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1. MASTERMIND

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

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

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

2. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Administrators, General Education and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors and Other Related Service Providers, CSE Chairpersons, Transition Specialists and Family Members

Dates: 1/8/2024

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There are many opportunities to earn diplomas, credentials and in some cases - both! Join us as we explore the Multiple Pathway (4+1) options available to students seeking to earn Regent as well as local diplomas. We will also explore requirements to earn the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

This is an in-person training which will take place at Southern Westchester BOCES.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:59pm
Mandatory In-Person Session: Monday, January 8, 2024, 9:00am-11:30am

3. Living History: Slavery in the Northern States and the Civil War

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 6/14/2024 to 6/15/2024

A central fact obscured by post-Civil War mythologies is that the northern states were deeply implicated in slavery and the slave trade right up to the war. The slave trade in particular was dominated by the northern maritime industry. Rhode Island alone was responsible for half of all US slave voyages.

The North also imported slaves, as well as transporting and selling them in the south and abroad. While the majority of enslaved Africans arrived in southern ports-Charleston, SC was the largest market for slave traders, most large colonial ports served as points of entry, and Africans were sold in northern ports including Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island.

Slavery was legal in the north for over 200 years. While the northern states gradually began abolishing slavery by law starting in the 1780s, many northern states did not act against slavery until well into the 19th century, and their laws generally provided only for gradual abolition, allowing slave owners to keep their existing slaves and often their children. As a result, New Jersey, for instance, still had thousands of persons legally enslaved in the 1830s, and did not finally abolish slavery until 1846. As late as the outbreak of the Civil War, in fact, there were northern slaves listed on the federal census.

This class will involve a "Zoom Style” meeting on Friday - June 14th, 2024 (4:30 PM - 9:30 PM) and a site visitation on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of slavery on the Northern states prior to the Civil War
  • Understand the economic importance of slavery in NYC
  • Identify the stories of enslaved individuals in the North
  • Understand the impact of slavery on the enslaved population of the Northern states
  • Understand how to use this information to better educate students

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    **Participants are responsible for all site and tour fees, travel and meal costs.

  • 4. Students with Disabilities Extension Series for Grades Pre K/K

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Special Educators who have an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1 - 6 certification

    Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/8/2024

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    In June of 2018, NYS approved a new pathway for special educators to extend their existing certification to address the growing shortage of certified special education teachers in NYS. Special Educators who have an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification and are interested in obtaining an extension for Grades Pre K/K, are invited to engage in a pedagogical study that is focused on students with disabilities in these grade levels. These three courses meet NYSED Students with Disabilities CTLE Certification criteria for extending an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification to include grades Pre K & K. This extension can be obtained by completing this three course series: Knowledge of Students (15 hours), Instructional Strategies (15 hours), and Professional Practice (15 hours).

    The three courses will be facilitated through Google Classroom. Each course will begin with a Google Meet. Participants will then complete coursework for each course asynchronously.

  • Course 1 - 7/1/2024
  • Course 2 - 7/15/2024
  • Course 3 - 7/29/2024


    The series will begin on July 1, 2024 and run through August 8, 2024

    For detailed information about each course, please contact instructor Jim Desimone at jimnysut@gmail.com

    Note: For those who wish to apply for Students with Disabilities Certification extension through NYS, please know eligible special educators must be current holders of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at 1st and/or 2nd grade levels. Upon successful completion of the series, the participant will receive a SWD CTLE Certificate for the series. The certificate will include the 45 hours of coursework for the three course series. It is the responsibility of the participant to submit the certificate and all necessary documentation to NYSED for certification extension consideration.

  • 5. New York Education Policy Leadership Program (NYEPLP) Virtual Information Session

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 7/2/2024

    Join us for a virtual informational session to learn more about the New York Education Policy Leadership Program (NY EPLP), a unique, yearlong professional development experience that focuses on strategic policy, leadership, and networking. NY EPLP attracts district and building level leaders, board of education members, leaders of education organizations, and graduate students with an interest in education policy and related issues. The statewide cohort of approximately 25 Fellows represents diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, school and work environments, and geographic areas. NY EPLP is co-sponsored by the Fordham University Graduate School of Education and Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES.

    6. Disrupting the Text in a Meaningful and Organic Way (Online Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Middle and High School English and Social Studies Educators

    Dates: 7/3/2024

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    In this course, participants will learn what it means to disrupt a text, how to give more agency to marginalized voices in texts, and how to bring a critical eye to many of the texts we teach. The instructor will share lessons on disrupting texts and provide the current and very fluid research on this topic

    The target audience for this course is Middle and High School English and Social Studies educators.

    This 45-hour self-paced (asynchronous), online course will begin on July 3, 2024 and conclude on July 31, 2024.

