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1. Learning Technology Grant Final Meeting

Program: Technology Initiatives (Grant-based)

Dates: 6/19/2018

Meeting Times: 8:15-11:15

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For members of the cohort

2. Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom-Teachers College

Program: Digital Learning Teachers College

Audience: K-8 teachers

Dates: 6/20/2018 to 5/1/2019

Meeting Times: Asynchronous. Course must be completed in one year. Registration is continuous and fee is non-refundable after district approval.

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This four-module online professional development course prepares K-8 teachers to cultivate their students’ digital literacies and 21st century skills. Participants in this course will familiarize themselves with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to establish digital literacy skills in themselves and their students through lesson activities and curriculum development. They will also learn how to critically evaluate modern digital tools and technologies, as well as how to assess digital literacies in the classroom. Throughout the course, participants will pursue self-inquiry in order to advance their pedagogical skills and knowledge to engage and foster students in becoming digital citizens and deepen their understanding of what it means to be literate in the digital age.

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom was developed in partnership with award-winning educator, Detra Price-Dennis and top professional development platform Teach Away, with the aim of delivering online digital literacy training that helps K-8 educators maximize student learning outcomes in the classroom.

Any attendee who is taking this course for CTLE credit for NY State must enter their name exactly as it appears on the TEACH website in accordance with NYSED requirements.

Learning Objectives

On completing this course, participants will be able to:
-Shift their teaching practice with theoretical knowledge and practical ideas to directly impact students’ development of digital literacies.
-Develop strategies for selecting pedagogically and content-driven digital tools and technology.
-Establish methods to build curriculum and assessments for innovative teaching that enhances and evaluate the various skills involved in advancing digital literacies.

Note: This course is NON-REFUNDABLE once district approval has been given. Registration is continuous.

3. Can They Talk the Talk? Academic Discussions for ELLs and All Students K-8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers

Dates: 6/25/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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Giving students scaffolds for practicing academic language in partnerships and small groups supports both speaking and listening as well as reading and writing for English Language Learners and for all students. Participants will identify key sentence stems and bring back strategies for increasing intentional student talk in the classroom.

4. It's All About the Text: Digging Deeper into Text Complexity

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

What makes a text complex and what does that mean for my classroom? In this workshop, we will experience reading and analyzing complex text and discuss implications for lesson planning and reading strategy instruction.

5. Session I: Roll Out of the New NYS Science Learning Standards - Grades 6 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/26/2018

Meeting Times: 06/26/2018 8:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for minds-on, hands-on learning of the New York State Science Learning Standards! The first in a series of unpacking, understanding and implementing the NYSSLS is designed to guide educators in understanding the history, rational and three dimensions of the NYSSLS. Participants will learn how to read and navigate the standards and understand conceptual shifts. Participants will not only become familiar with the new standards but experience them in hands-on learning experiences. This full day workshop will provide extra time to do more hands-on, phenomenon-based learning activities. This workshop will be a prerequisite to all other Major Initiative workshops in this series. Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012.

6. SLS - Day 1 - Educator Lab: High School to College Transition - Archival Resources in the Hudson Valley

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/26/2018

Meeting Times: June 26th 9:00-4:00 p.m. FDR Museum, Hyde Park

Location: FDR Museum, Hyde Park

LOCATION: FDR Museum, Hyde Park. Day 1 of the Library Media Literacies for Educators series includes the network of local primary sources, many of which are unique to our region. Participants will learn how to use archives and government resources in school projects and how to incorporate websites like the Hudson River Valley Heritage into lesson plans. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: -Understand how to use document-based research in creating a classroom assignment -Practice using the Hudson River Valley Heritage website -Create a bibliography that includes HRVH resources -Start a lesson plan and annotated bibliography TOPICS INCLUDE: -Document-based research -Hudson River Valley Heritage -Primary Source Documents. The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment with SENYLRC. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab.

7. Making the Most of Running Records to Move Readers Forward

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

A running record gives us so much more than a level. In this workshop, we’ll complete several running records together and discuss how to use the valuable information that a running record gives us to move our readers forward.

