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This is a hybrid course, book study September 22-Nov. 3 with an application work day on November 15,2019 at BOCES. "Using technology doesn't mean that we throw out those strategies that we've found to be successful with students," write Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. "It's not the tools-it's what we do with them that counts. Katie and Kristin start with our most important educational goals-literacy, independence, and critical thinking-and helps you connect them to the technology available in your classroom or school. You'll help students dig into texts, research their questions, and create powerful learning communities by using digital tools effectively, responsibly, and in combination with trusted artifacts and print resources.

This book study is online from September 22,2019-November 3, 2019 with a follow up day to apply learning in a workshop setting at BOCES on November 15, 2019.
Bring current or upcoming units to work on this day to infuse the strategies and tools learned throughout this text.

Participants must purchase their own copy of the text.

ISBN: 978-0-325-07473-3

Stipends available with district approval

2. Project Based Learning Training- District Continuation (PBL) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 5/15/2020

Starting Soon
Districts that started PBL in 2018-19 will continue working with TCTW/HSTW. Onsite support will be provided for teachers to create PBL assignments to encourage students to think critically and apply academic, technical and workplace know-how to solve problems. PBL will help students meet the readiness benchmarks.
Projects will be supported with three on-site coaching sessions during the school year. Districts will select three coaching days from the following:
-September 23-27, 2019
-February 3-7, 2020
-April 1-3,6-7,2020

The professional development conclude with a best practices sharing session on May 15, 2020, at the SLL BOCES ESC.

New Teachers and New Districts will have the opportunity to attend introductory training in the near future if there is sufficient interest.

3. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/23/2019

Starting Soon
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting
Getting Good Data with i-Ready is the integral first step for
educators to begin implementing i-Ready and building a
classroom data culture with their students. After taking the
i-Ready Diagnostic themselves, educators learn how to administer
the Diagnostic for reliable student data and why that unlocks
the power of the Diagnostic to drive differentiated instruction.
As time permits, participants may further explore engaging
students in the initial Diagnostic through data chats
or getting started with i-Ready Online Instruction.

5. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 9/25/2019

Starting Soon
This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. The November and March dates will include Book Review sessions. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting

6. CSE Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Audience: Chairpersons

Dates: 9/26/2019

Starting Soon
Monthly Chairperson meeting.

7. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 9/27/2019

NewStarting Soon
TOPIC: TASC Testing Accommodations

8. Assessing Student Writing, Planning Instruction, and Taking it to the Classroom 3-6*CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 10/1/2019


During this two-day training, Trent will help upper grade teachers develop a deeper understanding of the writing workshop and their students by guiding teachers as they assess student writing, using the information gleaned to plan instruction and, on day two, modeling and coaching teachers in classrooms based on formal and informal assessment data. Trent will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials as they implement these practices.

Trent will begin by giving an overview of the session and goals of the two days. Teachers will be provided a lab guide on day 2 and be expected to participate in activities such as "I do--you do" conferences, etc.

Then, we will have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about our learning.

Minimum of 17 to run it and if we don't have 17 by 9/15, we will have to cancel

9. K-2 Lab Day Phonics Units of Study *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 4/8/2020

On this day, Katie will help K-2 teachers delve deeper into the Phonics Units of Study materials. Katie will guide K-2 teachers through the structure of the phonics workshop and the sessions. Katie will model in classrooms and there will be time to debrief and plan. Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the materials and how phonics and word study fit within a balanced literacy framework.

The teachers who attend these professional development days should be K-2 teachers who will be/are implementing Phonics Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who attend have had recent support with the Reading and Writing Units of Study, Reading and Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy. At least 3-5 days of support and learning in these areas is recommended.

10. McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders - Webinar *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders

Dates: 9/30/2019

Effective Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Unmotivated Students.

11. Book Study- A Teacher's Guide to the Reading Conference- Serravallo*CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 11/8/2019

"Conferring,"writes Jennifer Serrevallo, "is where the magic happens." This book is full of tools to make conferring a success in your classroom. There are many useful videos, templates, and organizing materials to get reading conferences started in your classroom. Use this book study to be responsive to student needs in the realm of reading.

12. Book Study- Understanding Texts & Readers By Jen Serravallo *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 11/11/2019

Are you ready for a deeper understanding of comprehension and how to differentiate your students learning? This is the book to read! Understanding Texts & Readers simplifies text complexity, how to help your readers, and what next to teach each of them. Join us from September 30th - November 11th for this book study.

