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1. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Building Student Responsibility for Learning -

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 2/25/2019

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Explore a variety of classroom structures and strategies you can employ to help students take greater responsibility for their own learning, including self-assessment, goal-setting, self-regulation, learning choices, and reporting. Design a student responsibility plan that will work in your classroom.
Syllabus:
* Understanding how student responsibility impacts student achievement
* Designing structures and strategies to build student responsibility in the classroom
* Using a Great Student Rubric
* Teaching students to self assess, set goals, and monitor progress
* Building executive function skills that promote responsibility
* Exploring the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom

Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

2. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Designing Problem-Based Authentic Learning Units

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 2/25/2019

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Explore the power of problem-based learning in the classroom. Design a problem-based task, a rubric to drive instruction, and a scaffold of rich and diverse learning activities to implement with your students.

Syllabus:
* Understanding how “Raising Academic Rigor,” “Engaging Students in Learning,” and “Building Student Responsibility for Learning” go hand-in-hand
* Developing authentic, open-ended, problem-based tasks that create a felt-need to learn (expectations adjusted if the participant has taken the introductory course)
* Designing analytic rubrics to offer clearly articulated expectations, a roadmap for all learners, and challenges for gifted learners
* Designing a scaffold for learning to develop differentiated learning and practice activities
* Developing one or more other structures to support the unit, e.g.:
> Formative Assessments to drive instructional planning
> Facilitation Questions to probe students’ thinking at higher cognitive levels
> Facilitation Grid to manage your ongoing student facilitation Watch IDE Corp.’s YouTube video “What’s the difference between project-based learning and problem-based learning?“.

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Students Taking Charge as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

3. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Getting Started with Executive Function in Your Classroom: Designing Lesson Plans to Build Students’ EF

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 2/25/2019

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Executive function is critical to all students’ academic achievement; and we now know it can be developed and accelerated. Enhance your academic lesson plans by fostering the six key aspects of executive function, intentionally building critical achievement prerequisites in students.

Syllabus:
* Understanding how executive function is inextricably linked to the academic achievement of students at all developmental levels through the lens of six levels of increasingly complex life skills
* Understanding how executive function develops and how growth can be accelerated
* Understanding the difference between learning and practice activities, and the importance of purposeful “grappling” with content
* Developing learning and practice activities aimed at building executive function across the seven key components: working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, problem-solving, and self-regulation
* Creating a plan to implement structures that build executive function in the learning environment
* Learning to facilitate instruction by asking questions that lead to the development of greater executive function

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

4. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Problem Solving Through the Design Process

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 2/25/2019

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The engineering design process is a set of steps for creating that which does not yet exist. Help your students develop thoughtful solutions to open-ended problems, no matter what the subject area. Design authentic, open-ended problems for your students to solve using IDE Corp.’s Design Process.

Syllabus:
* Understanding the “place” of design process as creating that which does not exist (referencing the STEM science/engineering juxtaposition but realizing that the IDE Design Process can be used in all subjects)
* Exploring the difference between convergent and divergent thinking Understanding the six steps to the IDE Design Process (formulate, explore, ideate, sift, simulate, advocate)
* Understanding the importance of empathy in the IDE Design Process Engaging students in activities that require them to use the design process
* Understanding the importance of efficacy in the classroom
* Exploring the importance of consensus in decision-making and the tools students can use to achieve consensus
* Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

5. Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for those who will Evaluate Principals

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators that are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 1/24/2019

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This is the initial course for supervisors who will be evaluating principals through school visits and the gathering of evidence. This two day workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation including a focus on evidence based observation and the power of feedback. The feedback cycle includes alignment of evidence to approved rubrics and conversations that support leadership growth.

This workshop covers the nine training elements required for certification as a Principal Evaluator. Practical application, including discussion on how to align evaluation to district initiatives is focused on moving evaluation from a compliance exercise to a commitment in growing leadership.

One optional additional in district coaching day is included for those participating in this learning opportunity.

Fee:
$473 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$580 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

6. NYS Science Learning Standards: A Slightly Deeper Dive - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Grade 6 -12 Science Educators

Dates: 1/23/2019

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This workshop will provide opportunities to delve into lesson design, available resources and how to adapt our current practices to NYSSLS approach. Participants will be teamed with grade level peers to explore the three dimensional nature of the standards and align the teaching approach to critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. Participants will adapt specific lessons and review resources.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

7. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] A Teacher’s Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning - at Southern Westchester BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL teachers, Content and General Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

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When children are impacted by stress and trauma, supports must be provided to develop various skills in order to even begin to tackle the aftermath of these experiences. This workshop will build participants’ awareness of the various traumas and stresses that can affect many of our students, specifically undocumented migrant students. We will identify practical classroom strategies for incorporating social emotional learning to support both teachers and students.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 am

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

8. Tools for Teaching Mental Health Education PE/HE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: 2018-2019 - PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Section One PE/HE Consortium Members

Dates: 1/24/2019

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This course is designed to provide teachers with hands-on activities and lesson ideas that can help them to cover mental and emotional health education topics with their students. Most activities can be adapted to any grade level. Topics will include self-esteem, empathy, body image, stress management, mental health challenges, and community resources.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
Free for HE/PE teachers whose district is a member of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

9. TLI Winter Event - NY State of Drones

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 1/25/2019

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This daylong event will focus on the topic of the future of Drones. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will quiet literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2020. In this daylong session we will explore the role of Drones across thousands of vertical industries, what is the current state of initiatives in New York State and how can be prepare our students with the skills needed in this rapidly developing market. The keynote speakers Brian Pitre, Founder and CEO of Skyop. SkyOp is providing blended learning courses, certification, test prep and flight training for drones and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for students and adults. Joining Brian this day are staff from Genius NY and NUIAR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance). The NUAIR Alliance is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 200 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) testing in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. NUAIR is at the forefront of public policy development, commercialization, and integration of UAS technology. GENIUS NY is an in-residence business accelerator program at The Tech Garden in Central New York that goes beyond substantial direct investment. In addition to the grand prize of $1 million and four prizes of $500,000, the program also offers incubator space, company stipends, advisors, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. The program is made possible by $5 million in funding support provided by Empire State Development, New York State’s chief economic development agency. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano.

