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1. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/2/2024

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

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

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

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

2. Have Fun: Experience Being a Language Learner, and Learn Research-Based Strategies Most Effective for ELLs/MLLs

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teachers, teacher assistants, TESOLs

Dates: 7/8/2024

In this morning workshop, participants will experience what it is like to be a language learner, and identify which strategies were most effective in helping them understand content presented in a language they do not yet know. This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Who Are Our ELLs/MLLs? How English Language Learners Interact with Our School Environment" workshop being held in the afternoon of the same day.

3. Who Are Our ELLs/MLLs? How English Language Learners Interact with Our School Environment

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, ELL Teachers

Dates: 7/8/2024

In this workshop, participants will experience what it is like to be a language learner, and what strategies were most effective in helping them understand the content presented in a language they do not yet know. This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Have Fun: Experience Being a Language Learner, and Learn Research-Based Strategies Most Effective for ELLs/MLLs" workshop being held in the morning of the same day.

4. Podcasting: Amplify your Classroom Voice (Part I)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12 – use Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2024

This half day professional development session will empower you to create engaging podcasts with your students using podcast software. You'll learn how to record, edit, and produce high-quality audio content that showcases your students' creativity and voice. Join us for a fun and interactive session that will leave you feeling confident and inspired to take your classroom to the next level!

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Introduction to podcasting


• Benefits of podcasting in the classroom


• Choosing a topic and format for your podcast


• Recording and editing audio


• Adding music and sound effects


• Publishing and sharing your podcast


ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Understand the basics of podcasting and how it can be used in the classroom


• Choose a topic and format for their podcast that aligns with their goals and objectives


• Record and edit high-quality audio content using podcast software


• Add music and sound effects to enhance their podcast


• Publish and share their podcast with others


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. Understanding the IEP

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 7/9/2024

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

6. AI Spotlight: Eduaide

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/11/2024

Unlock the power of AI to revolutionize your teaching practice with Eduaide.Ai, the all-in-one platform designed exclusively for educators. Spend less time on administrative tasks and more on engaging your students through personalized lesson plans, dynamic teaching resources, and efficient assessment building. Harness the capabilities of large language models to streamline your workflow and unlock new possibilities in the classroom. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching with the cutting-edge technology of Eduaide.Ai.

7. Igniting Student Inquiry: Driving Question Boards (DQBs) as a Catalyst for Engaged Science Learning

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/11/2024

Do you wish your students would ask more questions or better questions? Or maybe your students ask lots of questions, but you're not quite sure how to best utilize those questions in the classroom? Driving Question Boards (DQBs) are a great tool to engage your students with science phenomena! In this half day workshop we will learn how DQBs can be used to support your students in asking questions and then consider how to organize those questions to drive learning throughout the unit. You will experience a DQB and then have time to explore resources to support you in incorporating DQBs into your class!

8. Book Study: The AI Infused Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/12/2024 to 7/26/2024

Join us for a three week immersive online book study diving into the innovative strategies outlined in "The AI Infused Classroom" by Holly Clark. This workshop is designed to equip educators with cutting-edge insights on integrating artificial intelligence into their teaching practices. Explore practical applications, engage in interactive discussions, and discover how AI can revolutionize the learning experience for both educators and students.

9. Boosting Academic Performance for Students in Poverty

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 7/15/2024

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

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 7/16/2024

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 7/16/24 10 am-12 noon

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

11. New Teacher Mentor Training (Refresher)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 7/16/2024

For beginning teachers, skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training provides an update on structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for ensuring an effective mentor-protege relationship. TOPICS INCLUDE: The Role of the Mentor; Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers; Effective Communication; Maximizing Time and Attention; On-going Support Strategies. ALL TEACHERS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor; Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year; Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning.

12. Digitizing Student Work: Creating Portfolios Using Wakelet and Seesaw

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers Only/ grades K-12

Dates: 7/16/2024

In today's digital age, it's more important than ever to teach our students how to curate and showcase their work online. With Wakelet and SeeSaw, creating digital portfolios has never been easier. Join this half day professional development session to discover how Wakelet and SeeSaw are transforming assessment and empowering learning in the digital classroom. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and help your students build a better future!