8. Phenomenon Based Learning: Engage Students in the 9 - 12 Science Classroom Using Real-World Phenomena

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/27/2018

Meeting Times: 06/27/2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Natural phenomena fascinate students and promote student interest in science. Phenomena may take the form of a demonstration, a small experiment, a video, or an observation. The goal in using phenomena in the science classroom is to drive an exploratory lesson in which students make observations, ask questions, create models, and make evidence-based claims to support their thinking. The more intriguing the phenomenon is, the more engaged students will be! In this workshop, we will explore various phenomena that are aligned with the new New York State Science Learning Standards. The goal is to work with phenomena that will inspire student curiosity in science. This workshop is intended for all 9 - 12 science teachers. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to find relevant grade-level science-based phenomena and utilize these phenomena to create and drive lessons involving scientific inquiry. Free to subscribing districts of Major Iniatives CoSer 555.012.

9. SLS - Day 2 - Educator Lab: High School to College Transition - Information Literacy

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/27/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, June 27th 9:00-4:00 p.m. @ FDR Museum, Hyde Park

Location: FDR Museum, Hyde Park

LOCATION: FDR Museum, Hyde Park. Day 2 will focus on understanding effective search on Google and Wikipedia, website evaluation, copyright, plagiarism, citing sources, and how to incorporate Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and other standards in assignments that foster critical thinking.This workshop is part of a 3-day series. Attendees can sign-up for one, two, or all three of the classes. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO: -Make a connection between a high school research assignment and a college assignment -Develop an understanding of how information on the internet is made available to the end user -Develop an understanding of how to find factual information online -Explain why citation matters and how to teach students about plagiarism -Develop an understanding of how to ethically use and share materials in classroom work -Create an annotated bibliography TOPICS INCLUDE: -ACRL & ESIFC Frameworks -Google & Wikipedia -Website evaluation -Plagiarism & citing sources -Copyright The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment with SENYLRC. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab.

10. SLS - Day 3 - Educator Lab: High School to College Transition - Research Proficiency

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/28/2018

Meeting Times: June 28th 9:00-4:00 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College

Location: Mount St Mary College, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh

LOCATION: Mount St Mary College - Main Building - Day 3 What is expected in a current college research assignment, how to create good research questions, time management, achieving an understanding of how to incorporate the library’s catalog, databases, and lesser-known services into effective research. The class will be held at the Mount Saint Mary College Library in Newburgh, NY and will cover skills that you can apply to your own school library and other academic libraries in the Hudson Valley. This workshop is part of a 3-day series. Attendees can sign-up for one, two, or all three of the classes. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: -Identify the important information contained within a research assignment -Utilize strategies for narrowing down broad topics -Identify research tools that go beyond internet searches -Identify the variety of resources available in a college library -Apply what they learned at their school's library TOPICS INCLUDE: -Anatomy of a research assignment -Develop a topic -The reference interview -Using library resources -Synthesizing Information -Information Management The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment with SENYLRC. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab.

11. STEAM Explorations: Engineering for Grades 6-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/28/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: IS TLC

Looking for ways to engage your students in more meaningful hands-on inquiry based activities? Add some engineering! This workshop will explore ways to put the “E” in STEAM through the lens of structural, civil and environmental engineering, with connections to literacy and the arts. For the middle school classroom, we will focus on projects that encourage students to be creative problem solvers while they learn basic principles of engineering. Bonus: get a jump on the engineering standards of the NYSSLS. | Lunch will be provided. | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

Conference

12. MHLI Summer Leadership Institute 2018: Joyful Leadership in Traumatic Times

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Dates: 6/28/2018

The annual Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute will be held on June 28, 2018. Knowing the challenges with which school leaders contend, our theme is Joyful Leadership in Traumatic Times.  There is a continuum of learning and joy in traumatic times, and it has the potential to be a positive force for transformational change.  The overall focus of the day is the human element of our work, and recognizing what is within our control. Join us as we ask: How can we be resilient when we feel so drained? How can we cultivate a culture of joy and happiness for our students, staff and entire learning community?  And lastly, how can we refocus on long-range systems that reflect what matters most?