10. Keep Them Moving and Learning: Skillfully Using Physical Activity in the Classroom PE/HE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: 2018-2019 - PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Section One PE/HE Consortium Members

Dates: 1/25/2019

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Through presentation and interactive demonstrations, workshop participants will learn both why physical activity in the classroom is essential but how to skillfully introduce brain breaks, active seating and physically engaging lessons into the academic experience. Additionally, participants will identify strategies to engage parents in supporting physical activity for their children and leave with an action plan to put their enthusiasm and new skills into practice right away.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
Free for HE/PE teachers whose district is a member of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

11. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Pre-Referral Considerations for English Language Learners - at ULSTER COUNTY BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech Teachers, and Educators of English Language Learners At-Risk for Special Education

Dates: 1/28/2019

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A challenge faced by educators when teaching English Language Learners is knowing whether a student’s academic struggle is due to the typical process of acquiring a new language or to something more intrinsic, such as a disability. When learning a new language, individuals might display certain behaviors that can be mistaken for a disability because of their similar characteristics and educators must exercise caution when making decisions about referrals for special education. This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation. Educators will engage in case study discussions to consider how languages, culture, social-emotional dynamics and academics interact and impact student achievement.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:00-8:30 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

12. Connecting Literacy and Language

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Grades K-5 general education or special education teachers; speech-language pathologists

Dates: 1/29/2019

Participants will discuss the closely aligned developmental trajectory between decoding and comprehension with oral language expression and reception. In addition, the workshop will explore evidence-based language strategies that support literacy development. After reviewing a number of language-based strategies, participants will create tools to provide visual support, multi-modal instructions, and clear teacher language that can later be implemented inside their classrooms.

This course may be used to fulfill the CEU requirement for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

13. ELA Test Prep Grades 9-12

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 9-12

Dates: 1/29/2019

Preparing for the ELA Common Core Regents Exam is not necessarily about doing test prep, but about establishing vertically aligned classroom literacy practices that work all year long. This workshop is designed to help grades 9 - 12 teachers prepare their students for the ELA Regents without doing traditional test prep. We will focus on year-round ELA instruction and best practices that will lead to success on the ELA Regents Exam. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to implement in their classrooms at any time.

Materials: Participants can bring texts used in their classrooms, as well as lessons/units and any other materials. Time will be provided to design or revise lessons/units of instruction.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 9-12

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

14. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Dates: 1/29/2019

This program will satisfy the NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license.

This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
The training will also address:
* The identification and mitigation of harassment
* Bullying and discrimination
* Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

Successful completion of the class will meet the certification requirements in Sec14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


Fee: $120 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

15. Next Generation NYS ELA Standards 6-12

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 1/30/2019

This workshop will examine the Next Generation New York State ELA Standards for grades 6-12. We will explore the supporting documents including the new practices and introductions to the Standards. We will look at the crosswalks to compare the Next Gen to the Common Core. Participants will leave with instructional strategies that align with the new practices, and gain a new understanding of text complexity and argument.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 6-12

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

16. SLS Innovation in School Libraries: Visual Storytelling in the MakerSpace - MUST ATTEND ALL 4 DATES

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 1/30/2019 to 1/31/2019

Teams of librarians and classroom teachers in grades 3-8 will work together to learn the basics of film making. Focus will be on film techniques (such as angle, timing, and more) and creating a story with your film. This program will be useful for those who have participated in a previous Maker programs, as well as for newcomers. Participants will begin by spending two days with the videographer who will demonstrate film making and storytelling techniques. Strategies to include students as filmmakers and creators will be discussed. This hands-on and interactive workshop will leave you inspired and equipped to teach through your students’ language. The third day, February 27, will be spent developing curriculum applications. On the morning of June 3rd, we will share and celebrate our work. We recommend using iPads for this program. The use of a Padcaster will not be necessary, although it may be helpful in the long run. ($1,200 per team (Librarian and two teachers) For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

17. Test Prep No More: Establishing Literacy Practices for Success - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 2-8

Dates: 1/30/2019

Preparing for the ELA Assessment is not necessarily about doing test prep, but about establishing classroom literacy practices that work all year long. This workshop is designed to help teachers prepare their students for the ELA Test without doing traditional test prep. During this workshop, we will focus on year-round ELA instruction and best practices that will lead to success on the ELA Assessment. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to implement in their classrooms at any time. Materials: Participants can bring texts used in their classrooms.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 2-8

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

18. PPS Directors Meeting

Program: 2018-2019 Special Education Rye Lake

Audience: PPS Director

Dates: 1/30/2019

PPS Directors' Meeting

19. Sort Your Heart Out: Word Study in K-5 Classrooms - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5

Dates: 1/31/2019

Word study is far more than spelling instruction; it’s the ideal combination of phonics, vocabulary, writing, and fluency! Yet word study can be complex to understand, challenging to plan, and tricky to differentiate. This workshop will overview the foundations of word study, as well provide a multitude of instructional ideas, games, and activities. At the end of this workshop, attendees will:

• Understand both how word study fits into the ELA block and the synchrony among reading, writing, and spelling development

• Be skilled in assessing the spelling levels of diverse students

• Plan weekly word study instruction

• Differentiate word study instruction across various levels of students

• Link word study instruction to reading

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

20. Special Education for the General Education Teacher

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: K-12 General Education Teachers

Dates: 1/31/2019

More and more special education students are found in general education classrooms. Through simulations and activities,you will learn first hand what it feels like to have the most common disabilities, what those disabilities look like in your classroom and strategies to help those special needs students in your classroom. In addition, you will get an overview of the special education process. You will leave this workshop empowered to help all your students achieve success!

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

21. Creating Accessibility Content with Microsoft Tools (AM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 1/31/2019

“For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible.” Judy Heumann, American Disability Rights Activist and Former Assistant Secretary, U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Participants in this workshop will discover ways to ensure that you are making the most out of what O365 has to offer.

During this session you will:

- explore accessibility tools available within O365
- discover teacher supports to assist you in expanding your understanding of O365 Tools
- connect strategies and practices to tools
- create a assistive tech learning menu of tools for your students

Accessibility tools are always a great additional to any educators toolkit. Understanding what is available in half the battle. Join us on this journey to discover, experiment and share assistive tools in O365.

Target audience: Administrators & Support staff

22. Lunch & Learn More About The Into Reading Series - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

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The guiding principles behind Into Reading address the needs of the entire learning community to ensure student growth and facilitate outcomes that elevate students, schools, districts, and communities. Into Reading is an investment in the teacher to fully support and empower your students to master foundational literacy skills, build confidence, embrace productive collaboration, and adopt an “I can” Learning Mindset. Into Reading is more than a program—it is a vision to grow the next generation of engaged learners. Lunch will be provided.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

Fee: Free

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

23. Creating Accessibility Content with Microsoft Tools (PM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 1/31/2019

“For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible.” Judy Heumann, American Disability Rights Activist and Former Assistant Secretary, U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Participants in this workshop will discover ways to ensure that you are making the most out of what O365 has to offer.

During this session you will:

- explore accessibility tools available within O365
- discover teacher supports to assist you in expanding your understanding of O365 Tools
- connect strategies and practices to tools
- create a assistive tech learning menu of tools for your students

Accessibility tools are always a great additional to any educators toolkit. Understanding what is available in half the battle. Join us on this journey to discover, experiment and share assistive tools in O365.

Target audience: Administrators & Support staff

24. Hudson Valley BOCES Region – Substantial Equivalency Training

Program: 2015-2016 - CPDCS Leadership

Audience: .

