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1. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 5/20/2019

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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.

2. Google Computer Science (CS) First with Mouse

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 4-8 educators and librarians

Dates: 5/23/2019

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Anyone can teach CS First!! No computer science experience needed. Computer Science is a 21st-century skill that enables kids to be creators, rather than just consumers, of technology. Its emphasis on problem solving is applicable across disciplines, driving growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce.

The Computer Science First course will provide a solid introduction to computer science and is a great investment tool for educators apprehensive of teaching technology. Instructional videos guide students through each activity, allowing you to work with students individually. CS First projects involve block-based coding using Scratch. Students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion. Each theme contains 8 lessons of 60-90 minutes that can be tailored to fit your schedule. The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students. Teachers can access tools and track student progress using your dashboard.

This 3-hour workshop is led by Mouse through a Google grant for educators in grades 4-8.

Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Mouse seeks to empower all youth and educators to engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.

3. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Part 1: Tech Toolkit for Supporting English Language Learners ½ AM Learn Session - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 5/23/2019

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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 "Applying" workshop. Registration/Sign-in: 8:30-9:00 am Cost: Free Lunch: On your own For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

4. AP 2019 Overview - Presented by College Board

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: AP teachers, AP coordinators, AP administrators

Dates: 5/23/2019

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In the 2019-20 school year, the College Board will be delivering a new free system of resources for all AP students and teachers, including an AP question bank, unit guides and tests, feedback to help you track progress, and more. During this session you will learn about the new resources and how you will deliver them to your students.

College Board will also be introducing several new operational improvements including a new ordering system, personalized labels, and a new timeline for AP ordering. During this session you will learn how this will impact you as an AP coordinator

5. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs- Apply Session - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 5/23/2019

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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: 12:30-1:00 pm Cost: Free Lunch: On your own For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.
In this workshop, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of developing ELLs ability to ask and answer questions and understand research behind the benefits of classroom discourse. Participants will receive tools for scaffolding questions at each level of English Proficiency based on Bloom's Taxonomy. Participants will also plan for instruction using a modified version of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Teachers can utilize the QFT to encourage engagement for all students through inquiry. Registration/Sign-In: 8:00-8:30 am Cost: Free Lunch: On your own For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN

7. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Questioning and Discussion Techniques for ELLs (and All Students) PM SESSION - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 5/24/2019

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In this workshop, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of developing ELLs ability to ask and answer questions and understand research behind the benefits of classroom discourse. Participants will receive tools for scaffolding questions at each level of English Proficiency based on Bloom's Taxonomy. Participants will also plan for instruction using a modified version of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Teachers can utilize the QFT to encourage engagement for all students through inquiry. Registration/Sign-In: 11:30 am-12:00 pm Cost: Free Lunch: On your own For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

8. Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Coaching Course

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/13/2019

The Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Coaching course consists of 11 classes. This course involves the legal considerations, functions, and organization of league and state associations. Other major areas of study include, but are not limited to personal standards and responsibilities of a coach as a school and community leader, public relations, general safety practices, procedures, and principles of a budget, record keeping, coaching requirements, an examination of the N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A. Handbook, lesson planning, and professional, college and high school coaches philosophies, principles, and organization.

9. How's It Going? Planning and Processing our Work Around Graham Fletcher's Fraction Progressions

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 3-6 teachers, support staff, Special Education Teachers, Math Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/29/2019

Did you attend Graham Fletcher's workshop on Untangling the Knotty Areas of Teaching and Learning Fractions? Then this workshop is for you. We will spend time moving the concepts learned forward. We will share what has been working in our classrooms and what our next steps should be.

During this workshop, we will spend time reviewing Graham's work around high-yield tasks, problem based lessons, and where we can incorporate these tasks into the current curriculum you are using in your classrooms. The work will focus on where can these tasks be integrated into the math curriculum and how they can be used as formative assessment to guide your planning.

10. *Creating a Suicide Safer Community Training for East Ramapo, Pearl River, Rockland BOCES and Suffern

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: District Chosen Teams

Dates: 5/30/2019

Creating a Suicide Safer Community Training is a 6 hour workshop for school planning teams and is designed to help school personnel:

*Assess existing suicide prevention and response readiness

*Receive guidance in current best practice in school based suicide prevention

*Develop a customized implemental plan

*Access free and low cost resources

We provide a model that looks at 4 basic categories of preparedness:

1. Staff preparedness - training and protocols for faculty and ancillary staff to recognize warning signs and know what they are expected to do about it.

