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1. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Language Equity in ELL Instruction - ONLINE Moodle Course - July 16 through July 30, 2021

Program: 2021-2022 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: K-12 teachers, district curriculum and instruction leaders, and school building leaders

Dates: 7/16/2021 to 7/30/2021

A language equity pedagogy affirms that students' home languages and cultures are personal, communal and instructional assets that can be leveraged to facilitate deeper learning of academic content. In classrooms, ELLs and bilingual students can use these linguistic and cultural resources in structured ways. This allows them to communicate strategically as they deepen their learning and enhance their linguistic and academic performances. Participants in this two-week course will gain a deeper understanding of these linguistic resources and examine instructional practices that take advantage of them to promote ELLs' and bilingual students' academic engagement and success.

This course is being offered for a choice of 6 or 8 CTLE credit hours, contingent upon the CTLE pathway chosen by each participant. Course workload is proportional to the CTLE credit hours' accrual offered in each pathway.

Start Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
End Date: Friday, July 30, 2021

Registration is required by 8 am on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Course access in MOODLE and information will be shared to your MLP email address within 24 hours of the course start date.

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

2. [PD Your Way] Unpacking the NYS CS/Digital Fluency Standards (Online)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/21/2021

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The New York State K12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in December 2020 and beginning September 2021, districts will be encouraged to focus on curriculum development, resource acquisition, and professional development. This three hour session will effectively "unpack" the key concepts and subconcepts K-12. Successful completion of this course will help participants anticipate how these standards can be addressed in various disciplines.
NOTE:
This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 21, and participants have until August 11 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.
LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

3. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] HV RBERN Dual Language Professional Learning Community (PLC) -12-MONTH SERIES - via Zoom ONLINE

Program: 2021-2022 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Bilingual, Dual Language, and/or ENL Coordinators; District/School Administrators; IHE Bilingual Program Leaders

Dates: 7/22/2021 to 6/27/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community in which leaders of bilingual, dual language, and/or ENL programs will:
- Learn from each other's experiences, practices, and best ideas in the field of Dual Language education
- Create a support network
- Self-assess [e.g. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Guiding Principles and other proven sources for this purpose; work to strengthen programs based on these]
- Review up-to-date research on Dual Language best practices and outcomes

To access these monthly workshops, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

Cost: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

4. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Connection THURSDAY - for BOTH ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY ELL EDUCATORS - via Zoom ONLINE

Program: 2021-2022 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, ENL Coordinators, ENL Teachers, Classroom/Content Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff

Dates: 7/29/2021

ELL Connection Thursday will provide educators of BOTH elementary-grade and secondary-grade ELLs the opportunity to connect, while adjusting to distance instruction. During this Zoom Conference Call, elementary and secondary grade educators of ELLs will share ideas and resources that they are using that are supportive of ELLs during home instruction. As a result of participation in this session, elementary and secondary grade educators will learn about what others are doing in support of ELLs as well as connect with educators from across the Hudson Valley region.

Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom conference call information and agenda by noon on the day of this virtual meetup. We will be running another ELL Connection Thursday session on August 26, 2021. Interested participants will need to register for each session via MLP. Registration links can be accessed through the Events section of our website.

Upon completion, registered participants will receive a link to a feedback form; completion of the feedback form will confirm your attendance for credit.

This session and the associated chat will be recorded and will be made available in the HV RBERN Resources folder accessed through our website.

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

5. [PD Your Way] New Google Classroom/Meet Essential Features (Online)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2021

If you are in a Google district, you probably noticed some big changes to their apps during the past school year. Because of the pandemic, use of the Google platform and its corresponding apps grew tremendously. With that jump in usage came some observations and suggestions as to how the platform could better serve the needs of educators,and remain competitive with other learning management systems. In this online course, you will learn about the big (and not-so-big) changes that have been made to Classroom and Meet, and you'll be guided in how to best set up your Google Classes for success in the upcoming year.
NOTE:
This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on August 2, and participants have until August 16 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.
LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

6. PD Short: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Program: 2020-2021 - School Climate and Culture

Dates: 8/4/2021

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FREE Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is for special educators and others who directly intervene in crisis situations. It is crucial that an individual's response matches the level of risk involved in a potential crisis situation. This one-hour course is an introduction to the full 2-day certification course in which participants learn to verbally de-escalate a person in crisis. They will also learn how to safely implement physical interventions as a last resort. Although this course places an emphasis on working with Special Education students, the strategies discussed are effective for all students and extend to our everyday lives.
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

