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1. Preventing Workplace Harassment - Part 2 - Investigating and Interviewing

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/23/2019

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NEW DATE - APRIL 23, 2019 When a claim of harassment is brought to the Title IX Officer, the ensuing actions often determine whether there is a positive outcome. The investigation and interviewing phases related to these cases are often complex and challenging. This course helps participants develop a plan for a thorough investigation of a harassment case. Participants will learn techniques for interviewing the claimant, alleged perpetrator, and witnesses that result in gaining the needed information to come to an informed decision about what transpired and what next steps are necessary.

2. Manhattanville College Programs Informational Meeting: ABA, TESOL, FLES

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators grades K-12

Dates: 4/23/2019

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Manhattanville College, in collaboration with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and the Hudson River Teacher Center, is pleased to continue with the special initiative to assist teachers who are interested in participating in courses, seeking a new degree, or pursuing an additional certification to further their credentials and improve their professional marketability. Program information will include degree programs and coursework for additional certifications in the following areas:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

TESOL

FLES
Individualized advisement and review of college transcripts are available on-site at PNW BOCES after the information session or by appointment. Meet with a college graduate certification advisor to discuss your specific interests and pathway requirements.

3. Treasurers Preparation for Year End

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Treasurers

Dates: 4/24/2019

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The treasurer’s role in district year-end accounting is critical for an accurate financial closing. The workshop reviews fiscal year-end accounting routines. Topics include review of items needed for external audit and how to properly close books and book receivables and payables.

4. Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 4/25/2019

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The aspiring superintendents workshop is a one-day program offered through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) and Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF). School leaders with an interest in the superintendency are encouraged to attend. Topics include the superintendency as a career; educational and financial leadership roles of the superintendent; superintendent and school board relationships; professional and personal challenges associated with the job; the resume, credentials and interview process; and the rewards of being a school superintendent.

5. Learning with Greg Tang: Reasoning, Rigor, and Results

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers in Grades 3 - 8, math leaders and administrators

Dates: 4/25/2019

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Experience and research shows us that understanding mathematics is more than just working with algorithms. Learners need to also see the "why" behind their work. Reasoning, combined with appropriate rigor, can provide students with the results we all hope to see!

In this learning session, Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will have the opportunity to learn alongside Greg Tang in a session focused on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.

During this session, participants will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems (using part-whole, tape diagrams, double-sided number lines, and total-value models) and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills, this session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering, and growing as students of math.

If interested in additional learning opportunities with Greg Tang, Rockland BOCES has two workshops in February. Details are below:

Word Problem Progressions (Grades K-2): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11003&I=2814586

Word Problem Progressions (Grades 3-5): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11003&I=2814607

6. Supporting Struggling Learners in Secondary Mathematics

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Secondary math teachers, building/district administrators, math coaches, and district math coordinators

Dates: 4/25/2019 to 6/7/2019

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The purpose of this workshop series is to identify the core principles of effective mathematics programs focusing primarily on the importance of instructional supports that can help accelerate learning and significantly narrow the achievement gap for middle and high school students.

Educators are seeking guidance on how best to teach students with disabilities and disadvantaged students who have traditionally struggled in the area of mathematics, particularly regarding algebraic concepts. The session will highlight specific strategies to support the development of algebraic reasoning and thinking as well as continue to shift the mindset around teaching and learning mathematics for struggling students and students with disabilities. Dr. Riccomini will draw upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students and students with disabilities.

7. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Evaluations - SW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/25/2019

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Throughout New York State, students who are culturally and linguistically diverse are over-represented in special education classifications. One of the leading factors in this problem is the inappropriate use of standardized evaluation measures and reporting of scores.

In this training, participants will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation methods, as well as the regulations behind these methods. Dynamic assessments and model evaluations will be discussed.

This training is intended for speech evaluators, school psychologists, educational evaluators and administrators of Special Education.

8. Reception for The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/25/2019

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The reception for the Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership is included in the fee of the program. It will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

9. Digital Portfolios for Arts Educators: How Your Students Can Show the World Their Work

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of the arts, administrators responsible for the arts, and educational technology specialists

Dates: 4/26/2019

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This one day workshop is designed specifically for educators in the visual arts/media and music education disciplines. If you are looking for ways to help students showcase their work and monitor their own growth, as well as to appreciate the value of a digital portfolio that grows with them over time, this learning session will be meaningful for your practice! During the workshop, participants will demonstrate the processes involved in constructing a digital portfolio using the new Google Sites. Educators will:
- Review the mechanics of creating a Google Site structure/template and understand sharing and visibility options
- Browse examples of portfolios to see variations in form and function
- Learn how students can include visuals, audio, and video
- Discuss techniques for helping students capture and create entries that are self- reflective and meaningful.

NOTE: This session will require a Google account. If you do not have an educational Google account from your district, you can use a personal Google account to create a Site.

10. Supporting Struggling Learners in Elementary Mathematics

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, building/district administrators, math coaches, and district math coordinators

Dates: 4/26/2019 to 6/6/2019

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Teaching mathematics to struggling elementary students requires skillful planning and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Additionally, students with disabilities who struggle to learn important mathematics concepts and skills require more intensive instructional supports.

The purpose of this session is to introduce and develop specific research-based strategies and instructional practices to promote more effective learning and retention in the areas of computational fluency, multi-step tasks, mathematical language, supported numeracy discourse, and problem solving. Additionally, participants will learn how executive functioning and learning characteristics of struggling students affects learning and how the research-based strategies provide necessary scaffolding for learning mathematics. At the completion of this interactive session, participants will have increased their repertoire of instructional strategies and techniques for helping students of all skill levels achieve improved learning outcomes in the area of mathematics.

11. The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Women in leadership rolls and women who would like to be in leadership rolls

Dates: 4/26/2019

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In education, the teacher workforce is made up of over 76% women, yet only 30% of superintendents in New York State are women. The goal of the initiative is to support our women leaders, identify women in education who have leadership potential and help those women to aspire to leadership roles. We encourage all our members (male and female) to support and cultivate the leadership potential of women in their organizations. Between both the statistics and the stories that have been shared with the Council over the years, it became evidently clear that, as an organization, we needed to do more to support our women leaders and to cultivate the leadership potential of more women in education overall. This program will address leadership issues related to women, will provide an opportunity for women to share stories, make connections and network. Topics include but are not limited to: leadership vs. management, and thinking about the superintendency. There is a small room block at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown at the rate of $156 per room. The hotel room reservation deadline is March 26, 2019. To make reservations please call 914-524-6418 or book online at Tarrytown.DoubleTree.com and enter the group code LEA. There will be a reception the evening before (4/25/19). More Information to follow.

