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1. Best Practices for Screening for Academic Deficits: Effective Assessment for Improving Instructional Practice

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 12/1/2020 to 12/15/2020

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We hope this workshop offers you insight, suggestions, and encouragement in creating best practices in screening for academic deficits. This two-part opportunity is to provide participants with an overview of universal screening and how to adopt the practice within their educational organization. We will work together synchronously for an hour. Then, you will have two weeks to complete some work on your own. We will then gather together again to discuss and share findings and solutions. A ZOOM Link will be sent out prior to our first class.

2. NYSAA Test Administrator Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers administering the NYS Alternate Assessment

Dates: 12/2/2020

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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 PRINT THE ATTACHED MATERIALS FOR MODULES 1-4 PRIOR TO TRAINING
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XVgeiQTy5v7HL7swlol3qWcjAqegjwJN

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

3. EdTech Q & A and FAQ by Model Schools - Google Forms

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 12/2/2020

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Amy Carr, EdTech enthusiast and model schools staff specialist hosts topic specific sessions to help teachers and administrators navigate through online teaching tools. Join these LIVE sessions to ask questions and connect in real time to combat any question (there are no silly questions in this new teaching environment)! Don't see a topic listed that you need help with? Submit a suggestion at this link: https://forms.gle/WCjE8zLmU9xsNkvt6

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

4. Equity Book Study PLN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/2/2020

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The Equity Book Study PLN is designed for educators that have either participated in a BOCES or in-district equity book study and would like to collaborate and brainstorm with colleagues across the county. Together we will share actions we have taken based on our learning, discuss barriers we have faced, and brainstorm solutions for next steps.

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

5. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 12/3/2020

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TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other 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.

6. Blended Learning Playbook Series: Engaging Tasks

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 12 Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 12/10/2020

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This is session three of a series of five blended learning experiences, in which participants will learn, consider, and share techniques and best practices in tailoring the "school experience." Sessions will address the demands of the virtual and hybrid learning environments while maintaining a focus on students and research-based instructional practices.

- Engaging Tasks: What does it mean to truly be engaged in learning? This session will examine the conditions needed for optimal student engagement focusing on the functions of engagement, task design, and use of technology tools.

Participants will join a Google Classroom where they will access asynchronous content (approximately ninety minutes of independent learning) prior to a synchronous Zoom session.

7. Engage students with CODING for Computer Science Week December 7-13th!

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 12/7/2020

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Need some engagement tools to reignite students? No previous knowledge of computer science is necessary! Bring coding to your students in a remote or hybrid environment with Code.org! Grace Hopper's birthday (local CS woman pioneer from VASSAR) is now known to celebrate computer science week. Come learn about all the FREE activities you can bring to your students and integrate them into your Google Classrooms (or other platforms).
Participants will leave knowing more about the Hour of Code, Code.org, and accessing information for classroom, building, or district level initiative information. Visit https://www.csedweek.org/
At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. EVI & EDI

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00pm

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Here's an overview on how best to teach vocabulary. We recommend using the components and delivery methods of explicit direct instruction to guide your students toward mastery and success of vocabulary acquisition. This will be taught synchronously online. A Zoom Link will be sent prior to the class.

9. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 12/7/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: HELD REMOTELY

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

10. Learn, Create, and Share: Independent Student Learning Using Choice Boards

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/9/2020

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Choice Boards in Google Slides or Google Docs can transform student independent or partner learning. Students are able to pick their learning pathway and find personal motivation for learning through choice! Learn some tricks to ease creation by using templates and sharing with colleagues.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial (approximately a half hour)and work independently to create your own (approximately an hour) asynchronously. Participants will then attend a Live wrap-up Q&A session(half hour) for a total of 2 CTLE credits.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. MS/HS Science Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #2)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2020

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The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Science classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 3:00pm

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. Enrollment Data in Level 1

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 12/7/2020

Data Service
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Data visualizations of enrollment data and historical enrollment data. Review of main CRCD (Civil Rights Data Collection) groups: Gender, Income, Ell Eligibility, home language survey results, Special education, race/ethnicity.




• Leverage the information that is in Level 1: share it with stakeholders in a meaningful and streamlined way



• Branding



• Data story telling



• Communicate your district's vision through data

No cost for two participants from each district, who are subscribed to the Data CoSer. $25 per person after the first two participants [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Newburgh, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

Non Members of the Data CoSer $25 per person

***It would be sensible to have a Level 1 log on if you are attending!!!***

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. Academic Collaborative Forum for Instructional Leaders - Tuesday Dates (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 6/8/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00pm - 500pm

DATES: 9/15/20, 9/29/20, 10/13/20, 10/27/20, 11/10/20, 12/8/20, 1/5/21, 1/19/21, 2/2/21, 2/16/21, 3/2/21, 3/16/21, 4/13/21, 4/27/21, 5/11/21, 5/25/21, 6/8/21 (17 sessions) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
**Are you an instructional leader? **A literacy coach? **A reading specialist? **A general education teacher looking for more explicit instructional strategies? **A special education teacher wanting more evidence-based interventions? **A CSE team member needing more support in developing IEP goals? Join us virtually from 4:00-5:00 every two weeks.
Participants will: **explore important topics in evidence-based literacy and specially designed instruction practices **analyze processes for data collection and data-based decision making **review the development and quality of IEP goals
This is a great opportunity to: **network and share **create ideas **revise and/or expand teaching practices **re-imagine curriculum tool kits with supportive colleagues across four counties.

