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1. Highland Middle School PBIS Team Planning Day

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Highland MS PBIS Team

Dates: 1/22/2019

Meeting Times: Jan 22 2019 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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PBIS Team Planning Day with Technical Assistance

2. Roll Out of the new New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades P-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pre-school and Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: IS-TLC

NYSSLS
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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.

3. SLS - Webinar - Maximize Customization of your Gale Page

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 1/23/2019

Meeting Times: 1/23/2019 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Webinar

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For Librarians only. Your complementary Gale Page gives you seamless, on-demand control of your library's web presence. With intuitive, easy to use tools you can transform your web page to best suit your individual learning community. During this session, we will explore creating and editing pages and boxes, as well as adding third-party resources and school branding/design.

4. 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: 1/23/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 PM

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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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

5. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 1/24/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
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This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

6. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Sheets

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

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In this webinar, you will learn how to create a Google Sheet, spreadshhet vocabulary, format cells, use formulas and functions including Sum, Average, Count, Sort numbers, text or dates, copy and paste a chart to Google Docs or Slides and more!

7. Health Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Health Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: IS-TLC

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A professional learning community for Health teachers to discuss ideas, issues and concerns relevant to health education. Meeting dates and times of sessions are listed on My Learning Plan and each session must be registered for separately. For information on delays or cancellations, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

8. 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
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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.

9. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Keep

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/28/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

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In this webinar, you will learn how to manage to do lists in Google Keep, add media and share notes in Google Keep, create and manage notes in Google Keep, use it with your students

10. HVRBERN Pre-Referral Considerations for ELLs

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech Teachers, and Educators of English Language Learners At-Risk for Special Education

Dates: 1/28/2019

Meeting Times: Program - 8:30-3:30

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A challenge faced by educators when teaching English Language Learners is knowing whether a student’s academic struggle is due to the typical process of acquiring a new language or to something more intrinsic, such as a disability. When learning a new language, individuals might display certain behaviors that can be mistaken for a disability because of their similar characteristics and educators must exercise caution when making decisions about referrals for special education. This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation. Educators will engage in case study discussions to consider how languages, culture, social-emotional dynamics and academics interact and impact student achievement.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:00-8:30 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

11. NEW DATE- Unleash the Power of Virtual Assistants

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 1/28/2019

Meeting Times: 4-6 PM

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In this session, we will explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our homes and schools. We will introduce the broad scope of Artificial Intelligence and its implications for the educational space.

12. Creating a Community of Writers: the Intersection between Social-Emotional Learning and the Next Generation ELA Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Educators & Teaching Assistants

Dates: 1/29/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 2/26/19

Location: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center

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What are some ways to move beyond rote writing assignments and into the creation of a flourishing classroom community of self-identified writers? What writing experiences might support students’ social and emotional well-being while also incorporating the Next Generation ELA practices of writing often and writing widely for multiple purposes? How might I tie mindfulness activities to writing experiences? What are some interesting prompts to ignite the spark of student writing? This class will offer sensory and descriptive writing experiences easily adaptable to K-12 classrooms, and will strengthen narrative writing skills while creating pathways to support SEL in our class communities.

13. Facts and Fluency: How Can Students Know their Numbers?

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K -8 Educators

Dates: 1/29/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCN/W

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.

14. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards, Grades 9 - 12

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Science Teachers - Grades 9 - 12

Dates: 1/29/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 2/13/2019

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 the new standards matter?" and "now what?" Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012.

15. Democratizing Data with Dr. John Sipple

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

Meeting Times: January 31, 2019 | 8:30-11:30 AM
Snow date Feb. 13th

Dr. John Sipple is an Associate Professor in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornnel Univerisity.

In his research, Dr. Sipple has formally analyzed the use of publicly available data. Through new technology, he has established a demonstration site showing how state data can be accessed in usable and productive ways by the general citizens of New York State. Through the creation of a RESTful web service, web and mobile-based applications are being developed to draw on the data in real time using the creativity and diffuse expertise of application developers across the university and world. The goal is to demonstrate for NYS how useful data can be to citizens and local leaders when hosted and displayed in useful and novel ways.

Dr. Sipple will demonstrate his suite of free data tools that aim to democratize data, data visualization, and mapping. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to discover the various ways of looking at data in real-time to promote equity in student learning.

