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1. **ONLINE** Dignity For All Students (DASA) - 6 Hour Certification Course

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 8/7/2020

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WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE IN THIS 100% ONLINE COURSE

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 MUST BE RECEIVED TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION **NOTE - WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ONLINE PAYMENT**

If you have encryption software and can send credit card information through email - please email Stacy Muthig: SMuthig@rboces.org. You may also contact Stacy to set up a time to provide credit card information over the phone.

A check may be mailed to:
Rockland BOCES
Attn: Marie Moreno
65 Parrott Rd, Building 4
West Nyack, NY 10994

If you have encryption software and can send credit card information through email - please email Stacy Muthig: SMuthig@rboces.org. You may also contact Stacy to set up a time to provide credit card information over the phone.

Once payment is received you will receive your login credentials via email and you may begin the course right away!

No district approval and building required.

2. Maintaining Academic Rigor in Remote Learning

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

While packets, videos, and websites can get you through a week or two, students deserve high impact instruction and academically rigorous tasks. Explore strategies and resources to ensure student engagement in higher-order thinking and application of content.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

3. Building Executive Function in Remote Learning Environments

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

How many cause-and-effect chains can you find in events occurring at home, on television, in a book, etc. Categorization? Generating possible solutions? Reflecting on goals? Design learning activities that build executive function while addressing curricular content at home.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

4. Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Remote Environment

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

How does culturally responsive teaching look in a remote environment? Learn strategies for supporting students' social and emotional health and fostering a positive mindset. Gain insights into how to cultivate a community of remote learners that engage students in instructional activities that build their higher-order thinking skills.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

5. Formative Assessment Tools for Remote Learning

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

How will you know what your students are learning, when you're not in the room with them? Formative assessment is more important than ever when your learners are remote. Explore several tech tools for assessing student success with the resources you're providing to them.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

6. Providing Feedback to Students in an Online Environment

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

How do you continue to support students with quality feedback in a distance learning experience? Provide both in-person online feedback as well as feedback on the activities they are engaging in. Challenge students with higher-order questions as well as direct specific feedback for next steps.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

7. Leading Synchronous Instruction: What Does the Teacher Do?

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

Experience the four steps to facilitating impactful live instruction: trigger awareness, engage in activity, reflect and share, and establish next steps. Engage in a simulated live "lesson" to experience this as a learner, followed by a debrief to help you plan your own lesson.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

8. Introduction to Restorative Practices

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 8/19/2020

New

To truly close the achievement gap, we need to re-define our school environments to ensure that they support student growth for all students, both academically as well as socio-emotionally. The "traditional” approach hasn't worked well thusfar. This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals and mindset of Restorative Practices, and how this can help improve school and classroom culture.

About the Instructor

Terrence Winston is the founder of Paradigm Time, LLC, a consulting group committed to transforming schools through a Restorative framework informed by a Cultural Axiological analysis. Outcomes include social-emotional growth in students, positive school community/culture, improved student attendance, improved teacher retention, and community engagement. Over the course of 14 years, Terrence has worked with schools in New York City, Westchester county and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

9. Formative Assessment Tools for Remote Learning

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

How will you know what your students are learning, when you're not in the room with them? Formative assessment is more important than ever when your learners are remote. Explore several tech tools for assessing student success with the resources you're providing to them.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

10. Providing Feedback to Students in an Online Environment

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

How do you continue to support students with quality feedback in a distance learning experience? Provide both in-person online feedback as well as feedback on the activities they are engaging in. Challenge students with higher-order questions as well as direct specific feedback for next steps.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

11. Leading Synchronous Instruction: What Does the Teacher Do?

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

Experience the four steps to facilitating impactful live instruction: trigger awareness, engage in activity, reflect and share, and establish next steps. Engage in a simulated live "lesson" to experience this as a learner, followed by a debrief to help you plan your own lesson.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

12. Maintaining Academic Rigor in Remote Learning

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

While packets, videos, and websites can get you through a week or two, students deserve high impact instruction and academically rigorous tasks. Explore strategies and resources to ensure student engagement in higher-order thinking and application of content.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

13. Building Executive Function in Remote Learning Environments

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

How many cause-and-effect chains can you find in events occurring at home, on television, in a book, etc. Categorization? Generating possible solutions? Reflecting on goals? Design learning activities that build executive function while addressing curricular content at home.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

14. Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Remote Environment

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2020

How does culturally responsive teaching look in a remote environment? Learn strategies for supporting students' social and emotional health and fostering a positive mindset. Gain insights into how to cultivate a community of remote learners that engage students in instructional activities that build their higher-order thinking skills.