Dates: 1/31/2019

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NYSED representatives will present on the process for Substantial Equivalency Reviews

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

25. Balanced Literacy Book Clubs - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8

Dates: 2/1/2019

Using Book Clubs are an effective way to teach reading and foster collaborative discussion. With models, supports and structures in place, book clubs can be a positive and constructive way for students to progress from literal understanding to critical understanding of text. Book clubs also provide necessary student collaboration and discussion that enhances meaning as well as creates a cooperative and supportive social classroom climate. This workshop will provide participants with information and materials on creating, managing and evaluating classroom book clubs as well as assessing student learning.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

26. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: Participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2017-2018 school year

Dates: 2/1/2019

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher is designed to help improve your understanding of key program concepts, enhance your skills and provide strategies to apply the information to workplace realities.

In this highly interactive training, you will:


• Practice and sharpen verbal and physical crisis intervention skills


• Demonstrate ability and confidence in applying course content and skills to real-life work experiences


• Problem solve and strengthen crisis intervention skill
Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

27. Achieve3000: User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

This annual user group provides teachers and administrators from around the region a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the latest updates and best practices for using Achieve3000 in their classrooms.

Co-presented by Achieve3000 and LHRIC, this session is valuable for both teachers and administrators. Learn more about Leadership Edition reporting, Read-Discuss-Read with Dr. Doug Fisher, aligning articles with course material, scaffolding supports and more.

Our morning session from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM will have breakfast provided, courtesy of Achieve3000.

You can build a full day of learning by signing up for our “Sampler” of our full-day Teacher Tune-up session in the afternoon. This session will give you an overview of the new features for 18-19 and how you can support your students through the second half of the school year.

28. Maker Mindset: Incorporating Coding & Engineering into the K-5 Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

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Join us to learn and experience design thinking, computational thinking, and engineering through a series of hands-on challenges. No coding, electronic or engineering experience is necessary! This fun-filled session will provide you with a toolkit of strategies and lesson resources that will prepare you to lead your very own challenges!

Through our Make & Take Challenge, you will be provided with a complete project, along with lesson resources that you can take back to your classroom. This is a small group session that allows for personalized learning and support. Take the challenge and join us!

During this session, you will:

- Discover strategies that foster a maker mindset.
- Complete a series of maker challenges that incorporate basic coding and engineering.
- Explore popular resources for Makerspace lesson plans.

29. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs - at DUTCHESS COUNTY BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: District/Building Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2019

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TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT THE DUTCHESS COUNTY BOCES SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN:12:00-12:30 PM

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

30. Achieve3000: Teacher Tune-up Sampler

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

If you are a current user of Achieve3000 this is the workshop for you! Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? Learn how to search for targeted courses to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. Topics also include student scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles and assigning practice based on standards. Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results. This hands-on workshop will give you the support needed to focus on your school year goals.

What’s New for 2018-19: Customized collections, school break and test prep boot camps, Read-Discuss-Read overview, Career Center updates that include localizes data and the brand-new iCivics collaboration course on US Civics and Government.

31. Thriving in the Early Years of Teaching

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: K-12 teachers in first 2-3 years of their careers who are looking for a supportive community in which to explore the challenges they face

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 5/16/2019

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This workshop is designed to provide an environment in which teachers at the beginning of their careers are able to explore many of the challenges they face in leading a classroom and becoming part of a school community. From the expectations of parents, colleagues and supervisors, to managing the seemingly endless workload, teachers will learn strategies for navigating the transition from learning theory to actual classroom practice while establishing a network of resources and support within the region.

Goals:
Provide support for teachers in the first few years of their careers
Identify and address the specific challenges of the participants
Raise awareness of the challenges beginning teachers face (students, parents, colleagues, supervisors, resources, schedules, workload, fatigue)
Expose teachers to resources (texts, blogs, etc.) that can provide ongoing support
Engage in professional readings specifically targeted to concerns of beginning teachers
Create a network of colleagues who can provide ongoing support

This program may be used to meet 9 hours toward CTLE requirements. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$473 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$579 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

32. Using Phenomena to Teach Science K-8 - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: K-8 teachers

Dates: 2/4/2019

This workshop will examine the new standards for science in grades K-5 while focusing on how phenomena can be used to begin a unit of study. Anchoring learning in explaining phenomena fosters engagement in science as well as enhancing the relevance of science concepts to students' lives. The focus of learning shifts from "learning about" to "figuring out" why things happen. We will explore a variety of phenomena, how to build units of study and how to make the science classroom engaging and student-centered.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

33. Building Leadership Capacity – Ongoing Training for those who Evaluate Principals

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: This series is for administrators who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators

Dates: 2/5/2019

While this workshop aligns to the nine training elements required for recertification as an Evaluator of Principals, the focus is on meaningful feedback that builds leadership capacity.

The course includes an optional additional in district coaching day to help participants apply the concepts to their own evaluation plan.

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

34. Math Operations Across Grades 3-5 - MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: 3-5 teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

Students proficiency with addition and subtraction build over the primary years. They begin to learn math by finding sums and differences to 5, adding and subtracting within 100 and constructing several mental math strategies that enhance number sense. In grades 3 – 5, students use the same strategies to:

* Add and subtract multi-digit numbers, decimals and fractions
* Multiply and divide using many of the same strategies

This workshop will teach educators how to differentiate for ALL learners, examine standard expectations at each grade level, and provide strategies that help students achieve success in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

35. SLS Discovery Education Streaming Integration Workshop

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/5/2019

Discovery Education is partnering with SW BOCES to provide a customized Professional Learning workshop to support current Discovery Education Streaming District Partners. This free session is designed to demonstrate how Discovery Education Streaming supports multiple learning modalities with content that is easy to integrate, aligned to standards, and supports differentiation. Breakfast will be provided.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

36. Web Tools for Student-Centered Creative Expression

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/5/2019

Engage the voice within every student through the use of free web tools that have been designed to promote higher level thinking skills and performance! Join us to explore these free web-based tools that are sure to engage your students and allow for greater creative expression. During this session, we will review tools such as Thinglink, Storybird, Animoto, and more! You will have the opportunity to design your own mini-lessons for use with your students, supported by LHRIC staff and fellow participants.