16. STAR User Group-Winter

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

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

Dates: 1/31/2019

Meeting Times: 1-4 PM

Location: IS-TLC

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

17. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Forms

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a Google Form, add/edit different question types, choose a response destination, edit form settings, email Google Form to user, view responses, grade with Google Forms, and much more!

18. New Teacher Training Program 2018-19: Technology Buffet

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 2/5/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 2/5/2019 - 4:00-6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2018-19 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.

19. PD for Art & Performing Arts Teachers: David Gonzalez on Interdisciplinary Storytelling

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center

David Gonzalez is a renowned award-winning performer whose one-person shows have moved international audiences for more than 20 years. In this workshop, Gonzales will work with teachers on designing projects that support their students to tell stories using interdisciplinary methods such as music, art, media, and words.

This course is free to subscribing members of CoSer 404 Arts in Education. Non-subscribing districts: $75

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pre-school and Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: IS Smart

NYSSLS
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.

21. Webinar: Machine Learning: Age of the Terminator or Wall-e?

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 2/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4-5 PM

Location: ONLINE

In this session, we will explore the methods used to train artificial intelligence systems to engage with the end user. We will identify how these systems are becoming the standard for client interactions and how access to these experiences will shape students’ future career opportunities.

22. Algebra I PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I teachers

Dates: 2/6/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

The Algebra I Professional Learning Network PLN is designed for Algebra I 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 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. A separate registration is required for each date of the PLN.

23. Executive Function Classroom Strategies for Grades 6-12

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Educators and teaching assistants

Dates: 2/6/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 2/11/2019

Location: IS-TLC

This workshop is designed for grades 6-12 educational staff who have attended a previous executive function workshop or who have a solid understanding of executive function definitions and can identify areas of concern. Participants in this workshop will explore specific classroom strategies to support and strengthen fundamental executive function skills including planning, organization, working memory, self monitoring, emotional self regulation and flexibility. Participants will develop a classroom plan for implementing one or more strategies.

24. Social Studies 6-12: Supporting Student Success on the NEW Social Studies Regent's Exams

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Grades 6-12 Social Studies Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 2/6/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 2/7/19

This workshop for secondary 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 as well as changes in assessment. Our work will center around potential changes needed to curriculum and assessment as districts move from the Transition Global 10 Regents exam to the New Global History and Geography II Regents exam and the New U.S. History Regents exam.

25. Inquiry Series: Silver and Strong Inquiry Is the Big Idea: Primary, Elementary, and Secondary

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/7/2019

Meeting Times: February 7 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us with your district team (bring 4 and the 5th attends for free) to explore the attributes of inquiry-based learning as they apply to Dr. Silver's IDEA framework.

Your district team will learn how teachers create learning environments where the spirit of inquiry drives student learning.

At the heart of this approach is a simple framework that makes inquiry the big IDEA in any classroom:





•Inquiry





•Discussion





•Environment





•Assessment

Dr. Silver and his team will model classroom-ready tools that set the foundations for inquiry-based learning and that develop students’ inquiry skills. Participants will spend time with their colleagues and with disciplinary experts designing lessons and units directly applicable to their classrooms.
Breakfast and lunch are included.

26. Are You Ready to Rumble?- Vex IQ Robotics Competition Training

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators

Dates: 2/8/2019

Meeting Times: 9 AM-3 PM Snow Date: 2/15/2019

In this session, teachers will learn the process of hosting a VEX IQ Robotics competition event. Topics will include field management, software requirements, using tournament manager, trophy system, and accessing the event sponsor site. Registration includes a 2018-2019 Vex IQ Challenge Full Field & Game Element Kit. Lunch will be provided.

27. Algebra II (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra II Teachers

Dates: 2/11/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

ALGEBRA II
PLN
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. The next date is 3/11/2019.

28. Webinar: Open Educational Resources

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 2/11/2019

Meeting Times: 4-5 PM

Location: ONLINE

Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials made available for sharing, accessing and reusing through a public or open license. In this session, we will explore how teachers can find and share OER that can be used for blended learning, personalized learning, and more.

