaching Strategies in Math Class

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 4/16/2024

Participants will discover how to seamlessly weave different teaching methods into their instruction. This session will highlight a variety of instructional approaches to cater to diverse learning styles and enhance overall learning outcomes.

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.

55. Beginnings Are Important: Literacy with the P-3 Continuum

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 4/17/2024

This course examines the developmentally appropriate classroom with gallery walks and site visits. It focuses on facilitating a seamless transition between PreK district settings and school-based kindergarten classrooms. Participants will get resources for organizing the environment, characteristics of a literacy-rich classroom, reading activities and schedules, as well as early writing behaviors and charts. Writing about reading will be discussed, and the P-3 Continuum will be used to revisit existing curriculum maps. Session includes updates from the latest NYSED webinar.

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.

56. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 4/17/2024

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!


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.

57. Moving Towards 3D Assessment in the Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/18/2024

As we adjust our science instruction to meet the standards set out by NYSSLS, we must adjust the ways that we assess our students. The days of utilizing vocab quizzes and content-based multiple choice questions as our primary form of assessment are behind us. We must assess our students on the NYSSLS standards in ways that are three-dimensional, phenomenon-based, and require sense-making. In this half day workshop, we will explore the NYSSLS framework for assessment, utilize tools to assess our assessments, and work to develop 3D assessments that we can bring back to our students in the classroom.


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.

58. Countywide Poverty Simulation

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Educators Grades K-12

Dates: 4/19/2024

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience the virtual realities of poverty and understand the implications of living in poverty for our students.

This learning tool has been created by the Missouri Association for Community Action as a way to help people understand the realities of poverty. During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. They have the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget. This is NOT a game - it is a simulation that enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and recognize the impact of poverty on our communities and discuss the potential for change.

Participants will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the realities of poverty
- Consider how poverty impacts students and the community as a whole
- Reflect on actions that can be taken

This workshop is free of charge for districts participating in the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice CoSer.

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.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 4/22/2024

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

Location: online

This PD is the first in a series of trainings based on the science of reading. Consequently, this initial module is not comprehensive. It 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. Please note that the training may be cancelled if attendance is low.

60. AI Spotlight: Education CoPilot and Magic School

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/23/2024

This one hour professional development session will focus on leveraging Education CoPilot and Magic School to enhance teaching and learning through AI technology. Participants will explore practical use cases of AI in education and learn how to integrate AI tools into their teaching practices.This professional development session will provide educators with practical strategies for leveraging Education CoPilot and Magic School to enhance unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction.

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Education CoPilot and Magic School and their applications in unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Practical use cases of AI in education, specifically focusing on unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Leveraging AI tools for unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-Integrate AI tools such as Magic School into their unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Generate original and customized educational content aligned with standards for unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Provide personalized feedback to students to enhance their learning experience in the context of unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction


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.

61. Curriculum Writing: Project Planning and Facilitation

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Assistant Superintendents for Curriculum & Instruction: K-12 Curriculum Directors; K-12 Principals; K-12 PPS Directors; Content Area Coordinators; Teachers in Charge;

Dates: 4/25/2024

Now is the time to be thinking about your summer curriculum projects! Dana Brown, former K-12 Curriculum Director, will help you to plan your summer curriculum work whether it includes large scale curriculum mapping institutes and/or facilitating specialized course maps with small groups of instructors. Various curriculum mapping software applications will be discussed, as well as resources offered by some of the gurus in the world of curriculum mapping processes. The following lenses to curriculum writing work will be discussed: applying storyboarding to your curriculum, assessment and grading in a differentiated classroom, revising maps for highly effective classroom practices, highlighting child and adolescent developmentally appropriate practices, raising readers and writers across the content areas, family and community partnerships in the curriculum, and Grade Level Institutes.

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.

62. Implementing Unregistered Work-Based Learning Experiences

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, WBL coordinators, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, transition specialists, agency/community service providers or case managers, and job coaches.

Dates: 4/26/2024

Meeting Times: 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Location: webinar

The purpose of Implementing Unregistered WBL (WBL) Experiences is to provide Educational Organizations (EOs) with the foundational knowledge of what high-quality WBL unregistered WBL experiences look like in New York State (NYS) including but not limited to reviewing in-depth unregistered experiences, discussing the alignment of WBL and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, identifying high-quality instructional practices that support the implementation of WBL, and determining specific areas that may increase the success rate of the WBL program.

63. Attribution Theory and Growth Mindset: More Than Words or Labels(Grades PreK-12)

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Grades 6-12 Classroom Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special Ed Teachers, TESOLs

Dates: 4/29/2024


In this game-based workshop, participants will examine and expand their own beliefs about why some students are more successful than others. Participants will identify language that they will use in the classroom to replace language they may currently use in order to hold the door open to hope and opportunity for all students. Participants will identify what classroom policies and practices they have in place that enhance the promise held by each student, and/or which policies and practices they want to adopt.