12. Recreating, Redefining and Revisiting Our Roles: An Interactive Hands-on Workshop for Office Professionals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Office Professionals

Dates: 4/30/2019

No one knows better the strains, pressures, stress and changes in the culture and climate of our schools than our office professionals. Participants will discuss how to master and implement new strategies; learn new skills; build emotionally and physically healthier and calmer office climates, manage increased responsibilities and calm worried parents, students, teachers, co-workers and our supervisors. A main focus will be on how we create our work day, each and every day, so that we experience greater job enjoyment. Topics will include:

• "Go to"ť strategies for when you're feeling stressed, tired, frustrated, angry, overworked & harassed

• Practice the benefits of "meditation in action"ť

• Active listening, effective self-advocating, and ensuring time to care for ourselves

• Collaboration by forming a network of professionals with common challenges and roles
This workshop is the second of three in a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs. This workshop focuses on transition planning and assessments for students who have multiple intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Join us as we discuss community agency eligibility and services. We will look at assessments especially targeted for students transitioning into the adult world. Various options will be explored and strategies for identifying and accessing postsecondary opportunities will be identified. Other workshops in the series are as follows: Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering College (March 28, 2019) Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Entering the Workforce (May 30, 2019) *Participants may attend one or all parts of the series. Please register separately for each session.*

14. Understanding Specially Designed Instruction - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/30/2019

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Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and review guidance documents to address the unique needs of a student that result from a child’s disability. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure that students with disabilities will have access to the general curriculum through accommodations and modifications and ensure that they will make progress toward meeting IEP goals and objectives.

15. SuperEval Update Meeting for Current Users

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Current SuperEval users

Dates: 5/2/2019

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This 90-minute interactive workshop is intended for current Superintendents using the SuperEval platform for their own evaluations. The workshop will explore best practices and strategies for efficiently using the tool as well as effectively leading the Board through your own evaluation process. While many suggestions will be made by the presenters, facilitated conversations will allow for the superintendents to share their own practices and experiences with the group leading to an authentic and collaborative learning workshop. Opportunities to provide feedback on the platform will be both welcomed and encouraged.
Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured.

Join us as we take a tour and learn about programs and supports for adults with a variety of disabilities as well as transitioning teenagers.

Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed.

WE-CAN Dates:

Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.)

Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance)

Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532

Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st)

Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595

April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607

May 2 - Ability Beyond, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)

These forums are conducted in order to enhance and support the practices of school psychologists and speech & language pathologists/therapists. Forums will emphasize the delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations focusing on the following key core values: integrity, diversity, a children and youth, advocacy, collaborative relationships, continuous improvement and visionary leadership. Through a variety of topics and workshops the goals of the forums are the following: a) provide culturally competent and comprehensive services; b) ensure that all children and youth are valued and that their rights and opportunities are protected in schools and communities (social justice/advocacy), c) empower ourselves as leaders to effect change at the local, state, and national levels and d) address the lack of high-quality, diverse workforce in our professions of school psychology and speech & language. Ongoing specific topics/workshops will be developed by and for the group. Topic for the day based on past input from the group. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists (#1120). This workshop is approved for 3 Contact Hours P/NW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Superintendent's Determination for a Local Diploma, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.*

19. PBIS Evaluation Plan Booster (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/21/2019

This two-day workshop will assist PBIS teams in determining the implementation of their Tier 1 interventions based on the assessment of stakeholders’ knowledge and fidelity of practices. Participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create data tools consistent with research based best practices and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ). Participants will engage in the active construction of their own surveys and assessments and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more completed tools and an action plan for ongoing evaluation of their setting’s social behavior interventions. DAY OF TRAINING: Participants are asked to bring copies of their school’s PBIS Matrix or lists of their school-wide expectations and skills. It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word in order to create personal, electronic versions of their evaluations. Presenter's Recommendation: Register for the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) on 11/9/18 or 12/13/18 for additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying content at your school.

20. SuperEval Lunch and Learn Awareness Session

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Superintendents, Central Office Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals

Dates: 5/2/2019

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You're Invited! SuperEval Lunch & Learn Awareness Session This interactive lunch-and-learn will provide an in-depth overview to SuperEval: an online evaluation platform for leadership evaluations. Originally designed for superintendent evaluations, the platform and process was quickly found to have tremendous value to allow all education leaders the ability to be reflective and build a portfolio of leadership practices to assert one's performance in an evaluation rather than defend it! Superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals and other education leaders can all use SuperEval for the evaluation process. Board Members can now use SuperEval to reflect on effective board practices leading to formation of school board goals. Come to this session and learn why SuperEval is quickly being adopted by education leaders across New York State as we transcend evaluation to a process of reflection and growth! We will review evaluation processes and rubrics for:

• Superintendents

• Assistant Superintendents and Central Office Administrators

• Building-level Leaders including Principals

• Boards of Education
This 3 hour workshop is made up of 3 - 1 hour modules. Module 1 - Suicide Safety for Teachers Module 2 - Stop the Bleed Module 3 - Psychological First Aid Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each module.

22. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for Adolescent English Language Learners

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/3/2019

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Target Outcomes: Teachers will be able to choose key academic vocabulary for direct instruction from their content area to incorporate into an explicit vocabulary routine, and also focus on word learning strategies (context clues, root words and affixes, dictionary use and cognate awareness).

Lunch will be provided.

23. LGBTQ & You: Making Your Library Safe and Inclusive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Librarians, Library Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/6/2019

How do you support and promote LGBTQ materials and students, make your library a safe space, and prepare and protect against challenges? This full day workshop with GLSEN will provide you an opportunity to develop a safe space for all children, learn about Shared Stories, Open Minds, (a ready to run program/bookclub) explore curriculum guides, become familiar with collection development materials, and learn strategies to protect against challenges. Our afternoon will focus on collection development strategies, including an in-depth exploration into LGBTQ-friendly books. You’ll come away with ready -to -use booklists, strategies, and SWAG!