29. ENL Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Educators

Dates: 2/12/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 2/19/19

Location: IS-Smart

The purpose of the ENL Professional Learning Network (PLN) is to promote communication and collaboration between ENL teachers across districts. This PLN is for ENL teachers. In our agenda, we share announcements, book recommendations, resources and strategies and collaborate to share or 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 collaborating with co-teachers will be addressed. Teachers may be asked to come prepared with examples to share.

30. 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: 2/13/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

31. 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: 2/14/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

32. Phenomenon-Based Learning: Engage Students in the 3 - 5 Elementary Science Classroom Using Real-World Phenomena

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Elementary Science Teachers in Grades 3 - 5

Dates: 2/19/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 2/27/2019

Natural phenomena fascinate students and promote student curiosity and 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. 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.

33. Executive Function Classroom Strategies for Grades K-5

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-5 Educators and teaching assistants

Dates: 2/20/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 2/25/2019

Location: IS-TLC

This workshop is designed for K-5 educational staff who have attended a previous executive function workshop or who have a solid understanding of executive function definitions and can identify areas of concern. Participants in this workshop will explore specific classroom strategies to support and strengthen fundamental executive function skills including planning, organization, working memory, self monitoring, emotional self regulation and flexibility. Participants will develop a classroom plan for implementing one or more strategies.

34. 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: 2/20/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

35. Microsoft Excel in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/21/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm - 7pm

Join us for an interactive session to learn how to use Microsoft Excel in the classroom. In this session you will learn how to write formulas, calculate averages, transpose data, sort data, filter data, use conditional formatting and more.

36. Webinar: Learn It Today; Use it Tomorrow: Google Tour Creator

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/21/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 PM

Bye-bye boring brochure projects and hello virtual reality tours! Instead of just visiting virtual worlds on Google Expeditions, your students can now create their own virtual tours. Pick a point anywhere in the world and add information and images to the tour. Share the link and start exploring! Google Tour Creator was released in May 2018. Come see how your students can start using it tomorrow!

To receive the 2 credits for this course, you will be required to create a basic tour of your own and share it with the presenter by Friday, March 8th, 2019. 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.

37. 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
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.

38. Getting Started with the Math Workshop Model

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 2/26/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCN/W

Are you looking for ways to differentiate math instruction and increase your students’ engagement and interest in learning math? Do your students have varying math abilities and learning needs? The math workshop model provides a framework for designing and implementing math instruction that can engage all students in a math class. In this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits and rationale of teaching through the math workshop model and be introduced to the different structures and logistics for implementing math work stations and guided math instruction. Participants will explore strategies and resources for getting started and begin planning for implementation.

39. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 2/28/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: HS Librarians and teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 3/7/2019

Meeting Times: February 28, 2019 1-4pm; snow date March 7, 2019

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

41. Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 3/4/2019

Meeting Times: 4-5 PM

Location: ONLINE

In tomorrow’s workplace, many routine jobs now performed by workers will increasingly be assumed by machines. In this session, we will look at how artificial intelligence is currently being used in a variety of fields and how it may evolve in years to come.

42. Are You Listening To Me?: Teaching Active Listening to Support Academic Achievement and Social-Emotional Well-being in Cooperative Groups

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 Educators & Teaching Assistants.

Dates: 3/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 3/12/18

Closed
Most of us have asked or been asked the question, “Are you listening to me?” but how often do we stop to break down the component parts of what listening actually looks, sounds, and feels like? This workshop breaks listening into concrete, specific skills that can be taught, practiced, and strengthened to support social and emotional well-being in the classroom and to improve communication, planning, and academic outcomes in cooperative groupings across grade levels and subject areas.

Participants will learn strategies for teaching active listening, including self-regulation, body language, paraphrasing, and asking questions.

43. Phenomenon-Based Learning: Engage Students in the P - 2 Elementary Science Classroom Using Real-World Phenomena

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Teaching Assistants, preschool - 2nd grade elementary science teachers

Dates: 3/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 3/12/2019

Natural phenomena fascinate students and promote student curiosity and 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. 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.

44. Science and Engineering Practices: Methods for Inquiry and Deep Engagement

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pre-school and Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM Snow Date: 3/12/19 IS-TLC

Location: IS Smart

NYSSLS
The easiest and most effective way to engage learners in STEM,is to utilize the Science and Engineering Practices as outlined in the NYSSLS Participants will explore inquiry-based science and engineering activities that demonstrate the practices in action which can be adapted to all levels of learning, across a variety of content themes. CoSer 555.012.

