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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/10/2018

Meeting Times: 12/10/18 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/10/2018

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30 PM

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

3. Let's Move! Using Movement to Enhance Content Area Learning for ELLs and all students

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: CCE, CCS

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Movement has so many positive benefits for our students such as an improved focus and sense of well being. What are some simple ways we can incorporate more joyful movement into our regular routines? How can we link movement activities to the curriculum? What are ways to encourage mindfulness through movement and breathing? How can movement activities support language learning? Please come prepared to enjoy activities to connect social and emotional learning to the academic curriculum with comfortable shoes and clothing!

4. New Teacher Training Program 2018-19: Bullying Prevention

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 12/11/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 12/11/2016 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
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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 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.

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

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz

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Zach Bowman, Director of Education at the Samuel Dorsky Museum, will take teachers through an engaging experience with the Dorsky Museum’s current exhibit. Employing his interactive tools for engaging students in art response, Zach provides teachers with an experiential workshop that will support them to engage students in visual art response 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

6. Technology is a Tool NOT a Learning Outcome

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/11/2018

Meeting Times: December 11 4:00 -7:00 PM

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It's easy to get distracted by the latest shiny device or app and believe that technology alone will lead to better learning outcomes. Instead, if we look at technology as a partner that can help us to re-imagine and redefine learning tasks we can plan learning tasks that are rooted in effective pedagogy and support the curriculum. In this session we will explore frameworks and resources that can help us to plan thoughtfully. Participants will design a lesson plan using one of the frameworks and leave with ideas for their content area.

7. December High Tech High Meet-Up

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Current Participants of High Tech High project.

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 7:00

Location: Ulster BOCES

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HTH participants have face time with other teams to discuss project planning & work, share ideas, and stay engaged with the HTH PBL learning community. December will focus on how to group students and cultivate independent learning skills, and build capacity in the classroom culture to support PBL. Refreshments and light fare will be served.

Registration is only available to current participants of the High Tech High High Program. To attend by Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://ulsterboces.zoom.us/j/384544543 One tap mobile +16468769923,,384544543# US (New York) +16699006833,,384544543# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 384 544 543 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aCri3QrPq

8. Dignity Act Coordinator Meeting

Program: Related Services

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 Registration 9-12 Session

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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.

9. Make IEP Goals Come Alive: Goal writing and progress monitoring for student success

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 PM Snow Date: December 19, 2018 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCS, CCE

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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.

10. SLS - Secondary Librarians Workgroup - Session II

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: 12/12/18 - 3:30-5:00; snow date 12/13/18

Location: Library

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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. This second session will be hosted by Libbie Werlau at the Wallkill High School Library.

11. Webinar: #OneNewThing December Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 5:00 pm - 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 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!

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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 6-12 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM

Location: IS Lab

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

13. Webinar: #OneNewThing December Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 12/13/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, December 13th, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM

Wait ListStarting Soon

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 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!

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.

14. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 12/14/2018 to 12/17/2018

Meeting Times: Dec. 14, 2018 (Dec. 17 Snow Date, if needed) 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Smart Room - IS

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Regular Meeting

15. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 12/17/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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.

16. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Keep

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/17/2018

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

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

17. HVRBERN Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are English Language Learners

Dates: 12/17/2018

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

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area.

Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

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.

18. Coding & Computer Science PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/19/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 12/19/2018, 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.

19. Webinar: #OneNewThing December Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 12/19/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 5:00 pm - 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 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!

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.

20. Earth Science Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/4/2019

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.
Snow date 1/11/19.

Location: IS Lab

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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.

21. ELA Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/7/2019

Meeting Times: Lunch served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM
Snow date 1/14/19

Location: Lab

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

22. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Drive

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

In this webinar, you will learn to create and manage folders in google drive, share a resource folder in drive, work with Microsoft Office files, uploading and converting files and much more!

23. Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Schools

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/7/2019

Meeting Times: January 7 4-7 PM
snow date: Jan. 28

Location: Room 137 in the Salt Point Center

Trauma Informed Practices. Social Emotional Learning. Mental Health Issues. Students in Crisis.