7. What to Look for When Assessing the Teaching of Writing: Keeping the NGLS in Mind

Program: 2020-2021 - School Climate and Culture

Dates: 8/4/2021

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The NYS Next Generation Standards have given teachers much to think about when it comes to effective and engaging writing instruction for their students. While teachers are aligning curriculum and teaching practices to the NYS Next Generation Standards, administrators now have new elements of teaching and learning for which they are looking as well. This session will support administrators in focusing observations of writing instruction in their K-6 grade classrooms.
During this session, participants will:
- Learn best teaching practices to help students understand and learn to love writing
- Consider conferring and assessment of writing aligned with the NYS Next Generation Standards
- Explore the stages of the writing process and the importance of each when teaching effective writing instruction
- Discuss how teachers are spending their "writing time” and how to help them to make the most of it
- Discuss ways to support teachers in focusing on the purpose of their instruction above all else

Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

8. Mandated Autism Training (3 Hr. Course) VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

Program: 2020-2021 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA

Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

Dates: 8/5/2021

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Many students require individualized support to succeed academically and socially in the K-12 environment. As the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders increases, educators must be equipped with the tools necessary to meet this demand. As part of the New York State Regulations, this workshop will address the needs of students on the autism spectrum.
This overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics:
-Definitions
-Etiology and prevalence
-Characteristics
-Evidenced-based instructional methods
-Behavior management resources

Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.
Please log in at 3:20pm. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

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/.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.
Please ensure the following requirements are met in order to receive credit for attending the course: Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in zero credits. Fee for the course is $85. Please mail a check or money order made payable to SWBOCES to: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Attention: Dina Roselli
Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $295 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.

9. Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures - VIA ZOOM

Program: 2020-2021 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA

Dates: 8/5/2021

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According to the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention, at least in 7 students experience child abuse or neglect in the United States. While much progress has been made, there are things that can be done to protect children from abuse. Through this training, K-12 educators will become equipped with the knowledge to recognize and report signs of abuse.
During the training, participants will be able to identify:



•Child abuse and neglect


•Professional issues and concerns


•Community resources


•Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases

Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

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/.
A ZOOM link will be emailed to you the day before.
Please log in at 3:20pm. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


Please ensure the following requirements are met in order to receive credit for attending the course:
Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session.
Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required.
Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in zero credits.
Fee: $65 per participant. Please mail a check or money order made out to SWBOCES to:
SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
Attention: Dina Roselli
Credit cards and debit cards not accepted.

Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $295 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention)
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

10. Building Capacity with the School Library Program Rubric

Program: 2020-2021 - School Climate and Culture

Dates: 8/6/2021

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In this session, participants will take a deep dive into the three domains of the School Library Program Rubric: Teach For Learning, Build the Learning Environment, and Empower Learning Through Leadership, all grounded in the foundations of Accessibility, Cultural Responsiveness, Equity, Ethics, Intellectual Freedom, and Policy. Participants will spend time in collaborative planning groups to identify areas for growth and develop action plans for their return to school in September.
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

11. School Violence Intervention And Prevention Course VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

Program: 2020-2021 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA

Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

Dates: 8/6/2021

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School violence is a significant public health issue and a harsh reality that educators face in the United States. School violence prevention is a top priority of policymakers nationwide. Education Law in New York State requires that certain individuals seeking licensure are required to complete two hours of training in school violence prevention and intervention. Upon completion, the learner will be able to: *Identify the goal of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation. *Discuss how the components of the SAVE legislation interface in the prevention of violence in schools. *Describe how educational, legal/regulatory, and environmental domains promote school safety within the SAVE legislation. *Describe how the Public Health model relates to school violence prevention and intervention. *Discuss risk and protective factors related to school violence
Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.

Please log in at 12:40pm. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.
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/.

You are required to have a working video camera to receive credit for this course.

This program may be used to meet 2 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee for the course is $65. Please mail a check or money order made payable to SWBOCES to: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Attention: Dina Roselli


Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $295 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention and Prevention)
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.

