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1. Engaging Students in Virtual Environments

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: The link will be sent by the instructor prior to t

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Virtual environments can be extremely challenging. Consider best practices for engaging students in virtual instruction.

2. Reclaiming Our Resilience: Strategies for Strengthening our Ability to Cope

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: 9:45am-10:45am

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"Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" tackles the problem of educator stress, and the practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching will be presented. The companion workbook will be used to show how to actualize the framework, streamlining the way toward renewal and strength. Workbook is included in the cost of the workshop; textbook may be purchased individually.

3. Implementing Nearpod Features in Your Lessons K-5

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/3/2020

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Take a deeper dive into Nearpod and it's various activities for students that make learning fun, engaging, and interactive. We will look at different types of Nearpod activities and how to enhance your Google slides and Nearpod content all while collecting important data about your students learning.

4. Fastbridge SEL Training Modules (Getting Started)

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online

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Behavior Screening with FastBridge - Discover the basics of universal screening with FastBridge, including a working definition, purpose, and available behavior measures. Learn how to collect, interpret, and use SAEBRS and mySAEBRS data for instructional planning in the area of social-emotional behavior. 1 hour - all users 2) Behavior Progress Monitoring with FastBridge - Discover the basics of progress monitoring behavior with FastBridge, including a working definition, purpose, and available measures. Learn how to collect, interpret, and use Direct Behavior Ratings (DBR) to monitor student behavior. 1 hour - all users 3) FastBridge and Social Emotional Learning - Consider the relationship between schoolwide social-emotional learning and MTSS while reflecting on available supports. Learn to use FastBridge data to match learner needs to appropriate social-emotional supports. 1 hour - all users

5. News-o-matic training webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County educators

Dates: 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: Friday, Dec. 4th at 10:30 am - 11:00 am.

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Please join us to learn more about News-O-Matic. An educational resource for K-8 classrooms, News-O-Matic makes nonfiction accessible and engaging for young readers. Our age-appropriate, interactive daily news content encourages a regular reading routine while equipping students with key skills for critical thinking, media literacy, and global citizenship.

News-O-Matic engages students with interactive, daily nonfiction articles with a focus on ELA, science, social studies, and SEL. With 10,000+ multimedia-rich leveled texts for elementary and middle school, we make nonfiction accessible for all readers.

6. News-o-matic training webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County educators

Dates: 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: Friday, Dec. 4th at 12:000 pm - 12:30 pm.

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Please join us to learn more about News-O-Matic. An educational resource for K-8 classrooms, News-O-Matic makes nonfiction accessible and engaging for young readers. Our age-appropriate, interactive daily news content encourages a regular reading routine while equipping students with key skills for critical thinking, media literacy, and global citizenship.

News-O-Matic engages students with interactive, daily nonfiction articles with a focus on ELA, science, social studies, and SEL. With 10,000+ multimedia-rich leveled texts for elementary and middle school, we make nonfiction accessible for all readers.

7. Blended Learning 1: Basics and Hybrid Hacks

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Traditional Blended Learning integrates web-based tools with face-to-face classroom instruction. This learning strand introduces Blended Learning as adapted to both hybrid and fully online environments. Participants are encouraged to sign up for Blended Learning sessions 1-4, and the Data in the Real World session for their district's interim assessment system. All topics are supported by office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm.

8. Writers Workshop: Connecting Curriculum (Eldred CSD Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 2:15pm-3:15pm

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This workshop focuses on connecting a current curriculum unit/topic/theme with practices and strategies that are integral to the Writer's Workshop model. Please come with ideas and/or lessons you're currently focusing on with your students, so we can talk about the various ways Writers Workshop pedagogy may be applied.

9. Google Sites for Streamlined Workflow

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: The link will be sent by the instructor prior to t

The GSuite is tremendous, but where does it all go? How do we manage it? Check out GSuite's Sites for some support.

10. Lexia Learning Reports & Data *Monticello CSD Only

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Online

In this session we will generate and discuss class and individual student reports. We will take a look at how the reports can help you prioritize and plan instruction for your students.

11. Writers Workshop Units of Study; Connecting with Curriculum (Eldred CSD Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 3:15pm-4:15pm

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This workshop for GRADES 5-6 focuses on aligning a genre, practices and strategies of a Unit of Study with a curriculum unit/topic/theme. Please bring your curriculum maps and the Unit of Study you would like to implement after the Launch is completed

12. Instructional Coach Forum

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 200pm-3:00pm

All Instructional Coaches or educators who sometimes may fulfill the role of Instructional Coach are invited to discuss best practices and strategies in coaching, particularly in a remote environment.

13. Partnering with Families Discussion and Discovery

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Family engagement has always been a critical ingredient for student success. Now more than ever we need to partner with parents and caregivers so students can get the best possible experience from hybrid and distance learning. Investigate challenges, explore best practices, and discover creative solutions with fellow educators in a facilitated discussion.

14. Writing Workshop Units of Study: Connecting Curriculum(Eldred CSD Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 3:15pm-4:15pm

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This workshop for GRADES PK-1 focuses on aligning a genre, practices and strategies of a Unit of Study with a curriculum unit/topic/theme. Please bring your curriculum maps and the Unit of Study you would like to implement after the Launch is completed.