45. Dignity Act Coordinator Meeting

Program: Related Services

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 3/6/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 Registration 9:00-12 Session

The Dignity Act Coordinators who participate in the Dignity Act CoSer will meeting to review current issues and best practices related to the implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act.

46. PD for Art & Performing Arts Teachers: Samuel Dorsky Museum

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz

In this workshop, teachers return to The Dorsky to apply their response skills to the spring exhibit and take a deeper dive into art response, reflection, and inquiry.

Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz Fine & Performing Arts 2447, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, NY 12561

This course is free to subscribing members of CoSer 404 Arts in Education. Non-subscribing districts: $75

47. Data Work Group

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

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

Dates: 3/7/2019

Meeting Times: March 7, 2019, 1 pm - 4 pm

Topic to be determined

48. Family & Consumer Sciences PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dates: 3/7/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM | Each meeting is listed on MLP and must be registered for separately.

Location: Smart Room

AGENDA 4:00 - 4:30 - Welcome, introductions, and sharing of best practices 4:30 - 5:30 - Discussion of the new module's content Discussion of theme module that intersects with content Module: Financial and Consumer Literacy Application of Standards: National Standards: 2.0 Consumer and Family Resources 3.0 Consumer Services 5.0 Facilities and Property Management 6.0 Family 15.0 Parenting NYS Standards: Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Standard 3:Resource Management. Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. Discussion and distribution of posted exemplars of models on SED and supported websites. 5:30 - 7:00 - Discussion of potential instructional strategies, resources, limitations and examining the possibilities of retrofitting existing lesson plans to meet new curriculum standards.

49. From Suffrage to #MeToo

Program: Teachers College

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2019 to 4/18/2019

Deepen your knowledge of women’s history and learn how to incorporate new content and perspectives into your teaching. A unique partnership between TC and New-York Historical Society, this course traces the history of women, sexuality, and gender from efforts to secure the right to vote to efforts to name and end sexual harassment and assault, leveraging the museum’s rich archival sources.

 Registration Fee: $395 + 10% BOCES Administration Fee. Registration deadline is 5 PM 3/1/19. The total course fee,  $435 is eligible for BOCES Aid.  Attendees 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. Participants receive 30 CTLEs (applicable only to NYS residents).

Who should attend?
Teachers

March 8-April 18, 2019

The Instructor is Erika M. Kitzmiller, Lecturer in the Program in Social Studies.

Cancellation Policy: A full (100%) refund will be given if a written request to withdraw is received by Ulster BOCES at least 30 days prior to the first scheduled session. Given the demand for this program and the work entailed in its preparation, if the cancellation is reported within 30 days or fewer before the program starts, only 50% of the total charges will be credited. Registrants who wish to withdraw on or after the start date will not receive any reduction of charges. Failure to attend not cancel prior to the event will be liable for full charges. Cancelation requests should be sent to echapman@ulsterboces.org

For more information, click here.

50. Algebra II (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra II Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

ALGEBRA II
PLN
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.

51. Online Course: The Motivation Equation

Program: Virtual Learning

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2019 to 3/25/2019

Meeting Times: Asynchronous

In this course, we will explore combining what young people tell us about their learning experiences with compelling mind, brain, and education research that can help teachers to increase motivation in the classroom.

52. SLS - High School to College Transition Series: Archival Resources in the Hudson Valley

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 3/13/2019

Meeting Times: 3/13/2019 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM at The Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Presidential Library

Location: The Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center,

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition 4-part series. In this session, participants will learn about the wealth of local primary source information and best practices for finding practical classroom materials both online and in the archives. The cost is $90 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2019.

PRESENTERS:
Jeff Urbin, FDR Presidential Library
Jennifer Palmentiero, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Tiffany Davis, Mount Saint Mary College

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Understand how to use document-based research in creating a classroom assignment
- Practice using websites that host digitized documents from local repositories
- Create a bibliography that includes resources from online repositories
- Start a lesson plan and annotated bibliography

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Archives and document-based research
- Digital Repositories
- Primary Source Documents

Click here to register

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K -12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/13/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 3/18/2019

Location: CCN/W

The New York State 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.