Stipends may be available.

***You must purchase your own book for this book study--it also has online resources that accompany the purchase of the book.

ISBN# 978-0-325-10892-6

13. K-2 Writing Workshop Conferring and Small Groups Lab Days *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 4/6/2020

During this two-part training, Katie will help K-2 teachers develop a deeper understanding of conferring and small groups during Writing Workshop. This will include modeling in classrooms. Katie will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials.

Teachers will also have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about conferring and small groups in writing workshop.

Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-2 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.

14. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 10/4/2019

TBD

15. Opening the Door to STEM for All Learners *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 10/5/2019

STEM job opportunities exceed the qualified workforce. This event is intended to help teachers to expand interest in STEM to learners of all genders, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.
1. October 4th Reception and Keynote Address from Dr. Andrew David. Talk title is "Marine invasive species and the elimination of oceanographic barriers: A new challenge in marine biology"
2. Panel discussion with our visiting researchers to discuss challenges and opportunities in STEM, how diversity, inclusion and equity can strengthen the STEM disciplines, and to share techniques and ideas for inclusive teaching. Visiting researchers include: Dr. Andrew David (Biology, Clarkson) Dr. JamieAnn Meyers (Geology, Winona State), Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue (Physics, SLU), and Dr. Adrienne Rygel (Engineering, SUNY Canton).
3. Diversity in STEM art display featuring art works of influential researchers

Hands on activities and demonstrations will include: Geology- Museum tour and sharing of lesson plans and ideas for integration into the curriculum (e.g. Rocks, Minerals, and their uses; The history of the Earth; Rock formation and classification; Fossils and fossilization)

Augmented reality sandbox demonstration and discussion. Teachers will get a chance to use the sandbox and we will share possible ways to incorporate it into field trips to the SUNY Potsdam campus.
WISER Center visit to learn about ways to incorporate sustainable agriculture, gardening, and plant biology into curriculum.
Animal room visit to learn about the resource and ways teachers can incorporate it into field trips
Drone and GIS demonstration to teacher visitors about the applications of Drone technology and methods for incorporating it into curriculum across the STEM disciplines

Registration will be held on 10/5 from 9:30-10.

Stipends will be issued with district approval

16. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students (PK-12 Educators)

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 10/8/2019

Location: Conference Room

One of the primary fears staff members have is how to handle a student who is, or has the potential to become, physically aggressive. Keeping Everyone Safe prepares staff emotionally, mentally, and physically to cope with acting out, aggressive children and youth. It is not a course in self-defense; the actual hands-on, physical segment of the training is minimal. The primary goal of this program is to equip staff with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to avoid and de-escalate crisis situations without the need for physical intervention.

The program includes:

  • Sources of aggressive behavior.
  • Stages of crisis development.
  • Keeping others safe.
  • Supportive verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies.
  • Physical responses to attach.
  • Supportive physical intervention and transport techniques.
  • Crisis team development, roles, and communication.
  • Talking with students after a crisis, and development of policies and procedural safeguards.


  • Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    17. Intro to Mindfulness for School Leaders: A self-care project *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 1/7/2020

    This is a live virtual online series through Zoom for school district leaders. Let's face it, life is stressful! Leading is hard work! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture from the board room, the classroom, and the courtroom, but why? Come and explore this experiential session on mindfulness. You will be gently guided and actively engaged learning foundational mindfulness practices, the importance of establishing your own practice before doing with students, the science and benefits that will impact you personally and professionally. Self-management and self-awareness are foundations to social and emotional learning. Adults need it too. Shannon is a certified mindfulness teacher accredited through The Engaged Mindfulness Institute and The International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.

    18. K-2 Reading Workshop Conferring and Small Groups Lab Days *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/9/2019 to 4/7/2020

    During this two-part training, Katie will help K-2 teachers develop a deeper understanding of conferring and small groups during Reading Workshop. This will include modeling in classrooms. Katie will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials.

    Teachers will also have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about conferring and small groups in Reading Workshop.

    Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-2 teachers who are implementing Reading Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Reading Units of Study, Reading Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.