Bring Your Administrator! Can’t come for the entire day? From 8:30-11:00, we will focus on safe spaces, vocabulary development, dealing with community criticism, and sharing a personal story. This is perfect for administrators, and other school or district officials. Our afternoon session will focus on librarian-specific topics.

24. Navigating Difficult Conversations: Strategies and Tools from Facing History and Ourselves

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators interested in building their skills for cultivating cultures of open and civil dialogue

Dates: 5/6/2019

During this workshop, participants will study pedagogical supports and tools that are central to a safe and reflective classroom based on the Facing History and Ourselves approach. This workshop will provide educators with strategies to cultivate safe and brave spaces for students so that open and civil dialogue can take place in the classroom. Participants will leave with concrete pedagogical methods that can be used to engage learners in meaningful discussions of the individual and society, controversial current events, painful histories, and other difficult issues.
Transition planning and well-developed IEPs are critical to the success of students both in middle and high school, as well as during their adult lives. Join us for a two-day team-based workshop as we explore practices and strategies designed to help educators work more effectively with students. During this hands-on event, we will explore the components of transition planning, carefully identifying district responsibilities, as well as evidence-based practices and resources. We will also review assessments and other materials necessary to both gather data and to create plans leading to improved post-school outcomes. Developing IEPs, including step-by-step guidance, will be featured. Attendees will have opportunities to review and write sections of IEPs. Federal and State transition-related requirements, which support students ages 12 to 21, will also be addressed. This workshop is intended for priority districts, which include: - Those who must complete Indicator-13 self-reviews during the upcoming school year (2019-2020) and - Those who must complete Indicator-13 self-reviews during the 2020-2021 school year, or - Those who completed Indicator-13 self-reviews during the 2016-17 school year and who require corrective action plan guidance. All registrants must be part of a team of two-to-four people, including at least one administrator. This is a two-day workshop and participants must attend both days: - May 6th, 9:00am – 3:00pm, PNW BOCES - June 4th, 9:00am – 3:00pm, PNW BOCES If space allows, members from non-priority districts may participate in this event as well.

26. Improving Your Technology Skills: Excel Formulas and Functions

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 5/6/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn about Excel. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

27. Regional ENL Study Group

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/7/2019

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) are pleased to offer a forum for administrators & ENL teachers in the region to meet on a regular basis to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

28. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/7/2019

The Transition Specialist Network is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. Each session includes networking time to connect with other leaders in transition, timely and pertinent updates, and learning sessions on topics requested by the group. The dates and topics for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows: September 28, 2018 Planning for the upcoming school year and building Transition Teams November 30, 2018 Work-Based Learning Programs in our Region January 15, 2019 Department of Labor Regulations: What You Need to Know February 28, 2019 Job Coach Competencies and Important Skills May 7, 2019 Transition Planning for ELLs with Disabilities

29. Regional School Social Worker Group

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/7/2019

Social Workers in the region meet on a throughout the school year to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.
This program is solely for those currently enrolled in HV Cohort 2. This session will be running from 12:30 - 3:30 In an effort to further support the important work undertaken by your schools, we have established the Yale CEI Professional Support Network for current implementation teams to move this important work from theory to practice. Your leadership and participation in the PNW BOCES Center for Educational Leadership//Yale Initiative which includes Anchor training, understanding of RULER, the Mood Meter, Charter and Best Self Strategies has already put you, your district and your building at the forefront of this transformational work. What will your leadership team's work look like after two months? Has your team created a vision, goals, environments of care and collaboration? Are folks beginning to recognize their emotions and see the importance of how their feelings impact their teaching? We will be meeting regionally to share best practices, answer questions and address challenges, and customize implementation to meet the discreet needs of your building. We will continue to immerse ourselves in the ""how" of transforming our schools.

31. IEP Development Institute (4-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/8/2019 to 5/21/2019

This workshop is ONLY open to participants who have NOT attended RSE TASC IEP Development workshops in the past. This workshop combines our previous IEP Institutes 1 and 2. **In order to facilitate true systems change that improve student outcomes, we encourage participants to attend as a TEAM from a school or district** Read closely as participants are asked to coordinate with their teams to bring copies of IEPs. Administrators are encouraged to attend. Day 1: IEP Review and Educational Benefit: Teams of teachers, support staff and an administrator will participate in a guided self- review of the IEPs of one of their students to determine if the IEPs are compliant and reflect best practice, as well as to see if they indicate that the student has made appropriate progress in his or her educational plan . Participants must bring five (5) paper copies of one student's IEPs for three academic school years. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality. Days 2 & 3: Developing an Effective IEP: Participants will be introduced to the critical elements of a standards-based IEP, how to ensure the goals align with Common Core Learning Standards, and how to prioritize and select goals for inclusion in the IEP. Participants will also have opportunities to modify their own IEPs in order to make them more effective. Day 4: Progress Monitoring: Participants will learn the basics of Curriculum Based Measures (CBMs) and how to progress monitor specific literacy and math goals using these evidence-based tools.

32. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 5/8/2019

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 jdarling@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-2345.

33. Financial Leadership Series for School Superintendents - NYSCOSS

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Superintendents and their leadership teams

Dates: 5/9/2019

This event, a partnership between the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation and PNW BOCES, will feature discussions on special education finance, state aid, capital project planning and long-range planning. The program will also provide an opportunity for attendees to meet colleagues from around the state and discuss critical financial leadership issues.

34. Emergency Response Planning: Communications (Lunch n' Learn)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/9/2019

This workshop is designed to help you create / update your communications annex. Did you know that communications are the first thing to break down in an emergency? Do you have built in redundancy? Does everyone have access to messaging? Has everyone been trained in radio usage? Do you understand the basics and limitations of phone and radio communication? This workshop will answer all these questions and more!
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning. Last meeting date for the year, location TBD: June 13, 2019

36. Present & Practice May 2019

Program: Education Technology

Audience: PNWBOCES Staff

Dates: 5/9/2019

Looking for a safe, collegial environment to develop and practice facilitation and presentation skills? Join us for the inaugural meeting of Present & Practice.

