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1. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/1/2021

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

2. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/1/2021

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

Location: HELD REMOTELY

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

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/2/2021 to 6/8/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00pm - 500pm

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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.

4. Creating the IEP: Cohort 5. 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: 3/2/2021 to 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-6:00 pm

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*This workshop is Part 1 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has three sessions: 3/2/2021, 3/4/2021, and 3/9/2021, 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.

5. Citizen Science: Students Performing Authentic Science Research from Anywhere!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2021 to 3/16/2021

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Citizen Science projects make the world a laboartory and let your students become the scientists. When researchers need large amounts of data across many geographic areas, they often design Citizen Science projects that call on anyone who is willing to perform tests and self report data. This is a perfect environment for students to participate in REAL, AUTHENTIC, science experimentation while getting first-hand experience in experimental design and procedures. Many citizen science-based studies require no specialized equipment at all, making them the perfect mechanism to bring science into your virtual or blended classroom setting. Together, we'll examine how a selection of citizen science research studies can apply to your classroom, how they align to NYSSLS and how to get students up and running as researchers!


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. K-5 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 3/2/2021

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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.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/3/2021 to 6/9/2021

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

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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-no forum, 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.

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 3/3/2021

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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.

9. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) - Module 6 of 6 (must attend all 6 for full credit)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/4/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday3/4/21 4:00-5:20

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Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this 8-hour training broken down into six modules (participants will meet live 1x a week for six consecutive weeks for 1 hour and 20 minutes), 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 or a lesson topic to develop as an Explicit Direct Instruction lesson. For full 9 CTLE credits participants must complete all assignments on Google classroom and attend ALL Live Zoom sessions with facilitator. *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 in order to mail participants the Explicit Direct Instruction book that is needed in order to complete the workshop assignments. **Please make sure to register for each individual module ( Must attend ALL six modules for full CTLE credit).

10. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of training on the basic essentials of SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 3/4/2021 to 4/29/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. This is a six session online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The dates are March 4, 2021; March 11, 2021; March 25, 2021; April 8, 2021; April 22, 2021; and April 29, 2021. No session on March 18th, April 1st, or April 15th. Participants will:




• Develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI)




• Identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI




• Be able to define SDI & its purpose




• Understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies




• Be able to describe SDI & its core elements




• Differentiate between accommodations & modifications




• Practice selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics

11. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites" - The HANDWRITING is on the wall

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2021

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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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 3/4/2021

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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.

13. Tech Talks Roundtable for Technology Integration Specialists

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists K-12

Dates: 3/5/2021

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Are you a Technology Integration Specialist? Please join us for a quarterly round table to discuss topics of interest.
Topics will include:
Classroom embedded coaching
Collaborating with leadership
Identifying and overcoming barriers
Sharing resources and supports
The importance of networking

Topic ideas will grow organically with needs from the group. Let us be a support for each other and establish this important PLN for your position!
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

14. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 3 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 3/8/2021

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.

15. Information Session for Prospective School Librarians

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Those who are interested in pursuing a School Library Media Specialist certification.

Dates: 3/8/2021

Join us for an informational evening with six of the graduate schools in New York State that have school librarian certification programs. You will hear from program directors at Long Island University, Queens College, St. John Fisher College, Syracuse University, University at Albany, and the University at Buffalo. There will also be a short presentation regarding pathways to certification. This is an online event. Access information will be sent the day of the event. Please register at least 24 hours before the start of the event.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 3/9/2021

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.

17. Student Empowerment Panel: Climate Leadership in Action!

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: Students, Teachers, School leaders

Dates: 3/9/2021

We are pleased to introduce you to our promotional offerings for the new Center for Sustainability and Climate Educations!

Students who attended the YESS! Feb 2020 Summit will share their successes and challenging in developing and implementing action plans in their communities.

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.

18. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 6 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 3/9/2021

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.

