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1. One Trusted Adult

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers Building Administrators/Leadership Instructional Coaches Team Leaders/ Content Leads Librarians Psychologists Speech and Language Pathologists Special Education AIS Educators MTSS/RTI Educators Teacher Assistants

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 6/24/2024

Meeting Times: Asynchronous course

Location: Registrant will complete on their own schedule

Asynchronous Link to access program will be sent upon successful enrollment. This online course is a professionally produced, interactive program designed to be viewed individually, online, on demand. It is based on extensive academic research, includes a downloadable workbook, and features Brooklyn Raney, the founder of One Trusted Adult. Participants Will: *Review evidence, and recognize importance, of every child being able to name a trusted adult *Become trusted adults who are Accessible, Boundaries, and Caring *Set up spaces to meet the BASICS (universal youth needs), including magnets & mirrors, and strategic questions *Establish healthy and appropriate youth-adult relationships and avoid boundary blur and professional burnout *Encourage teamwork and build a network of many trusted adults *Implement communication techniques and strategies to improve relationships with other trusted adults *Apply caring modes and comfort zones frameworks for effective mentorship *Link will be sent upon course approval Course Expectations: *Upon completion, please share certificate to christine.decker@scboces.org to receive credit. *Be willing to participate in discussion(s)/forum(s) during the school year.

2. Self Care and the Joy of Music

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: All are welcome! Building Administrators/Leadership Educators, K-2 Educators, 3-5 Educators, 6-8 Educators, 9-12 Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/9/2024 to 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: 3:15 pm -4:45 pm

Location: Liberty School District

This workshop will meet in person on Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 16 in the Liberty School District. More info to follow closer to the workshop date. In-person Only In this exciting two part, IN PERSON workshop facilitated by Beth and Scott Bierko, participants will be able to learn and practice techniques for self care and fun that can be brought into the classroom. In session 1, participants will learn to release stress, tension and pain and regain the energy and calm necessary for self-care. Using breathwork, physical movement and guided relaxation, participants will gain tools to use throughout their day to improve the classroom experience for all. In session 2, instructors will create a safe space for the inner child to come out and play! Using simple songwriting techniques, the participants will learn how to make their classroom a more joyous place for learning for all. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org

3. Including English Learners: Strategies for Academic Success

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 4/15/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.

Location: Virtual - Zoom Link Issued Day Before- If you do n

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With so much attention focused on helping English learners meet grade-level expectations, teachers are looking for what works. In this seminar, participants explore four research-based recommendations for engaging English learners in subject area instruction. Participants will view real life classroom examples and experience practical hands-on activities that can be applied across grade levels and content areas. Contact Christine Decker (christine.decker@scboces.org) if you have any questions

4. AI for project based learning in school

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

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Embark on a transformative journey with our professional development course on "AI for Project-Based Learning in Schools." This program is designed to empower educators in harnessing artificial intelligence to create dynamic and collaborative project-based learning experiences. Gain insights into leveraging AI tools for project design, assessment, and fostering critical thinking skills, equipping you to enhance student engagement and prepare learners for the demands of the future.

5. Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 4/17/2024 to 5/8/2024

Meeting Times: 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Zoom - If you do not receive a zoom link by 3 pm o

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This book study will focus on Zaretta Hammond's book Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Hammond has designed an approach to culturally responsive teaching that draws on "cutting-edge” neuroscience research. While multiculturalism and social justice are important, Hammond clarifies that culturally responsive teaching alone focuses on building students' learning power, which in turn, can help close the achievement gap. Course will meet on 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 and 5/8 for one hour and each week there will be .5 hr for reflection and reading for a total of 6 hours If you have any questions, please contact Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org

6. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Amil and the After by Veera Hiranandani

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/17/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday April 17, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Amil and the After” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Historical Fiction In 1948, 12-year-old Amil, who is both Muslim and Hindu, struggles to find his place in Bombay, India, until his twin sister suggests he tell his story through drawings meant for their late mother as he tries to find hope and a sense of belonging in a chaotic world. - From the publisher

7. Supporting and Sustaining Social/Emotional Needs of English Learners Who Experience Trauma

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/18/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 pm- 7:45 pm

Location: Zoom Link: If you do not receive a zoom link by 3

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This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. Please email Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org if you have any questions.

