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1. MASTERMIND

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

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

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

2. Collegial Circle for Health Educators

Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

3. Collegial Circle for Reading Interventionists

Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

4. Collegial Circle for Science Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

5. Collegial Circle for STEAM Educators

Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

6. Collegial Circle for World Language Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

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

FINAL DATE - Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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

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

  • Friday, Oct 6, 1-3 pm - In Person
  • Thursday, Feb 1, 9-11 am - Virtual
  • Thursday, May 9, 1-3 pm OR Tuesday, June 4, 1-3 pm - Virtual

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

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 8. Collegial Circle for Elementary ELA Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Through this collegial circle, regional literacy leaders will have the opportunity to learn, share, and grow around topics of interest and importance. Participants will have a forum for sharing resources and ideas, a network for continuing conversation, and an opportunity for learning between sessions. Sessions will include talks around relevant topics selected by participants, learning around an article or text, and sharing of practices around the region. Past topics have included Tier 1 instruction, culturally relevant texts, assessment practices, the science of reading, curriculum adoption and implementation, and resources for teaching reading and writing.

    9. Collegial Circle for Elementary Math Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    10. Collegial Circle for Secondary English Language Arts Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    11. Collegial Circle for Secondary Mathematics Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    12. Collegial Circle for Instructional Coaches

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/18/2023 to 5/13/2024

    Through this collegial circle, instructional coaches will have the opportunity to identify and establish a support network of coaches across the region. This unique forum may undergird any previous training or experience in coaching. Participants will guide the content roadmap-from immediate matters of evaluation to frameworks and practicalities of coaching-to promote the whole child and whole teacher. During the 2023 - 2024 school year, we will use Jim Knight's, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success, as a text.

    13. Collegial Circle for MTSS/RTI

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/15/2024

    Teachers, Administrators, and leaders in RtI coordination roles (ex. RtI coordinators, building and district administrators, curriculum leaders, and data and assessment specialists) are invited to join the group to build a cross-district network of RtI leaders. Our conversations will center around how best to use the RtI framework to maximize learning for all students. While members will drive the agenda, some topics the group will explore will be around the use of assessment, interventions, progress monitoring, and the RtI life cycle.

    14. Media Literacy Collegial Circle for Librarians

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    Hey ChatGPT: Write a one-paragraph description of a media literacy collegial circle for school librarians. Make it irresistible. As a school librarian, you understand the importance of media literacy education for your students. Join our collegial circle of fellow librarians who share your passion for teaching students how to navigate today's complex media landscape. Come together to share best practices, strategies for curriculum development, and resources. Through collaboration and discussion, we'll help each other to become leaders in media literacy education, ensuring that our students have the critical thinking skills they need to discern fact from fiction, evaluate sources, and become informed and engaged citizens. Metamessage intended. Hope to see you there!

    15. Collegial Circle for Art Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/9/2024

    In a technically-focused world, we have a responsibility to educate the whole child. Art has always provided diverse opportunities for communication, expression, and motivating activities for all types of learners. As we move into a new era of art education, our programs should be able to further support this. The collegial circle for visual arts teachers will allow us to meet, share, and communicate approaches for this type of classroom and curriculum. This program will provide K-12 art teachers with ideas on how to motivate, engage, and create real-world experiences for their students.

    16. Collegial Circle for Music Educators (In-Person Option)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    This collegial circle will focus on ways in which music educators can foster their instruction to have a deeper impact on their students, schools, districts, and communities. Through discussion, shared readings, and Learning Walks, members will review research and practices that optimize the impact of music education, explore ways to perfect and refine their craft, and identify ways to collaborate with local community partners to create authentic experiences for students.

    17. Collegial Circle for Music Educators (Virtual Option)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    This collegial circle will focus on ways in which music educators can foster their instruction to have a deeper impact on their students, schools, districts, and communities. Through discussion, shared readings, and Learning Walks, members will review research and practices that optimize the impact of music education, explore ways to perfect and refine their craft, and identify ways to collaborate with local community partners to create authentic experiences for students.

    18. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

    Dates: 1/8/2024

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

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

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

    19. For the Love of Data - Cultivating Collaborative Cultures for Inquiry

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 3/4/2024 to 6/5/2024

    In the professional learning opportunity, For the Love of Data - Cultivating Collaborative Cultures for Inquiry, teachers, leaders, and district data teams embark on a three-part journey to demystify and humanize the Data-Driven Continuous School Improvement process. On Day 1, they prepare the field for inquiry work, exploring collaborative norms and models of Data-Driven Inquiry. Day 2 focuses on effective meeting structures and roles, emphasizing deep listening and decision-making in data conversations. Day 3 delves into the three stages of inquiry, Data-Driven Learning, and tool selection.

    20. Pop Up PL: Leadership on the Go!

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building and District Leaders

    Dates: 5/8/2024 to 6/4/2024

    Are you interested in hearing about ideas and ways to address everyday leadership issues? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, please join us for our NEW virtual Leadership on the Go series with Jen Lamia, Superintendent of Byram Hills Central School District and Dr. Jim Kaishian, Superintendent of Briarcliff Union Free School District.. During these monthly early evening sessions, you will join Jen and Jim as they share their everyday leadership triumphs and challenges and engages other leaders in sharing their advice, experience and expertise to address the issues that we as leaders are all grappling with particularly at this time of the year. Find inspiration from connecting with other leaders while enjoying a good dose of laughter and comradery along the way!
    Facilitators will guide school leaders in an analysis of NYS Guidance Documents and an application of ideas from this guidance to their individual leadership practice and context. Participants will consider research foundations of NYS policy for educating ELLs/ MLLs and issues of compliance. Facilitators will share a rationale for ELL/MLL focus in leadership practices and strategies for creating systems of support for these students and their teachers. School leaders will be invited to create an action plan that they will be able to implement in the 2023-2024 school year.

    22. Navigating the Changing World of Literacy Instruction: A Mini-Course for Literacy Leaders on the Science of Reading and the Science of Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: District curriculum leaders, principals, district literacy leads

    Dates: 5/20/2024 to 6/12/2024

    In this two-day learning series, participants will focus on what the research says about literacy instruction and teaching and learning in general. During the initial day, educational leaders will learn and solidify important knowledge about what children need in order to learn to read, and how educators can most effectively teach that content. This learning will be accompanied by articles that describe the best research in the field of both literacy and instruction. During the second day of the workshop, participants will engage in a careful review of New York State's Back to Basics guidelines. This will be followed by time to review their own district's literacy curriculum and practices, so that all can identify bright spots in their current work and areas that deserve improvement and new resources. Throughout the multi-day learning session, educators will be provided with time for discussion, collaboration, and feedback, so that all leave knowing that their plans for the year ahead are well conceived.

    23. THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM WORKSHOP (COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL THREAT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES TRAINING)

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 5/30/2024

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

    24. Book Repair Workshop

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: School library media specialists, teachers assigned to the library, school library support staff

    Dates: 5/30/2024

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    Book Doctor Workshops provide book care training with the aim of helping you keep your collection in circulation longer. Training includes protection and repair techniques and offers:
    *A hands-on experience
    *Ideas for protecting books ahead of circulation
    *Tried-and-true methods for a variety of repairs

    Your training will be tailored to your specific needs, but workshops typically cover how to do basic page repairs, tip-ins, hinge and spine repairs, book jacket and laminate applications, and how to reinforce spines.



    Course notes with links to other free resources such as how-to videos, product directories, and a repair guide will be provided.



    Course materials:
    Hard cover and soft cover books, and small tools will be supplied for you.



    Course instructor:
    Your Book Doctor is Kimberly Young. She's worked in a wide variety of library settings across regionally, socially, and culturally diverse areas of the U.S. Her work focuses on collection development, material processing, and book care. As the Book Doctor, she's traveled the country helping hundreds of attendees build a range of new skills, a better understanding of processing books, and confidence. Kimberly loves meeting all the new people who are as passionate about book care as she is.

    Please note that Overview of Current Issues Impacting LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools is a prerequisite for this course. It serves as a foundational knowledge base for the rest of The Loft offerings. Please sign up for that course first.

    In this workshop, we will explore various strategies to alleviate the stressors experienced by LGBTQ+ youth within educational settings. Our goals include:

  • Creating a Welcoming Environment: We will raise awareness of best practices that foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere within schools, emphasizing the positive impact it can have on LGBTQ+ youth.
  • The Role of GSAs and Support Clubs: Gain an understanding of the pivotal role that Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) and similar support clubs play in providing a safe space and support for LGBTQ+ students.
  • Zero Tolerance Guide: Review the 'Zero Tolerance Guide' to better comprehend its principles and applications in combating discrimination and bullying within schools.
  • Bullying Scenarios and Effective Strategies: Engage in discussions centered on real-life bullying scenarios, and explore effective strategies for prevention and intervention.
  • Interactive Learning: Participate in vignettes and interactive group activities designed to deepen your understanding and reinforce practical approaches.
  • Exploring Anti-LGBTQ+ Bullying Literature: We'll delve into the available literature on anti-LGBTQ+ bullying to equip you with valuable insights and resources.

    Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to create a supportive and nurturing environment for LGBTQ+ youth in schools. By addressing the unique challenges they face, we can contribute to their overall well-being and success

    This workshop is FREE for ACTION Collaborative Network district members and is part of the LGBTQ Collaborative.

  • 26. Function-Based Thinking Online: A Proactive Process to Support Student Behavior in the Classroom

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Preschool - Grade 12 Teachers, Assistants, Administrators, Clinicians.

    Dates: 6/3/2024

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    This self-paced, online training is designed for educators in both general education and special education settings. Function-based thinking is an evidence-based strategy that has been shown to be effective with students of all ages and ability levels. By the end of this training, participants will be able to identify and define behavioral functions, understand why students engage in problem behavior, and develop function-based strategies for responding to challenging behaviors and encouraging the use of appropriate social and communication skills.

    This is an asynchronous online course, meaning that you can complete this course at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to the course end date (7/14/24). It should take approximately five (5) hours to complete this course in its entirety, but you do not need to complete the entire course in one sitting. Interactive activities are embedded throughout the course to check for understanding and help participants consider how to apply information to their settings.

    Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Online Workshop Access Instructions Sent/Workshop Begins: Monday, June 3, 2024
    Online Workshop Ends: Sunday, July 14, 2024

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

    27. Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do It

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Administrators; Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/3/2024

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    Increasing ability to provide strategic instruction based on data to provide greater access to curriculum and improve student achievement. This training will help participants identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions.

    This in-person workshop will take place at PUTNAM|NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES.

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

    Registration Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Workshop Date: Monday, June 3rd; from 9:00am to 2:00pm

    28. Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do It for TEACHING ASSISTANTS

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: TEACHING ASSISTANTS interested in learning how to use data to drive instruction/interventions and how to apply it.

    Dates: 6/3/2024

    This session will be worth a total of 6 CTLE credits for completion of the entire course. Please note, the asynchronous, self-guided portion starts on June 3rd. There is no meeting on June 3rd. You have until June 17th to complete the coursework which should take 4 hours to complete. The Zoom session will be held on Wednesday, June 12th from 3:30 pm -5:30 pm. totaling 6 hours.

    Teaching Assistants will identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. Learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem and learn how to determine the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction.

    The interactive, hybrid course requires participants to complete a self-paced, asynchronous course online using our D2L/Brightspace platform AND attending a mandatory Zoom session.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Asynchronous Course Begins/Access Instructions Sent: Monday, June 3, 2024
    Mandatory Zoom Session: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Course Ends: Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

    29. Future of Education Annual Gathering: A Deeper Dive into Generative AI

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and Leaders

    Dates: 6/4/2024

    Welcome to the Future of Education Symposium, focused on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and teaching and learning! We will begin our day with a keynote speaker, followed by several Think Tank sessions. Opportunities to discuss our work within districts and across roles will take place as will a sharing session at the conclusion of the event.

    30. SLS End-of-Year Network Meeting: Goal Reflection

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 6/5/2024

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

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

    31. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    There are many opportunities to earn diplomas, credentials and in some cases - both! Join us as we explore the Multiple Pathway (4+1) options available to students seeking to earn Regents as well as local diplomas.

    Information about Regents score appeals will be reviewed. We will also discuss requirements to earn the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

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

    Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 1, 2024, 11:59 pm
    This is a virtual session

    32. SIFE Success: Know Your Students and Strategies

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    Help! I have a newcomer in my classroom! What should I do? Teachers can start by taking this foundational seminar on Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) students and spend time exploring characteristics of SIFE students to better serve their needs in the classroom. During this seminar, participants will learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that both honor students' backgrounds and support the intense needs of this population in order to foster SIFE success. This also provides a strong knowledge base for future learning opportunities on SIFE literacy, differentiation and culturally responsive instruction.

    33. SLS Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 6/5/2024

    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.

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 6/5/2024

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

    35. How Animals Can Enrich Your Students and Classroom; and How You Can Enrich Your Animals

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teacher and coaches

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    Do you have or are you interested in keeping animals in your classroom? This workshop is designed to give teachers the tools they need to select an appropriate animal for their classroom, to provide optimal care for the animal, and to cultivate an enriching classroom community for both students and animals. We'll discuss ways to incorporate classroom animals into social emotional learning, NYSSLS, and literacy standards to enhance lesson plans and improve student engagement. This workshop aims to foster a deeper understanding of animals in the classroom and how to utilize them, and to develop a network of support and resources for our district partners.

    36. Academic Screening & Class-Wide Intervention After Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, and administrators

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    This training is intended to assist educators in remediating COVID-19 pandemic-related learning loss; provide strategies for distinguishing pandemic-related learning loss from students at-risk for academic difficulties and/or learning disabilities; and introduce educators to the use of class-wide progress monitoring and intervention as tools for identifying students for intensified intervention services.

    This training is the fourth offering in a sequence designed to provide an overview of data-driven literacy instruction to improve outcomes for all readers.

    Every training requires its own registration.

    You do not need to attend every session.

    February: Best Practices in Screening Academic Deficits

    May: Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring Introduction

    June: Identifying and Intensifying Intervention: What to Do and How to Do It

    June: Academic Screening & Class-Wide Intervention After Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 11:59pm

    37. Co-Teaching: A Comprehensive Approach & Planning for Instruction

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

    Dates: 6/6/2024

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

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

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

    This in-person workshop will take place at PUTNAM|NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES.

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

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Workshop Date: Thursday, June 6th; from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    38. Explicit Instruction: An Evidence-Based Practice for Effective and Long-Term Learning Rockland BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Administrators; Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 6/6/2024

    This explicit instruction training is intended to support participants' knowledge of explicit instruction and teacher's abilities to effectively implement explicit instruction.

    Explicit instruction is a high leverage practice that has proven to be effective for special education students. Participants will learn how to use the Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers (RESET) Explicit Instruction Rubric (EIR) which is aligned with best instructional practices for students with disabilities within this training.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

    39. Foundations of Job Coaching for Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experiences

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Special and general education teachers, special and general education administrators, WBL coordinators, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, school counselors, transition specialists, agency/community service providers or case managers, and job coaches.

    Dates: 6/7/2024

    Join us to learn about the role of the job coach in work-based learning experiences. We will explore task analysis and other training methods to support skill acquisition in the workplace. You will learn about effective communication, data collection and problem solving for successful wok based learning experiences aligned with your students' IEPs.

    This in-person workshop will take place at PUTNAM|NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES.

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

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Workshop Date: Friday, June 7th; from 9:00am to 11:30am

    40. Shifting the Balance (3-5): Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3-5 teachers, literacy coaches, special education teachers, reading interventionists, principals, district leaders

    Dates: 6/10/2024

    Wait List
    It seems that talk about the science of reading and the call for changed practices in the literacy classroom is everywhere these days. But so much of this conversation has focused on beginning readers. If you're an educator supporting upper elementary readers--or even younger readers who have grown beyond their peers--you've likely wondered, "What about us? What does the current body of research reveal about practices in intermediate classrooms?”


    In this workshop, Katie Egan Cunningham, co-author of Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom, introduces six shifts for upper elementary teachers to consider as they work to make reading success more accessible for all students. Across the day, Katie will zoom in on common practices that need reexamination, use scientific research to untangle misunderstandings related to those practices, and offer brain-friendly, high-leverage instructional moves, as an alternative.

    41. Shifting the Balance (3-5): Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Grade 3-5 teachers, literacy coaches, special education teachers, reading interventionists, principals, district leaders

    Dates: 6/10/2024

    It seems that talk about the science of reading and the call for changed practices in the literacy classroom is everywhere these days. But so much of this conversation has focused on beginning readers. If you're an educator supporting upper elementary readers--or even younger readers who have grown beyond their peers--you've likely wondered, "What about us? What does the current body of research reveal about practices in intermediate classrooms?”


    In this workshop, Katie Egan Cunningham, co-author of Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom, introduces six shifts for upper elementary teachers to consider as they work to make reading success more accessible for all students. Across the day, Katie will zoom in on common practices that need reexamination, use scientific research to untangle misunderstandings related to those practices, and offer brain-friendly, high-leverage instructional moves, as an alternative.

    42. ENL Curriculum Development: Preparation and Priming

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: ENL Educators

    Dates: 6/11/2024 to 6/12/2024

    In this two-day workshop, facilitators Dr. Karen Gregory and Dr. Gretchen Oliver will lead ENL teachers in curriculum development for stand-alone ENL. With a dual focus on research-based methodology for teaching multilingual learners and New York State standards, participants will be able to create thematic units to engage learners in academic content while they simultaneously develop English language skills. Facilitators will share examples of stand-alone instructional cycles that reinforce all language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and metalinguistic) and provide ELLs/MLLs with the requisite background knowledge to engage with the grade-level content they are expected to learn in their content-area classes. They will offer opportunities for self-assessment and reflection, as well as provide participants with a variety of tools and templates to use in summer curriculum development projects.

    43. The Entry/Re-Entry Plan Approach

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders New to Their Position or Re-Entering Their Position

    Dates: 6/11/2024 to 7/9/2024

    A strong Entry Plan is essential for any leader, whether new to a role, new to a district, or hitting the reset button in your current role. Focused and intentional entry planning involves a collaborative methodology for leading change and seeks input and feedback from your community. The process builds trust and enhances relationships while fostering a culture of transparency, which can be even more challenging for new leaders in our current environment. During this 3-session virtual series, participants will unpack the concepts within the Entry Plan Approach and craft their own Entry Plan for their current role or a future role they anticipate. Participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous tasks to develop an understanding of why leaders plan for their entry, how to effectively execute the plan even in a virtual environment, and why some leaders develop a Re-entry Plan after they have spent a few years in their role. By the end of this series, participants will have a drafted plan to ensure a productive and informative school year. A copy of the book The Entry Plan Approach by Barry Jentz is included in the program fee.

    44. Advanced Threat Assessment Triage Team Training (Module F)

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 6/13/2024

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

    45. Wilson Fundations® (In-Person) Level 2 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    Fundations® Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum.

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

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

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

  • 46. Collegial Circle for Athletic Directors

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 6/13/2024

    The focus of this collegial circle is to support the unique and challenging needs of Athletic Directors. Members will learn and grow from and with each other, as they seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share best practices and resources, improve programs, and hear how different schools and districts approach a variety of relevant and timely issues.

    47. Health Heroes Summer Summit

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 6/14/2024

    Pack up for summer with new ideas for September, learn how to feel empowered and united as health educators in a sensitive and/or uncomfortable situation, and exchange learning experiences/ assessments with other Health teachers on various content and skills. This professional learning opportunity will provide you with not only teaching techniques, but also a useful refresher on the NYS/SHAPE Learning Standards for Health Education.

    48. Sustainability Curriculum and Instruction: A Focus of the Regional Sustainability Consortium

    Program: Center for Environmental Education

    Audience: Teachers, Instructional Leaders & Coaches

    Dates: 6/14/2024

    Environmental Literacy and Sustainability are foundational to our future and those of our students. Join a community of forward-thinking individuals with a focus on SUSTAINABILITY INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM. As a special focus, the noted educator and environmental consultant, Rachel Arbor, will demonstrate how to connect current NYS standards to important sustainability and environmental curricular work. We will also explore and share a bevy of resources available to support planning and instruction as New York considers joining several adjoining states in ensuring sustainability and climate education is a future K-12 requirement. Attendees will also have the time to move forward with some of their sustainability initiatives with the support of Rachel and other experts in the group. The principle underlying the idea of "Sustainability” is respect for life and access to everything needed to have a good and full life. This workshop represents the first in a proposed series intended to bring together invested educational field stakeholders around sustainability and to improve everyone's ability to live the highest quality life.

    49. Wilson: Just Words® (In-Person) Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 6/14/2024

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

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

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


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


    *This workshop will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (not 2:00 PM).

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

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

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

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

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

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

    Participants will be able to:

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

    Registration Fee - $150.00

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

  • 51. Shifting the Balance (3-5): Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3-5 teachers, literacy coaches, special education teachers, reading interventionists, principals, district leaders

    Dates: 6/18/2024

    Wait ListNew
    It seems that talk about the science of reading and the call for changed practices in the literacy classroom is everywhere these days. But so much of this conversation has focused on beginning readers. If you're an educator supporting upper elementary readers--or even younger readers who have grown beyond their peers--you've likely wondered, "What about us? What does the current body of research reveal about practices in intermediate classrooms?”


    In this workshop, Katie Egan Cunningham, co-author of Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom, introduces six shifts for upper elementary teachers to consider as they work to make reading success more accessible for all students. Across the day, Katie will zoom in on common practices that need reexamination, use scientific research to untangle misunderstandings related to those practices, and offer brain-friendly, high-leverage instructional moves, as an alternative.

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 6/18/2024

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

    53. Harvard Leading Change

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and Educational Leaders

    Dates: 6/19/2024

    This asynchronous online course runs from June 19, 2024 to July 17, 2024 on Harvard's HBS Online platform. Frontline registration must be completed by Friday, June 6, 2024. Leading Change, part of the Harvard Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML), is designed to equip school leaders with the skills they need to successfully drive school change and help diverse stakeholders establish priorities and improve practice. Participant learning will focus on three key pillars of successful school leadership: adaptive leadership, culture, and equity. Module 1: The Adaptive Leadership Framework - Apply a framework for building and distributing leadership, engaging and empowering others in solving your school's most challenging problems, including those that require shifts in beliefs and practices. Module 2: The Application of Adaptive Leadership - Operationalize the fundamental belief that the principal can and should set the culture of a school. Develop the knowledge and skills to lead a diverse school community that supports all students in reaching their potential. Module 3: Culture - Learn how to establish a sense of urgency, craft and communicate a strong vision, and actively shape your school's culture. Module 4: Equity - Explore, identify and address equity challenges by using data, and learn how to build an equitable school culture that promotes excellence for all. Participants will earn 15 CTLE Hours.

    54. Harvard University - Leading Learning

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 6/19/2024

    Leading Learning is designed to help PNW BOCES school leaders develop the school structures, systems, supports, and culture that lead to excellent teaching and learning in every classroom, for every student. This program will run from June 19, 2024 through July 17, 2024. Registration through Frontline and HBS Online must be completed by June 7, 2024.

    55. Harvard University Leading School Strategy and Innovation

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 6/19/2024

    Leading School Strategy and Innovation designed to equip PNWBOCES school leaders with the skills they need to take a strategic approach to identifying challenges, analyzing the causes, incorporating innovation, and driving whole school improvement. Module 1 - Foundational Steps of School Leadership Module 2 - Diagnosis for Alignment and Action Module 3 - Leading Innovation Module 4 - Executing Improvement and Innovation This online program runs from June 19, 2024 through July 17, 2024.

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 6/24/2024

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

    57. Students with Disabilities Extension Series for Grades Pre K/K

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 7/2/2024

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Middle and High School English and Social Studies Educators

    Dates: 7/3/2024

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

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

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

    60. NYSUT Building Communication and Teamwork in the Classroom

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

    UNY 704 Adelphi University

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

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


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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School District Leaders in PPS and SPED

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

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

    62. 11th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI)

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/9/2024

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

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

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


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

    64. Utilizing Graphic Novels to Enhance Visual Literacy

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-8 Educators

    Dates: 7/9/2024

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

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 7/10/2024

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3-6 Educators

    Dates: 7/11/2024

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


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

    68. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training- Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

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

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

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

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

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com

    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/15/2024

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Dates: 7/15/2024

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


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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Literacy, School, & District Leaders

    Dates: 7/16/2024

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

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

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

    74. Boosting Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

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

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


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

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

    75. Organizational Approaches to Support SEL

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/17/2024

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

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

    76. Great Graphic Novels

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Grade 3-12 Educators

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

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Business and District Leaders

    Dates: 7/17/2024

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

    78. Culturally Responsive Social Justice Leadership Practices

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Elementary Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 7/18/2024

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

    79. Living History: Join the Continental Army

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

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

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

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

    Participants will be able to:

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

    Registration Fee - $150.00

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Secondary teachers that assign writing and research projects

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

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

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

    Target Audience: Secondary educators that assign writing and research projects

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/22/2024

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

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

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

    83. Adopting Programs that Build SEL Competencies

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/23/2024

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

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

    84. Empowering Learners with Digital Composition

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/23/2024

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


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

    85. Science of Reading in Pre-K: Language Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Dates: 7/24/2024

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


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

    86. Guide to CASEL SEL Programs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/25/2024

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

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

    87. Tell Me Why: Science of Reading in Practice

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/25/2024

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


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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: General and special education teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade K-5 Educators

    Dates: 7/29/2024

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


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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/30/2024

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 7/31/2024

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 7/31/2024

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    94. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training- Cohort 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building Leaders

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

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

    96. Implementing SEL Programs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/6/2024

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

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

    97. SEL Considerations for the MTSS Team

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/7/2024

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

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

    Dates: 8/7/2024

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Education Technology

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: K-8 Educators

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

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

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

    Day 1

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


    Day 2

  • Phonics
  • Fluency


    Day 3

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 8/13/2024

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

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