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 7/18/2024

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

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

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

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

14. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/18/2024

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Science Curriculum Writing

• Unit Mapping and Lesson Planning

• NYSSLS Alignment

• Performance Based Assessment and 3D Assessment

• Phenomena

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

• Collaborate, give and receive feedback, ask questions

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

15. EdTech Spotlight: Book Creator

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/18/2024

Join us for an engaging one-hour virtual workshop, "EdTech Spotlight: Book Creator," designed to empower educators with innovative tools to enhance their teaching practices. Dive into the world of digital storytelling and creativity as we explore the versatile features of Book Creator, a dynamic platform revolutionizing classroom learning. This workshop is a must-attend for educators seeking to amplify student engagement and foster creativity through technology integration.

16. K-12 Vertical Alignment in NYSSLS Science

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/18/2024

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• NGSS Vertical Alignment Matrices

• NYSSLS Standards

• 3D Science Instruction: Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Cross Cutting Concepts

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Consider how the SEPs, DCIs, and CCCs build in complexity from K-12

• Consider how their standards are built on the standards from previous grade bands and/or build up to the standards for future grade bands

• Use the NGSS Vertical Alignment Matrices as tools for planning, backward design, and scaffolding

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

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The topic schedule is as follows :

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

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

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

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

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

Session 6 - 8/8/2024 - Wrap up

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

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

18. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (Lexia LETRS) for Administrators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/23/2025

Lexia LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the foundational and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction-phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language LETRS training provides teachers with research-based instructional practices to support literacy acquisition. This session is specifically designed to provide administrators with an overview of Lexia LETRS that will enable them to support teachers with its implementation.

19. (DC BOCES ONLY) BOCES Project Based Learning Program (Cohort 2)

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/25/2024

This PBL Program is available ONLY to DC BOCES Educators.

In this 3 day workshop, educators will learn best practices within a project based learning framework and work to revise or develop a project based learning unit that they will implement in their classes in this upcoming school year. We will be discussing PBLWorks frameworks for Gold Standard Project Design and Teaching Practices and working to build these practices into our planning and unit design. We will also discuss potential ways to continue our learning and support each other through the implementation of these units in the upcoming school year. This workshop will be three very full days that will work to model the practices we want to see in our classes by creating a community where we can all gain the knowledge and skills we need to thrive, provide each other with feedback, and support each other throughout the process of creating a PBL unit! 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 and receive feedback to and from colleagues. -Experience practices that can support learning within a PBL 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.

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12 – use Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

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.

21. Practical Phonics: Science of Reading in the P-3 Continuum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/24/2024

This course focuses on research-based practices from Wiley Blevins and Jeanne Chall, as well as the use of alphabet books and developing alphabet recognition, the sounds of English, spotting struggling readers early and how to intervene, as well as differentiation in phonics instruction from supporting advanced early readers in phonics to below level readers. Participants will also gain strategies for supporting multilingual learners and take a look at phonics differences across world languages.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024

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

23. Alternatives to Suspension: 2 Day Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

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

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

Location: Conference Center

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

24. Co-teaching: Teach With a Partner to Best Serve All Students

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special Education Teachers, TESOL

Dates: 7/25/2024

This experiential, morning workshop will allow participants to learn about co-teaching by experiencing models of co-teaching. Participants will compare and contrast these models, identifying which will work best in specific situations in their classrooms and planning implementation together. This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Differentiating for All Students (in Non-Overwhelming Ways) To Deeply Engage ALL Learners" workshop being held in the afternoon of the same day.

25. New Teacher Mentor Training for First-Time Mentors

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

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

For beginning teachers, skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers a complete overview of structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for ensuring an effective mentor-protege relationship. TOPICS INCLUDE: The Role of the Mentor; Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers; Effective Communication; Maximizing Time and Attention; On-going Support Strategies. ALL TEACHERS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor; Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year; Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning.

