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1. NYSAA 1% Targeted Skills Group-For specific district teams/educational organizations only (Ellenville, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monticello, Warwick Valley, and Newburgh)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: For specific district teams only- Ellenville, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monticello, Warwick Valley, and Newburgh

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 5/18/2022

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

A Targeted Skills Group brings together Educational Organizations with a common need for the purpose of solving problems. Specific educational organizations (EOs)/districts are required to attend this TSG based upon their NYSAA Participation Data. The TSG is an opportunity for the team to participate in a facilitated self-review process exploring how eligibility is determined for NYSAA. Some other considerations are also explored:
•Decreasing NYSAA Participation Rate, under 1%
•Reviewing current decision-making guidance and practices regarding NYSAA eligibility
•Developing a decision-making process for NYSAA eligibility that aligns with NYSED guidance, involving parent communication and notification regarding NYSAA, and staff training for equitable understanding of NYSAA. The TSG will meet on the following dates from 9:00-12:00 virtually: (Note: There are no virtual sessions in February or April.) October 20, 2021 November 17, 2021 December 8, 2021 January 12, 2022 March 16, 2022 May 18, 2022

2. Behavior Supports and Universal Design for (Eldred CSD Staff Only)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Eldred Staff

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 1/19/2022

Meeting Times: 2:15 pm-4:00 pm

Influencing Behaviors to Support Children: Nov 16, 30 Dec. 7 2:15-3:00 for High School staff and 3:15-4:00 for Elementary Staff Snow date - Dec. 16 Universal Design for Learning: Jan 4, 6, 19 2:15-3:00 for High School staff Jan 5, 11, 19 3:15 - 4:00 for Elementary Staff Snow date - Jan 20

3. Virtual CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - November - December 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 12/9/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/2, 12/7 and 12/9, 1:00-4:00 pm

This virtual training series of workshops will consist of six live Zoom sessions along with asynchronous work. This series will utilize Schoology to access materials as well as Google Docs and Forms. Upon registration, participants will be provided with information on how to access materials. Participants must complete Module 1. Regulatory Foundations before participating in the live sessions. The following modules will also be asynchronous: Module 6. IEP Implementation, Module 7. Annual Review, Module 8. Reevaluation. All of these modules will be reviewed during the final live Zoom session 1/6/2022. Virtual live session dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/2, 12/7, and 12/9 1:00-4:00 pm. 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







•Regulatory Foundations (asynchronous pre-work, follow up session 1, 11/16)







•Effective Meetings (session 1, 11/16)







•Referral (session 2, 11/23)







•Evaluation (session 2, 11/23)







•Eligibility (session 3, 11/30)







•IEP Development (sessions 3, 4 & 5, 11/30, 12/2 & 12/7)







•IEP Implementation, Annual Review, Reevaluation (asynchronous work, follow up session 6, 12/9) To complete the training, participants must attend and complete Modules 1-9. This training is designed for new Chairpersons. Veteran chairs would also benefit and are welcome to attend. This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.

4. NYSAA Test Administrator Training - AM Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers administering the NYS Alternate Assessment

Dates: 12/9/2021

Starting Today
This half-day training is for teachers who have never administered the computer based NYS Alternate Assessment.

Please review the information below so that you are able to fully participate in the training.

Activate your Kite Educator Portal account if you are new or have had a change in email address. You must have an active Educator Portal Account to access the Required Test Administrator Training quizzes in Moodle throughout this training.

If you have previously administered the computer based assessment, a self-guided MOODLE is offered on the Educator Portal for your recertification.

For more information go to https://dynamiclearningmaps.org/requirements


Please find training materials in the link below. If you are unable to access the link, please request permission through Google Drive.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j3bsU0LOhl0x_5CD4A8n4w-2tc_unxjs?usp=sharing

You will be sent the link to join the zoom meeting the day before.

5. Elementary Math Brain Bites: Math Manipulative Virtual Tools for Elementary Grades (Gr. 2-5)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary teachers (Grades 2 - 5)

Dates: 12/9/2021

Starting Today
We use math manipulatives to make math concrete so students can understand more abstract mathematical concepts. Beyond the physical manipulatives, there is an array of virtual tools that can support our elementary students' growing understanding. In this workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools and connect them to your curriculum, math standards, and math practices - and have fun!

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.
Break out rooms have become popular among adults for collaboration, but have you been using them for student engagement and collaboration? Join us for this one hour PD full of digitally responsible strategies and resources for break out room best practices.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources along with an activity to receive CTLE credit.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform.

