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1. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 11/27/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
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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.

2. Special Educator PLN: Technology Tools for the Special Ed Classroom

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 11/28/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM

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Join special education colleagues to collaboratively share and explore current resources and develop individualized, lesson and classroom plans according to best practice and new initiatives. Please come prepared with examples of promising practice to share and discussion points and questions related to this month's topic. Complete a separate registration for each session.

3. Webinar: Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: Quizizz

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 11/28/2017

Meeting Times: 11/28/2017
4:30 - 5:30

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Looking for innovative, turn-key technology resources to boost your student engagement and add a fun kick to your lesson plans? Are you interested in creating student-centered, social, fun game based learning environments that generate real-time data for students and teachers? Come join us for a one-hour online webinar focused on using free online teaching tool Quizizz to maximize your lessons impact. Participants will create an account, interact with the teacher interface, and develop an assessment for use with students.

4. Guided Reading 101

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Primary Classroom Teachers

Dates: 11/29/2017

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

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From scheduling, steps, time, accountability, assessment and reflection, we will cover it all in this Workshop! Come learn the secrets to implementing and sustaining guided reading in your classroom.

5. Algebra II (Common Core) PLN (Meets 4:15-7:15 PM)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra II Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. The facilitator will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED proposed revisions to the math CCLS, and CC Regents. These meetings will help Algebra II teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN: 10/2/17, 11/6/17, 12/4/17, 2/5/18 (**SNOW DATE 2/12/18), 3/5/18 ( **SNOW DATE 3/12/18). Should a SNOW DATE have to be used, the only action to take would be to cancel your registration if you CANNOT attend.

6. Algebra I Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/4/2017

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30.
Training 12-3PM.

Location: IS Lab

Training for the administration and scoring of the Algebra I Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

7. SLS – Re-imagining the Library with English Language Learners in Mind

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 12/4/2017

Meeting Times: 12/4/17 from 8:30-3:00

Location: CCE, CCN, CCS, CCW

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Co-librarians Kristen Majkut and Alicia Abdul from Albany High School will lead librarians in a full-day workshop that bridges the realities of English Language Learners in our schools with what the library can do to proactively support staff, students, and the community. Topics will include collection development, technology, and programming with time to shape your own action plan. Sponsored by Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, O/U and Rockland BOCES SLS's.

8. Earth Science Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/5/2017

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.
Snow date 12/19/17.

Location: IS Lab

Training for the administration and scoring of the Earth Science Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

9. Supporting ELL Writers

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017

Meeting Times: 12/5 4:00-7:00 SNOW DATE 12/14

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This workshop for ENL teachers will address the following questions: What are key conferencing prompts to move ELL writers forward? What resources will be most useful in assessing ELLs as writers? How can I work with the general education teacher to scaffold assignments? Participants will assess student work samples and discuss next steps for instruction.

10. Make IEP goals come alive: Goal writing and progress monitoring for student success

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM Snow Date: December 13, 2017 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: IS-TLC

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A well designed IEP is an essential tool to help ensure students with disabilities receive an equitable and successful education. Participants in this workshop will leave with the ability to write well crafted, measurable and meaningful goals aligned to NYS learning standards. Teachers will gain an understanding of how to monitor, collect and analyze student progress data and use this data to inform instruction. Please bring an IEP or your login information for IEP direct.

11. Making Learning Visible with iPads

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/7/2017

Meeting Times: 12/07/2017 4:00 PM-7:00 PM SNOW DATE 12/21/17

Join us for a tour of a variety of free and low-cost screencasting and multimedia apps on the iPad that can be used to make student learning visible. Participants will learn how to use these apps to engage students in content area learning and create standards-based artifacts of learning. SNOW DATE 12/21/17

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: HS Librarians only

Dates: 12/7/2017

Meeting Times: Dec. 7, 2017 1-4 p.m.

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 http://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG

13. Social Studies Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/7/2017

Meeting Times: 8AM-3PM
lunch will be served.

Location: IS Lab

Joint training for the Global History & Geography and US History & Government Regents exams. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

14. Geometry Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/8/2017

Meeting Times: 11:30 Lunch. 12-3PM Training.

Location: IS Lab

Training for the administration and scoring of the Geometry Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

15. Session I: Roll Out of the new New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades K - 5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/8/2017

Meeting Times: 12 - 3:30 PM

Location: CCES

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 Initiatives CoSer 555.012

16. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 12/8/2017

Meeting Times: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 (Snow date, if needed 12/15) 1:00 - 3:30

Location: Smart Room - IS

Regular Meeting

17. Jump in – Release the Codes - VEX Programing

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers using VEX Robotics Platform

Dates: 12/11/2017

Meeting Times: 12/11/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you are looking for a fun way to inspire your students while engaging them on challenging, thought provoking, age appropriate, higher order thinking, well look no further. Come join us for this 3-hour session where participants will learn the fundamentals of coding to increases student engagement, develop innovative methods to teach common core standards for Math and Science courses, and explore methods of creating a culture of high order thinking using the VEX RobotC programming platform. This session is intended for schools using the VEX Robotics platform.

