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1. Elementary Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Elementary Science Teachers, Elementary Technology Teachers, Science Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 5/4/2022

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. This council will be using a hybrid, in-person/virtual meeting format.

2. SLS Communications Coordinators and Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Library System Liaison and Council

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 5/18/2022

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, review and approve the Annual Report and support the activities of the school library system. Liaison provide communication to and from member librarians and the system office. Meetings are scheduled per Commissioner's Regulation 90.18.

3. Equity Leadership PLC

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School and District Administrators, racial equity leaders

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 1/4/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community of school and district leaders, and other leaders of equity work, to share/create resources, discuss successes and challenges, and to deepen our understanding of racial equity, especially as applied to the CR-SE Framework.

4. Math Curriculum Council: Secondary (6-12) 2021-22

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/6/2021 to 6/1/2022

The Math Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet for four half day sessions to keep informed of recent changes in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

Our Curriculum Council will explore items related to improving curriculum and instruction for all students. There will be a focus on building capacity within your district as you transition to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

The council will participate in discussions focused on research based strategies and current best practices in mathematics, develop awareness and knowledge of the progressions across grade levels, develop a global view of mathematics across all levels, share technology resources and promote a culture of collective knowledge and expertise.

Council members will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how to best prepare students for success.

Participants will have access to shared materials and become part of a list serv to raise questions and get answers, not just from Valerie, but from each other!

Price is per district and includes participation in both the Elementary and Secondary Math councils.

5. Math Curriculum Council: Elementary (K-5) 2021-22

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 5/18/2022

The Math Curriculum Council will meet for four half day sessions to keep informed of recent changes in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

Our Curriculum Council will explore items related to improving curriculum and instruction for all students. There will be a focus on transitioning to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. The council will participate in discussions focused on research based strategies and current best practices in mathematics, develop awareness and knowledge of the progressions across grade levels, develop a global view of mathematics across all levels, share technology resources and promote a culture of collective knowledge and expertise.

Council members will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how to best prepare students for success.

6. Middle School (Grades 6-8) Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

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

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 4/27/2022

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.

7. High School Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

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

Dates: 10/27/2021 to 4/27/2022

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.

8. Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Council facilitated by Pat Krizan

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Social Studies Lead Teachers, Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 6/7/2022

The Social Studies Curriculum Council will meet remotely for four half day sessions to keep informed of recent changes in social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State and to provide direction for social studies education in Rockland County. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on social studies teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success.

9. ELA Curriculum Council Grades 6-12

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 11/17/2021 to 5/25/2022

Are you a Literacy Leader in your District? If you are, this council is an ideal opportunity for you to come share ideas, resources and strategies with your colleagues from across the county. The council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet four times throughout the school year during rotating half day sessions.

During the councils, participants will examine instructional strategies and best practices currently being implemented in classrooms across the county in ELA. Updates from the State Education Department will be shared along with how to navigate the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards.

The council provides an opportunity for collaboration with Literacy colleagues across the districts to discuss professional development needs, best practices, vertical alignment across grade levels and provide direction for ELA instruction in Rockland County.

Participants will be added to the list serv to raise questions and get answers from all members of the council!

10. Erin's Law Committee and Curriculum Development

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Staff involved in the decision making around Erin's law, and/or those responsible for creating and delivering Erin's Law Lessons

Dates: 11/19/2021 to 5/18/2022

In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin's Law into legislation. New York State's law, (Chapter 187 of the Laws of 2019(link is external)) - known as Erin's Law - requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Erin's Law is named for Erin Merryn, an abuse survivor and activist against child sexual abuse who has advocated for similar laws nationwide for over a decade. Erin's Law is intended to help children, teachers, and parents in New York State schools identify sexual abuse, and to provide awareness, assistance, referral, or resource information for children and families who are victims of child sexual abuse. In Summer 2020, work was completed with organizations that researched, developed age-appropriate grade bands, and found multiple resources to help school districts develop curriculum and useful lesson plans to implement Erin's Law.

This committee will meet to review resources and develop curriculum and resources for use in district. All participants will be added to a shared Google Drive and countywide listserv.

11. ELA Curriculum Council Grades K-5 *Updated*

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 11/30/2021 to 5/25/2022

Are you a Literacy Leader in your District? If you are, this council is an ideal opportunity for you to come share ideas, resources and strategies with your colleagues from across the county. The ELA council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet four times throughout the school year during rotating half day sessions.

