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1. The 7th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) - VIRTUALLY 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 7/15/2020

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VIRTUALLY 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $25 individual price - district teams get 5th registration free Transformational leaders inspire and influence their teams toward a vision that is realized through shared purpose and a commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all students. This year, our 7th Annual Regional Leadership Institute will highlight the transformational leaders and teams in our region who have made an impact on the lives of their students and communities. Participants in this year's Regional Leadership Institute can expect to:
  • Hear powerful stories from a variety of the region's districts and take a deep dive into how these leaders realized their visions
  • Engage in role-based discussions with regional colleagues in similar leadership levels
  • Form an action plan with their district teams to transform teaching and learning in their schools.

2. Pairing Down Units of Study in Reading for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Learning (K-2)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-2 Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Teachers

Dates: 7/15/2020

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In this session, participants will discuss ways educators can streamline the Units of Study in Reading to make day-to-day lessons clear and concise for in-person, remote, and/or hybrid learning. The session will focus on identifying the larger goals of the unit and will teach participants ways to select appropriate teaching points so that each unit can be completed in a timely manner.

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Teaching inside of the structure of a reading workshop
  • Teaching methods for mini lessons
  • Being responsive to students' needs
  • Adapting lessons to personalize them to teacher's own style and tone
  • Unit goals that allow one to gain autonomy for adding and removing lessons
  • Using components for balanced literacy to allow for greater transfer
  • Practices for sustaining a well-managed and efficient workshop
  • 3. Pairing Down Units of Study in Reading for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Learning (3-5)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Teachers

    Dates: 7/15/2020

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    In this session, participants will discuss ways educators can streamline the Units of Study in Reading to make day-to-day lessons clear and concise for in-person, remote, and/or hybrid learning. The session will focus on identifying the larger goals of the unit and will teach participants ways to select appropriate teaching points so that each unit can be completed in a timely manner.

    Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Teaching inside of the structure of a reading workshop
  • Teaching methods for mini lessons
  • Being responsive to students' needs
  • Adapting lessons to personalize them to teacher's own style and tone
  • Unit goals that allow one to gain autonomy for adding and removing lessons
  • Using components for balanced literacy to allow for greater transfer
  • Practices for sustaining a well-managed and efficient workshop
  • 4. Pairing Down Units of Study in Writing for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Learning (K-2)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Literacy Coaches

    Dates: 7/16/2020

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    In this session, participants will discuss ways educators can streamline the Units of Study in Writing to make day-to-day lessons clear and concise for in-person, remote, and/or hybrid learning. The session will focus on identifying the larger goals of the unit and will teach participants ways to select appropriate teaching points so that each unit can be completed in a timely manner.

    Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Teaching inside of the structure of a writing workshop
  • Teaching methods for mini lessons
  • Being responsive to students' needs
  • Adapting lessons to personalize them to teacher's own style and tone
  • Unit goals that allow one to gain autonomy for adding and removing lessons
  • Using components for balanced literacy to allow for greater transfer
  • Practices for sustaining a well-managed and efficient workshop
  • 5. Living History: American Revolution 250 - Liberty or Loyalty

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 7/16/2020 to 7/17/2020

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    250 years ago, colonists in the Hudson Valley were forced to make a choice to either remain loyal to England or join the Rebels in Revolution. Citizens of the Hudson Valley will be forced to make choices with dire consequences.

    The course will take participants to sites associated with the Patriots, as well as the Loyalist.

    The course will include Living History activities and an optional overnight encampment at Tilly Foster Farm.

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    6. Elementary Principal Forum

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 7/16/2020 to 9/3/2020

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    Summer Forum will meet every Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Remaining dates for the 2020/2021 school year will be determined. Join regional elementary principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting K-5 building leaders, such as:
    • Services RTI - Special Education
    • Classifications
    • ENL
    • Legal Q & A with APPR Focus
    • Difficult Conversations
    • NYSED Updates with Curriculum

    7. Pairing Down Units of Study in Writing for In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid Learning (3-5)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers, Literacy Coaches

    Dates: 7/16/2020

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    In this session, participants will discuss ways educators can streamline the Units of Study in Writing to make day-to-day lessons clear and concise for in-person, remote, and/or hybrid learning. The session will focus on identifying the larger goals of the unit and will teach participants ways to select appropriate teaching points so that each unit can be completed in a timely manner.

    Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Teaching inside of the structure of a writing workshop
  • Teaching methods for mini lessons
  • Being responsive to students' needs
  • Adapting lessons to personalize them to teacher's own style and tone
  • Unit goals that allow one to gain autonomy for adding and removing lessons
  • Using components for balanced literacy to allow for greater transfer
  • Practices for sustaining a well-managed and efficient workshop
  • 8. NYSUT - Mindfulness in Today's Classroom ***NOW BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/24/2020

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

    Healthy stress is natural. Helping students learn how to appropriately deal with the daily stressors throughout their day is important so they can develop this life skill. Left unchecked, stress can reach unhealthy levels and impact all facets of children's development. In our current modern education system, toxic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, health issues, low academic performance, decreased social interactions and other emotional concerns. These negative effects of toxic stress impact both teachers and students thus resulting in an unhappy classroom environment. In this course, participants will examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools.

    Mindfulness allows educators to discover their professional impact through five essential elements-Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk and Thought (HEART). Through this exploration of the "heartprint", they leave on each child, teachers will be able to explore how their personal and professional qualities impact the students in their room. The author to the course text, Dr. Timothy Kanold indicates, "HEART provides a road map for the path of an educational professional: Professionals are emotionally more positive and thus Happier, are generally more Engaged in their work, seek Alliances as part of happier collaborative communities, are more willing to take focused Risks, and exhibit a Thought and wisdom practice that results in increased student learning.".

    Target audience: All educators grades K-12

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through SUNY Empire State College

    In-service credit based on district policy

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

    Coordination fee: WAIVED payable to PNW BOCES.

    9. NYSUT - Social Emotional Learning: A New Approach (CURI 6526) ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/24/2020

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    CURI 6526 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661119

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

    This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

    Three Required Texts:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom 1st Edition, ISBN #13: 978141291481, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, ISBN #13: 9781934441152 & The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education Paperback 2014, ASIN: #B010EVNDP8 & additional participant booklet available as a download in Frontline.

    Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when enrolled in six (6) or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction. (Online course work does not apply)

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

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES (WAIVED)

    10. Educational Leadership Series: Surviving and Thriving

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School Leaders

    Dates: 7/21/2020 to 8/11/2020

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    This exciting three part virtual learning series is designed as 90 minute sessions and will be unique in it's own and filled with energy, engagement, give-a-ways and so many take-a-ways. Session 1: The School Leader: Surviving & Thriving In this high energy, fun, interactive session, Andrew will touch on the highlights from his half-day & full-day workshops on many aspects of being a school leader: Exuding energy and enthusiasm, the power of storytelling, owning your time, and ending with the powerful concept of successful vs. significant. Participants should be prepared to participate virtually through menti.com as well as share out. He will share many of the concepts in his book, The Principal: Surviving & Thriving. You will laugh, cry, and certainly be energized when finished! Session 2: The Uncommon Scenarios: What would you do? We as school leaders face so many situations in school and beyond. People, problems, and "this needs your attention now"½ come at us constantly, and sometimes we wonder: What should I do? Whether you are a beginner or veteran, come share in this session where Andrew will present a number of different and unbelievable challenging scenarios, and then ask the question to a participant: What would you do? Then, he along with the group will debrief, discuss, and talk out all the best practices in handling these difficult situations. No judging, just sharing, learning, growing, and certainly laughing during this powerful learning experience. Session 3: Leadership Tales: from the Hardwood to the Schools Andrew Marotta is a HS Principal & former Division 1 college basketball official. He will share points about loyalty, how to be at your best when it matters the most, how to balance your time, the power of your presence, how to make "the right call", how to stand tall while others "boo"½, support your colleagues and more. You will laugh, cry, and be moved to think and grow during this powerful, story-filled session.

    11. #SummerTech2020: Integrating Science and Mathematic Simulations

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/21/2020

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    Join us as we explore how PHET.org can support science and mathematics concepts. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    12. Becoming a Designer of Student Learning - Module A: Power Up Student Voice and Choice By Designing An Authentic Task

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of all grade levels and disciplines

    Dates: 7/22/2020 to 8/4/2020

    Students learn deeply when they are asked to use their knowledge and skills to create, design, teach or solve real problems. This module will highlight six design moves that increase authenticity and amplify student voice and choice. Teachers will be able to design or revise an authentic task for their students in this interactive workshop. The module begins with a 1.5 hour synchronous virtual meeting, followed by a 2 hour self-paced segment, and ends with another 1.5 hour synchronous session. Each participant will also have an opportunity for a 1-1 conference with the facilitator and will receive written feedback.