Agenda:

8:00-8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30- 8:45 Welcome
8:45-9:45 Keynote Dr. Scott Poland
10:00-11:30 Morning Workshops
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Afternoon Workshops
2:15-3:15 PM Keynote Alan Balnkstein
3:15- 3:30 Reflection and District Planning

Opening Keynote: Dr. Scott Poland
School Administrators: Making a Difference in a Challenging World

July 5 Followup Reflection & Evaluation

MHLI member price is $75
Non members price is $200

* Price for pre-approved SUNY Educational Administration students is $60.

Payment by check must be received by June 22. Payment will not be accepted at the door.

13. Session I: Roll Out of the New NYS Science Learning Standards - Grades 9 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/10/2018

Meeting Times: 07/10/2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for minds-on, hands-on learning of the New York State Science Learning Standards! The first in a series of unpacking, understanding and implementing the NYSSLS is designed to guide educators in understanding the history, rational and three dimensions of the NYSSLS. Participants will learn how to read and navigate the standards and understand conceptual shifts. Participants will not only become familiar with the new standards but experience them in a hands-on learning experience. This workshop will be a prerequisite to all other Major Initiative workshops in this series. Free to subscribing districts of Major Iniatives CoSer 555.012.

14. STEAM Explorations: Engineering for Grades K-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/10/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: IS TLC

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Looking for ways to engage your students in more meaningful hands-on inquiry based activities? Add some engineering! This workshop will explore ways to put the “E” in STEAM through the lens of structural, civil and environmental engineering, with connections to literacy and the arts. Bonus: get a jump on the engineering standards of the NYSSLS. | Lunch will be provided. | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

15. Next Generation Learning Standards Are on the Way: ELA (K-6)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 7/11/2018

Meeting Times: July 11 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

With the recent adoption of the Next Generation Learning Standards by the Board of Regents, this awareness workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming key changes in the K-6 ELA standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, examine the revised standards, and discuss supporting documents.

16. Phenomenon Based Learning: Engage Students in the K - 5 Elementary Science Classroom Using Real-World Phenomena

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/11/2018

Meeting Times: 07/11/2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Natural phenomena fascinate students and promote student interest in science. Phenomena may take the form of a demonstration, a small experiment, a video, or an observation. The goal in using phenomena in the science classroom is to drive an exploratory lesson in which students make observations, ask questions, create models, and make evidence-based claims to support their thinking. The more intriguing the phenomenon is, the more engaged students will be! In this workshop, we will explore various phenomena that are aligned with the new New York State Science Learning Standards. The goal is to work with phenomena that will inspire student curiosity in science. This workshop is intended for all K - 5 elementary science teachers. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to find relevant grade-level science-based phenomena and utilize these phenomena to create and drive lessons involving scientific inquiry. Free to subscribing districts of Major Iniatives CoSer 555.012.

17. Getting Started with Schoology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/12/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Schoology is a user-friendly learning management system that allows teachers to easily share resources, create assignments, discussions and assessments. In this beginner-level session, participants will learn how to add digital resources, create and grade assignments, facilitate discussions, and explore models for organizing their courses.

18. Science in the Early Childhood Classroom: Harnessing Wonder Pre-K

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators Pre-K

Dates: 7/12/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: IS TLC

Pre-schools are the best scientists in the world. They are curious and creative and so willing to explore. This introductory workshop will introduce ways to add more science into your ECE Classroom. Bonus: get a jump on the pre-K science standards of NYSSLS. | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

19. The Outdoor Classroom: Using your School Grounds for Interdisciplinary Science Learning Grades K-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators Grades K-8

Dates: 7/12/2018

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: IS TLC

Wait List
Taking children out-of-doors is a wonder-filled way to enhance learning. In this introductory workshop we will explore the “outdoor classroom” and discuss ways to add simple mini-excursions into your teaching to bring all areas of study - through a science lens - to life. | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

20. Understanding the Next Generation Learning Standards: Math (6-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/12/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday July 12, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: CCN, CCW

In this second workshop about the recently approved revised NYS math standards participants will explore the changes to grade level standards by reviewing the NYSED crosswalk and snapshot documents to identify similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. Participants will also explore the Next Generation Mathematics Standards document and learn about the numerous features and resources for supporting teachers that are built into the document and how they can be used to inform curriculum and instruction.

