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1. 5-6 Math Work Day - Choose Your Own Adventure! *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/22/2019

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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 you 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!

2. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) Training of Trainers (TxT) *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/26/2019

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This intensive five-day TCIS train-the-trainer competency-based certification course provides school districts the opportunity to develop an in-house training capacity in the TCIS curriculum. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCIS curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their schools. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques will be demonstrated.
Program Objectives
Participants will be able to:
- Day 1: Crisis as Opportunity. The TCIS system is presented along with how crisis is defined, ways that adults can prevent a crisis situation in the classroom milieu, and how to help students feel safe by creating a culture of nonviolence.
- Day 2: Triggering and Escalation. The importance of knowing the student and awareness of the environment in a crisis situation are discussed.
- Day 3: Escalation, Outburst and Recovery. Managing aggressive behavior, elements of a potentially violent situation are discussed. Strategies for co-regulating with a student when at the height of crisis outburst will be taught and practiced as well as the Life Space Interviewing following a crisis event.
- Day 4: Outburst, Recovery and Implementing the TCIS System. Participants participate in additional practicing of Life Space Interviewing skills, crisis co-regulation skills, and the various physical intervention skills.
- Day 5: Certification Evaluation and Testing: Crisis Co-regulation and Life Space Interviewing are practiced. All participants are tested for TCIS Associate Certification status with a written knowledge test and a Life Space Interview evaluation and physical intervention skills behavioral skills evaluation.

The cost to the districts within the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers Learning Center will be reduced upon approved funding

Registration will be held from 8-8:30 daily.

3. K-2 Phonics Units of Study *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

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Across these two days, Katie will help K-2 teachers prepare for teaching Phonics Units of Study by delving deeper into the materials. Katie will also give tips for navigating the resources and materials. Katie will guide K-2 teachers through the structure of the phonics workshop and the sessions. K-2 teachers will also learn how to use their assessments to plan for phonics instruction. Across these days, K-2 teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for Phonics Units of Study. Teachers will also leave with an understanding of how phonics and word study fit within a balanced literacy framework.

Prerequisites: 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.

Required materials: Each participant will need a grade specific Phonics Units of Study "kit'.
In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following materials: Entire grade level Phonics Units of Study "kit' and materials. A device or paper and pencil to take notes.

4. McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders - 1 Day Training *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders

Dates: 7/22/2019

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Additional training day for District Support Leaders prior to the 2-day District Trauma Sensitive Team (DTST) summer training.

5. Book Study- A Guide to the Phonics Units of Study (Grades K-2) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 9/1/2019

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Are you beginning to use the Phonics Units of Study curriculum? Or have you begun to use it in your classroom, but just haven't had the opportunity to read the guide. Here is your opportunity to read and discuss with colleagues. This book covers the nuts and bolts of the curriculum along with the research that has driven the creation of the Phonics units. As a follow up to the book study there will be a group created where teachers can collaborate and contribute to discussions as the school year progresses. This group is not mandatory to join the book study- just a great resource for you as a teacher! This can cover celebrations, Aha moments, confusion, and creation of resources. Please join me in reading and working on this book study from July 22 - September 1. Sign up on MLP!
***The Guide to the Phonics Units of Study is in your Phonics Kit.


ISBN: 978-0-325-10535-2

6. Learning Technology Grant Summer Face to Face

Program: SELL Learning Technology Grant

Audience: Learning Technology Grant Particpants

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/24/2019

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This follow up to the April 9th introductory session is for participants of the SELL Learning Technology Grant. The session will be repeated Aug. 5&6 for those that can't attend these dates. Participants will work with their district teams and with the group participants on leading transformational learning with contemporary tools and resources, establish a framework for learning walks, and implement a common language framework.

7. A Day for Service Providers Who Push In During Writing Workshop *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/24/2019

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This is a day designed specifically for service providers who push in to support students in writing workshop. During this one-day training, Katie will begin by laying out the philosophies and principles of balanced literacy and writing workshop. Teachers will also learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing and support writers during writing workshop. Across the day, teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of supporting emergent writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development.

8. Wilson Language Training Level K Workshop *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/24/2019

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The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:


Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.

Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level K: phonological awareness; phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.

Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
Prepare a daily Level K learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

The St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center will provide teacher kits valued at $379 to the first 7 people registered.

9. Introduction to Words Their Way Grades 1-6 *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/25/2019

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Are you looking for individualized instruction for word study? Words Their Way by Donald R. Bear is a tool that delivers phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction for children at their developmental stage. This session will cover an introduction of the structure and training to start using sorts with student with the goal of seeing transfer in independent writing. You will leave with the 6th edition text and online resources to groups and pinpointing specific needs of your students at the beginning of the school year.
The SLVTLC will provide Words Their Way books for participants.

10. McKinney-Vento District Trauma Sensitive Team (DTST) 2-day Summer Training *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento District Trauma Sensitive Team (DTST)

Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

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Each district will identify a District Trauma Sensitive Team (DTST) to develop a roadmap and tools to adopt a district-wide approach to addressing trauma and promote resilience in the learning environment. The teams will develop trauma sensitive schools by implementing the Trauma Sensitive School Project developed by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The professional development and team activities will be guided by the Wisconsin's Trauma Sensitive Schools.

11. Wilson Language Training Level 1 Workshop *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/25/2019

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The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction. Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.

Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback. Prepare a daily Level 1 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures. Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

The St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center will provide teacher kits valued at $524 to the first 7 people registered.

12. Wilson Language Training Level 2 Workshop *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/26/2019

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The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction. Identify the skills taught in Fundations Level 2: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; spelling and punctuation.

Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback. Prepare a daily Level 2 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures. Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

The St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center will provide teacher kits valued at $599 to the first 7 people registered.

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

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

Dates: 7/26/2019

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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!

14. Launching a Reading Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework K-2 *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/31/2019


During this three-day training, Katie will help teachers prepare for launching a reading workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Katie will also give tips for navigating the resources in the units of study materials. Katie will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a reading workshop in the primary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. This will include the resources for reading workshop, shared reading, and read aloud. Next, Katie will guide teachers through the process of going through a unit of study. This will include helping teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to assess reading to guide their whole class teaching and provide effective feedback to readers across the workshop. Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to reading instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.

Required materials: Each participant will need a grade specific units of study "kit' and trade books.

In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following materials:
Entire reading units of study "kit' and trade books.
A device or paper and pencil to take notes.
Participants will receive two or three trade books to support the shared reading portion of the reading units of study, on behalf of the Teachers' Learning Center.

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

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

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 9/8/2019

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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.
The STVTLC will provide the book for this book study.

16. Nature Up North Summer Teacher Workshop: place-based citizen science and environmental learning *CTLE Approved*

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

Are you a St. Lawrence County teacher interested in incorporating more nature-based learning into your lessons? Join the Nature Up North team for our 6th annual summer teacher workshop! Over this two-day workshop, learn to use Nature Up North's free materials and programs as tools to increase place-based learning in your curriculum and add meaningful STEM activities in your classrooms.

Nature Up North (http://natureupnorth.org) is a project of St. Lawrence University directed by Professor of Biology Erika Barthelmess. We work with North Country teachers to sponsor fun, educational activities that improve science, math and ELA learning, while contributing data to research studies on regionally important environmental issues. Nature Up North oversees citizen science projects that enable students and teachers to participate in "real" scientific research, while preparing them to achieve New York State Next Generation Science Standards.

The workshop will have sessions for newcomers AND returning teachers. Learn to use teaching resources hosted on the Nature Up North website, such as interviews with North Country scientists and articles about local environmental topics, written for middle and high school audiences. Learn how to engage your students in local research by participating in our Maple Monitoring, Game Camera, and/or Water Monitoring citizen science projects. We will leave time to discuss how to explore and interpret data with your students. Teachers who work with grades 5-12 science are especially encouraged to attend, but we welcome all teachers who wish to use place-based approaches in the classroom. Each participating teacher will receive a $150.00 stipend for attending both days of the workshop. Lunch, refreshments and workshop materials provided both days. Please register below. Contact info@natureupnorth.org with questions.

During this two-day training, Katie will help teachers develop a deeper understanding of assessing student writing to plan for conferences and small groups. Teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. They will also opportunities to practice assessing student writing and learn how to use this knowledge to provide effective feedback through a variety of conferences and small groups. Across the two days, teachers will develop toolkit materials that can used for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction.