This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Using NYS Next Generation ELA and Social Studies Standards for Rigor and Equity(Grades 6-12)" workshop being held in the afternoon of the same day.

It can be found here.

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.

64. Moving Towards 3D Assessment in the Science Classroom - PART 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers, Grades K-12

Dates: 4/30/2024

***This workshop is the second part of a series and is only for educators who have already attended Moving Towards 3D Assessment in the Science Classroom.***

In this half day workshop we will continue to build our understanding of 3D assessment and spend more time developing, sharing, providing feedback, and revising our 3D assessments. If you have a 3D assessment that you tried out in your class, please bring it to share along with a few student work samples (try to bring one high, one medium, and one low example of student work)!

Topics include:
-3 Dimensional Assessment

-Sensemaking and Phenomena

-NYSSLS Alignment


All participants will be able to:
-Recognize and describe 3D assessment, requiring sensemaking and based on phenomena

-Utilize rubrics and other tools to assess and modify assessments

-Develop three dimensional assessments for your classroom


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.

65. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 5/3/2024

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.
2023-24 Council Meeting Dates:

October 13, 2023

December 1, 2023

March 1, 2024

May 3, 2024

Sign up for each meeting separately on MLP.

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.

66. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/7/2024

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field. Intended for TOD professionals. Please contact amie.fredericks@dcboces.org for a link to the meeting.

67. Reading Strategies in the Cross-Disciplinary Environment

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers; 6-12 Reading Teachers; Curriculum Directors; High School Principals and Assistant Principals; Middle School Principals and Assistant Principals;

Dates: 5/7/2024

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.

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

68. From Projects to Project Based Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/7/2024

Project based learning is an exciting way to engage students in collaborative projects that will push them to think critically, develop 21st century skills, and to learn more deeply. We will consider the distinction between "doing projects” and truly engaging students in project based learning, consider a framework for gold standard project based learning, and begin brainstorming ideas for our own projects and ways to apply our learning to our classes. Educators of all disciplines and grade levels are welcome to join!

Topics Include:
-Project-Based Learning

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Based Design

-PBLWorks framework for Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices

-Curriculum design

-Backwards design

-Student engagement

-Relevance and vigor


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Discuss the "why" of PBL instruction

-Identify elements of projects that support students in engaging in project based learning

-Work towards revising or developing their own PBL unit


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.

69. AI Spotlight: ChatGPT, Perplexity AI, & Google Bard

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/7/2024

Embark on an enlightening journey into the world of AI with our one-hour professional development session. Delve into the realm of Chat GPT, Google Bard, Perplexity AI, and more as we unravel the potential of AI and machine learning in education. Discover how to leverage these cutting-edge technologies to save precious time and energy, empowering educators and students alike. Join us to explore the strengths and weaknesses of these AI chatbots and learn how to evaluate which one best fits your needs. Gain valuable insights into using AI to enhance classroom activities, streamline tasks, and foster student engagement. Don't miss this opportunity to master the art of integrating AI into your teaching practice and revolutionize the learning experience for your students!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Chat GPT, Google Bard, and Perplexity

-Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of each AI chat bot

-Evaluating the suitability of AI chat bots for specific educational needs

-Practical applications of AI and machine learning in the classroom

-Strategies for leveraging AI to save time and enhance student engagement


All Participants Will Know:
-The unique features and capabilities of Chat GPT, Quillbot, Google Bard, and Perplexity

-How to evaluate and choose the most suitable AI chat bot for their specific requirements

-Practical methods for integrating AI into classroom activities and educational tasks

-Best practices for leveraging AI to streamline teaching processes and enhance student learning

-Resources and support available for continued exploration and implementation of AI in education


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

70. Raising Readers: Community Based Organizations and District Staff in Partnership

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 5/8/2024

This course focuses on book giveaways, book displays, creating blurbs to send blasts to parents, creating content to support family literacy on social media, and understanding and leaning into the blended family dynamics, as well as best ways for school districts to partner with community based organizations.

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.

71. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers/staff, school counselors, case managers, administrators, CSE / transition related staff

Dates: 5/10/2024

Meeting Times: 10:00am-12:30pm

The goals of this training are:
*To analyze the importance of students' self-determination skills in making the Student Exit Summary (SES) a meaningful and relevant document
*Learn the federal and state requirements for the SES
*Recognize and identify the required components of the SES
*Identify a process for the development and issuance of the SES that is student-centered

The Student Exit Summary is a required form for students exiting school. We ask that participants bring a student's IEP who is exiting this June and/or your school's Student Exit Summary form to reference and work with during this training. Please note: Student IEPs or Student Exit Summary forms are not required to attend this workshop. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants a few days in advance of this workshop. (If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder or email melinda.krafft@dcboces.org).