All of these, in recent months have been highlighted in the news, in professional journals, regulations, and conversations across the country. More and more educators and school leaders are expressing concern and increased awareness of trauma and stress experienced by their students and staff. This three-hour session for school leaders will address the following questions:

What is trauma?
What happens to the brain when an individual is experiencing or has experienced trauma?
What impact does trauma have on individuals, staff, schools and systems?
What can school leaders do to create and support a trauma-informed culture that addresses the needs of both students and staff?

Join Cora Stempel at the MHLI East Satelite at Dutchess BOCES for this important workshop.

24. SLS - Destiny User Group Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Follett Destiny Library Staff

Dates: 1/7/2019

Meeting Times: Monday, January 7th from 3:30-5

Location: Library

Katrina Conte, from Follett Library Solutions, will demonstrate the latest features in Destiny and answer questions for participants. Any Ulster County library staff who use Destiny is welcome to attend.

25. Living Environment Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/8/2019

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.
Snow date 1/15/19

Location: IS Lab

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

26. PD for Art & Performing Arts Teachers: The Art Effect – Visual Composition: Deconstructing the Elements

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center

In this workshop, Art Effect Director of Education, Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, will focus on the 72 elements of composition that control and shape viewers’ responses, experience, and understanding of film viewing and film making.

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

27. Session II: Going Deeper with the New New York State Science Learning Standards, Grades 6 - 8

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Science Teachers - Grades 6 - 8

Dates: 1/8/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 1/15/2019

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.

28. Unleash the Power of Virtual Assistants

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 1/8/2019

Meeting Times: 4-6 PM Snow Date: 1/9/2019

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.

29. An Educator's Guide to Twitter **SNOW DATE

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, TAs, Administrators

Dates: 1/9/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, January 9th 4:30 pm - 6 pm

Looking for cool ideas for your classroom, faculty meeting, or next school event? Want to have meaningful discussions with colleagues from around the state, country, or even the world? Want a glimpse into what other educators are doing or thinking? In this session, learn how to curate and manage a social media community on Twitter that will foster your professional growth, enhance your teaching, and provide you with valuable information with up-to-date resources. During this session, participants will learn to use the fundamentals of Twitter and how to effectively use them to further their professional learning!

30. Chemistry Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/9/2019

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.
Snow date 1/14/19

Location: Smart

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

31. Physics Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: Lunch will be served at 11:30. Training 12-3PM.
Snow date 1/16/19

Location: Smart

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

32. Science Leaders PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Administrators, Lead Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: 1/10/2019, 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.

33. Social Studies Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: 8AM-3PM
snow date 1/17/19.

Location: IS Lab

New
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. A light breakfast & Lunch will be served.

34. Algebra I Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/11/2019

Meeting Times: 8-11AM
snow date 1/18/19

Location: IS Lab

New
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.

35. Geometry Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/11/2019

Meeting Times: 11:30 Lunch. 12-3PM Training.
snow date 1/18/19

Location: IS Lab

New
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.

36. Algebra II Regents Scorer Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/14/2019

Meeting Times: 8-11AM
snow date 1/18/19

Location: IS Lab

New
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.

37. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Docs

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/14/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

In this webinar, you will learn how to create and share a Google Document, collaborate using Google Docs, provide feedback with comments and suggest edits in docs, add links to comments, and much more!

38. 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: 1/15/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM Snow Date: 1/22/2019 CCE, CCS

Location: IS Smart

NYSSLS
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.

39. The Classroom Management Re-set: What to Do When Your Class is Going off the Rails Mid-Year (or Just Needs a Tune-up)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-6 Educators & Teaching Assistants.

Dates: 1/15/2019

Meeting Times: 4-7 PM
snow date 1/22/19

Location: IS Lab

Closed
We generally give a lot of thought to classroom management in September, and to the extent that we receive training in this area, it’s focused on establishing norms and routines at the beginning of the year. But what happens when these norms and routines never quite gel, or begin to fall apart as the year progresses? What happens when we come back from the winter holidays and realize that student behavior is declining (along with the social and emotional well-being of both students and teachers)? How do we come up with a plan for getting back on track? This workshop offers concrete strategies for “re-setting” in order to maximize academic achievement, increase student engagement and collaboration, and promote positive classroom culture.