54. 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: 3/13/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

55. Science Leaders PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Lead Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: 3/14/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

PLN
Science

Interested in understanding the new science needs and approaches in science education? The Science Leaders’ PLN is designed for participating administrators and curriculum leaders to gather, discuss, and understand current and emerging issues in science education as they relate to the new New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and guidelines in your district and/or building.

The facilitator will foster conversations among a cohort of science leaders and provide resources that participants can use for in-house PD for their districts.

We will:


• Delve into the new P-12 NYSSLS,


• Explore/discuss implementation strategies,


• Support school and district leaders stay current science instructional practices,


• and unpack, understand, and plan for implementation of the recently adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).

Science leaders will be given the time, space, and forum to ask questions and learn how to best support the educational practices demanded by the new NYSSLS.

Meeting agendas will be participant-driven, and participants will be contacted in advance for input towards meetings’ discussion topics and PD needs Continued updates on the NYSSLS will be shared as we receive them from NYSED.

56. Skill-Based Sexuality Education for Adolescents with Special Needs

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Education Teachers and those who have responsibility for teaching sexuality education to adolescents

Dates: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: REGISTRATION: 8:30-9 Session 9-3 Lunch will be on your own.

New
This session supports those who are teaching sexuality education to adolescents with special needs. Participants will come away with strategies, activities and skills to create safe and supportive classroom environments, and effectively facilitate learning and meaningful skill building

57. 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: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

58. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 3/15/2019 to 3/22/2019

Meeting Times: March 15, 2018 (March 22nd Snow Date, if needed) 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Smart Room - IS

Regular Meeting

59. SLS - Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 3/18/2019

Meeting Times: Monday March 18, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: TLC - IS

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.

60. The Power of Poetry in all Languages for English Language Learners and all Students

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 Educators & Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/19/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center

Closed
Reading and writing poetry can be a powerful vehicle for exploring the immigrant experience and playing with language. Bringing different languages and voices into your classroom through bilingual poems and poetry in translation is beneficial for all students. In addition, reading and writing poetry can address social emotional well being. In this workshop, we will read and react to poems as well as write our own poems in order to give you ideas and strategies for ELLs and all students.

61. The Problem with Words in Math

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 3/20/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCN/W

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 of this 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.

62. 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: 3/20/2019

Meeting Times: 5-6:30 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.

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, updates to current technologies, cutting-edge ideas and quick tips to make your technology work for you. A maximum of five 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 or is high tech or low tech, there will be something for you. Challenge yourself while building your confidence with educational technology.

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.

63. Health Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Health Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: Smart Room

A professional learning community for Health teachers to discuss ideas, issues and concerns relevant to health education. Meeting dates and times of sessions are listed on My Learning Plan and each session must be registered for separately. For information on delays or cancellations, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

64. Inquiry Series: Teaching Students the Art and Science of Asking the Right Questions

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/21/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 3/28/19

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.

65. 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
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.

66. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/28/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 3/28/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

67. March High Tech High Meet-Up

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Current Participants of High Tech High project.

Dates: 3/28/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 7:00

Location: Ulster BOCES

HTH participants have face time with other teams to discuss project planning & work, share ideas, and stay engaged with the HTH PBL learning community. March will focus on the beginning steps of PBL and best practices for student-driven education. Refreshments and light fare will be served.

Registration is only available to current participants of the High Tech High High Program.

68. PD for Art & Performing Arts Teachers: O+ Festival – Mural Tour

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: CC

O+ Festival will provide teachers with a walking tour of largescale wall murals in Kingston, NY to explore, discuss and consider the role of street art as a reflection of local citizens and human rights issues. The tour will begin in at the Kingston library, and following the tour, we will sit together in one of the library's conference rooms to discuss how this work might be relevant to classroom studies, arts appreciation, and the function of inquiry in arts education.

Location: Kingston Library (55 Franklin St, Kingston NY 12401).

This course is free to subscribing members of CoSer 404 Arts in Education. Non-subscribing districts: $75

69. Family & Consumer Sciences PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dates: 4/4/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM | Each meeting is listed on MLP and must be registered for separately.