21. Understanding the Next Generation Learning Standards: Math (K-6)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/12/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday July 12, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: CCN, CCW

In this second workshop about the recently approved revised NYS math standards participants will explore the changes to grade level standards by reviewing the NYSED crosswalk and snapshot documents to identify similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. Participants will also explore the Next Generation Mathematics Standards document and learn about the numerous features and resources for supporting teachers that are built into the document and how they can be used to inform curriculum and instruction.

22. G Suite Survival Kit

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, TAs, and Administrators

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/17/2018

Meeting Times: July 16 9AM-12 PM, July 17 9AM-12 PM

In these workshops, we will address key skills needed to navigate G Suite including creating or converting files, sharing and collaborating, and communicating with students and colleagues. Participants will walk away with step by step instructions, knowledge and resources that will enable them not only to survive but thrive in the G Suite environment. This workshop has been spread over 3 days in an effort to allow all participants to digest the information in small increments. Topics will include: July 16 - Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Keep ...9 AM - 12 pm July 17- Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Classroom ...9 AM- 12 pm

23. Webinar: Simple Ways to "Gamify" Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/16/2018

Meeting Times: 7/16/2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am

In this webinar, we will look at research-based, best practices for incorporating game based strategies and technology into your classrooms. A minimum of four game-based educational applications will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the value of gamification in their classrooms.

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies.

Please note that webinar attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and participate in all questions to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. Taking a webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We recommend you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

24. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 7/20/2018

Meeting Times: July 17, 18, 19, & 20 | 8:30 - 3:30
Members: $850.00 per participant for all four days Non-members: 1,200 per participant for all four days
**component ONLY district teams with 4 or more will be billed a reduced rate of $750.00 per person**<

The mission of Cognitive CoachingSM is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of leading, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive CoachingSM is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.





• develop trust and rapport





• develop an identity as a mediator of thinking





• utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving





• develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community





• develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence





• apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating





• utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions





• distinguish among the five forms of feedback





• use data to mediate thinking

Breakfast, lunch, and materials are included in the cost.

25. Roll Out of the new New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades K - 5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: IS TLC

NYSSLS
Join us for a full day of minds-on, hands-on learning of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS)! Practical strategies in unpacking, understanding and implementing the NYSSLS are designed to guide educators in understanding the history, rationale and three dimensions of the NYSSLS. Participants will not only become familiar with the new standards but will learn how to read and navigate the standards and understand conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the questions, “Why do they matter?” and “Now what?” | Lunch will be provided. | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

26. Testing Accommodations: Level the Playing Field for Students With Disabilities

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Building and Special Ed Administrators, Special Educators, General Educators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 7/17/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: CCN, CCW

The NYS Office of Special Education recently released a new testing accommodations manual. While exploring the new manual, participants will learn the purpose of testing accommodations, review policy details, examine tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations, learn how to document testing accommodations on the IEP, become familiar with accommodations for Computer-Based Testing and review and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing.

27. What Makes Special Ed Special?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators, General Educators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 7/17/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:30 am -11:30 am

Location: CCN, CCW

The answer is Specially Designed Instruction (SDI). SDI is the individualized instruction provided to a student with an IEP to help him/her successfully access the curriculum. Participants in this workshop will explore how SDI is implemented to ensure access, meaningful engagement and achievement for students with disabilities. Participants will discover resources on evidence based instructional methodologies, lesson planning, and strategies to promote and integrate SDI.

28. Putting Together All of the Pieces: Refining the Plan for Your Elementary Social Studies Instruction (K-6)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 7/18/2018

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

This workshop for elementary educators will review the content and instructional demands of the Social Studies Framework. We will discuss what fulfillment of the Social Studies Practices can look like by grade level, the Inquiry Design Model, as well as helping students to read and write as historians and social scientists. Districts are encouraged to attend as teams so as to utilize built-in time for planning and revision to current assessments and curriculum.

29. When the Numbers Don't Add Up: Strategies to Support Struggling Math Learners

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/18/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: CCS,CCE

Students often have special needs that can compound difficulties when learning math and can cause students to quickly fall behind at a young age. In this workshop teachers will explore strategies for assessing their students’ thinking in math and developing strategies tailored to students’ learning strengths including multisensory approaches, Universal Design for Learning and assistive technologies. Participants will have time to explore and plan and will leave with resources that they can incorporate into their instruction. Lunch will be on your own.