37. ALTERNATE DATE - Curriculum Development Piloteer Meetings - Grade THREE U3 (1 Session)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 3rd grade Piloteers for New Curriculum

Dates: 5/10/2019

THIS IS AN ALTERNATE DATE FOR THE UNIT 3 PILOT MEETING. This workshop will be for teachers that are registered to pilot the new Science curriculum for the 3rd grade. We will be meeting for a full day each of the four dates to review and discuss. We will be reviewing lesson effectiveness, material suitability, time constraints, content appropriateness and literacy/math connections. Teachers will provide feedback and guide future edits to the curriculum.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

39. Addressing Government Within the New United States History and Government Framework

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Social studies teachers in grades 7, 8, and 11, social studies department chairs

Dates: 5/13/2019

This workshop will demonstrate how to examine constitutional issues (a major course theme) within the context of specific developments in United States History.

Participants will explore (in historical context)* the following issues: - Constitutional principles
- Powers of Congress
- Roles of the president
- Expansion of presidential powers
- Supreme Court as interpreter of the Constitution
- Individual rights
- Extension of civil rights
- Development of political parties.

*The specifications in the 11th grade Framework will inform the selection of historical examples. However, the examination of the content would be useful for teachers of grades 7 and 8 as well.

**Please bring recommendations of print and electronic resources in U.S. History that you have found helpful to share with the other participants!

40. Storylines in Science: A Guide through the NYSSLS

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school science teachers and leaders

Dates: 5/13/2019 to 5/30/2019

Storylines provide for an opportunity to guide three dimensional learning and assessments as New York State continues to transition to new science standards.

In this two-day workshop series, participants will understand what storylines are, the value they provide to three dimensional learning, and how they can serve as building blocks for three dimensional instruction and assessment.

During this workshop series, participants will develop a clear storyline for one unit of study with a template to use for future units. Participants will also develop an assessment to guide their unit development.

The workshop will provide resources necessary to develop storylines which will guide proper pacing, a unit outline, and a clear lesson sequence for science curriculum. Curricular storylines will provide an opportunity for a range of authentic assessment throughout a given unit topic.

41. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/13/2019

Changing behavior is hard, as evidenced by anyone who’s ever tried to start an exercise program or train a teenager. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline. Based on her brothers' #1 New York Times bestseller, Switch, this session will present a framework for changing how people act, even in the toughest circumstances.
What you'll learn:
Why some changes are excruciating and others are easy. Why most organizational change never generate the momentum they need. How to break through the "decision paralysis" that can point the way forward. Why knowledge is not enough to spark change-and what will spark it. How tweaking the environment in minor ways can trigger big changes in behavior. By the end of the day you will apply the workshop tools to tackle a major change challenge of your choice.

42. Yale Cohort 3 Orientation Session for Team Leaders

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Superintendents, principals and team leaders for Yale Cohort 3 Schools

Dates: 5/13/2019

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This session is solely for Yale Cohort 3 Teams. May 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm: Join us for an orientation session at the PNW BOCES School Services Building in Yorktown Heights, where we will review the calendar of events for the 2019-20 school year and advise you on how to recruit and organize your school team(s). Please have district and building level representation at this meeting as it will assist you greatly in developing and supporting your team and effectively introducing this initiative to your school. We will orient you to the entire project along with related support and resources such as the RULER online community and individual team coaching.

43. Nurturing the Introvert - Supports to Help All Learners, Including Our Quiet Ones

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders wanting to further support the introverts in their schools and districts

Dates: 5/14/2019 to 6/5/2019

In order to make learning truly accessible for all, we have to take stock of all the students in our classrooms. Sometimes, the quietest students, the ones who refrain from calling out and from making themselves the center of attention slip from our minds. Yet these learners are just as important to engage as any other!

This two day learning series will explore the importance of cultivating relationships with all students, how to effectively do that (including rethinking classroom design), and how we can utilize tools like technology to make sure that the quiet we encounter isn't simply compliance. While we want all our students to use their voice, we also have to build up the desire for all learners to do so by fostering empowerment, utilizing encouragement, and using connectors, like parents, to help make sure that all students feel like their voice will be heard.
This workshop will help school personnel learn how to distinguish a learning disability from the normal language acquisition process. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. Particular attention will be paid to the natural acquisition processes of a second language and on using RtI to reduce the referrals of ELLs for special education services.
This workshop is designed as an overview of Part 201 - Procedural Safeguards for Students with Disabilities Subject to Discipline. Participants will gain a general understanding of the process relating to the discipline of students with disabilities. We will review regulatory requirements and administrative responsibilities relating to discipline including suspension and removal, with particular attention given to procedures for Manifestation Determination Reviews. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with other administrators how these practices are being implemented in their districts.

46. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: General education teachers grades K-5, secondary ELA teachers, and ELA instructional coaches

Dates: 5/15/2019

In this workshop, participants will explore strategies to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously while connecting them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will learn easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Participants will also engage in demonstrations of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Techniques to be explored include:
-Morphology charts
-Graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision
-Ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature

47. OverDrive Current Participant Workshop: Soaring into the Future with OverDrive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists/School Librarians currently participating in PNW BOCES SLS OverDrive Shared Collection

Dates: 5/15/2019

This workshop is for current participants of the PNW BOCES School Library System OverDrive Shared Collection. Schools across the region are promoting reading and supporting literacy goals with eBooks and other forms of digital content. Learn how schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. You will also get to meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 5/15/2019

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

49. Team Implementation Guidance - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/15/2019

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on* This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

50. OverDrive Informational Workshop for Potential Participants: Soaring into the Future with OverDrive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists, School Librarians, Director of Curriculum, Director of Technology (must be from PNW BOCES SLS component districts to participate)

Dates: 5/15/2019

This workshop is for potential participants of the PNW BOCES School Library System OverDrive Shared Collection. Come and learn about joining the shared collection to better enable student literacy.

Schools across the region are promoting reading and supporting literacy goals with eBooks and other forms of digital content. Learn how schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. You will also get to meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools.