12. Virtual Field Trip: Exploring Primary Resources with the Rockefeller Archive Center

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/9/2021

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The RAC located in Sleepy Hollow, New York is a major repository and research center for the study of philanthropy and its impact throughout the world. It's Archival Education Program develops flexible archive-based projects and units for grades 3-12. Are you interested in doing more with your students with primary resources? The RAC is free, and often partners with local districts in meaningful ways. In this virtual field trip, we'll spotlight a teacher from Pocantico Hills CSD who, in partnership with RAC staff and resources, developed a primary source unit: "The War of the Worlds, Fake News, and Media Literacy." This virtual field trip is a collaborative effort between the Rockefeller Archive Center, Pocantico Hills CSD, and the LHRIC Model Schools program.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

13. Introduction to Race, Equity, and Social Justice

Program: 2020-2021 - Race, Equity and Social Justice

Audience: PK-12 teachers, School Building Administrators, School District Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2021

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Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant

Beginning the journey as an anti-racist educator can be daunting and those new to the process benefit from a special introductory experience. In this session, you will engage in an overview of the work of race, equity, and social justice, and will learn key terms and concepts important for preparing for participation in the remainder of the Institute.
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

14. Labor Contract Negotiations and Contract Administration in the Public Schools

Program: 2021-2022 - Leadership

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/12/2021

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This course will provide a general summary of the skills and knowledge necessary for public school administrators in New York State to carry out functions related to the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. The course will begin with a basic overview of the underlying legal framework under the Taylor Law for teacher and civil service contracts. Also covered in the class will be concepts related to the preparation for and conduct of labor negotiations from a management perspective. The Course will address general issues related to contract administration and grievance handling. The approach to the Course will be by way of lecture, reading, and simulations related to the aforementioned topics.
*Additional time will be required for out of class for simulations and summaries of results on 8/10 and 8/11
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

15. Kami as a Whiteboard in Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2021

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Many of Kami's features are designed to improve the learning environment for students of all levels and abilities. Use Kami for more than just annotating on a PDF and documents: you can make your classroom more interactive when using Kami as a collaborative tool.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

16. Institute for Race, Equity, and Social Justice

Program: 2020-2021 - Race, Equity and Social Justice

Audience: PK-12 teachers, School Building Administrators, School District Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/13/2021

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In order to fully prepare students to understand the complex challenges facing our society, we must deeply explore the roles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and the ways in which they impact teaching and learning in K-12 schools. In the Institute for Race, Equity, and Social Justice we examine the powerful intersect of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Frameworks, Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS), Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards while emphasizing NYSED's new policy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This is challenging and rewarding work. Together we will share our experiences and learn from one another to better understand our work. You will leave with new insight, new tools, and opportunities to plan forward.
During this Institute, you will:
-Explore practical strategies and reflect on your own equity journey and understand your lived experiences and how they have shaped your attitudes and beliefs.
-Consider the question, "Is my school/district an equitable school/district?” and identify evidence in support.
-Apply DEI lens when viewing school practices and policies, as you consider ways to make your school/district more equitable.
-Establish equitable and effective student-centered learning experiences that affirm cultural identities, elevate historically marginalized voices, and promote diverse and inclusive teaching and learning.
-Strengthen your capacity as an equity leader and consider ways to engage colleagues in this important work.
-Identify and remove obstacles that reduce student access, participation, and success.

This series is subsidized by TRLE Grant Free extension activities are TRLE-sponsored
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

17. Kami and Student Feedback

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2021

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Take advantage of the comment tools in Kami, to provide auditory and visual instruction and feedback to your students.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

18. Start a District eSports Program

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/11/2021

Have you been curious about what it takes to start and maintain a district esports program or club? You may need help in navigating all the possible considerations: from soliciting interest and recruiting students, to selecting appropriate games, to ensuring a supportive technical and facility infrastructure. There are many moving parts, whether you are interested in a middle school club or a competitive high school program. Join us for an information session on how to get started.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

19. UDL and Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: 2020-2021 - Race, Equity and Social Justice

Audience: PK-12 teachers, School Building Administrators, School District Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2021

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Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant

All teachers aim to provide students with enriching, responsive learning environments designed to meet the diverse needs of their students. However, many wonder how to most effectively remove barriers to learning while establishing classrooms that are culturally responsive and sustaining. During this session, participants will discuss overlaps between the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and culturally responsive teaching practices. Participants will discuss strategies that leverage the principles of UDL to support the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Attention will be paid to how to use UDL practices in blended learning environments.
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

20. Embedding Culturally Responsive Mentor Texts in Our Classrooms

Program: 2020-2021 - Race, Equity and Social Justice

Audience: PK-12 teachers, School Building Administrators, School District Administrators

Dates: 8/12/2021

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Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant

In order for our students to feel valued in our classrooms they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Our mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards into discussions of challenging issues with the students, looking for ways to make a change for peace and justice.
Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