40. Webinar: Microsoft Teams Winter Update

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 1/15/2019

Meeting Times: 4-5 PM Snow Date: 1/16/2019

Location: ONLINE

Microsoft Teams is a constantly evolving educational platform for collaboration and classroom management. In this session, participants will learn how to use Microsoft Teams Platform with their students. Participants will also explore the added updates to the platform.

41. SLS - Secondary Librarians Workgroup - Session III

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 1/16/2019

Meeting Times: 1/16/19 - 3:30-5:00; snow date 1/17/19

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. This third session will be hosted by Emma Tourtelot at Rondout Valley Middle School.

42. Special Educator PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K -12 Special Educators

Dates: 1/16/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM SNOW DATE - 1/28/2019

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 practices to share as well as discussion points and questions related to this month's topic. Please complete a separate registration for each session.

43. 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: 1/16/2019

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.

44. 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: 1/17/2019

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.

45. 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

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.

46. 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
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.

47. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Sheets

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

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!

48. 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
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.

49. G Suite Survival Kit - Google Keep

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/28/2019

Meeting Times: 4pm-5pm

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

50. 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

Wait List
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.

51. 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

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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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

56. 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!

57. Rocking the Regents: Analysis and Instruction for the New York State English Regents

Program: Teachers College

Audience: New York State High School ELA Teachers, Coaches

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 4/29/2019

Explains the design of the NYS ELA Regents exam and hard-to-master skills needed to pass, how to use data from formative assessments to inform targeted instruction, and how to implement dynamic, differentiated instructional strategies based on student needs and progress.

 Registration Fee: $275 + 10% BOCES Administration Fee.  The total course fee,  $303 is eligible for BOCES Aid. Registration deadline is 1/5/19, 5 PM. 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).

Who should attend?
New York State High School ELA Teachers, Coaches

February 4-April 29, 2019

The Instructor is Roberta Lenger Kang, Director, Center for the Professional Education.

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.

58. 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.

59. 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

60. 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.

61. 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.

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. Inquiry Series: Silver and Strong Inquiry Is the Big Idea-Day 1, Primary and Elementary

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 primary and elementary 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.

Inquiry Series Special for MHLI Members: Reduced rate of $700 for MHLI members to attend 2 days in the Inquiry Series, one day of Silver and Strong and one day of Paul Andersen

66. Are You Ready to Rumble?

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.

67. Inquiry Series: Silver and Strong Inquiry Is the Big Idea-Day 2, Secondary

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/8/2019

Meeting Times: February 8 | 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 secondary 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.

Inquiry Series Special for MHLI Members: Reduced rate of $700 for MHLI members to attend 2 days in the Inquiry Series, one day of Silver and Strong and one day of Paul Andersen

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

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: 2/14/2019

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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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

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.

76. 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.

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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

82. 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.

83. 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

Wait List
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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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

88. 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 2 CEUs OR 20 clock hours OR 20 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.

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. 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.

92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. 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

96. 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.

97. SLS - More Than a Bandage: NIH Resources for School Nurses and Librarians -10:00-11:30

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School nurses, librarians, nursing students and nursing instructors

Dates: 3/18/2019

Meeting Times: 10:00-11:30

This course will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals and school librarians provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus.Participants will also learn about the Medical Information Service Program (MISP), a state-funded program that provides medical and health-related journal articles through interlibrary loan at no cost. Participants will know and be able to: identify at least 3 consumer resources from NLM; locate resources to be shared with colleagues and caregivers; find mobile resources from NLM and obtain medical and health-related journal articles.

98. SLS - More Than a Bandage: NIH Resources for School Nurses and Librarians -12:30-2pm

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School nurses, librarians, nursing students and nursing instructors

Dates: 3/18/2019

Meeting Times: 12:30-2:00

This course will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals and school librarians provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus.Participants will also learn about the Medical Information Service Program (MISP), a state-funded program that provides medical and health-related journal articles through interlibrary loan at no cost. Participants will know and be able to: identify at least 3 consumer resources from NLM; locate resources to be shared with colleagues and caregivers; find mobile resources from NLM and obtain medical and health-related journal articles.

99. 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

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.

100. 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.

101. 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.