51. TIG Breakout - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/15/2019

By popular demand, we are now offering individual team work time following our morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions! This afternoon session provides school teams with an opportunity to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports. Please let the RSE-TASC specialists know if you need technical assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.
Throughout New York State, students who are culturally and linguistically diverse are over-represented in special education classifications. One of the leading factors in this problem is the inappropriate use of standardized evaluation measures and reporting of scores.

In this training, participants will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation methods, as well as the regulations behind these methods. Dynamic assessments and model evaluations will be discussed.

This training is intended for speech evaluators, school psychologists, educational evaluators and administrators of Special Education.

53. Discipline Response System Booster - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/16/2019

This full-day workshop will assist teams in constructing (or improving) their school or setting-wide discipline system and documentation process to ensure consistency from all staff and predictability for all students. Workshop participants will engage in a review of their own systemic procedures, behavior definitions, and adult responses to student behavior errors. Then, participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create tools consistent with research based best practices around discipline and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ). DAY OF TRAINING: Participants are asked to bring copies of their school’s current discipline policies and office referral forms. It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word in order to create personal, electronic versions of their discipline response system procedures. Presenter's Recommendation: Register for the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) on 6/5/19 for additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying content at your school.
This workshop is designed for those who attended the 3 hour PIO workshop or the 2 day FEMA PIO G290 training. This workshop is specific to a reunification event for a school district. Participants will be trained in specific methods and protocols for communicating reunification information for a nonviolent or violent school event.

55. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 2 (AM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2019

For Science21 Administrators or Science Kit Contact: This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of Science21 and learn how the curriculum changes will affect your district’s schools. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the session. This briefing will address the following topics: - New York State Science Learning Standards Overview—Changing Scope and Sequence of Science21—Curriculum and Instructional changes in the program—Submitting Orders—Budget Cycle—Kit and Training planning—Kit Management. Note: this is a half-day session from 8:30—11:00.

56. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 2 (PM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2019

For Science21 Administrators or Science Kit Contact: This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of Science21 and learn how the curriculum changes will affect your district’s schools. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the session. This briefing will address the following topics: - New York State Science Learning Standards Overview—Changing Scope and Sequence of Science21—Curriculum and Instructional changes in the program—Submitting Orders—Budget Cycle—Kit and Training planning—Kit Management. Note: this is a half-day session from 12:00 - 2:30.

57. Living History: Historical Expeditions: Historical Kingston and a Hudson Valley Historic Cruise

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: ALL Staff and school person

Dates: 5/17/2019 to 5/18/2019

Established in 1652 as the third settlement in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, an active participant in the American Revolution, and a major river-port during New York's 19th-century canal and steamboat era, Kingston boasts a history that spans over 300 years.

Participants will enjoy a guided walking tour of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777.View a treasury of centuries-old architecture as you walk the heart of the original stockaded village of Kingston whose street plan was designed by Provincial-Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. A tour will be given of a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the early settlers. Participants will tour the courthouse site where the New York State Constitution was drafted, and the gravesite of George Clinton, New York’s first elected governor, in the Old Dutch Church burying ground. The tour concludes with a visit to the interior of the circa 1812 Fred J. Johnston House.

Participants will then take an historic cruise on the “Rip Van Winkle” ship and get a view of history from the Hudson River’s perspective.

Participants will be able to:
- discuss the history of Kingston
- understand the reasons why Kingston was attacked during the American Revolution
- identify major events which occurred throughout the history of Kingston

Course Requirements:

1. Attendance and participation in all activities

2. Keep a personal journal

Friday, May 17th (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) 4 hours

- Lecture at Carmel High School room 400

Saturday, May 18th (9:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 10 hours

- Walking tour of Stockade District in Kingston

- River cruise on the “Rip Van Winkle”

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 5/22/2019

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

59. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/21/2019

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

The PNW BOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598: *Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:30 am-11:00 am *Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Wednesday, March 12, 2019, 8:30 am-10:00 am (preceding network meeting) *Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

60. Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/23/2019

Participants will examine inclusive strategies and practices that foster cultural openness and provide students healthy experiences of sociocultural integration. The teaching activities included seek to allow students to capitalize on their knowledge and heritage as they engage in the learning process and become members of classroom communities.

Participants will (1) Examine culture as it applies to classroom communities (2) Consider how classrooms can facilitate students' integration to mainstream culture and (3) Examine critical classroom strategies that facilitate students' cultural integration into a community of learners.

Lunch will be provided.

Many of our students come to our schools from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These students all have a lot to offer, and many times our schools do not recognize the cultural and linguistic knowledge these students bring with them.

This training will help school personnel recognize and make use of the cultural and linguistic background of their students. The more school personnel recognize the importance of understanding cultural and linguistic diversity, the better these students will perform in class.

62. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders

Dates: 5/29/2019

In this half-day learning session, participants will have the opportunity to explore elements of effective grant writing. This session will include strategies on:
- Preliminary steps and preparation of grants
- Identifying and selecting RFPs/grant opportunities that would be valuable uses of resources
- Needs assessment/data to put to use
- Program narrative/structure and guidelines for grant writing
- Grant evaluation - Sample grants for review and analysis.

63. Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/29/2019

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Research indicates that teaching social and behavioral skills to young learners is one of the best predictors of school success. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively promote healthy social-emotional development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and positive, proactive approaches to support students’ learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to early childhood settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

64. Mental Health Team Development Workshop

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/30/2019

This workshop is designed for schools and districts to train their staff members in a variety of methods to respond to a mental health crisis before, during, and after an incident. This workshop has been developed under the "Immediate Responder Philosophy" as school staff are the immediate responders in an incident and may have to deal with issues until a professional can arrive.
This workshop is the final part of a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs.

This session will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments, and resources for youth whose postsecondary goals include entering the workforce immediately or shortly after exiting from high school.

During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, postsecondary goals, entry-level employability skills, and transition assessments. Attendees will learn how to prepare students for a career upon exiting high school and what resources can assist in this process.