Location: Smart Room

Agenda 4:00 - 4:30 - Welcome, introductions, and sharing of best practices 4:30 - 5:30 - Discussion of the new module's content Discussion of theme module that intersects with content Module: Health,Safety, and Wellness Application of Standards: National Standards: 2.0 Consumer and Family Resources 3.0 Consumer Services 5.0 Facilities and Property Management 6.0 Family 7.0 Family and Human Services 8.0 Food Production and Services 11.0 Housing and Interior Design 12.0 Human Development 13.0 Interpersonal Relationships 14.0 Nutrition and Wellness 15.0 Parenting NYS Standards: Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Standard 3:Resource Management. Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. Discussion and distribution of posted exemplars of models on SED and supported websites. 5:30 - 7:00 - Discussion of potential instructional strategies, resources, limitations and examining the possibilities of retrofitting existing lesson plans to meet new curriculum standards.

70. Online Course: Data Privacy in Education

Program: Virtual Learning

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/4/2019 to 4/19/2019

Meeting Times: Asynchronous

Student data privacy concerns can create hurdles to expanding access to educational technology and digital innovations. In this course, participants will learn the importance of balancing innovations in learning with privacy and security responsibilities as well as understand the importance of complying with privacy and security requirements.

71. HVRBERN Supporting ELLs with Foundational Skills In Math for Grades 8-12

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech Teachers, and Educators of English Language Learners At-Risk for Special Education

Dates: 4/8/2019

Meeting Times: Program - 8:30-3:30 PM

Co-teaching teams are encouraged to attend together. This workshop with begin with a discussion of key strategies for ELLs’ success in algebra and other upper-grade math courses. Participants will then explore strategies for academic language and mathematics content support for ELLs. They will then develop an understanding of strategies for adapting a relevant mathematics lesson for ELLs. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to apply ELL strategies by adapting a lesson in their own contexts.

Participants will take away hands-on strategies to provide ELLs with academic and mathematics content language support and to adapt mathematics lessons to build the bridge for ELLs from foundational skills to grade level material. Participants are requested to bring a laptop or other device for use during selected activities in the workshop and a lesson plan they have used or will use in their math classes.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:00-8:30 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

72. Webinar: Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 4/9/2019

Meeting Times: 4-5 PM

Location: ONLINE

What does digital citizenship look like in the artificially intelligent online space? How do we prepare ourselves and our students for this radical shift in the digital landscape? In this session, we will explore the possibilities presented by the emerging field of AI and its implications for the 21st-century student.

73. SLS - High School to College Transition Series: Research Proficiency

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 4/10/2019

Meeting Times: 4/10/2019 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Mount Saint Mary College - Kaplan Family Library

Location: Mount Saint Mary College - Kaplan Family Library

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition 4-part series. In this session participants will learn what college professors expect incoming first-year students to know about research and citations. The cost is $90 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual workshop. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2019.

PRESENTERS:
Tiffany Davis, Mount Saint Mary College
Sharon Fetters, Saint Thomas Aquinas College
Ellie Horowitz, Dominican Colleg
Jen Park, Mount Saint Mary College Saint Mary College

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Gain a better understanding of how to use library databases, catalogs, and lesser-known but vital research tools
- Identify the important information contained within a research assignment
- Utilize strategies for narrowing down broad topics
- Gain familiarity with productivity tools for managing citations
- 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:
- Developing a Research Question
- Academic Library Resources
- High School vs. College Assignments
- Citation Tools

Click here to register

74. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/25/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 4/25/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

75. 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
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.

76. SLS - High School to College Transition Series: Information Literacy

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 5/8/2019

Meeting Times: 5/8/2019 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Location: SNYLRC

his workshop is part of our high school to college transition 4-part series. From spotting fake news to crafting better web searches and understanding copyright, the goal of this day is to help you create assignments that foster critical thinking and meet learning standards. The cost is $90 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual workshop. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2019.

PRESENTERS:
Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Ellie Horowitz, Dominican College
Gina Shelton, Dominican College

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Make a connection between a high school research assignment and a college assignment
- 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:
- Best Practices for Copyright
- Wikipedia as Research Tool
- ACRL and ESIFC Frameworks
- Google and Wikipedia
- Website Evaluation
- Plagiarism and Citing Sources

Click here to register

77. Family & Consumer Sciences PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dates: 5/9/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM | Each meeting is listed on MLP and must be registered for separately.

