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1. Rose Institute Orton-Gillingham Virtually Mentored Practicum (2023-2024)

Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

Dates: 9/8/2023

The virtually mentored practicum will provide educators with direct support and supervision in implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach with their students. The cost for the virtually mentored practicum is $1,500. Graduate credit is available through Manhattanville College.

Prerequisite: Completion of Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1.

**There is no actual meeting on 9/8/2023; this is a yearlong practicum taking place in the participant's classroom.

2. New York Education Policy Leadership Program ( NY EPLP)

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 5/10/2024

Leadership Under Pressure: Navigating Change in Polarized Times Schedule of 2023-2024 Sessions

3. PPS and Special Education Leadership Surviving, Thriving and Reaping Professional and Personal Rewards

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Directors of PPs, Directors of Special Education and CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 5/7/2024

The series will provide a support network for new PPS & Special Education leaders to gain knowledge of general responsibilities, share strategies, and promote each other's success and longevity in these key leadership roles. Sessions will be designed around identified topics of interest and include time to network. All participants receive a complimentary coaching session as well as the option to take part in customized ongoing coaching sessions.

4. The Regional Forum for Elementary Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 5/16/2024

Join regional elementary principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting K-5 building leaders, such as: Services RTI/MTSS - Special Education Classifications ENL/ELL Legal Q & A Difficult Conversations NYSED Updates with Curriculum Health and Safety Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

5. The Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 5/13/2024

This yearlong forum offers assistant principals across grades K-12 the opportunity to cultivate a trusting, collaborative network where they can discuss effective administrative practices and experiences and provide support to fellow leaders with the goal of helping their communities, staff, and students succeed. The forum schedule allows for collegial networking, professional development from respected educators and speakers in the region and beyond, as well as EdCamp Style professional learning. Time spent within your own school level cohort will be provided within each forum session to focus specifically on the unique work within your role.

6. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 5

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 4/12/2024

New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 7. The Regional Forum for Secondary Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Middle School and High Principals

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 5/7/2024

    Join regional middle school and high school principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting secondary building leaders for the 2023-2024 school year. Special guest speakers are often brought in to discuss topics and time is created for leaders to listen and problem-solve together. There will be time on the agenda each session to breakout by level when necessary. All registered participants are added to role specific listservs.

    8. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade K Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/1/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    9. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/7/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 10. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/7/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 11. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 1/31/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    12. MASTERMIND

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 12/13/2023

    Surround yourself with peers across New York State who understand your role, are committed to sharpening their skill set, and want to innovate education! As part of this unique NYS Mastermind group participants will join a structured coaching program that can have a significant impact on their leadership and life. Mastermind is built to offer external feedback, help its members see what they cannot see, and offer multiple loops of feedback with helpful data that give leaders the chance to develop. NYS Mastermind cohort participants are invited to join one-hour virtual gatherings, on a biweekly basis throughout the year. It is facilitated and led by mastermind experts Jenn David-Lang and Mitch Center. This cohort, comprised of educational leaders from all of New York State, will immerse themselves in professional learning, strategy sharing, problem solving, coaching, feedback and support. All learning takes place within the one-hour, so there is no homework! The heavy lifting of the experience is carried by facilitators Jenn and Mitch, so that participants can engage and learn while managing the daily challenges of a school day. Mastermind groups are quickly becoming a movement that will revolutionize how school leaders are grown around the world!

    13. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 14. Curriculum Development for Stand-Alone ENL

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/21/2023 to 1/5/2024

    This professional learning workshop series is designed for K-12 ENL teachers who wish to create interdisciplinary curricular units for stand-alone ENL for entering and emerging students. Throughout this workshop series, participants will develop or enhance their understanding of principles of backward design to create instructional cycles that are grounded in big ideas and support English language development, literacy, and content learning (ELA, SS, Science, and Math). Participants will be guided by facilitators as they create interdisciplinary units of instruction aligned to the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards and the New Language Arts Progressions. In doing so, they will reinforce all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and metalinguistic) and provide ELLs/MLLs with requisite background knowledge to engage with the grade-level content they are expected to learn in their content-area classes. Following a workshop model, participants will work in teams to create instructional units which they will share with others, and as a result, they will be able to build a curriculum for stand-alone ENL over the course of the four sessions.
    The NY State Education Department will introduce new science tests in 2024 for Grade 5 and Grade 8 students, followed by new Regents Exams for Biology and Earth and Space Sciences in 2025, and for Chemistry and Physics in 2026. These exams will assess students' understanding of the P-12 NY State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). The Grade 8 test will cover grades 6, 7, and 8, while the Grade 5 test will cover grades 3, 4, and 5. To succeed in these exams and high school regents courses, students must have a K-12 science education aligned with NYSSLS.