2. Resilient students - developmentally appropriate education programming to support protection and resilience.

3. Plan for assisting a student at risk - tools, guidance and training for administrators and pupil services staff to help a student at risk by providing some preliminary risk assessment, and making effective referrals to the appropriate level of care.

4. A planned response following a suicide of a school community member.

And then two foundational supports:

*Policies, protocols and procedures

*Community/parent engagement and support



CEUs for NYS Licensed SW and MHC.

11. ****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: 5/31/2019

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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 certification online course in to meet this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion of each 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 will receive certificates within five days of completion of course requirements.

12. 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: 5/31/2019

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Candidates applying for a 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, and/or school violence prevention (Schools Against Violence in Education) in accordance with Education Law. Rockland BOCES is providing two-hour certification courses in both areas to meet this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion each of these courses.

13. CPR/AED Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 6/3/2019

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

14. CPR/AED Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 6/3/2019

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

15. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 6/4/2019

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

16. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 6/5/2019 to 6/7/2019

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

17. Coding and Robotics in the Library PART 9 (Prerequisite Coding & Robotics Part 8)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School librarians. Pre-registration with SLS office required. Call (845)348-3500 ext. 3596

Dates: 6/6/2019

With the increased interest in maker spaces and STEM programs, libraries are uniquely positioned to offer students opportunities to explore coding and robotics. This workshop will build on the skills learned in "Coding and Robotics 8". Participants will have the opportunity to expand their coding skills using typed coding and gain additional hands-on skills with robotics. Participants will have the opportunity to share the activities they incorporated into their library program following our last session and share student reaction. They will brainstorm next steps in the development of these workshops to support a coding/robotics program in their libraries.

Contact hours: 5 hours professional development. Program will begin promptly. Sign-in and coffee will be available at 8:00.

This is a bring your own laptop event! Last day to register: May 31, 2019

Contact hours: 5 hours professional development. Program will begin promptly. Sign-in and coffee will be available at 8:00

18. Dignity For All Students (DASA)

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: 6/7/2019

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.
[HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] NYS Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan - What Educators of ELLs Need to Know - at Rockland BOCES

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn how New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan relates to ELL/MLL students. Participants will understand how students demonstrate progress under ESSA, and how schools and districts are held accountable for ELL/MLL progress under the Transition Matrix.

Participants should bring ESSA Data Reports for the students they serve. Please coordinate with your district administration to locate these reports for your students.

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

Cost: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN

20. Vaping 101 for School Leaders: Devices, Health Consequences, and Prevention/Intervention Strategies

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, social workers, counselors, psychologists

Dates: 6/26/2019

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Join us for this extremely informative half day session on vaping with Judy Mezey. Judy has worked in the substance abuse field for many years, first counseling teenagers and later directing community based prevention programs.

This workshop will provide an overview of youth vaping from what the devices look like, to why youth vaping is a concern. The workshop begins with a show and tell of commonly used vape products, including the Juul. Following the show and tell, participants will learn about the risks of youth vaping. Youth are vaping e-juice with flavorings, nicotine, and high potency THC concentrates. This workshop will cover the risks of each of these products. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of prevention and intervention strategies and resources for school leaders.

This program is approved for 3 CE Credit Hours for LCSWS/LMSWS, LCATS, LMHCS and LMFTS. If you wish to receive CEUs, you will need to pay an additional fee. You must also, click here to provide information needed for a CEU certificate.

21. The Principal: Surviving and Thriving

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Principals, Asst. Principals, those studying to be a building leader

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 8/13/2019

Want to be a better leader? Want to be a more effective school administrator? New to administration? Meet Andrew Marotta!

In this six hour workshop, Andrew will invigorate you, challenge you, and inspire you. He will share stories, tips, hacks, and experiences from his book: The Principal: Surviving & Thriving. This high energy, enthusiastic presentation will be interactive, reflective, and purposeful you, to help you in your role as a school administrator. No one promised you that the job would be easy; but Andrew will help you make it easy, fun and rewarding.

In these 2 three hour sessions, Andrew will focus on: the power of storytelling, having more energy & enthusiasm, providing meaningful feedback, and how to better take care of your own well being, while doing your best to serve others.

Andrew Marotta is the High School Principal of Port Jervis HS and has served in this role for the last 7 years. He was the Assistant Principal for the prior 7 years. He is a husband, father, college basketball official, speaker, & author.

Learn more at www.andrewmarotta.com & through his blog & podcast: Education Leadership & Beyond found on facebook, linkedin, twitter @andrewmarotta21, and instagram.