15. Blended Learning 2: Planning Station Rotation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Station Rotation is one of the signature features of Blended Learning. Participants will learn strategies for planning stations, grouping students, and rotating students efficiently, in hybrid and distance learning environments. Participants are encouraged to register for all five sessions in this strand. All topics are supported by office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm.

16. Intro to Castle Learning (Dec) *Monticello CSD Only

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Online

If you aren't familiar with Castle Learning or haven't seen it in a while, join us for this beginner/refresher session. Teachers will learn how to create assignments for HW, spiral review, quizzes, and assessments. In addition, this session will introduce teachers to the benefits of using Castle Learning as a classroom instruction tool with immediate data gathered from student activity to help inform instruction. Teachers will learn how to work with small groups of differentiated students and encourage students to become independent learners using Castle Learning. Applicable for Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, French, Music, AP US History, AP European History, AP Physics and also VERY beneficial for Special Ed teachers since all K-12 content is available.

17. Reclaiming Our Resilience: Strategies for Strengthening our Ability to Cope

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 9:45am-10:45am

"Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" tackles the problem of educator stress, and the practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching will be presented. The companion workbook will be used to show how to actualize the framework, streamlining the way toward renewal and strength. Workbook is included in the cost of the workshop; textbook may be purchased individually.

18. Screencastify for Class Projects & Engaging Students

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: The link will be sent by the instructor prior to t

Learn how to use Screencastify to engage with students and collect student work.

19. Writers Workshop Units of Study: Connecting Curriculum (Eldred CSD Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 3:15pm-4:15pm

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This workshop for GRADES 2,3 & 4 focuses on aligning a genre, practices and strategies of a Unit of Study with a curriculum unit/topic/theme. Please bring your curriculum maps and the Unit of Study you would like to implement after the Launch is completed.

20. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 12/17/2020

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

21. Blended Learning 3: Assessment in Distance Learning Environments

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/5/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Face-to-face assessment techniques are not always practical or effective in distance learning environments. In this webinar, participants will learn how to use a variety of assessment techniques to measure growth in skills and mastery of content. Participants are encouraged to register for all five sessions in this Blended Learning strand. All topics are supported by online office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm.

22. Connecting with Kids in Poor Internet Areas

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership

Dates: 1/6/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: The link will be sent by the instructor prior to t

Internet is not a public utility, which makes things hard for our families in remote or poor areas. Discuss how to connect with students with intermittent or poor internet areas.

23. Reclaiming Our Resilience: Strategies for Strengthening our Ability to Cope

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 1/6/2021

Meeting Times: 9:45am-10:45am

"Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" tackles the problem of educator stress, and the practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching will be presented. The companion workbook will be used to show how to actualize the framework, streamlining the way toward renewal and strength. Workbook is included in the cost of the workshop; textbook may be purchased individually.

24. Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County school librarians and educators

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 5/31/2021

Meeting Times: Starting Jan. 11, running through May 31, 2021

Location: The course will be asynchronous w/ five ZOOM sessi

The eight library systems in the Southeastern region, Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster School Library Systems, Ramapo-Catskill, and Mid-Hudson Public Library Systems and SENYLRC, are sponsoring Project Ready: Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth. This is an extensive professional development program that will run from January to May 2021. It will follow the Project READY syllabus developed by the University of North Carolina. This program is designed "for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The primary focus of the Project READY curriculum is on improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth." Participants will be required to attend at least five live webinars and participate in asynchronous discussion groups to receive CTLE credit. Dr. Evangela Oates will be the facilitator/coordinator for this program. The initial cohort will be limited to 100 participants drawn from school, public and academic libraries.

The course is being subsidized by the Sullivan School Library System. Participants will pay $125.00 to register. If personal checks are being sent, please contact me for details. lynn.miller@scboces.org 845-295-4090.

Check out this website for more information about the course. https://ready.web.unc.edu/

25. Blended Learning 4: Differentiation in Distance Learning Environments

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/12/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Blended Learning offers unique opportunities to customize learning to students' needs and learning styles. In this session, participants will learn how to manage differentiation in distance and hybrid learning environments. Participants are encouraged to register for all five sessions in this Blended Learning strand. All topics are supported by office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm.

26. TRAUMA and LEARNING: Using Movement to Support Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (Virtual Training)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education, AIS Educators, RTI Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 1/28/2021