    This workshop is designed to help administrators understand the changes brought by NYSSLS. It emphasizes a shift away from memorization of science facts and focuses on students using Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) to learn disciplinary content. Phenomenon-based learning, where students make sense of the natural world through observations and construct their own understanding, will be highlighted in NYSSLS-aligned lessons.

    Included will be:

    *The difference between NYSSLS pedagogy and the current 1996 NYS MST Science Standards.
    *The new expectations for curriculum, and instruction for teaching and learning.
    *Principles of phenomena-based instruction.
    *Engaging in activities during which participants will develop an awareness of the Standards' three dimensions and teaching approaches.
    *The importance of coherence through the SEP, DCI, and CCC progressions across the grade bands.
    *Review of the sample item clusters released by NYSED and discussion of the difference between assessments aligned with the three-dimensional pedagogy of the NYSSLS and traditional assessments.
    *Discussion about the required NYSED Intermediate-Level investigations for grades 6-8.

    16. Advanced Education Policy Leadership Program - Invitation Only

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Participants who have been chosen to participate in the program

    Dates: 9/21/2023

    Program Mission To engage state education policy program alumni in collaborating with peers across state lines to further enhance the knowledge and skills that support the development, adoption and implementation of public policies to improve educational opportunity for all. Program Goals 1. To advance to the strategic level the knowledge and skills acquired previously in state- level education policy programs. 2. To nurture and expand networking relationships among senior fellows across the Consortium states. 3. To increase awareness of, and engagement with, education policy initiatives, and implementation practices in the Consortium member states. 4. To enhance strategic leadership skills and develop the political sophistication necessary to successfully influence policy development, adoption, and implementation at the local, state and national levels. The actual dates are on the EPLP Calendar.

    17. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade K Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/21/2023 to 2/13/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 18. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/22/2023 to 2/5/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    19. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/22/2023 to 4/12/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 20. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    21. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/15/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 22. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/15/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 23. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 4/10/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    24. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 2/27/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 25. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade K Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 2/27/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 26. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Starting Today
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    27. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 9/28/2023

    Starting Today

    Goal Setting: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Set and discuss your professional goals for the school year with fellow LMS.

    School Library System Network Meetings are vital in LMS communication throughout the region. Network meeting participants: *Learn best practices from across the region *Connect work to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, AASL National School Library Standards, and advocacy *Serve as a spokesperson for your school's and/or district's needs *Secure additional resources for your school/district *Play a critical role in the overall effective operation of the School Library System

    Participants communicate information back to their schools and districts about: *New York State Standards, AASL National School Library Standards, and Empire State Information Fluency Continuum implementation *Research tools and tools to service special-needs and ELL students *Subscription databases and educational technology tools *Free resources to support classroom instruction

    28. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/16/2024

    ClosedStarting Today
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 29. SLS Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 9/28/2023

    Starting Today

    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; does long-range and short-range planning, and supports the Plan of Service by serving on a committee; evaluates the system's services; and approves the annual budget and the system's annual report.

    30. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 2/26/2024

    ClosedStarting Today
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 31. Think Tank: Education Technologists and Instructional Coaches

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: Education Technologists and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/16/2024

    Starting Today
    This Think Tank is a five part series of sessions that will focus on staying current with educational technology trends in the K-12 setting. Participants will help support each other as we review articles, share resources, and discuss how to keep current in an ever changing industry. (There is no fee for districts that participate in PNWBOCES Model Schools.)

    32. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 4/8/2024

    Starting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    33. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Starting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 34. Collegial Circle for Health Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    Starting Soon
    This collegial circle will focus on how health educators are in a unique position to have a profound impact on their students, colleagues, school culture, and community. As more school districts are focusing on social emotional learning, health educators can and should be seen and utilized as experts in this field. Participants will collaborate on lessons, share ideas and opinions about the current health curriculum, and imagine and plan for how their role can be expanded within their school, district, and community. The group will select topics that are timely and relevant. Group members will share concerns and challenges and problem-solve together.

    35. Collegial Circle for Reading Interventionists

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    Starting Soon
    During this collegial circle, reading interventionists will meet for a closer look at topics around work to support struggling readers of all ages. Discussions will center around a variety of professional texts, as well as participant driven topics of interest, need, and. Together we will explore teaching reading with a lens toward equity and cultural competence, supporting older students in a Tier 2 reading program, and using technology to enhance students' engagement and individualized instruction.

    36. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 4/12/2024

    ClosedStarting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    37. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level 2 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 2 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 10/2/2023

    Wait ListStarting Soon
    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 38. Collegial Circle for Science Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    Starting Soon
    Through this collegial circle, regional science leaders will continue to build a network as they delve into the P -12 New York State Science learning standards, have a forum for sharing ideas, resources, problems of practice, and pressing issues. The meeting agendas will be participant-driven and important to science education. This year, there will be a focus on unpacking, understanding, and planning for the adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). There will also be continued updates on the NYSSLS as we receive them from the New York State Education Department.