During the councils, participants will examine instructional strategies and best practices currently being implemented in classrooms across the county in ELA. Updates from the State Education Department will be shared along with how to navigate the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards.

The council provides an opportunity for collaboration with Literacy colleagues across the districts to discuss professional development needs, best practices, vertical alignment across grade levels and provide direction for ELA instruction in Rockland County.

Participants will be added to the list serv to raise questions and get answers from all members of the council!

12. NYSAA - New Test Administrators

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers who will administer the NYSAA DLM for the first time and had not been previously trained

Dates: 12/3/2021

This remote training is intended only for NEW teachers who will be administering the NYSAA program's Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based test for the first time this year and had not previously trained. This is a full day remote facilitated training. Note: This training is not intended for teachers who were trained last year. Each participant will need a computer or device and will participate in an online web-based training that includes final assessments of the teacher. Participants must have their own active individual account in Educator Portal. Computers or devices must have the most recent version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari. After registration has been approved, materials that accompany the training will be emailed to participants along with a Zoom link to join the training meeting. All materials must be printed out prior to the training for use during the training.

13. Empire State Information Fluency Continuum Series:Instructional Design Using the Continuum

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers on Special Assignment, Administrators

Dates: 1/12/2022 to 2/16/2022

During this series, Dr. Jen Cannell will lead participants through a deeper dive into the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) by focusing on overlaying the SLP (School Library Program) rubric with the ESIFC. Session one will be a review of the ESIFC and its use. Session two will focus on the overlay of the SLP rubric and the ESIFC with an emphasis on "Teach for Learning”. Session three will look at "Instructional Design” which aligns with the 1st element of the SLP rubric. In session four, participants will get to use the continuum by applying it to an inquiry based project they currently teach. In session five, participants will develop new learning by selecting one item from the "To be added " column and incorporating it into their inquiry lesson. In session six, participants will report on their inquiry project and the applications applied from material provided during this series.

Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions in this series, but credit will be given for sessions attended.

Contact hours: 6 hours professional development

14. Elementary Social Studies Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 1/21/2022 to 5/20/2022

This newly formed collegial group is an opportunity for Rockland elementary social studies educators to share ideas, resources, and best practices across the county. We will meet remotely for three half-day sessions to keep informed of updates in social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on social studies teaching and learning as well as discuss professional development needs and vertical articulation across grade levels in order to best prepare students for success.

15. ****ONLINE**** Writing in Science- THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE AND FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grade 5-8 Teachers (Science)

Dates: 1/24/2022

Writing in Science promotes learning, student participation, engagement, and offers students an opportunity to be an overall good writer. In order for science to impact student learning, students need to be able to write clearly, effectively, and communicate their findings. They can express their findings through claims, predictions, questions, reflections, etc. Come learn creative and useful strategies for Writing-To-Learn Science and Writing-To-Demonstrate-Knowledge of Science. The Modules in this course will allow you to explore, choose, create and implement Writing-To-Learn Strategies and Writing-To-Demonstrate Knowledge Strategies to enhance your classroom lessons.

Participants register through MyLearningPlan. Upon receipt of payment, each registrant will receive an online account.

Usernames, enrollment password for the course, and link to the course are then emailed to the participant. Participants may begin the course when they receive their account information and do not have to wait until the date posted on this registration.

Participants will receive certificates within five days of completion of course requirements.

16. NY State Smart Start Grant January Check-In with Mouse.Org **Grades 3-5**

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
This training day is a check-in and next steps session for those educators who attended the training during the summer of 2021.

As part of the NY State Smart Start Grant Virtual Summer Professional Development with Mouse.Org, teachers who participate, will be trained in effective coaching techniques and how to lead a professional learning community in the context of computer science education.

OBJECTIVES
Objective #1: Increase the number of teachers prepared to teach and deliver K-8 CS using research and evidence-based curriculum and instructional strategies.

Objective #2: Increase the number of schools offering computer science in grades K-8.

Objective #3: Increase the number of students enrolled in computer science-related courses for all students with attention to diversity -- racial, socioeconomic, gender, disabilities, ELL.