    13. Teaching Grammar: What Really Works (Grades 4-12)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: English Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education Teachers (Grades 4-12)

    Dates: 7/22/2020 to 7/23/2020

    This two-day online series will demonstrate engaging ways to teach parts of speech, sentence structure, and the patterns of Standard English by using hands-on manipulatives, visuals, word games, and auditory rhythms. Grammar instruction is durable, sensible, and useful when students discover that most of it is about naming concepts that they already know intuitively, whether they are native speakers of English or not. This methodology is based on the principles of brain-based pedagogy and the principles of language acquisition.

    Participants will explore why traditional grammar instruction has not been effective and will focus on how to use parts of speech to improve writing and vocabulary. Participants will focus on phrases and clauses, punctuation, sentence combining, sentence elaboration, and using mentor texts to emulate well-written sentences.

    Amy Benjamin is the author of several books on teaching grammar, including Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop.

    14. #SummerTech2020: Documentary Films in the Classroom

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/22/2020

    Join us as we explore how Ken Burns in the Classroom can support the study of history. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    15. Digital Learning and Virtual Supervision for School Leaders

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/22/2020 to 8/19/2020

    School leaders are instructional leaders, and the virtual learning world requires an understanding of the shared language, historical evolution and current definitions of Key terms in digital learning and virtual supervision. In this three part series, participants will:
  • Distinguish the roles of teacher supervision and evaluation employing both the contexts of historical evolution and collective bargaining. Participants will learn the national standards for quality online teaching and will both refine and apply them within their current leadership and instructional roles.
  • Prepare with state of the art online tools and instruments needed to supervise and evaluate teachers in the virtual space. This session will ask: What are the strategies to improve on line virtual supervision? What are the characteristics of and potential models for synchronous, asynchronous and blended evaluation models? What techniques does Google Classroom provide to support and observe teachers?
  • Compare and contrast standards and evaluate their applicability to varied virtual learning environments. Participants will crosswalk between the eight ( 8 ) Standards of the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (2019) and the Danielson Framework Domain Standards. Using the Danielson, Marshall or similar traditional approved classroom teacher framework, participants will identify at least five specific concepts, such as " student engagement", "parent communication", etc. Would these teacher behaviors look the same, somewhat different, or very different when teaching in a traditional, synchronous or asynchronous learning environment? Would supervisory feedback change across these environments?
  • 16. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 7/22/2020

    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.

    17. Edupreneur Insitute -VIRTUALLY 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - A LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Educators who want to learn, grow, and explore new avenues for entrepreneurship in education

    Dates: 7/23/2020

    VIRTUALLY 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - A LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU Edupreneurs are global-minded educators with a passion for learning and are committed to sharing ideas, strategies, and expertise with colleagues in and beyond their schools. Technology and social media have provided more opportunity for educators to build their entrepreneurial skills and contribute to the field in meaningful and exciting ways. This institute will bring the edupreneurs in our region together to learn, grow, and explore new avenues for entrepreneurship in education. Session presenters will provide guidance for those considering pathways for expanding their reach. Participants will also hear from a panel of women in entrepreneurship, and a panel on the ethics and legal obligations of edupreneurs Current edupreneurs will develop a network of support with educators at all levels who are exploring an expansion of their reach and leveraging their expertise into publishing, social media, and consulting roles. EVAN ROB - KEYNOTE SPEAKER Evan Robb is presently a building level principal in Virginia. He has over twenty years of experience serving as a building level principal including opening a Junior High School. Prior to being a school principal, he was an English teacher, department chair, and Assistant Principal. Early in his career, Evan received the Horace Mann Educator of the Year Award. In addition, the NCTE Commission on Reading selected him to serve on its board. His first book titled, The Principal's Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community was published by Scholastic in the fall of 2007. His newest book, The Ten- Minute Principal is being published by Corwin in May 2019. Evan and Laura Robb collaborated with Davis Burgess Publishing to write, Team Makers which will be published in the summer of 2019. In addition, Evan and Laura will publish, A School Full of Readers with Benchmark Education in the fall of 2019.