Meeting Times: 4:30pm-5:30pm

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A landmark study by Felitti and Anda found that 67% of the US population has one or more ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience). Students with ACEs come from every socio-economic class, culture, and ethnicity. The likelihood that one of your students will have one or more ACEs is high. The current pandemic has stock-piled more potential ACEs for your students including food insecurity, death of a loved one, parental addiction to drugs/alcohol, divorce, or loss of income for one or more parents. In addition, new family stressors may include parental inexperience with teaching their child, isolation, stay at home orders, or future economic uncertainty. The webinar is designed to include six one-hour sessions. The complete training includes 10 hours of professional development credit (6 hours of face-to-face time with the instructor, Suzy Koontz, and 4 hours of readings and projects). Participants who drop the workshop or are no shows for any or all sessions will still be charged the full price of $245.00. Dates and Times: 1. Trauma and Its Effects on Students January 12, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST 2. How Toxic Stress Damages the Brain January 14, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST 3. How and Why Kinesthetic Learning Benefits All Students January 19, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST 4. The Role of the Educator in Supporting Students with ACEs January 21, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST 5. Literacy: Practical Strategies to Counteract the Ill-Effects of ACEs and Toxic Stress January 26, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST 6. Math: Practical Techniques to Attenuate the Damage of ACEs and Toxic Stress January 28, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm EST

27. SLS - Mock Book Awards - Newbery Medal

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County School Library personnel

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: We will be meeting via Zoom.

On Jan. 25, 2021, the American Library Association presents their book awards for the best literature for children. Our goal for the Mock Book Awards day is to share quality literature with our SLS members that our students would read. Each participant will have read books from 2020 of quality children's literature. At the Mock Awards sessions, they will break into groups for the Newbery Award (elementary). The discussion throughout the afternoon will center around the aspects of the book that make it quality literature for children. At the end of the day, Sullivan County SLS members will select from the titles read, to add books to add to their library collections.

28. Video Chat Best Practices

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: The link will be sent by the instructor prior to t

Video chat is a means to an end in this teaching environment. Discuss and learn best practices to managing your video platform.

29. Blended Learning 5a: Using MAP DATA in the Real World **Fallsburg CSD Only, Livingston Manor CSD Only, Monticello CSD Only, Roscoe CSD Only**

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches **Fallsburg CSD Only, Livingston Manor CSD Only, Monticello CSD Only, Roscoe CSD Only**

Dates: 1/19/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Every minute counts in online and hybrid learning. NWEA MAP offers a wealth of information to help educators save time and teach for maximum impact. In this session, teachers will learn how to quickly navigate popular MAP reports. This is the final session in this Blended Learning strand. All topics are supported by office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm. PLEASE NOTE, THIS SESSION IS FOR NWEA MAP DISTRICTS ONLY. STAR USERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR SESSION 5B ON WEDNESDAY 1/20/21.

30. Blended Learning 5b: Using STAR Data in the Real World **Eldred CSD Only, Liberty CSD Only, SC BOCES Only, Sullivan West CSD Only, Tri Valley CSD Only**

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches **Eldred CSD Only, Liberty CSD Only, SC BOCES Only, Sullivan West CSD Only, Tri Valley CSD Only**

Dates: 1/20/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Every minute counts in online and hybrid learning. STAR Renaissance offers a wealth of information to help educators save time and teach for maximum impact. In this session, teachers will learn how to quickly navigate popular STAR reports. This is the final session in this Blended Learning strand. All topics are supported by office hours Wednesdays 10am-12pm and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm. PLEASE NOTE, THIS SESSION IS FOR STAR Renaissance DISTRICTS ONLY. NWEA MAP USERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR SESSION 5A ON TUESDAY 1/19/21.

31. Reclaiming Our Resilience: Strategies for Strengthening our Ability to Cope

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 1/20/2021

Meeting Times: 9:45am-10:45am

"Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" tackles the problem of educator stress, and the practical framework for taking the burnout out of teaching will be presented. The companion workbook will be used to show how to actualize the framework, streamlining the way toward renewal and strength. Workbook is included in the cost of the workshop; textbook may be purchased individually.

32. SLS - Mock Book Awards - Printz Medal

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County School Library personnel

Dates: 1/20/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: We will be meeting via Zoom.

On Jan. 25, 2021, the American Library Association presents their book awards for the best literature for children. Our goal for the Mock Book Awards day is to share quality literature with our SLS members that our students would read. Each participant will have read books from 2020 of quality children's literature. At the Mock Awards sessions, they will break into groups for the Printz Award (secondary). The discussion throughout the afternoon will center around the aspects of the book that make it quality literature for children. At the end of the day, Sullivan County SLS members will select from the titles read, to add books to add to their library collections.

33. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

34. Kinesthetic Strategies to Address Achievement Gaps for School Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Building Administrators/Leadership

Dates: 2/2/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Brain scientists have identified that movement is essential for enhanced brain function, circulation, focus, concentration, learning, and retention. In this one-hour virtual training, you will learn efficient teaching and learning strategies that promote equity, allow students to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dovetail with virtual instruction, strengthen SEL and support parents' efforts in-home instruction. The training will include time for discussion and questions. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook

35. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 2/18/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

36. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 3/25/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

37. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

38. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

39. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 6/10/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

40. Edgenuity Training - Getting Started & Managing Course Content (Session 3)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/16/2021 to 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Online

This Edgenuity follow-up session will focus on a deeper dive into reporting and using student data to support online learning and teaching. During this time, teachers will use their account to run a Lesson Mastery Report, use Manage Enrollments to monitor student progress, grading student work, and reviewing course customization. We will also discuss best practices to encourage student engagement and success. The session will also allow for a Q&A time at the end to address teacher's targeted concerns and questions.