Objective #4: Demonstrate relevance of computer science education and computer science careers in local contexts (as defined by REDC).

Objective #5: Engage CS educators in a supportive professional learning community.



****ALL COURSES ARE VIRTUAL****

17. NY State Smart Start Grant January Check-in with Mouse.Org **Grades 6-8**

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grade 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
This training day is a check-in and next steps session for those educators who attended the training during the summer of 2021.

As part of the NY State Smart Start Grant Virtual Summer Professional Development with Mouse.Org, teachers who participate, will be trained in effective coaching techniques and how to lead a professional learning community in the context of computer science education.

OBJECTIVES
Objective #1: Increase the number of teachers prepared to teach and deliver K-8 CS using research and evidence-based curriculum and instructional strategies.

Objective #2: Increase the number of schools offering computer science in grades K-8.

Objective #3: Increase the number of students enrolled in computer science-related courses for all students with attention to diversity -- racial, socioeconomic, gender, disabilities, ELL.

Objective #4: Demonstrate relevance of computer science education and computer science careers in local contexts (as defined by REDC).

Objective #5: Engage CS educators in a supportive professional learning community.



****ALL COURSES ARE VIRTUAL****

18. NY State Smart Start Grant January Check-in with Mouse.Org **Grades K-2**

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grade K-2 Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
This training day is a check-in and next steps session for those educators who attended the training during the summer of 2021.

As part of the NY State Smart Start Grant Virtual Summer Professional Development with Mouse.Org, teachers who participate, will be trained in effective coaching techniques and how to lead a professional learning community in the context of computer science education.

OBJECTIVES
Objective #1: Increase the number of teachers prepared to teach and deliver K-8 CS using research and evidence-based curriculum and instructional strategies.

Objective #2: Increase the number of schools offering computer science in grades K-8.

Objective #3: Increase the number of students enrolled in computer science-related courses for all students with attention to diversity -- racial, socioeconomic, gender, disabilities, ELL.

Objective #4: Demonstrate relevance of computer science education and computer science careers in local contexts (as defined by REDC).

Objective #5: Engage CS educators in a supportive professional learning community.



****ALL COURSES ARE VIRTUAL****

19. Utilizing Technology to Reduce Risk and Safeguard Schools

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Instructional Technology Staff, School Resource Officers, School/District Safety Team

Dates: 2/8/2022

This workshop is designed to provide school administrators, IT professionals, school resource officers, and other school staff how to utilize technology as part of their overall emergency preparedness planning and incident management capabilities. If implemented and used properly, software solutions and applications can serve as vital tools to assist school employees, first responders, and other key stakeholders before, during, and after an emergency. Participants will gain a better understanding of how human resources combined with practical technologies can significantly reduce risk and foster an environment of safety and collaboration. This workshop will be virtual. Zoom Link will be sent one day prior.

20. AP Coordinators Forum

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: AP coordinators

Dates: 2/8/2022 to 4/13/2022

This is a forum for AP Coordinators to discuss challenges and best practices around managing the student registration process and exam administration. Additionally, this will provide you with the opportunity to review the latest updates from the College Board on the 2021-2022 AP exam cycle. Topics will include: October: APRO setup, placing your initial order February: adjusting your order, spring semester ordering April: preparing for the administration, fee reductions

21. (*ONLINE*) Let's Talk About Race - Introduction

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 2/10/2022 to 5/12/2022

A series of conversations about Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion--conversations that are necessary for the successful implementation of the NYSED CR-SE Framework. We will seek to have a common understanding of what is meant by terms like power, privilege, white supremacist culture, Critical Race Theory, racism--understandably triggering terms that are often thrown around social and news media--but that don't actually mean what people generally think they mean. This a welcoming, non-judgmental space for participants to explore all the hard questions about race--those (fairly common) questions that come from a genuine place of wanting to learn more, but worry may be "politically incorrect."

22. School Emergency and Disaster Readiness

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Security Team Members, School Resource Officers, School/District Safety Team Members

Dates: 2/15/2022

This workshop is designed to provide school administrators, security personnel, school resource officers, and other school staff how to prepare for, respond to, and manage natural and human-caused threats, hazards, and emergencies that could impact their school. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the emergency plan forms the foundation for safer school environments. The workshop teaches practical emergency procedures that school personnel should follow during a crisis. Participants will examine reunification, the Incident Command System (ICS) and how a collaborative systems-approach is important to properly prepare their schools for natural hazards and human-caused threats and emergencies. This workshop will be virtual. A Zoom link will be sent one day prior.