37. AP European History: Engaging Questions and Resources - SS

Program: 2018-2019 - Social Studies

Audience: Secondary Level Social Studies Teachers/AP European History

Dates: 2/6/2019

This course will offer teachers an opportunity to further expand on their repertoire of resources and strategies for increasing student engagement and performance in AP European History. Teachers will learn how to develop Concept-based enduring understandings driven by students answering and asking essential as well as provocative questions about the content material. Our larger goal is to form a community of professional practitioners who share their most engaging primary source documents and how they successfully use these resources in their AP classrooms. It's our hope that we will build an active community of collaborating teachers that continues to network and share throughout the school year.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

38. The Standards for Mathematical Practice: Model with Math Grades 6 – 8 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: 6-8 teachers

Dates: 2/6/2019

The Standards for Mathematical Practice dictate the conversation and culture of a math classroom. In this session, middle school teachers will explore math models that differentiate instruction for students of different readiness levels: struggling learners and high readiness learners. Bar models for algebra, ratios and unit rates, and area models for multiplication and division of whole numbers, integers and fractions will be analyzed and applied to the middle school learner.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

39. Webquests and the SAMR Model (@Brewster)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/6/2019

Back in the 1990s, "Webquests" were structured activities that helped students make sense of the growing world wide web of information by offering teachers easy to follow backward design lesson templates which made excellent use of internet resources. The SAMR Framework, popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has recently given us a model to reflect on how we're using educational technology to supplement, augment or even redefine a learning task. If you teach in a 1-1 environment, or a classroom which is approaching 1-1, you will find this session extremely practical. During this session, you will create a well designed "SAMR-informed" Webquest activity with support from LHRIC staff and fellow participants.
NOTE: This session will take place at Brewster High School, ILC Library DaVinci Lab (Brewster NY)

40. Fine Arts Collegial Leadership Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - ARTS

Audience: Teachers of the Arts

Dates: 2/6/2019 to 5/8/2019

The Fine Arts professional learning community is designed for curriculum leaders, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs and lead teachers with leadership oversight in Fine Arts. It provides an opportunity for Arts educators to collaborate with fellow instructional leaders to share best practices and emerging trends in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The format of the meetings will include agenda items generated from the group, a well as information presented by SWBOCES BOCES staff.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

41. Analyzing Released 2018 New York State Mathematics Test Questions in Grades 3 -8 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: 3-8 teachers

Dates: 2/7/2019

Do you know what skills your students are expected to learn and master at each grade level for mastery on the NYS Mathematics Test? During the course of this full-day session, elementary and secondary educators will examine, deconstruct and analyze the released questions at grades 3 - 8. Educators will walk away with a thorough appreciation of the construct of the NYS Math Test at each grade level and collaborate on strategies that will help improve instruction in your mathematics classroom.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

42. Mental Health Mandate for NYS - How to Create a Positive School Climate and Culture

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/7/2019

This full day workshop will examine the five aspects of mental health in schools:

* NYS Instructional requirements K-12
* New York State Framework for Mental Health Instruction
* Examine multiple teaching strategies with emphasis on social emotional skills
* Creating and supporting a positive school climate and culture
* Identify resources to support instruction

$192 for CoSer 555 members
$236 for CoSer 555 non-members

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

43. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 2/7/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

44. Break Into Breakouts, the Digital Way

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/7/2019

You have probably heard the buzz about Breakout EDU. But have you experienced a Digital Breakout? In some ways, this form of Breakout EDU is more conducive to the “average” school room. No classroom set-up is required, students work in collaborative teams on a shared device, and there are no issues with those pesky locks! In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own Digital Breakout based on your own curriculum. Digital breakouts may take some time and thought to create, but once you have done the legwork, they can be used over and over with students. They provide the same engaged learning experience for students that traditional Breakouts involve: critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving. Come with a colleague and create a Digital Breakout together!

Prerequisites: working knowledge and experience with Google apps.

45. SLS Digital Library Users Group Elementary

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/8/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students that provides access digital ebooks and audio books to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

46. Word Power: Effective Vocabulary Strategies - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-8

Dates: 2/8/2019

Vocabulary is an important component in being able to create meaning when reading and writing. Engaging students in meaningful vocabulary activities is key to building word knowledge. This workshop will focus on specific strategies to support students who need a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. We will explore various types of graphic organizers, instructional models, targeted strategies and materials to support and enhance vocabulary instruction. Participants will take away strategies that can be implemented in their classrooms the next day.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-8

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

47. The New Google Sites! (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/8/2019

The new and modern Google Sites provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straightforward method for website creation and collaboration! The new Google Sites is simply an updated and streamlined version of the original platform. If you are new to Google Sites, have no worries! There is no prior knowledge necessary from the original Google Sites. The updated Google Sites makes website creation simple and efficient.

During this introductory session, you will learn:

- Basic web design principles.
- Page creation and organization.
- Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles).
- Google Drive folders & files integration.
- Inclusion of media-rich content (images, videos, URLs).
- Permissions settings
- Publishing

Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

48. Design Thinking In Practice For All Content Areas

Program: CPDCS - 2016-2017 NYS Learning Standards & Assessments

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, Library Media Specialists and administrators

Dates: 2/11/2019

The term “design thinking” is a flexible framework for getting the most out of the creative process. It is a thinking process that assumes that designs can always be improved, and allows for all students to create their own meaning in learning. The “Design Thinking in Practice” series is meant to help educators relate design thinking frameworks to their own content areas and classrooms. During our workshop, we will: Develop a common frame of reference for design thinking; Discuss how to facilitate classroom experiences to help students practice design thinking across the grade levels; Explore the role of technology in design thinking; Use current design thinking frameworks that can be easily utilized to nurture design thinking skills and habits of mind in students of all ages. Participants successfully completing the workshop will have the option of signing up for personalized coaching support (additional costs will apply). This workshop is a collaboration between SWBOCES and the LHRIC Model Schools program.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE:
The fee will state $315 per participant and will be adjusted after the workshop is complete according to the following fee range:

$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members and Model Schools Core Service members
$236 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members and Model Schools Core Service members
$271 per participant for CoSer 555 members and are not Model Schools Core Service members and $315 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members who are not Model Schools Core Service members The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

49. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Two-Day CertificationTraining

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: School administrators, teachers, special education teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, teaching assistants and aides, security staff and hall monitors

Dates: 2/11/2019 to 2/26/2019

Closed
Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "acting out behaviors" and practice appropriate intervention strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude.

In this highly interactive training, you will:

• Explore effective techniques for approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated person

• Practice nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal and physical intervention skills

Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

This program may be used to meet 11 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$365 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$448 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

50. SLS Inquiry and Literacy Strategies for the Library

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/11/2019

This session will look at specific strategies to incorporate inquiry and literacy skills into the library curriculum. Participants will leave with concrete activities they can immediately incorporate into lessons. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

51. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: What's Different? - at Southern Westchester BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Classroom teachers and administrators of English language learners

Dates: 2/11/2019

Closed
Instruction in the five pillars of reading is necessary—but not sufficient—for teaching English language learners to read and write proficiently in English. Participants will explore what is different about teaching the key components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) to English language learners, how to create opportunities to develop oral language, and strategies for before, during and after reading supports. We will consider cross-linguistic relationships in second-language learners and the sociocultural contexts for literacy development.

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

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

52. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Administration of the NYSESLAT - Training & Review (1/2 DAY in AM) - at ROCKLAND BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Educators administering and/or scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 2/12/2019

Closed
This HALF DAY training session is intended for those new to NYSESLAT administration, as well as for those who are already familiar with administration of the annual "NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test" (NYSESLAT) and want a “refresher”. Materials for this training are the same training materials used annually.