72. High School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - High School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/10/2024

Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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.

73. C.A.I.T. Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors; Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/10/2024

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.


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.

74. Integrated ENL Co-Teaching for School and District Leaders

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School and District Leaders

Dates: 5/10/2024

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This session will help school and district leaders understand and successfully implement Integrated ENL Co-Teaching. Leaders will learn about the 7 models of co-teaching, how to foster relationships among co-teachers, considerations for the observation and feedback cycle, and ways to structure programming and scheduling to support the collaborative instructional cycle.

75. Middle School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/10/2024


Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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.

76. Elementary School Building Leaders Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators - Elementary School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/10/2024

Five 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 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 School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.



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.

77. eSports Coaches Professional Learning Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 5/13/2024

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.


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.

78. Using the Question Formulation Technique to Drive Student Inquiry and Learning in the NYSSLS Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teacher Grades K-12

Dates: 5/14/2024

We want our science students to be asking questions that drive their learning as they make sense of phenomena, but asking good questions is a skill that takes practice. The Question Formulation Technique is a wonderful tool that can be used to help students build that skill, to increase student engagement, and to let student inquiry flourish in your classroom. In this half day workshop, you will experience a QFT protocol that has been adapted to meet the needs of a NYSSLS science classroom. You will then have time to discuss with other educators and consider how you could adapt something similar for your classroom.

Topics Include:
-Question Formulation Technique

-NYSSLS-Aligned Science Instruction

-Student Engagement

-Student Inquiry

-Phenomena


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Experience a QFT

-Discuss ways to adapt QFT for the science classroom.

-Design a QFT for their classroom


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.

79. AI Spotlight: Diffit

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/14/2024

Join us for an engaging professional development session on the innovative platform Diffit! This session is designed to empower educators with practical skills and knowledge to enhance their teaching practices. This engaging session will explore the powerful intersection of AI and teaching, and help you discover how Diffit can elevate your classroom practices. Get ready to unlock new possibilities, collaborate with fellow educators, and gain practical insights that will shape your teaching journey.

Topics Include:
-The implications of AI in education

-Leveraging AI tools for personalized learning

-Integrating AI into curriculum development

-Enhancing productivity and wellness with AI-powered leadership

-Exploring the unique features and capabilities of Diffit

-Navigating the AI frontier: critical questions for educators


All Participants Will Know and Be Able To:
-Gain enduring insights on crafting curriculum meaningful in the AI era

-Build reflective capacity to update teaching practices in response to AI advancements

-Discover innovative applications, strategies, and best practices for integrating AI into the educational landscape

-Learn to leverage AI tools for personalized learning, boosting engagement, and increasing productivity

-Understand how AI can support overall wellness, engage parents, conduct personalized professional development, and leverage data

-Explore the unique features and capabilities of Diffit for improving student achievement and success


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

80. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/15/2024

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!


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.

81. Remodeling Your Learning Space: Start Small

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers; Preschool Teachers & Directors; Building Principals; Facilities Directors; Head Custodians;

Dates: 5/16/2024

Everyone is talking about 21st Century Learning, Innovation Centers, flexible seating, etc., but how can we use what we already have in our classrooms differently so that we see small shifts in our teaching? Let's keep concepts and application evolving in sync in our classrooms with this 3 hour workshop facilitated by former K-12 Curriculum & School Library Director, and current Interim Building Principal and Teacher, Dana Brown. In this workshop, we will discuss subtracting from our classrooms to clear clutter and maximize classroom flow, look at space vocabulary words and find out what "flexible” really means, get visual inspiration from videos and design resources, identify what is really unpleasing in our environments and aim to fix and/or minimize it, focus on the use of existing cabinetry for storage, display, decoration, and many other purposes that it can fulfill in our classrooms.

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.

82. Transition Assessment: Part 3 - Using Transition Assessment Results Throughout the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/17/2024

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

The focus of this workshop is to identify and utilize assessment data to write a transition-focused IEP.

Participants will:
1. Learn to incorporate transition assessment results into the IEP
2. Review case studies
3. Analyze transition assessment results
4. Use assessment results to create transition strengths, needs, goals, and services
5. Review your student's IEP to apply process to practice

We ask that participants bring a district IEP of a student (15+) to connect learning to practice and assess the district's practices for 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.

83. AI Spotlight: Curipod and Canva Magic

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/21/2024

Join us for an engaging professional development session where we will explore the innovative AI tools Curipod and Canva Magic. Discover how these tools can revolutionize your teaching and learning experience, saving you time and enhancing your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting out, this session will equip you with the knowledge and skills to leverage AI in your classroom effectively in order to enhance your presentations. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of AI in education and take your teaching to the next level!