21. Minecraft EDU Institute

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/13/2021 to 8/19/2021

Minecraft is known as a "blocky sandbox in a virtual world". The Education Edition provides teachers with additional features and safeguards for classroom use. This three part series presents teachers with skills to support students as they create and build within instructional worlds.
  • Session 1: The Why and What of Minecraft
  • Session 2: Understanding the in-world experience.
  • Session 3: Classroom mode; interact with your students while hosting multiplayer games.
    NOTE: Minecraft Education Edition is included in Microsoft A3/A5 district licensing. Participants should consult with their district administration to ensure proper access prior to registration.
    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.
  • 22. [PD Your Way] Reflect and Refine (Online)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/16/2021

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    Registrants will be invited to reflect on classroom management and routines, or a unit of study from the 2020/21 school year. Throughout this course, you will be presented with a research based series of prompts that will help you refine your practices and ensure technology tools being used help students meet their learning/classroom objectives. This course offers participants 1:1 coaching on your time. No appointment scheduling, no substitutes needed, no time away from your students. Each section is limited to 7 teachers.
    NOTE:
    This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on August 16, and participants have until August 27 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.
    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    23. PD Short: Blended Learning and the Social Emotional Connection

    Program: 2020-2021 - School Climate and Culture

    Dates: 8/16/2021

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    FREE Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    Through this learning experience, participants will acquire a foundation of knowledge about the relationship between academic performance and the development of social-emotional competencies and learn how it relates to student success academically and socially.
    Upon completion, participants will be able to:
    *Understand the significance of SEL in school and life.
    *Build a repository of blended learning resources, activities, and skills to bring back to their classroom, school, and learning community.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    24. Designing Future Ready Classrooms

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Dates: 8/16/2021

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    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    Students and teachers were forced out of their classrooms and schools during the Pandemic. "Pandemic teaching” describes what happened during this time as teachers worked to deliver their usual classroom instruction through unusual times with limited planning, experience, and access to resources. Across America, K-12 education went online overnight. What if things were different? What if we knew 6 months or a year earlier that this was going to happen? What if we had been given a chance to plan for teaching through a pandemic? What would we have done differently? Participants in this session will consider these questions and others as we reflect on "pandemic teaching”, explore blended learning models, and design "pandemic proof” future-ready classrooms.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    25. Future Ready Librarians: Leading From The Library

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Dates: 8/17/2021

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    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    In this session, participants will learn how to empower leadership for school librarians through innovative professional practice. Participants will explore the Future Ready Librarians Framework to consider ways to develop learner-centered libraries. Participants will connect their practice, program, and spaces by aligning with educational initiatives within their school buildings. By the end of this session, librarians will be prepared to start and sustain strategic conversations with school and district leaders.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    26. PD Short: Lesson Planning for the Blended Learning Classroom

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Dates: 8/17/2021

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    FREE Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    Effective lesson planning is vital to a successful implementation of instruction. With more experience in blended learning approaches, teachers can now use their new expertise to plan engaging lessons for future-ready classrooms. This PD Short will support teachers as they plan high-quality lessons in the blended learning environment.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    27. Blended Learning - It's the Future NOW!

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Dates: 8/18/2021

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    FREE Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    In our teaching lifetimes, there has never been a year like last year…and now, in our teaching lifetimes, there has never been a greater time to embrace and challenge what we learned. It's time to reflect on successes and challenge our teaching mindset so we embed the power of 21st century teaching it into our classrooms forever. BLENDED LEARNING is here to stay! In this session, teachers will explore the strategies, tools, learning structures, and support materials that make BLENDED LEARNING an energetic and powerful tool for students. Participants will share successful models, plans, programs, and online supports, along with assessment and grading routines.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    28. Assessing Student Work in Future Ready Classrooms

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Dates: 8/18/2021

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    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    K-12 teaching and learning has forever changed. In recent months, schools and classrooms clung to traditional classroom practices including assessments. What if instead of trying to recreate traditional assessments, we were tasked with creating something new? Using a blended learning model, participants in this session will explore summative performance-based assessment strategies (portfolios, projects, podcasts) and related rubrics to assess student learning.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    29. Promising Practices Virtual Edcamp

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 8/19/2021

    Be a part of an exciting learning experience!

    What is Promising Practices Edcamp? Edcamp is a powerful learning experience designed just for educators and those in the education field. You set the topics and the design of the conversations. Simply learn what you want to learn. There are no experts and no prepared sessions. Edcamp provides the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, share experiences, ask questions, discuss ideas, challenge your thinking, debate, communicate, and network!