23. Unpacking the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (*ONLINE*)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 2/17/2022

The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) Framework calls upon educators to "explore the relationship between historical and contemporary conditions of inequality and ideas that shape access, participation, and outcomes for learners," and to "design and implement a student-centered learning environment that:

  • affirms racial and cultural identities and fosters positive academic outcomes
  • develops students' abilities to connect across cultures
  • empowers students as agents of social change
  • contributes to an individual's engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the CR-SE Framework, and take a deeper dive into some of the topics named in the framework as well as what this may look like in the classroom at various grade levels.

24. Grant Writing 101

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 2/23/2022

Grants Research and Introduction to Proposal Development will focus on the key basics of applying for and securing grant funding. Participants will learn how to resource, identify, and assess grant opportunities and how to review and assess requests for proposals (RFPs). Participants will also gain insight to the fundamental components of grants and how to develop a competitive grant application.

Grants 101 will explore the basic fundamentals of grant writing and proposal development.

If you would like to delve deeper, join us for the Grants 102 workshop.Grants 102 will explore the elements of typical funding opportunities and requests for proposals and where to find opportunities that meet your school's need for funding.

25. Bringing Math to Life with Computer Science (Grades 7-12)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Mathematics Teachers of Grades 7-12

Dates: 2/24/2022

Students always want to know, "Am I ever gonna use this?" The honest truth is, "you might, if you know how." This is especially true of mathematics--the ability to think mathematically deepens one's understanding of the world across many contexts. Yet, it is possible to be content without that depth of knowledge. The same holds true for computer science--and, in particular, computer programming. The ability to use computers effectively unlocks possibilities for enhancing our daily lives (and math instruction) that people don't even know exist. As it turns out, some topics in computer science align well to mathematics standards, and provide a real-life application of mathematical concepts. Additionally, using computer programming to solve math problems provides students immediate feedback on their thinking. In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into ways that computer science can be used to enhance students' understanding of mathematics at grades 7-12. Participants will come away with lessons that are easy to implement and are well-aligned with topics in Mathematics. Participants will also have an opportunity to become more familiar with Python.

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

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 3/4/2022

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 attend.

27. Threat Assessment Training Part I

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, School Resource Officers, Mental Health Professionals

Dates: 3/2/2022

New
This training is designed for school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. Schools should make every effort to have their threat triage team members attend. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols. This training will be virtual and Part I only. You will need to complete Part II to be fully trained (a separate MLP link will be posted). A Zoom Link will be sent one day prior to the training.

28. Grant Writing 102

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/9/2022

Grants Research and Introduction to Proposal Development will focus on the key basics of applying for and securing grant funding. Participants will learn how to resource, identify, and assess grant opportunities and how to review and assess requests for proposals (RFPs). Participants will also gain insight to the fundamental components of grants and how to develop a competitive grant application.

The Grants 102 workshop will explore the elements of typical funding opportunities and requests for proposals and where to find opportunities that meet your school's need for funding.

Note, you do not need to attend 101 to attend 102. Grant Writing 101 is being offered prior to this course on January 26th and February 23rd.

29. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Planning and Teaching Science and Engineering Practices, focusing on Engineering Investigations for the K-5 Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, STEM Teachers, Elementary Teachers (K-5), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome

Dates: 3/11/2022

Teachers will experience hands-on activities connected to online resources for science topics while learning about the NYSSLS Science and Engineering Practices through engineering design and investigation activities. Experience the engineering design process and use templates specially designed for this work with students so you can apply them to future explorations. Teachers will work in grade level bands (K-2 & 3-5) to try out the activities during this session that can be used immediately with students.

30. Threat Assessment Training Part II

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, School Resource Officers, Mental Health Professionals

Dates: 3/14/2022

New
This training is designed for participants that have completed Part I of the training only and school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. Schools should make every effort to have their threat triage team members attend. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols. This training will be virtual. A Zoom Link will be sent one day prior to the training.

31. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Using Evidence of Learning to Drive Instruction

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 3/16/2022



In this workshop teachers will use their student work to plan and refine effective learning in the science classroom. Teachers will use tools to evaluate evidence of student learning on assessments aligned to the NYSSLS. They will use these evaluations to refine 3-dimensional learning plans. Participation in the March workshop will benefit from attending the December training but it will not be required.

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.

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.

32. Situational Awareness Training for Front Office Staff

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Secretaries, Front Office Staff

Dates: 3/21/2022

This workshop is designed to provide school administrators, school receptionists, secretaries, and front desk personnel with an overview of emergency management and communications. Participants will learn how to quickly identify dangerous activities and communicate during situations effectively. They will understand how the five functional annexes of: hold-in-place, shelter-in-place, evacuate, lock-out, and lockdown should be applied during various emergencies. They will be taught how to recognize suspicious activity, screen visitors, and manage access points into the building. They will learn how to coordinate school-wide safety initiatives in order to maintain safer and more secure learning environments.

33. Situational Awareness Training for Teaching Assistants and School Monitors

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Teaching Assistants, School Monitors

Dates: 3/21/2022

This workshop is designed to provide school administrators, school monitors, and teaching assistants with an overview of emergency management and communications. Participants will learn how to quickly identify dangerous activities and communicate during situations effectively. They will understand how the five functional annexes of: hold-in-place, shelter-in-place, evacuate, lock-out, and lockdown should be applied during various emergencies. They will be taught how to adequately safeguard and manage students inside and outside the classroom. They will learn how to coordinate school-wide safety initiatives in order to maintain safer and more secure learning environments.

34. Using Math Running Records to Assess Fact Fluency (Grades 3-5)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers of Grades 3-5

Dates: 3/24/2022

In this workshop, teachers will learn to administer Math Running Records to assess strategies towards fact fluency in multiplication and division, and techniques for using the data to inform instruction. Teachers will also come away with activities that will help students develop fact fluency.

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

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: 4/1/2022

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 Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike. In 2018, Dr. Langman became a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service.

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.

36. IMSE 30 Hour Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (Grades 3-8)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 4/4/2022 to 4/8/2022

New
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 make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

37. Special Events Security Training for Athletic Directors, Chaperones, and Staff

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Athletic Directors, Security Team, and Event Chaperones

Dates: 4/12/2022

This workshop is designed to provide school administrators, athletic directors, security personnel, and event chaperones with an overview of how to safeguard special events, specifically athletic contests. Participants will learn the importance of pre-event security planning. They will understand how to identify suspicious behaviors and packages and establish the three zones of security. Lastly, they will gain a better understanding of common threats associated with large-venue special events, examine how crisis-decision theory affects their actions during an emergency, and will learn how to coordinate security plans with key stakeholders, including emergency responders and police.

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

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2022)

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**

A check may be mailed to:
Rockland BOCES
Attn: Stacy Muthig
Building 10 65 Parrott Rd,
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.

39. S.A.V.E. Online Class

Program: SAVE and Child Abuse Awareness

Audience: Classroom teachers, teaching assts, educ in adm/supv service, coaches, persons NY State cert/license

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2022)

Candidates applying for a New York State certification/license, must complete two hours of course work in school violence prevention (Schools Against Violence in Education) in accordance with Education Law. Rockland BOCES is providing a two-hour fully online certification course that fulfills this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion of this course.

Participants register thru MyLearningPlan. Upon receipt of payment, each registrant will receive an online account. Once participants receive their account information, they may start the course. Participants do not have to wait until the date posted on the registration.

Usernames, enrollment password for the course, and link to the course are then emailed to the student.

40. ****ONLINE****IDENTIFICATION & REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE & MALTREATMENT - THIS IS AN ON LINE COURSE AND FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES

Program: SAVE and Child Abuse Awareness

Audience: Classroom teachers, teaching assts, educ in adm/supv service, coaches, persons NY State cert/license

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2022)

Candidates applying for New York State certification/license, in New York State, must complete two hours of course work in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment in accordance with Education Law. Rockland BOCES is providing a two-hour fully online certification course that fulfills this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion of this course.

Participants register thru MyLearningPlan. Upon receipt of payment, each registrant will receive an online account.

Usernames, enrollment password for the course, and link to the course are then emailed to the student. Students may begin the course when they receive their account information. Participants do not have to wait until the date posted on this registration.