19. Preparing for SPP Indicator 13 Self-Review 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, CSE Chair, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, General Education Teachers, Staff members identified to be on the self-review team

Dates: 3/10/2021 to 3/17/2021

Meeting Times: Part 1 - on 3/10/2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm; Part 2 - on 3/17/2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm

The purpose of this training is to provide secondary transition resources, guidance, and clarity on regulatory requirements for districts preparing to report on SPP Indicator 13 in August 2021. During this virtual workshop, participants will:

• Develop their understanding of the transition planning process to improve students' post-secondary outcomes

• Identify required components within Indicator 13

• Implement effective practices to support the development of measurable post-secondary goals, and

• Develop IEPs compliant with the Indicator 13 self-review protocol
This training is a 2-part series that will use a hybrid model that will meet live via Zoom a total of 2 times as well as complete activities using Google Classroom independently: Part 1 - On 3/10/21 from 2:00pm-3:00pm, will include an overview of the training and walk through of the Google Classroom. The Google Classroom will contain training materials and resources focused on IEP development as it relates to the five (5) regulatory requirements of the self-review process included in the SPP Indicator 13 Protocol. Participants will complete activities in the Google Classroom asynchronously for Part 1. Thus, a Google G-Mail account will be required to access the Google Classroom materials. Part 2 - On 3/17/21 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, will include a review of the SPP Indicator 13 Protocol and participants will complete a mini self-review synchronously.
Note: All participants will be expected to choose an IEP (for a student 15 years of age or older from their district) to use for the mock self-review in Part 2. All activities must be completed and turned in prior to 10/17/2021.
Registered participants will be emailed all relevant links several days prior to the training. If you do not receive an initial e-mail with Zoom link prior to the training, please check your spam/junk mail.

20. "Sustainablizing" the Curriculum: A mini design studio

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: Faculty and Curriculum Supervisors, Coaches

Dates: 3/10/2021 to 3/17/2021

We are pleased to introduce you to our promotional offerings for the new Center for Sustainability and Climate Educations!

In this series, participants will use a backwards design methodology to embed selected attributes of Education for Sustainability (big ideas, performance indicators, content/skills) into a unit of study of their choosing. The goal is to create exemplars that educate for sustainability through curriculum and instruction, and that produce student work as evidence.

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. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 6 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 3/11/2021

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). 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.

22. NYSSLS Crosscutting Concepts: Key to Building Vertical Articulation in Scientific Thinking!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 3/11/2021

The Crosscutting Concepts that form part of 3-Dimensional learning through the NYSSLS have a critical role in linking knowledge of all science domains into a cohesive understanding. The concepts include: patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change. We'll explore the horizontal and vertical articulation of these concepts as students move through grades K-12. Our focus on student-facing activities will make clear how careful planning can provide authentic opportunities for identification of concepts as they surface during science investigations.

23. Equity and Grading

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Dates: 3/12/2021 to 6/11/2021

Join us for an unusually candid series of 90-minute sessions in which we get up to speed on modern assessment and grading elements, identifying operating tenets, busting myths, and providing practical responses to these grading challenges. Our sessions will explore the equity and differentiation mindset, becoming principled first, actionable second, disaggregation, averaging or not, the roles and insights regarding types of assessments (formative, summative, common, pre-, alternative, and re-assessments), descriptive feedback techniques, 0's on the 100 point scale turned into 50's (minimum F's), becoming evidentiary, college admissions, gradebooks and report cards, extra credit, marking homework, accommodations/modifications with students identified as needing special education services, and how to avoid conflation and inflation.

Then we will build off of those fundamental understandings and provide tips and insights on how to facilitate the journey of faculty and ourselves as we move toward more equitable and ethical grading practices. We'll provide specific advice on reflective coaching for grading, extended and robust professional development experiences that really help move the needle, creating a grading philosophy statement, six critical conversations that need to be conducted, how to work with skeptics, how to help teachers avoid superficial responses and confront hypocrisy, how to help teachers get past strong egos and accept new initiatives, and how to help teachers identify ethical principles so they can gather their own practical solutions as grading and equity challenge occur.

This workshop is free to districts that have joined the Leadership Academy Seminar Series service (Arlington, Beacon, Pawling, Wappingers, and Webutuck). 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.

24. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 3/12/2021

A quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

25. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - March 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 3/15/2021

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.

26. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Class #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 3/15/2021 to 3/25/2021

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.

27. Self-Care for Educators

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 3/15/2021

2020 was a unique and stressful year for all educators and students. Now that we are beginning 2021 and the start of a new year and new habits, let's begin to focus more on self-care. Join us in this asynchronous experience to learn more about self-care, begin planning and taking action, and start new habits for 2021 by focusing on YOU!
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.

28. K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2021

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
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4pm
Monday, March 15, 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.

29. Developing Standards-based IEPs: 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: 3/16/2021 to 3/18/2021

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 2 of the Virtual IEP Development series* *This workshop has two sessions: 3/16/2021, and 3/18/2021, 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.

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 3/17/2021

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.

31. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/18/2021

Meeting Times: Thurs, 3/18/21 4:00-6:00

Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

32. C.A.I.T. Meeting- March

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 3/19/2021

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

33. IEP Lab: part of the Virtual IEP Development series Winter 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 3/23/2021 to 3/25/2021

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: 3/23/2021, and 3/25/2021, 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.

34. Introduction to Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Principles

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 3/23/2021

Ongoing demographic shifts coupled with growing acknowledgement and denunciation of historical and structural racial inequities present a call to action for educators to incorporate culturally responsive and sustaining education principles into all aspects of their work.

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CRSE) is guided by four principles:
A welcoming and affirming environment;
High expectations and rigorous instruction;
Inclusive curriculum and assessment;
and Ongoing professional learning (https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter).

These principles aid educators and their school communities in the co-creation and implementation of policies that support student-centered equitable learning opportunities for all children so that they can thrive in school and beyond.
Critical to this approach is the centering and uplifting of racial, cultural and linguistic identities in ways that support rigor and learning while simultaneously providing opportunities for students and the adults who work with them to more deeply connect with those different from themselves.

Participants will be introduced to the CRSE principles and have the opportunity to explore how they intersect with their role as a school administrator and their own identities and lived experiences.

This workshop is free to districts that have joined the Leadership Academy Seminar Series service (Arlington, Beacon, Pawling, Wappingers, and Webutuck). 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. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 3/23/2021

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

36. NYSSLS Dimensional Deep Dive: Developing and Using Models

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/23/2021 to 3/25/2021

With the implementation timeline for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) progressing onward, it's now time to build as much capacity as possible with implementing, assessing, providing feedback and reflecting on how these standards will change instruction at all grade levels. NYSSLS Deep Dives are a series of asynchronous learning sessions that focus on building your understanding of three dimensional learning in the science classroom practice by practice. Attendees will be given access to an asynchronous exploration of the new area of practice, along with a bank of turnkey curricular resources. Optionally, attendees may also attend the Zoom Q&A session at the end of each month.

37. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/24/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 3/24/21 11:00-12:00

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. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

38. Elementary Math "Brain Bites" - Three Act Tasks NEW DATE

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/24/2021

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

Three Act Tasks can be used in your classroom to build conceptual understanding and develop students' ability to strategize mathematically. Explore Three Act Tasks and how to use them with intention and purpose to build your students' mathematical reasoning. Investigate resources available to help you find the best three act tasks for your students wherever you are in your curriculum.

39. Indicator 13 Check-In

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairs, PPS, Special Educators, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 3/25/2021

Meeting Times: 8:30am to 12:30pm

This is an opportunity for schools who are currently preparing to report for the Indicator 13 Self-Review in August 2021. Individuals or small teams will be able to speak with the Regional Partnership Center's Transition Specialists on matters regarding transition in the IEP and how it relates to the State Performance Plan Indicator 13 Secondary Transition Self-Review for Students with Disabilities. Districts will be able to schedule one hour increments to meet individually with RPC Specialists online.

40. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 3/25/2021

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.

41. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/1/2021 to 5/6/2021

Meeting Times: Thursdays 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 from 4:00-5:20

Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this 8-hour training broken down into six modules (participants will meet live 1x a week for six consecutive weeks for 1 hour and 20 minutes), 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. DATES: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 from 4:00-5:00 Participants are asked to bring a lesson completed in the recent past or a lesson topic to develop as an Explicit Direct Instruction lesson. For full 9 CTLE credits participants must complete all assignments on Google classroom and attend ALL Live Zoom sessions with facilitator. *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 in order to mail participants the Explicit Direct Instruction book that is needed in order to complete the workshop assignments.

42. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 4/1/2021

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.

43. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 4/5/2021

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

44. MS/HS Science Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #4)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers

Dates: 4/5/2021

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

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 4/6/2021

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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 4/6/2021

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.

47. Data Wise Spring Institute

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 4/7/2021 to 4/14/2021

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.

During the Data Wise Spring Institute participants will:

*Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change
*Create data visualizations
*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
*Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers for up to a team of six people [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

$450 per district (team of six people) for Districts not part of the Data CoSer

Each District may send a team of up to 6 people, please contact for more than one team.

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

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 4/7/2021

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.

49. Equity Book Study PLN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/7/2021

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.

50. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 7 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 4/8/2021

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.

51. NYSSLS Dimensional Deep Dive: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/8/2021 to 4/22/2021

With the implementation timeline for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) progressing onward, it's now time to build as much capacity as possible with implementing, assessing, providing feedback and reflecting on how these standards will change instruction at all grade levels. NYSSLS Deep Dives are a series of asynchronous learning sessions that focus on building your understanding of three dimensional learning in the science classroom practice by practice. Attendees will be given access to an asynchronous exploration of the new area of practice, along with a bank of turnkey curricular resources. Optionally, attendees may also attend the Zoom Q&A session at the end of each month.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary teachers of English Language Arts

Dates: 4/12/2021

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 meeting 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.

53. MS/HS Math Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #4)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 5 Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021

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 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.


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. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 4/13/2021

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

56. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 7 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 4/13/2021

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.

57. Equity Data in Level 1

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 4/13/2021

Data Service
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.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Room 137

Join us to learn about graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including: 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, safety net options, the Superintendent Determination, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Multiple graduation pathways allow for individual students' strengths, preferences and interests to be considered which is the basis of quality transition programming and planning. Identification of a Pathway is integral for developing a student's course of study and improving student outcomes.

59. Spring Summit: Educators and Youth for a Sustainable Future

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: administrators, educators, PTSO, facilities, operations, students

Dates: 4/14/2021

The Dutchess BOCES Center for Sustainability and Climate Education announces its first annual Summit for School District Leaders, Educators, Buildings & Ground staff, PTSO Members, and Students.

This gathering will provide participants with opportunities to learn, share successes, and network with others interested in building a more sustainable future.

Potential workshops and sessions include:
How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action with Harriet Shugarman
Schools As A Springboard For Climate Action with Krystal Ford
Biodiversity/Nature-Based Solutions
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown
The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet
Sustainabilizing School Buildings and School Policies

As we finalize the agenda more information will be shared. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.

This conference will be free of charge to all Center for Sustainability and Climate Change district members. Also, all registrants will receive a google form to register students that may want to attend at no cost.

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.

60. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: Thurs, 4/15/21 10:00-12:00

Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

61. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 4/15/2021

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.

62. C.A.I.T. Meeting- April

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 4/16/2021

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

63. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - April 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 4/19/2021

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.

64. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Age #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 4/29/2021

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.

65. MS/HS Social Studies Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #4)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 4/19/2021

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

66. UPDATED: Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of advanced level training on SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 4/20/2021 to 6/1/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. This is a four session online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The dates are April 20, 2021; May 4, 2021; May 18, 2021; and June 1, 2021. No session on April 27th; May 11th; or May 25th.
Participants will:


• Define and describe specially designed instruction.


• Identify what instructional strategies may work to close gaps based on different characteristics of each student.


• Examine what SDI looks like in the classroom.  


• Examine the elements of the IEP and recognize how and where SDI for the student should be included in the IEP.


• Apply their knowledge of SDI to complete student summary sheets and write comprehensive IEPs. 
The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.   

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 4/21/2021

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.

68. How to Speak Up and Respond to Biased Language

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/21/2021

Many of us have found ourselves in the uncomfortable situation where someone - a student, parent or colleague - uses biased language or stereotypes in front of us at school. When this happens, we can be caught off guard or unsure how to respond which results in our silence.
The famous quote, "what we permit, we promote,” helps us understand that by remaining silent during these difficult situations, we convey our acceptance of inappropriate language and behavior. When someone makes a biased statement, we must act quickly and be consistent in responding regardless of who has made the offensive statement.

This workshop, based on Teaching Tolerance's publication, Speak Up at School: How to Respond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes, is designed for educators who want to develop the skills to speak up themselves and who want to help their students find the courage to speak up, too.
Using video scenarios, participants will learn to use four techniques (interrupt, question, educate and echo) to respond to biased language in the moment, from any source, in any situation.

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. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - April 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 4/22/2021

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.

70. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 4/22/2021

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.

71. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/27/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday 4/27/21 4:00-5:00

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. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

72. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/3/2021

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

73. K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers

Dates: 5/3/2021

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.

74. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 5/3/2021

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.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 5/4/2021

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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

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.

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 5/5/2021

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.

78. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 5/6/2021

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.

79. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 5/10/2021

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.

80. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 5/11/2021

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 5/11/2021

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.

82. Getting Students to Organize: Incorporating Grassroots Movement into Curriculum

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

We are pleased to introduce you to our promotional offerings for the new Center for Sustainability and Climate Educations!

How can we create classroom environments that inspire students to come together and organize for change in their community? Attendees will experience what it means to integrate actionable curriculum that emerges students in the process of organizing within their communities.

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 5/14/2021

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). 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.

84. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 5/14/2021

A quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

85. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - May 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 5/17/2021

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.

86. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Religion #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 5/17/2021 to 5/27/2021

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.

87. Transition Assessments Online Synchronous Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm

The focus of this workshop is on identifying and utilizing assessments to drive transition planning as well as the development of post-secondary IEP goals. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Define transition assessment 2. Identify transition assessments that are useful in developing post-secondary goals in the areas of Education/Training, Employment and Independent Living 3. Utilize transition assessment information to guide development of the IEP Participants will gain access to a Google Classroom which contains a variety of assessments and resources that can be used with students. Registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the training. As a result, please check spam/junk mail if the link is not received two days in advance.

88. Do you even data team?

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 5/19/2021

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.

During the Data Wise Steps 7 & 8 participants will:
*Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change
*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.

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

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 5/19/2021

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.

90. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: Thurs, 5/20/21 4:00-6:00

Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

91. C.A.I.T. Meeting- May

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/21/2021

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

92. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - May 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 5/27/2021

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.

93. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 5/27/2021

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.

94. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/28/2021

Meeting Times: Friday, 5/28/21 11:00-12:00

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. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

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

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 6/1/2021

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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 6/1/2021

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.

97. Equity Book Study PLN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/2/2021

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.

98. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 6/3/2021

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.

99. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/7/2021

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

100. Music Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 music teachers

Dates: 6/7/2021

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.

101. Navigating Adult Services Online Synchronous Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 6/9/2021

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

Participants will: understand the definition of Self-Determination and it's impact on navigating adult services, understand Entitlement vs. Eligibility, and review the referral process, eligibility requirements, and services for commonly utilized adult service agencies.