This session provides participants with an opportunity to collaborate, discuss challenges and provide feedback for assessment, administration and improvement.

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

Fee: FREE

Lunch: On your own.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

53. Positive Behavior Supports: What You Need to Know

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Grades K-12 general education or special education teachers; speech-language pathologists; occupational therapists; psychologists; social workers; guidance counselors; administrators.

Dates: 2/12/2019

Participants will explore the major tenets of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The workshop will describe how shifting to a more positive behavioral support system improves academic, social, and emotional outcomes for both typically-developing students and students with special needs. Participants will discuss how to increase PBIS at the school-level, classroom-level, and therapy-room-level. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have an action-plan for increasing PBIS at their schools and resources to support why/how PBIS works.

This course may be used to fulfill the CEU requirement for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.


Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

54. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/12/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

55. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/12/2019

Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".

This is your chance to:

- Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.
- Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.
- Create a program that reflects your passion.

Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.

56. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] NYSESLAT Skills (1/2 DAY in PM) - at ROCKLAND BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators and Content Teachers who utilize NYSESLAT Data

Dates: 2/12/2019

What does the NYSESLAT actually assess, and how can we teach those skills to students? In this half-day workshop, participants will learn exactly what the NYSESLAT is asking students to understand. We will examine NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions, Targets of Measurement, and the New Language Arts Progressions to understand not only what students need to know to perform well on the exam, but also how we can target the necessary skills in our instruction. We will also take a look at several tools that can help us provide scaffolds to content instruction for students with developing language proficiency.

Registration/Sign-In: 12:00-12:30 am

Fee: FREE

LUNCH: On your own.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

57. SLS Search for Success Database Management Service

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/12/2019

The 21st century way to access and research authoritative information across all your databases with one login through mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers. “SEARCH” for Success is a database management program that provides “one-stop” easy and equitable access to all your online database purchased through SWBOCES School Library System, including those in NOVELNY and TeachingBooks. In addition, usage statistics are available to support purchasing decisions. The benefits include:

• Each school library has one unique login for all databases, which may be used by students, staff, and parents

• One usage report for all databases

• Customized website design for each school library

• Mobile App

• Workshops to learn search strategies and resources

• Helps district personnel obtain maximum use of their online databases in support of the common core Learning Standards and other informational needs For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

58. Creating a STEM/STEAM Culture in Your Classroom

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/13/2019 to 3/13/2019

We’re all familiar with STE(A)M courses and STE(A)M hours; but what about a classroom or school that exudes a culture of STE(A)M thinking? How can we position students to use design thinking, exemplify the use of math practice standards, and experience the cross-cutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards throughout the day? Join us for a two day workshop focusing on designing instruction to reflect a STE(A)M culture across all activities of the day. Participants will design lesson plans and structures to use with their students.

Topics of Exploration:

1. Develop activities and visual resources for creating a STE(A)M Culture
2. Understand the engineering design process
3. Design authentic problems to build STE(A)M mindsets
4. Infuse transformational technology
5. Integrate the arts through design

Fee:
$525 for CoSer 555 members
$695 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

59. Augmented Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2019

Learn how to augment reality by adding digital content to the existing world around you! Augmented Reality (AR) technologies allow our students to experience digital enhancements and realities right from the comfort of the classroom using tools such as Aurasma, Panoform, QuiverVision, and others!

During this session, you will take a deep dive into Augmented Reality (AR) and develop an understanding of how both students and educators can learn so much more about the world through immersive AR experiences.

60. ADMINISTRATOR THINKING SESSIONS (For Principals and Assistant Principals) - February 2019 - LEAD

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Central Office teammate and district represntatives

Dates: 2/13/2019

These lunch-and-learn sessions are free to our component district administrators. Monthly topics, informed by our partners in the field, are e-mailed out prior to the sessions. Administrators are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a targeted learning experience that provides a shared platform for navigating current challenges.

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

61. Identifying & Eliminating the Tragic Flaws in Literacy - Curriculum Associates

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2019

New
Please join the LHRIC and our partners from Curriculum Associates on February 13 at LHRIC.

This talk will arm educators with a renewed focus on the top three impediments to accelerating student proficiency in reading.

Areas of focus will be:
*Foundational skills
*Authentic engagement
*Grade level text for struggling readers.

Educators will leave with a short list of ‘look-fors’ and ‘ask-abouts’ to spark courageous conversations about equity, access, and high standards for all.

LUNCH will be provided by Curriculum Associate.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org

62. iReady Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2019

New
Please join the LHRIC and our partners from iReady for this year's Annual iReady User Group. Enjoy lunch courtesy of iReady, while we share tips and best practices and learn what's new in iReady.


Topics to be covered will include:


• What is new in iReady? (hint: a lot!)


• How does the diagnostic work?


• Deep Dive into the New Growth Model: Differentiated Growth Based on Students’ Performance


• Standards Mastery- Learn How to Assess Grade Level Mastery of Standards


• Teacher Toolbox


• Best Practice Share Out and Q&A


Target Audience: iReady users/subscribers that have an active iReady account
For questions regarding this session, please contact Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org

63. Looking at Student Work in Math Class: What Can it Teach Us? -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: K-12 teachers, Building leaders, Administrators, Coaches

Dates: 2/14/2019

How can we move beyond a traditional “right/wrong” view of student work to evaluate work for understanding? How can we implement this review as part of our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and professional growth and planning? This half-day workshop will take us through a protocol and process that provides a framework for using student work as formative assessment. We will also learn how to adjust instruction to re-engage, instead of reteach, the math content.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$156 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

64. Mail Merge with Office 2016 (AM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 2/14/2019

In this half-day hands-on class, participants will use Microsoft Word and Excel to create personalized form letters, labels, lists and directories.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

- Create mailing labels from Word.
- Create award letters from an Excel spreadsheet.
- Create personalized field trip letters from a Word table.
- Organize data by sorting and printing records using filters.

Prerequistes: a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Target audience: Support staff

65. Mail Merge with Office 2016 (PM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 2/14/2019

In this half-day hands-on class, participants will use Microsoft Word and Excel to create personalized form letters, labels, lists and directories.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

- Create mailing labels from Word.
- Create award letters from an Excel spreadsheet.
- Create personalized field trip letters from a Word table.
- Organize data by sorting and printing records using filters.

Prerequistes: a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Target audience: Support staff

66. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Dates: 2/15/2019

This program will satisfy the NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license.

This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
The training will also address:
* The identification and mitigation of harassment
* Bullying and discrimination
* Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

Successful completion of the class will meet the certification requirements in Sec14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


Fee: $120 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

67. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2019

If you are currently using Scratch with your students, and find that they may be ready to take their coding journey to the next level, you may want to consider Python! This diverse coding language is great for supporting students in their transition from block-based coding to text-based coding.

