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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/23/2018

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

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

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



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

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

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

2. Opportunity Leaders: Professional Development for NYS School Leaders

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Principals & other school administrators

Dates: 7/24/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-12:30

Location: CCS, CCE

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In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Mid-Hudson JMT consisting of Ulster BOCES, Dutchess BOCES, Sullivan BOCES and Orange-Ulster BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement® (AP®) program, and the SAT® Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

New York State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. In alignment with new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018.

Participants will:
-Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career -Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools’ academic offerings, including AP
-Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes
-Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings
-Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefitting from the SAT Suite and AP courses
-Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019

3. Marvelous Math: Engaging Students Through Games

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ELA teachers and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 7/25/2018

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

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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.

5. Windows 10 and Office16 Teacher Academy

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2018

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

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

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



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

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

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

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: MLP Administrators & Support

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

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

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

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

8. ESSA Overview: How to Lead a Challenging Initiative with Joy and Collaboration

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

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

The Southern Westchester BOCES and Lower Hudson RIC team will present their journey of leading a challenging initiative. Participants will receive an overview of ESSA, accrue leadership strategies for promoting a NYSED initiative, and learn how to build an effective team to lead initiatives.
Led by Jackie O'Donnell, COO of Southern Westchester BOCES
Breakfast will be served.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: MLP Administrators & Support

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

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

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

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

11. Jump In - Microsoft Onenote for Edu

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2018

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

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

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

This workshop is perfect for Onenote newbies.

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

12. Seesaw Student-Driven Digital Portfolios

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Dates: 8/8/2018

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

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

13. Restorative Practices for School Leaders with Ramapo for Children

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

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

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

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

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

Seats are limited, so be sure to register early!

Breakfast and lunch included.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: HS Librarians only

Dates: 8/9/2018

Meeting Times: August 9, 2018 1-4pm

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

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2018

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

Imagine your students creating videos that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. Full STEAM Ahead with Technology to Go

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

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

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Teachers Aides

Dates: 8/15/2018

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

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

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

Location: CCS/E

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

19. Adding Pizazz to Your Presentations

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/22/2018

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

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

20. New Teacher Training Orientation & Year Long Support 2018-19

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 6/30/2019

Meeting Times: ORIENTATION (9:00 am-2:30 pm) on Monday, 8/27/2018 | SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH OF FOUR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL YEAR SESSIONS (4:00-6:30 pm) on Wednesday, 10/17/2018; Tuesday, 11/13/2018; Tuesday, 12/11/2018; and Tuesday, 2/5/2018

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHER TRAINING
This year long program provides an overview of differentiating instruction, theories on pedagogy, and good instructional practices. Classroom management, supporting all learners, technology integration, and positive approaches to discipline as well as parent communication will also be explored. This is also an opportunity to provide collegiality for educators new to a district or discipline. Districts are encouraged to have mentors attend one or more individual school year sessions. Please note that individual school year sessions will also be open to second and third year teachers. Topics for school year sessions (***SEPARATE MLP REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) include: "Special Ed 101" (Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:00-6:30 pm) with Rachel Balaban; "Essentials for ELLs" (Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4:00-6:30 pm) with Kathy Simpson; "Bullying Prevention" (Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:00-6:30 pm) with Joakim Lartey; and "Tech Buffet" (Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4:00-6:30 pm) with Cynthia Farrell. REGISTER HERE only if you will attend August 27 orientation AND one or more of the four individual school year sessions. Registration for individual workshops can be found on MLP. The cost for the series is $300 for districts not participating in the New Teachers Co-ser (participating districts include Wallkill and Rondout, for all others the fee applies). This series is covered under the Mentor and New Teacher Training CoSer, 509.020. Non-subscribing members attending only one or more of the school year sessions will be billed. Lunch will be provided on 8/27 only. 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.

21. NYS Standards Overview for Elementary Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Administrators

Dates: 8/28/2018

Meeting Times: 10 AM - 2 PM

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

22. NYS Standards Overview for Secondary Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2018

Meeting Times: 10 AM - 2 PM

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

23. Algebra I (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I Teachers

Dates: 9/17/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: IS Smart Room

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. This group will be facilitated by an Ulster BOCES Content Specialist who will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards. These meetings will help Algebra I teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/17/2018

Meeting Times: Monday September 17, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 9/18/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, September 18 4:00-7:00

Location: CCE, CCS

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

26. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 9/24/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 9/24/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, September 24 8:30-11:30

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2018

Meeting Times: 09/24/18 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/24/2018