#ELB #survivethrive

Participants will receive a copy of the book to discuss and use during the presentation.

22. Undoing Racism - The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 7/24/2019 to 7/26/2019

Antiracism training for anyone. All are welcomed!

*Are you challenged by how to deal with race issues in your practice, institution, organization, department, business or in the classroom?

*Are you concerned about the impact of racism in our village, town, county and state?


We invite you to be part of our movement to advance institutional change for racial equity. Workshop participants will engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. Participants should be individuals in positions to take knowledge gained in the workshop back to their colleagues, institutions and wider communities. The goal is to foster local work groups that will continue the conversation and work toward institutional change.

This unique 2 1/2 day workshop is offered by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans, LA, dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression.

Graduates of the workshop say that the workshop helps them deal with both cultural competence and racial dynamics in the families, communities and in practice.

The People's Institute analysis moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. The workshop stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities of color, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gatekeeping in perpetuating racism.

This program is approved for 16 CE Credit Hours for LCSWS/LMSWS, LCATS, LMHCS and LMFTS. If you wish to receive CEUs, you must also, click here to provide information needed for a CEU certificate here Lunch will be provided on the full days.

23. Bring Computer Science Discoveries to Your District-Grades 6-10

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Middle & High School Teachers - no prior computer science experience required

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

Computer Science Discoveries is appropriate for 6 - 10th grade students and can be taught as a semester or year long introductory course (3-5 hours per week of instruction for 9+ weeks). The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.

This middle and high school program offers year-round support. The program kicks off with a 5-day summer workshop where you'll have an opportunity to work hands-on with the curriculum and meet other teachers from your area. And teachers love it! 90% rank it the best professional development ever.

The Code.org Professional Learning Program is open to educators who are interested in teaching Code.org courses - no prior computer science experience required! In order to participate in the program, school leaders will need to complete a Registration Form.

For additional information for this course, please see the Detailed Flyer.

**THE WORKSHOP WILL RUN FROM 8AM TO 4PM WITH BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROVIDED. THERE ARE 4 FOLLOW UP SATURDAYS THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT WILL BE POSTED SEPARATELY.THE COST BELOW INCLUDES ALL 9 MEETINGS

24. CPR/AED Refresher Course for Coaches

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/19/2019

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

25. CPR/AED Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/20/2019

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

26. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/21/2019

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

27. First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/26/2019 to 8/28/2019

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

28. Solving Word Problems: Building Algebraic Fluency with Tape Diagrams, Grades 3-6 - Eureka Math

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 3-6 math teachers and math leaders

Dates: 9/24/2019

This full-day, six-hour session improves participants' ability to effectively model and teach multiplication and division word problems by using the tape diagram. Throughout the day, the facilitator models different modes of instructional delivery that engage participants in authentic problem-solving experiences with a variety of word problem types. These activities encourage reflective discussion about the intersection of content and pedagogy.

Participants begin by solving single-step word problems, first involving whole numbers and multiplication and division. They then use the same tape diagram models to represent multi-step problems and multiplication and division scenarios involving more complex units (e.g., larger whole numbers, decimals, and fractions). This work segues into studying and practicing multiplicative comparison word problems.

Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of

 multiplication and division word problem types required by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

 modeling the required multiplication and division problem types by using tape diagrams.

 part-whole relationships and the skills needed to decode those relationships.

 the difference between measurement and partitive division word problems.

 the Read-Draw-Write process and its relationship to the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

 teaching students to assess their work for reasonableness.

 engaging students in critiquing the reasoning of others.

 the exceptional utility of the tape diagram for solving ratio problems in middle school.

Required materials: Participants should bring a pencil and an eraser

29. Solving Word Problems: Building Algebraic Fluency with Tape Diagrams, Grades 6-9 - Eureka Math

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 6-9 math teachers and math leaders

Dates: 10/23/2019

This full-day, six-hour session improves participants' ability to effectively model and teach the tape diagram as a tool for supporting algebraic fluency with expressions and equations. Throughout the day, the facilitator demonstrates different modes of instructional delivery that engage participants in authentic problem-solving experiences. These activities encourage reflective discussion about the intersection between content and pedagogy.

Participants experience the power of tape diagrams to support algebraic reasoning when solving one-step equations,two-step equations, and equations that involve the distributive property. Work then transitions from evaluating expressions and solving equations to solving word problems. Participants translate words to mathematical symbols using the visual support of the tape diagram. They practice creating problems that help students succeed with more difficult scenarios.