During this session, you will explore:

- Similarities between Scratch coding blocks and Python scripts.
- Tools for supporting the transition from block-based coding to to text-based coding.
- A variety of methods used by educators to teach Python to their students.

Learning about Python will provide students with the incredible opportunity to grow their coding literacy. With just a few Python basics and identification of the right tools, you will have your own classroom toolkit, that will make the introduction of this new language both fun and simple for your students!

Prerequisite: Experience using Scratch and an understanding of basic coding concepts.

68. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2019

Google Classroom is an integral component of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. This allows Classroom students to keep track of what assignments are due, while having the freedom to begin their work with just one click! We will also explore helpful tools such as research features, peer editing, commenting, and more!

During this session, you will learn Google Classroom fundamentals including the setup and management of your Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how to provide real-time feedback and grades without ever leaving the application!

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a G Suite domain and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

69. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Administration of the NYSESLAT - Training & Review (1/2 DAY in AM) - at Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Educators administering and/or scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 2/20/2019

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

This HALF DAY training session is intended for those new to NYSESLAT administration, as well as for those who are already familiar with administration of the annual "NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test" (NYSESLAT) and want a “refresher”. Materials for this training are the same training materials used annually.

This session provides participants with an opportunity to collaborate, discuss challenges and provide feedback for assessment, administration and improvement.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:00-8:30 AM

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

70. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Next Generation Standards, NYSESLAT Skills and ELL Instruction (1/2 DAY in PM) - at Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators and Content Teachers who utilize NYSESLAT Data

Dates: 2/20/2019

Closed
TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

How will the Next Generation Standards apply to ELL students? In this half-day workshop, participants will examine parts of the Next Generation Standards to understand how they relate to NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions, Targets of Measurement, and the New Language Arts Progressions. Participants will learn to use several tools that can help teachers provide scaffolds to instruction, as outlined by the NGS, for students with developing language proficiency.

Registration/Sign-in: 12:00-12:30 PM

Fee: FREE

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

71. Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: This series is for administrators who will be participating in the observation cycle, observing teachers and participating on the post observation conference

Dates: 2/25/2019

Evidence-Based Feedback and Coaching Conversations that impact Instructional Practice.

The focus of this workshop is on developing skill in evidence based observation within the context of district professional development goals. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This one-day workshop serves to build expertise in evaluation including practice in achieving inter-rater agreement through evidence based observation. This course includes focus on coaching conversations that impact instructional practice. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

Materials:
Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.


Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

72. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Strategies for Engaging ELLs - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Classroom Teachers, ENL Teachers, Special Education Teachers, AIS Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 2/25/2019

Every ELL must be engaged in age-appropriate, meaningful, and challenging instructional activities. In this half-day workshop, participants will engage in several activities that can be used across grade levels and content areas that are inclusive of and engage all students, regardless of English proficiency level. Strategies for scaffolding activities to consider individual needs and grading ideas will be shared. Organizational structures for collecting information about student engagement and performance will be shared to guide teachers in subsequent planning.

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

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

73. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] ENL Teacher Collegiate Circle - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, ENL Coordinators, and ENL Supervisors

Dates: 2/25/2019

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a semi-guided session to learn about state-level news and initiatives related to supporting ELLs (ESSA, for example), to share effective practices for supporting ELLs, and to pose questions to each other.

Registration/Sign-in: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

74. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Part 154 Overview and Walkthrough Tools - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: District and Building Administrators, Coordinators of ENL Programs

Dates: 2/25/2019

Designed for district and building administrators, this workshop will provide an overview of Part 154 Regulations. Participants will learn about effective classroom strategies that support the engagement of ELLs in academic discussions and activities and will review walkthrough tools reflective of classroom environments and strategies responsive to ELLs. Conversation will include consideration of ELLs in master schedule design, staffing and professional development, and resources. Additionally, we will explore strategies for engaging families of ELLs.

Registration/Sign-in: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

75. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Designing Equity Driven Learning Environments

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/1/2019

Providing all students with access and opportunity is key to maximizing potential. By designing equitable classroom environments you can influence issues of equity beyond the classroom. Explore and brainstorm problems focused on instructional equity and develop resources and structures you can use immediately in the classroom. Additionally, create an equitable learning environment that accepts and appreciates all cultural differences. What would that look like?

Syllabus:
* Establishing a working definition of equity in the classroom
* Developing a plan for needs-identification, resource-access, and tuned-facilitation for all students
* Developing strategies and structures for promoting a culture of equity in the classroom
* Developing learning activities to match cognitive levels, learning styles, and culture
* Designing opportunities for students to learn in an environment that promotes executive function through structures and facilitation
* Brainstorming problems to solve issues that can advance equity within the students’ neighborhood

Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

76. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Getting Started with Executive Function in Your Classroom: Designing Lesson Plans to Build Students’ EF

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/1/2019

Executive function is critical to all students’ academic achievement; and we now know it can be developed and accelerated. Enhance your academic lesson plans by fostering the six key aspects of executive function, intentionally building critical achievement prerequisites in students.

Syllabus:
* Understanding how executive function is inextricably linked to the academic achievement of students at all developmental levels through the lens of six levels of increasingly complex life skills
* Understanding how executive function develops and how growth can be accelerated
* Understanding the difference between learning and practice activities, and the importance of purposeful “grappling” with content
* Developing learning and practice activities aimed at building executive function across the seven key components: working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, problem-solving, and self-regulation
* Creating a plan to implement structures that build executive function in the learning environment
* Learning to facilitate instruction by asking questions that lead to the development of greater executive function

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

77. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Infusing Transformational Technology

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/1/2019

Explore various themes of transformational technology, including collaboration, differentiation, and assessment. Design specific activities to foster technology infusion in the classroom. (Appropriate for all, from beginners to advanced technology users.)

Syllabus:
* Using technology in transformational ways
* Using technology to build responsibility in students towards becoming digital citizens and digitally literate
* Designing instructional materials that allow students to build a collaboration mindset
* Infusing transformational technology to enhance formative and summative assessment
* Becoming a reflective practitioner related to to technology use in the classroom
* Using technology to differentiate learning and practice activities in the classroom

Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

78. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - PBL Implementation – Next Steps in Student-Centered Authentic Learning Unit Design

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/1/2019

Deepen your knowledge of the power of problem-based learning in the classroom with a focus on implementation strategies. Design differentiated activity lists with multiple ways for students to learn, develop content facilitation grids and questions to support student-driven learning, and implement four types of formative assessments throughout the PBL unit. Note: Participants will apply course content to a previously created Problem-Based task and rubric.