Meeting Times: Monday September 24, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: CCN, CCW

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

30. Making Sure Your Curriculum and Instruction is Supporting Success on the NEW Social Studies Regents Exams

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: secondary Social Studies educators

Dates: 9/26/2018

Meeting Times: September 26, 2018; 8:30 - 2:30

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 to the Transition Global 10 Regents exam, the New Global History and Geography II Regents exam and the New U.S. History Regents exam. Districts are encouraged to attend as teams so as to utilize built-in time for vertical planning and revision to current assessments and curriculum. We will have a 45 minute break for lunch. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

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

Location: CCE, CCN, CCW, CCS

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

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

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/1/2018

Meeting Times: October 1 | 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

33. LET'S SOLVE IT! Cultivating a Classroom Culture of Problem Solving

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 10/1/2018

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

Location: IS TLC

What does a classroom look like where every student is engaged in solving an interesting math problem? As teachers, we would love for our students to enjoy the challenge of and have success with solving problems. This session is designed to provide teachers time to look more closely at Math Practice Standard 1 (MP 1) with the goal of developing students' persistence and independent thinking while solving math problems. Participants will examine best practices for teaching through problem solving and plan how to implement them in their own classroom.

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

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2018

Meeting Times: October 2 | 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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/9/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/15/2018

Meeting Times: Monday October 15, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: CCN, CCW

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

37. ENL Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018

Meeting Times: 10/16/18 4:00-7:00

Location: Smart

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

38. New Teacher Training Program 2018-19: Special Ed 101

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 10/17/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 10/17/2018 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN
NEW TEACHERS AND MENTORS
In this session, participants will gain an understanding of: special education laws, the nuts and bolts of the IEP and the IEP process, modifications and accommodations and your roles in educating and supporting students with disabilities. Educational Plan (IEP). This session of the New Teacher Training Program 2017-18 is open to both new teachers and mentors. These hours & cost are included in the full year entry. If you have any questions concerning registration, please call Don Odom at (845) 255-1402 extension 1356. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 for the most current delay or closing information.

39. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 10/22/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: P - 5 Elementary Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2018

Meeting Times: 10/22/18 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: District teams of multi-tiered educators.

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

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

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

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

Location: Ulster BOCES & HTH in San Diego

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

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

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

Travel, dinner, and hotel not included.

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

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

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

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: District teams of multi-tiered educators.

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

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

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

Location: Ulster BOCES

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

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

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

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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

43. Inquiry Series: Three Dimensional Learning and the NYSSLS

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2018

Meeting Times: November 1 | 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Join us with your district team (bring 4 and the 5th attends for free) for more of Paul Anderson’s insightful approach to science education.

The morning will focus on engineering design and the increased emphasis on the practices of science that will revolutionize science education.

The afternoon will continue with phenomenon-centered instruction. Paul Andersen will model hands-on, phenomenon-based teaching that utilizes the science and engineering practices. Administrators and teachers will leave with teaching strategies and assessments that they can use immediately use in their science classrooms.

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Middle School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2018

Meeting Times: 11/05/18 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 11/5/2018

Meeting Times: 4PM - 7PM

Location: CCN, CCW

Collaboration and communication are critical components of the problem solving process. This workshop will focus on MP3 with respect to promoting students’ mathematical reasoning and collaboration in learning through problem solving. Participants will explore questioning and discussion techniques that develop students’ skills in constructing, justifying and communicating mathematical arguments, and how these techniques can be applied in the classroom.

46. New Teacher Training Program 2018-19: Essentials for ELLs

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 11/13/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 11/13/2018 | 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. In this session, you will review and understand the concepts in NYSED's Blueprint for English Language Learners and experience strategies to support students at their level of language learning. Should there be a delay or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please call (845) 255-1402 and dial extension 4000 for the most current delay or closing information.

47. Algebra I PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I Teachers

Dates: 11/19/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: IS Smart Room

The Math Professional Learning Network (PLN) is designed for area math teachers to gather and discuss current and emerging issues in math education. This group will be facilitated by an Ulster BOCES Content Specialist who will foster conversations through the lens of increasing teaching skills in the math classroom. We will discuss topics such as math CCLS instructional strategies, assessment, academic vocabulary, and implications of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards. These meetings will help Algebra I teachers stay current on educational research, share best practices, and support student success. | NOTE: Separate registration is required for each date of the PLN.

48. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 11/26/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

COUNSELORS
PLN
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. 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

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.

50. 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

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!

51. 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
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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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.