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. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 12/13/2021 to 12/17/2021

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The Classroom Educator coursework enables a teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously including the six types of syllables and the five syllable division rules in English. This course is designed for general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, speech and reading specialists, and those seeking to add to their private practice. As one progresses through the course, they will be expected to teach the concepts learned in class. A gradual release model will be used whereby the instructor will demonstrate how to teach concepts, show video clips of concepts being taught, and then, the student will practice teaching the concept to another student in class.

Participants will be sent information on how to access the course the week before the event.

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.

8. Leadership Series: Equity in Grading

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2021 to 3/14/2022

Starting Soon
Building from Joe Feldman's Grading for Equity, leaders are invited to connect with their colleagues around the concept of equitable grading practices. This four-session series will examine how grading became the way it is today (and why that does not serve educators or students); actions educators can take to make their grading practices more accurate; ways to build bias-resistance into grading; and how to make grading more motivational to students.

This offering will be free to any districts that joined the Leadership Academy Seminar Series service.

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. Creating the IEP December 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 12/14/2021 to 12/21/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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*This workshop has two sessions: 12/14/2021 and 12/21/2021, 9:00am -12:00pm.* Creating The IEP - Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Participants will develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers.

10. Safe Space for Every Student - Using Your Safe Space Kit *** Date Changes to 12/14/2021***

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 12/14/2021

Starting Soon
This two-hour workshop provides an in-depth review of the GLSEN Safe Space Kit. Through an assessment of their school climate, participants will develop concrete strategies to support LGBTQ students, educate others about anti-LGBTQ bias, and advocate for changes in their school. Participants leave with an action plan for serving as advocates for and allies to the LGBTQ community.

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

11. Elementary School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 12/16/2021

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on grade level and/or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Thursday, February 17th, 2021
Thursday, April 21st, 2021
Thursday, June 16th, 2021

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.

12. Middle School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Educators

Dates: 12/20/2021

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

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

13. High School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Educators

Dates: 12/21/2021

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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.

14. Blended Learning Series : UDL and Blended Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Teachers, administrator, Tech Integration Specialists

Dates: 1/3/2022 to 1/10/2022

The Blended Learning Series is based off the work of Catlin Tucker. Each session of the series dives deeper into her work developing a blended learning model with technology integration. Participants can choose an individual session in the series or attend all!
This is a hybrid professional development with two parts to each session in the series.
1) Asynchronous Learning Session will be released one week prior to the meeting date. Participants will engage in a pre-recorded tutorial and have access to resources in the Google Classroom. 2) Synchronous Session will be held via Zoom during the hours listed. During the synchronous session, participants will have the opportunities to ask questions, share ideas, learn more about the topic, and collaborate with others in the session.
This session will specifically focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its connection with blended learning and meeting the needs of all learners.
Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform.
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. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 1/3/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

16. Orton-Gillingham Associate Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/3/2022 to 1/7/2022

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending this course.

The Associate level coursework builds upon the content in Classroom Educator and includes teaching vocabulary, Latin, and more advanced concepts. This class will enable the teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously using Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes. It also will refine their writing skills of sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Trainees will also learn to read and interpret a neuropsychological profile. This course is designed for general and special education teachers and those seeking to add to their private practice. Specifically, this level of instruction is designed to allow a teacher/tutor to work one-on-one with a student who has Dyslexia.

Participants will be sent information on how to access the course the week before the event.

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. Creating the IEP January 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 1/4/2022 to 1/11/2022

Meeting Times: 12:00 pm - 3:00pm

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*This workshop has two sessions: 1/4/2022 and 1/11/2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm.* Creating The IEP - Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Participants will develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers.

18. Equity Book Study Series: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: all educators

Dates: 1/6/2022 to 2/3/2022

We initiated the Equity Book Study Series last summer. We are excited to continue this effort through our newly announced Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice. In Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction, including information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships, "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners, and prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.

Zoom meetings at 9AM on Fridays throughout August will be held to cover the text according to the following timeline:
January 6: Welcome, Norming, & Introduction and Chapter 1
January 13: Chapters 2, 3, & 5
January 20: Chapters 4, 6, & 7
February 3: Chapters 8 & 9, and Epilogue

In addition to the Zoom meetings, participants are encouraged to engage on twitter with the hashtag #EdEquityHV. This is a growing community that shares resources and celebrates the successes and efforts towards educational equity throughout the county. Participation in the chat is encouraged but not required.

Participants who register by December 17th will receive a copy of the text. Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Dover, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.

> Participants who register after December 17 will need to purchase their own text.

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.

19. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 1/7/2022

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

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

20. Let's Talk: Facilitating Critical Conversations about Race and Other Topics for Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 1/7/2022

Educators in all settings play a crucial role in helping students talk openly about the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination, and research show us that not talking about race and racism reinforces racist systems and behaviors. Children as young as two years old use race to reason about people's behaviors. Learning how to communicate about such topics as white privilege, police violence, economic inequality and mass incarceration requires practice, and facilitating difficult conversations with children of all ages demands courage and skill. This workshop offers methods for continual self-reflection and use-tomorrow strategies to plan discussions and to facilitate critical conversations with young people.
Participants will:
● Identify strategies and resources to create a positive and respectful learning environment where critical conversations can take place;
● Reflect on personal assumptions and biases and recognize their impact on classroom practice;
● Develop skills and confidence for engaging in and facilitating conversations about race and other critical topics.

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. Leading Sustainable School Districts: A Panel Discussion on the Business of Sustainability

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: District Leadership and Administration

Dates: 1/7/2022

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This interactive panel discussion will provide participants with insight into how two Hudson Valley school districts have made strides into the area for sustainability, resources on initiatives that can help your district meet it's sustainability goals, and perspective on how sustainable initiatives can benefit your district financially, as well as academically.

Topics discussed will include: avenues for funding sustainable projects, exploring sustainable HVAC options, where to get started with solar energy, integrating facilities and curriculum, how sustainable schools promote the health and wellness of students, green transportation and more. Additionally, we'll discuss how your school can earn the distinction of being named a Green Ribbon School by NYSED and the US Department of Education.

Panelists include:
Timothy J. Holmes, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Warwick Valley Central School District
David Spittal, Director of Facilities and Transportation, Putnam Valley Central School District
Sara Madison, Coordinator for the NYSED Office of Facilities Planning
Hannah Morgan, Senior Project Manager for NYSERDA

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

22. MTSS for Academics Series: Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do It: Part Three of a Three Part Series

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Literacy Specialists, School Psychologists, any others interested in acquiring introductory knowledge on instructional matching of interventions.

Dates: 1/10/2022

Meeting Times: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This is the third in a series of three trainings to better understand and implement the MTSS process for Academics. The purpose of this 1/2 day training is to provide introductory knowledge and process on instructional matching: Participants will be able to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions Participants will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem. Participants will learn how to titrate the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction Please note that this is the third part of the same series that was offered in the Summer 2021. If you were unable to attend the MTSS series (Universal Screening, Progress Monitoring, Identifying and Intensifying Interventions) in the summer, this is an opportunity to attend all or parts of the series that you may have missed. Please note that low enrollment may cause this training to be postponed or rescheduled.

23. NYS Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities Online Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 1/11/2022

Meeting Times: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Online

Learn about graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including, 4+1 Pathways, the appeals process, local diploma options, safety net options, the Superintendent Determination, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Multiple graduation pathways allow for individual students' strengths, preferences and interests to be considered which is the basis of quality transition programming and planning. Identification of a Pathway is integral for developing a student's course of study and improving student outcomes.
The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending this course.

The Associate level coursework builds upon the content in Classroom Educator and includes teaching vocabulary, Latin, and more advanced concepts. This class will enable the teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously using Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes. It also will refine their writing skills of sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Trainees will also learn to read and interpret a neuropsychological profile. This course is designed for general and special education teachers and those seeking to add to their private practice. Specifically, this level of instruction is designed to allow a teacher/tutor to work one-on-one with a student who has Dyslexia.

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

25. Teacher Tech Bytes: FlipGrid

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/11/2022

FlipGrid is an amazing video tool to use with teachers, students, and staff. "Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos...together!". Learn how to use and engage with FlipGrid with this fun PD!

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and participate in a FlipGrid for a total of one CTLE credit.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to attend. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform to attend.

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

26. Supporting the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework in Our Schools: An Introduction for Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/11/2022

New York State's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework provides guidelines for education stakeholders to create the systems and environment our students need to succeed. This introductory session provides administrators with an introduction to the framework and its implications for leading, teaching, and learning.
Participants will:
- understand culturally responsive-sustaining mindsets
- explore each of the four principles: Welcoming and Affirming Environment, High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction, Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment, and Ongoing Professional Learning
- discuss with colleagues how to bring the framework to life in our districts and schools

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

27. Next Generation Mathematics: You've got Questions? We've got Standards!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 1/11/2022

The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (NGMLS) are designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor.

This workshop will present and discuss resources to evaluate existing lessons and units for alignment to the new standards, discuss the importance of the vertical alignment of the mathematical practices and provide some exemplar assessments that are aligned to the NGMLS for teachers to use in their own classrooms.

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.