About IDE

IDE Corp. - Innovative Designs for Education - is a NJ-based, MWBE-certified educational consulting firm partnering with educational organizations to increase student achievement and position students to thrive in their future college and career paths. IDE Corp. is nationally known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (TM) framework of instruction. These student-driven classrooms are characterized by increased student engagement, high academic rigor, and increased student responsibility for learning, including an emphasis on executive function, resulting in higher academic achievement. The intent is to move beyond student engagement to empowerment and, ultimately, to efficacy -- where students can identify a problem, develop a plan for solving it, and meet with success.

15. Evaluating Teachers in a Hybrid World

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, District Leaders

Dates: 8/25/2020

Teacher observation in a remote or hybrid learning environment challenges the supervisor to revise the typical set of "look fors" and gather data in non-traditional ways. This full-day remote workshop with an IDE Corp. Leadership Consultant will offer a look at what a hybrid learning environment looks like, and address what to look for in the variety of teachers' instructional design and implementation activities. Participants will consider the impact of hybrid learning on:

Planning

  • evaluating teachers' approaches to addressing all students' needs
  • evaluating teachers' plans for learning, practice, and application activities
  • evaluating teachers' activities for academic rigor and engagement

Classroom Environment and Management

  • evaluating teachers' online classroom setup
  • evaluating teachers' use of protocols and norms to ensure student success
  • evaluating teachers' attention to building students' social and emotional competencies
  • evaluating teachers' purposeful integration of culturally responsive resources to ensure an equitable learning environment

Instruction and Assessment:

  • observing teachers' large-group and small-group meetings
  • evaluating teachers' videos
  • evaluating teachers' feedback on student work
  • evaluating teachers' formative and summative assessment approach
  • observing teachers' in-school instruction, including the connection with at-home students
  • supporting and observing teachers' strategies for home-school connections

Reflective Practice

  • offering structures for and feedback on teachers' reflections and identification of needs

Participants will review their district's teacher evaluation tool and gather ideas for next steps through the lens of hybrid learning (anytime, anywhere) to begin to develop a set of "look fors” in teacher observation.

16. Introduction to Zoom (Online)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 9/2/2020

New
You can use Zoom, a FREE platform to run live webinars, run virtual class discussions, or have face-to-face meetings with students. This will provide an overview of how to set up and run a class in Zoom, including how to use the built-in whiteboard. Use this link to join us: https://zoom.us/j/498980914

17. Introduction to WebEx

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 9/2/2020

New
You can use WebEx, to run live webinars, virtual class discussions, or have face-to-face meetings with students. This will provide an overview of how to set up and run a class in WebEx, including classroom management techniques that are unique to an online environment.

18. Racism in the time of COVID-19: Why now?

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 9/2/2020

New

In recent months, our collective anxiety, isolation, and rampant use of social media has exposed what has always been there. COVID-19 has created the perfect storm for racism to flourish. Terrence Winston will lead a discussion about why this time is like no other to develop a better understanding of the impact of systemic racism in learning environments - from classroom instruction to discipline.

About the Instructor

Terrence Winston is the founder of Paradigm Time, LLC, a consulting group committed to transforming schools through a Restorative framework informed by a Cultural Axiological analysis. Outcomes include social-emotional growth in students, positive school community/culture, improved student attendance, improved teacher retention, and community engagement. Over the course of 14 years, Terrence has worked with schools in New York City, Westchester county and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

19. Moving from Bystander to Upstander:

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 9/3/2020

New

When we see something wrong, what can we do to stop it from continuing? When we hear something harmful, what can we say to the person who caused the harm? Speaking up takes more than courage, it requires skill and practice. Join Terrence Winston as he leads a conversation on how to speak up and speak out when harmful acts occur in the workplace and our communities.