18. When the Numbers Don’t Add Up: Strategies to Support Struggling Math Learners

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/11/2017

Meeting Times: Monday, December 11, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Snow Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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. Teachers will leave with resources that they can incorporate into their instruction.

19. Chemistry Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30.
Training 12-3PM.

Location: Conference Center

Training for the administration and scoring of the Earth Science Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

20. Jump in - Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: 12/12/2017
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Are you looking for a one-stop solution to manage your student assignments, calendar, grades, and communication? Would you like for those assignments to be easy to use and accessible to students? Google Classroom is a web-based classroom organizational tool integrates powerful tools built into Google Suite. Participants will explore the Google Classroom teacher and student interfaces, develop and learn to manage online classes. Participants will also learn how to create engaging online assignments.

Please note that this session is intended for districts that have adopted G Suite for education and made Google Classroom available to their staff and students.

21. New Teacher Training Program 2017-18: Bullying Prevention

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 12/12/2016 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2017-18 is open to both new teachers and mentors. These hours & cost are included in the full year entry. If you have any questions concerning registration, please call Don Odom at (845) 255-1402 extension 1356. This session will cover how to prevent bullying before it starts, how to recognize warning signs, and how to create a classroom culture for learning. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 for the most current delay or closing information.

22. Poverty PLN for Administrators - Session 1

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: 4-7PM

This professional learning network provides an opportunity for building and district administrators to discuss the impact of poverty upon learning in their schools and how they can best support their students affected by poverty. Participants will examine research that focuses on how poverty affects learning and how educators can create environments and learning structures that support all students while meeting the particular needs of students who live in poverty. In addition, participants will exit with an action plan to implement immediately in their own school or district. We will meet again in April to discuss our successes, challenges and to plan next steps for deepening the work to support students affected by poverty.

23. SLS - Destiny User Group Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Follett Destiny Library Staff

Dates: 12/12/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday, December 12th from 1:00-3:30

Location: Library

Katrina Conte and Kim Hering, from Follett Library Solutions, will demonstrate the latest features in Destiny and answer questions for participants. All Library staff, from Ulster County, that uses Destiny is welcome to attend.

24. Creating Common Assessments with Jennifer Borgioli

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators with their teams

Dates: 12/13/2017 to 5/24/2018

Meeting Times: December 13, 2017 (snow date December 15)
February 13, 2018 (snow date February 15)
May 24, 2018
8:30 - 3:00

Location: IS Lab

In this three-part series, district teams will focus on the attributes of quality assessment, and design common assessments. In each session, there will be an administrator “pull out” portion that will focus on explicitly addressing questions that emerge during the design program.
Participants will:



• Deepen their understanding of quality, diversified, and balanced assessment and its impact on learning,



• Explore the construct of learning, the conditions that promote learning and the parameters that should guide assessment work,



• Understand the attributes of quality assessment and situate their practice within the overall assessment system and identify priorities within their own practice,



• Identify ways in which students become an integral part of the assessment process, thereby making them valuable stakeholders in their own learning, and



• Participate in the design of a learner-centered, performance based assessment task

25. Books Are Better Shared!

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday 12/14 4-7 pm

Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that occurs when students join in or share the reading of a book or other text while guided and supported by a teacher. The teacher explicitly models the skills of proficient readers, including reading with fluency and expression. K-6 teachers will learn how shared reading is different from a read aloud, what it looks like, and what is taught. Participants will create their own shared reading lesson plan to be ready to implement this balanced literacy component in their own classroom.

26. Living Environment Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30
Training 12-3PM.

Location: IS Lab

Training for the administration and scoring of the Earth Science Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

27. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades 6 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: 8 - 11:30 AM

Location: CCNW

Continue minds-on, hands-on learning with the NYSSLS. Participants will go deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

28. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades K -5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/14/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: CCNW

Continue minds-on, hands-on learning with the NYSSLS. Participants will go deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

29. Algebra II Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/15/2017

Meeting Times: Lunch at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.