    39. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 4/17/2024

    Starting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 40. Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training- Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 1/9/2024

    Wait ListStarting Soon
    These sessions are for new administrators who have not been previously trained. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct Annual Professional Performance Reviews. This training meets SED regulation and prepares participants to objectively evaluate classroom lessons. The course provides resources and strategies for successfully collecting data from teachers and students. These sessions will include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning and will be presented in (4) 2-1/2-hour sessions. Office hours will be provided allowing us to customize you and /or your teams experience This workshop will introduce /review the 9 essential elements for teacher evaluation as per regulation. The workshop will be centered around the theme of moving from Compliance to Commitment Discussions and activities will be focused on ; Managing APPR Exploring elements and priorities of the Instructional framework /rubric Connecting the APPR to Learning Connecting it to professional growth ; Feedback- Compare "feedback” with "praise” and "criticism Crucial Conversations- Inter- Rater Reliability

    41. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTC (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    42. DASA: An Overview for Building Administrators and DASA Coordinators

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: DASA Coordinators, Principal, Assistant Principals

    Dates: 10/3/2023

    Starting Soon
    This workshop is designed to give administrators and DASA coordinators the legal overview of the DASA legislation necessary to meet all State requirements.
    When an ELL is struggling academically, educators may consider a referral for special education services. This is a complex process that requires careful examination of the intersection of multiple elements. During this workshop, participants will explore how second language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity, and educational environments play a part in student learning. We will also examine behaviors of language acquisition that mimic a disability, legal requirements, and exclusionary factors. This knowledge will help teams rule out external or systemic factors and plan for appropriate interventions and assessments.

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    44. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 4/17/2024

    Starting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 45. Ed Tech Academy: Communicating Electronically using Outlook365 -- 10/3/23

    Program: Ed Tech Academy

    Audience: PNWBOCES Staff

    Dates: 10/3/2023

    Starting Soon
    Join us to learn all the basics of Outlook365. This hands-on workshop will provide practical guidance to enhance your use of Outlook365. In our 45 minutes together, we will learn how to manage your in-box, schedule when an e-mail is sent, snooze messages, and more. No prior experience with Outlook365 is required.

    46. New Teacher Implementation K- 5 Orientation to SS/ELA (IN-PERSON)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA Teachers New to the Grade Level or Program

    Dates: 10/4/2023

    Starting Soon
    Join us for an opportunity to explore how best to utilize the SS/ELA Curriculum in your classroom. This offering is designed for K-5 teachers who are new to the curriculum or their grade level. This training is provided for free for participating districts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in diverse learning environments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

    47. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTB (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 10/4/2023 to 2/13/2024

    ClosedStarting Soon
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    48. Current Drug Trends

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 10/4/2023

    Starting Soon
    This training will focus on current drug trends that have recently emerged. Learn the most up to date information on new drug formulations, paraphernalia, and ways to keep students safe.

    49. HR BOOT CAMP

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 10/4/2023 to 4/18/2024

    Starting Soon
    HR Boot Camp: An In-Depth Program for Building Administrators and Supervisors 6 - 3 hour in-person sessions from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm This series assists building level administrators and supervisors by developing an in-depth understanding of human resources as it relates to their respective assignments as well as preparation for central office roles. Sessions address critical topics such as certification, recruitment, interviewing skills, selection and appointment, induction and orientation, contract negotiations, conducting investigations, employee discipline, conflict management and problem solving. The program also offers participants the opportunity to participate in an optional complimentary professional coaching session.

    50. Reconnect and Recharge With NYSAWA - Third Annual Event!

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Women School Leaders

    Dates: 10/4/2023

    ClosedStarting Soon
    Join Lower Hudson Valley NYSAWA (New York State Association for Women in Administration) for its annual kick-off-the-school-year networking event! Meet and talk with other leaders who support women in educational leadership roles; relax and celebrate a new school year in a beautiful venue on the beach! This event is sold out every year - sign up fast! NYSAWA is the largest organization of women school and district administrators in New York State. We are a grassroots organization of women and men from all levels of leadership in the state and beyond, dedicated to gender balance in the workplace. We seek equity, inclusion, tolerance, diversity, and fair treatment for all. Come celebrate the first month of school and network with administrator colleagues from around the region in a casual atmosphere. Refreshments provided. Registration fee: $65 members / $75 non-members

    51. Collegial Circle for Elementary Social Studies Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    The goal of this collegial circle is to create a professional learning community of elementary teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in the teaching and learning of social studies. The quarterly meetings will be shaped by members and exploring the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, ways to engage learners in conversations around current events and hard history, as well as literature to promote conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity.

    52. Collegial Circle for Secondary Social Studies Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    The focus of this collegial circle is for regional social studies leaders to continue building a strong network to explore and discuss the changes in curriculum and assessment, as well as the challenges social studies educators face in and out of the classroom. During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field and engage in collegial conversations driven by members.