    18. Fostering Action Civics with Generation Citizen

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 7/23/2020

    Growing civically-minded and engaged learners doesn't happen by itself. Nor does it happen overnight. Rather, it requires a constant commitment to democracy, voice, and community-building. In this session, led by the team from Generation Citizen, teachers and leaders will have the opportunity to explore the approach designed by Generation Citizen to foster action-taking, civically-engaged members of society. Through a focus on cultivating democratic classrooms, enhancing learner voice, and building community and consensus, educators will have the opportunity to engage in the Action Civics process and learn strategies to utilize with students to make civic engagement a common way of being.

    19. #SummerTech2020: Managing and Using Google Calendar

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Individuals Using Google Calendar

    Dates: 7/23/2020

    Sharpen your technology skills. Learn all about Google Calendar. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    20. New CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/23/2020 to 8/6/2020

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    This training is designed for new CPSE, CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process.

    The workshop will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning spread out across three weeks. Participants will engage in a self-study virtual training each week that will take approximately 3.5 hours (each week) to complete. At the end of each week, the participants will attend a synchronous session (2 hrs each week) to clarify essential information and ask the facilitator questions. The total completion time for the workshop will be 16.5 hours.

    Please note that registration for this workshop will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 17, 2020. This will allow participants time to receive and review the materials prior to the first Zoom session on July 23, 2020. Participants will receive a Google link for materials on Monday, July 20, 2020. We will not be able to accommodate last minute registrations and only registered participants will be admitted to the Zoom sessions.

    21. Lyric Study: The Key to the Next Generation ELA Standards, Close Reading, and Analytical Writing

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Grades 5 - 12 Teachers, English Teachers, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/17/2020

    Many of our students listen to read or even write the lyrics to songs. In this online course, we will tap into this wealth of knowledge and examine how lyric study can be used to teach and improve students' close reading skills-- and how it can facilitate a discussion of current events in our country.

    The instructor will share his own middle and high school lyric study lessons that are aligned to the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards and will ask participants to create their own customized lyric study lessons that can be used with students in their classrooms.

    The course will begin with a live Google Meet to outline guidelines and expectations; thereafter the course is asynchronous.

    22. NYSUT - Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/31/2020

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

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

    Target audience: All educators grades K-12

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

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

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES. WAIVED

    23. NYSUT - Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/31/2020

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

    UNY 826 Adelphi University

    In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

    Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

    RequiredText: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

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

    24. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/29/2020

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

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

    This 3-day prerequisite course for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.

    Participants should bring their WRS Instructor Manual. Participants are welcome to bring their WRS Introductory Sets if they are interested in exploring and organizing the materials. 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®.
  • 25. Comprehension & Content: Literacy Instruction to Support Student Knowledge and Independence (K-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-8 general education and special education teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/29/2020

    Wondering how to bridge comprehension strategy instruction with rich and meaningful content? Engage in two half-day virtual workshops to learn from literacy experts from The Rose Institute at Manhattanville College on how to grow student knowledge about the natural world, historical topics, and social issues through exposure to content-rich texts and authentic literature. Participants will learn ways to integrate comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency instruction to support student content knowledge and flexible use of strategies, through modeling, guided practice, and support for individual students. Workshops will provide teaching tips for both classroom and distance learning environments.


    Day 1: The Importance of Background Knowledge for Reader Success and Joy

  • Why background knowledge matters for reading success
  • How comprehension strategy instruction supports student independence
  • Vocabulary and fluency - the building blocks of comprehension
  • Blending content into a workshop approach


    Day 2: Planning for Content and Process for Reader Success and Joy

  • Making read alouds memorable and interactive
  • Small group instruction
  • One-on-one conferring
  • 26. #SummerTech2020: Lessons Worth Sharing -- The Magic of TED-Ed

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/28/2020

    Join us as we explore how to integrate the resources available on TED-ED into instructional practices. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    27. The Pivot Table Clinic