Location: IS Lab

Training for the administration and scoring of the Algebra II Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ELA educators grades 6-12

Dates: 12/18/2017

Meeting Times: Monday, December 18, 2017, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m SNOW DATE: 2/12/18

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 new standards, and discuss supporting documents. SNOW DATE: 2/12/18

31. Next Generation Learning Standards Are on the Way: Math (6-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: math educators grades 6-12

Dates: 12/18/2017

Meeting Times: Monday, December 18, 2017; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. SNOW DATE: 2/12/18

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 math standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, examine the new standards, and discuss supporting documents. Lunch will not be provided. SNOW DATE: 2/12/18

32. STAR User Group

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

Audience: K-12 Educators, administrators and STAR/Data Coordinators

Dates: 12/18/2017

Meeting Times: 8-11 AM

Location: IS-TLC

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This is the user group meeting which representatives from Renaissance come to work with districts in the region and answer their questions. Topics will include:

* STAR Dashboard * STAR User Support * STAR Updates & New Features * District Challenges & Successes

33. Jump in! VEX ROBOT RUMBLE!

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 12/19/2017

Meeting Times: 12/19/2017
4:00PM - 7:00PM

Let's get ready to RUMMMMMBLE! Come join us for a fun, competitive, project-based, hands on learning experience and learn how to build a robot all at the same time. In this 3-hour session, we will look at how you can use robotics in your classroom to engage your students in higher order, project-based, learning environments that allow students to push the boundaries of their creativity and is fun for all ages. Can't build a robot? Don't worry! This is the perfect session for you! *Participants from Ulster Districts have the option of borrowing a Vex Robotics Super kit for use in their school upon completion of this session.

34. Webinar: #OneNewThing December - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 12/20/2017

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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This webinar has NEW content every month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new tips and sites monthly.

Please note that 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.

35. Encore Webinar: #OneNewThing December - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 12/21/2017

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, December 21st, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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This is an additional session of #onenewthing December to accommodate the popularity of this webinar - It is the SAME webinar as December 20th! Please only sign up for one!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new tips and sites monthly.

Please note that 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.

36. The Ultimate Collaboration Tool: An Introduction to OneNote (Part Two)

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/4/2018

Meeting Times: 4PM-7PM

In this second of two One Note workshops, participants will use the tools in OneNote to create an interactive lesson. In addition, participants will learn how to use One Note Class Notebooks to create a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. Prerequisite: Previous experience utilizing One Note is required. One Note Class Notebooks are only available to schools that subscribe to Office 365. Please check with your technology department to ensure that you and your students have access. SNOW DATE 1/18/18

37. Algebra I (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. This group will be facilitated by an Ulster BOCES Content Specialist who will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED revisions to the math CCLS. These meetings will help Algebra I teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN: 9/18/2017, 11/13/2017, 1/8/2018 (**SNOW DATE 1/11/18), 3/19/2018 (**SNOW DATE 3/22/18), 5/14/2018.

38. ELA Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/9/2018

Meeting Times: 8-11AM
Snow date 1/10/18 (12-3PM).

New
Scorer training for the ELA Regents exam. Participants will gain an understanding of test format, scoring policies and procedures, and exam rubrics.

39. Make an Impact! Supporting Diverse Learners for Teaching Assistants and Paraprofessionals

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: TAs

Dates: 1/9/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday January 9, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Snow date 1/16/18

In your crucial role as a TA, how can you support the students in your classrooms including students with disabilities, ELLs and students with diverse cultural backgrounds? In this workshop, you will learn up-to-date terminology and experience simulations and strategies for reaching all learners.

40. Curriculum and Standards Work Group - Session 2

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Curriculum Directors & Assistant Superintendents

Dates: 1/10/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30 AM (snow date 1/11/18)

Future Sessions (separate registration required):
Session 3 - 3/14/18 (snow 3/16)
Session 4 - 6/6/18

Location: TLC

The purpose of the Curriculum and Standards work group is to provide a supportive space for curriculum directors and assistant superintendents to unpack all NYSED changes and revisions as it applies to standards, curriculum and instruction. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of revisions and changes in the NYS Social Studies Frameowrk, the New York State Science Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards through hands-on learning experiences, modeling and sharing of best practices.

Separate registration required for each session.
Future Dates: 3/14/18 & 6/6/18

$50 per district representative per session for districts participating in School Improvement CoSer 555. $100 per session for non-participating districts.

41. Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: Google Tour Builder

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 1/10/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm SNOW DATE: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Imaging your students creating interactive Google Earth trip that shows:

  • a character's journey through a novel or historical book
  • a trip to major landmarks or geological disasters
  • an interactive timeline of historical events
  • an interactive tour of your community
  • an interactive biographical tour of a famous artist, musician, politician or change maker

Tour Builder is a new app that uses Google Earth in a fun and exciting way. The user can pick the locations on the map, right down to street level, add in photos, hyperlinks, text, and video, and then share the creation with others. Here is a historical Tour Builder example: https://goo.gl/ryn6XT

This webinar is 1.5 hours long and will teach participants to use Google Tour Builder. Participants will leave with an understanding of the tools and how to create a tour. They will also get a 'cheat sheet' and tutorial video to help them create their own tour and the resources provided can be used in the classroom for training students.