30. The NEW Social Studies Assessments: Are You and Your Students Ready?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 7/19/2018

Meeting Times: July 19, 2018 9:00 am - 12:p.m.

In this workshop, we will review the changes in upcoming Global 10 Regents exam, including both the Transition exam and the New Framework exam in Global History and Geography II. We will also discuss the potential shifts in instructional practice required to fully realize the Social Studies Framework and prepare our students to succeed on the aligned assessments, especially regarding the Social Studies Practices and what they ask of students by grade level. Participants will review and revise their own assessments for alignment to the framework and create next steps for their own classroom practice. The audience for this workshop is teachers, TAs and administrators, grades 6-12.

31. The Problem with Words in Math

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: CCN, CCW

Many students become anxious when confronted with a word problem and often struggle to understand what to do or simply give up without trying. Common Core aligned curricula and state exam questions across grade levels expect students to read and understand informational text which can be very challenging for students. The goal ofthis workshop is to explore strategies that can help students gain confidence in grappling with and engaging productively in solving word problems. Participants will familiarize themselves with the grade level expectations for math vocabulary and evaluate instructional strategies for learning vocabulary and applying problem solving techniques to word problems. The workshop will also include opportunities for teachers to plan implementation of instructional strategies.

32. Webinar: Learn it Today use it Tomorrow- Microsoft Teams I: Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/23/2018

Meeting Times: 7/23/2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

Microsoft Classroom has a new name with some amazing new features...Microsoft Teams. Teams blends the features you liked in classroom with more tools for collaboration and communication. Participants will explore the Microsoft Teams platform and the connected apps in the 365 platform, become familiar with the creating and managing online classes, and learn how to provide engaging assignments for students.



For this enhanced webinar, attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing and submitting a Team activity by July 30,2018 to receive 2 credits for this course. This session is intended for districts that have adopted Office 365 and made Microsoft Teams available to their staff and students.

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies.

Please note that webinar attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and participate in all questions to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. Taking a webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We recommend you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

33. Marvelous Math: Engaging Students Through Games

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday July 25, 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: CCN, CCW

Do you want to learn some interesting ways to motivate students with math lessons? Your students can have fun while learning and improving their math skills. This hands-on, interactive workshop is designed to provide K-8 educators time to explore various games that will engage students while learning math. Participants will identify which Common Core Math Standards are addressed with the games and collaborate with colleagues to plan how to implement specific math games to enhance, differentiate or extend student learning in math lessons. Teachers should bring lesson plans that they can revise using math games in the workshop. Lunch will be on your own.

34. Next Generation Learning Standards Are on the Way - ELA (6-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ELA teachers and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 7/25/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 25, 2018; 9:00-12:00

With the recent adoption of the Next Generation Learning Standards by the Board of Regents, this awareness workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming key changes in the 6-12 ELA standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, examine the revised standards, and discuss supporting documents.

35. Windows 10 and Office16 Teacher Academy

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

Windows 10 and Office 16 offer a variety of tools and resources that can boost productivity, facilitate collaboration and unleash creativity. In this hands-on workshop participants will explore the latest features that allow teachers and students to experience the classroom of tomorrow, today.

36. Webinar: Learn It Today Use It Tomorrow: Microsoft Teams II: Intermediate Level

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2018

Meeting Times: 7/26/2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

Now that you have learned the basics of Microsoft Teams, let's learn how to put this new tool to full use. In this session participants will learn how to use embedded apps available in teams to create dynamic content for their students. Participants will also learn how to use the built-in grading and chat features within Teams to engage their learners in the educational conversation.



Participants are required to complete and submit a Team activity by August 2, 2018 to receive 2 credits for this course.

This session is intended for districts that have adopted Office 365 and made Microsoft Teams available to their staff and students.

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies.

Please note that webinar attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and participate in all questions to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. Taking a webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We recommend you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

37. Frontline Education Professional Learning Management (formerly MyLearningPlan) Certification Training

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: MLP Administrators & Support

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/1/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Lunch will be provided

Districts and BOCES’ from Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties are invited to a two-day certification course.