    19. VR/AR How To Use The VR/AR Cart And How To Create Your Own *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/9/2019

    New
    Model Schools' has purchased a 30-piece set of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality goggles, teacher device, router and cart. In conjunction with the School Library System, educators can sign out the cart to use with their students. The only stipulation is that the educator has received training on how to use the system.
    For this training, participants will learn how to find Google Expeditions for AR/VR, how to get ready for the class to use the goggles, how to start a guided Google Expedition, helpful tips and tricks while presenting and how to shut everything down.
    Bonus: learn how to use the 360 camera to make and show your own Expeditions!
    Space matters! How might we design learning spaces that impact student outcomes in a meaningful way?
    Everyone is talking about active learning spaces, buying lots of furniture and pinning everything we love on Pinterest of what we think classrooms should look like. What do we really need in our physical and virtual learning spaces? What intentional and unintentional messages do your signs send to employees,students, and families. We will explore our current learning environments and reflect on ways to maximize their impact on all they serve.

    Participants must obtain their own copy of the text.

    ISBN: 978-1-945167-01-0

    Stipends available with district approval, 2 hours reading 3 hours in house training.

    21. Seal of Biliteracy Introduction Meeting

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/18/2019

    New
    St. Lawrence County's first meeting for any school contemplating or implementing a program.
    This is a hybrid offering, half as an online book study with a follow up in-person work day on December 11, 2019. Our weekly postings will infuse a variety of digital tools and technology to capture our thinking and promote 21 century skills including: communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, character, and global citizenship.
    Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role.
    In her new book, Tish Jennings"

    •an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning"

    •shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.
    Be prepared to apply what you have learned from this text into your classroom. This day will include discussion, new learnings, and practical application in the classroom and across the district.

    Participants must purchase a copy of the text. ISBN 978-0-393-71186-8

    Stipends available with district approval. 14 hours total 8 hours reading, 6 hours in person

    23. LEARNER CENTERED BEST PRACTICES

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/21/2019

    New
    Designing a learner-centered classroom is difficult under the best of circumstances.

    This is a sequence that begins with a full day at the BOCES Center, October 21, followed by eight sessions of one hour each in the home district of the participating teachers at times and days that are convenient to them.

    Teachers will experience a wide variety of learner centered strategies, some of which require less than five minutes, others less than a full class period. They will have the opportunity to try these int heir classrooms and then discuss them at the one-hour sessions approximately a month apart.

    Don Mesibov has been promoting learner-centered education for more than 30 years. He has piloted this sequence with 35 North Country teachers in four local districts. One such participant echoed the sentiments of most of these 35 teachers saying, "This is the best professional development I've ever experienced."

    Participating teachers have included all grade levels and all disciplines, and they range from teachers just beginning the journey to learner-centered practices to those who have gained years of experience with it and have enough expertise to be conducting the workshops themselves.



    FEE: $400 for three participants from a district; $40 for each additional participant

    24. i-Ready October User Summit *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    Gather with colleagues and experts to enhance your understanding of i-Ready's Diagnostic and Instructional tools. The Summit will provide opportunities to learn from peers and gain new strategies to promote student engagement intended to maximize instruction and support growth. Breakout sessions will include topics such as Encouraging Student Ownership, Strive for 45, Motivational Tactics, and An Inside Look at i-Ready Central. Danielle Sullivan, National Director from Curriculum Associates, will provide the keynote address and closing remarks. There is NO COST to attend and lunch will be provided. Districts are encouraged to send a team of 3-5 people including both teachers and administrators. Registration from 7:30 - 8:00am

    25. Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019 to 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    26. Presenters ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019 to 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    27. Thursday ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    28. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    29. Friday ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    30. Instructional Technology Training for Library Staff

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 10/28/2019

    New
    Librarians and library staff are invited to learn about the newest technology resources available from the BOCES Media Library. Model Schools Instructional Technology Coaches will lead participants in a hands-on exploration of the AR/VR Cart, Merge Cubes, Sphero Bolt, Ozobot Evo, Makey Makey, Dash & Dot, Breakout EDU, and more. Please note: A Model Schools Training session is required in order to borrow Tech Kits from the Media Library. Session is 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    31. Book Study- Number Talks *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/28/2019 to 11/26/2019

    New
    Number talks can be best described as classroom conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally. They provide an opportunity for rich discourse through which students collectively reason about numbers while building connections to key conceptual ideas in mathematics. Educators can use number talks regularly as introductions to the day's mathematical practice, as "warm ups" for other lessons, or as stand-alone extended engagements with mathematical concepts.