28. School Librarians' Professional Learning Network

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 1/11/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with school librarians from across the county. Agendas will include opportunities for both planned (ex. NY Project Hope) and spontaneous topics of conversation (30 minutes). Participants will break into groups based on elementary or secondary (60 minutes). The network meetings will take place four to five times a year for now. We will consider adding additional dates if needed - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - NY Project Hope

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - TBD

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - TBD

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 -TBD

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. How to be an Ally in the Classroom

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 1/12/2022

When students and colleagues experience oppression based on their identities, being there sometimes just isn't enough. In this workshop, participants learn more about how to be a partner in empowerment for marginalized students and colleagues. In this introspective and interactive workshop, our activities and resources will help you learn more about the importance of self-identity in having complex identity-based conversations with students and colleagues.
Participants will:
● Understand the role identity plays in allyship.
● Analyze motives for becoming an ally.
● Gain strategies for becoming an effective ally to students and colleagues.

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

30. Building Better Engineers: How to Improve Student Mastery through Design Challenges

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 STEM Educators

Dates: 1/13/2022 to 2/16/2022

What does it mean to truly engage student in engineering design within the classroom? How can the iterative process and associated engineering practices promote critical thinking skills in students? How can we design the ideal engineering activity to push student thinking and achievement forward? Come together in this Learn, Create, Share workshop as we discuss the answers to these questions and more. Session #1 will provide the context and foundational knowledge to better integrating engineering design into your classroom. Intersession time will be spent by designing your own engineering challenge for an upcoming unit of study in your classroom. Session #2 will provide all attendees an opportunity to discuss, examine and critique these design tasks in order to prepare them for implementation.

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.

31. Adapting Science for English Language Learners - Session #1

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 1/18/2022

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The language demands that the average science curriculum places on our students can be unique problems of practice that must be addressed. These challenges can especially create obstacles for our English Language learning population. The new NYS Science Learning Standards and three dimensional instruction techniques provide us an opportunity to shift instruction in a way that helps break down these obstacles and make science accessible to ALL of our students. In this four part series, we will examine how to shift the focus of our daily instruction to meet students where they are in their journey with scientific language while creating more avenues for them to make their thinking and learning visible.

Series Schedule (all sessions are scheduled from 4:00 until 6:00pm):
Session #1 (1/18/2022): How Three Dimensional Instruction Makes Science Accessible to MORE Students
Session #2 (2/23/2022): Planning for Instructional Shifts to Meet the Needs of ELL Populations
Session #3 (3/17/2022): Adapting Curriculum for ALL Students
Session #4 (4/19/2022): Building Fair Assessments

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

32. Elementary School Building Leader Network: Meeting 3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Building Leaders

Dates: 1/20/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Elementary 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 Elementary School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 23, 2021
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 24, 2022
May 19, 2022

All meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

33. Social Justice 101 for Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 1/21/2022

This interactive workshop introduces participants to Learning for Justice's Social Justice Standards. Participants will discuss classroom and school conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After learning the standards and exploring ready-to-use materials, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their teams, programs, and classrooms.
Participants will:
● Incorporate the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
● Speak up-and teach students to speak up-against bias and injustice;
● Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.

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. Middle School Building Leader Network: Meeting 3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 1/24/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide 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.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 20, 2021
November 15, 2021
January 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
May 16, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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.

35. Speak Up at School

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 1/24/2022

It's happened to many of us. We find ourselves in a situation where a student or colleague uses biased language, and we don't respond because we don't know what to say. This workshop is for educators who want to develop the skills to speak up against biased language themselves and who want to help their students find the courage to speak up too.
Participants will:
● Define and identify biased language in order to recognize it on campus;
● Gain tools and strategies to prepare you to speak up against prejudice, bias and stereotypes at school;
● Know how to prepare students to speak up against prejudice, bias and stereotypes at school

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

36. High School Building Leader Network: Meeting 3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Building Leaders

Dates: 1/25/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide High 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 High School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 21, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 25, 2022
March 15, 2022
May 24, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

37. Teacher Tech Bytes: Padlet

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/25/2022

Padlet is a free, virtual bulletin board that students and families can engage in sharing of information and participating in activities all in one place on the web. Padlet is "the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world!". Please join us for this one hour tutorial and classroom of resources.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and participate in a Padlet for a total of one CTLE credit.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to attend. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform to attend.

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

38. Meaningful Math Middle School: Three-Act Tasks

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/25/2022

Three-act tasks provide students with engaging, real-life situations which encourage mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and metacognitive reflection to build students' problem solving skills. In this session, we will examine the structure and use of these tasks as well as where to find them and how to create your own.

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. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites" - Handwriting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 1/25/2022

New
There are times the stresses of teaching make you feel a bit like a zombie. Renew and refresh yourself with elementary literacy brain bites. Spend 90 minutes exploring a morsel of literacy research and its implications for our practice. Walk away with new ideas for your classroom and a fresh outlook!

Handwriting is an often neglected aspect of writing. Learn what research says about why it matters and share best practices for instruction.

40. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/27/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

41. Meaningful Math High School: Three-Act Tasks

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/27/2022

Three-act tasks provide students with engaging, real-life situations which encourage mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and metacognitive reflection to build students' problem solving skills. In this session, we will examine the structure and use of these tasks as well as where to find them and how to create your own.

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

42. Orton-Gillingham Associate Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 2/9/2022

Closed
The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending this course.

The Associate level coursework builds upon the content in Classroom Educator and includes teaching vocabulary, Latin, and more advanced concepts. This class will enable the teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously using Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes. It also will refine their writing skills of sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Trainees will also learn to read and interpret a neuropsychological profile. This course is designed for general and special education teachers and those seeking to add to their private practice. Specifically, this level of instruction is designed to allow a teacher/tutor to work one-on-one with a student who has Dyslexia.

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

43. Creating the IEP February 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 2/2/2022 to 2/9/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

New
*This workshop has two sessions: 2/2/2022 and 2/9/2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm.* Creating The IEP - Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Participants will develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers.
Please join us for an informational session with the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library, TBBL. Jane Bentley, TBBL Librarian, will provide an overview of services, focusing on free audio and braille resources available to students with print disabilities. Discover how students qualify for service and how educators can access materials on behalf of eligible students.

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for residents in Upstate New York who have difficulty reading standard print due to blindness, low vision, a physical disability, or a reading disability. TBBL's service includes free circulation of audio and braille books and magazines through the US Postal Service, long-term loan of playback equipment, and access to a free online downloading service called Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD).

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

45. Agency 101 - Connecting Individuals to Adult Services, Virtual Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 2/3/2022

Meeting Times: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

46. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 2/4/2022

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

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

47. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 2/7/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

48. Teacher Tech Bytes: Student Agency with Google Tools

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/8/2022

You've worked tirelessly to gain skills using technology during the pandemic. Those skills will not go to waste! Take those skills and move to the next level with this asynchronous offering.

This class will dive into developing and fostering leadership skills in students where group projects, powerful presentations, and true collaboration that deems students in charge of their own learning paths! Student agency refers to learning through activities that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers.

This asynchronous offering consists of videos and other material as well as an activity to complete for CTLE credit. Participants will have one week to complete the course.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform.

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. Exploring the Principles of the CRSE Framework: A Welcoming and Affirming Environment

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/8/2022

There are many ways to create a welcoming and affirming environment where people can find themselves represented and reflected and understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity. Join us as we explore resources and share ideas for leading schools that embody this principle of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework.
Participants will:
- reflect on how a school environment is experienced and created - connect to resources for promoting a welcoming and affirming environment - share ideas and practices for implementation with other administrators

50. How to Talk About Race: Beginning with Self

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 2/8/2022 to 3/15/2022

A six-week course designed to engage participants in conversations about race and racism. The first course in a series of 3 courses focuses on you and provides practical tools for anti-racist work personally and professionally.

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.

51. Powerful Practices in Science: Using Question Formulation Technique

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 2/9/2022

New
Implementing the new NYS Science Learning Standards requires teachers to build student mastery of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) with intention. While some of these practices have already saturated science curriculum and pedagogy years ago, others require us to innovate within our classroom in order to help students build their skills. The Powerful Practices in Science series is an opportunity for teachers to learn and experience a specific, research-proven instructional strategy that can be implemented in their classroom immediately. Each session focuses on one practice intended to directly build student confidence with one SEP.

In this session we will be focusing on implementing Question Formulation Technique (QFT) as a means of building student confidence with the SEP of Asking Questions and Defining Problems. Participants will receive an overview to QFT, discuss best practices, experience the process and have time to discuss how to implement it as soon as the next day.

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

52. Social Justice 101 for Educators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 2/9/2022

This interactive workshop introduces participants to Learning for Justice's Social Justice Standards. Participants will discuss classroom and school conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After learning the standards and exploring ready-to-use materials, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their teams, programs, and classrooms.
Participants will:
● Incorporate the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
● Speak up-and teach students to speak up-against bias and injustice;
● Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.

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.
The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator training is a mandatory pre-requisite for attending this course.

The Associate level coursework builds upon the content in Classroom Educator and includes teaching vocabulary, Latin, and more advanced concepts. This class will enable the teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously using Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes. It also will refine their writing skills of sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Trainees will also learn to read and interpret a neuropsychological profile. This course is designed for general and special education teachers and those seeking to add to their private practice. Specifically, this level of instruction is designed to allow a teacher/tutor to work one-on-one with a student who has Dyslexia.

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

54. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites": Grammar Rules!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary teachers

Dates: 2/15/2022

New
Grammar doesn't have to be dull - as a matter of fact it shouldn't be! Language can be a game-changer and you can help students find ways to communicate their ideas clearly and powerfully. Join us as we explore the research and uncover some ideas for empowering students in grammar and usage.