    53. Collegial Circle for STEAM Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    Participants help to shape the agendas for these workshops. We will continue to arrange site visits to observe exemplary STEM and STEAM programs in different schools. Participants share resources, activities, and ideas. On occasion, a STEM vendor will host a meeting and share their product line and ideas for how various items can enhance programs at specific grade levels. We continue to support one another with strategies for starting and growing industry partnerships. Participants also keep one another up to date on STEM and STEAM events occurring in our region.

    54. NYS Recertification Lead Evaluator of Teacher Training- Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 12/7/2023

    Wait List
    These sessions are for administrators who have previously been trained. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified yearly through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct Annual Professional Performance Reviews.. The course provides resources and strategies for successfully collecting data from teachers and students. These sessions will include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. (Participants will need a device with internet connection, a camera, a keyboard, and a microphone). and will be presented in (2) 2-1/2-hour sessions. Office hours will be provided allowing us to customize your and /or your teams experience The focus of these workshops will allow participants the opportunity to Explore, Experience and Practice all aspects of the APPR process This workshop will review the 9 essential elements for teacher evaluation as per regulation. Discussions and activities will be focused on: Managing APPR Exploring elements and priorities of the Instructional framework /rubric Connecting APPR to Learning Connecting it to professional growth: Feedback- Compare "feedback” with "praise” and "criticism Crucial Conversations- build evaluators' capacity to have learning-focused conversations: delivering quality, meaningful useful feedback Inter- Rater Reliability

    55. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTC (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 4/12/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    56. Collegial Circle for World Language Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/8/2024

    During meetings of the World Language Collegial Circle, members explore topics of relevance and importance, State Education Department updates and the latest news from the field. The group addresses current trends and issues and enduring questions. The agendas are shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, Group members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach a variety of issues.

    57. Microsoft in a Google World: Advanced Level Sessions

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School Building and District Administrative Support Staff

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 11/2/2023

    A multi-session series for school building and district administrative support staff to level up your skillset with Google Workspace tools. Join expert trainers from Kiker Learning for this multi-session series focused on using both Microsoft and Google Tools for your daily office needs. All sessions will provide opportunities for real world application of learning, and time for one-on-one Q&A with the trainer. Session 1: Google Sheets Part I Add your logo or checkboxes Color-code tabs & data entries Space, split, or swap rows & columns Format currencies and validate email addresses Summarize data with charts & pivot tables Filter data in custom views Session 2: Google Sheets Part II Make calculations with formulas Freeze headings and add links Track changes or revert to an earlier version Get notified about changes to a spreadsheet Find and act on comments Email your collaborators Session 3: Google Forms Types of questions Presentation settings Document collection Section-based forms Website integration Developing automated certificates Session 4: Google Docs Smart Chips Building Blocks Bookmarking Integrating GWorkspace (Sheets/Video/Imaging) Watermark Notifications Mote/Extensions

    58. Science Education Book Club 23-24

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Science Teachers K-12

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Goals of the Book Club

    This book club will unpack the language and the pedagogy outlined and described in this book. We will discuss: planning for student engagement, talk as a tool for learning, making thinking visible through models, supporting changes in thinking, justifying claims in the science community, and more.

    You will meet in small and large groups on zoom to make sense of the teaching and learning changes as part of the vision of the NYS P-12 SLS!

    A copy of "Ambitious Science Teaching" by Mark Windschitl, Jessica Thompson, & Melissa Braaten must be purchased to participate.

    59. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/6/2023 to 4/9/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    60. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - HOW'S THE WEATHER UP THERE (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 10/6/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    61. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level 3 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 10/6/2023

    Wait List
    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 62. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - IT'S ALIVE (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 10/6/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    63. Navigating Youth Mental Health Services: What School's Need To Know

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/6/2023 to 6/4/2024

    Join us for a series of updates and Q & As with the Westchester County Children's SPOA Team including Tori Shaw, Program Coordinator for Children's Mental Health Services with the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.

    District representatives will learn about accessing services throughout Westchester's System of Care, including an overview of the Coordinated Children's Service Initiative (CCSI) and Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPOA). Throughout the yearlong series, participants will connect with colleagues from other districts, agencies, and organizations to enhance individual and community knowledge and capacity.

    Please note that this series will be 3 sessions, with the final session being determined by participant survey

  • Friday, Oct 6, 1-3 pm - In Person
  • Thursday, Feb 1, 9-11 am - Virtual
  • Thursday, May 9, 1-3 pm OR Tuesday, June 4, 1-3 pm - Virtual
  • 64. Achieving Literacy Gains for Students with Limited English (Online Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 10/10/2023

    Closed
    Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students that have limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content

    Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population.

    This 45-hour self-paced, online course will begin on October 10, 2023. Participants must complete the course by November 22, 2023.

    65. SCI21 ELS Investigation Preparation - CLOUD IN A BOTTLE (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/10/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ELS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    66. SCI21 ELS Investigation Preparation - WHAT'S IN THE BAG (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 10/10/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ELS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    67. Community Resource Event: Pathways to Success for Every Student!