The Professional Learning Management System (PLMS) certification training will address the finer points of managing users, unpacking and adjusting additional system rights based on organization need, proactively managing approvals, using available tools and reports to track professional development and how to support and engage learners and approvers in the process. Participants will get hands-on experience in the system and have opportunities to ask questions, share challenges and successes, and apply their learning in their own organizations.

38. Facts and Fluency: Do Students Know their Numbers?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday August 2, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: CCN, CCW

Common core expectations of rigor are that students demonstrate fluency, deep understanding and application in equal measure. But what exactly does “fluency” mean? How should students be supported in meeting grade level expectations for fluency? In this workshop K through 8 teachers will review and assess different fluency expectations and literature about best practices for assessing and teaching student fluency in math. Participants will leave with strategies and resources that can be implemented in their classes.

39. Joyful Leadership – Making Sure that Values Matter

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

Meeting Times: August 2 | 8:30 - 11:30 AM

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Education has always been a career field where values matter. With so many distractors and competing needs, how do we stay true to value-centered leadership? One team will share their path in the district commitment to value-centered leadership.
Led by Jackie O'Donnell, COO of Southern Westchester BOCES
Breakfast will be served.

40. Frontline Education Employee Evaluation Management (formerly Oasys) Certification Course

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: MLP Administrators & Support

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/8/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30
Lunch will be provided
Audience: Personnel who perform evaluations Personnel who manage EEM

Districts and BOCES’ from Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties are invited to a two-day certification course.

During these sessions, participants will gain understanding of the Employee Evaluation Management (EEM) system and how to leverage it to more efficiently manage their evaluation process. Participants will get hands-on experience in the system and have opportunities to ask questions, share challenges and successes, and apply their learning in their own organization.

41. Jump In - Microsoft Onenote for Edu

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2018

Meeting Times: 8/7/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Microsoft Onenote is a note taking tool with powerful features for teachers looking to create paperless classrooms.

In this workshop, participants will explore the Onenote platform and learn best practices for its use in the classroom. Teachers will become familiar with the creating and managing online notebooks, creating and managing student notebooks and learn strategies for implementing this platform in unique classroom environments.

This workshop is perfect for Onenote newbies.

This session is intended for districts that have adopted Office 365 and made Microsoft Teams available to their staff and students.

42. Seesaw Student-Driven Digital Portfolios

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 8/8/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 from 9am-12pm

Seesaw is a digital journaling app that allows students to create a digital portfolio of their learning. Compatible with iOS, Android and even available via the web, students can add photos, video, text and more to their feed. It allows students to show understanding, teachers can see individual work and create a class blog and invite parents. This tool is for teachers of K - 12. Participants will learn how to set up and use SeeSaw, add students, create activities for their students and invite parents.

43. Restorative Practices for School Leaders with Ramapo for Children

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/10/2018

Meeting Times: August 9 & 10 | 8:30 - 3:30

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Ramapo for Children’s Restorative Practices for School Leaders provides district teams with frameworks and strategies that reflect many of the core beliefs and best practices of restorative approaches to school discipline. This two-day training will support educators in focusing on how and when to respond to violations of community expectations and concrete strategies and techniques for ensuring learning from these conflicts as well as positive reintegration into a community once they have occurred.

The goals of Ramapo’s approach to restorative practices are to:
(1) build the capacity of school communities to reflect on, identify, create and implement restorative action plans that promote restorative practices in school, and
(2) support schools in developing “restorative justice action teams” who are accountable to a school-wide restorative practice action plan, which may include cohort and individual interventions to improve school culture and impact measures such as attendance rates, office referrals, and suspensions.
Led by Yaniyah Pearson, the Director of  Restorative Practices and Equity Initiatives at Ramapo for Children. 

Seats are limited, so be sure to register early!

Breakfast and lunch included.