26. AI Spotlight: School AI

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/25/2024

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

27. Differentiating for All Students (in Non-Overwhelming Ways) To Deeply Engage ALL Learners

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Special Ed Teachers, TESOLs

Dates: 7/25/2024

In this experiential afternoon workshop, participants will experience the effects of differentiation using Carolyn Tomlinson's axes of differentiation. Participants will plan a differentiated unit of instruction as their next unit in English or Social Studies. Participants will find this workshop most helpful if they bring along a unit of instruction they have planned for the near future. This workshop and its content were designed to work in tandem with the "Teach With a Partner to Best Serve All Students" workshop being held in the morning of the same day.

28. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/30/2024

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

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

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

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

29. Multi Tiered Supports for Behavior

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 7/30/2024

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

30. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/30/2024

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment


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


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring


• Professional Conversations

31. Play-Based Instruction Across P-3 Classrooms

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/30/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/31/2024

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

33. LAW UPDATES for 2024-2025 - For Administrators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators

Dates: 7/31/2024

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This session is intended to provide school administrators with information on new regulations, cases, and implications for educators. James Drohan and Pam Bass will share case studies of recently decided or currently in process legal matters which may impact day to day procedures in schools. Administrators will be able to discuss with and/or present questions to the facilitators to clarify how to manage and mitigate a situation related to these legal issues. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

34. New Title IX Regulations: Legal Update and Resources

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/31/2024

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

• Identify and explain the changes in Title IX regulations

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

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

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

35. DASA(Dignity Act for All Students)

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/1/2024

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

36. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/1/2024

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:





• Practice evidence collection and alignment





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





• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring





• Professional Conversations

37. EdTech Spotlight: Nearpod

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2024

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

38. NYSSLS Science at the High School

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Other High School Science Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2024

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

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

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

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

39. Project Revision Workshop

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/5/2024

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

40. rePET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/5/2024

In this three-hour in-person learning experience, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment


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


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring


• Professional Conversations

41. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

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 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:




• Practice evidence collection and alignment




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




• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring




• Professional Conversations

42. Developing High Functioning MTSS Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 5/20/2025

MTSS is a systemic, evidence-based, continuous improvement framework that utilizes a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based practices to support needs: academic behavioral, social- emotional, student physical and mental health. Data-based instructional decision-making is informed through regular observation such that all learners are supported and have equitable access to a rigorous, high quality education from P-12. Dutchess BOCES is providing year long support looking to build New MTSS teams or expand existing ones. Topics Covered include: August 6,2024: MTSS Overview Team Operation, Role of Administrative Team, Fidelity and Feedback, Pilot Progress October 8,2024: MTSS Tier 2 Overview. Pilot Progress Monitoring Coaching Tools February 4,2025: Sharing Pilot Progress, Fidelity Measures, Consultancy Protocol May 8,2025: Replicable success- County-Wide sharing of best practices and Planning for next year **REGISTRATION IS BY TEAM**

43. Coffee and Curriculum: Science Summer Office Hours

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/6/2024

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Science Curriculum Writing

• Unit Mapping and Lesson Planning

• NYSSLS Alignment

• Performance Based Assessment and 3D Assessment

• Phenomena

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

• Collaborate, give and receive feedback, ask questions

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teaching Assistants Only

Dates: 8/6/2024

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

45. Data Team Training - Pawling Central School ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Pawling Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

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


Participants will be able to:



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



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



• Use data protocols to review and analyze data.



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



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



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



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



• Determine next steps.


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

46. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/7/2024

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:





• Practice evidence collection and alignment





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





• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring





• Professional Conversations

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

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

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

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

48. K-12 Vertical Alignment in NYSSLS Science

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

50. Supporting Striving Readers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

51. Alternatives to Suspension: 2 Day Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

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

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

Location: Conference Center

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

52. Book Study: Teaching with AI

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

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

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

53. Inquiry in the Woods

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12, Science Teacher

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

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

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

54. New Teacher Mentor Training (Refresher)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 8/13/2024

For beginning teachers skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers an overview of structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for ensuring an effective mentor-protege relationship.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
The Role of the Mentor;
Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers;
Effective Communication;
Maximizing Time and Attention;
On-going Support Strategies.

ALL TEACHERS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor; Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year; Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning.