    Where is Promising Practices Edcamp? Join from ANYWHERE! It's online and will be accessible through Zoom.

    How much does it cost? FREE! (free?) YES! Completely free! Receive virtual swag, discount coupons to attend PD Sessions, CTLE credits, raffles, and more!

    What's the catch? NO CATCH! We are as excited as you are! We can't wait to see you there!
    FREE Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    As we start school this fall, many things will look and feel different. Yet one thing that should remain the same is helping our students to feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are. Sharing mentor texts from various text types and genres can act as a bridge to discuss community building and new emotions that our students may be feeling. These texts can also aid educators in helping students to set goals for the year and celebrate who they are and what they bring to your classroom. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares new mentor text titles and corresponding ideas for beginning the year in a positive and meaningful way.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    31. Scaffold Strategies for ELLs

    Program: 2020-2021 - English Language Learners

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/24/2021

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    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    Most English Language Learners (ELLs) spend the majority of their day in fully-English speaking classrooms. It is critical for students learning English to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers and understand the message being conveyed. It is even more important, when students are experiencing a blended learning model, that ELLs are afforded equal access to instruction that supports language and academic development. Scaffolds are temporary frameworks put in place to give students a supportive learning environment, both in-person and virtual, while learning English. During this session, participants will learn several scaffolding strategies to ensure ELLs gain access to the curriculum.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    32. Family Math Night

    Program: 2020-2021 - Mathematics

    Audience: Teachers K-5, Math Teachers 6-8, Math Coaches, School Leaders

    Dates: 8/24/2021

    New
    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    Family Math Night is a great way to re-engage parents in understanding how their children can enjoy and learn mathematics, both in school and at home. During this session, participants will receive guidance in planning for a family/community math event at their school, including and not limited to planning the logistics for this school-based event and exploring a range of math content activities suitable, by grade level, for grades K-8.
    By the end of the session, participants will:


    • Be able to plan a school-based Family Math Night


    • Sample some engaging math activities for the event


    • Have templates to create a flyer, program for the event, and informational handouts for parents


    • Consider virtual and in-person, synchronous and asynchronous experiences for accessing Family Math Night

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    33. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Connection THURSDAY - for BOTH ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY ELL EDUCATORS - via Zoom ONLINE

    Program: 2021-2022 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Administrators, ENL Coordinators, ENL Teachers, Classroom/Content Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff

    Dates: 8/26/2021

    ELL Connection Thursday will provide educators of BOTH elementary-grade and secondary-grade ELLs the opportunity to connect, while adjusting to distance instruction. During this Zoom Conference Call, elementary and secondary grade educators of ELLs will share ideas and resources that they are using that are supportive of ELLs during home instruction. As a result of participation in this session, elementary and secondary grade educators will learn about what others are doing in support of ELLs as well as connect with educators from across the Hudson Valley region.

    Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom conference call information and agenda by noon on the day of this virtual meetup. We will be running another ELL Connection Thursday session on August 26, 2021. Interested participants will need to register for each session via MLP. Registration links can be accessed through the Events section of our website.

    Upon completion, registered participants will receive a link to a feedback form; completion of the feedback form will confirm your attendance for credit.

    This session and the associated chat will be recorded and will be made available in the HV RBERN Resources folder accessed through our website.

    Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    34. Personalized Learning in the School Library Program: Focus on Social Studies

    Program: 2020-2021 - Instructional Best Practices

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 8/27/2021

    New
    Free Professional Learning Session Supported by The Teaching Remote/Hybrid Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant
    In this session, participants will explore how the school library program includes a repository of resources curated to meet students where they are, and how librarians offer a selection of services to set up students for success in achieving academic outcomes. Libraries are safe, affirming spaces where students are welcome to create, explore, and deepen their knowledge using technology, maker materials, and personal connections in a flexible, accommodating space.
    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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

    35. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] 2021-2022 ENL Co-teaching and Collaboration Launch: Peekskill High School (FOR PEEKSKILL CSD ONLY) - via Zoom

    Program: 2021-2022 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Content/General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/31/2021

    Co-teaching teams from Peekskill High School will reunite with the Hudson Valley RBERN to prepare for effective co-teaching in the 2021-2022 school year. Co-teaching teams will review best practices and tools for collaboration while laying the groundwork for continued success as partners and collaborators.

    To access this workshop, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.