Other workshops in the series are as follows:

Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering College (March 28, 2019)

Transition Planning and Assessments for Students with Higher Support Needs (April 30, 2019)

*Participants may attend one or all parts of the series. Please register separately for each session.*

66. Can-Do Speaking for the World Language Classroom

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: World Language & ENL teachers of all levels of instruction

Dates: 5/31/2019

During this learning session, participants will explore methods and supports to build target language usage in their classrooms. While understanding that any type of text (books/short stories/song lyrics/poems) can serve as a platform for engagement in speaking, strategies will be shared for increasing speaking opportunities to include everyday exchanges, sharing and defending opinions, offering supporting details, describing words and characters in context, summarizing, language games and more. Educators will have time to incorporate the strategies that most interest them into an upcoming unit or any future planning, having the option of working independently or by theme with regional colleagues.

This workshop will support teachers in the following areas:
- Discussing the “road blocks” students feel/perceive/face when using the target language in class
- The ways students use language in class: formal and informal use of the target language (assessment vs. casual conversation vs. initiating a conversation)
- Using texts/poems/short stories/literature as platforms for engaging students in more rigorous opportunities to use the target language.
This workshop is designed for middle school educators and others who help prepare students and their families for transition planning, starting at age 12. Join us as we learn about regulations guiding transition practices as well as programs and opportunities available to middle school school students and those entering high school.

Topics to be covered include:

* Connecting with Families and Community Partners

* Initial Transition Review and Assessments Required for Classified Students, Age 12

* New State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards for Middle School Students

* Multiple Pathway Options and Work-Readiness Credentials

* Career Awareness Tools and Resources

This workshop is designed for school administrators and stakeholders at various levels to provide a structured format in discussing implementation strategies for providing a structured social emotional learning (SEL) class and the barriers to implementing in current school-based settings. This half-day will provide a brief overview of what DBT: STEPS-A is and its intended audience. Discussion of the current school structure, environment, and staff for potential implementation will take place. Finally, identified barriers, strategies and use of upstream approaches will be discussed with a perspective of showing initial impact among students, teachers, staff, and the school environment. Implementing a social emotional curriculum requires the support and understanding of administrators in order to assist staff in teaching an SEL class and ultimately, shifting the culture of schools to one that educates the whole child, both academically and emotionally.

69. Teaching the Whole Teen—The Opportunities and The Challenges

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school teachers and administrators

Dates: 6/3/2019 to 6/4/2019

To truly support learners, we have to provide assistance in all dimensions of their lives. Teaching the whole learner, or in this case, the whole teen, is essential if we are to prepare students for the future lives they will lead. On the first day of this two-day session participants will learn about brain development and resilience theory, and how to translate that research into middle and high school classrooms and school-wide practices. Educators will examine everyday baseline strategies that foster responsibility, reflection, communication, and collaboration. During the second day, participants will focus on the most challenging students, who need teachers and leaders to build into classrooms and schools something beyond the whole teen baseline strategies. Participants will find opportunities to stretch the environment, and share many tools to help educators hang in through the more challenging ups-and-downs of adolescent development.

Note that enrollment costs include Jeffrey Benson's acclaimed book, "Teaching the Whole Teen".
This one and a half day intermediate level training is designed for individuals who completed the initial 3-day DBT STEPS-A training and have been implementing it in their schools. This training will focus on implementation strategies, encountered barriers, challenging students, and practice of teaching lessons that participants identify pre-training. Along with a brief overview of how the lessons interact with each other, this training will also address how to generalize the skills taught in DBT STEPS-A classrooms to the school-wide environment and culture.

Lunch is provided on Day 2.

PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED’s State Board for Social Worker as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0127).

PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0117).

71. Annual Spring Law Update

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 6/4/2019

This legal update covers a variety of issues currently impacting school policies, procedures and litigation risks. The seminar leader, James Girvin, is a partner in the Albany law firm of Girvin and Ferlazzo, PC, which represents more than 70 school districts in NYS. He is experienced in collective bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration, improper practice and unfair labor practice proceedings. Jay Warona, Esq. will also be a part of the panel for this session.
DBT in Schools: Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A) is a universal social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum designed for middle and high school students in educational settings. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop coping strategies and decision-making abilities, especially under emotional distress. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is based on the skills components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that have been shown to be effective with both adults and adolescents experiencing mild to severe levels of emotional and behavioral difficulties. The primary population for DBT STEPS-A is Tier I of a multi-tier or RTI system, however, it has been effective at all levels of MTSS implementation.

The training design of the DBT STEPS-A curriculum is to establish four basic elements that are necessary in implementing the curriculum effectively: Background and Development of DBT STEPS-A, Structure and Implementation Issues, Acquisition of Skills, and Practice of Skills.
A. Background and Development
B. Structure and Implementation
C. Skill Acquisition:
D. Skill Performance:
All workshop participants will receive a copy of the DBT STEPS-A Curriculum.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on all three days.


PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED State Board for Social Worker as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0127).

PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED State Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0117).

73. Team Implementation Guidance - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/5/2019

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on*

This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them.

The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

74. TIG Breakout - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/5/2019

By popular demand, we are now offering individual team work time following our morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions!

This afternoon session provides school teams with an opportunity to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports.

Please let the RSE-TASC specialists know if you need technical assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.

75. SLS Network Meeting: End-of-Year Reflection

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

Dates: 6/6/2019

End-of-Year Reflection: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Reflect on the progress that you made on your yearly professional goals and discuss your next steps for 2019-2020 with fellow LMS. Please bring either physical or virtual artifacts.

School Library System Network Meetings are offered five times per school year and are vital in LMS communication throughout the region.

Network meeting participants: *Learn best practices from across the region *Provide feedback on a school library program problem of practice using a defined protocol *Connect work to AASL National School Library Standards and advocacy *Serve as a spokesperson for your school's and/or district's needs *Secure additional resources for your school/district *Play a critical role in the overall effective operation of the School Library System

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

The PNW BOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:30 am-9:30 am *Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:30 am-10:00 am

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

Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured.

Join us for our end of the year celebration! Stay tuned for further details.

Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed.

WE-CAN Dates:

Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.)

Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance)

Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532

Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st)

Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595

April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607

May 2 - Ability Beyond, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)

77. Integrated Co-Teaching for English Language Learners

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 6/6/2019

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

Participants will learn (1) What the 6 integrated co-teaching models are and how they differ (2) How to decide which co-teaching models to best utilize in any given lesson (3) How ENL and Content teachers can leverage their expertise to deliver instruction together (4) The elements of effective ENL co-planning and (5) How to use resources to assist in co-planning language and content instruction. Lunch will be provided.