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: District and building leaders, ENL teachers, registrar personnel, school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, school clinicians

    Dates: 10/10/2023

    Please join us for a special community resource event that is sponsored by educational stakeholders in the Lower Hudson Valley Region in partnership with local school districts. The goal of the event is to connect migrant families (and all families) to essential resources, support, and opportunities including educational tools, language assistance and community services (i.e. housing, health and legal). The event is designed for school professionals to establish connections with valuable resource providers and learn about programs and services, including educational tools, language assistance, and essential community services, all of which serve to benefit both migrant families as well as all families.

    68. Harvard University Leading Learning

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    Leading Learning is designed to help PNW BOCES school leaders develop the school structures, systems, supports, and culture that lead to excellent teaching and learning in every classroom, for every student. This program will run from October 11 through November 8, 2023. Module 1: Systems-Wide Alignment for Excellent Teaching and Learning Develop whole-school systems that align with your instructional vision to support all students Module 2: Creating a Strong Instructional & Caring Culture Create strong- date- and action- driven systems and structures focused on students' academic and character development. Module 3: Developing Your Teachers Design professional learning and leadership opportunities to develop teachers and improve teaching and learning. Module 4: Teaching & Learning Beyond the Classroom Navigate change in and around your school and empower your teams to meet students' evolving needs. Registration through MLP and HBS ONLINE must be completed by Wednesday, September 27, 2023

    69. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - ALL MIXED UP (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    70. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Administrators that are interested in learning more about Specially Designed Instruction and how it fits into how to lesson plans, IEPs, and implement SDI practices within instruction. This training will be in person with an asynchronous component.

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    This workshop is designed to further develop an administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.

    Administrators will be able to define SDI, recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education, identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting, and gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.

    There is an asynchronous component to this session that you will do at your own pace. It should take you no more than 3.5 hours to complete, beginning Monday, October 2, 2023 and must be completed by Sunday, October 15, 2023 by 11:59 pm. The mandatory in-person session will be held at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES on Wednesday, October 11th. A total of 5 CTLE credits will be give for completing the asynchronous portion of the workshop and attending the in-person session.

    Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2023, 11:59 pm
    Instructions Sent: Monday, October 2, 2023
    In-Person Session: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 9:00am to 11:00am
    Asynchronous Course Ends: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 11:59pm

    71. Supporting Students with Dyslexia in Your Learning Environment

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    Closed
    This workshop will address the needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language processing disorders in your learning environment. Participants will explore practical solutions to provide accommodations and strategies to engage students in synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

    72. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - COOL IT (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    73. Legal "Bites"

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 10/11/2023 to 3/13/2024

    This three-part workshop series provides participants with an update on trending topics with a specialized focus on current issues faced by regional school districts. Jay Girvin, Esq. will provide time for participants to ask questions about additional timely and relevant education law issues.

    74. Empowered Educator: Activate Your Why

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    Empowered Educator is a research-based program leveraging concepts of mindset, emotional intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience to shift the focus on the social-emotional wellbeing of the adults in schools. With this game-changing professional learning, participants will cultivate a culture full of compassion, awareness, and empathy. Participants can join individual sessions or the entire series.

    Activate Your Why: Connect to the reason you wanted to become an educator in the first place and then articulate why you teach now. Your mission, or your "why", will serve as a guidepost for all of your professional decision making.

    75. Promoting Compassion and Acceptance During Crisis

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 10/11/2023

    Anger is a natural reaction to crisis events, particularly when the events are violent in nature. This workshop will provide participants with alternatives to anger and methods to channel feelings appropriately. Designed for all school staff, including teachers, administrators, mental health providers, School Safety Officers, and paraprofessionals, who will learn techniques to manage their own feelings, in addition to, assisting children to understand the importance of treating all people with dignity. Take-aways include the ability to model compassion and acceptance.
    Participants will deepen their understanding of mindfulness, including the science behind it and why it works. They will explore how mindfulness techniques affect the brain and nervous system. They will explore and develop strategies and tools to explain the science of mindfulness to students which can result in improved self-regulation skills.

    77. SCI21 ELS Investigation Preparation - CIRCLE OF LIFE (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/12/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ELS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    78. Wilson: Just Words® (Virtual) Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 10/12/2023

    Closed
    Just Words® Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Just Words curriculum.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Just Words: phonics and word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Just Words Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Intervention Learning Community for Just Words (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the instructor Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a Just Words lesson completed with fidelity.
  • Identify which students may be appropriate for a Just Words class, and understand how to assess students' progress in the class by using Progress Checks at the beginning of each unit and Unit Tests at the end.