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Curipod and Canva Magic

-Leveraging AI for lesson planning and content creation

-Creating interactive and engaging presentations with AI

-Exploring the potential of AI in education


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-Utilize AI tools to streamline lesson planning and content creation

-Create visually appealing and interactive presentations with AI assistance

-Understand the potential of AI in education and its impact on teaching and learning


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.

84. AI Spotlight: Education CoPilot and Magic School

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/28/2024

This one hour professional development session will focus on leveraging Education CoPilot and Magic School to enhance teaching and learning through AI technology. Participants will explore practical use cases of AI in education and learn how to integrate AI tools into their teaching practices.This professional development session will provide educators with practical strategies for leveraging Education CoPilot and Magic School to enhance unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction.

Topics Include:
-Introduction to Education CoPilot and Magic School and their applications in unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Practical use cases of AI in education, specifically focusing on unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Leveraging AI tools for unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-Integrate AI tools such as Magic School into their unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Generate original and customized educational content aligned with standards for unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction

-Provide personalized feedback to students to enhance their learning experience in the context of unit planning, lesson planning, project planning, creating assessments, and differentiating instruction


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.

85. The Book Doctor Is In

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Public Librarians

Dates: 5/30/2024

We are partnering with Demco to offer a free book care workshop with Kimberly Young, the Book Doctor. Book Doctor Workshops provide book care training with the aim of helping you keep your collection in circulation longer.


Training includes protection and repair techniques and offers:


• A hands-on experience

• Ideas for protecting books ahead of circulation

• Tried-and-true methods for a variety of repairs


Kimberly will tailor the 3-hour training to your specific needs but workshops typically cover basic page repairs, tip-ins, hinge and spine repairs, book jacket and laminate applications, and how to reinforce spines.

Course Materials:

Hardcover and softcover books, as well as small tools, will be supplied for participants.

Course Instructor:

Your Book Doctor is Kimberly Young. She has worked in a wide variety of library settings across regionally, socially, and culturally diverse areas of the U.S. Her work focuses on collection development, material processing, and book care. As the Book Doctor, she has traveled the country helping hundreds of attendees build a range of new skills, a better understanding of processing books, and confidence. Kimberly loves meeting all the new people who are as passionate about book care as she is.

86. How to Foster and Support Self-Determination in All Students

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, administrators, related service personnel, agency representatives

Dates: 6/3/2024

Meeting Times: 10:00am-12:30pm

Location: Virtual

According to research, self-determined students have better outcomes for employment, education/training, and independent living. This training is designed to provide participants with tools and resources to promote self-determination in the classroom by integrating skills into instruction and activities.

The goals of this training are to:
1. Recognize the eight different components which comprise self-determination;
2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination; and
3. Develop skills to design self-determination plans for students

87. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/4/2024

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field. Intended for TOD professionals. Please contact amie.fredericks@dcboces.org for a link to the meeting.

88. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Building administrators and new special education administrators; other administrators welcome

Dates: 6/4/2024

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

The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop an administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning obstacles. The content is most beneficial for building administrators and new special education administrators; however, all administrators are welcome.
This is a one session online course offered synchronously. The session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The date is: June 4, 2024.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session.
Participants will:















• Define and describe specially designed instruction.















• Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education.















• Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting.  















• Gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.

89. Book Study - Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/25/2024

This four-week book study on "Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age" is designed to provide educators with an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. The book offers proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world. It speaks directly to those who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom.

Topics Include
-Strategies for integrating technology into classrooms

-Maximizing the benefits of project-based learning

-Tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom

-Project management skills and strategies

-Assessment strategies

-Latest tools and technologies for project-based learning


All Participants Will Know And Be Able To:
-Transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience

-Utilize technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom

-Maximize the benefits of project-based learning

-Implement project management skills and strategies

-Apply the latest tools and assessment strategies for project-based learning


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.

90. C.A.I.T. Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors; Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/7/2024

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.


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.

91. eSports Coaches Professional Learning Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 6/10/2024

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.


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

92. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/12/2024

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!


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.

93. Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards Across the Lifespan

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special educators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, building administrators, and general education teachers

Dates: 6/21/2024

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

The goals of this training are to:

1. Identify foundational New York State (NYS) Part 100 Regulations and field memos related to career exploration and development in the classroom.

2. Identify effective instructional design practices to teach academic and transition skills simultaneously.

3. Apply the CDOS learning standards to all academic instruction across all grade levels.

4. Recognize how the CDOS learning standards support all of the Multiple Pathways to Graduation and Exiting Credentials.