    Format: This PD opportunity requires participants to read the book on their own time and post their reflections in Schoology. Directions for doing so will be sent the week before the book study begins. There will be no face to face meetings with this book study.

    Books have been provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center, you will NOT need to purchase the book one will be sent to you.

    32. Creating Additional Assessments for the IRA Grades 2-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    Want to learn how to create your own Independent Reading Assessments, using texts that appeal to your students? The Independent Reading Assessment by Jen Serravallo is a beneficial tool to track a student's comprehension throughout an entire book. In the morning session we will look at breaking down a book and using question stems to build a new assessment. In the afternoon you will work on creating these assessments yourself, using books of your choice. You will leave with 2-3 new IRA's to add to your library! Please bring 1-2 novels that you are familiar with from levels K-W.

    33. Community Forum *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    The day will include interviews with someone or ones who have experienced poverty and trauma, presentations on social emotional learning, trauma, the brain and related topics. Outcomes include:

    Networking opportunities for educators with community organization representatives

    Strategies for educators to use to address the unique needs of students being raised in poverty and/or experiencing severe trauma

    Understanding the connection between learner centered strategies and teaching students in poverty/Trauma

    Learning about local agencies with resources available.

    34. Creating Additional Assessments for the IRA Work Day Grades 2-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    New ideas....no time to put them to work for you? This is the work day for you! If you attended the first training last summer on 7/11/18 or the current training 7/2/19 come join us for a day of work. Take this gift of time to work with teachers and your new books to create assessments to enhance your IRA library or replace IRA titles that students do not choose.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    36. Learning Technology Grant Learning Walk

    Program: SELL Learning Technology Grant

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    New
    This day is for participants of the Learning Technology Grant. By visiting classrooms for learning walks, participants will seek, identify, and record examples of student behaviors and teacher actions that help frame the use of common language resources defining teaching and learning in their schools.

    37. Planning If ... Then Units for Reading and Writing K-3 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/4/2019


    During this online session, Katie will help teachers with the If " Then materials in their reading and writing units. Specifically, Katie will guide teachers through planning an If " Then unit. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of planning for reading and writing workshop.

    Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-3 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study or Reading Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, Reading Units of Study, Reading Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.

    Required materials: Teachers will need to bring these books from their units of study materials: If "Then " Curriculum for reading or writing (these aren't spiral books).

    In order to participate effectively, participants should have the following materials:






    • If " Then " Curriculum for reading or writing (these aren't spiral books).

    38. Learning Technology Grant Learning Walk

    Program: SELL Learning Technology Grant

    Dates: 11/5/2019

    New
    This day is for participants of the Learning Technology Grant. By visiting classrooms for learning walks, participants will seek, identify, and record examples of student behaviors and teacher actions that help frame the use of common language resources defining teaching and learning in their schools.

    39. Planning Effective Professional Development *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/7/2019

    PD for PD! Are you a leader or teacher leader ready to revamp professional learning? Or maybe you want to up your game and start presenting workshops in your district, regionally, or even nationally!

    We don't have to do meetings and PD the way they have always been done to us. Learn strategies for effective and engaging professional learning sessions leaving lasting impressions on participants.

    40. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/8/2019

    TBD

    41. CI Liftoff Saint Lawrence County *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/13/2019

    This two-day workshop equips educators to design language
    learning pathways that build Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
    and then Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency for World Language
    and English Language Development programs.

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    42. Inclusive Schools *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/12/2019

    Dr. Julie Causton is founder and CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She is a former Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. She has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education and as a former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students.

    This interactive presentation is for any teacher, administrator, or CSE chairperson who is interested in creating more inclusive schools. It will be most effective when attended by a team led by a district or building administrator. This session will be filled with useful ideas and strategies for creating inclusive schools that lead to dramatic achievement results through the inclusive shift for students with and without disabilities.

    Billing will be reduced based on number of participants above 50.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    44. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/15/2019

    TBD

    45. UPK-2 Math Work Day - Choose Your Own Adventure! *CTLE APPROVED*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/15/2019

    Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region. Take advantage of the opportunity to:


    • Begin looking at curricular changes that need to be made as a result of the new Next Generation Math Learning Standards (full implementation is expected by 2020-2021 school year).