Syllabus:
* Designing activity lists that offer students required activities, choice activities (offering more than one way to build a concept or skill), and optional activities (offering extension opportunities to those who are advanced) from a brainstormed scaffold for learning
* Developing facilitation grids, laying out skills and concepts to assess student learning as the teacher facilitates instruction.
* Designing facilitation questions to move students to higher-order thinking.
* Understanding the role of the Four Types of Formative Assessment to support progress monitoring and growth.
* Creating a transfer task as a venue for students to apply, or “transfer,” their learning from an authentic PBL unit to a new real-world context

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Students Taking Charge as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

79. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Social Emotional Learning in the Student-Driven Classroom

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/1/2019

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one’s success if life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in school curricula. They are skills that are fostered every day in student-driven learning environments like the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom. Develop structures and strategies you can employ to build SEL in your classroom or school.

Syllabus:
* Developing an understanding of the core competencies of SEL as defined by CASEL
* Developing an understanding of the interplay among problem-based learning, structures, and teacher facilitation in a student-driven classroom
* Exploring how each of the core competencies of SEL are addressed through the goals of engagement, empowerment, and efficacy in a student-driven classroom
* Developing a set of structures for building SEL in a student-driven classroom. Developing a repertoire of teacher facilitation strategies for building SEL in a student-driven classroom
*Developing learning activities that promote SEL in a student-driven classroom

This course will use your choice of Dr. Nancy Sulla’s books, Students Taking Charge In Grades K-5 or Students Taking Charge In Grades 6-12 as a resource. Only one is required. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Fee:
$750 for CoSer 555 members
$795 for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

80. Teaching in an Interdisciplinary Way: Aligning ELA and Science Practices - ELA & SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: K-5 teachers

Dates: 2/26/2019

In this workshop, we will focus on connecting the ELA and Science Practices in the elementary classroom using phenomena and inquiry methods. Our topics will include how to engage students in figuring out science using investigation as well as reading and writing strategies to gain a deeper understanding of disciplinary core ideas. Teachers will walk away with an understanding of how to integrate ELA and Science standards into current or new units of study.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

81. Hyperdocs in Office 365: Student Driven Instruction

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/26/2019

This session will empower teachers with new and creative strategies for assessing prior knowledge, engaging the classroom, and encouraging students’ “voice and choice” through a fresh approach to Office 365 tools.

During this session, you will:

- Learn the process of creating HyperDocs and Choice Boards with tools from Office 365.
- Explore HyperDocs and Choice Boards that are being used by other teachers, and then adapt these samples for your students.
- Learn strategies for ensuring that HyperDocs are accessible for all students with tools from Office 365.
Teams of librarians and classroom teachers in grades 3-8 will work together to learn the basics of film making. Focus will be on film techniques (such as angle, timing, and more) and creating a story with your film. This program will be useful for those who have participated in a previous Maker programs, as well as for newcomers. Participants will begin by spending two days with the videographer who will demonstrate film making and storytelling techniques. Strategies to include students as filmmakers and creators will be discussed. This hands-on and interactive workshop will leave you inspired and equipped to teach through your students’ language. The third day, February 27, will be spent developing curriculum applications. On the morning of June 3rd, we will share and celebrate our work. We recommend using iPads for this program. The use of a Padcaster will not be necessary, although it may be helpful in the long run. ($1,200 per team (Librarian and two teachers) For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

83. Waterford Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/27/2019

New
Join us for our Annual Waterford User Group! This will be the perfect opportunity to participate in a collaborative hands-on session with your colleagues as we get up to speed on the latest Waterford updates.



Many of the enhancements that Waterford has made in the last year are game changers that you need to know about, including:


• Simplified reporting dashboards. Redesigned dashboards make it easy for teachers and administrators to get critical, at-a-glance data on student activity and progress toward goals. >


• New and enhanced reports. Reports are now easier to use and provide powerful new insights into key aspects of student performance at the individual, class, school, and district level.


• Predictive analytics. A projected completion feature now shows where each student is in regard to their year-end goals so teachers can make adjustments to ensure success.


• New parent engagement app. Get a sneak peek at Mentor, a new smartphone app that makes it easier for teachers to keep parents in the loop.


• 1,000+ new activities. Waterford has added over 1,000 new or redesigned activities, all with fresh graphics and audio to make them more appealing and engaging for students.



Please bring your laptop or tablet.

84. Waterford Lunch & Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/27/2019

New
Waterford Learning is a comprehensive, technology-based early reading, math and science program with integrated assessments and teacher tools for PreK-2. This personalized learning software adapts automatically to give each student a unique learning experience tailored to his or her own skill level and pace, making it ideal for all of your early learners.

Join us as guest presenter Dr. Gayle White-Wallace, Standards Administrator for ELA, Reading, and Literacy at Mount Vernon City School District, shares the results they’ve seen so far, as well as valuable insights into their initiative, including:

• The importance of their “Inspect What You Expect” mantra, and why it’s been critical to their success so far

• How they’ve been able to dramatically increase parental engagement

• The benefits of student interaction and usage with Waterford

• A short recap of results to date, including improved DIBELS scores, higher levels of kindergarten readiness, and shrinking literacy achievement gaps

85. 21st Century Reading Practices and Strategies that Build Skill and Engagement - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 2-8

Dates: 2/28/2019

This workshop will focus on using a variety of resources, evidence-based practices and technology to help students succeed and grow as readers. We will examine modeled, shared, guided and independent reading structures in a student-centered classroom. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to monitor student progress, confer with students and help students choose and manage a variety of texts in order to become more independent and strategic readers.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 2-8

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

86. A Thousand Words: Using Digital Imagery in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/28/2019

Once a luxury item, pictures are everywhere in today's world. Still images and photos are powerful tools in the modern classroom. From primary source documents and historic photographs to cartoons and images of everyday life, teachers can use digital images to enhance their teaching and reach different learning styles.

In this class, learners will explore free web resources to:

- Find appropriate and relevant images on sites such as Pics4Learning and Google Images
- Organize and store those images with cloud-based tools such as Google Photos
- Crop Images to make them specific to your lesson
- Edit the images to highlight important features using tools like Pixlr
- Use all of these techniques to help build fun and exciting activities to reach all learners

87. Helping Students Access Financial Aid for College

Program: 2018-2019 Compliance - COMP

Dates: 2/28/2019

New
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) helps to make college accessible and affordable for New York State students and families.

The presentation will provide detailed information on available financial support opportunities for college in the form of scholarships and grants to New York students.

Materials will be provided for you to take back to your district.
There is no fee for this session

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

88. activ=con 2018

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/1/2019

activ-con is a full day conference for explorers, leaders, and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces. activ-con attendees will not “sit n’ get” their learning as in traditional conference experiences; instead, attendees will join their fellow explorers in a series of learning excursions actively investigate interesting strategies, practices, and challenges. Participants can also interact with peers, vendors and experts throughout the day. The keynote speakers for activ-con are Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovation and Learning at University City School District in Missouri, and Dr. Gene M. Kearns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance Learning.

89. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Integrated Co-Teaching for English Language Learners - at PNW BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Teams of ENL and content area co-teachers; common branches team leaders and secondary school department chairs, curriculum coordinators and school principals.