You must have a Gmail account to access Google Tour Builder, so if you do not have one through school, make sure you create one before January 10th!

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. You will be required to complete a Tour of your own and submit it by Friday, January 19th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

42. Dine and Learn - Follow up to Dr. Lee Ann Jung's presentation From Goals to Growth

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: School administrators

Dates: 1/11/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7PM
snow date 1/25/18

You are invited to attend a "Round Table Discussion" dinner meeting for extended learning and deeper dive into the topic, 'Supporting And Measuring Growth for Students with Learning Differences.' presented by Lee Ann Jung. In this dinner discussion you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues across our region and discuss the implementation stages of successfully putting plans in place that can be meaningfully sustained. If you are a leader who feels challenged by the 'how' to get it all done, this dinner presentation is for you!

Target Audience: All School and District Leaders

Presentation will be facilitated by Barbara Tischler Hastie, Ulster BOCES Coordinator /Special Education School Improvement Specialist.

43. SLS - K-8 Librarians Work Group Session III

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-8 Librarians

Dates: 1/11/2018

Meeting Times: January 11, 2018 - 4:15-5:45pm

Location: Plattekill Elementary Library

Participants will be exposed to a variety of technology that can be implemented into the Library Media Center. Participants will be able to experiment with different equipment, as well as, be introduced to different web tools. The comfort level of technology is very different for everybody, so please come and see what equipment will best fit your needs, as well as your library! This workshop will take place at Plattekill Elementary Library.

44. Session I: Roll Out of the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades 9 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/12/2018

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:30 PM

Location: CCN/W

New
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 - Please note that the SNOW DATE will be January 19, 2018.

45. Teaching Students the Art and Science of Asking the Right Questions

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers, TAs and administrators, K-12

Dates: 1/16/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 1/16/18 Snow date: Wednesday, 1/17/18

Teaching our students to ask the right questions is essential to building inquiry skills as well as critical thinking skills applicable to all levels of learning and life. This cross-disciplinary workshop will examine the research behind teaching students to ask questions and the relationship that has to learning. Our focus will be an exploration and application of the Question Formulation Technique. Participants will understand the research behind this technique, participate in the process themselves, and work individually or with similar content or grade groups to develop a lesson and protocol for immediate implementation in their classroom. Audience: K-12 teachers, TAs and administrators (SNOW DATE: Wednesday, 1/17/18)

46. Webinar: World Language PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 1/16/2018

Meeting Times: 6-7 PM

The World Language Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area world language teachers to discuss current and emerging issues in language education. We will discuss topics such as instructional strategies, assessment, and standards and curriculum. These live virtual meetings will help world language teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. Participants will need a computer with a headphone and microphone to fully participate. Video will be optional. SNOW DATE 1/25/18

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: CCE/S

New
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. | SNOW DATE: January 30, 2017 | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

48. Webinar: #OneNewThing January Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 1/17/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Tuesday 1/23/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Wait List

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

49. How to Balance Guided Reading

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday 4-7pm

Participants will explore the components of a comprehensive literacy system and learn how guided reading fits. K-6 teachers will explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the components of a lesson and will build an understanding of responsive teaching throughout each component. They will also learn how to use high-quality texts to support responsive teaching. Participants will explore the use of systematic observation and assessment to form groups and inform instruction.

50. Webinar: #OneNewThing January Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 1/18/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, January 18th, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM SNOW DATE - Thursday 1/25/18 5:30 - 7:00 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

51. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 1/22/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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.

52. Webinar: Rethinking Learning Spaces

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 1/23/2018

Meeting Times: 7-8 PM

Location: ONLINE

Wait List
In this session we will explore how educators are rethinking their use of space to create opportunities for students to engage in student-directed, authentic learning. SNOW DATE 1/25/17

53. AP Conference

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Advanced Placement Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2018

Meeting Times: 8:00-11:30

New
Annual Ulster County AP Conference. Participants will analyze student work, share best practices, discuss grading procedures, and network with other content area teachers. Participants are asked to bring samples of student work to benefit the conversation.