About the Instructor

Terrence Winston is the founder of Paradigm Time, LLC, a consulting group committed to transforming schools through a Restorative framework informed by a Cultural Axiological analysis. Outcomes include social-emotional growth in students, positive school community/culture, improved student attendance, improved teacher retention, and community engagement. Over the course of 14 years, Terrence has worked with schools in New York City, Westchester county and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

20. Assessing Mathematical Learning in a Hybrid/Distanced World (Grades 6-12)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Math Teachers (Grades 6-12)

Dates: 9/3/2020

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In a distance learning/hybrid world, it can be challenging to determine what and how much your students are learning, especially in mathematics. How do we know that they are able to solve problems independently? How do we know if we are preparing students for the state exams/Regents/next year's class? In this workshop, we acknowledge that some methods of assessment cannot directly be replicated in a distance learning/hybrid environment, and we explore alternative ways to assess student learning.

21. Introduction to WebEx

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 9/9/2020

New
You can use WebEx, to run live webinars, virtual class discussions, or have face-to-face meetings with students. This will provide an overview of how to set up and run a class in WebEx, including classroom management techniques that are unique to an online environment.

22. Introduction to Zoom (Online)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 9/10/2020

New
You can use Zoom, a FREE platform to run live webinars, run virtual class discussions, or have face-to-face meetings with students. This will provide an overview of how to set up and run a class in Zoom, including how to use the built-in whiteboard. Use this link to join us: https://zoom.us/j/498980914

23. Promoting Independent Learning at Home and in School (Grades 6-12)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers of Grades K-3

Dates: 9/17/2020

New
Now, more than ever, students need to be able to take as much ownership of their learning as possible. In this workshop, we will discuss different ways that we can create lessons, materials, and supports that will help students take ownership of their own learning, both at home and in the classroom.

24. Rockland BOCES presents Tricia Shelton (NSTA): Distance Learning Strategies the Support Student Sensemaking Series

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 6-12 Science Educators

Dates: 9/21/2020 to 11/2/2020



Are you tasked with teaching lessons that provide opportunities for ALL students to make sense of phenomena or design solutions to problems? Are you unsure of what the coming year will bring? Will we be back together in the classroom or teaching and learning from a distance? Perhaps a blend of the two? In this four-part web seminar series, we will explore ways in which we can continue to give our students experience with relevant, intriguing phenomena to create the need to engage in science learning utilizing distance-learning tools and strategies. The focus of the series will be on both synchronous and asynchronous learning using the context of the NSTA Daily Do, high-quality science lessons made for distance and home learning OR face-to-face classroom learning. Walk away with ready-to-use ideas, lessons and strategies so you can be prepared for all scenarios in the 2020-21 school year. Participants will also gain access to a private community forum space to receive continued support from NSTA and to allow for a community exchange of distance-learning ideas, tools, and strategies. Find others who are teaching the same classes you teach and are faced with the same challenges for the upcoming school year.

By the end of the distance learning topic study, participants will be able to: Choose sensemaking tasks or improve existing tasks to engage ALL students in science learning from a distance.

Utilize a suite of tools to create a learning community where students virtually work together (synchronously or asynchronously)

Provide meaningful feedback to students effectively and efficiently.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

25. NY State OASAS Naloxone Overdose Rescue Training

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Nurses, Coaches, Therapists, Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2020

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).

Once you register on MLP you will be sent an email to register through OASAS.

26. Promoting Independent Learning at Home and in School (Grades K-5)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers of Grades K-3

Dates: 9/24/2020

New
Now, more than ever, students need to be able to take as much ownership of their learning as is developmentally possible. In this workshop, we will discuss different ways that we can create lessons, materials, and supports that will help even our youngest of students take ownership of their own learning.

27. Introduction to Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 9/25/2020

New
Culturally responsive teaching is critical to helping all students become independent learners. Participants will come away with an overview of what Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) IS and IS NOT, why it is an important step towards equity and access, and an understanding of the work that needs to be done to become (and continually become) a culturally responsive teacher.