55. Safe Schools for Every Student: LGBTQ Inclusion for Elementary Educators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 2/15/2022

New
This session is an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, including basic terms and resources. It builds by asking educators to explore and compare their earliest messages about people who are different from themselves, to explore how those messages came about, and to understand the origins of our personally-held bias. The experience will conclude with an opportunity to discuss solutions to LGBT-related challenges in their schools, and to build confidence in participant's abilities to meet the needs of and advocate for LGBT students.

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. Elementary School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 2/17/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on grade level and/or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Thursday, February 17th, 2021
Thursday, April 21st, 2021
Thursday, June 16th, 2021

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.
You've worked tirelessly to gain skills using technology during the pandemic. Those skills will not go to waste! Take those skills and move to the next level with this asynchronous offering.

This class will dive into using Google Slides, YouTube, collaboration tools, and creative curriculum ideas to enhance your current curricula.

This asynchronous offering consists of videos and other material as well as an activity to complete for CTLE credit. Participants will have one week to complete the course.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform.

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

58. Adapting Science for English Language Learners - Session #2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 2/23/2022

New
The language demands that the average science curriculum places on our students can be unique problems of practice that must be addressed. These challenges can especially create obstacles for our English Language learning population. The new NYS Science Learning Standards and three dimensional instruction techniques provide us an opportunity to shift instruction in a way that helps break down these obstacles and make science accessible to ALL of our students. In this four part series, we will examine how to shift the focus of our daily instruction to meet students where they are in their journey with scientific language while creating more avenues for them to make their thinking and learning visible.

Series Schedule (all sessions are scheduled from 4:00 until 6:00pm):
Session #1 (1/18/2022): How Three Dimensional Instruction Makes Science Accessible to MORE Students
Session #2 (2/23/2022): Planning for Instructional Shifts to Meet the Needs of ELL Populations
Session #3 (3/17/2022): Adapting Curriculum for ALL Students
Session #4 (4/19/2022): Building Fair Assessments

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

59. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/24/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

60. Middle School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 3

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/28/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

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

61. Creating the IEP March 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/2/2022 to 3/9/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

New
*This workshop has two sessions: 3/2/2022 and 3/9/2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm.* Creating The IEP - Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Participants will develop and begin implementation of a quality IEP with effective Specially Designed Instruction resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities and effective collaboration with the general education teachers.

62. Biomimicry: Inspiring & Engaging Students While Linking Science, Engineering, ELA & the Arts

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/3/2022 to 3/10/2022

Are you looking for a way to inspire the next generation of designers, engineers, artists, planners, public policymakers, and citizens?

Biomimicry is a rapidly growing discipline that offers educators an interdisciplinary platform to connect subjects to one another and to the real world beyond classroom walls. It supports the goals of NYSSLS and STEAM and offers solution-based thinking while inspiring young people with a sense of the possible. It weaves together science, art and technology and offers a compelling model of relevancy because biomimicry will be part of many of the jobs of the future. Biomimicry also provides a plethora of literature for linking ELA to science and the Reading Standards for Literature.

The essential question we will address is "How can learning from nature change our thinking and our world?" The workshop will focus on:




• Principles of Biomimicry



• Biomimicry Case Studies and product application



• The Omega Center for Sustainability (a local biomimicry systems model)



• Structure and function in nature and design



• The Biomimicry Design Process

Participants will also participate in multiple activities that can be replicated in their classroom including a mini Design Challenge. They will be introduced to AskNature and the resources available through the BEN (Biomimicry Educators Network). Time will be set aside to talk about the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge which is open to middle, high and college students.

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.

63. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 3/4/2022

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

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

64. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/7/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

65. Exploring the Principles of the CRSE Framework: Fostering High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2022

We always seek to foster high expectations and rigorous instruction in all classrooms for all students. Examining how the lens of equity and inclusion impacts our expectations and practices is at the heart of this principle of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework.
Participants will:
- reflect on what it means to set high expectations and offer rigorous instruction to all students regardless of identity markers - connect to resources for promoting a instruction that is both rigorous and culturally sustaining - share ideas and practices for implementation with other administrators

66. School Librarians' Professional Learning Network

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 3/8/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with school librarians from across the county. Agendas will include opportunities for both planned (ex. NY Project Hope) and spontaneous topics of conversation (30 minutes). Participants will break into groups based on elementary or secondary (60 minutes). The network meetings will take place four to five times a year for now. We will consider adding additional dates if needed - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - NY Project Hope

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - TBD

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Project Look Sharp

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 -TBD

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.

