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1. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

Dates: 8/19/2019 to 8/21/2019

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This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.

Topics include:
  • Reading research
  • Basic principles of language structure
  • How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Review and reinforcement
  • Program implementation
  • Student placement, progress and monitoring
  • Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

    This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.
    Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com
    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.
  • 2. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 8/21/2019

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    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    3. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session A (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 8/21/2019 to 3/2/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    4. New School Building Leader Mentorship Program

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: New School Building Leaders

    Dates: 8/23/2019 to 3/5/2020

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    The Center for Educational Leadership is proud to present a yearlong mentoring cohort for school building leaders that assists in developing their leadership skills and supporting them in a new role or district. Designed for principals and assistant principals in their first three years of leadership or in their first year in a new district, this program combines standards-based regional learning experiences with the benefit of personalized one-on-one support through onsite visits by an experienced mentor. In addition to pairing leaders with a mentor who will customize their support for each mentee's particular needs, participants will also take part in network meetings of new school building leaders to share experiences and resources. Participants in this program will engage in 4 regional learning sessions geared toward building leadership capacity in:

    • Ethics and professional norms

    • Learning and instruction

    • Community and external leadership

    • Equity, inclusiveness, and cultural responsiveness

    5. Grade 3, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS 1 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 8/26/2019 to 3/6/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    6. Assessment Training - WMLS III

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/27/2019

    In this interactive professional learning course, participants will engage in hands-on experiences, utilizing Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey III resources. Participants will take part in activities aimed at building a deeper understanding of how to administer, score, and interpret the WMLS III. Upon completion the training session on the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey III, participants will begin to be able to: 1.Summarize the primary uses of the WMLS III 2.Administer and score the WMLS III according to standardized procedures 3.Interpret the results of a WMLS III assessment 4.Access the key features of the WMLS III scoring and reporting system All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training session. In addition, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES maintains responsibility for the program. School Psychologists will receive 5 professional development credits for the day. Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    7. Assessment Training - Bateria IV Cognitive Tests

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/28/2019

    In this interactive professional learning course, participants will engage in hands-on experiences, utilizing Batería IV resources. Participants will take part in activities aimed at building a deeper understanding of how to administer, score, and interpret the Batería IV Cognitive. Learning Objectives: Upon completion the training session on the Batería IV-Cog, participants will begin to be able to




    •Summarize the primary uses of the Batería IV-Cog




    •Administer and score the Batería IV-cog according to standardized procedures




    •Interpret the results of a Batería IV-Cog assessment




    •Access the key features of the Batería IV-Cog scoring and reporting system.

    All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training session.

    In addition, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES maintains responsibility for the program.School Psychologists will receive 5 professional development credits for the day.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    8. Assessment Training-Batería IV Achievement Tests

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/29/2019

    In this interactive professional learning course, participants will engage in hands-on experiences, utilizing Batería IV resources. Participants will take part in activities aimed at building a deeper understanding of how to administer, score, and interpret the Batería IV-Achievement. Learning Objectives: Upon completion the training session on the Batería IV-Ach, participants will begin to be able to


    •Summarize the primary uses of the Batería IV-Ach


    •Administer and score the Batería IV-Ach according to standardized procedures


    •Interpret the results of a Batería IV-Ach assessment


    •Access the key features of the Batería IV-Ach scoring and reporting system All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training session. In addition, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES maintains responsibility for the program.School Psychologists will receive 5 professional development credits for the day. Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    9. Rose Institute Orton-Gillingham Practicum

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    This practicum will provide the teacher with direct support and supervision in implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach with their students. It will include 5 observations during the school year.

    Prerequisite - Completion of Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 1: Orton-Gillingham Pathway

    Graduate credit available through Manhattanville College.

    **There is no actual meeting on 9/09/2019; this is an ongoing practicum course from September to June.

    10. Grade 2, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 1/22/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    11. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session B (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 3/3/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    12. NEW School Rules Leadership Institute

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders of all roles

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/11/2019

    The NEW School Rules Leadership Institute (NSRLI) will be designed for education leaders who want to improve how their teams collaborate, make decisions, and achieve their goals. Based on the anchor text the Council has been studying this year, the Institute will provide an opportunity to learn directly from author Anthony Kim and colleague Gabby Hewitt regarding change management, organizational design, and leadership. At the conclusion the two-day Institute, participants will have gained:
    - A deeper understanding of elements of organizational design, change management, and how the six rules from the text come together to support school/district community growth
    - A clear assessment of the areas that teams excel in to serve as a resource and need support with in order to be more effective and responsive
    - An opportunity to delve into self-assessments, readings, reflections, experiments, and workouts to deeply understand and practice each rule
    - A chance to create plans to implement elements of the rules with teams and buildings/districts to make lasting change.