14. Function Based Behavior Supports

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists and Administrators

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Zoom

This workshop will provide a foundation for utilizing function based thinking in the school environment. Educators will have the opportunity to review a scientific approach to behavioral supports. The workshop will utilize a blended delivery model. All participants will attend opening and closing live Zoom sessions from 4:00 PM - 5PM on Tuesday, 12/8/2020 and from 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, 12/15/2020. The course work between the live sessions will be asynchronous via Google Classroom. All relevant links will be emailed prior to the course start date

15. Google 2: Marie Kondo your Google Classroom: Organize for Maximum Efficiency

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 12/10/2020

The full Google 2 experience is 8 sessions long. You may choose to come to some or all 8 sessions. If you engage in all 8 sessions you will be prepared for the Level 2 Certification exam (voucher codes and registration are not part of this course).
In this session, participants will
Learn how to create a portal for your class.
Learn how to use Google Blogger to gather more ideas.
Use Google tools to update and share classroom information with ease.
Learn how to use digital portfolios to house student work
Participants will have access to resources in each session to broaden their skills in teaching and learning using Google products.
Upon registering, participants will receive information needed to participate. This entire session is work at your own pace and asynchronous. Participants have the entire week to engage in PD at his/her own pace.
In addition, presenters will be available for one "office hour" synchronous via Google Meet held on December 10th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. This opportunity will allow participants to connect with ER staff and other participants to ask questions and share what they have learned.
All asynchronous work will have a due date of 12/15 in order to receive CTLE credit.
Google Meet link found inside of our Google Classroom.

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

16. Using Nearpod to Engage Students in Hybrid or Remote Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 12/8/2020

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Nearpod is an amazing software that can be used in any instructional format and can enhance instruction and engage learners. Nearpod has thousands of pre-made lessons OR you can use your existing slide decks and bring them to life!
Participants will leave knowing how Nearpod can be used in both asynchronous and synchronous learning as well as how to use the activities.
At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. Blended Learning Playbook Series: Creating Your Toolkit

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 12 Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

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This is session four of a series of five blended learning experiences, in which participants will learn, consider, and share techniques and best practices in tailoring the "school experience." Sessions will address the demands of the virtual and hybrid learning environments while maintaining a focus on students and research-based instructional practices.

- Creating Your Toolkit: What works, works. However, we may need to re-imagine how we approach our instructional framework. In this session, we will look at ways to adapt proven teaching techniques to virtual and hybrid learning environments.

Participants will join a Google Classroom where they will access asynchronous content (approximately ninety minutes of independent learning) prior to the synchronous Zoom session.

18. How to Use Backwards Planning to Design Instruction and Assessment in Google Classroom: ELA Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: secondary ELA educators

Dates: 12/8/2020

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In this session teachers will view, discuss and experience blended learning approaches designed to promote student engagement and inquiry using a sample ELA instructional cycle in Google Classroom.

The session will demonstrate ways to use "Backwards by Design” principles to plan synchronous and asynchronous instruction and assessment using engaging, student friendly examples of lesson and assignment tasks.

In the session participants will:
● Engage in example lesson segments designed to involve and intrigue learners using an ELA unit.
● Explore ways to extend student's learning using Google Classroom assignments, materials and apps like Kami and Flipgrid as well as "Making Thinking Visible” routines.
● Discuss and reflect on aspects of the unit's instruction and assessment that support and extend student learning.

19. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 12/8/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the Health and Physical Education teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Save these dates!
October 20, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 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

20. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 3 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 12/8/2020

Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings featuring roundtable discussions, book studies, and the infusion of pertinent information. As per the results of this year's survey, elementary building leaders will meet monthly to share best leadership practices and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Distance Learning
- Equity
- Trauma-informed practices
- Time usage/management
- Curriculum and instruction
- Books of group interest

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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. Academic Collaborative Forum for Instructional Leaders - Wednesday Dates (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/9/2020 to 6/9/2021

Meeting Times: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

DATES: 9/16/20, 9/30/20, 10/14/20, 10/28/20, 12/9/20, 1/6/21, 1/20/21, 2/3/21, 2/17/21, 3/3/21, 3/17/21, 4/14/21, 4/28/21, 5/12/21, 5/26/21, 6/9/21 (16 sessions) 1:00pm - 2:00pm
**Are you an instructional leader? **A literacy coach? **A reading specialist? **A general education teacher looking for more explicit instructional strategies? **A special education teacher wanting more evidence-based interventions? **A CSE team member needing more support in developing IEP goals? Join us virtually from 1:00-2:00 every two weeks.
Participants will: **explore important topics in evidence-based literacy and specially designed instruction practices **analyze processes for data collection and data-based decision making **review the development and quality of IEP goals
This is a great opportunity to: **network and share **create ideas **revise and/or expand teaching practices **re-imagine curriculum tool kits with supportive colleagues across four counties.

22. NYSAA Test Administrator Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers administering the NYS Alternate Assessment

Dates: 12/9/2020

New
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 PRINT THE ATTACHED MATERIALS FOR MODULES 1-4 PRIOR TO TRAINING
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XVgeiQTy5v7HL7swlol3qWcjAqegjwJN

You will be sent the link to join this virtual training the day before.

23. How to Use Backwards Planning to Design Instruction and Assessment in Google Classroom: Social Studies Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: secondary Social Studies educators

Dates: 12/9/2020

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In this session teachers will view, discuss and experience blended learning approaches designed to promote student engagement and inquiry using a sample Social Studies instructional cycle in Google Classroom.

The session will demonstrate ways to use "Backwards by Design” principles to plan synchronous and asynchronous instruction and assessment using engaging, student friendly examples of lesson and assignment tasks.

In the session participants will:
● Engage in example lesson segments designed to involve and intrigue learners using a Social Studies unit.
● Explore ways to extend student's learning using Google Classroom assignments, materials and apps like Kami and Flipgrid as well as "Making Thinking Visible” routines.
● Discuss and reflect on aspects of the unit's instruction and assessment that support and extend student learning.

24. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites" - Handwriting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 12/9/2020

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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 an hour 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.

25. Tips for Incorporating Transition into the Virtual Learning Environment: Part 2 - Self-Determination (4 Part Series)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

This is a four-part series that will focus on key transition components and how they can contribute to virtual learning for all students. Part 1 of the series is an overview of the how transition planning can enhance students' academic performance. Part 2 will focus on incorporating self-determination skill building into instruction for students to become involved in their own education and beyond. Part 3 will enable participants to discover their students' preferences, strength and needs through assessments to inform instructional strategies and IEP development. Part 4 will showcase the CDOS Learning Standards (K-12) that can bridge the classroom to the world of work and allow students to connect content to real world situations to enhance their learning. Participants will receive tips, strategies and activities that they can use for daily virtual lessons. Part 1 (November 12th), Part 2 (December 10th), Part 3 (January 7th), Part 4 (February 25th). To participate in the series, please register for all 4 parts individually or only for those you choose.

26. Blended Learning Playbook Series: Ensuring Continued Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 12 Teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

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This is the last of a series of five blended learning experiences, in which participants will learn, consider, and share techniques and best practices in tailoring the "school experience." Sessions will address the demands of the virtual and hybrid learning environments while maintaining a focus on students and research-based instructional practices.

- Ensuring Continued Success: Leverage what you already know about feedback, assessment, and grading to adapt to our new modalities. This session will focus on important considerations in these areas and adjusting instruction strategically.

Participants will join a Google Classroom where they will access asynchronous content (approximately ninety minutes of independent learning) the week prior to the synchronous Zoom session.

27. How to Use Backwards Planning to Design Instruction and Assessment in Google Classroom: Science Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: secondary Social Studies educators

Dates: 12/10/2020

New
In this session teachers will view, discuss and experience blended learning approaches designed to promote student engagement and inquiry using a sample Science instructional cycle in Google Classroom.

The session will demonstrate ways to use "Backwards by Design” principles to plan synchronous and asynchronous instruction and assessment using engaging, student friendly examples of lesson and assignment tasks.

In the session participants will:
● Engage in example lesson segments designed to involve and intrigue learners using a Science unit.
● Explore ways to extend student's learning using Google Classroom assignments, materials and apps like Kami and Flipgrid as well as "Making Thinking Visible” routines.
● Discuss and reflect on aspects of the unit's instruction and assessment that support and extend student learning.

28. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 3 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 12/11/2020

Being a high school principal can be an isolating position. Even though other capable administrators, teachers, and staff are part of the team, the sole authority is on you to lead your building. Connecting with other principals who have similar experiences offers an opportunity to harness the collective intelligence, defining and sharing strengths to address the challenges and opportunities we face.

These eight facilitated meetings will provide that forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices and provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to enhance professional growth and networking. Topics for learning and discussion may include: equity, distance learning, trauma-informed practices, matters of curriculum and instruction, and specific topics of interest generated by the group.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30 on the 2nd Friday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants).

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. Explicit Direct Instruction - an eight module asynchronous workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/14/2020 to 12/18/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00pm on 12/14 - 4:00pm on 12/18

Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this 9-hour training (asynchronous work on Google Classroom), participants will learn the key components of Explicit Direct Instruction, a research based framework for developing and delivering classroom lessons to students of all abilities which has proven to be especially effective for students with disabilities. Participants will leave with a portfolio of specific strategies they can immediately implement in their classrooms, as well as the tools for creating lessons across all content areas that are engaging, rigorous and effective. *Participants are asked to bring a lesson completed in the recent past to develop as an Explicit Direct Instruction lesson. This workshop will be conducted asynchronously via Google classroom. For full CTLE credits participants must complete all assignments on Google classroom and attend two mandatory Live Zoom sessions with facilitator ( one opening Live Zoom on first day of workshop (12/14/2020 from 4:00-4:30 pm and one closing Live Zoom at the end of day four 12/17/2020 from 4:00-5:00 pm). Participants will have until 9 PM on Friday 12/18/2020 to submit all assignments). By registering for this course, you are committing to all requirements for course completion and all scheduled Live Zoom meetings. Registration will close one week prior to course commencement (12/07/2020) in order to mail participants the Explicit Direct Instruction book that is needed in order to complete the workshop assignments.

30. Learn, Create, and Share: Give Students Voice Using Padlet

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 12/14/2020 to 12/15/2020

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Give students the power to be heard! Create a Padlet. Padlet is easy and intuitive, universal and inclusive, perfects the art of collaboration, supports almost every file type, and works on almost any device. Learn how this tool can transform your online/hybrid experience.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial (approximately a half hour)and work independently to create your own (approximately an hour) asynchronously. Participants will then attend a Live wrap-up Q&A session(half hour) for a total of 2 CTLE credits.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 12/14/2020 to 12/18/2020

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.