    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 79. SCI21 ELS Investigation Preparation - LIGHT IT UP! (1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 10/12/2023

    Closed

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ELS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    80. Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training - Cohort 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 10/12/2023 to 1/11/2024

    These sessions are for new administrators who have not been previously trained. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct Annual Professional Performance Reviews. This training meets SED regulation and prepares participants to objectively evaluate classroom lessons. The course provides resources and strategies for successfully collecting data from teachers and students. These sessions will include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning and will be presented in (4) 2-1/2-hour sessions. Office hours will be provided allowing us to customize you and /or your teams experience This workshop will introduce /review the 9 essential elements for teacher evaluation as per regulation. The workshop will be centered around the theme of moving from Compliance to Commitment Discussions and activities will be focused on ; Managing APPR Exploring elements and priorities of the Instructional framework /rubric Connecting the APPR to Learning Connecting it to professional growth ; Feedback- Compare "feedback” with "praise” and "criticism Crucial Conversations- Inter- Rater Reliability

    81. Assistant Principal Institute

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Assistant Principals

    Dates: 10/13/2023

    Gather with assistant principals from around the region for a day of learning, connections, inspiration, and fun. Hear from keynote speakers and collaborate with colleagues.

    82. Collegial Circle for Elementary ELA Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/13/2023 to 5/15/2024

    Through this collegial circle, regional literacy leaders will have the opportunity to learn, share, and grow around topics of interest and importance. Participants will have a forum for sharing resources and ideas, and a network for continuing conversation and learning between sessions. Sessions will include coffee talks around hot topics selected by participants, a learning piece around an article or text, and a sharing of district initiatives, processes, or challenges. Topics addressed will include strengthening Tier 1 instruction, access to culturally relevant texts, assessment practices, the science of reading, curriculum adoption and implementation, and literacy intervention programs and processes.
    Depression is prevalent, chronic, poses a significant public health threat in the United States and across the world and typically begins during childhood or adolescence (Anvenevoli et al., 2008; Kessler et al., 2012; Merikangas et al., 2010; NIMH, 2017). As frontline responders to mental health issues in schools, teachers and other school personnel are burdened with the consequences of depression and its impact on students. Youth with depression are more difficult to engage and are more likely to be unhappy at school (Blackorby & Cameto, 2004). They may be withdrawn, aggressive, and have poor peer and staff relationships (Blackorby & Cameto, 2004). As a result, these students may be tardy, have frequent visits to the nurse's office, refuse school, or be suspended or expelled (Blackorby & Cameto, 2004; (Gail Gall et al., 2000). Further, depression can impair concentration, increase irritability, prevent retention of information, and thereby significantly impair the learning process.

    Implementing Tier 1 universal push in prevention programs such as the Mind-Action Mood program (M&M Program; McGinn et al, 2019, 2023) to manage symptoms of sadness, anxiety and prevent their negative impact on functioning is critical. Utilizing elements of the M&M curriculum, this talk will educate participants on sadness, depression, and their impact on youth, and describe CBT techniques for depression to manage early symptoms of sadness and its impact on functioning.

    Learning Objectives:

  • Identify symptoms of sadness, depression, and their impact on functioning in youth.
  • Describe evidence-based CBT techniques used to manage sadness in youth.
  • Incorporate one CBT technique to manage sadness in youth in school settings.

    Zoom information will be sent to registrants via email prior to each meeting

  • 84. Advanced Threat Assessment Triage Team Training (Module B)

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 10/16/2023

    ** Pre-Requisite- Initial Threat Assessment Team Workshop (Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Training)** This training, provided in partnership with the FBI, is meant for established Threat Assessment triage teams using an evidenced-based model, such as the CSTAG. This training will review current best practices, highlight concerning behaviors, and involvement of county Threat Assessment Management teams, culminating with tabletop exercises involving local and regional case studies along with lessons learned.

    85. Evaluating Books and Classroom Collections for Bias - Online Course

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/15/2023

    How can we ensure the books that are in our schools through curriculum and collections represent a wide variety of perspectives, viewpoints, and experiences and are free of harmful bias?

    In this 15 hour course, participants will learn and discuss ways to incorporate new youth literature titles into their classrooms Participants will be able to effectively evaluate books individually and classroom collections/libraries to eliminate bias and create inclusive collections that accurately represent a number of experiences, views and perspectives.

    This course will begin on October 16, 2023 and end on November 17, 2023. The course includes three Zoom sessions on 10/25/23, 11/8/23, and 11/15/23 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM; participants are required to attend all Zoom sessions. An additional 12 hours of asynchronous coursework will be completed.

    86. Collegial Circle for Elementary Math Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/16/2024

    Wait List
    The goal of this collegial circle of elementary math teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in teaching and learning mathematics. The collegial circle will provide a forum for members to be informed and stimulated around elementary mathematics, and agendas for the meetings will be participant driven.