Prerequisites: The teachers who attend this professional development day should be K-2 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who attend this day have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy. At least 3-5 days of support and learning in these areas is recommended. In addition, teachers who attend this workshop should be teachers who have taught 3-4 spiral units from the units of study materials.

18. ESSA-Funded Programs Regional Training on the Consolidated Application

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/1/2019

Location: Conference Room A & B

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To help support LEA's successful completion of the 2019-2020 online Consolidated Application and implementation of appropriate programming, staff from the Office of ESSA-Funded Programs will conduct a regional trainings on August 1, 2019 at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. The trainings will be structured as a combination of large group workshop and individualized "office hours" conversations to discuss the application itself and the tools, supports and guidance available to educators as they work to complete the process. The morning session from 9:00-12:00 will be whole group presentation with questions/answers and be available for remote video participation at Jeff-Lewis, FEH and CVES BOCES. The afternoon session from 12:00-3:00 will be structured to support 20-30 minute "office hours" for those districts that wish to receive district-specific support related to the development of their application. Three to four SED staff will be available for the "office hours" which will only be available at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES on a first-come-first-serve basis.

19. Revolutionary War Living History Experience *CTLE Approved*

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 8/2/2019

Revolutionary War Living History Experience with Joe Ryan and the Living History Education Foundation. This Living History experience is a cross-curriculum approach to teaching and is suitable for all grade levels and administrators! A variety of disciplines are integrated: ELA, Social Studies, Math, Music, Art, Technology, Special Ed, Library Science, and Home and Careers. This is a CTLE approved experience that meets the C3 Framework and the Common Core State Standards for Social Studies and ELA. Participants will enjoy a full day in the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. All needed materials to replicate the experience with your own students will be available to you to use and share with your colleagues through the Teachers' Learning Center. This program is also open to education students at local colleges.

20. Learning Technology Grant Summer Face to Face

Program: SELL Learning Technology Grant

Audience: Learning Technology Grant Particpants

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/6/2019

This follow up to the April 9th introductory session is for participants of the SELL Learning Technology Grant. This is a repeat of the July 23 & 24 session. Participants will work with their district teams and with the group participants on leading transformational learning with contemporary tools and resources, establish a framework for learning walks, and implement a common language framework.

21. Technology Supports Instruction - Summer Tech Camp *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/9/2019

Tech camp is an all-you-can-eat buffet of tech tips and tools to help you in your classroom! The focus this year is technology supports personalized learning
Each day, there are a variety of short workshops offered for you to choose from. You can go to the workshops that appeal to you, or to work time to practice!

This summer the focus is technology that supports the student centered classroom.
For more information click the blue "More Info" button below.
Participants will have email and phone support from a Model Schools ITCC throughout the 2018-19 school year.

22. Units of Study Work Day Grades K-2 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/6/2019

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.

23. Units of Study Work Day Grades 3-8 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/7/2019

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.
Are you just starting the writing units of study or maybe you need a refresher - this workshop is for you! We will consider the philosophy behind good writing instruction and how it will be weaved into your instruction. Class set up, management, and planning will also take place on this day. Please bring your first spiral unit with you from the Units of Study kit.

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

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

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 9/15/2019

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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!
The STVTLC will provide the book for this book study.

26. Mental Health First Aid Course *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/14/2019 to 8/16/2019

This 3-day intensive course leads to certification to enable participants to teach the 8- hour Mental Health First Aid course. The 8-hour course teaches educators how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Participants must be excepted by the National Council prior to being registered in the course. Additionally, there will be a test of knowledge and skills that participants must pass prior to becoming a trainer. All of this takes place during the course.

For more information go to https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/mental-health-first-aid/

27. Regional School Tool RtI Workday for Administrators and Secretaries *CTLE Approved

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/15/2019

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As a result of regional conversations, on compliance of student confidentiality and communication among districts regarding transient students, Tammy Waldron, NERIC, will support districts in using School Tool as a RtI database, including benchmark assessment scores and tiered interventions. Both Tammy Waldron and Nicole LeBeau will demonstrate how Heuvelton Central School has set up School Tool for this purpose. Participants will then be given guided work time to set up their district School Tool accounts. It is highly recommended that both the administrator, with the knowledge of RtI, and the secretary, with knowledge of School Tool, attend together.