54. New Teacher Training Program 2017-18: Special Ed 101

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 1/24/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 1/24/2016 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
In this session, you will learn how to promote engagement, access and success for students with different classifications and diverse learning and behavioral needs and abilities; review the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP); and be introduced to the frameworks of Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning and assistive technologies. This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2017-18 is open to both new teachers and mentors. These hours & cost are included in the full year entry. If you have any questions concerning registration, please call Don Odom at (845) 255-1402 extension 1356. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 for the most current delay or closing information.

55. Webinar: #OneNewThing January Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 1/24/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, January 24th, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Tuesday 1/30/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: educators K-6

Dates: 1/29/2018

Meeting Times: Monday, January 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. SNOW DATE: 2/2/18

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 new standards, and discuss supporting documents. A separate K-6 math session will follow requiring separate registration. Lunch will not be provided. SNOW DATE: 2/2/18

57. Next Generation Learning Standards Are on the Way: Math (K-6)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: educators K-6

Dates: 1/29/2018

Meeting Times: Monday, January 29, 2018, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. SNOW DATE: 2/2/18

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 math standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, examine the new standards, and discuss supporting documents. Lunch will not be provided. SNOW DATE: 2/2/18

58. Special Educator PLN - IEP Measurable Goal Development

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 1/30/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:00-7:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

Join special education colleagues to collaboratively share and explore current resources and develop individualized, lesson and classroom plans according to best practice and new initiatives. Please come prepared with examples of promising practice to share and discussion points and questions related to this month's topic. Complete a separate registration for each session.

59. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades 6 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: CCNW

New
Continue minds-on, hands-on learning with the NYSSLS. Participants will go deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

60. Algebra II (Common Core) PLN (Meets 4:15-7:15 PM)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra II Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2018

Meeting Times: 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. The facilitator will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED proposed revisions to the math CCLS, and CC Regents. These meetings will help Algebra II teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN: 10/2/17, 11/6/17, 12/4/17, 2/5/18 (**SNOW DATE 2/12/18), 3/5/18 ( **SNOW DATE 3/12/18). Should a SNOW DATE have to be used, the only action to take would be to cancel your registration if you CANNOT attend.

61. SLS - Secondary Librarians Workgroup - Session II

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 2/5/2018

Meeting Times: 2/5/18 - 3:30-5:00 snow date 2/6/18

Location: Library

This workgroup will discuss and share lesson planning, books and information with regard to running a Secondary Library. The focus will be on librarians who teach grades 6-12.

62. Geometry (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Geometry Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2018

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 7 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. This group will be facilitated by an Ulster BOCES Content Specialist who will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED proposed revisions to the math CCLS. These meetings will help geometry teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration required for each meeting. Individual dates are: 9/28/17, 11/16/17, 1/4/18, 3/1/18 (**SNOW DATE 3/22/18), 5/17/18. Should the SNOW DATE have to be used, the only action to take would be to cancel your registration if you CANNOT attend.

63. Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: Google Forms

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 2/7/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Google Forms is one of Google's most useful and versatile tools for a school environment. From gathering real life data to "choose your own adventure" assignments to making appointments to voting for class president or organizing fund raisers - Forms has you covered!

In this webinar, participants will become versed in all the features of Forms from creating to sharing! Together with some key Forms Add-ons, learn how you can incorporate Forms into your classroom to reduce grading & paperwork, create and use real life data in class projects, give voice & choice to your students for assignments and much more! You can even teach students to use Forms to collect their own data or review important concepts!

Participants will leave with advanced knowledge of Google Forms, how to use Add-ons and a cheat sheet and tutorial video for completing the webinar assignment.

You must have a Gmail account to access Google Forms, so if you do not have one through school, make sure you create one before February 7th! Even if your school is not a Google school, your student might be able to access Forms you create. Check if you can access this Form from your school before you sign up, to ensure you can use this tool: https://goo.gl/gyZuRQ

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. You will be required to create a multi-section Form of your own and submit it by Friday, February 16th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

64. Are They REALLY Reading?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday 4-7pm

Launching accountable independent reading in your classroom takes class time—to teach it, to check in, to motivate students, and for students to actually read. In this workshop teachers will create a plan to support their students in independent reading by analyzing the guiding principles and learning research and evidence based strategies to make it truly accountable.

65. New Teacher Training Program 2017-18: Technology Buffet

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 2/8/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, 2/8/2017 - 4:00-6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2017-18 is open to both new teachers and mentors. These hours & cost are included in the full year entry. If you have any questions concerning registration, please call Don Odom at (845) 255-1402 extension 1356. This session focuses on the utilization of technology to engage students and is open to all. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. for the most current delay or closing information.

