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1. Education Law Updates

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District and Building Administrators

Dates: 8/24/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

2. Title IX

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/24/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Title IX (as well as Title VI and Section 504, Coordinators, along with building and central office administrators, are now regularly called upon to investigate discrimination and harassment claims. This training, by attorneys experienced in the field, will cover significant procedural and substantive issues which frequently arise during the course of these investigations, including: 1) Preservation of evidence; 2) Due Process and contractual rights of respondents; 3) FERPA/confidentiality rights of participants; 4) Order of witnesses/significance of testimony; when testimony is “cumulative”; 5) Writing findings of fact and conclusions; 6) Role of parents/union representatives/ outside counsel. 7) Following District policy; 8) Nonretaliation; 9) Coordination With Law Enforcement or other outside agencies.”

3. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Principals, District-Level Administrators, All Administrators responsible to Teacher Evaluation

Dates: 8/28/2017

Meeting Times: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Room 137

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
• Professional Conversations

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

4. The Special Education Process for Principals - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: School Building leaders

Dates: 8/29/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday August 29, 2017 8:30-3:30

Location: 900 Dutchess Tpke Poughkeepsie

This full day workshop is designed to deepen a school principal's understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. At this full-day workshop, participants will:






•Build an awareness of the special education process regarding federal and state regulations relevant to principals.






•Support the collaboration of general and special education teachers to ensure access to general education for students with disabilities.






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

5. Fundamentals in Autism Workshop - Dutchess BOCES/Abilities First/Devereaux ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists

Dates: 8/30/2017 to 8/31/2017

Meeting Times: 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Check-in 8:00 a.m.

The Fundamentals in Autism is a two-day workshop that will provide participants with an overview of the learning styles of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Structured TEACCHing strategies. Structured TEACCHing is based on the understanding of the symptoms and learning styles of individuals with autism and the use of visual supports to provide meaning, promote independence and capitalize on the individual’s strengths. Participants will also learn behavior management strategies using Structured TEACCHing principles. The format of this workshop will include presentations, videos, interactive discussions, and small group activities. OBJECTIVES: At the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

• Identify characteristics and learning styles of Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Develop individualized schedules and work/activity systems

• Develop meaningful visual structure that promotes independence with educational activities

• Problem solve behaviors using Structured TEACCHing principles TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists, as well as others interested in educational strategies for teaching preschool through high school-aged children with ASD. COST WILL BE SHARED EVENLY BETWEEN THE THREE AGENCIES.

6. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Principals, District-Level Administrators, All Administrators responsible for Teacher Evaluation

Dates: 8/30/2017

Meeting Times: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Room 137

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
• Professional Conversations

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

7. Understanding the Needs of Students with Autism - Certification Course

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/18/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: 137

New York State Education Law requires individuals applying for licensure to have completed the three hours of coursework in Understanding the Needs of Students with Autism.

8. *RESCHEDULED* - Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators – Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District-Level Administrators

Dates: 9/19/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: SPC Room 137

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators, a critical component of APPR Regulations. This five-hour training is designed to outline the nine required certification topics as they pertain to principal evaluation. The workshop includes an overview of the requirements of section 3012-d, including the visitation and student performance categories, and the Transition Period as it applies to principal evaluation. Participants will review their current district-specific APPR Plan to consider how 3012-d is applied to principals in their respective district, analyze the ISLLC Standards, become familiar with and align evidence to the district-specific, principal-practice rubric. Participants must have completed or be in the process of completing Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators-Initial Certification.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Explain the requirements of 3012-d, the Transition Period regulations, and how each is implemented in their district
•Use the Evidence Cycle to collect and align evidence to district specific, principal practice rubrics
•Explain how the Student Performance Score is calculated using a State Provided Score and a Student Learning Objective (SLO)
•Determine a score/rating for each category and the composite score for any evaluation
•Special considerations for Principals of ELLs or SWD

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•APPR under section 3012-d and the Transition Period
•ISLLC Standards and NYS approved Principal Practice Rubrics
•Visitation, including evidence collection and alignment
•Student Performance Scores
•Calculating composite scores

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.

9. *RESCHEDULED* Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District-Level Administrators

Dates: 9/22/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Salt Point Center - Room 137

DATE/LOCATION/TIME CHANGE: New Date is Friday, 9/22/17 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Dutchess BOCES in SPC Room 137.

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

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

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

10. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Council members

Dates: 9/22/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is exclusively for Council members.

11. Question Formulation Technique (QFT)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2017

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

Location: 301

Learn the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple yet powerful strategy to teach students how to ask and use their own questions. More than 250,000 educators in diverse pre-k through higher education settings are now using the QFT simply because it helps their students become more curious and fully engaged learners.

In this hands-on, active learning workshop, participants will work closely with Right Question Institute (RQI) staff, educators and Dutchess BOCES professional developers to explore the many ways the QFT is stimulating student curiosity, promoting deeper learning, and helping to build the democratic habit of mind of asking questions.

A good question can spark curiosity and fuel creativity, understanding, and innovation. We know from research and from educators across the country that question-formulation is an increasingly vital skill for critical thinking, media literacy, and civic engagement in the 21st century. And as a part of many new standards, including the College, Career & Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies and the Next Generation Science Standards, students are expected to formulate, explore, and use their own questions. It is rare that the skill of question formulation is deliberately taught to students. How can we transform teaching and learning and build the capacity for all students to take greater ownership of their learning and develop higher order thinking skills through question-asking?

Participants will: actively experience the QFT; see classroom examples from pre-k through higher education; learn strategies for best practices in design and facilitation of the QFT; work with planning tools and classroom resources; form self-organized working groups around topics of interest; take advantage of opportunities to share work and collaborate with colleagues; and reflect on how this strategy can be easily integrated into their teaching practice to enhance existing teaching and learning goals.

MINIMUM OF 20 PARTICIPANTS NEEDED.

12. Instruction & Assessment in Three Dimensions | Elementary

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Educators

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

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

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

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

13. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Council members

Dates: 12/8/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is exclusively for Council members.

14. What Matters in Education: An Introduction to Visible Learning by John Hattie

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/31/2018

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In 2009, researcher John Hattie published "Visible Learning." Using meta-analysis to determine what works in education, he reviewed educational research studies, categorizing them into six topics: the student, the home, the school, the curricula, the teacher, and teaching approaches. In this introduction to his work, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the research analyzed by Hattie, including what influences have the most effect on student learning, through active participation. Based on his findings, Hattie has stated, "Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design." Participants will be able to consider what his findings mean to teaching and learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. There is no need to have read or buy the book to participate in this workshop.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Explain the basic fundamentals of a meta-analysis, including method and effect size.
Prioritize influences on student success based on effect size.
Discuss how this research can assist educators in making informed decisions about using interventions or practices to positively influence student learning.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
John Hattie: "Visible Learning" series
Research methods including meta-analysis, effect size, and the normal distribution

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. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Council members

Dates: 3/16/2018

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is exclusively for Council members.

16. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Council members

Dates: 5/11/2018

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is exclusively for Council members.