78. PBIS Overview for Administrators - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/6/2019

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. The PBIS framework assists schools in developing school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior for every student.

This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness. At the conclusion of this overview, administrators will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to implement, improve and sustain PBIS. Administrators will be provided options for next steps, including Universal/Tier 1 team training in the fall of 2019.

79. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC June 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 6/7/2019

Join us for an opportunity to learn and share best practices regarding the use of technology as part of occupational and physical therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments. Our session will be dedicated to creating forms to track student progress using either Google Forms or Microsoft Forms.
This workshop is designed for building and district level emergency response team members interested in conducting a threat and hazard assessment for their building and developing a specific annex to that threat. This type of assessment should be done every 2-4 years as a best practice.
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning.
This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework for early childhood settings, also known as the Pyramid Model. This training is designed for preschool leadership personnel who are considering implementing or refining a positive behavior support system in their school/program. This workshop will provide an outline of the steps that need to be taken to successfully establish a continuum of social and behavioral supports in a preschool setting and provide information about eligibility for participation in the 2019-20 Preschool PBIS training cohort. Participants will have the opportunity to consider application of the information to their settings and to see examples from successful PBIS programs.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

84. Living History: Benedict Arnold and the Fort Griswold Massacre

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: ALL Staff and school person

Dates: 6/22/2019 to 6/23/2019

Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American Revolution soared to new heights in September of 1781 when he commanded a raid in Connecticut that resulted in a massacre of his former countrymen.

Following the failure of Arnold's treasonous plot to betray his country and give up the plans of West Point he against was ordered to raid the port of New London, Connecticut. The raid was a success, but the Connecticut militia stubbornly resisted British attempts to capture Fort Griswold, across the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. New London was burned, along with several ships, but many more ships escaped upriver.

Following a brief battle, the Americans surrenderedďż½whereupon the British entered the fort and massacred the defenders. However, the high level of British casualties in the overall expedition against Groton and New London led to criticism of Arnold by some of his superiors. The battle was the last major military encounter of the war in the northern United States, preceding and being overshadowed by the decisive Franco-American Siege of Yorktown about six weeks later. At the battle of Yorktown, the Marquis de Lafayette reportedly yelled, "Remember Ft. Griswold!" as American and French forces stormed the redoubts.

Participants will travel to Fort Griswold (New London, Connecticut) where the battle and subsequent massacre took place. They will set up a Living History encampment and tour the battlefield in 18th century regalia. Following the overnight encampment they will tour the New London Custom House Maritime Museum.

Participants will be able to:
- identify the reasons for Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American Revolution
- discuss Arnold's raid on Connecticut in 1781
- summarize the results of the Battle of Fort Griswold

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (10:00 AM ďż½ 8:00 PM) 10 hours
-Living History encampment and tour of Fort Griswold

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 (9:00AM ďż½ 2:00 PM) 5 Hours
-New London Custom House Maritime Museum

85. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2019 to 6/28/2019

This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
The topics include:
Reading research
Basic principles of language structure
How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
Review and reinforcement
Program implementation
Student placement, progress and monitoring
Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

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

86. Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 2: Teaching Multisensory Reading 2

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Classroom teachers K-2, reading specialists, special education teachers

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 7/3/2019

Teaching Multisensory Reading 2 expands knowledge of literary appreciation and scientifically-based language arts content. The curriculum is structured, sequential, and cumulative. The methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. Participants will hone their ability to differentiate instruction for students who need challenge and those who struggle. This course expands knowledge of the structure of the English language as well as knowledge of the spelling instructional element developed in Course 1 by exposing course participants to an in-depth analysis of syllabication and morphology of high-frequency words in the English language. Comprehension of different text structures is focused on where students learn to use metacognitive strategies to teach students how to understand the main or implied main idea. In addition, participants learn how to interpret student errors and supportive strategies for correction, strategies for group instruction maintaining diagnostic and prescriptive teaching, and vocabulary development including multi-meaning words, simple grammar, and punctuation. Participants actively engage in learning how to develop a student profile and write student progress reports as well as how to teach the writing and comprehension instructional elements in their classrooms. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.
All participants must register on My Learning Plan to participate in this course. Tuition in the amount of $990 for this course, which includes 3 graduate credits, will be paid directly to Manhattanville College upon registration with the college. For participants who are not seeking graduate credits, the cost of the course is $550. Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/27/2019

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

88. CTE Professional Certification Courses: Creating a Dynamic Classroom Environment ED 402 Cazenovia College (Undergraduate Course)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

RESCHEDULED DATE: One of the major challenges facing teachers today is classroom management. Larger class sizes and dwindling resources make it more challenging to create an engaging classroom environment. If you add students with special needs (e.g., physical disabilities, limited language skills, emotional challenges, and behavioral problems) to the mix, the challenge becomes even greater. Without a classroom management plan that addresses the organizational and social aspects of the classroom, teachers will find it difficult to maintain and instruct effectively. A well-structured classroom that focuses on cooperation and mutual respect encourages students' to take responsibility for their own actions and thus minimizes classroom disruptions. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
Required Text: Burke, Kay. What to do with the Kid Who…: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom (3rd Edition). Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight Training and Publishing. 2008.

89. NYSUT - Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: SEEKING System

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

New
To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt

SUNY Empire State College

This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Empire State College, and PNW BOCES.

90. NYSUT - Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

New
To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt

This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies,thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication,and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845 (includes required text)

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

91. 6th Annual Regional Leadership Institute

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 7/11/2019

The 6th Annual Regional Leadership Institute. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Sulla, President of IDE (Student Centered Learning) This year's theme will be Leadership for Student Engagement.

92. Living History - The Inquiry Design Model: The Battle of Saratoga

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 7/11/2019 to 7/12/2019

Participants will be immersed in an Inquiry Design Model that has been developed specifically for the Living History Education Foundation. The Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point in the American Revolution and was critical for the formation of the United States. Participants will learn living history techniques that can be incorporated into the Inquiry Design Model that is part of the Framework for New York State Standards. The instructor is a classroom teacher who regularly incorporates living history techniques into his classroom. An encampment on an actual battleground site in full period dress offers a rare opportunity for teachers to fully understand our Revolutionary past.