The session includes plenty of opportunities for participants to model and solve problems with tape diagrams, to practice delivering segments of instruction, to analyze student work, and to study the curriculum.

Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of

 effective instructional delivery methods.

 the coherent use of tape diagrams for modeling problems from Grades 1-9.

 the Read-Draw-Write problem-solving process.

 the tape diagram's usefulness in interpreting partitive and measurement division word problems.

 when tape diagrams are effective tools, and when it makes sense for students to move away from using them as they advance in their study of mathematics.

Required materials: Participants should bring a pencil and an eraser

30. Three Act Tasks with Graham Fletcher ( A Focus on Numbers and Operations in Base 10)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades K-3 teachers and math leaders

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 12/4/2019

During this two-day learning series, participants will have the opportunity to learn alongside Graham Fletcher in both a workshop and lab-school setting. During the initial day, educators will explore the use of Three-Act Tasks as regular practice. Participants will study the implementation of these tasks and explore the scalable nature of them, as a means to focusing on inclusive math practices. Educators will engage in tasks as a means to determining how these tools can be embedded into math lessons, and the teacher moves required to make them land effectively for students. Participants will also reflect on how these tasks can be used as valuable formative assessment to determine student growth and future work.

During the second session, participants will meet at RP Connor Elementary School in Suffern, New York, to share details on the Three-Act Task work they have engaged in since the initial meeting, seek feedback and support to grow the work, and build their skills in using these tasks. During the day, Graham will model task work in two different math classrooms, and educators will have the opportunity to view the lessons, reflect on implementation, and consider next steps using the support of the cohort and the knowledge and skills of Graham Fletcher.

A Grades 3 - 6 cohort will be meeting at PNW BOCES with a focus on numbers and operations in Fractions. Meeting dates will be October 30 and December 5. Registration details can be found here.

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31. Come Hear Dr. Doug Fisher Speak at Rockland BOCES: Making Literacy Learning Visible

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 11/5/2019

We are excited to welcome renowned author, professor and national speaker, Dr. Douglas Fisher to Rockland BOCES!

During the workshop, Dr. Fisher will work with participants focusing on, how using the right approach at the right time, helps you more intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning. The workshop covers Visible Learning research; its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to literacy; the best approaches to use in each stage of learning; and the tools for measuring your impact on student learning.

Participants will:

*Apply the principles of Visible Learning research to the literacy classroom

*Understand the three phases of learning and the unique importance of each: surface, deep, and transfer

*Learn which literacy practices have the greatest impact on student growth (and which have the least) to maximize teaching time

*Strategize what practices to implement when in a student’s learning, while keeping rigor in mind

*Assess the impact of one’s teaching on one’s students and what to do next as a result *price includes required text

The text, Visible Learning for Literacy, will be provided to each registered participant.

32. Math Intervention Workshop - Presented by Greg Tang

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Grades 1-6 teachers, support staff, Special Education Teachers, Math Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019

Instruction & Intervention for all grade 1-6 educators. Do you have students who struggle with their math facts? Have poor number sense? Have trouble with fractions or word problems? If you do, is it difficult to re-teach basic skills, fill gaps in understanding, and teach this year's curriculum - all at the same time?

Greg will share his "less is more" approach to teaching critical concepts and skills, including progressions of concrete, pictorial, and abstract (C-P-A) models that give kids a deeper, more connected understanding of math.

Streamlined Approach. Unlike many math programs that believe "more is better," Greg believes the opposite is true and is working instead to simplify math instruction. Might focusing on fewer, more flexible models and manipulatives be the secret to more effective math instruction and intervention?

Learn firsthand his secrets to building strong, foundational math skills. Greg leaves nothing to chance and covers not only the specific progression of strategies he uses to teach each skill, but also the specific models he uses to teach each strategy.

Major Focus. Greg's key insight is that a limited number of (C)oncrete and (P)ictorial models can be used to effectively fill gaps in understanding while at the same time laying the foundation for (A)bstract equations and algorithms. In just one, math-packed day, Greg will share his proven learning progressions for:

Place value: using base 10 blocks & discs, unifix cubes, number bonds, and nicknames & funny numbers;

Whole number operations: using ten frames, unifix cubes, number bonds, area models, and tape/strip diagrams;

Fraction fundamentals: using Cuisenaire Rods, paper folding, tape/strip diagrams, and area models;

Word problems: unifix cubes, part-total & number bonds, tape/strip diagrams, and tables & number lines.

Bottom Line. Are you ready to see your struggling learners become more engaged - more confident - and most importantly - more skilled.