    7. NYSUT Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/12/2024

    To register for this course go to: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15191&I=4717915

    UNY 704 Adelphi University

    Participants will engage in strategies necessary for an emotionally engaging classroom where students are connected to school, learning, and one another. Participants will:

  • Examine how leadership plays out in the classroom and what we can do to meet the emotional needs of students in class.
  • Evaluate, model, and practice both verbal and nonverbal communication skills to discover the student's perspective, how to handle resistances, build positive thinking, communicate effectively, and work together for solutions and classroom unity.
  • Participate in connecting strategies (emotional links between yourself and each student as well as among students), including teacher self-disclosure, techniques for getting to know students, skills for students to get to know and respect one another, and ways to help students feel special as an important part of the class.
  • Discover team-building tools to develop healthy relationships between students, their peers, and teachers, as well as to identify key influential students and provide activities to build a unified, supportive team.


    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University Fees: Graduate fee: $1,435
    In-service fee: $1,015 (In-service credits based on district policy)
    Coordination Fee (to PNW BOCES):$40.00 per person (Collected first day of course)

  • 8. Fordham University Special Education Leadership Institute (SELI)

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School District Leaders in PPS and SPED

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 12/20/2024

    The Fordham University Special Education Leadership Institute (SELI) develops highly qualified educational leaders for school and district special education leadership positions. This program is offered in partnership with the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Center for Educational Leadership. The Fordham University Special Education Leadership Institute includes three 7-week virtual synchronous courses which includes books and materials for each course. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will receive a Certificate from Fordham University.

    9. 11th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI)

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/9/2024

    Join colleagues at the 11th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) for a day of professional learning and networking. This year's focus is Strategic Leadership: Maximizing Your Effectiveness As a Leader. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Teams of four or more receive a fifth seat at no cost.

    10. Reading Evaluations 101: The Critical Components of a Comprehensive Reading Assessment to Inform Effective Reading Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/9/2024 to 7/10/2024

    The first step in designing an effective, reading intervention plan and goals is the administration of a comprehensive, diagnostic reading assessment. This workshop will review the essential features of a reading assessment and how the findings from this evaluation can be used to prescribe curriculum decisions, establish goals and accommodations, and develop a successful intervention. Participants will emerge with an understanding of language-based learning deficits, and tools for determining if a student is at risk for reading issues. This is a two-part virtual workshop, both parts of which should be attended by all registrants.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    11. Utilizing Graphic Novels to Enhance Visual Literacy

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-8 Educators

    Dates: 7/9/2024

    Graphic novels have become more popular and have clear connections to curriculum and reading engagement. This workshop aims to help teachers become familiar with all the nuances of graphic novels and develop a skill set to teach with them. During this session, participants will learn the technical aspects of graphic novels, strategies to teach with graphic novels, and ways to incorporate these strategies into students' visual literacy skills.

    12. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 7/10/2024

    Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. An electronic file will be sent to the state reporting completion of the course. Registration fee must be paid by credit card. For more information contact cbraden@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-3692. (Zoom invite will be forwarded, once credit cards are processed).
    Have you been hearing about or facing challenges to books and curriculum? Wondering how to respond or best prepare yourself and your staff? Join us on February 8, 2024, from 8:30-11:30 am as we explore the historical roots of book and curriculum challenges and bans, the current trends we are seeing, and ways to best prepare your school or district for potential challenges. At the end of the session, participants will have a clear understanding of book and curriculum challenge trends, legal frameworks to rely on, and policies and practices to have in place. This session will be geared towards school administrators, although all are welcome.

    14. Organization of a Research Based Literacy Classroom: (Grades 3-6)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3-6 Educators

    Dates: 7/11/2024

    Providing meaningful and enriching activities for the rest of your students while you work with small groups is critical but can be challenging. This workshop will focus on management techniques to use during your literacy block. Teachers will leave with specific implementable activities and management techniques.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    15. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training- Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/18/2024

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

    16. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (Virtual)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/17/2024

    This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training.

    This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants will learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation.

    How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets 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®.

    17. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/15/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 18. Science of Reading in Pre-K: Alphabet Knowledge

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Dates: 7/15/2024

    Research tells us that knowledge of the alphabet is critical for later literacy success, and that without it, children will struggle to develop successful word-reading skills (Stanovich, 2009). Both letter name knowledge and knowledge of the sounds that correspond with those letters have been shown to be predictors of later reading success. (Hammil, 2004; Clayton et al 2020; Caravolas et al. 2019). Increasingly there is an expectation that young children will learn the alphabet in preschool. However, not all approaches to teaching the alphabet are equally effective, nor are they all developmentally appropriate for preschool-aged children. This workshop will guide participants in examining the alphabet knowledge young children need for later literacy success and discuss developmentally appropriate research-based strategies for teaching alphabet knowledge in preschool.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    19. The Science of Reading: What School Leaders Should Know