28. K-2 Phonics Units of Study *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2019

On this day, Katie will help K-2 teachers prepare for teaching Phonics Units of Study by delving deeper into the materials. Katie will also give tips for navigating the resources and materials.

Katie will guide K-2 teachers through the structure of the phonics workshop and the sessions. Teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for Phonics Units of Study. Teachers will also leave with an understanding of 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.

Each participant will need a grade-specific Phonics Units of Study" kit'.

29. NYSTC SpEd CTLE Certification Extension Series- 7&8 *CTLE Approved*

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 8/20/2019 to 12/10/2019

The primary focus and purpose of this course is to offer current 1-6 certified teachers, who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience and currently teaching at the 5th or 6th-grade level in special education only, an opportunity to extend their certification to include grades 7&8 in special education.

The 45-hour CTLE coursework for the extension of certification in grades 7&8 includes three areas of learning (subsets): Knowledge of Students, Instructional Strategies and Professional Practice. Each subset is made up of 15 hours, composed of five 3-hour sessions of learning specific to the subset area. The coursework has been developed to allow for the topics to be taken as individual CTLE courses, as well as a full 45 hours for the purpose of gaining certification extension.


12 participants from the St. Lawrence-Lewis Region will be accepted and 4 from neighboring BOCES districts. The acceptance will be on a first come basis.

30. Lead Teacher Evaluator Certification Training for NEW Administrators *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/21/2019 to 8/27/2019

Description: During these sessions administrators will receive the necessary training to become certified lead evaluators. This training will help administrators meet the required components of the 3012-C and NEW 3012-D APPR Legislation. A third date for calibration will be agreed upon during this session.

Administrative interns are encourage to attend.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/26/2019 to 10/23/2019

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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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.

32. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/26/2019

Location: BOCES ESC

OPALS 101 is for newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, and will also be a good refresher for any school librarian, aide, or assistant. In OPALS 101, we will be going over the basics (loans, returns, loaned item reports, overdues, adding users, searching for books, setting the calendar for the OPAC) as well as looking at some of the features in Reports and Tools. We will also be covering OPALS Interlibrary Loan. If anyone has a new aide or assistant starting in the fall, it would be great if the librarian could attend this session along with the new staff member. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

33. School Library System Orientation *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/26/2019

Location: BOCES ESC

The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) will be offering its annual orientation on August 26th and 27th for new and 'nearly new' school librarians, library assistants, and library aides. Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

34. Effective Teaching (Days 6-7) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 8/28/2019

Location: Conference Room C

This training is based on what was taught in Effective Teaching Days 1-5, which was designed to provide participants with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes participants can expect include: 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 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

35. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: Computer lab at Canton Central School

OPALS 201 will focus on updates made to OPALS in the last year, and newer bells and whistles of which you might not be aware. Newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, who attended OPALS 101 the day before should plan to also come to OPALS 201 to learn more about our OPACs. OPALS 201 will get more in depth looking at newer features and updates and will also include time for participants to implement the updates on their own OPACs. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

36. School Library System Overdrive Training *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: Computer Lab

The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) will be offering an orientation to the new Overdrive ebook and audiobook platform on August 27th for all school librarians, library assistants, and library aides. This session will be essential to understanding the features of the platform so that you can demonstrate them to students and staff and be prepared to answer questions in your building. Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

37. Inclusive Schools *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/28/2019

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.

38. Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Students (2 Days) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 9/17/2019

Location: Conference Room

This two-day workshop, designed for up to 30 participants, provides all members of the school community a "sampling" of topics to increase their awareness of the characteristics, needs, and alternative intervention strategies which work with students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Although it is an awareness level training, participants are provided with some practical techniques they can immediately apply in their school setting. It is applicable for any staff member who works in an environment with children or youth who have, or are at risk of developing, social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems.

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

39. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/18/2019

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

40. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 9/25/2019

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. 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

41. 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.

42. 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

New
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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

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.

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

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

    New
    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.

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

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

    New
    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.

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    New
    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.

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    New
    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.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/4/2019

    New

    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).

    49. 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.

    50. 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.

    51. 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.

    52. 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.

    53. 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.