  • To fully understand and incorporate the Inquiry Design Model
  • To incorporate living history techniques that build collaboration and critical thinking
  • To learn the significance of the Battle of Saratoga and to understand its lasting effects
  • To learn the opportunities available to bring living history to the classroom with the assistance of the Living History Education Foundation

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 (12:00PM – 10:00 PM) – Day 1 Saratoga National Historic Park

    Discussion of Toolkit Implementation – What works? Overview of the Saratoga Campaign Presentation. Teachers are immersed in living history techniques for the day while working with the Living History Inquiry Design Model

  • Uniforms, Set up Tents, Fire Muskets and Drill, Colonial Food Prep and Meal

    Friday, July 12, 2019 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) – Day 2

  • Ranger lead tour of the battlefield
  • National Park Classroom examination of primary source documents

    LHEF covers the costs of equipment, colonial food and site fee. Participants are welcome to camp on the battlefield grounds for free on Thursday night

    Participants are responsible for travel expenses; meals and lodging that are not part of the Living History experience

  • 93. NYSUT - Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: General education, special education, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, and other support staff

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

    New

    To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt

    UNY 709 (Adelphi)

    In this course, you will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. You will investigate your curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, you will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. You will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom.

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University

    Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

    Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES. Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee.

    94. Making Vocabulary Meaningful for Students and Teachers

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators interested in building their vocabulary making skills

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/18/2019

    New
    With a focus on connotation, context clues, shades of meaning, and Greek and Latin roots, this course aims to give teachers of any discipline tools and lessons to effectively teach vocabulary in a meaningful and exciting way. The instructor will share his own lessons and projects that have made students more accountable for their own vocabulary building.

    Each day in this course, participants will focus on a different vocabulary strategy. Educators will begin each day reading an article based on the strategy focused on that day. After a discussion of the article, the instructor will share his lessons and student work. Participants will then work individually, share in subject-area groups, create a group lesson, and then meet in interdisciplinary groups. They will then share work in those groups and create an interdisciplinary lesson. Course participants will come back as a whole group and share best practices.

    Each day's intent is to not only learn new strategies, but also to add as many ideas and lessons to each teacher's vocabulary instruction repertoire as possible.

    95. Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 1: Orton-Gillingham Pathway

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers K-2, reading specialists, special education teachers

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

    The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College is a teacher training institute dedicated to expediting the acquisition of foundational literacy skill by readers from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. Recognizing the complexity of both our English language and the reading process, the Institute provides a combination of course work and in-school mentoring to enable teachers to teach their students how our written language works. This course is the first course participants must take in order to pursue certification in Orton-Gillingham. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.
    All participants must register on My Learning Plan to participate in this course. Tuition in the amount of $1543 for this course, which includes 3 graduate credits, will be paid directly to Manhattanville College upon registration with the college. For participants who are not seeking graduate credits, the cost of the course is $600.

    96. Applied Design Thinking in Education

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Superintendents, District Level Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teacher Leaders.

    Dates: 7/16/2019 to 7/17/2019

    The school community faces difficult challenges that require creative solutions. Human-centered design helps one find and activate those solutions. This 2-day workshop is a "hack-a-thon" style experience intended for educators to apply Design Thinking principles to sticky problems of practice. Building on and applying design thinking and innovation practices from IDEO, Harvard, and MIT, the facilitator will guide participants through a series of activities that will help unlock empathy, divergent and convergent thinking, ideation, prototyping, and testing to confront entrenched problems. Team participation is strongly encouraged. Participants will:
    • Surface a design challenge
    • Engage in empathy-building
    • Narrow in on creative solutions
    • Build prototypes and tests
    • Set an action plan for implementing solutions

    97. GSuite Essentials (Tuesday)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 7/16/2019

    New
    We are pleased to be partnering with AppsEvents to provide a one-day workshop focused on the essential use of G Suite in any school setting. Participants will explore application of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides & Forms and become more efficient using Chrome and Chrome Extensions. This workshop features time for individual application/exploration. Some experience with G Suite is helpful but there are no prerequisites other than having a Google account either through your school/organization or a personal Gmail account. *PNWBOCES Model Schools subscribers will receive a 15% discount

    98. GSuite Essentials (Wednesday)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 7/17/2019

    New
    We are pleased to be partnering with AppsEvents to provide a one-day workshop focused on the essential use of G Suite in any school setting. Participants will explore application of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides & Forms and become more efficient using Chrome and Chrome Extensions. This workshop features time for individual application/exploration. Some experience with G Suite is helpful but there are no prerequisites other than having a Google account either through your school/organization or a personal Gmail account. *PNWBOCES Model Schools subscribers will receive a 15% discount

    99. Strategies for High Functioning Teams

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Superintendents, District Level Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teacher Leaders.

    Dates: 7/18/2019

    Highly effective schools and districts rely on high-functioning teams. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn eight key moves that will immediately impact their school or district teams. As a result of these strategies, participants and team members will be equipped to confront barriers that get in the way of progress while developing shared purpose, laser focus, mutual respect, excellent meetings, balanced work-sharing, effective task management, joyful interpersonal relationships, and productive creativity. Drawing from extensive experience of Harvard's Meeting Wise practices and Stanford's Design Thinking protocols, this workshop will empower participants to accomplish big goals on behalf of their students and communities. Since this is a team-focused workshop, we encourage multiple members of a team to attend together, though individual leaders will also benefit from the concrete strategies offered. $326 for one district registration and $275 for district registrations over 2

    100. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General Ed Grade K teachers, Special Ed, Reading Teachers, Administrators, and other interested Educational Professionals

    Dates: 7/22/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
    Practical guidelines for implementation
    Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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

    101. The Accomplished Teaching Series Train-the-Trainers

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

    This 2 day professional learning opportunity will provide participants with the tools to engage educators in the systematic study of accomplished teaching and improvement of instructional practice.

    This program is designed to train facilitators' on the research based materials utilized in the Accomplished Teaching Series including The National Board certificate area standards and The 5 Core Propositions and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching

    This training will provide:

  • Rich, deep, collaborative conversations
  • Resources to foster the professional exploration of a common language around accomplished practice
  • The exploration of high quality materials that can be tailored to meet any contextual need

    NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch