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1. Secondary Science Curriculum Council- Facilitated by Caroline Gizzi

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teacher Leaders, Science Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 4/27/2020

The Science Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to keep informed of recent changes in Science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State and provide direction for Science Education in Rockland County. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on Science teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success. In addition, under advisement from Rockland Assistant Superintendents for Instruction, this collegial group will assess professional development needs for Rockland Science educators and will plan future workshops to provide secondary teachers with an informative and intellectually stimulating experience.

2. SLS Communications Coordinators and Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Library System Liaison and Council Members

Dates: 1/29/2020

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School library system communications coordinators (liaison) and council help develop professional development opportunities for school librarians, prepare, approve and monitor the implementation of the Plan of Service and support the activities of the school library system. Members will review the Plan of Service activities for 2019-2020 and prepare professional development opportunities for Spring 2020. Linda Todd will facilitate the evaluation of the current Plan of Service and next steps in developing outcomes based activities for member libraries.

Contact hours: 3 hours professional development.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (Snow date, Thursday, February 6, 2020)

Last day to register: Jan. 27, 2020

3. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Science and Engineering Practices in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Elementary Teachers (K-6), Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2020

Excited about the new science standards but not sure where to begin? You are probably doing something that already aligns with a major piece of these new standards but don't realize it! Come learn all about the Science and Engineering Practices, which is one piece of the new 3D learning model that comprises the NYS Science Learning Standards. Get hands-on experience and explore resources you can use right away with your students!

4. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Exploring Earth Science Phenomena in the Secondary Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2020

Do you have an idea for a unit and need a phenomenon? Did you find a good phenomenon and now want to know how to use it? In this workshop, you will explore diverse phenomena specific to EARTH SCIENCE and examine how these phenomena ground scientific investigation through curriculum units to facilitate 3-D learning. The workshop will include elements on student-centered instruction and the importance of science education and teaching science as social action. Get ready to do hands-on learning with new strategies and practices you can implement in your classroom the next day!

5. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Using Hands-On Learning to Teach Engineering to Elementary Students!

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Elementary Teachers (K-6), Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2020

Did you know engineering is now a big part of the new K-12 science standards?

Come learn about the engaging context of engineering design! In this workshop, you will engage in hands-on activities and explore diverse examples of incorporating the engineering design cycle as well as resources for planning. Get ready to do engineering with your students today!

6. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Exploring Life Science Phenomena in the Secondary Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2020

Do you have an idea for a unit and need a phenomenon? Did you find a good phenomenon and now want to know how to use it? In this workshop, you will explore diverse phenomena specific to LIFE SCIENCE and examine how these phenomena ground scientific investigation through curriculum units to facilitate 3-D learning. The workshop will include elements on student-centered instruction and the importance of science education and teaching science as social action. Get ready to do hands-on learning with new strategies and practices you can implement in your classroom the next day!

7. Student Assessment for Drug and Alcohol/Vaping/Emergency Healthcare Documentation Workshop

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Nurses, District Health Office Coordinators, and School Health Service Administrators

Dates: 2/10/2020

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Come and be part of this opportunity for networking with others and exchanging ideas and best practices for the following health care topics offered in this workshop and more:
•An overview of the prevalence of ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs) among children
•An examination into how other districts and communities are trying to combat the issues of ATOD use/abuse
•Tips for schools in addressing the risks and myths surrounding alcohol, tobacco and drug use
•Components of Documentation
•Record Retention
•Frequently Asked Questions About Documentation

8. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 2/10/2020

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion. The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. PAYMENT IS TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP ONLY. Payment in cash, money order and cashiers check payable to Rockland BOCES. No district approval and building required.

9. Lab Station Creation

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome

Dates: 2/11/2020

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Come learn how to create lab stations tailored to your science content area! These lab stations will get your students moving around the classroom, engaged in the learning experience, and provide the tools for them to think on their own. Bring class notes/content material to the workshop so you can have a stations lab ready to use in your classroom the next day.

10. Using Ed Tech to Leverage Social Emotional Learning

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Instructional Staff

Dates: 2/12/2020 to 2/24/2020

Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom can be challenging for a teacher; however, technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction.

Participants will explore different technologies that can help to foster and build SEL in the classroom. Participants will explore how to provide students with a variety of technology tools, in order to promote the five core competencies of SEL.

This two day workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to use educational technologies to leverage SEL.

11. Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Sense-making of Phenomena for the Secondary Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2020

Do you want to engage your students in reasoning how and why phenomena occur? You are probably teaching the Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs), one of the three dimensions from the Framework for K-12 Science Education, already but don't even realize it! This workshop will provide you with meaningful insights into how to create consistent and clear prompts structured around crosscutting concepts that could be used within each phase of the 5E Instructional model. You will have the opportunity to use your current lessons and embed Cross Cutting Concept prompts in them. Come ready to go with your own lessons that you will be able to use in your classroom the next day!

12. Social Emotional Learning in a Student-Driven Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Instructional Staff

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 3/5/2020

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one's success in life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in school curricula. They are skills that are fostered every day in student-driven learning environments like the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.

During this workshop, teachers will develop an understanding of the core competencies of SEL as defined by CASEL, then explore how each of the core competencies of SEL are addressed through the goals of engagement, empowerment, and efficacy in a student-driven classroom. Participants will have time to begin to develop a set of structures for building SEL in a student-driven classroom.

13. Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Sense-making of Phenomena for Grades 3-5

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, Elementary Teachers (Grades 3-5), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome

Dates: 2/26/2020

Do you want to engage your students in reasoning how and why phenomena occur? You are probably teaching the Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs), one of the three dimensions from the Framework for K-12 Science Education, already but don't even realize it! This workshop will provide you with meaningful insights into how to create consistent and clear prompts structured around crosscutting concepts that could be used within each phase of the 5E Instructional model. You will have the opportunity to use your current lessons and embed Cross Cutting Concept prompts in them. Come ready to go with your own lessons that you will be able to use in your classroom the next day!

14. School Security & Emergency Response Forum

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: District Administrators, Building Administrators, Buildings and Facilities Staff, Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2020

This workshop will provide attendees with an update on school security, prevention/migration, access control, best practices, response, and post incidents. Discussion will include:

Security Technology

Threat Assessment

Drills and Exercises

School Bus Emergency Response Actions

Lockdown and Stop the Bleed Kits

School Medical Response Teams

Other Current Trends in School Security

15. Reasonable Suspicion for Drug & Alcohol - Department of Transportation Regulations Part 382.603

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Building and Facilities Supervisors, School Building Administrators, Directors of Transportation

Dates: 3/2/2020

Department of Transportation Regulations Part 382.603 requires that all persons designated to supervise operators of commercial vehicles who hold Commercial Driver's Licenses, receive at least two hours training on Alcohol Misuse and Controlled Substance use. Supervisors can use this workshop to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to submit for testing.

16. CPR/AED Refresher Course for Coaches

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/2/2020

This course is required every year to maintain CPR/AED certification

17. CPR/AED Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/2/2020

This course satisfied the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 3 year. The CPR/AED resher Course is required each subsequent year to maintain certification

18. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/3/2020

This course satisfies the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 3 years. After 3 years the First Aid Refresher Course is required to maintain certification

19. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/9/2020 to 3/11/2020

This course satisfies the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 3 years. After 3 years the First Aid Refresher Course is required to maintain certification

20. Writing Is Thinking (WIT) 101 - 3-Day Series

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers of writing, content area teachers, teachers of ENL students

Dates: 3/11/2020 to 3/13/2020

Writing Is Thinking through strategic inquiry (WITsi) is an approach to delivering direct instruction in writing strategies that leverage improved writing, oral language, content knowledge, and reading comprehension simultaneously to English Language Learners. They will learn how the English language works. Participants can expect to leave each session with activities for immediate classroom use that will yield improved writing, language and thinking. Participation in this series requires a commitment to all three dates. The focus of each day in the series is as follows:

Day 1 (March 11, 2020): Overview of the WIT approach and its integration with inquiry to identify evidence of granular student needs. Focus on strategies to solidify students' understanding of sentence boundaries and to write complex sentences using "because", "but" and "so". Presenter: Michelle R. Brochu, MSEd.

Day 2 (March 12, 2020): Continued focus on sentence complexity, including appositives and subordinating conjunctions. Design of activities and multilingual entry points.

Day 3 (March 13, 2020): Focus on sentence combining and expansion and continued use of multilingual entry points. Followed by a focus on what we call "parallel revision," to ensure that strategies learned in isolation transfer to students' independent writing.

Lunch: On your own

21. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Universal Design for Language Learners - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All Classroom and Content Area Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants and Speech or Reading Providers who support ELLs

Dates: 3/13/2020

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Educators face a unique challenge when students are culturally, linguistically and academically diverse and yet, they are expected to meet common standards. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically valid framework based on cognitive neuroscience that suggests variability within the learner is predictable and can be systematically addressed. UDL provides us with the guidelines to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all by planning instruction from the beginning that is culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate by being flexible, engaging, validating, strategic and motivating. When applied to English language learners, we can predict and create the access points students will need to succeed with a "one size fits all" curriculum and standards.

n this workshop, participants will be able to: - Examine the Universal Design for Learning framework to see how it applies to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners. - Identify the potential barriers, preferences and supports for multi-lingual learners within the content areas. - Design instruction that takes into consideration learner variability and anticipate student needs. - Utilize the principles of UDL to develop students that are purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, strategic and goal oriented learners. - Analyze illustrations (case studies, lesson plans and classroom examples) of UDL in action for language learners and all students.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

22. Supt. Conference Day: Creating Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms Proposal with Dr. Diane Goodman

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: MS/HS Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2020

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Author of the book Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, 2nd ed. (2011) and co- editor of the 3rd edition of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Diane Goodman will be here on March 20th to discuss how we help ensure that every student feels welcome in our classrooms and able to learn to the best of their ability.

This interactive workshops will deepen teachers' awareness, knowledge, and skills to create more equitable and inclusive classrooms for all students, We will explore the different dimensions of diversity in the classroom: the students, the instructor, the teaching methods, the curriculum, and the classroom dynamics and climate. Individual workshops will address aspects of these dimensions and will provide research, conceptual frameworks, and practical strategies for teachers to use in their teaching.

Sessions are experiential, incorporating presentation, small and large group activities and discussion, and media. Some topics that will be addressed include: social identities and cultural lenses, implicit bias, microaggressions, analyzing curriculum, creating equitable classroom dynamics, responding to biased comments and language, and the impact of systemic inequities.

*****Rockland Districts will be billed based upon District's participation.

23. Advanced Reasoning in Education - Think Global PBL Academy Kick off day with Ken Wojehowski

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Those who will be attending the June Training

Dates: 3/20/2020

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Come join Ken for this kick off event of Advanced Reasoning in Education. Get to know Ken and your cohort from the different school districts as you embark on this journey with ARIE and Steve Zipkes.

To be held in Room 102 at Suffern High School, 49 Viola Rd, Suffern, NY 10901.

24. Writing is Thinking (WIT) 102

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Educators who have taken 101

Dates: 3/20/2020 to 5/19/2020

This three day workshop (basic note-taking and the paragraph) reviews parallel revision to secure transfer of sentence skills to independent writing (from 101) and provides a deep dive into strategies to support students' writing of strong paragraphs. Like with the sentence strategies, note-taking and paragraph skills leverage improved reading comprehension and thinking, as well as clear writing.

Writing Is Thinking 102 is appropriate for teachers of all content areas - such as educators who expect students to write paragraphs (as in ELA or Social Studies) and those for whom the paragraph pre-requisites support students to meet specific content goals (as in Math or Science).

WIT 102 is appropriate for teachers of general education students, special education students, and students for whom English is a new language. We need a minimum of 15 participants to run this course.

Day 1 is Rockland's Superintendent Conference Day, so Day 1 Location is TBD.

To avoid a cancellation fee, please have someone from your district attend in your place. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of the materials for any absent participants.

25. Connecting the Science Classroom to the Real World with Environmental Awareness

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome, Health Education Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2020

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Are you teaching a science class that incorporates biology, chemistry, health education, or environmental science topics? Do you want to add more green science content material to your lessons? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn how to teach your students the importance of environmental toxins, chemical awareness, and biological impact, through green living. Get ready! In this eye-opening presentation, you will learn how to become an empowered and healthier educator. You will leave with new strategies and activities that you will be able to implement in your classroom the next day!

26. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 3/27/2020

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion. The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. PAYMENT IS TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP ONLY. Payment in cash, money order and cashiers check payable to Rockland BOCES. No district approval and building required.

27. Connecting the Science/Health Classroom to the Real World with Nutritional Awareness

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome, Health Education Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2020

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Are you teaching a science class that incorporates nutrition, environmental science, or biological systems? Do you want to add more green science content material to your lessons? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn about a Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle and how you can teach your students to take control of their health destiny. Most diseases are foodborne illnesses and many can be reversed. You will leave with new strategies and activities that you will be able to implement in your classroom the next day!

28. Connecting the Science Classroom to the Real World: Bring Homeostasis to Life with an Alkaline Approach

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers (7-12), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome, Health Education Teachers, School Nurses

Dates: 3/27/2020

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Are you teaching a science class that incorporates chemistry, metabolic processes, nutrition, or biological systems? Do you want to add more green science content material to your lessons? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn how you can successfully educate your students on an alkaline lifestyle as all metabolic processes depend on a balanced internal alkaline environment. You will leave with strategies, handouts, and activities that you will be able to implement in your classroom the next day!

29. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #3120] Toolkit for Engaging and Supporting ELLs in Science - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teachers, Administrators, ENL Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/3/2020

Science in the K-12 environment offers a unique opportunity for ELLs to be able to participate in unique and exciting hands-on activities. This workshop will begin by outlining various engaging strategies including methods, techniques, and scaffolds that can be used by science teachers to help ELLs in the classroom. Next, we'll begin by learning as a group a few highly-engaging and culturally relevant science topics that may serve as a springboard for building science interest for ELLs. Then, we will work individually or as small groups to update/adjust either existing science lessons or create brand new lessons that reach all types of learners.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to effectively apply multiple science-related scaffolding techniques into their own curriculum.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Lunch: On your own

Cost: Free

30. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 4/24/2020

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion. The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. PAYMENT IS TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP ONLY. Payment in cash, money order and cashiers check payable to Rockland BOCES. No district approval and building required.

31. RTI/MTSS for Academics: How to Audit Your School-Wide Learning Supports

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: RTI Team members, teachers, school leaders

Dates: 4/30/2020

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Schools that have successfully implemented Response to Intervention/Multi-Tier System of Supports for academics know that they can use this model to accurately identify students with deficits in schoolwork and put together effective intervention plans to close their skill gaps. This full-day workshop is designed for educators who want to assess the quality of their current RTI/MTSS efforts and receive guidance and consultation in how to overcome present roadblocks to success.
Participants will:

•review up-to-date research on best practices for implementing academic RTI/MTSS at the elementary and secondary grade levels.

• learn about free resources for classroom academic intervention and data collection.

• use an "RTI/MTSS District Planning Tool" to evaluate their current model, identify targets for immediate improvement, and develop an updated RTI/MTSS school or district plan.

•review a sample written RTI/MTSS school/district plan for academic support.
As an exclusive feature of this workshop, participants will have access to an online set of resources to help them to continue 'academic RTI/MTSS'-improvement activities back at their school or district.

Professional Bio
Jim Wright is a national trainer and consultant to schools and organizations on Response to Intervention/Multi-Tier System of Supports and topics relating to educational change and at- risk learners. He is also a certified school psychologist and school administrator, with over 17 years' experience working in public schools in central New York State. Jim is the creator of Intervention Central, a popular website featuring free student intervention ideas. Jim has also published several books on RTI/MTSS and best practices in assisting struggling learners in the classroom.

32. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "Learn" (AM Workshop) - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 5/8/2020

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

A new Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs? That's right! This "rebooted" version of the Toolkit features over 30 never-presented technologies with a particular focus on meeting the needs of ELLs in all content areas. The format remains the same as the "original" toolkit with technologies broken down into communication and translation, accessibility, and interactivity. This morning workshop will focus on learning the technology that can support teachers and students. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the various tech tools to provide targeted support to ELLs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to utilize the presented tools in a collaborative environment, please ALSO sign up for the PM "Apply" workshop.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Cost: Free

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

This afternoon "rebooted" session will allow K-12 participants of the AM "Learn" workshop to apply the various technology tools. Please plan on bringing a laptop computer and an Apple or Android device to install apps and experiment with the technology. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to apply and integrate learned technology into their lessons and curriculum to enhance communication and translation, accessibility, interactivity, and engagement. In addition, participants will be able to collaborate with educators from other districts to share technology best practices and ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to sign up for the PM "Apply" session you must attend the AM "Learn" workshop.

Registration/Sign-in: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Cost: Free

34. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 5/18/2020

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion. The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. PAYMENT IS TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP ONLY. Payment in cash, money order and cashiers check payable to Rockland BOCES. No district approval and building required.

35. Culturally Responsive and Critical Literacy in Secondary Classrooms (7-12)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 6/12/2020

This hands-on workshop will present frameworks and instructional strategies for literacy engagement for all students, especially ELLs. Research on exemplary literacy practices in the Hudson Valley demonstrates that students benefit from opportunities to use language critically, in multiple contexts, in different modalities (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and through the lenses of their culture and identity. Therefore, this hands-on workshop will 1) explore critical and culturally responsive literacy frameworks, and 2) examine instructional practices such as before, during and after reading strategies that promote critical discussions among students.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:30-9:00 am

Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus, please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to the Security Officer. The security officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind Building 4.

Fee: Free

Lunch: On your own

36. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 6/15/2020

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion. The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. PAYMENT IS TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP ONLY. Payment in cash, money order and cashiers check payable to Rockland BOCES. No district approval and building required.

37. NY State OASAS Naloxone Overdose Rescue Training

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Nurses, Coaches, Therapists, Teachers

Dates: 6/24/2020

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Come learn to recognize, respond to, and reverse a suspected opioid overdose using naloxone (Narcan). Overdose reversal kits containing naloxone are available at trainings for all first responders and for those with an immediate need. Other participants will learn how to obtain free or low-cost naloxone from a pharmacy using their medical insurance and the New York State Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program (N-CAP).

38. Advanced Reasoning in Education - Think Global PBL Academy with Steven Zipkes

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: TGPBL Foundations Training for K-12 practitioners in all subjects making a transformation pedagogical shift to Project Based Learning

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/1/2020

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Come join us for a 3 day Think Global PBL Academy! Advanced Reasoning In Education's Think Global PBL Academy training aims to advance the deeper project-based learning (PBL) design processes for educators who want to learn and transform their teaching pedagogy.

The training focuses on the framework and processes that enhance PBL project contexts and fidelity, that deepen content scaffolding and assessments that improve integration of content and learning intentions with 21st-century skills.

Session goals / strategies:

Day 1:

Selecting project contexts that are both rigorous and relevant and connect the content to real problems and challenges in the community
○Ideation using your personal why (Sinek) to plan and design standards based engaging authentic projects
○Strategies of crafting a Driving Question using standards, success criteria and learning intentions
○Exploring entry events

Day 2:

Scaffolding and assessing rigorous PBL Projects
○ Designing activities that build student's learning from surface to deep and then transfer level tasks (McDowell)
○ Planning for students who need more support and for students who are ready for activity extensions (at all levels of task)
○ Using standards and learning intentions to craft a rigorous rubric for PBL Project

Day 3:

Simultaneous Scaffolding of Content & 21st century skills
○ Student Centered that pair 21st century skills goal setting with content
○ PBL project management and calendar
○ Intentional selections of 21st century skills that enhance individual and team learning for common goal of end product.

Lunch will be provided.