67. High School Building Leader Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Building Leaders

Dates: 3/15/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide High 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 High School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 21, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 25, 2022
March 15, 2022
May 24, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

68. Safe Schools for Every Student: LGBTQ Inclusion for Secondary Educators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 3/15/2022

New
This session is an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, including basic terms and resources. It builds by asking educators to explore and compare their earliest messages about people who are different from themselves, to explore how those messages came about, and to understand the origins of our personally-held bias. The experience will conclude with an opportunity to discuss solutions to LGBT-related challenges in their schools, and to build confidence in participant's abilities to meet the needs of and advocate for LGBT students.

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

69. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites" - Can I SPELL it out for you?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2022

New
There are times the stresses of teaching make you feel a bit like a zombie. Renew and refresh yourself with elementary literacy brain bites. Spend 90 minutes exploring a morsel of literacy research and its implications for our practice. Walk away with new ideas for your classroom and a fresh outlook!

Spelling. Whether you love it or hate it, spelling is an important aspect of children's literacy development - it impacts both reading and writing. Let's uncover what we know to be best in practices in teaching spelling.

70. Adapting Science for English Language Learners - Session #3

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 3/17/2022

New
The language demands that the average science curriculum places on our students can be unique problems of practice that must be addressed. These challenges can especially create obstacles for our English Language learning population. The new NYS Science Learning Standards and three dimensional instruction techniques provide us an opportunity to shift instruction in a way that helps break down these obstacles and make science accessible to ALL of our students. In this four part series, we will examine how to shift the focus of our daily instruction to meet students where they are in their journey with scientific language while creating more avenues for them to make their thinking and learning visible.

Series Schedule (all sessions are scheduled from 4:00 until 6:00pm):
Session #1 (1/18/2022): How Three Dimensional Instruction Makes Science Accessible to MORE Students
Session #2 (2/23/2022): Planning for Instructional Shifts to Meet the Needs of ELL Populations
Session #3 (3/17/2022): Adapting Curriculum for ALL Students
Session #4 (4/19/2022): Building Fair Assessments

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

71. Middle School Building Leader Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 3/21/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide 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.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 20, 2021
November 15, 2021
January 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
May 16, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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.

72. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/24/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

73. Elementary School Building Leader Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Building Leaders

Dates: 3/24/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Elementary 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 Elementary School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 23, 2021
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 24, 2022
May 19, 2022

All meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

74. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 4/4/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

75. Exploring the Principles of the CRSE Framework: Identifying Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 4/5/2022

Selecting curriculum and assessments that are aligned to standards as well as representative and valuing of students' cultures requires careful consideration. Actualizing this principle of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework means developing and supporting a critical lens that seeks to go beyond inclusion to the affirmation and valuation of diverse identities.
Participants will:
- reflect on current curriculum and assessment as well as tools used to audit or select materials - connect to resources for assessing and selecting curriculum - share ideas and practices for implementation with other administrators

76. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 4/8/2022

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

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

77. Safe Schools for Every Student: LGBTQ Inclusion for Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 4/19/2022

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This session is an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, including basic terms and resources. It builds by asking educators to explore and compare their earliest messages about people who are different from themselves, to explore how those messages came about, and to understand the origins of our personally-held bias. The experience will conclude with an opportunity to discuss solutions to LGBT-related challenges in their schools, and to build confidence in participant's abilities to meet the needs of and advocate for LGBT students.

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

78. High School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Educators

Dates: 4/19/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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

79. Adapting Science for English Language Learners - Session #4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 4/19/2022

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The language demands that the average science curriculum places on our students can be unique problems of practice that must be addressed. These challenges can especially create obstacles for our English Language learning population. The new NYS Science Learning Standards and three dimensional instruction techniques provide us an opportunity to shift instruction in a way that helps break down these obstacles and make science accessible to ALL of our students. In this four part series, we will examine how to shift the focus of our daily instruction to meet students where they are in their journey with scientific language while creating more avenues for them to make their thinking and learning visible.

Series Schedule (all sessions are scheduled from 4:00 until 6:00pm):
Session #1 (1/18/2022): How Three Dimensional Instruction Makes Science Accessible to MORE Students
Session #2 (2/23/2022): Planning for Instructional Shifts to Meet the Needs of ELL Populations
Session #3 (3/17/2022): Adapting Curriculum for ALL Students
Session #4 (4/19/2022): Building Fair Assessments

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

80. Equity Book Study Series: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation by Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: all educators

Dates: 4/20/2022 to 6/8/2022

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While efforts to achieve equity in education are prominent in school districts across this country, the effective implementation that results in meaningful change remains elusive. Even with access to compelling theories and approaches such as multicultural education, culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant instruction, culturally sustaining pedagogy, schools still struggle to implement equitable change that reshapes the academic experiences of students marginalized by the prevailing history, culture, and traditions in public education. Instead of getting it right with equity implementation, many schools and districts remain trapped in a cycle of equity dysfunction. In Belonging through a Culture of Dignity, Cobb and Krownapple argue that the cause of these struggles are largely based on the failure to consider the foundational elements upon which educational equity is based, belonging and dignity.

Zoom meetings will be held to cover the text according to the following timeline:
April 20: Welcome and Norming
April 27: Chapters 1, 2, and 3
May 4: Chapters 4 and 5
May 11: Chapter 6
May 18: Chapter 7
May 25: Chapter 8
June 8: Next Steps

Participants who register by April 6th will receive a copy of the text. Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Dover, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.

> Participants who register after April 6th will need to purchase their own text.

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.

81. Powerful Practices in Science: Diagramming Systems for Deeper Understanding

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 4/20/2022

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Implementing the new NYS Science Learning Standards requires teachers to build student mastery of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) with intention. While some of these practices have already saturated science curriculum and pedagogy years ago, others require us to innovate within our classroom in order to help students build their skills. The Powerful Practices in Science series is an opportunity for teachers to learn and experience a specific, research-proven instructional strategy that can be implemented in their classroom immediately. Each session focuses on one practice intended to directly build student confidence with one SEP.

In this session we will be focusing on how students can use the System Diagramming process to make sense of complex inter-related variables. This is all in-service of improving students skill with the SEP of Developing and Using Models. Participants will receive an overview to System Diagramming, discuss best practices, experience a sample lesson that explores ecological relationships and have time to discuss how to implement it as soon as the next day.

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

82. Elementary School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 4/21/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on grade level and/or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Thursday, February 17th, 2021
Thursday, April 21st, 2021
Thursday, June 16th, 2021

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.

83. Middle School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Educators

Dates: 4/25/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

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

84. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/28/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

85. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/2/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

86. School Librarians' Professional Learning Network

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 5/3/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with school librarians from across the county. Agendas will include opportunities for both planned (ex. NY Project Hope) and spontaneous topics of conversation (30 minutes). Participants will break into groups based on elementary or secondary (60 minutes). The network meetings will take place four to five times a year for now. We will consider adding additional dates if needed - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - NY Project Hope

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - TBD

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - TBD

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 -TBD

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.

87. You Are What You Read: Equity in Classroom Libraries

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Classroom teachers (with class libraries)

Dates: 5/3/2022

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We strive to create equitable learning environments in our classrooms. Each choice we make impacts how welcoming our environment is - right down to the books in our classroom libraries. Join with other educators as we learn about tools to help us audit our classroom libraries and ways to involve our students as active participants in designing a collection of books that reflects their needs, values, and culture.

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.

88. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/6/2022

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

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

89. Exploring the Principles of the CRSE Framework: Ongoing Professional Learning

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/10/2022

Teaching and learning is an adaptive process that needs constant reexamination. Adult-learners continue to develop and sharpen a critically conscious lens toward instruction, curriculum, assessment, history, culture, and institutions. This growth can be promoted through guided opportunities but must be self-directed as well.
Participants will:
- reflect on opportunities for continued ongoing professional learning around culturally responsive-sustaining education - connect to resources for continued self-study and growth - share ideas and practices for implementation with other administrators

90. Middle School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/16/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide 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.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 20, 2021
November 15, 2021
January 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
May 16, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

91. Safe Space for Every Student - Using Your Safe Space Kit

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Dates: 5/17/2022

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This two-hour workshop provides an in-depth review of the GLSEN Safe Space Kit. Through an assessment of their school climate, participants will develop concrete strategies to support LGBTQ students, educate others about anti-LGBTQ bias, and advocate for changes in their school. Participants leave with an action plan for serving as advocates for and allies to the LGBTQ community.

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

92. Elementary School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Building Leaders

Dates: 5/19/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Elementary 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 Elementary School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 23, 2021
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 24, 2022
May 19, 2022

All meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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

93. High School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/24/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide High 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 High School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 21, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 25, 2022
March 15, 2022
May 24, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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.

94. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/26/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

95. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/3/2022

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

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

96. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/6/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field

97. Elementary School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary educators

Dates: 6/16/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on grade level and/or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Thursday, February 17th, 2021
Thursday, April 21st, 2021
Thursday, June 16th, 2021

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

98. Middle School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Educators

Dates: 6/20/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

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.

99. High School Educators' Professional Learning Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Educators

Dates: 6/21/2022

This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with teachers from across the county. Agendas will contain opportunities for both planned and spontaneous topics of conversation. Participants will break into groups based on subject or area of specialization. These network meetings will take place every other month - come to any or all!

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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.