32. MS/HS ELA Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 2 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary teachers of English Language Arts

Dates: 12/14/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary ELA classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The focus of this and all subsequent meetings will be determined by network members. Detailed topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, December 14, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm


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. MS/HS Math Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #2)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Math classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

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. K - 5 Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 2 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 5 Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the elementary classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

This meeting and all subsequent meetings will focus on areas of interest determined by the network. Detailed information on the topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm


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. Culturally Responsive Education Forum - December dates

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/15/2020 to 12/22/2020

Meeting Times: Starting 12/15/2020 with multiple dates and times through 12/22/2020

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. A complex system of biases and structural inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country's history, culture, and institutions. This system of inequity - which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on linguistic background, gender, skin color, and other characteristics - must be clearly understood, directly challenged, and fundamentally transformed. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has come to understand that the results we seek for all our children can never be fully achieved without incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work (see also NYS-ESSA Plan). Culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning. If you are looking for support on how to begin this work or have questions regarding the systems and practices that are already in place at your school, classroom, or district please join this one hour forum where you can bring your questions and or concerns about Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices and receive feedback from the RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist. Participants will receive one hour CTLE credit for attending. *Copy and paste the following link to complete a form letting me know the best possible time to hold the forum and to advise me of your specific needs/wants prior to attending. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbFbtCjfcVfMi5zot3pIWDGjreUX8aEY1sGUqqSEhUT7J4LA/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

36. Developing Standards-based IEPs: part of the Virtual IEP Development series Fall 2020

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: 12/15/2020 to 12/17/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00 pm

*Prerequisites: Participants must attend Creating the IEP first and have an understanding of the foundational pieces that make up an IEP* *This workshop is Part 2 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has two sessions: 12/15, and 12/17, 4:00-6:00 pm.* Developing Standards-based IEPs - This workshop is a guide for developing an IEP with the incorporation of grade level standards to help students receive Specially Designed Instruction necessary to access their grade level 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.

37. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (EVI) for Parents

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Parents and Caregivers

Dates: 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: 10am-12pm

Participants will be able to understand and explain the importance of vocabulary instruction for their child in the elementary grades. Participants will also learn ways to incorporate explicit vocabulary instruction at home. Please Note: We will send you a Zoom link a few days before the workshop.

38. Google 2: Tim Gunn Your Curricula: Designing Curriculum with the Internet

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 12/15/2020 to 12/17/2020

The full Google 2 experience is 8 sessions long. You may choose to come to some or all 8 sessions. If you engage in all 8 sessions you will be prepared for the Level 2 Certification exam (voucher codes and registration are not part of this course).
In this session, participants will
Increase skills with delivering interactive slide presentations
Learn how to use YouTube Videos for interactive instruction
Find more ways to add interaction to instruction.
Find and adapt other curricula for your needs.
Participants will have access to resources in each session to broaden their skills in teaching and learning using Google products.
Upon registering, participants will receive information needed to participate. This entire session is work at your own pace and asynchronous. Participants have the entire week to engage in PD at his/her own pace.
In addition, presenters will be available for one "office hour" synchronous via Google Meet held on December 17th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. This opportunity will allow participants to connect with ER staff and other participants to ask questions and share what they have learned.
All asynchronous work will have a due date of 12/22 in order to receive CTLE credit.
Google Meet link found inside of our Google Classroom.

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

39. Creating Quality, Virtual Science Lab Experiences 9-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2020 to 12/22/2020

New
With the shift to blended learning and the expansion of what types of activities meet the state lab requirement, teachers need resources and practice to assist them in moving hands-on science experience into the virtual and/or blended learning environments. This workshop will let teachers learn, create and share best practices as they prepare to adapt lab assignments throughout the year

High School Teachers will have an opportunity to learn about the resources and platforms at their disposal, then work asynchronously to create their own virtual lab activities before coming back together to share best practices, ideas and ask questions of the group as a whole. Participants will focus on how new guidance from the state regarding the Regents laboratory minute requirement expands the kinds of activities that students can engage with. We will also review best practices for considering how high expectations and appropriate levels of rigor can be built into these tasks.

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

40. Summarizing Adult Services

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

In this session, participants will discover how connecting students with disabilities to adult services while in school can increase their post-school success. In addition, eligibility requirements and referral process and services for commonly utilized adult service agencies will be presented. Participants will acquire contact information for local agencies.

41. Turnkey Workshop: Prioritizing Standards

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: K - 12 educators leading efforts to prioritize standards - Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Lead Teachers

Dates: 12/16/2020

New
Now more than ever, teaching needs to focus on prioritized standards. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices in prioritizing standards in order to undertake this process in their own districts with their own teachers.

Participants will be able to:
- articulate criteria for prioritization
- develop effective and inclusive processes for the prioritization of standards
- develop systems to ensure vertical alignment
- share the process of prioritizing standards with teams of teachers

This training is free for leaders in the Leadership Academy Seminar Series Service. (Arlington, Beacon, Pawling, Wappingers, & Webutuck.)
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.

42. Communicate with Data: Data Visualizations for Schools

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 12/16/2020

Data Service
Making sense of data is critical, but so too is the process for ensuring this data impacts teaching and learning. The Data Wise model provides the tools and protocols to enable you to engage in an effective collaborative process around data. The Data Wise improvement process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that educators can use to examine a wide range of data and engage in conversations that drive instructional improvement.

During Data Wise step 3 participants will:

*Create data visualizations
*Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools
*Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

$50 per person for Districts not part of the Data CoSer

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

43. EdTech Q & A and FAQ by Model Schools - Google Sheets

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 12/16/2020

Amy Carr, EdTech enthusiast and model schools staff specialist hosts topic specific sessions to help teachers and administrators navigate through online teaching tools. Join these LIVE sessions to ask questions and connect in real time to combat any question (there are no silly questions in this new teaching environment)! Don't see a topic listed that you need help with? Submit a suggestion at this link: https://forms.gle/WCjE8zLmU9xsNkvt6

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

44. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Computer Science K-12

Dates: 12/17/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the computer science teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The two hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers togther?
Save these dates!
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
All sessions will be from 4:30-6:30.

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. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 12/17/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the music teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers togther?
Save these dates!
Monday Oct. 5th 4pm
Monday Nov. 16th 4pm
Thursday Dec. 17th 6pm
Thursday Jan. 7th 6pm
Monday Feb. 1st 4pm
Monday March 1st 4pm
Thursday April 15th 6pm
Monday May 3rd 4pm
Monday June 7th - 6pm

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

46. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - December 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 12/21/2020

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where chairpersons can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each. The Zoom link to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration. Each meeting will require its own registration.

47. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture Online Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Members of Educational Organizations (administrators, teachers, pupil personnel staff, and other staff members).

Dates: 12/21/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00pm om 12/21/2020

This webinar is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Some of the key ideas that will be discussed in the two-part webinar: ● Examine the role of communication in schooling and how culture influences the way we communicate in our respective roles (administrators, teachers, etc.). ● Explore the concept of culture & connect with the idea of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. ● Explore strategies for effective collaboration between families, caregivers, and schools to support students in the special education process. This workshop will consist of a live check-in via Zoom at 4 PM (30 minutes) on 12/21/2020 and a live check-out via Zoom at 6:30 PM (30 minutes). Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitator at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG The workshop will be self-paced (asynchronous) on Google Classrooms. Participants will view and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Participants will receive 4 CTLE credits when all assignments are submitted and they attend both mandatory live Zoom sessions. **This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.

48. MS/HS Social Studies Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #2)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 12/21/2020

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Social Studies classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:00pm

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. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - December 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 12/22/2020

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where job-alike or subject-alike educators can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other as we continue to navigate distance learning in the Mid-Hudson region. Some possible focus areas may be: planning and prioritizing learning, engaging and motivating students, considering the social-emotional learning needs of our students as we provide meaningful content/activities, and deeper dives into some of the amazing resources that have already been shared in our previous forum meetings. Participants will register for each monthly session.

50. Virtual Teacher Observation

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 12/30/2020

New
With teaching happening at a distance, teacher evaluation may need to occur virtually as well. This offering will share best practices in distance learning, develop a common understanding of acceptable evidence, and provide an opportunity for administrators to calibrate and develop interrater reliability

51. Learn, Create, and Share: Game Time! Engaging Students with Kahoot!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/5/2021

New
Come learn how to host a live Kahoot via videoconferencing to connect with students studying at home or via a big screen in class! Questions and answer alternatives will be displayed on the shared screen, while students answer on their devices. Ace distance learning by assigning student-paced kahoots that students can play at home. Questions and answers are displayed on players' screens.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial (approximately a half hour)and work independently to create your own (approximately an hour) asynchronously. Participants will then attend a Live wrap-up Q&A session(half hour) for a total of 2 CTLE credits.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/8/2021

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.

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.

53. Early Career Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2021

New
The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed to support you: the early-career classroom teacher. In this time of blended learning, shifting expectations and pandemic teaching, a network of colleagues and thought partners who know what you're experiencing is more valuable than ever. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Our first meeting will provide an opportunity for network members to get to know one another, discuss hybrid instruction, set our network's priorities, and determine the direction and topic(s) for the following meeting. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 4:30pm
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 4:30pm
Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 4:30pm

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. Germ-free math manipulatives for remote/hybrid instruction!

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 1/5/2021

New
The Math Learning Center has created digital manipulatives for teachers that work with any web-browser or iPad app and are completely free! Learn about Geoboard, Math Clock, Number Frames, Number Lines, Number Pieces, Number Rack, Whiteboard App, Fractions, Math Vocabulary Cards, Money Pieces, Pattern Shapes, and Partial Product Finder.
Participants will leave understanding the available free tools to integrate into teaching math lessons online!
At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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

55. Google 2: Hulk Smash with Google Research

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 1/5/2021 to 1/7/2021

The full Google 2 experience is 8 sessions long. You may choose to come to some or all 8 sessions. If you engage in all 8 sessions you will be prepared for the Level 2 Certification exam (voucher codes and registration are not part of this course).
In this session, participants will
Learn more about advanced search strategies.
Explore the use of translate and the explore tool to enhance work.
Use Google Scholar to find academic papers.
Create independent learners.
Participants will have access to resources in each session to broaden their skills in teaching and learning using Google products.
Upon registering, participants will receive information needed to participate. This entire session is work at your own pace and asynchronous. Participants have the entire week to engage in PD at his/her own pace.
In addition, presenters will be available for one "office hour" synchronous via Google Meet held on January 7th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. This opportunity will allow participants to connect with ER staff and other participants to ask questions and share what they have learned.
All asynchronous work will have a due date of 1/12 in order to receive CTLE credit.
Google Meet link found inside of our Google Classroom.

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

56. IEP Lab: part of the Virtual IEP Development series Fall 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Developers of IEP drafts: Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/5/2021 to 1/7/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00 pm

*Prerequisites: Participants must attend Creating the IEP first and have an understanding of the foundational pieces that make up an IEP* *This workshop is Part 3 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has two sessions: 1/5/2021, and 1/7/2021, 4:00-6:00 pm.* IEP Lab - These workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to follow up on elements of IEP development and review their draft work.

57. Building Assessments Aligned to 3-D Instruction 6-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers for Grades 6-12

Dates: 1/5/2021 to 1/14/2021

New
The shift in science pedagogy to focus on the three-dimensions sets the stage for a massive shift in the ways we would typically measure student learning. How can we assess students on their ability to ask questions or to Identify cause and effect relationships? How do we do this while also measuring content knowledge and transfer ability? Most importantly, how do we build all of this into engaging performance assessments that keep student curiosity alive? Together, we'll focus will be on understanding what the new assessments look like, how we can go about changing the structure of our assessments, and how these assessments can be built right into instruction. Finally, we'll focus on considerations for building these activities for the in-person, blended and virtual classroom environments.

58. K-5 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 1/5/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other 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.