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Literacy, School, & District Leaders

    Dates: 7/16/2024

    The Science of Reading has garnered a lot of attention across educational discourse. This workshop will support school leaders in understanding the term, and its evolution from the fields of language, literacy, and psychology. The workshop will:
  • Define the Science of Reading
  • Explain the Simple View of Reading as a theoretical framework for the Science of Reading
  • Unpack Scarborough's Reading Rope and the subskills in effective literacy instruction
  • Emphasize the Science of Reading as foundational for supporting struggling readers and students identified with specific reading difficulties/disabilities
  • Outline classroom applications of the Science of Reading and how it translates into evidence-based practices

    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

  • 20. NYS Recertification Lead Evaluator of Teacher Training- Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 7/16/2024 to 7/18/2024

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

    21. Harvard University - Leading Change

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and Educational Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New
    Offered as a course within the Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML), Leading Change is designed to equip school leaders with the skills they need to drive school change and help diverse stakeholders establish priorities and improve practice. This online program runs from July 17 through August 14, 2024. Registration must be completed by July 5, 2024.

    22. Harvard University - Leading Learning

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New
    Leading Learning is designed to help PNW BOCES school leaders develop the school structures, systems, supports, and culture that lead to excellent teaching and learning in every classroom, for every student. This program will run from July 17th through August 14, 2024. Registration must be completed by July 5, 2024

    23. Harvard University - Leading People

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School District Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New
    Leading People is designed to help PNW BOCES school leaders develop the school structures, systems, supports, and culture that lead to excellent teaching and learning in every classroom, for every student. This online program runs from July 17 through August 14, 2024. Registration must be completed by July 5, 2024.

    24. Harvard University Leading School Strategy and Innovation

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    New
    Leading School Strategy and Innovation designed to equip PNWBOCES school leaders with the skills they need to take a strategic approach to identifying challenges, analyzing the causes, incorporating innovation, and driving whole school improvement. Module 1 - Foundational Steps of School Leadership Module 2 - Diagnosis for Alignment and Action Module 3 - Leading Innovation Module 4 - Executing Improvement and Innovation This online program runs from July 17 through August 14, 2024. Registration must be completed by July 5, 2024.

    25. Boosting Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: K-8 Educators

    Dates: 7/17/2024 to 7/18/2024

    This workshop will focus on three strategies that will boost your students' comprehension through robust and engaging activities. We will examine the use of morphology, breaking down words into roots, prefixes, and suffixes to attack words that increase vocabulary development and comprehension. We will explore the use of the CLOSE reading techniques to boost discussion, vocabulary development and comprehension. Book Clubs have long been used to foster a love of reading and comprehension. We will explore some techniques that will create engaging and productive book clubs for your students. Participants will leave the class with strategies and materials that can be used to boost student reading comprehension.


    This is a two-part virtual workshop, both parts of which should be attended by all registrants.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    26. Organizational Approaches to Support SEL

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    This training takes a systemic view, exploring organizational (school/district) strategies to create an environment conducive to SEL. Participants will learn the frameworks for aligning SEL initiatives with broader educational goals, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and establishing policies that promote a culture of emotional well-being. Together, we will learn strategies to influence all team members to make the great picture of SEL happen in your district. The session also addresses how leadership and organizational structures impact the successful integration of SEL into the fabric of an institution.

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

    27. Great Graphic Novels

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Grade 3-12 Educators

    Dates: 7/17/2024 to 8/7/2024

    Graphic novels are taking the children's literature world by storm! Over the past few years, graphic novels have won the Newbery Award, classics have been transformed into graphic adaptations, and non-fiction topics are being presented in graphic format. Participants will come away with an increased knowledge of graphic novels to add to their classrooms and libraries as well as how to utilize them.

    This 45-hour course will begin on 7/10/24 and end on 8/14/24. The course will include three required Zoom sessions on 7/17/24, 7/31/24, and 8/7/24 from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM; the rest of the coursework will be completed asynchronously.

    28. New York Education Policy Leadership Program (NYEPLP) Virtual Information Session

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Join us for a virtual informational session to learn more about the New York Education Policy Leadership Program (NY EPLP), a unique, yearlong professional development experience that focuses on strategic policy, leadership, and networking. NY EPLP attracts district and building level leaders, board of education members, leaders of education organizations, and graduate students with an interest in education policy and related issues. The statewide cohort of approximately 25 Fellows represents diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, school and work environments, and geographic areas. NY EPLP is co-sponsored by the Fordham University Graduate School of Education and Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES.

    29. Culturally Responsive Social Justice Leadership Practices

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Elementary Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 7/18/2024

    Join us for this collaborative full day professional learning opportunity on Culturally Responsive Social Justice Leadership Practices. We will discuss the following topics: Know your school and district community, Set up the 2024-2025 for success through data examination, Leadership practices for subgroups of students -SWD, ELLS Accelerated Students, Teacher Observations and Evaluations -best practices for all, SEL for everyone including yourself (self-care)

    30. Living History: Join the Continental Army

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 7/19/2024 to 7/21/2024

    The American Revolution is upon us. Ever wonder what it was like to be a soldier or a women in the Continental Army? Join us to relive the Life of a Revolutionary War soldier based on Joseph Plumb Martin's journal Private Yankee Doodle. Participants will dress, eat, drill, discuss politics, examine artifacts, fire a musket and stay overnight in a Revolutionary War camp. Participants will be immersed in Living History methodologies, focusing on their audio, visual, and tactile senses. Teachers will need only a sleeping bag, mat or air mattress, camp chair and a sense of adventure.

    The course is a reality approach to the study of the American Revolution. Conducting an overnight authentic encampment, participants will immerse themselves in the American War of Independence. This course will apply Social Studies and English Language Arts Standards.

    Participants will be able to:

  • Clearly identify aspects of the life of the Continental Soldier
  • Understand the weapons of the American Revolution: muskets, rifles and cannons
  • Participants will be able to provide a Living History experience in their districts for their students

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    **Participants will be responsible for all travel/hotel costs for Friday night. Meals will provided by the Living History Foundation.

  • 31. Teaching Research and Writing with Sources in the Secondary Classroom (Online Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Secondary teachers that assign writing and research projects

    Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/26/2024

    Writing with sources is a meaningful way to teach critical thinking, problem solving, writing craft, and executive function skills. Yet, many of us dread teaching ‘the research paper' for many reasons. Today's post COVID generation students need to acquire the stamina and attention skills essential to excel in academics and in life. This course will teach how to conduct meaningful research for essays, papers, and projects. Participants will learn strategies that will help our students become independent writers using sources as well as how to improve the quality of paragraph and sentence structure, paraphrasing, and analysis. Participants will also design writing rubrics that meet state and classroom standards while shortening the time it takes to grade and give meaningful feedback. Then, participants will look at the variety of tools available to detect plagiarism and use of artificial intelligence. Finally, participants will review APA and MLA citation style guides and the values of teaching both in high school.

    By the end of the course educators will have one or more complete instructional units with several developed lesson plans. A reflection paper using sources will be required. Educators will also complete an annotated bibliography.

    Target Audience: Secondary educators that assign writing and research projects

    This course will run from July 22, 2024 through July 26, 2024. Synchronous sessions will be held via Zoom Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Remaining coursework will be completed asynchronously via the Canvas platform.

    32. Leveled Literacy Versus Decodables and How and Why to Shift

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/22/2024

    This workshop will explore and look at the differences between leveled text and decodables. Participants will delve into how these texts could impact your teaching in relation to skills, scope and sequence, and accelerating outcomes. This workshop will provide practical solutions and shifts to assist teachers in incorporating these texts in their literacy instruction.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    This training is designed for school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols..

    34. Adopting Programs that Build SEL Competencies

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/23/2024

    Together we will explore the diverse programs available for cultivating emotional intelligence, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and other critical skills. The training will highlight the importance of aligning adopted programs with the unique needs and demographics of the student population.

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

    35. Empowering Learners with Digital Composition

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-8 Educators

    Dates: 7/23/2024

    Digital tools can help learners to see themselves as writers. The NYSED ELA Next Generation Learning Standards state that lifelong writers write often and widely in a variety of formats, using print and digital resources and tools and write for multiple purposes, including for learning and for pleasure. Learn to use digital tools to empower twenty-first century learners to create multimodal compositions.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    36. Restorative Justice - Community Building Restorative Circles Training

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/25/2024

    Community Building Circles are a foundational restorative practice that, using a structured and intentional process, promote trust and relationship building as well as establish a method to host important conversation for students, staff, and faculty. Experience with Community Building Circles provides the necessary basis for successful use of responsive restorative practices, for both facilitators and participants, while simultaneously reducing incidents of harm.

    Designed for faculty, school social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other student support staff, this training offers hands-on and skill-focused learning experience. Participants will gain the understanding, skills, and mindset needed to become confident circle keepers in their classroom and wider school communities with students and adults. Participants will learn:

  • Basic principles and values of restorative practices and how they relate to restorative circles.
  • Design and facilitation practices that promote a sense of community, honest sharing, and deeper listening.

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

  • 37. Science of Reading in Pre-K: Language Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    Preschoolers are not expected to begin to decode text in preschool or read independently. However, explicit instruction in listening comprehension and vocabulary can set the foundation for later reading comprehension. This workshop will share ways teachers can foster key comprehension skills during read-alouds by engaging in dialogic reading (Whitehurst, 2002), modeling comprehension strategies (Duke et al, 2011), and supporting text-related play (Moedt & Holmes, 2020). We will discuss the role of oral language vocabularies in reading comprehension and discuss ways to support vocabulary growth via conversations (Wright et al 2022) and explicit instruction (Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2013).


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    38. Guide to CASEL SEL Programs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Participants in this training gain insights into implementing programs aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework. We will learn about "what really is CASEL" and guidance on selecting and integrating CASEL-endorsed programs and strategies similar to the framework but also emphasizes the significance of evidence-based practices.

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

    39. Tell Me Why: Science of Reading in Practice

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Over three hours, learn how students best move from speech to print. The course will focus on the skills research shows are most effective when it comes to word decoding and language comprehension. Through theoretical models and the reading brain, the five pillars of reading instruction and the Next Generation Learning Standards, teachers will leave the course better able to identify the most effective strategies for any curriculum.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    40. THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM WORKSHOP (COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL THREAT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES TRAINING)- Train the Trainer

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Audience: Invitation Only

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/1/2024

    Train-the-Trainer Program: Becoming a Trainer and Coach: The CSTAG train-the-trainer program is intended to prepare school-based staff to conduct one-day CSTAG workshops for school teams. This workshop covers the foundations of school threat assessment (Level 1) and the practical application of the CSTAG model in case exercises (Level 2). The CSTAG train-the-trainer program is limited to trainers who serve a particular school district, region, or other catchment area defined at the time of training. Local trainers are not authorized to conduct freelance CSTAG training. We encourage local trainers to serve as trainer-coaches who continue to support their teams after training. Trainers should think of themselves as coaches who have a sustained commitment to helping their teams function at a high level. After conducting the workshop, CSTAG trainer-coaches help teams to implement CSTAG, consult on challenging cases, and evaluate the overall effectiveness and fidelity of the program in each school. CSTAG Training: This training is designed for school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols.

    41. Manhattanville University Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: General and special education teachers

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

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    This course is offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1 introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically-based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    *If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,100.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville University. The cost for three graduate credits is $2,040.

    Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details. For full details of the program, please email tracy.mccarthy@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

    42. Shifting from Guided Reading into Structured Literacy and Small Group Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/29/2024

    As most schools are shifting away from guided reading groups, do you feel like you want to be prepared to follow science and research? If so, this may be the perfect workshop for you. In this workshop, you will learn about how small group instruction based on evidence-aligned practices can help accelerate student outcomes. We will discuss student data and its implications for instruction. We will also explore various templates to use with small groups, as well as best practices to help kids break the reading code. The goal of this workshop is to ensure participants are ready to go back into their school buildings with lots of tips and resources to maximize success, feeling confident about making the transition.


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville University.

    43. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

    Dates: 7/30/2024 to 8/8/2024

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    The goals of this training are to provide CPSE/CSE Chairpersons with information to enhance their knowledge and skills to: 

    - understand the special education process as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations; 

    - perform specific responsibilities as Chairperson of the Committee;

    - develop practices that encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships; and

    - identify strategies for the Committee to make high-quality decisions that will result in an individualized education program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student. 

    The first 2 sessions on 7/30 & 8/1 will be held at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES. The third and fourth sessions on 8/6 & 8/8 will be held at Rockland BOCES.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, July 29, 2024, 11:59 pm.

    Our trainings are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Felecia Morris, fmorris@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/30/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 45. How to Work with a Team to Implement SEL

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Emphasizing collaboration, this training guides participants on effective teamwork to implement SEL. It covers team dynamics, role assignments, and communication strategies to ensure a cohesive approach. By fostering a shared vision and distributing responsibilities, the training enhances the team's capacity to navigate challenges and implement SEL initiatives successfully.

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/31/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 47. Manhattanville University Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 2

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: K-2 general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum, speech, and reading specialists

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

    This course is offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. It is the second course in the Orton-Gillingham Academy training sequence and is taught by an Orton-Gillingham Fellow. This is the Orton-Gillingham Associate Level course.

    Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 2 expands knowledge of all topics covered in Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1. Topics include intermediate phonics and morphology; Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes; vocabulary, fluency, and writing simple and complex sentences and paragraphs, and learning to read, interpret and use assessment results to plan instruction. There will be mock tutoring with evaluation and critique. Participants will hone their ability to differentiate instruction for students who need challenge and those who struggle. Successful completion of Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1 is a pre-requisite for this course.

    *If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,100.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville University. The cost for three graduate credits is $2,040.

    Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details. For full details of the program, please email tracy.mccarthy@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

    48. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training- Cohort 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/8/2024

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

    49. NYS Recertification Lead Evaluator of Teacher Training- Cohort 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

    Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/8/2024

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

    50. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Preschoolers

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: All Preschool Educators - administrators, teachers, assistants, aides, clinicians, working in preschool settings, including UPK, 4410, and community nursery schools.

    Dates: 8/6/2024

    New
    This interactive workshop is designed to help general and special education preschool teachers set up learning environments that are developmentally appropriate for preschool students with diverse needs and backgrounds. Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) requires that educators have a deep understanding of "typical” preschool development and what the research says about how children this age learn best, as well as an awareness of individual development and cultural context.

    By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify the three core considerations of DAP

    • Identify typical developmental milestones for three-, four-, and five-year-old children

    • Identify six key guidelines for setting up a developmentally appropriate preschool classroom

    • Identify practices/actions that they will introduce and modify in their settings to ensure their classrooms are developmentally appropriate

    Our trainings are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Felecia Morris, fmorris@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2024, 11:59 pm.

    51. Implementing SEL Programs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/6/2024

    This training will dive into the practicalities of introducing Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in your building/district. Participants learn about evidence-based approaches, addressing challenges, and optimizing the integration of SEL into existing curricula. (We will learn new foundations to SEL but how to also incorporate them with preexisting structures/programs) We will focus on emotional intelligence, social awareness, and interpersonal skills among students, with an overarching goal of creating a caring learning atmosphere.

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

    52. SEL Considerations for the MTSS Team

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    Tailored for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) teams, this training explores integrating SEL considerations into their framework. Participants learn to align SEL strategies with academic and behavioral interventions, ensuring a comprehensive approach to addressing diverse student needs. The training also focuses on data-driven decision making and collaboration among MTSS team members to optimize student support structures.

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

    53. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 8/7/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 54. AI Summer Bootcamp: A Focus on Instructional Redesign

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Tech Directors, Instructional Coordinators, and other school leaders

    Dates: 8/13/2024 to 8/14/2024

    This interactive two-day summer course is designed for educators who want to learn how to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their teaching practices. Participants will explore the latest information about AI, learn about the principles of instructional redesign, and engage in visionary thinking about the future of this rapidly changing technology. Through a mix of presentations, collaborative discussions, and hands-on activities, educators will gain practical insights and tools to harness AI effectively in their instructional program. (Lunch is provided.)

    55. Demstifying the Science of Reading: Practical Knowledge and Strategies for Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: K-8 Educators

    Dates: 8/13/2024 to 8/15/2024

    This three day summer institute designed for K-8 educators interested in the latest research on how we learn to read will leave participants feeling empowered with the knowledge and tools to support all students on their reading journey.

    Over the course of the three days, participants will study the five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics (including alphabetic principle and orthography), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Within each "pillar” recommendations and practical models for assessments, small group instruction, and progress monitoring will be shared. Regardless of your current curriculum, this institute can serve as either a starting point or a place to refine your practice with a research-aligned approach to how children learn to read.

    Day 1

  • SOR Overview: The Five Pillars of Reading, Scarborough's Reading Rope, the Simple and Active Views of Reading
  • Phonemic Awareness


    Day 2

  • Phonics
  • Fluency


    Day 3

  • Vocabulary: Tiers of instruction, morphology
  • Comprehension: Connection to executive functioning, background knowledge and knowledge building
  • 56. District Level Planning for SEL

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/13/2024

    This session is designed for educational leaders involved in planning and implementing SEL initiatives at the district level. It covers topics such as policy development, resource allocation, and scaling SEL programs across multiple schools. The training underscores the importance of creating a consistent and coordinated approach to SEL that aligns with the broader goals and values of the educational district.

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

    57. Building Level Planning for SEL

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/14/2024

    Participants in this training gain practical insights into planning and implementing SEL initiatives at the building or school level. The focus is on tailoring SEL strategies to the unique needs and characteristics of individual educational institutions. The training addresses aspects such as engaging stakeholders, creating a supportive school culture, and utilizing data to assess and refine SEL interventions for maximum impact.

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

    58. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (Virtual)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

    Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/21/2024

    This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training.

    This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants will learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation.

    How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer.

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets 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®.

    59. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 8/20/2024 to 8/21/2024

    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.

    This certification workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and all necessary materials.

    As this is a mandated, six-hour New York State Certification course, the following requirements are in place.

  • Cameras need to remain on for the entire training
  • Participation from one location for the duration of the training (movement is distracting to other participants)
  • Participation on a screen large enough for reading documents (phones not recommended)
  • Participation in whole-group conversations, breakout room discussions, and chat conversations
  • 60. Nurse's Training Day

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 8/22/2024

    This full-day training is for nurses working in a school setting. PNW BOCES, in conjunction with Westchester County EMS, the Prevention Council of Putnam County, and several other community partners, will provide a variety of training, practical information, and current trends specific to the field of school nursing.

    61. Suicide Safety for Teachers & Staff (SST) Training of Trainers

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/23/2024

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    This Train-the-Trainer workshop is designed to certify staff education professionals as a Suicide Safety for School Staff (SST) Trainer. SST is a program of the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPC-NY).

    Upon successful completion of the workshop, the individual will be certified to facilitate a 60 to 90 minute in-person or virtual training that is designed to:

    1. Review the importance of suicide prevention

    2. Describe the characteristics of at-risk students

    3. Outline educators' limited but critical role

    4. Clarify building referral procedures

    5. Identify school and community resources

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

    62. Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Virtually Mentored Practicum - Classroom Educator (2024-2025)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Educators who have completed Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1

    Dates: 9/9/2024

    The virtually mentored practicum will provide educators with direct support and supervision in implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach with their students. The cost for the virtually mentored practicum is $1,700. Graduate credit is available through Manhattanville University.

    Prerequisite: Completion of Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1.

    **There is no actual meeting on 9/9/2024; this is a yearlong practicum taking place in the participant's classroom.

    63. Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Training

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 9/13/2024

    Naloxone (Brand name Narcan) is an intranasal medication that can be used to reverse opioid overdose. Last year in the US, there were nearly 108,000 opioid overdose deaths, many of which were caused by powerful synthetic opioids like Fentanyl. These statistics represent a vast increase in overdose deaths from previous years. Using naloxone and other evidence-based prevention and harm reduction strategies, we as a community can help reduce overdose deaths. This FREE training will teach you how to recognize opioid overdose, and how to administer naloxone. All participants will receive a free opioid overdose rescue kit including naloxone.

    64. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade K Unit Workshop @ARLINGTON CSD-1 (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/16/2024 to 2/5/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    THIS COHORT IS BEING HELD AT ARLINGTON CSD

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

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

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

    65. Spanish for Educators

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/6/2025

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    The goal of this course is to equip participants with a degree of proficiency needed to communicate effectively in Spanish within educational settings, while also emphasizing cultural competence as an integral component of the learning experience. By embracing cultural diversity and sensitivity, participants will be better equipped to build meaningful connections with their Spanish speaking students and their families and foster a more inclusive and supportive learning environment.

    Participants will develop interpersonal Spanish skills, enabling them to communicate with students and their families. Participants will enhance their interpretive skills, allowing them to understand and respond appropriately to basic verbal and written communication in Spanish. Sessions will include interactive drills and exercises aimed at practicing real-life scenarios, such as communicating during parent-teacher conferences, giving instructions, and seeking information.

    This is a comprehensive, synchronous 24-hour course that will run from September 16, 2024 through January 6, 2025. Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 4:30-6:30 PM via Zoom.

    66. The Regional Forum for Secondary Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: High School Principals

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 5/20/2025

    Join this network of regional secondary principals to learn and collaborate on topics specific to 6-12 leaders. Meetings will take place in-person monthly 8:00 am -10 am. Light Breakfast will be served for all in-person sessions.

    67. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 1 Unit Workshop @ARLINGTON CSD-1 (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 2/6/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    THIS COHORT IS BEING HELD AT ARLINGTON CSD

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 1/30/2025

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    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

    If you are new to school administration, or new to school safety, this two-part training is meant to give you tools, resources, plans, and an understanding of the statutory requirements in NYS (SAVE and RESCUE). This training will help you understand how to build and support the different teams required in a school setting, along with resources and training modules to help them deal with a variety of different situations. This will also provide an overview of the CSTAG threat assessment process, as well as developing a reunification plan for your building / district. This training will also encompass developing building zones for emergency response and instruction on conducting a threat and hazard identification risk assessment for your building / district.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/18/2024 to 1/31/2025

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

    71. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop @ARLINGTON CSD-1 (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/18/2024 to 2/7/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    THIS COHORT IS BEING HELD AT ARLINGTON CSD

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

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

    Dates: 9/18/2024 to 6/11/2025

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 1/28/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

    74. AI in 30 (24-25 eight-part series)

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 5/15/2025

    Recognizing the challenges technology directors, teacher leaders, and administrators face in keeping up with AI advancements in education, PNW BOCES is thrilled to launch "AI in 30". This monthly, 30-minute online show led by Jerry Crisci, a seasoned expert in K-12 AI, offers a focused dive into the latest AI technologies, pedagogies, and policies relevant to New York State's educators. Designed to fit the busy schedules of school leaders, each episode will provide a concise yet comprehensive update on AI in education, complemented by a one-page summary with key insights, links, and resources.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 2/11/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 76. The Regional Forum for Elementary Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 5/22/2025

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/20/2024 to 2/12/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 78. Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification: Web Practicum

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Educators, literacy leaders, literacy specialists, reading teachers

    Dates: 9/20/2024

    The WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students who are reading and spelling below grade level, as well as those diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. It consists of two components: the WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) Online Course and the Web-Based WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum.

    The WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) Online Course entails 90 hours of coursework. The Web-Based WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum entails:

  • Working with an approved student 1:1 to complete a minimum of 65 lessons
  • Completing 5 observations with an assigned Wilson® Credentialed Trainer via Zoom. The trainer 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.
  • Attend the Start-Up Session on 9/20/24 and five Implementation Meetings throughout the year

    Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Course.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee.

    Required materials: All participants need the WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition. Sets must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum. Sets can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/

    This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    NOTE: A Start-Up Session will be held for each cohort on Friday, September 20, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Participants will be introduced to their Wilson® Credentialed Trainer via email and notified of the timing of their Start-Up Session.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/20/2024 to 4/4/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 80. Manhattanville University Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: K-2 general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum, speech, and reading specialists

    Dates: 9/21/2024 to 12/7/2024

    This course is offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1 introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically-based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    *If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,300.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville University. The cost for three graduate credits is $2,040.

    Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details. For full details of the program, please email tracy.mccarthy@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

    This training is designed for school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols..

    82. New Teacher Implementation K- 2 Orientation to SS/ELA (VIRTUAL)

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Join us for an opportunity to explore how best to utilize the SS/ELA Curriculum in your classroom. This offering is designed for K-2 teachers who are new to the curriculum or their grade level. This virtual training is provided for free for participating districts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in diverse learning environments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

    83. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 9/23/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 84. New Teacher Implementation 3-5 Orientation to SS/ELA (VIRTUAL)

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Join us for an opportunity to explore how best to utilize the SS/ELA Curriculum in your classroom. This offering is designed for 3-5 teachers who are new to the curriculum or their grade level. This virtual training is provided for free for participating districts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in diverse learning environments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/23/2024 to 2/11/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 86. Assistive Tech: Assistive Technology Forum September 2024

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assistive technology, from low-tech to high-tech. This *NO COST* forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology in the classroom, including classroom teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

    87. New Teacher Implementation 6-8 Orientation to SS/ELA (VIRTUAL)

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Join us for an opportunity to explore how best to utilize the SS/ELA Curriculum in your classroom. This offering is designed for 6-8 teachers who are new to the curriculum or their grade level. This virtual training is provided for free for participating districts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in diverse learning environments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 4/1/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 2/25/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 90. Stop the Bleed Training

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    A formal presentation including hands on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing and use of a tourniquet. This course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the civilian responder and how to control life-threatening external bleeding until emergency services arrive.

    91. Student Residency

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    A vast majority of districts do little or no investigation or challenging of the residency of students which in turn costs the district a great deal of money in resources. This informative workshop will educate participants, as fiduciary stewards of district funds, on the nuances of school residency issues from the registration process through investigations and commissioner hearings. Legal questions will be answered.

    92. Wilson Fundations® (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 9/24/2024

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

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

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

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

  • 93. Beyond Spreadsheets: Data Tools for the 21st Century

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Anyone using or Interested in DataClassroom

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    Data literacy and data skills have never been more important for our students than they are today. Unfortunately, spreadsheets and other data tools have not been built with student learning as the end goal and are often difficult to use in classroom settings. Join DataClassroom CEO and cofounder Dr. Aaron Reedy as he shows you how the DataClassroom web app and its library of real-world datasets can help your students build authentic data skills in grade 6-12 math and science classrooms.

    94. Collegial Circle for Social Emotional Learning

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 5/13/2025

    For all educators and clinicians, this collegial circle is designed for anyone who practices SEL and wishes to learn more about it through a collegial circle format. During regular meetings throughout the school year, collegial circle members will learn from and with each other as well as the facilitator. Circle members will drive the agendas for each meeting, ranging from discussions around SEL implementation, SEL programs, district and school case studies with guest speakers, and research and best practices on SEL strategies and tools. Schools and/or school districts are encouraged to send one or more team members to deepen their knowledge, learn from fellow educators in the field, and inform SEL initiatives at their own schools. This year's collegial circle will use the recently published text Social Emotional Learning in Action: Creating Systemic Change in Schools as a framework for conversation; each participant will receive a copy of the book included with their registration.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/24/2024 to 2/25/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 96. Basic Fund Accounting

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: New Treasurers, Accountants, and Business Administrators

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    We will start from the basics of funds, review coding structure and explore how records should be kept, what reports the Board of Education must receive and the required reports that must be submitted annually to the State Education Department.

    97. Bootcamp: TeachTown

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers and Leaders

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    New
    Join us for an in-depth product overview highlighting the features and benefits of TeachTown's evidence-based curriculum and data-driven instructional strategies. Participants will learn and practice strategic methods to partner with paraprofessionals and how to use benchmarks to track student progress and align instructional goals with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
    !! DATES FOR THIS COHORT HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM THE CATALOG. PLEASE CHECK DATES BEFORE REGISTERING !!

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/25/2024 to 4/3/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/26/2024 to 3/27/2025

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

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

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

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

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

    101. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 9/26/2024

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

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

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