66. Make IEP Goals Come Alive Part 2: Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 2/13/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:00-7:00 PM Snow Date: February 20, 2018 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: IS-TLC

In Part 1 of this workshop you learned how to write well- crafted, measurable and meaningful goals...now what? Specially designed instruction (SDI) is the individualized instruction provided to a student with a an IEP to help him/her successfully master IEP goals. Participants in this workshop will leave with resources and gain hands on practice with evidence based instructional methodologies, lesson planning templates, and strategies to promote the integration of accommodations/modifications to support SDI in order to improve student achievement.

67. Technology, Literacy and the ENL Classroom

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: ENL Educators, K-12 Educators (Co-teaching teams are ideal)

Dates: 2/13/2018 to 4/3/2018

Meeting Times: February 13 4:00-7:00 PM and April 3 4:00-7:00

In this two part workshop, we will explore a variety of technology tools that can be used to support ELLS to develop literacy skills, build background knowledge and strengthen the future-ready skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. A hands-on "sandbox" time will allow participants to explore and create with the tools demonstrated. In our second meeting in April, we'll share which tools we tried and how it went.

ENL/General Education co-teaching teams are encouraged to sign up together.

68. Webinar: #OneNewThing February Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 2/13/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Thursday 2/15/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/14/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: IS TLC

New
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. | SNOW DATE: February 27, 2017 | Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

70. English as a New Language Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2018

Meeting Times: 2/20/18 4:00-7:00

Location: Smart

The purpose of the ENL Professional Learning Network (PLN) is to promote communication and collaboration between ENL teachers across districts. In our agenda, we share announcements, book recommendations, resources and strategies and collaborate to create documents that will be useful for all. Monthly topics such as meeting the needs of emerging students, working with SIFE students, sharing instructional practices and materials from conferences attended and collaborating with co-teachers will be addressed. Teachers will be asked to come prepared with discussion questions and examples to share for the meetings.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Social Studies teachers, TAs, and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 2/21/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 2/21/18 snow date: Thursday, 2/22/18

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. (Snow date: Thursday, February 22, 2018).

72. Webinar: #OneNewThing February Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 2/21/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM SNOW DATE - Tuesday 2/27/18 5:30 - 7:00 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

73. Webinar: #OneNewThing February Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 2/22/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Wednesday 2/28/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to full participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

74. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 2/26/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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.

75. Special Educator PLN - Implementing IEP Goals

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 2/27/2018

Meeting Times: February 27, 2018 4:00-7:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

Join special education colleagues to collaboratively share and explore current resources and develop individualized, lesson and classroom plans according to best practice and new initiatives. Please come prepared with examples of promising practice to share and discussion points and questions related to this month's topic. Complete a separate registration for each session.

76. Struggling Readers: What Works?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday 4-7pm

Reading strategies are used to help students become efficient readers. If students are unable to decode words, they cannot apply other reading strategies or comprehend what they read. Teaching students proven decoding strategies provides them with a strong foundation to ensure reading success. In this workshop teachers will learn research and evidence based strategies that can help struggling readers improve their decoding skills.

77. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades K -5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2018

Meeting Times: 8:00-11:30 AM

Location: CCNW

New
Continue minds-on, hands-on learning with the NYSSLS. Participants will go deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

78. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades K -5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2018

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:30 PM

Location: CCNW

New
Continue minds-on, hands-on learning with the NYSSLS. Participants will go deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012

79. SLS - Webinar - Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: How to Stay Current in a World of Information Overload

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 3/1/2018

Meeting Times: March 1,2018 - 4:15-5:45pm

Location: Adobe Connect Webinar

New
In this 1.5 hour instructed webinar, we will look at two roles or types of people, Visionaries, and Implementers. We’ll look at where you fit on the continuum between them and offer strategies for each type. You’ll learn about the best resources for keeping up, and how to evaluate what you’ve learned so you can plan for implementation. This webinar is an introduction to the book, "Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: A Handbook for Information Professionals" (Libraries Unlimited). All participants will know and be able to: Identify specific methods for keeping up with technology; Learn what types of sources to follow (and get a list of recommended sources); Have a framework for thinking about where you and your colleagues fit on the continuum between "visionary" and "implementer" - along with best practices for each type of person; Come away with ideas for evaluating new technologies.

80. Algebra II (Common Core) PLN (Meets 4:15-7:15 PM)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra II Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2018

Meeting Times: 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. The facilitator will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED proposed revisions to the math CCLS, and CC Regents. These meetings will help Algebra II teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN: 10/2/17, 11/6/17, 12/4/17, 2/5/18 (**SNOW DATE 2/12/18), 3/5/18 ( **SNOW DATE 3/12/18). Should a SNOW DATE have to be used, the only action to take would be to cancel your registration if you CANNOT attend.

81. Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About Special Ed

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: General Ed, Special Ed and Special Area Teachers, TA's and Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/6/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:30-6:30 PM

All teachers and TA's teach and support students with disabilities, but the world of special education can be challenging to navigate. All teachers and TA's needs to understand the basics of special education and their roles in the process. Teachers and TA’s will gain an understanding of: special education laws, the nuts and bolts of the IEP and the IEP process, modifications and accommodations and their roles in educating and supporting students with disabilities.

82. New Teacher Training Program 2017-18: Essentials for ELLs

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 3/7/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 3/7/2018 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2017-18 is open to both new teachers and mentors. These hours & cost are included in the full year entry. If you have any questions concerning registration, please call Don Odom at (845) 255-1402 extension 1356. In this session, you will review and understand the concepts in NYSED's Blueprint for English Language Learners and experience strategies to support students at their level of language learning. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 for the most current delay or closing information.

83. SLS - Elementary Librarians Workgroup - Session IV

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 3/7/2018

Meeting Times: 4:15-5:45

Location: Varies

This workgroup will discuss and share lesson planning, books and information with regard to running an Elementary Library. The focus will be on librarians who teach grades K-6.

84. Webinar: Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: Screencastify

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm SNOW DATE: Thursday, March 8th, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Imaging your students creating videos that:

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

Using a product like Screencastify along with some other free apps can result in creative, collaborative, and critical thinking videos that you and your students can use to teach, show understanding, create a repository of different approaches and

This webinar is 1.5 hours long and will teach participants to use the Screencastify extension. Participants will leave with an understanding of the tools, how to create a video and how to share it. They will also get a 'cheat sheet' and tutorial video to help them create their own creative video and the resources provided can be used in the classroom for training students.

You must have a Chrome browser on your computer and be able to add the Screencasity extension. If your school do not allow you to add extension, see if the Tech Department will add it for you before March 7th.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. You will be required to complete a Screencasity video of your own and submit it by Friday, March 16th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

85. Budgeting and Making Good Financial Decisions with Excel or Google Sheets

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 3-12 Educators

Dates: 3/8/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

In this workshop we will explore how Excel or Google Sheets can be used to apply digital skills while solving real-world problems. Participants will: use, copy, and compare formulas, Sort data, create a summary table, and add a pie chart as they Make a long-term spending decision and plan a budget. SNOW DATE March 14 4-7 PM

86. Resilient Leadership with Dr. Brenda Myers

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators with their teams

Dates: 3/8/2018

Meeting Times: March 8, 2018
10 AM - 2:30 PM* with a working lunch.
*This later start is purposeful so administrators can attend to morning routines.

Location: IS Lab

Dr. Brenda Myers is currently the superintendent of Valhalla Central School District and a national presenter. Knowing the daily demands on administrators, Dr. Myers has carefully designed a day for caring and feeding the minds and souls of leaders. Being resilient is tough work. It requires owning your actions, thoughts and behaviors and finding the confidence and energy to keep working for what you believe in, despite setbacks and opposition. Participants will:

• Engage in a collaborative self-reflection practice

• Build a stronger sense of personal efficacy

• Assess current reality, the future and one’s values

• Analyze investments of personal energy

• Courage to act on convictions

87. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 3/9/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 - 3:30 (Snow date is 3/16 if needed)

Location: Smart Room - IS

Regular Meeting

88. SLS - Communication Coordinator Meetings

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 3/12/2018

Meeting Times: Monday March 12, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm

Second meeting to fulfill NYS requirements. NYCRR TITLE 8 - EDUCATION - §90.18 School library systems - The communications coordinator shall keep other school library media specialists and staff of the members informed of school library system policies, procedures, activities, and services. Time to perform communications coordinator duties shall be provided by the member district or nonpublic school.

89. Curriculum and Standards Work Group - Session 3

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Curriculum Directors & Assistant Superintendents

Dates: 3/14/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30 AM (snow date 3/16/18)

Future Sessions (separate registration required):
Session 4 - 6/6/18

Location: TLC

The purpose of the Curriculum and Standards work group is to provide a supportive space for curriculum directors and assistant superintendents to unpack all NYSED changes and revisions as it applies to standards, curriculum and instruction. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of revisions and changes in the NYS Social Studies Frameowrk, the New York State Science Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards through hands-on learning experiences, modeling and sharing of best practices.

Separate registration required for each session.
Future Date: 6/6/18

$50 per district representative per session for districts participating in School Improvement CoSer 555. $100 per session for non-participating districts.

90. Webinar: #OneNewThing March Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 3/14/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Tuesday 3/20/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

91. 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: 3/15/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: IS TLC

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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 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 - Please note that the SNOW DATE will be March 29, 2018.