28. Rockland BOCES Presents Michael DeLeon: Vaping Me Crazy-Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Prevention

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Nurses, Coaches, Therapists, Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2020

Come learn the complete misunderstood fixation of the Vape and the JUUL by adolescents, the susceptibility of the adolescent brain to this dangerous stimulant, the systemic dangers to the brain and the body that is completely underestimated, and the Tri-Fecta Gateway of Nicotine, Alcohol, and Marijuana. You will leave with key resources and materials to share with your colleagues, students, and schools.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

29. Rockland BOCES Presents Michael DeLeon: Cultural Diversity & Motivating Students Suffering from Poverty

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Therapists, Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2020

This workshop will focus on the unique and atypical issues that students deal with in districts that have a very diverse culture as well as a high concentration of families that live well below the poverty line. These districts also contain a large number of students that have either a parent incarcerated, or live with a guardian other than a biological parent. The effects of incarceration on children of the incarcerated is something that few educators are trained in and this workshop specifically addresses techniques and methods to teach through these issues. There will be specific tools discussed and developed that can be used to motivate these students.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

30. Preventing School Shootings with Peter Langman, Ph.D.

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: 9/30/2020

The first half of the training will present a bio-psycho-social analysis of school shooters. This will cover body-related issues and the concept of damaged masculinity, three psychological types of perpetrators (psychopathic, psychotic, and traumatized), and the many social failures and influences that contribute to their motivation for violence. This will be a case-based approach, presenting specific perpetrators to illustrate the concepts.

The second half will review threat assessment, leakage, and attack-related behavior as they relate to school shooters. Examples from actual school shootings will be utilized to demonstrate the range of warning signs that are often seen leading up to an attack. In addition, student writing samples will be presented to illustrate the difference between leakage among peers and the warning signs that often show up in students' homework assignments.

Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist whose research on school shooters has received international recognition. His book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named an Outstanding Academic Title. His work has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, The Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Fox, CNN, the BBC, and over 450 other news outlets in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. After the Sandy Hook attack, the CEO of the American Psychological Association presented Dr. Langman's recommendations on school safety to President Obama. He has presented at both the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico. He has been an invited speaker at the National Counterterrorism Center and was hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. His latest book is School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators. In 2018, Dr. Langman became a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service.

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: 10/1/2020

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. IMSE Comprehensive (K-2) Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 10/9/2020

IMSE Primary Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

The IMSE Comprehensive course is a hands-on, personalized session that provides an understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this training, teachers will be better able to assess, evaluate and teach children how to read, write, and spell proficiently.

Teachers will receive training with respect to: phonemic awareness, multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling, syllabication patterns for encoding / decoding, reciprocal teaching for reading comprehension, multi-sensory techniques for sight words, student assessment techniques and guidelines for weekly lesson plans.

Texts, Readings, Instructional Resources Provided By IMSE

* IMSE Comprehensive Training Manual by IMSE

* IMSE Assessment Manual

* Recipe for Reading

* IMSE Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book

* Interventions for All: Phonological Awareness

* IMSE Phoneme/Grapheme Card Pack

* Access to IMSE's Interactive OG for 1 year

Course Requirements

Class participation and attendance: Teachers will sign in each morning and be required to attend all 30 hours. Teachers will observe lessons as well as create and practice their own.

Assignments: There will be four out-of-class assignments, which will consist of Daily Learning Outcomes. The questions will require teachers to respond to material covered during the day from the training as well as additional reading. Teachers will complete an in-class Final Learning Outcome.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

33. ENGAGING STUDENTS: THREE-DIMENSIONAL CLASSROOM SCIENCE ASSESSMENT

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers

Dates: 10/14/2020

As educators embrace the implementation of three-dimensional science teaching and learning in their lessons a common question emerges, What does three-dimensional classroom science assessment look like?