    87. Deeper Dive: PNW BOCES Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum K-2 (IN-PERSON)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA K-2 general education teachers, social studies/humanities department chairs

    Dates: 10/16/2023

    This deeper-dive workshop is designed for grade K-2 teachers who have prior experience working with the SS/ELA curriculum. The workshop will utilize SS/ELA grade-level curriculum material to highlight the important links between the Social Studies Framework, Next Generation ELA standards, and Enduring Understandings. Topics to be included will focus on utilizing the Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum to organize and deliver instruction in the classroom, prioritizing social studies instruction and measuring student growth. This in person workshop will help you design an organizational plan and provide space to discuss the successful implementation of social studies in your classroom.

    88. SCI21 Administrators Fall Briefing (AM)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 10/16/2023

    Science 21 holds brief meetings for administrators of our Science 21 participating districts twice a year. 

    The Fall meeting

    This session is intended for school or district administrators new to the SCI21 program or new to their role.

    This 2-hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of SCI21 and learn how curriculum changes will affect your district's schools.  This briefing will address the following topics: 

  • New York State Science Learning Standards overview
  • Curriculum and instructional changes incorporated into the program
  • Budget cycle
  • Submitting science kit orders and kit management
  • Kit and professional learning planning

    Sessions are scheduled for 2.5 hours to accommodate a question and answer opportunity at the end of each meeting.

    Note: these are half-day sessions from 8:30-11:00 (AM) or 12:00-2:30 (PM). No Fee.

  • 89. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: CPSE/CSE chairpersons, special education administrators, building principals

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/6/2023

    Wait List
    This training was developed to promote the recommendation and implementation of quality special education services for all students with disabilities. The modules contained within this training are intended to provide CPSE and CSE chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a chairperson that is consistent with State law and regulation. This training is intended to be delivered in-person or synchronously to address questions as they arise.

    The goals of this training are to provide CPSE/CSE Chairpersons with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to:
    -understand the special education process as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations;
    -perform specific responsibilities as Chairperson of the Committee;
    -develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and
    -identify strategies for the Committee to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student.

    This in-person workshop will take place over four weeks in October and November at Rockland BOCES.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023
    In-Person Sessions: Monday, October 16, 2023; Monday, October 23, 2023; Monday, October 30, 2023; and Monday, November 6, 2023 - all from 9:00am - 3:00pm

    90. Collegial Circle for Secondary English Language Arts Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/7/2024

    During meetings of the Secondary ELA Leaders Collegial Circle, participants explore topics of relevance and importance. The group addresses current trends and issues as well as enduring questions. The agendas are shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, such as The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework, writing assessment, departmental course offerings, elective programs, and promising new book titles. Group members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach a variety of issues.

    91. Collegial Circle for Secondary Mathematics Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/7/2024

    Through this collegial circle, members will have the opportunity to share issues, discuss concerns, hear how different schools and districts approach a variety of issues, and provide feedback to their peers on happenings in their districts. The agendas are member driven, shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, current trends and issues, and enduring questions. Additionally, members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues from around the region.

    92. Collegial Circle for Special Education Teacher Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 3/19/2024

    The focus of this collegial circle is to support the unique and challenging needs of being a special education teacher leader. Members will learn and grow from and with each other, as they seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools and districts approach a variety of issues.

    93. SCI21 Administrators Fall Briefing (PM)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 10/16/2023

    Science 21 holds brief meetings for administrators of our Science 21 participating districts twice a year. 

    The Fall meeting

    This session is intended for school or district administrators new to the SCI21 program or new to their role.

    This 2-hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of SCI21 and learn how curriculum changes will affect your district's schools.  This briefing will address the following topics: 

  • New York State Science Learning Standards overview
  • Curriculum and instructional changes incorporated into the program
  • Budget cycle
  • Submitting science kit orders and kit management
  • Kit and professional learning planning

    Sessions are scheduled for 2.5 hours to accommodate a question and answer opportunity at the end of each meeting.

    Note: these are half-day sessions from 8:30-11:00 (AM) or 12:00-2:30 (PM). No Fee.

  • 94. Co-Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach & Planning for Instruction at: SUFFERN CSD

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Co-teach pairs, special education teachers, general education teachers, related service professionals, administrators

    Dates: 10/17/2023

    New
    This training will help participants gain a foundational understanding of co-teaching as a service delivery model and the six models used to implement it. In New York state the co-teaching model is most often associated with the special education service integrated co-teaching. This model will be covered as well as the use of the co-teaching model among other service providers (e.g. English as a New Language [ENL] teachers, speech language pathologists etc.). Variations for use of the models will also be discussed throughout the training.

    In the afternoon: Planning for Instruction - Co-planning is critical to the success of this teaching structure.