59. Virtual Teacher Observation

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 1/6/2021 to 1/13/2021

New
With teaching happening at a distance, teacher evaluation may need to occur virtually as well. This offering will share best practices in distance learning, develop a common understanding of acceptable evidence, and provide an opportunity for administrators to calibrate and develop interrater reliability.

60. EdTech Q & A and FAQ by Model Schools - Google YouTube

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 1/6/2021

Amy Carr, EdTech enthusiast and model schools staff specialist hosts topic specific sessions to help teachers and administrators navigate through online teaching tools. Join these LIVE sessions to ask questions and connect in real time to combat any question (there are no silly questions in this new teaching environment)!
Don't see a topic listed that you need help with? Submit a suggestion at this link: https://forms.gle/WCjE8zLmU9xsNkvt6

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. Tips for Incorporating Transition into the Virtual Learning Environment: Part 3 - Transition Assessments (4 Part Series)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/7/2021

Meeting Times: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

This is a four-part series that will focus on key transition components and how they can contribute to virtual learning for all students. Part 1 of the series is an overview of the how transition planning can enhance students' academic performance. Part 2 will focus on incorporating self-determination skill building into instruction for students to become involved in their own education and beyond. Part 3 will enable participants to discover their students' preferences, strength and needs through assessments to inform instructional strategies and IEP development. Part 4 will showcase the CDOS Learning Standards (K-12) that can bridge the classroom to the world of work and allow students to connect content to real world situations to enhance their learning. Participants will receive tips, strategies and activities that they can use for daily virtual lessons. Part 1 (November 12th), Part 2 (December 10th), Part 3 (January 7th), Part 4 (February 25th). To participate in the series, please register for all 4 parts individually or only for those you choose.

62. Building Assessments Aligned to 3-D Instruction K-5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers for Grades K-5

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 1/19/2021

New
The shift in science pedagogy to focus on the three-dimensions sets the stage for a massive shift in the ways we would typically measure student learning. How can we assess students on their ability to ask questions or to Identify cause and effect relationships? How do we do this while also measuring content knowledge and transfer ability? Most importantly, how do we build all of this into engaging performance assessments that keep student curiosity alive? Together, we'll focus will be on understanding what the new assessments look like, how we can go about changing the structure of our assessments, and how these assessments can be built right into instruction. Finally, we'll focus on considerations for building these activities for the in-person, blended and virtual classroom environments.

63. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 1/7/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the music teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers togther?
Save these dates!
Monday Oct. 5th 4pm
Monday Nov. 16th 4pm
Thursday Dec. 17th 6pm
Thursday Jan. 7th 6pm
Monday Feb. 1st 4pm
Monday March 1st 4pm
Thursday April 15th 6pm
Monday May 3rd 4pm
Monday June 7th - 6pm

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. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 1/7/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other 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.

65. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 4 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 1/8/2021

Being a high school principal can be an isolating position. Even though other capable administrators, teachers, and staff are part of the team, the sole authority is on you to lead your building. Connecting with other principals who have similar experiences offers an opportunity to harness the collective intelligence, defining and sharing strengths to address the challenges and opportunities we face.

These eight facilitated meetings will provide that forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices and provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to enhance professional growth and networking. Topics for learning and discussion may include: equity, distance learning, trauma-informed practices, matters of curriculum and instruction, and specific topics of interest generated by the group.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30 on the 2nd Friday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants).

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

66. Creating Quality, Virtual Science Lab Experiences 6-8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2021 to 1/15/2021

New
With the shift to blended learning and the ongoing need to bring hands-on science activities to students, teachers need resources and practice to assist them in moving the science classroom experience into the virtual and/or blended learning environments. This workshop will let teachers learn, create and share best practices as they prepare to adapt science activities to new paradigms throughout the year. The goal is to ensure that students of all learning styles enjoy a rich and rigorous science curricula regardless of classroom setting.

Middle School Teachers will have an opportunity to learn about the resources and platforms at their disposal, then work asynchronously to create their own virtual science activities before coming back together to share best practices, ideas and ask questions of the group as a whole. Participants will concentrate on how to plan engaging virtual/blended activities that help students build the three-dimensional science skills that they will need moving forward throughout their academic careers.

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. Hudson Valley Project Ready: Reimaging Equity and Access for Diverse Youth

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-16 Educators, Public Librarians, Academic Librarians

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 5/31/2021

New
Join regional K-16 educators and public librarians as we go through the Project Ready: Reimaging Equity and Access for Diverse Youth course together. This is an extensive professional development program that will run from January to May 2021. It will follow the Project READY syllabus developed by the University of North Carolina. This program is designed "for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The primary focus of the Project READY curriculum is on improving relationships with, services to and resources for youth of color and Native youth." In addition to the asynchronous coursework, participants will be required to attend at least five live webinars and participate in asynchronous discussion groups to receive CTLE credit. Sessions will not be recorded.

This 30-hour course is cosponsored by the regional library systems in the Southeastern region: Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster School Library Systems, Ramapo-Catskill and Southeastern. Dr. Evangela Oates will be the facilitator for this program.

Check out this website for more information about the course. https://ready.web.unc.edu/

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.

68. Learn, Create, and Share: Using YouTube for Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 1/12/2021

New
Educators are using YouTube now more than ever. Learn how to create and manage playlists of all your favorite videos, create and upload your own videos, and even create a channel.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial (approximately a half hour)and work independently to create your own (approximately an hour) asynchronously. Participants will then attend a Live wrap-up Q&A session(half hour) for a total of 2 CTLE credits.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. SLIDESMANIA FUN!