8. Teaching Math to Multilingual Students: Positioning English Learners for Success- A book study with Math Specialist Heidi Bromley

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Instructional Coaches, AIS Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8

Dates: 4/18/2024 to 5/23/2024

Meeting Times: Thursdays 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 from 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Location: Zoom- If you do not receive a zoom link by 3 pm on

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Language plays a key role in learning mathematics, and for students learning a second language, having success in mathematics and demonstrating these competencies is a real challenge. This book study is designed to provide K-8 teachers with practical approaches to utilize students' strengths and lead them to success. Text will include strategies for presenting concepts in different formats, implementation activities, student examples, etc. Synchronous course time will provide opportunities for rich discussion while asynchronous time will provide time for reading and reflection. Synchronous meet dates/times: Thursdays, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23. Asynchronous hours: 4 hours with reflection. 10 hours total. Must have computer with microphone and camera access for synchronous sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Decker at christine.decker@scboces.org

9. Using Kami to leverage student learning

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/23/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Unlock the potential of digital collaboration in education with our professional development course, "Using Kami to Leverage Student Learning." This program is designed for educators aiming to maximize the impact of Kami, a powerful digital annotation and collaboration tool, in the learning environment. Participants will delve into strategies for fostering interactive and engaging lessons, enabling students to collaborate seamlessly on documents, and harnessing Kami's features to enhance overall comprehension and critical thinking skills.

10. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina Ixta

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday April 24, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Shut Up, This Is Serious” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Realistic Fiction Belen Dolores Itzel del Toro wants the normal stuff: to experience love or maybe have a boyfriend or at least just lose her virginity. But nothing is normal in East Oakland. Her father left her family. She's at risk of not graduating. And Leti, her super-Catholic, nerdy-ass best friend, is pregnant--by the boyfriend she hasn't told her parents about because he's Black and her parents are racist. - From the jacket

11. Google Level 1 Certification Overview

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 4/25/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Elevate your digital proficiency with our professional development course, "Google Level 1 Certification Overview." Tailored for educators and professionals, this program provides a comprehensive overview of the skills and knowledge required to attain Google Level 1 Certification. Participants will navigate through key Google Workspace applications, master efficient workflow techniques, and receive valuable insights to prepare for the certification exam, ensuring they can leverage Google tools effectively in both educational and professional settings.

12. LEGO ~ Addressing NY State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards with the LEGO Learning System

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Librarians, Special Education, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8

Dates: 4/25/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

This session will provide a hands-on opportunity to explore the LEGO Learning System and alignment to NY State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards through purposeful play. Participants will have an opportunity to understand the learning progression aligned to State Standards as well as hands on application of the LEGO Learning System. At LEGO® Education, we enable every student to succeed through purposeful play. Our hands-on solutions foster important STEAM skills while also nourishing social and emotional development. Students build 21st-century skills like collaboration and critical thinking which helps them grow the confidence and resilience they need to thrive. The LEGO® Learning System makes it easier to implement STEAM learning at the classroom, school, and district levels. This intuitive, inclusive, and highly adaptable system meets every student wherever they are in their learning journey. Join Alexa Hirschberg as she overviews the LEGO Learning System that includes sets and content designed for Pre-K through 8th Grade. We will not over overview various sets such as SPIKE Prime, SPIKE Essential, Early Learning Series, BricQ Motion series etc, but will also provide resources available and understanding legacy products such as Mindstorms & WeDo 2.0 and how they will continue to be supported and where to find standards-based content associated with all LEGO Education Products.