    • Work on creating or updating assessments.


    • Dig in and get to know your content better.


    • Brainstorm and plan for a schedule that allows for you to get the most out of your math block.

    *Maybe you have your own idea worth adding to this list - it can be an option too! This session will begin with the sharing of resources that will support your work. Come and make connections with other teachers that you can collaborate with all year long!

    46. SMART Learning Suite Online, SMART Labs and Response *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/15/2019

    New
    The SMART Learning Suite Online is available to everyone who has paid for the annual SMART subscription. Users can also sign in through Google (district may have to allow in their Google Console). Students can then join your SMART Learning Suite Online class. What can it do?
    Display to all of the student devices any SMART Notebook, PowerPoint or PDF you uploaded to your SMART Learning Suite Online class. NEW, import Google stuff too! Options within this include:

    Turn pages into either individual or collaborative workspaces.
    Can be teacher lead or student paced.

    Utilize the built in SMART Labs without having to create them in a SMART Notebook. Students would each practice individually with the labs you set up on their devices.

    Create tests and quizzes online with the built in SMART assessment lab. Students would answer these questions on their devices.

    47. Intro to Mindfulness for Educators: A Self-Care Project *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/20/2019

    Let's face it, life is stressful! Teaching is hard work! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture from the board room, the classroom, and the courtroom, but why? Come and explore this experiential session on mindfulness. You will be gently guided and actively engaged learning foundational mindfulness practices, the importance of establishing your own practice before doing with students, the science and benefits that will impact you personally and professionally. Shannon is a certified mindfulness teacher accredited through The Engaged Mindfulness Institute and The International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.
    Please dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, a journal, and a blanket or mat.

    48. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 11/21/2019

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. Today will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    49. Model Schools Regional Networking Meetings *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    Three times a year, our regional reps will gather together to get statewide update, and to learn and explore, meaningful technology integration from the classroom to the district level.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    51. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/6/2019

    TBD

    52. SLS Mentor Program Workshop: Everyday Advocacy *CTLE approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    Everyday Advocacy for Library Staff. All librarians and library staff are invited to this day of professional learning. Engage in activities that will help you understand how to best advocate for your library program and explore easy-to-use marketing tools like Canva, SMORE, Adobe Spark, and more. Session: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    53. 3-6 Math Work Day - Choose Your Own Adventure! *CTLE APPROVED*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region. Take advantage of the opportunity to:



    • Begin looking at curricular changes that need to be made as a result of the new Next Generation Math Learning Standards (full implementation is expected by 2020-2021 school year).



    • Work on creating or updating assessments.



    • Dig in and get to know your content better.



    • Brainstorm and plan for a schedule that allows for you to get the most out of your math block.

    *Maybe you have your own idea worth adding to this list - it can be an option too! This session will begin with the sharing of resources that will support your work. Come and make connections with other teachers that you can collaborate with all year long!

    54. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    TBD

    55. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 12/19/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    56. Book Study- A Teacher's Guide to the Writing Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/6/2020 to 3/9/2020

    Anderson has created a teacher-friendly book about conferring with writers. This guide will help anyone working with children to become better writers. There are videos for support and specific language models to bring out your best teaching. He brings great ideas to the classroom on how to start conferring, fitting it into a busy schedule and helping meet diverse needs.

    57. Book Study- Breathing New Life into Book Clubs By Sonja Cherry-Paul *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

    Book clubs are the best! However, managing them can be difficult. This is a book written by two practicing teachers that tackle the question of how to run book clubs smoothly and efficiently. Sign up on MLP to join us in this book club from 12/2/19 - 1/13/20. There will be 1 assignments over the holiday break. This book will be useful for everyone in grades 3-8 regardless of the reading curriculum being used.
    ***You must purchase your own book for this book study.

    Stipends may be available from your school district.

    ISBN# 978-0-325-07685-0

    58. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5) *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 1/7/2020 to 2/12/2020

    Location: Conference Rooms A & B

    If you are looking for a staff in-service experience that is going to result in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance look no further. This baseline staff development workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it.

    This five-day workshop is designed to provide your staff with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

    Some outcomes that participants can expect are: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.

    Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session: 8:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    59. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 1/9/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    60. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/17/2020

    TBD
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    62. Book Study- Patterns of Power *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLS CTLE #755 & #3234

    Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/9/2020

    Jeff Anderson introduces grammar and conventions in a transferrable way that eliminates endless worksheets and forgettable chants. He shares an approach to instruction with lessons that can be brought right into your classroom. Patterns of Powers has examples of application, student work samples, and reason behind the teaching. Word work seems to be the part of balanced literacy that becomes overlooked. This book study will help to bring it back in a meaningful way supporting what you are already doing!

    63. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. The March date will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    64. Units of Study Work Day Grades K-8 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/29/2020

    Come to a work day before the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is upon us. During this session we will look at the overviews and big goals of the first units of study. Please bring with you the first bends that you will be using to start the year for reading or writing or both. We will create tools to start the year such as charts, paper options and mentor texts. In the afternoon we will break off into small groups to plan as you will need in your classroom. This is the perfect time to ask questions of our colleagues and reflect upon what worked and needs to be tweaked from last year! ***Must be using Units of Study in Reading or Writing. UOS work days are structured planning days. Please join the date that works best for you even if it isn't your specific grade level.

    65. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/31/2020

    TBD

    66. Intro to Mindfulness for Educators: A self-care project *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/5/2020

    Let's face it, life is stressful! Teaching is hard work! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture from the board room, the classroom, and the courtroom, but why? Come and explore this experiential session on mindfulness. You will be gently guided and actively engaged learning foundational mindfulness practices, the importance of establishing your own practice before doing with students, the science and benefits that will impact you personally and professionally. Shannon is a certified mindfulness teacher accredited through The Engaged Mindfulness Institute and The International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.
    Please dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, a journal, and a blanket or mat.

    67. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    68. SLS Mentor Program Workshop: Core Values in Practice *CTLE approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    Location: BOCES ESC

    Core Values in Practice. All librarians and library staff are invited to this day of professional learning. Refresh your knowledge of the professional values that guide our practice as librarians. We will discuss a variety of professional topics that don't always have easy answers, including intellectual freedom issues in schools, the ALA's new policy on fines and social inequity, and NYLA's new Sustainability Initiative. Session: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    69. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/14/2020

    TBD

    70. Words Their Way: Make and Take Grades 1-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 2/26/2020

    Do you need a day to plan and prepare your word study component? This is a great opportunity to work with others to organize and create materials to support your students and get a jump start on a routine. We will look at schedules, sorts, online materials, and games. There will be lots of time to explore these ideas and make what you need to start your school year off on the right foot!
    This is a Make and Take session, you will be making SORTS of your choice from start to finish for your specific grade level.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    72. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/28/2020

    TBD

    73. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 3/11/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. Today will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    74. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/13/2020

    TBD

    75. Model Schools Regional Networking Meetings *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    Three times a year, our regional reps will gather together to get statewide update, and to learn and explore, meaningful technology integration from the classroom to the district level.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    77. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/2/2020

    TBD

    78. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/3/2020

    TBD

    79. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 4/9/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    80. Book Study: Text Savvy by Sarah Daunis and Maria Cassiani Iams for Grades 3-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/20/2020 to 6/1/2020


    This book study uses a shared reading framework to build comprehension. These ideas will help transform teacher-led instruction to independent work. The text will go through a five day cycle of shared reading that will support and enhance the reading workshop and read alouds. If you are looking for a step by step book to help low leveled readers this is your book!

    This online book study will take place April 22, 2019- June 10, 2019 online in Schoology.

    Please register in MLP and share with anyone you know who may be interested. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book, it is not included in your Units of Study Kit.

    Stipends may be available from your district, so please check!

    Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books.

    ISBN-13: 978-0-325-01002-1
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    82. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/4/2020

    TBD

    83. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 5/12/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    84. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/15/2020

    TBD
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!

    86. Model Schools Regional Networking Meetings *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 6/3/2020

    Three times a year, our regional reps will gather together to get statewide update, and to learn and explore, meaningful technology integration from the classroom to the district level.

    87. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 6/4/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.
    Are you implementing phonics, reading or writing units of study? Join a professional network of dedicated educators working toward improving professional practice that impacts student outcomes.
    The day will be structured around networking discussions, topics, troubleshooting and teams and individuals will have work time.
    Participants are required to bring the units of study they would like to focus on during this time and be prepared to dig deeper into the units. These days are just what you have asked for!