Location: Smart Room

Agenda 4:00 - 4:30 - Welcome, introductions, and sharing of best practices 4:30 - 5:30 - Discussion of the new module's content Discussion of theme module that intersects with content Module:Problem Solving and Innovation Application of Standards: National Standards: 1.0 Career, Community and Family Connections 3.0 Consumer Services 5.0 Facilities and Property Management 8.0 Food Production and Services 9.0 Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition 10.0 Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation 11.0 Housing and Interior Design 14.0 Nutrition and Wellness 16.0 Textiles, Fashion and Apparel NYS Standards: Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Standard 3:Resource Management. Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. Discussion and distribution of posted exemplars of models on SED and supported websites. 5:30 - 7:00 - Discussion of potential instructional strategies, resources, limitations and examining the possibilities of retrofitting existing lesson plans to meet new curriculum standards.

78. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 5/10/2019

Meeting Times: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Smart Room - IS

Regular Meeting

79. Building Systems that Help Grow and Scale Initiatives

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/14/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

This one-day professional learning program, specifically designed for school and district leaders, focuses on what it means to have a school improvement system to fully implement, sustain and scale initiatives. This is a hands-on session that is especially well suited for school and/or district teams who are ready to prioritize and align their initiatives to deepen their coherence.

Participants will develop their own school improvement system by:
-exploring school systems through the lens of processes, structures, and practices
-visualizing, drafting, and revising an improvement system
-sharing and getting feedback on their drafts to deepen their understanding of their own and other improvement system

80. SLS - High School to College Transition Series: Online Privacy and Security + Review

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 5/15/2019

Meeting Times: 5/15/2019 | 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Location: SNYLRC

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition 4-part series. Keeping yourself safe online and securing your private data is a matter of practice. Learn how information travels on the internet and how to instill the value of privacy in your students. There will be time to review concepts from the previous days. The cost is $90 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual workshop. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2019.

PRESENTERS:
Denise Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary College
Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Develop an understanding of how information on the internet is made available to the end user
- Confidently create strong passwords, logins, and protocols for personal internet security
- Talk with students about sharing personal data with care
- Understand basic cyber security concepts
- Appreciate the need for authentication online

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- How Information Travels on the Internet
- Advanced Google
- How to Avoid Online Scams
- Teaching the Value of Privacy

Click here to register

81. Data Work Group

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

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

Dates: 5/16/2019

Meeting Times: May 16, 2019, 1 pm - 4 pm

Topic to be determined

82. 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
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.

83. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/23/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 5/23/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

84. Health Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Health Teachers

Dates: 5/23/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: CCS/E

A professional learning community for Health teachers to discuss ideas, issues and concerns relevant to health education. Meeting dates and times of sessions are listed on My Learning Plan and each session must be registered for separately. For information on delays or cancellations, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 after 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

85. Science Leaders PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Lead Teachers

Dates: 5/23/2019

Meeting Times: 5/23/2019, 4-7 PM

PLN
Science

Interested in understanding the new science needs and approaches in science education? The Science Leaders’ PLN is designed for participating administrators and curriculum leaders to gather, discuss, and understand current and emerging issues in science education as they relate to the new New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and guidelines in your district and/or building.

The facilitator will foster conversations among a cohort of science leaders and provide resources that participants can use for in-house PD for their districts.

We will:

• Delve into the new P-12 NYSSLS,

• Explore/discuss implementation strategies,

• Support school and district leaders stay current science instructional practices,

• and unpack, understand, and plan for implementation of the recently adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).

Science leaders will be given the time, space, and forum to ask questions and learn how to best support the educational practices demanded by the new NYSSLS.

Meeting agendas will be participant-driven, and participants will be contacted in advance for input towards meetings’ discussion topics and PD needs Continued updates on the NYSSLS will be shared as we receive them from NYSED.

86. Family & Consumer Sciences PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dates: 6/6/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM | Each meeting is listed on MLP and must be registered for separately.

Location: Smart Room

Agenda 4:00 - 4:30 - Welcome, introductions, and sharing of best practices 4:30 - 5:30 - Discussion of the new module's content Discussion of theme module that intersects with content Module: Sustainability Application of Standards: National Standards: 2.0 Consumer and Family Resources 3.0 Consumer Services 5.0 Facilities and Property Management 8.0 Food Production and Services 9.0 Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition 10.0 Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation 11.0 Housing and Interior Design 14.0 Nutrition and Wellness 16.0 Textiles, Fashion and Apparel NYS Standards: Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment. Standard 3:Resource Management. Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources. Discussion and distribution of posted exemplars of models on SED and supported websites. 5:30 - 7:00 - Discussion of potential instructional strategies, resources, limitations and examining the possibilities of retrofitting existing lesson plans to meet new curriculum standards.

87. 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
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.

88. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 6/27/2019, 4:00-7:00 PM

Coding
Computer Science
PLN
This professional learning network (PLN) supports K-12 teachers who wish to learn about, integrate, and teach coding or computer science topics in any of their instructional settings. Teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Meetings will help teachers develop their own competencies and collaboratively integrate skills into existing units of study. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for sustained professional growth that can be tailored throughout the year, and foster a support network of fellow teachers. Participants with a diversity of skill levels and experiences create a robust community, so novice learners and experienced teachers are encouraged to attend.

89. Teaching Food and Nutrition for All

Program: Teachers College

Audience: K-12 teachers in English language arts, social studies, science or special education classrooms | School principals, professional development personnel, and administrators Speech and language pathologists

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/26/2019

Meeting Times: The course starts on July 8and runs until July 26

New

What is Teaching Food & Nutrition for All? This course explores why education about food and nutrition is essential for today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s adults facing crucial decisions about how we produce and consume food in our changing world. We review enough “nutrition 101” to help you feel comfortable teaching nutrition.

Throughout this course, we demonstrate activities, share resources, and provide curricula for education about food, which can take many forms: school gardens, cooking, science, health, literacy, art, field trips, cafeteria tastings, and more. This course ends with step-by-step guidance for creating your own food and nutrition education plan.

Taught by Pam Koch, a member of the Environmental and Sustainable Education working group at Teachers College.

The total course fee, $473 is eligible for BOCES Aid Registration closes at 4 pm EST on July 3. Attendees 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. Participants receive 2 CEUs OR 20 clock hours OR 20 CTLEs (applicable only to NYS residents)." Attendees 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. Participants receive 2.4 CEUs OR 24 clock hours OR 24 CTLEs.

Cancellation Policy: A full (100%) refund will be given if a written request to withdraw is received by Ulster BOCES at least 30 days prior to the first scheduled session. If the cancellation is reported within 30 days or fewer before the program starts, only 50% of the total charges will be credited. Registrants who wish to withdraw on or after the start date will not receive any reduction of charges. Failure to attend not cancel prior to the event will be liable for full charges. Cancelation requests should be sent to echapman@ulsterboces.org.

90. Teaching Reading to Struggling Students-Teachers College

Program: Teachers College

Audience: K-12 teachers in English language arts, social studies, science or special education classrooms | School principals, professional development personnel, and administrators Speech and language pathologists

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/28/2019

Meeting Times: Course starts on July 8and runs until July 28

Improve the reading skills of struggling students K-12 regardless of your role or the subject you teach. Modules focus on reading difficulties and dyslexia; reading processes in English language learners; and instructional techniques for struggling readers. The instructors are Delores Perin, Professor of Psychology and Education and Chair in the Health and Behavior Studies Department; Susan Masullo, Lecturer and Director of the Literacy Practicums in TC’s Reading Specialist Program.

Note: For the best learning outcomes, aim to complete 1 module per week and expect to commit 6-7 hours per week. There is no partial credit for partial participation in the program. All assignments are due on the last Sunday of the program at 11:59 PM EST.

Registration Fee: $595 + 10% BOCES Administration Fee. The total course fee, $655 is eligible for BOCES Aid Registration closes at 4 pm EST on 10/25/2019. Attendees 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. Participants receive 2 CEUs OR 20 clock hours OR 20 CTLEs (applicable only to NYS residents)." Attendees 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. Participants receive 2 CEUs OR 20 clock hours OR 20 CTLEs.

Cancellation Policy: A full (100%) refund will be given if a written request to withdraw is received by Ulster BOCES at least 30 days prior to the first scheduled session. Given the demand for this program and the work entailed in its preparation, if the cancellation is reported within 30 days or fewer before the program starts, only 50% of the total charges will be credited. Registrants who wish to withdraw on or after the start date will not receive any reduction of charges. Failure to attend not cancel prior to the event will be liable for full charges. Cancelation requests should be sent to echapman@ulsterboces.org.