Dates: 3/1/2019

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PUTNAM NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Through an interactive presentation approach, video demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants will gain a practical understanding of the 6 co-teaching models, using Marilyn Friend's and Honigsfeld & Dove's frameworks for collaborative instruction. Co-teachers will learn when and how to use the models presented, and will also be introduced to resources to help them differentiate between ENL Teacher instructional foci and Content Teacher instructional foci. Participants will receive a template for collaborative planning, and time to start planning within the cloud using the resources presented.

By the end of this session, participants will understand:



•What the 6 integrated co-teaching models are and how they differ


•How to decide which co-teaching models to best utilize in any given lesson


•How ENL and Content teachers can leverage their expertise to deliver instruction together


•The elements of effective ENL co-planning


•How to use resources to assist in co-planning language and content instruction

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

Cost: Free

Lunch: Will be provided.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

90. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Teaching Reading to ELLs: What’s Different? - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 3/4/2019

Instruction in the 5 pillars of reading is necessary—but not sufficient—for teaching English language learners to read and write proficiently in English.

In this workshop, participants will examine:

-What is different about teaching the key components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) to ELLs
-How to create opportunities to develop oral language
-Strategies for before, during and after reading supports
-Cross-linguistic relationships in second-language learners and the sociocultural contexts for literacy development

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

Fee: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

91. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Facilitating Questioning and Discussion with ELLs (K-12) - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building & District Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2019

In this workshop, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of developing ELLs ability to ask and answer questions and understand research behind the benefits of classroom discourse. Participants will receive tools for scaffolding questions at each level of English Proficiency based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Participants will also plan for instruction using a modified version of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Teachers can utilize the QFT to encourage student engagement through inquiry.

Registration/Sign-in: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

92. CPR/AED SWBOCES EMPLOYEES ONLY

Program: 2018-2019 - School Safety

Audience: Open to all

Dates: 3/5/2019

Closed
At all times there should be a number of people who are trained to administer CPR in each school building, excluding the school nurse who is already trained. Whenever an instructional school facility is used for a school-sponsored or school-approved curricular event or activity, including events such as athletic contests or competitive events, the school administration officials/administrators must ensure the presence of at least 1 staff person who is trained, pursuant to Public Health Law § 3000-b (3) (a), in the operation and use of an automated external defibrillator. A training certificate is valid for two years from the date the training was taken.

This training is meant for for individuals who were not able to be trained with their colleagues through CoSer 644 under the district’s base fee entitlement Please contact Brandon Cruz,Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities SW BOCES ( bcruz@swboces.org ) if you require clarification regarding costs.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$75 per participant for CoSer 644 members
$90 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Stacy Chimento Email Me.

93. The NYS Science Standards – Now What? - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Grade K-8 Teachers of Science

Dates: 3/5/2019

How might I shift my current instructional practices in light of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS)? This workshop is designed especially for elementary and middle school teachers and will assist them in planning. Participants will explore sample lessons, activities and investigations. Emphasis will be placed on supporting academic language development for all learners, including English Language Learners and students with disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum and/or lesson plans to practice redesigning lessons using the NYSSLS.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

94. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/5/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

95. The Many Facets of Google Draw

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/5/2019

G Suite users: Do you leverage the power of Google Draw? Do you take full advantage of this easy-to-use app to help elevate your practice? Attend this workshop to discover how this multifaceted tool can help you with interactive lessons and worksheets, graphic organizers and mind maps, flow charts and infographics. Create memes and personalized lessons. Have students demonstrate understanding through visual representation. If creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking are goals for your 4Cs classroom, then Google Draw can be a versatile and easy addition to your toolbox.

96. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Guided Reading for ELLs (K-5) - at Sullivan BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building & District Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2019

In this half-day workshop, we will discuss how Guided Reading instruction relates to the specific needs of ELLs. We will explore traditional guided reading practices and how they can be differentiated for ELLs with developing language proficiency. Participants will also learn how reading assessments might look different for ELL students, and which appropriate assessment modifications can be made when assessing ELLs reading levels. Participants will work together to design a guided reading lesson for ELL students that they can immediately implement in their classrooms.

Registration/Sign-in: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

97. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2019

Are you new to Google Drive? This session will provide you with an overview of G Suite’s various apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device connected to the Internet, and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time across different locations and times.

98. Viewing and Doing: Literacy for a Visual Culture Grades 3-5 - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5

Dates: 3/7/2019

Join a community of teachers committed to supporting students’ creative expression and critical thinking through the process of viewing and creating media. Learn how to use the Jacob Burns Film Center’s (JBFC) free online resources to help your students develop their capacity as storytellers and communicators. You’ll also learn from classroom teachers who are effectively integrating these media arts strategies into English Language Arts and Literacy instruction with the JBFC’s curriculum Image, Sound, and Story. This hands-on and interactive workshop in the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab will leave you inspired and equipped to teach through your students’ language: image, sound, and story.



This program may be used to meet 3.0 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$157 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

99. Branding Your School with Google Sites (AM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/7/2019

In this 3-hour workshop, administrators will explore Google Sites for scheduling, collaboration, collecting data, evaluation, and branding.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Explore and use the tools available in the Google Apps for Education suite
- Integrate these tools into a Google Site
- Preview, collaborate, and publish your site either privately or to the public
- How to maintain and delegate parts of your site to keep the content current

Please note: a functional knowledge of the Google Apps is helpful.

Target Audience: Administrators

100. Branding Your School with Google Sites (PM)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/7/2019

In this 3-hour workshop, administrators will explore Google Sites for scheduling, collaboration, collecting data, evaluation, and branding.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Explore and use the tools available in the Google Apps for Education suite
- Integrate these tools into a Google Site
- Preview, collaborate, and publish your site either privately or to the public
- How to maintain and delegate parts of your site to keep the content current

Please note: a functional knowledge of the Google Apps is helpful.

Target Audience: Administrators

101. Lower Hudson Computer Science and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/7/2019

Are you actively building and growing your computer science (CS) or engineering education instruction within your district? If so, we invite you to join fellow technology, curriculum, and instructional leaders as we discuss curricula, explore standards, and share ‘best practices’ in Computer Science (CS) and Engineering education, the two newest core disciplines in K-12 education. The “Lower Hudson CS and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)” is a participant-led community for information gathering, sharing/cooperation, and brainstorming. If your district considers CS and engineering to be more than just an enrichment activity and you are actively building a comprehensive curriculum in these areas for your students, you will enjoy collaborating with like-minded thinkers and leaders in this collegial environment. Meetings will be highly participatory: topics for discussion will be presented and selected by CSEEC community members, and innovative solutions/programs by CSEEC members will be highlighted. Additionally, experts in K-12 CS and Engineering education will be invited to present cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices to the CSEEC community. Participants will be encouraged to host meetings during the year; please consult the individual My Learning Plan entry for each specific meeting location.