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 1/11/2021

New
Google Slides and PowerPoints are being used for remote instruction more than ever before! Slidesmania is an amazing, free site established for teachers that have hundreds of inspiring and creative slide template. Learn how to navigate this site, download and edit templates to keep!
At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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

70. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 2 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 1/11/2021

All Middle School Principals are invited to join our county-wide Middle School Principal Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen our communication and collaboration. Building administration can be a challenging experience, especially for principals who may be the only administrator in a building. Principals collaborating and sharing both problems and solutions can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Principals' Meetings are structured to provide a place to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

As per this year's survey, there will be four meetings throughout the 2020-2021 school year addressing topics including but not limited to: distance learning, equity, trauma-informed practices, and assessment and the use of data. Currently, all four meetings are scheduled to be virtual, although in-person meetings and/or site visits will be considered depending on conditions and group interest.

All meetings are scheduled from 8:30 - 9:30AM on October 5 and the 2nd Monday of January, March, and May. Sign up for each meeting individually:
October 5, 2020
January 11, 2021
March 8, 2021
May 10, 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.

71. K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the reading teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Our first meeting will provide an opportunity for network members to get to know one another, set our network's priorities, determine the direction and topic(s) for the following meeting, and discuss recent research. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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. Creating the IEP: Cohort 3. part of the Virtual IEP Development series Winter 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: 1/12/2021 to 1/19/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00 pm

*This workshop is Part 1 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has three sessions: 1/12/2021, 1/14/2021, and 1/19/2021, 4:00-6:00 pm.* 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.

73. EVI & EDI(Explicit Vocabulary Instruction & Explicit Direct Instruction)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/12/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00pm

Here's an overview on how best to teach vocabulary. We recommend using the components and delivery methods of explicit direct instruction to guide your students toward mastery and success of vocabulary acquisition. This will be taught synchronously online. A Zoom Link will be sent prior to the class.

74. Google 2: Student Agency: Worth its Weight in Gold!

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 1/14/2021

The full Google 2 experience is 8 sessions long. You may choose to come to some or all 8 sessions. If you engage in all 8 sessions you will be prepared for the Level 2 Certification exam (voucher codes and registration are not part of this course).
In this session, participants will
Learn how to create students who are powerful and influential presenters.
Learn more about 20% time and student autonomy.
Be able to teach students how to conduct and lead a group project.
Participants will have access to resources in each session to broaden their skills in teaching and learning using Google products.
Upon registering, participants will receive information needed to participate. This entire session is work at your own pace and asynchronous. Participants have the entire week to engage in PD at his/her own pace.
In addition, presenters will be available for one "office hour" synchronous via Google Meet held on January 14th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. This opportunity will allow participants to connect with ER staff and other participants to ask questions and share what they have learned.
All asynchronous work will have a due date of 1/19 in order to receive CTLE credit.
Google Meet link found inside of our Google Classroom.

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

75. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 1/12/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the Health and Physical Education teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Save these dates!
October 20, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 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

76. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 4 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 1/12/2021

Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings featuring roundtable discussions, book studies, and the infusion of pertinent information. As per the results of this year's survey, elementary building leaders will meet monthly to share best leadership practices and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Distance Learning
- Equity
- Trauma-informed practices
- Time usage/management
- Curriculum and instruction
- Books of group interest

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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. Generating actionable data from student work

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 1/13/2021

Data Service
Making sense of data is critical, but so too is the process for ensuring this data impacts teaching and learning. The Data Wise model provides the tools and protocols to enable you to engage in an effective collaborative process around data. The Data Wise improvement process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that educators can use to examine a wide range of data and engage in conversations that drive instructional improvement.

*Discuss data to enhance teaching and learning

*Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools

*Cultivate the habits of mind that improve team effectiveness and foster a supportive culture of improvement

*Practice a series of inquiry protocols

*Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

$50 per person for Districts not part of the Data CoSer

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

78. Sparking Joy and Organizing your Google Drive

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 1/18/2021

New
Can you join me in admitting that your Google Drive needs some tidying up? This webinar focuses on tips and tricks to help clean out, organize, and KEEP your Drive a place that sparks joy.

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. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Race/Ethnicity #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 1/19/2021 to 1/28/2021

Identity safe schools are those in which adults strive to ensure students that their identities are an asset rather than a barrier to school success. We will be engaging with scholarship from the field with a focus on multiple mediums, including podcasts, books, articles, etc.

The asynchronous portion of this session will provide you a chance to explore the topic, consider what it looks like in schools/classrooms, and identify actions you might take to develop an identity safe school.

During our synchronous meeting, educators from across the county and region will identify key learnings and commit to action at either the classroom, building, or district level.

Your voice is needed in the conversation.
We look forward to seeing you!


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. EdTech Q & A and FAQ by Model Schools -

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 1/20/2021

Amy Carr, EdTech enthusiast and model schools staff specialist hosts topic specific sessions to help teachers and administrators navigate through online teaching tools. Join these LIVE sessions to ask questions and connect in real time to combat any question (there are no silly questions in this new teaching environment)!
Don't see a topic listed that you need help with? Submit a suggestion at this link: https://forms.gle/WCjE8zLmU9xsNkvt6

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

81. Creating the IEP: Cohort 4. part of the Virtual IEP Development series Winter 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: 1/21/2021 to 1/28/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00 pm

*This workshop is Part 1 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has three sessions: 1/21/2021, 1/26/2021, and 1/28/2021, 4:00-6:00 pm.* 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.

82. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - January 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 1/25/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where chairpersons can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each. The Zoom link to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration. Each meeting will require its own registration.

83. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - January 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 1/28/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where job-alike or subject-alike educators can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other as we continue to navigate distance learning in the Mid-Hudson region. Some possible focus areas may be: planning and prioritizing learning, engaging and motivating students, considering the social-emotional learning needs of our students as we provide meaningful content/activities, and deeper dives into some of the amazing resources that have already been shared in our previous forum meetings. Participants will register for each monthly session.

84. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 1/28/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the computer science teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The two hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers together?
Save these dates!
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
All sessions will be from 4:30-6:30.

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

85. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 2/1/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: HELD REMOTELY

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 2/5/2021

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.

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.

87. MS/HS Science Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #3)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Science classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 3:00pm

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

88. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 2/1/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the music teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers togther?
Save these dates!
Monday Oct. 5th 4pm
Monday Nov. 16th 4pm
Thursday Dec. 17th 6pm
Thursday Jan. 7th 6pm
Monday Feb. 1st 4pm
Monday March 1st 4pm
Thursday April 15th 6pm
Monday May 3rd 4pm
Monday June 7th - 6pm

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. K-5 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 2/2/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other 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.

90. Transition in the IEP Online Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 2/10/2021

Meeting Times: Feb 3 (Introduction) - 2:00PM-3:00PM; Feb 10 (Wrap-Up) - 2:00PM-3:00PM

Participants will:

• Understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations;

• Capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process;

• Develop practices that support appropriately developed individualized education programs (IEPs); and

• Increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in NYS

This workshop will consist of two (2) Live Zoom sessions: An introductory session scheduled for Feb 2, 2021 at 4:00pm and a wrap-up session scheduled for Feb 9, 2021 at 4:00pm. In addition, participants will be using Google Classroom to access materials and complete activities independently during the week of Feb 2 - Feb 9. Thus, participants will be required to use a Google G-Mail account to access the training. Registered participants will be emailed all relevant links several days prior to the training. If you do not receive an initial e-mail (with Zoom link) prior to this training, please check your spam/junk mail.

This virtual workshop can be completed on the same day or over the course of 7 days to accommodate busy schedules. All activities must be completed and turned in prior to the wrap-up session. Upon completion of all required activities, participants will receive 6 CTLE hours.

Note: It is highly recommended, but not mandatory, for participants to complete "Creating The IEP” training (facilitated by Brian Orzell, the Special Education Trainer) prior to completing this workshop to gain an understanding of the foundational pieces that make up an IEP. Creating The IEP will be offered four times in the 2020-2021 school year and can be found in the catalog with Brian Orzell, the Special Education Trainer, as the facilitator of this series.

91. EdTech Q & A and FAQ by Model Schools -

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 2/3/2021

Amy Carr, EdTech enthusiast and model schools staff specialist hosts topic specific sessions to help teachers and administrators navigate through online teaching tools. Join these LIVE sessions to ask questions and connect in real time to combat any question (there are no silly questions in this new teaching environment)!
Don't see a topic listed that you need help with? Submit a suggestion at this link: https://forms.gle/WCjE8zLmU9xsNkvt6

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. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 2/4/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other 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.

93. EVI & EDI (Explicit Vocabulary Instruction & Explicit Direct Instruction

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 2/8/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00pm

Here's an overview on how best to teach vocabulary. We recommend using the components and delivery methods of explicit direct instruction to guide your students toward mastery and success of vocabulary acquisition. This will be taught synchronously online. A Zoom Link will be sent prior to the class.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 2/23/2021

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.

95. Generating actionable data from intervisitation

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/8/2021

Data Service
Making sense of data is critical, but so too is the process for ensuring this data impacts teaching and learning. The Data Wise model provides the tools and protocols to enable you to engage in an effective collaborative process around data. The Data Wise improvement process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that educators can use to examine a wide range of data and engage in conversations that drive instructional improvement.

*Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change
*Discuss data to enhance teaching and learning
*Infuse classroom inter-visitation as a practice
*Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools
*Cultivate the habits of mind that improve team effectiveness and foster a supportive culture of improvement
*Practice a series of inquiry protocols

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

$50 per person for Districts not part of the Data CoSer

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

96. MS/HS ELA Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 3 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary teachers of English Language Arts

Dates: 2/8/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary ELA classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The focus of this and subsequent meetings will be determined by network members. Detailed topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm


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.

97. MS/HS Math Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #3)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Math classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

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. K - 5 Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 3 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 5 Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the elementary classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

This meeting and subsequent meetings will focus on areas of interest determined by the network. Detailed information on the topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm


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. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 5 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 2/9/2021

Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings featuring roundtable discussions, book studies, and the infusion of pertinent information. As per the results of this year's survey, elementary building leaders will meet monthly to share best leadership practices and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Distance Learning
- Equity
- Trauma-informed practices
- Time usage/management
- Curriculum and instruction
- Books of group interest

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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.

100. Level 1: Regents data

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 2/11/2021

Data Service
Learn how to make data visualizations and make your vision tangible.




• Leverage the information that is in Level 1: share it with stakeholders in a meaningful and streamlined way



• Branding



• Data story telling



• Communicate your district's vision through data

No cost for two participants from each district, who are subscribed to the Data CoSer. $25 per person after the first two participants
[Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Newburgh, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

Non Members of the Data CoSer $25 per person

***It would be sensible to have a Level 1 log on if you are attending!!!***

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.

101. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 5 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 2/12/2021

Being a high school principal can be an isolating position. Even though other capable administrators, teachers, and staff are part of the team, the sole authority is on you to lead your building. Connecting with other principals who have similar experiences offers an opportunity to harness the collective intelligence, defining and sharing strengths to address the challenges and opportunities we face.

These eight facilitated meetings will provide that forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices and provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to enhance professional growth and networking. Topics for learning and discussion may include: equity, distance learning, trauma-informed practices, matters of curriculum and instruction, and specific topics of interest generated by the group.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30 on the 2nd Friday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants).

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.