13. Canva to design better graphics

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/30/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Enhance your graphic design skills with our professional development course, "Canva to Design Better Graphics." This program is crafted for individuals looking to elevate their visual communication abilities using the intuitive platform of Canva. Participants will explore design principles, learn advanced features within Canva, and develop the skills to create visually compelling graphics, ensuring they can effectively convey messages and make a lasting impact in various professional and creative contexts.

14. Vocabulary Instruction (application of the Science of Reading) Grades K-5 with Julie Johnson

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, AIS Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/30/2024 to 5/14/2024

Meeting Times: 5:00-6:30/5:00-6:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Research indicates vocabulary has a substantial impact on reading comprehension. In this workshop, a variety of instructional methods are explored, as well as a template provided for direction instruction that includes orthographic mapping. The hour asynchronous includes time to browse and select a direct instructional strategy and try it out with students; participants are asked to share their results in the 2nd session. Course will meet for 1.5 hrs on 4/30/24 and on 5/14/24 for 1.0 hours. Asynchronous work will take place from 5/1/24-5/13/24 (3.5 hrs total)

15. Banned Books Symposium: Proactive, Reactive & Supportive

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-16 Educators and Librarians

Dates: 5/4/2024

Meeting Times: May 4th, 2024 8:30-1pm

Location: Dutchess BOCES @ Salt Point Turnpike Campus

This half-day conference will feature presentations in all capacities of banned and challenged books and programs. The event includes two breakout sessions with a choice of presentations from academic, school and public librarians followed by lunch and the keynote speaker Jeff Trexler, Interim Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The cost per person is $25. The registration and payment deadline is April 19, 2024. Registration is mandatory for this half-day conference. In addition to Frontline approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at https://senylrc.regfox.com/banned-books-symposium-2024. This Symposium is in partnership with Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, Ramapo Catskill Library System, Mid-Hudson Library System, Mount Saint Mary College, SUNY New Paltz and BOCES School Library Systems of Dutchess, Orange-Ulster, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster. TOPICS INCLUDE: -Banned and Challenged Books -Censorship ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: -Discuss experiences and responses to challenged books -Gain tips on how to respond to book censorship, learn the typical objections to books, and the usual procedure for challenging book bans. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

16. Forest school across the curriculum

Program: Arts In Education / Instructional Support Services

Audience: George Cooke Elementary School employees only

Dates: 5/4/2024 to 5/5/2024

Meeting Times: Saturday, May 4th from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 9 AM to 4 PM

Location: Cala Munda 76 Winkler Road Hankins NY 12741

In this interactive 2 day workshop, you'll learn the foundational principles of Forest School, exploring its role in holistic development and the cultivation of resilient, confident, and creative learners through play-based learning and appropriate risk-taking. Learn to integrate FS pedagogy across diverse curricula, from STEAM to cultural studies, and discover how math, science, and engineering can thrive in the forest setting. Reflect on your own training and its application, while exploring nature-based STEM/STEAM learning.

17. Medical Trauma: Concussions in Schools, What Educators Should Know

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/7/2024

Meeting Times: 4:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.

Location: Virtual - Zoom Link Will Be Sent Out Day Before-

Each year hundreds of thousands of K-12 students sustain a concussion as a result of a fall, motor vehicle crash, collision on the playground or sports field, or some other activity. Most will recover quickly and fully. However, as school professionals, we will often be challenged with helping return a student to school who may still be experiencing concussion symptoms. This seminar will engage participants in understanding what a concussion is, it's prevalence, symptoms and recovery time, as well as symptom-based strategies, academic adjustments, accommodations and modifications. Contact Christine Decker (christine.decker@scboces.org) if you have any questions.

18. Transitioning to Sound Walls from Word Walls (application of the Science of Reading) with Julie Johnson

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, AIS Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5

Dates: 5/7/2024

Meeting Times: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom - Link Will Be Sent Out Day Before

Upgrade your word walls to make them more student user-friendly! Sound walls focus on the sound students hear in a word they don't know how to spell. In this workshop, participants learn the differences between word walls and sound walls, delve into articulatory features of phonemes, see a sound wall lesson in action, and examine ways to display sound walls in classrooms.