    13. Extra Classroom Activity Accounting

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Central Treasurers, Advisors, Business Administrators

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    A well-run Extra Classroom operation requires all parties involved to be aware of all rules and regulations set forth by NYSED. We will review in detail the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Board of Education, administrators, advisors, students and the central treasurer.

    14. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session E (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/11/2019 to 3/6/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    15. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session F (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/12/2019 to 3/9/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.
    Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities

    Inter-agency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living.

    Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies.

    Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community.

    Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school.

    Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning.

    17. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/16/2019

    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    18. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session C (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 3/4/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    19. Grade K, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 1/6/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    20. Wilson ® Level II: Advanced Strategies for Group MSL Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: WRS Level I Certified teachers

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 9/18/2019

    This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA for an additional fee. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals
  • Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus
  • Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction
  • Incorporate effective strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction

    Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification and bachelor's degree in education or a related field Participants should bring the proper kit and materials to the workshop.
  • 21. Forces of Influence: Relationship Pushes, Pulls, Shoves, and Nudges

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders who want to further their understanding of building and sustaining relationships

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 10/17/2019

    Relationship building is never a one-way street. How we interact with others, and the forces of influence that get put into practice, determine how the relationship will be built and how it will be sustained. While there are no bad forces to put into practice, certain situations call for different responses.

    In this workshop, participants will explore the key foundations to build and sustain relationships, and will identify, discuss, and role-play with the various Forces of Influence.

    22. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session D (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 3/5/2020

    Closed
    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    23. Leading Workshop Conferences and Small Groups with Traction and Accountability

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers grades K - 5, co-teachers, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    Conferring and small group work is limited and precious, so we always need to make the most of our teaching time! We will be sharing several unique strategies to lift the level of your teaching in both conferences and small groups. You will have an opportunity to think carefully about all aspects to fine-tune your planning and teaching structure, as well as create tools/modifications to support students in working independently long after your group work is over.

    24. Tech Tuesday: Seek and Share -- September -- Social Media (focus on Middle School)

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Middle School Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    Join us to discuss the use of social media with a focus on topics related to Middle School students. This workshop is structured to allow participants to learn about the topic, share what they know, reflect on their practice, and plan for future lessons. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

    25. What Educators Need to Know to Support ELLs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    How long does it take for a student who is an English learner to learn English? Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding about what students at varying levels of proficiency are able to do and what scaffolds and supports educators can provide to make the instruction accessible to ELLs.

    This workshop will include an overview of the ELL identification process and will consider such ELL-related student factors as social-emotional needs, prior educational experiences (or lack thereof), and parental engagement.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    26. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 9/19/2019

    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    27. Fountas and Pinnell Introduction to Readers' Workshop (Grades 3-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General education teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 9/19/2019

    This two-day introductory workshop provides professional development around the structure of reading workshop and the opportunities it offers to scaffold student learning through whole-group, small-group, and individual learning experiences.

    Participants will learn how to plan mini-lessons focused on literacy content, strategic actions for processing texts, and classroom management, using The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum and student assessment data.

    Discussion will take place around conferring in reading workshop, responding to reading through talk and writing, and building a community of active, engaged readers.

    28. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session G (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 3/10/2020

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    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    29. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5th

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 3/10/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    30. Reunifcation Workshop

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Audience: Administrators, Emergency Response Team Members and other interested staff

    Dates: 9/19/2019

    This day long course will provide an overview of the Reunification Process and elements of the Standard Reunification Method developed by the I Love U Guys Foundation and will be presented with additions made specifically for schools in NYS. Participants will be given instruction on the theory, process, and execution of reunification after an incident with tips and tricks for both on and off campus sites. Participants will also be given action steps to begin this process in their own school districts.

    31. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session H (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/19/2019 to 3/11/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    32. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 6th

    Dates: 9/19/2019 to 3/11/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    33. Grade 1, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/20/2019 to 1/7/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    34. Grade 3, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS2 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/20/2019 to 3/9/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    35. Integrated Social Studies/ELA Implementation Training for New Teachers Grades K-8

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/20/2019

    If you are new to the Integrated Social Studies/ELA Curriculum or your grade level, please join us for an orientation and introduction to the curriculum and its extensive array of resources. Districts who have subscribed for the 2019-2020 school year can send two teachers per grade level to this full-day training. (Additional staff can attend for a fee of $91.00 per participant)

    Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principals, lesson plans, resources, and assessments. 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.

    36. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/23/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 2. The Fundations Level 2 workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 2 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level.

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 2, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy.


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

  • 37. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session I (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/12/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    38. Transition Specialist Network (TSN) - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 9/23/2019

    The Transition Specialist Network (TSN)is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. Each session includes networking time to connect with other leaders in transition, timely and pertinent updates, and learning sessions on topics requested by the group. Meeting topics will be announced following the first gathering on Sept. 23.

    TSN dates are:
    Sept. 23, 2019
    Dec. 2, 2019
    Feb. 5, 2020
    Mar. 31, 2020
    June 4, 2020

    All sessions will be held at PNW BOCES from 9 am - 12 pm. Please sign up for each meeting separately.

    39. Think Tank: Building Leaders

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Building Leaders

    Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/27/2020

    This Think Tank is a series of 4 meetings that will focus on exploring techniques to support technology for use in teaching and learning. Topics will be determined by the group and may include how to infuse technology in faculty meeting presentations, what to look for during classroom observations in regard to technology, and best practices for using technology for communication. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

    40. Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Enhanced Classroom Climate and Community Resilience

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 12/10/2019

    This workshop series is designed to complement and enhance other initiatives that are already underway in our schools and communities. We invite you to learn and grow with us to better understand what mindfulness is and how it can be implemented in your schools. Enhancing self-awareness, self-management and social awareness have tremendous implication for individual growth, organizational health and community resilience. Participants can expect to learn and/or deepen their knowledge around definitions of mindfulness, the science behind mindfulness as it relates to the stress response in our brains and bodies and best practices for implementation of work that supports learning, memory, focus and attention. We will review core mindful principles and practices of awareness of the breath and the body, visit relevant research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness and spend time engaging in practice to include listening and speaking in order to optimize communication with self and others. Upon completing registration, participants will be forwarded the registration information to participate in Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Essentials online courses offered through Mindful Schools. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#0127), and the NYSED's State Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#LMHC-0117). Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    41. Fundations® Level 3

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 3. The Fundations Level 3 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 3 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $249 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER-aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp.
  • 42. Grade 2, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 1/21/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    43. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session J (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 3/13/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    44. Preventing Workplace Harassment & Title IX Officers/Coordinators Training - PART 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Title IX Officers/Coordinators and District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Preventing Workplace Harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination create unhealthy and unproductive school environments. Training and education are the best protection against potential litigation. In this session designed specifically for Title IX Officers/Coordinators, participants will gain a clear understanding of the legal definition of harassment, the new NYS guidelines, and prevention strategies. They will also learn how to respond when an employee or student makes a harassment claim, and the steps involved in conducting a comprehensive investigation

    45. RtI Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: RtI leaders and coordinators

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 5/20/2020

    Join us for the inaugural gathering of the RtI Leaders Collegial Circle. Teachers and leaders in RtI coordination roles (ex. RtI coordinators, RtI facilitators, principals, and assistant principals) are invited to join the group to build a cross-district network of RtI leaders and to share successes and challenges of implementing RtI in grades K-12. Collegial circle members will be meeting for four half-day sessions throughout the year. At the initial meeting, members will collaboratively build an agenda for the year of learning together. Some topics for potential exploration are:
    - Coordination of Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions
    - Communicating with families about RtI
    - Effectively documenting student progress
    - Data-based decision making
    - Culturally-responsive RtI
    - Best practices in relevant content areas.

    46. Regional ENL Forum - NYSESLAT Data

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Participants will deconstruct NYSESLAT data through the four modalities, and practice strategies for NYSESLAT data analyzation in order to convert raw NYSESLAT data to useable formats and determine their ELLs' proficiency levels in reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    47. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary administrators, teachers, math specialists, coaches, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 5/14/2020

    If you want to play a leadership role in your school and stay current with curriculum and practices in the teaching and learning of elementary mathematics, join the Elementary Math Leadership group!

    The goal of this professional learning community of elementary math teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in teaching and learning mathematics.

    The Elementary Math Leaders group is comprised of math lead teachers, math specialists, coaches, classroom teachers, and district math coordinators who have a math leadership role in their schools. The workshop series will be held during five half days and will provide a forum for participants to be informed and stimulated in the area of elementary math. The leaders play an active and integral role in the design of the meetings and topics of study are generated by both the facilitator and members.

    A listserv is maintained by the facilitator which affords the opportunity for ongoing communication among the participants.

    48. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 1/22/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    49. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4th

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 3/6/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    50. Wilson: Just Words®

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 9/26/2019

    Wilson's Just Words® is a highly explicit, multi-sensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention, but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Just Words curriculum.

    Workshop Topics:

  • Understanding word structure
  • Student identification and placement
  • Program and unit structure and implementation
  • Hit the ground running: An in-depth review of Unit 1, measuring student progress, and Just Words InterActivities (an interactive whiteboard application).

    Participants should bring their manual and kit materials. Kits are not provided during the workshop.
    PNW BOCES is a Wilson Accredited Partner.
  • 51. Yale EI RULER - Cohort 3

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 9/26/2019

    This program is solely for those district team members whose district has contracted to be participants in the Yale EI RULER - Cohort 3. Although, we have a list of participants, this program is being advertised on MLP to ensure you can calculate your hours. You will need to register for each session throughout the program, as team members occasionally change during the year. This session is a 2-day session and will only require one registration for both dates.

    52. Math Chairs Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Mathematics teachers and special educators of grades 6 through high school, curriculum leaders, coaches, mentors, chairpersons, and supervisors and administrators K-12

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 6/5/2020

    During Math Chairs meetings, members will have the opportunity to share issues, discuss concerns, and provide feedback on happenings in their districts.

    Participants will have four meetings during the school year to discuss the following (and more):
    -State Education updates
    -The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and timeline across grade levels and courses
    -Assessments and their implications for students
    -Current practices that influence learning
    -Regents exam analyses.

    Come join the group and add to our combined knowledge and skill base.

    53. Marc Brackett Book Signing - Permission to Feel

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 9/25/2019

    Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES is proud to present an exclusive reception with Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to celebrate the release of his new and inspiring book, Permission to Feel. "My uncle was the first person to ask me that simple, yet profound question, "How are you feeling?' and then listen to what I shared without judgment." - Marc Brackett Emotions matter. Permission to Feel, is Marc's story, detailing the influences in his childhood and the culmination of his development of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning. Marc has spent over 25 years studying emotions and emotional intelligence, published more than 125 scholarly papers on his findings, and brought RULER to more than 2,000 schools across the globe. Join us for an intimate book signing event with Marc as he shares his personal journey, the history of RULER, and the skills and strategies needed for everyone to be an emotion scientist. All attendees will receive a signed copy of Marc's book, Permission to Feel. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Seating for this event is limited.

    54. Developing Artistically Literate Students: What the 2017 New York State Arts Standards Mean for Arts Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-12 arts teachers, arts coordinators

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/13/2020

    During this workshop, teachers will explore how the 2017 New York State Learning Standards in the Arts are designed to develop artistically literate students and citizens. We will explore the philosophical foundation for the new standards and what they mean for curriculum development, as well as instruction and assessment in the arts classroom. We will explore several different approaches to assessment and how these can be tailored to align to the standards and meet the unique challenges of an arts learning environment. Participants will learn how to navigate the resource documents provided by NYSED and will either develop a new unit or revise an existing unit to align with the 2017 standards.

    Through completing this learning series, participants will have:
    - Explored the concept of an artistically literate citizen and how it informs the philosophical foundation for the 2017 NYS Arts Standards
    - Gained familiarity with the structure and content of the 2017 NYS Arts Standards and Resource documents
    - Explored a variety of approaches to formative and summative assessment in the arts
    - Learned a process for aligning a unit to the new standards and either develop a new unit or modify a current unit.

    55. Grade 1, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/29/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    56. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/23/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    57. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    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 offered five times per school year and are vital in LMS communication throughout the region.

    Network meeting participants: *Learn best practices from across the region *Provide feedback on a school library program problem of practice using a defined protocol *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

    The PNW BOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:30 am-10:30 am *Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm *Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Friday, June 5, 2020, 8:30 am-10:30 am

    Meeting participants will be able to use the Professional Library space for additional networking before and after network meetings.

    58. Library Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    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.

    The PNW BOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598: *Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10:30 am-12:00 pm *Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm *Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:30 am-10:00 am (preceding network meeting) *Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    This program will include an overview of Incident Command System (ICS) followed by a walk-through of ICS for non-emergency situations. We will examine real world school specific events and discuss how ICS can be used to manage this effectively.

    60. Assistive Tech: TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC September 2019

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    Join us as we explore ways to improve student outcomes and support each other through the exploration of strategies, including technology, within school based OT and PT therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments. The conference room is available starting at 1 PM for lunch and networking.

    61. Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Assistant Principals

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 5/27/2020

    This forum offers assistant principals the opportunity to cultivate a trusted, collaborative network where they can discuss effective administrative practices and experiences and provide support to fellow leaders with the goal of helping students succeed.

    62. Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohorts

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, literacy volunteers, teacher assistants

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    The WRS® Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year via Skype, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the Web Practicum certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified.
    WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component, teacher/student observations, and the required teacher/student practicum. Observations will be conducted via Skype.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit. Kits must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 13, 2019. This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    PLEASE NOTE: A Jump Start session will be provided 9/27/19 from 8am-2pm. This meeting it not mandatory for participants. Participants will be introduced to their trainers by email on September 25 and can choose not to attend this event.

    63. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary world language teachers and administrators supporting the world languages

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 5/15/2020

    Let's discuss FLES. This collegial circle will focus on the specific needs of elementary world language teachers. The meetings will help to build a community of local teachers who will collaborate, share, and discuss best practices from their early language classrooms. Three meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics such as curriculum development, student-centered activities, comprehensible input, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. A special guest presenter and ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Aubrey, will be joining us for one of the full-day workshops. We will tap into her expertise with early language learners and collaborate to enhance our FLES practice.

    There will also be a listserv fostering communication and collaboration among FLES teachers in the group.

    In addition, we plan to host a site visit to a local FLES program during which we can help plan, execute, and debrief a live lesson.

    64. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session C (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 1/24/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    65. Grade 3, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND 2 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 3/5/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    66. Best Practices for Clinicians - Kick off- SOCIAL JUSTICE & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    The Guidance & Child Study Center (GCSC) exists to ensure pathways to success for every student, with a focus on improving school, community and lifelong outcomes of students who are the most vulnerable and students who have been marginalized by our society. This includes but is not limited to: students with mental health challenges, students with disabilities, students of color, students who are ELL, and students who are immigrants and refugees and students who are LGBTQIA. Therefore, the GCSC has decided to collapse past forums (Best Practice for Psychologists/Speech Forum and Regional Social Worker Forums) into one (i.e., Best Practice for Clinicians) to better meet our goals while minimizing the silos and encouraging collaboration under the overarching umbrella of Social Justice. We would like everyone to join us in our first ANNUAL "Clinical Kick-Off Event" We will highlight the wonderful work of the clinical staff, and their various capacity of practice, as well as provide everyone the opportunity to network, and benefit from-presentations focused on Social Justice & Family Engagement. Please join Us! Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    67. Assistive Tech: Assistive Technology Forum September 2019

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Technologists

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. (Please consider joining us for informal discussion/lunch from 1:00-1:30.)

    68. Living History - Historical Expeditions: History, Culture and Literature of San Francisco

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 9/29/2019 to 9/30/2019

    San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Assisi a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi. The Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco's status as the West Coast's largest city peaked between 1870 and 1900, when around 25% of California's population resided in the city proper. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. It then became the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, significant immigration, liberalizing attitudes, along with the rise of the "hippie" counterculture, the Sexual Revolution, the Peace Movement growing from opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States.

    This course will explore the history, culture and literature of this amazing city. Tours will include Alcatraz and several historic districts in the city. Participants are required to purchase airline tickets and hotel reservations on their own. They are also responsible for all tour, meal and travel costs while in San Francisco.

    Deadline: 5/3/19

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • An add'l NON-REFUNDABLE $250.00 FEE will be collected by R. Buccheri to pay for guided tours of San Francisco sites.

    This fee has to be paid to Rob Buccheri within two weeks of signing up (All tours must be set up and paid for in advance)

    Participants will be able to:

  • discuss the culture, history and literature of San Francisco
  • identify geographical features of San Francisco Bay and the surrounding area
  • explore the architecture of San Francisco
  • 69. Grade K, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/1/2019 to 2/10/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    70. Fountas and Pinnell: Guided Reading - Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Pre K-8 teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    In this workshop, participants will explore the components of a comprehensive literacy system and learn how guided reading fits within this context. Teachers will explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the components of a guided reading lesson and will build an understanding of responsive teaching throughout each component. They will also learn how to use high-quality texts to support responsive teaching. Participants will explore the use of systematic observation and assessment to form groups and inform instruction.


    During this session, participants will:

  • Gain an overview of the components of a comprehensive literacy system as described in Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, independent reading, book clubs, and guided reading.
  • Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning.
  • Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
  • Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond, and about the text.
  • Analyze leveled books to better understand the F&P Text Level Gradient and how to match books to readers.
  • Learn how assessment and running records, as well as anecdotal evidence, help inform our instruction in guided reading.
  • 71. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 1/27/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    72. Grade 3, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND 1 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 3/2/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    73. Leading a Developmentally-Responsive Middle School in the 21st Century

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Middle School Leaders

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    This session is designed to engage middle school principals in a discussion about the developmental changes and unique needs of the young adolescent, as well as the current challenges (school safety, digital learning) facing middle school leaders and their staff. Presenters provide an overview of the research on the period of early adolescence and how middle schools have been designed to be developmentally responsive.

    74. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators who will serve as lead evaluators for the first time in 2019-2020

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 12/3/2019

    The goal of this workshop series is to inspire lead evaluators to support teacher and student growth through the required state evaluation system while reflecting on the skills, concepts, dispositions, and behaviors of highly effective lead evaluators.

    The emphasis of the series will be on the change process, current research on growth-producing feedback, development of Student Learning Objectives, inter-rater reliability, and considerations for observing classrooms with students with disabilities and English as a New Language students. This series allows a district to certify participants (required in APPR plans) as lead evaluators prior to completing teacher evaluations.

    75. Regional Institute for School Business Leaders

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School Business Leaders

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    Explore the multi-faceted role of the school business leader. This offering is a customized learning experience aimed at the professional and personal growth of regional school business leaders. Panel and workshop topics include:
    • Long range facilities planning for the 21st Century
    • Facilities and transportation directors: building a partnership with business leaders through support and collaboration
    • Setting up accounting for capital projects and new state procedures
    • Accessing aid for STAC and ESY planning
    • Coordinating a successful school lunch program
    • Motivating staff to embrace the mission

    76. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 77. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/28/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    78. Grade K, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/29/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    79. What Leaders Do to Build a Strong Adult Professional Culture

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/7/2020

    A strong Adult Professional Culture (APC) is key to building effective teams and creating an atmosphere of support and collegiality in our schools. Research shows that solid norms of behavior between adults actually impacts and improves student results. Research also shows that it all begins with TRUST. So how do successful leaders create a foundation of trust? What do they do in everyday behavior that results in it? And how, in turn, do their actions strengthen culture and lead to trust among colleagues? In this workshop, participants explore these questions, develop tools to self-assess, and learn tips, techniques, and strategies to take their leadership and team-building skills to the next level. Topics include:
    • Interpersonal skills that build trust
    • Fostering open and honest communication when dealing with conflict
    • Nurturing joint responsibility for student results
    • Vulnerability and risk-taking
    • Creating an atmosphere of appreciation and recognition

    80. Science Coordinators Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Middle and high school teachers, and district administrators for science and technology

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 4/27/2020

    The goals of this year's meetings are to continue building the network of science leaders throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region, delve into the P-12 New York State Science Learning Standards, and explore and discuss any topics of interest to the group.

    Four meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics, as well as perennial favorites. Participants will be contacted in advance for input towards the discussion topics of each meeting, and will be able to communicate with the facilitator and other participants using the science coordinators listserv/Google Group.

    We look forward to contacting experts when appropriate to assist our group.

    This year there will be a particular focus on unpacking, understanding, and planning for implementation of the adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). There will also be continued updates on the NYSSLS as we receive them from NYSED.

    Member-generated agenda items have included the following:
    -APPR/SLOs
    -Curriculum mapping
    -AP enrollment
    -Latest technology for science classrooms
    -State Education Department updates
    -Potential grant funding
    -Science competitions (local/regional/national)
    -New course offerings
    -Industry internships/awards/visitations
    -Scholarships
    -Teacher mentoring
    -STANYS.

    81. High School Leaders: Fall Law Update

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: High School Principals

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    Join the PNW High School Principals Association for a legal update designed specifically around high school issues. Attorneys David Shaw and Beth Sims of Shaw, Perelson, May, and Lambert, LLP. will be the presenters. In advance of this event, participants will be invited to share questions and topics of interest with the attorneys so that the evening can be tailored to the specific needs of the attendees. Principals are encouraged to bring their assistant principals. In addition to being highly informative, the event will provide a great opportunity to network with other area high school administrators. A sit-down dinner will be provided by the PNW High School Principals Association at Peter Pratts Inn in Yorktown Heights. Member only registration.

    82. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 1 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 1. The Fundations Level 1 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 1 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 1, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 83. Grade K, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/4/2019 to 1/30/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    84. Social Studies K-12 Administrative Briefing

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Administrators, social studies department chairs, and lead teachers

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    With the New York State Social Studies Framework now firmly in place, districts have begun to grapple with the curriculum and instructional shifts (K-12) required in order to prepare students for the new Regents assessments at the commencement level.

    Join us for a morning of updates and inquiry as we:
    - Explore the most recent information from NYSED, share best practices for making instructional shifts K-12
    - Learn about regional opportunities for teachers and administrators to continue the work
    - Review how the SS/ELA curriculum continues to evolve to meet the needs of K-8 teachers across NY State.

    85. STEM/STEAM Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and administrators serving in informal or formal STEM/STEAM leadership roles

    Dates: 10/4/2019 to 5/4/2020

    Let's talk about STEM and STEAM.

    This collegial circle group is comprised of informal and formal STEM and STEAM Leaders. Informal leaders include classroom teachers from every grade level as well as coaches with a passion for mathematics, science, and the applied arts, which includes engineering and career and technical education (CTE). Formal leaders include district and building leaders who have a science, mathematics, or CTE leadership role in their school(s).

    The goals of this year's meetings are to continue growing the network of STEM and STEAM leaders throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region and to explore and discuss any and all topics of interest to the group members.

    Four meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics, as well as standing agenda items. Participants created shared content last year to keep one another apprised of STEM and STEAM related events in the region. Participants also recommended and facilitated school site visits last year to exemplar STEM and STEAM district programs.

    Potential agenda items may include the following:
    - How can you start or grow a STEM or STEAM Night in your school?
    - Where do we find appropriate curricula or curricular resources?
    - How do we start or grow industry partnerships?
    - How do we grow and support vertical articulation among STEM and STEAM programs within our own district?

    86. PBIS Coaches' Forum (3-Day) - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 10/4/2019 to 4/30/2020

    Coaches' Forums will provide opportunities for PBIS team leaders (coaches & co-coaches) to expand their understanding of critical components of PBIS implementation, enhance the fidelity of practice at their setting, and improve their training, coaching and leadership skills.

    Through attendance at the Coaches' Forum, PBIS Coaches will network with colleagues across the region, engage in discussion of effective practices, and review materials and tools for future use with their school teams.

    87. Advanced Coaches' Forum: Innovations in PBIS Implementation - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    Join us for this afternoon session as we explore advanced topics related to PBIS Implementation. Each Advanced Coaches' Forum topic will be a one-off training to discover and discuss relevant research, resources, or presentations by national experts or local coaches bringing a unique lens to their work.

    Examples of content might include watching videos from a national conference on addressing student mental health or trauma through a PBIS system or reading research articles about considerations for PBIS implementation with specific student populations. These sessions are designed as supplemental, but separate, training from the morning Coaches' Forums and are intended for veteran PBIS coaches looking to extend their knowledge of practice.

    Presenters' Recommendation: As each session covers a unique topic, please feel free to attend only those sessions that relate to your particular implementation needs. Additionally, it is recommended that coaches register for the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) and/or TIG Breakout sessions on 10/16/19 or 11/15/19 for additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying content at your school.

    88. Assessment Institute for Teachers of Global History and Geography: Day 1 - Constructed Response Questions

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of Global History and Geography

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    This two-day institute is designed to review two of the three tasks included in the new Framework-based assessment and create a bank of assessment questions that can be used to measure student understanding of the Global History and Geography practices and content embedded in these tasks.

    Teachers may choose to attend both days of the Institute or attend single sessions. Teachers can bring electronic devices to access documents; devices will also be available. Attendance at one or both sessions will allow teachers to access all work created in the Institute.

    89. Fostering Action Civics with Generation Citizen

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders hoping to foster greater civic engagement in students

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    Growing civically-minded and engaged learners doesn't happen by itself. Nor does it happen overnight. Rather, it requires a constant commitment to democracy, voice, and community-building.

    In this session, led by the team from Generation Citizen, teachers and leaders will have the opportunity to explore the approach designed by Generation Citizen to foster action-taking, civically-engaged members of society. Through a focus on cultivating democratic classrooms, enhancing learner voice, and building community and consensus, educators will have the opportunity to engage in the action civics process and learn strategies to utilize with students to make civic engagement a common way of being.

    90. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: Units of Study in Writing K - 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers, school leaders, reading coaches, literacy coaches, curriculum leaders, ELA department leaders

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    During the writing workshop, students are invited to live, work and learn as writers. They observe their lives and the world around them while collecting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing well-crafted narrative and expository texts. Participants in this program will be brought behind the scenes of the Reading & Writing Project's Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Informational, and Narrative Writing, and will learn the series' underlying methods, principals and progressions.


    This workshop offers detailed support in the foundations of reading and writing workshop, including ways to design units of study, teach minilessons, and lead small group work. These workshops also focus on the importance of data-driven, assessment based instruction, and understanding trajectories of skill development.


    Participants should bring a set of the Unit of Study books; sets can be purchased here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04717.aspx

    91. Elementary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary social studies lead teachers, social studies district or building administrators

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 3/25/2020

    If you have been in the Elementary Social Studies Leaders Group please join us and continue the journey. If you have yet to join, now is the time. The New York State Education Department is emphasizing the importance of social studies beginning in kindergarten now more than ever. Come and join your colleagues as we continue to look at how we can incorporate the social studies practices into our work. We will explore:
    -What can we realistically do given the limited time for elementary social studies?
    -How do we implement the Practices that deal with historical or geographic context?
    -How can we really merge social studies and the Next Generation ELA Standards in our lessons?
    -What new resources have been developed to aid us in the implementation of the Framework and the Field Guide?
    -What are the implications of the new Regents Assessment Prototypes for elementary teachers?

    We will again have a joint meeting with our secondary colleagues, this time at the start of the year. Together we will explore how what we do in the elementary grades lays a foundation for future learning. We will have the chance to learn more about social studies at the different levels, and we hope to have a guest educator join us to share his/her expertise!

    92. Secondary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 4/2/2020

    Are our students prepared for the changes that will continue to come to Social Studies?

    We are now entering the final stages of preparing our students for the introduction of New York State's latest model of social studies assessments based on evidence-centered design.

    October, December, and March meetings will keep us informed of the most current information being shared by New York State.

    Has your classroom instruction adapted to the shifts promoted by the state? Have you incorporated primary and secondary sources into your curriculum? Have you integrated the social studies practices into your lessons? During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field, and engage in collegial conversation about preparing all levels of learners for the exciting changes in instruction and assessment they are about to experience.

    93. Office Staff Webinar Series - Lunch and Learn

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 5/5/2020

    This lunch and learn webinar series is for participants interested in taking their offi ce skills to the next level. Topics include:
    • Creative approaches to collaboration using technology in the post e-mail era. (Microsoft, Google, or third-party applications.)
    • The role of offi ce staff members in school safety
    • Establishing strong communication skills to improve customer service
    • Introduction to pivot tables in Excel
    • Creating effective presentations
    • Developing a personal writing style and document look
    • Using Google to create an intranet site

    94. Mental Health Team Training (Part 1)

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 10/10/2019

    This workshop is designed for schools and districts to train their staff members in a variety of methods to respond to a mental health crisis before, during, and after an incident. This workshop has been developed under the "Immediate Responder Philosophy" as school staff are the immediate responders in an incident and may have to deal with issues until a professional can arrive. Lunch will be provided.

    95. HR Office Support Staff Workshop

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: HR Office Support Staff

    Dates: 10/10/2019 to 3/5/2020

    The HR Office Support Staff workshop is back with a new line-up of topics including:
    • An update on rules and regulations
    • Effective use of technology
    • Sharing of best practices
    • Suggested topics of attendees Sessions include a panel discussion, breakouts, and activities designed to unpack the unique challenges and opportunities of this vital HR role.

    96. Preparing Your Students for the English Regents Exam (Part I): Focus on Reading Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: English Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education teachers, grades 6-12

    Dates: 10/10/2019

    As Part I of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply meta-cognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax.

    Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8).

    97. Teachers College Collegial Circle for Teachers and Coaches

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-8 teachers and coaches implementing, or interested in implementing, Teachers College Units of Study

    Dates: 10/10/2019 to 5/13/2020

    This collegial circle is for K-8 teachers and coaches who implement, or are interested in implementing, the Teachers College Units of Study in Reading and Writing.

    Sessions are designed for members to study best practices, promote learning and dialogue around identified topics, and to form a professional network to share resources and methodology.

    The collegial circle will meet four times throughout the school year. Three meetings will be hosted by PNW BOCES, and one will be a site visit planned by our members.
    Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities

    Inter-agency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living.

    Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies.

    Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community.

    Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school.

    Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning.

    99. Adventure Time: Experiential Learning and Community Building in the Elementary Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary teachers and curriculum leaders

    Dates: 10/11/2019 to 12/9/2019

    Experiential learning offers social and emotional connections to the intellectual challenges of learning and helps to make new understandings deeper and more enduring. If our goal as teachers is to inspire lifelong learners, an experiential approach is a proven strategy toward that goal.

    This two-day workshop will help elementary teachers create active, caring, and adventurous classroom communities. It will offer specific, age-appropriate experiential learning strategies, activities, facilitation tips, tools, and debriefing suggestions that will improve student engagement and performance, promote interdependence, build trust, and lead students to seek and achieve success beyond their perceived limitations.

    Teachers will leave this workshop with:
    - A functional understanding of experiential learning and group development theory as well as accompanying strategies for applications in the classroom
    - Tips, tools and activity ideas to create safe, fun, collaborative, and caring classroom communities
    - The ability to choose, design, and sequence appropriate experiential learning activities for every classroom, subject area, or student population
    - A practical approach to facilitating and processing experiential learning activities.

    This workshop will inspire teachers to perform at their best while maximizing student engagement, enjoyment, performance, and learning.

    100. Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Pre K-8 teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches

    Dates: 10/11/2019

    Where other assessment and benchmark systems leave you wondering "Now what?" or "What does this mean for my teaching?" Fountas and Pinnell provides a link from assessment to instruction via The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, Pre K-8.

    The Literacy Continuum describes text characteristics and behavioral goals for prekindergarten through grade 8, across the areas pertinent to the language arts. Drawing from this important resource, this professional learning opportunity provides an introduction in how to use The Literacy Continuum to plan for whole class, small group, and individual instruction.

    In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the eight continua included in The Literacy Continuum: Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion, Shared and Performance Reading, Writing About Reading, Writing, Oral and Visual Communication, Technological Communication, Phonics Spelling and Word Study, and Guided Reading
  • Apply The Literacy Continuum to student work and assessment data to inform instruction in reading and writing
  • Explore how to support writers' development in the areas of craft, conventions, and the process of writing
  • Learn how to use The Literacy Continuum as a bridge to connect assessment data from the Benchmark Assessment to instruction as well as monitoring student progress over time.
  • 101. Basic Fund Accounting Continued . . . Federal and State Grant Management

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Treasurers, accountants and business administrators

    Dates: 10/11/2019

    Maneuvering through the Grants Finance Website Setting up the approved budget Processing Amendments Understanding the Carryover process Filing requests for funds Closing the books at year-end - booking receivables and deferrals processing the Final Expenditure Reports