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1. Webinar: Learn it today use it tomorrow - Microsoft Onenote for Edu - Beginner

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/23/2018

Meeting Times: April 23, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing a task using the presented tool.

You have seen the app sitting in your Office 365 home page and you have heard of all the amazing benefits of using the application but one question remains, “How?”. Microsoft Onenote is a note taking tool with powerful features for teachers looking to create paperless classrooms.

In this 1.5 hour beginner webinar, 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, and learn strategies for implementing this platform in unique classroom environments.

This webinar is perfect for Onenote newbies. Advanced Onenote users may find the offering too basic, although the presenter tries to include new tips.


Please note:

1. Attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school.

2. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

3. This is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing and submitting a task using the presented tool by April 30,2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

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

2. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 4/23/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: SMART

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/23/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCN/W

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

4. SLS - Secondary Librarians Workgroup - Session III

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 4/23/2018

Meeting Times: 4/23/18 - 3:30-5:00

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.

5. Special Educator PLN - Supporting Students with Executive Functioning Delays and ADHD

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 4/24/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:00-7:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

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

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

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: April 26, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

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Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing a task using the presented tool.

Microsoft Classroom has a new name with some amazing new features. Microsoft 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 provide engaging assignments for students.

Please note the following

1. This is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing and submitting a Team activity by May 3,2018 to receive 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credits awarded.

2. Attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Upon entering the chat please introduce yourself using your first, last name, and school.

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

Use of webinar software on smaller screen devices like a phone or tablet inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer that you join the webinar from a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook computer so that you can fully interact with the presentation.

7. Data Work Group-Balancing Your Assessment Program

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

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

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: 1-4 PM

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Over the past 10 years, districts have worked to develop or acquire a variety of assessment tools across subject areas. How balanced is your district’s/building’s/classroom’s assessment program? Join us for this interactive discussion and determine whether or not revisions to your assessment plans are needed. Resources for assessment development will be shared. (Note: this session centers on assessment PURPOSE and assessment METHODS).

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: math teachers and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, April 26, 2018; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: CCN, CCW

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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 math standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, begin to understand some of the changes within the revised standards, and discuss supporting documents. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: HS Librarians only

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: April 26, 2018 1-4 p.m.

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

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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

10. Webinar: #OneNewThing April Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Starting 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Webinar: Co-teaching 101: Gen Ed, Special Education and ENL

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Gen Ed, ENL, Special Ed

Dates: 5/1/2018

Meeting Times: May 1, 2018 4:30-6:00 PM

Location: IS - Smart Room

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At some point in your teaching career, you will likely be asked to be part of a co-teaching team. In this workshop, interested teachers, new co-teaching teams or teams in need of a refresher will examine and learn recommended co-teaching models, practice effective communication and collaboration strategies, discover and share learning protocols to enhance student engagement, and access resources for planning and clarification of roles. If you are currently co-teaching, it is highly recommended that you sign up with your co-teaching teams (Special Ed, ENL, General Ed). Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school. You must participate to ensure that you receive credit for this webinar.

12. Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: Google Drawings

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 5/2/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing a task using the presented tool.

Imaging you and students creating unique & custom:

  • Graphic Organizers
  • Infographic
  • Annotated Screenshots
  • Hotspot (clickable) Images
  • Magnetic Poetry
  • and so much more!

Google Drawings may be the most under-used feature of G Suite! It has plethora of possibilities and uses in your classroom! Come find out more about it!

Participants will leave with an understanding of the tools and how to create using Google Drawings. They will also get a 'cheat sheet' and tutorial video to help them create their own Drawings and the resources provided can be used in the classroom for training students.

You must have a Gmail account to access Google Drawings, so if you do not have one through school, make sure you create one before May 2nd!