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

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

55. Multilingual Learners in the Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians/Others

Dates: 8/13/2024

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

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

56. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/13/2024

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:





• Practice evidence collection and alignment





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





• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring





• Professional Conversations

57. Project Revision Workshop- Virtual Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 8/16/2024

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

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/19/2024

Meeting Times: Monday, 8/19/24 10 am-12 noon

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

59. inLET: Initial Certification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/19/2024

This blended workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. The first 6 hours will be conducted asynchronously from July 29 through August 18, 2024. The final 6 hours will be held in-person on August 19, 2024. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2024-25 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:








• Practice evidence collection and alignment








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








• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring








• Professional Conversations

60. Teacher Aides/Assistants Workshop

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 8/20/2024

During this 2-hour workshop, current and newly assigned teacher aides/assistants will gain knowledge, skills and strategies to help them provide instructional support to students in the classroom. They will gain an understanding of their role in working alongside the classroom teacher to create a welcoming and academically rich learning environment for students.

61. Integrating Science of Reading into Balanced Literacy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/27/2024

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

62. rePET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/27/2024

In this three-hour in-person learning experience, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022-23 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment


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


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring


• Professional Conversations

63. New Teacher University (NTU) for Elementary Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

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

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


* Day 1 (full day) August 28,2024

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


Day 2 (full day) August 29,2024

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


*Day 6 (full day) June 5,2025

Reflection and Looking Forward
-Share a success

64. New Teacher University (NTU) for Secondary Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

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

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


* Day 1 (full day) August 28,2024

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


* Day 2 (full day) August 29,2024

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


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

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


MTSS-1

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


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

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


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

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


*Day 6 (full day) June 5,2025

Reflection and Looking Forward
-Share a success

65. inPET: Initial Certification of Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/29/2024

State required initial training for lead evaluators of principals. This workshop covers the areas of training which are prerequisites for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
• Evidence-based observation techniques
• Application and use of the New York State approved principal practice rubrics
• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda
• Use the evidence cycle in the observation process
• Explain SLO and state growth scores
• Review locally selected measures

66. Igniting Student Inquiry: Driving Question Boards (DQBs) as a Catalyst for Engaged Science Learning

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/29/2024

Do you wish your students would ask more questions or better questions? Or maybe your students ask lots of questions, but you're not quite sure how to best utilize those questions in the classroom? Driving Question Boards (DQBs) are a great tool to engage your students with science phenomena! In this half day workshop we will learn how DQBs can be used to support your students in asking questions and then consider how to organize those questions to drive learning throughout the unit. You will experience a DQB and then have time to explore resources to support you in incorporating DQBs into your class!

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/3/2024

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

68. NYSSLS Science at the High School Info Session

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/5/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/11/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/12/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Aides and Teacher Assistants

Dates: 9/16/2024

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

72. eSports Professional Learning Meeting for Coaches

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Middle School and High School eSports Coaches

Dates: 9/16/2024

New
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.

73. AI Spotlight: Snorkl

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/17/2024

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

74. Project Revision Workshop

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/17/2024

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

75. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 9/18/2024

New
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!

76. MiniMed: A Health Literacy Curriculum Writing Opportunity

Program: Educational Resources

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

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

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

77. Middle School Building Leaders Network

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators - Middle School Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/20/2024

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers(K-1)

Dates: 9/24/2024

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

79. Reading Strategies in the Cross-Disciplinary Environment

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/25/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/25/2024

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

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

Program: Model Schools

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

Dates: 9/25/2024

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 9/26/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/26/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

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

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

85. NYSSLS Science at the High School Info Session

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/30/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

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

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

87. AI Spotlight: Twee

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 10/1/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/2/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/9/2024

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

91. Teaching Sustainability

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/9/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/9/2024

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

93. Understanding the IEP

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teacher Aides and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/9/2024

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

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

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/10/2024

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers(2-3)

Dates: 10/15/2024

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

97. Tech Talks for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Other - Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 10/16/2024

New
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!

98. Science Teacher Professional Learning Committee

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teacher (Grades K-12)

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

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 10/22/2024

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: BOCES Teachers

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

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

101. AI Spotlight: Almanack

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers only / grades K-12

Dates: 10/22/2024

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