44. SLS - High School to College Transition Special Interest Group

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: HS Librarians only

Dates: 8/9/2018

Meeting Times: August 9, 2018 1-4pm

Location: SENYLRC, 21 S. Elting Corners Road, Highland

The High School to College Transition group is focused on letting high school and college librarians share their experiences with each other. The goal of this group is to help high school librarians prepare students for college, and for academic librarians to gain a better idea of where students are coming from and how they can help. Through conversation, this SIG will work to ease students’ transition between high school and college. The agenda will be set by the group. Topics of discussion could include college readiness, the first-year college experience, and enhancing critical thinking, and working with college programs in the high school, preparing for the second half of the school year, and follow-up from our previous meetings and workshops. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration sign up with Southeastern at https://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG

45. Webinar: Learn it Today Use it in September: Screencastify

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 9:00 - 10:30 am

Imagine your students creating videos that:

  • show their understanding and learning
  • can help a peer learn in a different way
  • create a library of approaches for current and future students to access

Screencastify along with some other free apps allows you and your students to produce creative, collaborative, and critical thinking videos that can be used to teach new concepts, show understanding, and create a repository of different approaches to learning.

This webinar is 1.5 hours long and will teach participants to use the Screencastify extension. In addition, you will be required to complete a Screencastify video of your own and submit it by the morning of Friday, August 17th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

You must have a Chrome browser on your computer and be able to add the Screencastfty extension. If you are unable to add extensions, please consult your Tech Department to add it for you before August 9th.

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies.

Please note that webinar attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and participate in all questions to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. Taking a webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We recommend you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

46. Full STEAM Ahead with Technology to Go

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 from 8:30 - 3:30

Did you know that Ulster BOCES lends out a variety of technology resources to Ulster County public schools? During this hands-on, workshop, you will have the opportunity become familiar with some of the resources available through the Technology to Go program and learn tips on how to integrate them into your curriculum. Participants will visit a variety of stations to explore topics such as: basic and intermediate coding, circuits and electricity, circuits and motors and creating unique products with Makerspace materials. Lunch is on your own.

47. Revving it Up with Google Drive - Getting the basics of G Suite

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Teachers Aides

Dates: 8/15/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 15th 9am - 12pm

Are you new to Google and what it has to offer? Are you a current user looking for the easy way to make Google work for you? In this session we will focus on Google Drive and how to make Google Docs, Slides and Forms work for you! You will learn how to quickly share, edit and collaborate in Google Docs, collect important information quickly via a Google Form, and harness the power of Google Slides, it's more than a Google PowerPoint!

48. Leadership and the Impact on Special Education: Part 1 & 2 (RSE TASC SESIS)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: If you are a leader who wants to intentionally create an inclusive school culture, then this workshop is for you!

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/22/2018

Meeting Times: Part 1 - Monday, 8/20 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM | Part 2 -Wednesday, 8/22 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: CCS/E

The role of Leadership is pivotal in the improvement and impact of educational opportunities for students with disabilities and other learners at risk. In order to adequately support staff who teach students with disabilities, school leaders must be stewards and coaches in the development of a school culture of inclusiveness. In this workshop, school leaders will define: 1. What are the “critical” components school leaders need to support special education needs in inclusive schools? 2. What are some of the essential, day-to-day, leadership components and experiences of leaders who have had a gainful performance impact in supporting teachers who serve students with special education needs in inclusive schools? 3. What do other key stakeholders in schools (e.g., students, parents, teachers, school board officials) perceive as important leadership issues regarding supporting students with special education needs in inclusive schools? 4. What does your implementation plan need to look like? How does a leader establish a culture of inclusion, while developing staff, shaping the organization, and designing programs that are supportive to a successful inclusive culture that produces a high impact on student performance and teacher efficacy? If you are a leader who wants to intentionally create an inclusive school culture, then this workshop is for you! Lunch is on your own. This is a regional offering of the RSE TASC.

49. Adding Pizazz to Your Presentations

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/22/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Are you bored with PowerPoint? Slides got you down? In this session we will explore tools that allow you to add a variety of interactive activities to your presentations increasing engagement and providing opportunities fr checking understanding and providing feedback.

50. NYS Standards Overview for Elementary Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Administrators

Dates: 8/28/2018

Meeting Times: 10 AM - 2 PM

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There have been many changes in content standards such as the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards, The Social Studies Framework, and the New York State Science Standards. This workshop will provide elementary and central office administrators an overview of the changes and what to look for in the classroom. Free to districts in Major Initiatives. Lunch will be provided.

51. NYS Standards Overview for Secondary Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2018

Meeting Times: 10 AM - 2 PM

New
There have been many changes in content standards such as the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards, The Social Studies Framework, and the New York State Science Standards. This workshop will provide secondary and central office administrators an overview of the changes and what to look for in the classroom. Free to districts in Major Initiatives. Lunch will be provided.

52. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 9/24/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

53. SLS - Understanding and Embracing the new AASL School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

Meeting Times: 9/27/18 8:30-3:30

Location: CCE, CCN, CCW, CCS

In this one day hands-on seminar, librarians will examine and digest our new library standards. Through engaging activities and planning, librarians will exit feeling equipped to tweak their library program for new standards and our 21st Century Education models. Topics include Power Verbs; Inquiry-based collaborative learning; technology tools; library reading programs; and our Literacy Ecosystem to assess where our strengths and weaknesses are. Discussion scenarios will include...How do I meet standards if you find yourself void of classroom collaboration? What's the link between technology tools and new standards? Where does reading fit into the standards...and more. Librarians will share ideas, set goals, and brainstorm program modifications to begin to align their instruction with new standards. This offering is a collaboration between Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster BOCES School Library Systems.

54. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 10/22/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

55. High Tech High: Moving Project-baed Learning Beyond the Project (Total Immersion)

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: District teams of multi-tiered educators.

Dates: 10/24/2018 to 4/24/2019

Meeting Times:
Oct. 24 & 25, 2018 8:30-3:30: 2-day Fall East Coast Dive at Ulster BOCES

Jan 23 & 24, 2019 9:00-5:00: 2-day Winter Deep Dive at HTH in San Diego

April 23 & 24, 2019 8:30-3:30: 2-day Spring East Coast Dive at Ulster BOCES

Location: Ulster BOCES & HTH in San Diego

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Experience the High Tech High Acclaimed Education Model at Ulster BOCES during the East Coast’s First-Ever Deeper Learning Institute

Join internationally recognized Project/Process-Based Learning (PBL) experts from San Diego’s acclaimed High Tech High (HTH) for a yearlong, interactive professional development experience focusing on the process of developing meaningful learning that will generate real-life skills. Participants will explore how equity in schools can be achieved through well-designed experiences, and examine how to build authentic connections for students through work and experiences.

Teams of all sizes are welcome. Districts are encouraged to bring a team of multi-tiered educators, from practitioners to policymakers, who can return with the knowledge to build local capacity in your district. Suggested team members include a central administrator, building leadership, lead teachers, and teacher leaders from elementary, middle, and high school.

Travel, dinner, and hotel not included.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided only for the PD sessions.

Bring four team members from your district and bring a fifth for free.

56. High Tech High: Moving Project-based Learning Beyond the Project (Testing the Waters)

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: District teams of multi-tiered educators.

Dates: 10/24/2018 to 4/24/2019

Meeting Times:
October 24 & 25, 2018 | 8:30-3:30: 2-day Fall East Coast Dive at Ulster BOCES

April 23 & 24, 2019 | 8:30-3:30: 2-day Spring East Coast Dive at Ulster BOCES

Location: Ulster BOCES

New

Experience the High Tech High Acclaimed Education Model at Ulster BOCES during the East Coast’s First-Ever Deeper Learning Institute.

Join internationally recognized Project/Process-Based Learning (PBL) experts from San Diego’s acclaimed High Tech High (HTH) for a yearlong, interactive professional development experience focusing on the process of developing meaningful learning that will generate real-life skills. Participants will explore how equity in schools can be achieved through well-designed experiences, and examine how to build authentic connections for students through work and experiences.

Teams of all sizes are welcome. Districts are encouraged to bring a team of multi-tiered educators, from practitioners to policymakers, who can return to their districts with the knowledge to build local capacity in your district. Suggested team members include a central administrator, building leadership, lead teachers, and teacher leaders from elementary, middle, and high school.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Bring four team members from your district and bring a fifth for free.

57. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 11/26/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

58. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 12/17/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

59. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 1/28/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

60. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 2/25/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

61. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 3/25/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

62. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 4/29/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

63. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 5/20/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

64. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 6/10/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
New
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. | General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues | Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.