This webinar is 1.5 hours long and will teach participants to use Google Drawings. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. You will be required to complete a Google Drawing of your own and submit it by Friday, May 11th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

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

13. Data Work Group-Evaluating Assessment Quality

Program: Educational Data Analysis Support [Extension]

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

Dates: 5/3/2018

Meeting Times: 1-4 PM

Evaluating Assessment Quality: Once you have developed and administered your assessment, how do you know it is measure what you want it to measure consistently? What is the best way to evaluate the quality of your assessments? In this fun interactive session, participants will be able to identify strong (not so strong) items and measurement practices and reflect on their own assessments to determine if changes should be made. Concepts such as validity and reliability will be reviewed in the context of classroom assessments. (Note: this session address psychometric concepts without saying the ‘P’ word).

14. Supporting Struggling Readers

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Classroom teachers, reading teachers, special educators, AIS/Rti providers

Dates: 5/3/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday 4-6pm

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This is the second session in a three part series for K-2 educators on reading instruction. This session focuses on ways to support struggling readers during guided reading. We will consider the roadblocks that these students often encounter and how we can improve decoding, comprehension, and fluency skills in a small-group setting to accelerate each reader’s progress. Participants will learn instructional strategies to support struggling readers. Assess Like A Pro, is a prerequisite for this workshop.

15. Webinar: Simple Ways to "release the codes"

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/7/2018

Meeting Times: May 7, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


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

In this webinar, we will present research based, best practices for incorporating simple coding tools into your classroom. This session will help find easy ways to add elements of coding into your lessons. 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 coding confidence!


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

Please note:
1. Attendance is confirmed using the chat feature.
2. 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 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.

16. Fractions Speak Louder than Words

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 5/7/2018

Meeting Times: 4PM - 7PM

Location: CCN, CCW

Many students first become frustrated with math when learning fractions. The goals of this workshop are to identify sources of difficulty that obstruct learning of fractions and review strategies for overcoming such difficulties. Teachers will explore ways to design instruction that promote conceptual understanding of fractions by connecting operational algorithms to physical and visual models: using manipulatives such as cuisenaire rods and models such as bar diagrams to help students discover, create and master algorithmic procedures. Participants will also be able to examine the progression of skills expected across Grades 2 through 8, and how CCSS in fractions support learning of decimals, ratios, proportions and percents.

17. Kingston Mural Tour

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: Uptown Kingston Location TBD.

Guided by professional O+ mural artists, tours a collection of large-scale wall murals that O+ artists have gifted to the city of Kingston over the last 7 years, representing diverse populations, and points of view. Participants will discuss the process of large-scale mural makings, as well as the inspiration for each mural, and the conceptual message that they hope to ignite. Participants will meet on location in uptown Kingston. An email from the facilitator will be sent to all registrants one week prior regarding parking. This course is free to subscribing members of CoSer 404 Arts in Education. Non-subscribing districts: $75

18. SLS - Elementary Librarians Workgroup - Session III

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians ONLY

Dates: 5/9/2018

Meeting Times: 4:15-5:45

Location: TBD

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

19. Webinar: Google Chrome for Special Ed

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/9/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:30-6:00 PM

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

Many districts are going Google and that's great news for our reluctant and struggling learners. This webinar will highlight several Google Chrome built in features and extensions to support the needs of diverse learners. Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school You must participate to ensure that you receive credit for this webinar *Check with your technology director to see if you have access to Google Apps for Education and permissions to download additional apps and extensions.

20. Webinar: Learn It Today Use It Tomorrow-Microsoft II: Microsoft Teams Intermediate

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/10/2018

Meeting Times: May 10, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or offic

Now that you have learned the basics of Microsoft Teams lets 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 of Teams to engage their learners in the educational conversation.



Please note the following

1. Participants are required to complete and submit a Team activity by May 17, 2018 to receive 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credits awarded

2. Attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Upon entering the chat please introduce yourself using your first, last name, and school.

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

Use of webinar software on smaller screen devices like a phone or tablet inhibits your ability to actively participate. We prefer that you join the webinar from a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook computer so that you can fully interact with the presentation.

21. Session I: Roll Out of the New New York State Science Learning Standards - Grades 6 - 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Middle and High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/11/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: CCN/W

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

22. Webinar: Learn it today use it tomorrow - Microsoft Onenote for Edu - Intermediate

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/14/2018

Meeting Times: May 14, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing a task using the presented tool.

Now that you have learned the basics of Microsoft Onenote let us learn how to put this new tool to full use. Microsoft Onenote is a note taking tool with powerful features for teachers looking to create paperless classrooms.

In this 1.5 hour webinar participants will explore the Onenote platform and the embedded classroom features. Teachers will become familiar with the creating and managing online Class notebooks, and learn strategies for implementing this platform in unique classroom environments.


This webinar is perfect for Onenote users looking to dive deeper into the Onenote tool. Advanced Onenote users may find the offering basic, although the presenter tries to include new tips.


Please note:

1. Attendance is confirmed using the chat feature. Please be sure to introduce yourself in the chat with your first and last name and school.

2. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

3. This is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing and submitting a task using the presented tool by May 21, 2018



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.

23. Algebra I (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Algebra I Teachers

Dates: 5/14/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ELA educators grades 6-12

Dates: 5/14/2018

Meeting Times: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: math teachers and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 5/14/2018

Meeting Times: Monday, May 14, 2018; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

With the recent adoption of the Next Generation Learning Standards by the Board of Regents, this awareness workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming key changes in the 6-12 math standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, begin to understand some of the changes within the revised standards, and discuss supporting documents. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 5/15/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, May 15, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

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.

27. Webinar: #OneNewThing May Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 5/16/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, May 16, 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: educators grades K-12

Dates: 5/17/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 17, 2018; 4:00- 7:00 p.m.

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

29. Webinar: #OneNewThing May Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 5/17/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. SLS - Council Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 5/18/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, May 18, 2018 1:00 - 3:30

Location: Smart Room - IS

Regular Meeting

31. Jump in - Minecraft for Education - Part 1

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/21/2018

Meeting Times: May 21, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What educational tool has over 100 million players, with over 114,000 years of combined playtime? Minecraft! Would you like to learn how we can leverage this huge sandbox tool to create engaging, creative, cross curricular lessons?


In this 2 hour session participants will learn the basics of the Minecraft environment, how to create and manage a Minecraft classroom, how to manage students in the virtual world, and how to access pre-made lessons for use with students.



This session is intended for those that are interested in using Minecraft for Education. This session is developed for teachers of all ages and subjects looking to learn more about Minecraft as an educational tool.

32. Counselors PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 5/21/2018

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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-6 teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/21/2018

Meeting Times: Monday, May 21, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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. A separate K-6 math session will follow requiring separate registration. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-6 math teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/21/2018

Meeting Times: Monday, May 21, 2018; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

With the recent adoption of the Next Generation Learning Standards by the Board of Regents, this awareness workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the forthcoming key changes in the K-6 math standards. Participants will review the implementation timeline, begin to understand some of the changes within the revised standards, and discuss supporting documents. Lunch will not be provided.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/21/2018

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

Location: CCNW

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

36. Resilient Leadership with Dr. Brenda Myers

Program: Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: May 22, 2018
10 AM - 2:30 PM* with a working lunch.
*This later start is purposeful so administrators can attend to morning routines.

Location: JBCC

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


• Engage in a collaborative self-reflection practice


• Build a stronger sense of personal efficacy


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


• Analyze investments of personal energy


• Courage to act on convictions

37. Roll Out of the new NYSSLS—Grades K-5, Part II

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: CCN/W

Join us for minds-on, hands-on learning of the NYSSLS! The second of two workshops, participants will delve deeper in unpacking the conceptual shifts, practices and cross-cutting concepts. We will explore the question, "Why do they matter?" and "now what?" Lunch is provided. Free to subscribing districts of Major Initiatives CoSer 555.012.

38. Special Educator PLN - Social/Emotional Learning Success

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:00-7:00PM

Location: IS-TLC

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

39. Webinar: World Language PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: 6-7 PM

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

40. SLS - The Book Banquet 2018: A Smorgasbord of Books for Children and Young Adults

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 5/23/2018

Meeting Times: 5/23/2018 - 4:00 - 7:00pm

Location: All quads

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP - 4/16/18 - There will be an overview of the books from the most recent American Library Association's Notable Books for Children list. These are considered the cream of the crop from the titles that were published in 2017 for children and young adults from birth through age 14. Outcomes: Learn about new titles for collection development and curriculum and classroom use. Dinner is included. Payment must be received in advance in order to be registered: FREE for school and public librarians in Ulster County, $10 for other educators. Make checks payable to Ulster BOCES Treasurer, with the notation 5/23 SLS Book Banquet. Mail to Ulster BOCES, 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY 12561. No purchase orders accepted. No payment or cash accepted at the door and NO REFUNDS.

41. Webinar: #OneNewThing May Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 5/23/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. Geometry (Common Core) PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Geometry Teachers

Dates: 5/24/2018

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 7 PM

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

43. Google Arts and Culture For Educators

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/24/2018

Meeting Times: 4pm-5:30pm

Imagine your students learning about the massive prehistoric creatures that used to walk the earth and being able to look them in the eye. Or imagine your class studying van Gogh’s art and being able to look closely enough to study his brushstrokes. In addition to providing students with scientifically accurate experiences, we will review how Google Arts & Culture’s offerings have potential for future lesson plans. This session is intended for teachers that use G Suite for Education. Check if you can access this Form from your school before you sign up, to ensure you can use this tool: https://goo.gl/gyZuRQ

44. NYSESLAT Regional Scoring 2018

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Selected Ulster County ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/29/2018

Meeting Times: 8AM-3PM

New
Ulster Countywide Regional Scoring of New York State ESL Achievement Test (NYESLAT). Registration is only available to Ulster County teachers who have been selected by their district to attend.

45. Learn it Today Use it Tomorrow: The NEW Google Sites

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: 5-12 Teachers, Aides, and Administrators

Dates: 5/30/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow is an enhanced webinar where attendees participate in a 1.5 hour webinar and then solidify their learning by completing a task using the presented tool.

Google updated its Google Sites software last spring and now it is easier than ever to create a personalized website using this tool! Google Sites is easy to learn and can be used to:

  • Create a Classroom Website
  • Create a Site for after school activities or teams
  • Create Student Portfolios
  • and more!

Google Sites works well with the G Suite tools so it is simple to embed Calendars, Forms and other documents. Come find out more about it!

Participants will leave with an understanding of the tools and how to create a Google Site. They will also get a 'cheat sheet' and tutorial video to help them create their own Site and the resources provided can be used in the classroom for training students.

You must have a Gmail account to access Google Sites, so if you do not have one through school, make sure you create one before May 30th!

This webinar is 1.5 hours long and will teach participants to use Google Sites. You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation. You will be required to complete several tasks on a Google Site of your own and submit it by Friday, June 8th, 2018 to receive the 2 credits for this course. Incomplete activities will result in no credit awarded.

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

46. Looking Back to Move Forward

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Classroom teachers, reading teachers, special educators, AIS/Rti providers

Dates: 5/31/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday 4-6pm

Reflecting on our Practice: Review, Reflect and Next Steps This is the third and final session in a three part series for K-1 educators. This session will be a conducted as a round-table discussion. Participants will reflect on their reading instructional practices that they have developed in the previous sessions. They will also identify strengths and areas for improvement. Finally, they will create an action plan that includes next-steps. Assess Like a Pro and Supporting Struggling Readers are both prerequisites for this workshop.

47. Phenomenon Based Learning: Engage Students in the 6 - 8 Science Classroom using Real-World Phenomena

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Middle School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/31/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: CCS/E

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 6 - 8 science teachers. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to find relevant grade-level science-based phenomena and utilize these phenomena to create and drive lessons involving scientific inquiry. Free to subscribing districts of Major Iniatives CoSer 555.012.

48. Title IX Required Annual Training for Coordinators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Title IX Coordinators

Dates: 5/31/2018

Meeting Times: 5/31/2018
8:30 - 12:00
A light breakfast will be provided

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Title IX (but were afraid to ask.) Ever wonder exactly what it meant when you were told you were the Title IX Coordinator for your district? You knew your position came with the title, but the instruction manual was missing! Come to this overview session to review the basic components of Title IX federal law. The session will provide an opportunity for you to assess your district’s level of compliance with the law. We will also work on several case studies to help guide our decision process when confronted with cases in our districts. With New York State being guided by the Dignity Act as well as Federal Title IX, we will engage in conversation about what actions may reflect violations of state and/or federal law. Come with questions and your expertise—contribute to the learning community!

49. Jump in - Minecraft for Education - Part 2

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/4/2018

Meeting Times: June 4, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What educational tool has over 100 million players, with over 114,000 years of combined playtime? Minecraft! Would you like to learn how we can leverage this huge sandbox tool to create engaging, creative, cross curricular lessons?


In this 2 hour session participants will build on their understanding of the Minecraft environment, work on creating Minecraft lessons for use with students, and earn their first minecraft educator badge.


This session is intended for districts that are interested in using Minecraft for Education. This session is developed for teachers of all ages and subjects looking to learn more about Minecraft as an educational tool.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: New Teachers and Mentors

Dates: 6/5/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 6/5/2018 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

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

51. Phone Movies

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2018

Meeting Times: 4-7pm

Location: CCS/CCE

Work with former Director of Education of the Film Society of Lincoln Center to do a media project using your phone! Teachers will learn to use snap chat and other phone video programs to make short films with their students. This course is free to subscribing members of CoSer 404 Arts in Education. Non-subscribing districts: $75

52. Curriculum and Standards Work Group - Social Studies & ELA Focus

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Curriculum Directors & Assistant Superintendents

Dates: 6/6/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30 AM

Location: TLC

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

Separate registration required for each session.

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

53. ENL Teachers PLN

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 6/6/2018

Meeting Times: 6/6/18 4:00-7:00

Location: Smart

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

54. Webinar: #OneNewThing June Session A - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 6/6/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, June 6, 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

55. Webinar: #OneNewThing June Session B - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 6/7/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Thursday, June 7, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

56. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1 - at ULSTER BOCES ELL Identification: Registration and HLQ (Part 1)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Registrars (centralized and building), Data Entry Personnel, Translators/Interpreters or Family Advocates involved in registration, and Special Education/Pupil Personnel administrators for LPT component.

Dates: 6/8/2018

Meeting Times: Program - 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

GRADES K to 8
Bilingual CC Progressions
ELL Educators
New
(District teams should have full representation for this part; Registrar staff may leave after this part.) This workshop will include an overview of New York State English Language Learner (ELL) regulations related to the identification process. The focus will be on the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) document and the processes that districts need to have in place to properly administer and interpret the HLQ. We will also discuss the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) assembly and the secure storage of all identification materials. Participants will review: * ELL identification regulations * The completion and processing of the HLQ * The role of the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) when potential ELLs are enrolling who already have an IEP or 504 plan * Screening for potential Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 am Cost: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

57. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2 - at ULSTER BOCES

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Registrars (centralized and building), Data Entry Personnel, Translators/Interpreters or Family Advocates involved in registration, and Special Education/Pupil Personnel administrators for LPT component.

Dates: 6/8/2018

Meeting Times: Program - 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

GRADES K to 8
Bilingual CC Progressions
ELL Educators
New
ELL Identification: Screening Interview (Part 2) Registrars need only attend Part 1, 9-11 am, and do not need to attend Part 2, 11 am-3 pm; Those registered for Part 2 MUST ALSO register for Part 1. This workshop is to support districts with designing a clear and cohesive process for the identification of English Language Learners, from registration, through the interview screening processes, and the administration of the NYSITELL. Participants will review: * The screening interview processes * SIFE and Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) administration * An overview of the role of the LPT for potential ELLs who are already identified as a student with a disability * District teams will design their own screening kits for the various grade bands with materials appropriate to each level REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 11:00-11:30 am Cost: Free Lunch: On Your Own For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

58. Counselors PLN [MAKEUP SESSION IF NEEDED]

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Social Workers & Psychologists

Dates: 6/11/2018

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.

59. SLS - Free Gale Databases and Gale Page Studio

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 6/12/2018

Meeting Times: 8:00 registration, 8:30-11:30

Location: All quads

Our training session is K12 focused and will start with a brief overview and dive into the features and tools of the Gale In Context databases. The resources that will be covered: Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context (including the new Chrome extension), and General OneFile. Additionally, this workshop will cover the Gale Page Studio which is an opportunity for librarians to learn how to customize their complimentary resource site. A Gale Page is a website that will offer users a visual experience with a clear access point to all of the library’s resources and eBooks. The Gale Page can be customized with a banner to match the school’s website, hide or reorder Gale resource icons, and add additional pages for departments or special projects. Also, participants will learn how to add boxes for contact information, widgets, social media feeds, quick links to websites or shareable documents, add resources from other vendors, so users will have a one-stop-shop to all of the library’s resources. In this session, attendees will learn best practices for Gale Pages, how to customize in Studio, and have the opportunity to build their own in the workshop with Gale experts on site. This is a hands-on workshop.

60. Webinar: #OneNewThing June Session C - Simple Ways to Increase Your Classroom Technology

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Adminitrators & Teacher Aides

Dates: 6/13/2018

Meeting Times: Online Webinar: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that attendance is confirmed using the chat feature.

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.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers

Dates: 6/25/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/26/2018

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

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/26/2018

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

Location: FDR Museum, Hyde Park

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/27/2018

Meeting Times: 06/27/2018 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/27/2018

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

Location: FDR Museum, Hyde Park

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers who assign research projects

Dates: 6/28/2018

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

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

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

68. Teaching Reading to Struggling Students

Program: Reading Teachers College

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/29/2018

Meeting Times: Course starts on July 9 and runs until July 29

This is a 3-module asynchronous, online program on how to improve the reading skills of struggling students. The modules focus on reading difficulties and dyslexia; reading processes in English language learners; and instructional techniques for struggling readers. The program is offered for 3 weeks.

Students must complete Module 1 to receive access to Module 2 and must complete Module 2 to receive access to the last module. A digital certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Note: For the best learning outcomes, students should aim to complete 1 module per week over the 3-week period, and expect to commit 6-7 hours per week working through the materials. There is no partial credit towards clock hours, CEUs or CTLEs for partial participation in the program. All assignments are due on the last Sunday of the program at 11:59 PM EST.

Registration Fee: $625. Registration closes at 4 pm EST on June 28, 2018 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?
K-12 teachers in ELA, social studies, science or special education classrooms
School principals, professional development personnel, and administrators
Speech and language pathologists

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/10/2018

Meeting Times: 07/10/2018 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 7/11/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 11 9:00-12:00

Location: IS Lab

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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/11/2018

Meeting Times: 07/11/2018 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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

72. Understanding the Next Generation Learning Standards: Math (7-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/12/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/12/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

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

Dates: 7/17/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ELA teachers and administrators grades 6-12

Dates: 7/18/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 9:00-12:00

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 7/18/2018

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

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/18/2018

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

Location: CCS,CCE

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

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Dates: 7/19/2018

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

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

79. The Problem with Words in Math

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

80. Marvelous Math: Engaging Students Through Games

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

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

Location: CCN, CCW

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

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.