92. Webinar: #OneNewThing March Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 3/15/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM SNOW DATE - Thursday 3/22/18 5:30 - 7:00 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

93. Algebra I (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I Teachers

Dates: 3/19/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. This group will be facilitated by an Ulster BOCES Content Specialist who will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the NYSED revisions to the math CCLS. These meetings will help Algebra I teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN: 9/18/2017, 11/13/2017, 1/8/2018 (**SNOW DATE 1/11/18), 3/19/2018 (**SNOW DATE 3/22/18), 5/14/2018.

94. SLS - Secondary Librarians Workgroup - Session III

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 3/19/2018

Meeting Times: 3/19/18 - 3:30-5:00 snow date 3/22/18

Location: Library

This workgroup will discuss and share lesson planning, books and information with regard to running a Secondary Library. The focus will be on librarians who teach grades 6-12.

95. Special Educator PLN - Brain Based Learning for Students with Disabilities

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 3/20/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:00-7:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

Join special education colleagues to collaboratively share and explore current resources and develop individualized, lesson and classroom plans according to best practice and new initiatives. Please come prepared with examples of promising practice to share and discussion points and questions related to this month's topic. Complete a separate registration for each session.

96. Webinar: World Language PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 3/20/2018

Meeting Times: 6-7 PM

The World Language Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area world language teachers to discuss current and emerging issues in language education. We will discuss topics such as instructional strategies, assessment, and standards and curriculum. These live virtual meetings will help world language teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. Participants will need a computer with a headphone and microphone to fully participate. Video will be optional. SNOW DATE 2/22/18

97. SLS - Addressing Diversity in the School Library - Session II

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 3/21/2018

Meeting Times: March 21, 2018 4:00-6:00 p.m.

This second session will combine librarians from Ulster and Dutchess counties to continue the discussion and share resources and ideas to use in the library. This is a collaboration with Dutchess BOCES SLS.

98. Webinar: #OneNewThing March Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 3/21/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM SNOW DATE - Friday 3/23/18 5:00 - 6:30 PM

This webinar has NEW content every month! Due to limited space there will be 3 sessions (A,B & C) of the same webinar offered each month. Please ONLY sign up for 1 session each month!

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of new things presented to you at an educational technology PD? Wish you could filter it down and chunk it into meaningful but easy to apply pieces? If so, this webinar is for you!

In this monthly webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating technology into your classroom. These sessions will cover the latest in educational technology, cutting edge ideas and quick tips to make sure you are making technology work for you! A maximum of 5 new things will be presented with ideas on how to incorporate them for various content areas and grade levels.

You will walk away with at least #onenewthing to use in your classroom whether your district uses Microsoft, Google or Apple - High Tech or Low Tech - there will be something for you! Challenge yourself while building your ed tech confidence!

This webinar is perfect for tech newbies, and novice techies. Advanced tech users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new updates, tips and sites monthly.

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

Taking the webinar on a tablet or phone inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer you join us from a laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer so you can interact fully with the presentation.

99. TELL ME WHY! Promoting Questioning and Discussion in the Problem Solving Process

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 3/22/2018

Meeting Times: 4PM - 7PM

Location: CCS, CCE

Collaboration and communication are critical components of the problem solving process. This workshop will focus on MP3 with respect to promoting students’ mathematical reasoning and collaboration in learning through problem solving. Participants will explore questioning and discussion techniques that develop students’ skills in constructing, justifying and communicating mathematical arguments, and how these techniques can be applied in the classroom. This workshop has been renamed and is the same as LET’S SOLVE IT! (Part 2) that was offered in the spring of 2017.

100. Poverty PLN for Administrators - Session 2

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 4/3/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7PM

This professional learning network provides an opportunity for building and district administrators to discuss the impact of poverty upon learning in their schools and how they can best support their students affected by poverty. Participants will examine research that focuses on how poverty affects learning and how educators can create environments and learning structures that support all students while meeting the particular needs of students who live in poverty. In addition, participants will exit with an action plan to implement immediately in their own school or district.

101. ENL Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 4/17/2018

Meeting Times: 4/17/18 4:00-7:00

Location: Smart

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The purpose of the ENL Professional Learning Network (PLN) is to promote communication and collaboration between ENL teachers across districts. In our agenda, we share announcements, book recommendations, resources and strategies and collaborate to create documents that will be useful for all. Monthly topics such as meeting the needs of emerging students, working with SIFE students, sharing instructional practices and materials from conferences attended and collaborating with co-teachers will be addressed. Teachers will be asked to come prepared with discussion questions and examples to share for the meetings.