This workshop is designed to provide educators with activities to support and create lesson-focused formative and summative three-dimensional science assessments. Participants will build upon the phenomena they use in their lessons by designing lesson-based assessments using analogous phenomena and student performance expectations. Participants will collaborate in the assessment design process using resources and templates provided in the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring along lessons and laptops which they will use to create three-dimensional science assessments.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

34. Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 10/23/2020

IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

The IMSE Intermediate course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that focuses on the importance of a Structured Literacy program. After participating in this training, teachers will have an awareness of how to assess and teach students with dyslexia as well as students in all three levels of RTI. The Intermediate Training is ideal for third grade general education students, fourth through twelfth grade remedial and special education students, and adults. This training will focus on advanced skills for mature learners who require foundational skills. The training will cover assessment, dictation of words and sentences, advanced spelling rules, decoding and encoding of all syllable types, morphology, and content area vocabulary strategies.

Texts, Readings, Instructional Resources Provided By IMSE * Intermediate Training Manual by IMSE

* Unlocking Literacy by Marcia K. Henry

* Encoding and Decoding Practice Workbook and Teacher Guide by IMSE

* Vocabulary Handbook by Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn

* How to Teach Spelling by Laura Toby Rudginsky and Elizabeth C. Haskell

* Morpheme Card Pack by IMSE

Course Requirements

Class participation and attendance: Teachers will sign in each morning and be required to attend all 30 hours. Teachers will observe lessons as well as create and practice their own.

Assignments: There will be four out-of-class assignments, which will consist of Daily Learning Outcomes. The questions will require teachers to respond to material covered during the day from the training as well as additional reading. Teachers will complete an in-class Final Learning Outcome.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to attend.

35. Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers (Grades 6-12)

Dates: 11/18/2020

This course is designed to prepare you to implement the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model in your classroom. You can learn more about the ADI instructional model for rigorous and equitable science lab instruction on our website: https://argumentdriveninquiry.com/. The workshop activities will include:
•Discussing the limitations of typical laboratory instruction
•Participating in all eight stages of an ADI investigation
•Reflecting on the stages and clarifying questions about the implementation of ADI
•Learning about scientific arguments
•Discussing how ADI aligns to standards for Science and English-Language Arts

Included with your Registration:
•All participants receive an ADI eBook of your choice
•Handouts
•Coupon code to download the Guidance PowerPoint of your choice

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

36. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Unlocking the Power of NYSSLS

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 12/14/2020



The New York State Science Learning Standards(NYSSLS)represents the largest conceptual shift in teaching science in decades. The addition of design and an increased emphasis on the practices of science could revolutionize science education. However, this revolution will only occur if teachers understand the standards and make changes in their classrooms. In this workshop, Paul Andersen will guide you through the standards while giving you concrete examples that can change science classrooms immediately. Teachers will view, screen, and create exemplar performances assessments aligned to the new standards. Most importantly teachers will learn science by doing science!

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. He is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

37. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Teaching Science Remotely

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 12/14/2020



This online workshop will focus on the best practices of remote science instruction including: modeling instruction, argument-driven inquiry, phenomenon-based instruction, and the science and engineering practices contained in the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Special consideration will be given to the cross-cutting concepts as both thematic and practical lenses that drive scientific inquiry. Participants will engage in scientific inquiry that is guided by authentic assessments and best practices. Come and experience this form of 3-dimensional instruction with Paul Andersen as your online guide. Explore the wonders of science as you rediscover the curiosity that guided your childhood. Teachers should come prepared to do science!

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. He is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

A primary device (laptop, tablet, or desktop) is best for the conference. We do not recommend a secondary device (phone) for a Zoom call of this complexity.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

38. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Performance Assessments and Remote Instruction

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 12/14/2020



Preparing our students for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) requires a paradigm shift in our science classrooms. As difficult as it has been, remote teaching may actually help us make this transition easier. High stakes, content-driven, paper and pencil tests simply don't work in a remote classroom. Assessments must be authentic, interesting and measure student performance in one of the science and engineering practices. In this workshop Paul Andersen will provide exemplar performance assessments and give you the tools required build assessments of your own.

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. He is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

A primary device (laptop, tablet, or desktop) is best for the conference. We do not recommend a secondary device (phone) for a Zoom call of this complexity.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.