    The purpose of this training is to provide foundational knowledge for the effectiveness of purposeful co-planning. In addition, participants will gain knowledge about options for co-planning and apply the information to co-plan a lesson for current or future use. Co-teaching can be applied in any situation when two teachers provide instruction together. It is highly recommended that co-teaching teams attend together, although the information provided will benefit individual teacher practice as well.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023, 11:59pm
    IN-PERSON SESSION AT SUFFERN CSD, 49 VIOLA ROAD, SUFFERN, NY 10901

    95. Assistive Technology Summit 2023: In Person at PNWBOCES

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Leaders

    Dates: 10/17/2023

    Join school professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of assistive technology. Learn about a wide-range of technology options that help individuals increase, improve, and maintain learning and functional capabilities. The day will feature 12 breakout sessions and a variety of vendors. (Specifics will be posted in September.) NYSCATE and PNWBOCES are excited to be partnering for this regional event which promises to boost your knowledge of assistive technology options.

    96. Assistive Technology Summit 2023: On-Line

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Leaders

    Dates: 10/17/2023

    Join school professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of assistive technology. Learn about a wide-range of technology options that help individuals increase, improve, and maintain learning and functional capabilities. The day will feature 6 breakout sessions of which you will be able to attend 3. (Specifics will be posted in September.) NYSCATE and PNWBOCES are excited to be partnering for this regional event which promises to boost your knowledge of assistive technology options.

    97. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - Cohort 2

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Educators of reading, spelling, and related language skills, general and education teachers, reading teachers, interventionists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Wait List
    LETRS is an empowering professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Educators in this program will benefit from:
  • Understanding the content and methodology of research-based, explicit, structured literacy instruction
  • Deep knowledge of the cognitive and language factors that shape student learning and of pedagogical detail
  • Information about how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

    The focus of Volume 1 is word recognition. Topics addressed include:
  • The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • The Speech Sounds of English
  • Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    **Participation in Volume 1 includes:
  • Four, full-day, synchronous workshops held via Zoom
  • 37-48 hours of asynchronous online coursework and reading
  • 10-15 hours of Bridge to Practice activities (application in a classroom)

    Registration includes participation in the four workshops, a Volume 1 manual, and a one-year subscription to the LETRS Suite. The LETRS Suite is where online coursework and reading will be completed.
  • 98. NYS Recertification Lead Evaluator of Teacher Training - Cohort 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 10/17/2023 to 10/19/2023

    Wait List
    These sessions are for administrators who have previously been trained. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified yearly through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct Annual Professional Performance Reviews.. The course provides resources and strategies for successfully collecting data from teachers and students. These sessions will include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. (Participants will need a device with internet connection, a camera, a keyboard, and a microphone). and will be presented in (2) 2-1/2-hour sessions. Office hours will be provided allowing us to customize your and /or your teams experience The focus of these workshops will allow participants the opportunity to Explore, Experience and Practice all aspects of the APPR process This workshop will review the 9 essential elements for teacher evaluation as per regulation. Discussions and activities will be focused on: Managing APPR Exploring elements and priorities of the Instructional framework /rubric Connecting APPR to Learning Connecting it to professional growth: Feedback- Compare "feedback” with "praise” and "criticism Crucial Conversations- build evaluators' capacity to have learning-focused conversations: delivering quality, meaningful useful feedback Inter- Rater Reliability

    99. Educational Office Professionals Lunch & Learn Office Skills

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Educational Office Professionals 

    Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/16/2024

    We are excited to again offer a lunch and learn series for office staff. Session 1: Time management and working smarter Session 2: Dealing with difficult individuals Session 3: Adapting to new leadership and managing up Session 4: Project planning and tracking using MS Excel or Google Sheets Session 5: Personal wellness Session 6: The changing role of the Educational Office Professional and steps that you can take to meet the challenge

    100. Collegial Circle for Computer Science Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/18/2023 to 3/4/2024

    As an outreach program of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, the goal of this collegial circle is to bring quality professional development and collaboration to all Computer Science teachers. In these sessions, computer science teachers will have an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas on focused topics, and focus their learning on computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate for all grade levels.

    101. **DATE CHANGE!!**Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, literacy/reading instructors, administrators, curriculum specialists, department heads.

    Dates: 10/18/2023 to 10/19/2023

    DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES, THE DATES HAVE SHIFTED ONE DAY!

    DAY 1 WILL NOW BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19TH IN SCHOOL SERVICES BUILDING
    DAY 2 IS NOW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH IN THE PROJECTS BUILDING

    THE TIME REMAINS THE SAME.

    Don't forget to rearrange your schedule.

    The Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading training was developed to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the science of reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency scores. The training will also provide context for the importance of equity in reading instruction. It is impossible to ignore the disproportionate impact on black and brown children and it is our responsibility as educators to effectively address this through equitable, research-based practices. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective current practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective.

    Participants are asked to bring a sample of a rigorous, grade-level text to use to practice designing instruction that is aligned with the Science of Reading.

    **This will be a 2-day training over two consecutive mornings.**

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 12, 2023
    In-Person Sessions: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 and Thursday, October 19, 2023, both from 9:00am - 1:00pm