19. PROGRESS MONITORING SERIES: Advanced Progress Monitoring for Educators

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Speech and Language Pathologists, Special Education, AIS Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants, preservice teachers

Dates: 5/8/2024 to 6/12/2024

Meeting Times: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12 -- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Zoom

This professional learning opportunity was designed for the educator who is already actively using progress monitoring within their setting for academics and/or behaviors. Participants should have familiarity with basic methods of progress monitoring. This PLO will expand upon the previous course (Academic and Behavioral Progress Monitoring 101) and allow participants to increase their knowledge in this area. Meeting dates: 5/8/24, 5/15/24, 5/22/24, 5/29/24, 6/5/24, 6/12/24

20. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Sona and the Golden Beasts by Rajani LaRocca

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/8/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday May 8, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Sona and the Golden Beasts” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Fantasy Though music is outlawed in the land of Devia, Sona hears it everywhere. Sona is a Malech, a member of the ruling class that conquered Devia centuries ago. Malechs forbade music to prevent the native Devans from using their magic, and Sona hides her abilities lest they put her in danger. Then Sona discovers an orphaned wolf pup. She believes the pup, with its golden ears, might be related to one of the five sacred beasts of Devia, and she vows to keep it safe. That means bringing the pup in tow when Sona embarks on a perilous quest, along with a Devan boy, to secure the nectar of life for a loved one who has fallen gravely ill. On the journey, as Sona uncovers secrets about the Malechian empire and her own identity, she realizes that the fate of the sacred beasts, and the future of Devia, just might come down to her. This captivating fantasy novel by award-winning author Rajani LaRocca will sweep readers into Sona's quest across the land of Devia as she grapples with the lasting impact of colonial rule and learns to fight for what she knows is right. - From the publisher

21. Screencasting with Canva

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 5/9/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Master the art of dynamic presentations with our professional development course, "Screencasting with Canva." Tailored for educators and professionals, this program equips participants with the skills to create impactful screencasts using Canva's intuitive features. Explore the integration of multimedia elements, enhance communication through engaging visuals, and discover effective storytelling techniques, ensuring you can deliver compelling content and capture your audience's attention with confidence.

22. Mentoring Through Changes and in a New Time

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Special Education, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 5/13/2024 to 5/15/2024

Meeting Times: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

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Mentoring increasingly is centered around reflection, asking questions, and distilled knowledge that leads to empathy. Working with a mentee raises important personal and professional questions such as how we process change and stages of life in addition to the shifting demands in our jobs. Through questions and conversations, we will explore some recent ideas on Liminal Spaces and Transition Quotients (TQ), two ideas that can guide us as mentors, educators, and leaders. In this interactive session, we consider how mentoring requires careful reflection on our practice and skills to listen deliberately and lean into curiosity. Course will meet May 13 and May 15, 2024 from 5:00-6:30 pm via zoom. Please have a computer with microphone and camera availability. Any questions, contact: christine.decker@scboces.org

23. Social Media Management in a hyper-engaged world

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12

Dates: 5/14/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Navigate the intricacies of social media with our professional development course, "Social Media Management in a Hyper-Engaged World." Tailored for professionals seeking to thrive in the fast-paced digital landscape, this program provides strategies to effectively manage and maximize engagement across various social media platforms. Participants will delve into content creation, community building, and analytics, ensuring they can successfully navigate and leverage the dynamic nature of social media to enhance brand presence and achieve organizational goals.

24. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - The Black Girl Survives in This One Edited by Desiree Evans

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/22/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday May 22, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "The Black Girl Survives in This One” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Horror Anthology A YA anthology of horror stories centering Black girls who battle monsters, both human and supernatural, and who survive to the end Be warned, dear reader: The Black girls survive in this one. Celebrating a new generation of bestselling and acclaimed Black writers, The Black Girl Survives in This One makes space for Black girls in horror. Fifteen chilling and thought-provoking stories place Black girls front and center as heroes and survivors who slay monsters, battle spirits, and face down death. Prepare to be terrified and left breathless by the pieces in this anthology. The bestselling and acclaimed authors include Erin E. Adams, Monica Brashears, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Desiree S. Evans, Saraciea J. Fennell, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Daka Hermon, Justina Ireland, L.L. McKinney, Brittney Morris, Maika & Maritza Moulite, Eden Royce, and Vincent Tirado. The foreword is by Tananarive Due. - From the publisher

25. Regents Review tools for High School Teachers

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Educators 9-12

Dates: 5/28/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Prepare high school teachers for success with our professional development course, "Regents Review Tools for High School Teachers." This program is designed to equip educators with effective tools and strategies to navigate and excel in Regents exam preparation. Participants will explore specialized review resources, instructional techniques, and assessment methods, ensuring they can empower students for success in high-stakes exams while enhancing their own teaching practices.

26. SLS Zoom Book Club: Newbery Contenders - Ferris by Kate DiCamillo

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday June 5, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Newbery Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Ferris” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Realistic Fiction It's the summer before fifth grade, and for Ferris Wilkey, it is a summer of sheer pandemonium: Her little sister, Pinky, has vowed to become an outlaw. Uncle Ted has left Aunt Shirley and, to Ferris's mother's chagrin, is holed up in the Wilkey basement to paint a history of the world. And Charisse, Ferris's grandmother, has started seeing a ghost at the threshold of her room, which seems like an alarming omen given that she is also feeling unwell. But the ghost is not there to usher Charisse to the Great Beyond. Rather, she has other plans--wild, impractical, illuminating plans. How can Ferris satisfy a specter with Pinky terrorizing the town, Uncle Ted sending Ferris to spy on her aunt, and her father battling an invasion of raccoons? - From the publisher

27. Project-Based Learning and Passion Projects

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/6/2024

Meeting Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Embark on an enriching professional development journey with our course, "Project-Based Learning and Passion Projects." Tailored for educators, this program delves into the dynamic intersection of project-based learning and individual passions, providing strategies to cultivate student-driven projects that inspire creativity and critical thinking. Participants will explore methods to harness students' intrinsic motivation, fostering a vibrant learning environment where passion projects become a catalyst for meaningful and engaging educational experiences.

28. SLS Zoom Book Club: Printz Contenders - Not Like Other Girls by Meredith Adamo

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/26/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday June 26, 2024 @ 3:00pm

Location: Online - Zoom

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and starred reviewed titles that are contenders for the Printz Medal. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Not Like Other Girls” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants the day of the event. Genre: Mystery When Jo-Lynn Kirby 's former best friend-pretty, nice Maddie Price-comes to her claiming to be in trouble, Jo assumes it's some kind of joke. After all, Jo has been an outcast ever since her nude photos were leaked-and since everyone decided she deserved it. There's no way Maddie would actually come to her for help. But then Maddie is gone. Everyone is quick to write off Maddie as a runaway, but Jo can't shake the feeling there's more to the story. To find out the truth, Jo needs to get back in with the people who left her behind-and the only way back in is through Hudson Harper-Moore. An old fling of Jo's with his own reasons for wanting to find Maddie, Hudson hatches a fake dating scheme to get Jo back into their clique. But being back on the inside means Jo must confront everything she'd rather forget: the boys who betrayed her, the whispers that she had it coming, and the secrets that tore her and Maddie apart. As Jo digs deeper into Maddie's disappearance, she's left to wonder who she's really searching for: Maddie, or the girl she used to be. Not Like Other Girls is a stunning debut that takes a hard look at how we treat young women and their trauma, through the lens of a missing girl and a girl trying to find herself again. - From the publisher