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Support staff

    Dates: 7/28/2020 to 8/4/2020

    You have heard about Pivot tables, maybe even dabbled in creating tables and charts and get the general idea. But do you really feel you have a strong grasp of the capabilities of Pivot Tables and how to apply them to situation you are likely to encounter in your work. This two-session Pivot Table Clinic will take a deep dive into the capabilities of Pivot Tables. You will learn tips tricks and strategies, get a better understanding of the kinds of analysis that can be accomplished with Pivot Tables and learn how to create pivot charts and interactive dashboards. There are many setting that most users ignore. We will look at what they do and how you can leverage them. Want to do a more advanced analysis and avoid common errors? You will learn how to: Use text functions to clean up your data set. Undock the pivot field list Group number fields Group items Showing details behind a value Obtain data from two different tables (Relate Tables) Create Dashboards Handle empty cells Do advanced calculations

    28. #SummerTech2020: Exploring the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/29/2020

    Join us as we explore how to integrate the resources available from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory into instructional practices. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    29. #SummerTech2020: Outlook365 Basics

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Individuals Using Office365

    Dates: 7/30/2020

    Sharpen your technology skills. Learn all the basics of Outlook365. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    30. NYSUT - ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE CONTEMPORARY CLASSROOM ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/7/2020

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

    UNY 733 Empire State College

    Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students.

    Required Text: Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1- 4166-2338-0

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

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Empire State College

    Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845 (Inservice credits based on district policy)

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

    31. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 8/3/2020 to 12/9/2020

    These Gear-Up 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

    32. Recertification of Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training - Cohort 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Lead evaluators who need to be recertified in 2020 - 2021

    Dates: 8/4/2020 to 11/6/2020

    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

    33. #SummerTech2020: Digging into Smithsonian's Learning Lab

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/4/2020

    Join us as we explore how to integrate the resources available from Smithsonian's Learning Lab into instructional practices. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    34. #SummerTech2020: Utilizing On-Line Math Manipulatives to Support Understanding

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/5/2020

    Join us as we look at ways to use on-line math manipulative to support the understanding of mathematical concepts. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    35. #SummerTech2020: OneDrive Basics

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Individuals Using Office365

    Dates: 8/6/2020

    Sharpen your technology skills. Learn all the basics of OneDrive. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    36. DASA: An Overview

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders and DASA Coordinators

    Dates: 8/6/2020

    New
    The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is the law that requires school districts in New York State to provide all students with an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. This workshop takes an in-depth look at the specific provisions of the Dignity Act, including the newer interpretations that address the needs of transgender and nonconforming students. The workshop is a combination of lecture, discussion, and group hypotheticals. Topics include:
    • Types of prohibited conduct
    • Classes of protected students
    • Hostile environments
    • Conduct off school property
    • Reporting obligations
    • Investigation requirements
    • Liability for inaction

    37. Flipping the Music Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 8/10/2020 to 9/21/2020

    Looking towards the future, let's begin to find ways to flip our classrooms to best enhance our educational practices for our students. We will explore different methods to flip our classroom to be able to set ourselves and our students up for success in the event we have days when we cannot be in school.

    38. Academic Vocabulary for English Language Learners (Grades 4-12)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: English Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education Teachers (Grades 4-12)

    Dates: 8/11/2020 to 8/12/2020

    Knowledge about Latin and Greek roots helps us figure out unfamiliar words, deepen our understanding of words, and find relationships among words that we didn't even know were related. But how can we teach word roots without just giving out lists and worksheets? We know that way doesn't lead to durable learning.

    In this two-day online series, participants will learn engaging, memorable ways to build deep word knowledge through the principles of pattern recognition, etymology, visuals, and meaningful repetition. We can help students hone their linguis-tic intuition so they can feel more confident around academic vocabulary. This workshop is especially useful for ELLs whose native language is based on Latin (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian).

    39. #SummerTech2020: Introduction to Google Classroom

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/11/2020

    Learn best practices for online learning using Google Classroom, including assigning different types of work, setting deadlines, & communicating with students. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail. Brought to you by Mouse Online Learning.

    40. A Framework for Central Office Leaders: How to Effectively Support and Improve Leadership Practice

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Central Office Leaders

    Dates: 8/11/2020 to 10/1/2020

    New
    PRICE TO BE DETERMINED In this three-part series designed to support Central Office leaders, Dr. Pia Durkin will guide participants in answering:  How can we recognize, analyze, and fill leadership gaps? How can we give high-impact feedback that makes a difference in practice? How do we ensure excellence and equity in decision-making and supervision? How do we build results-focused teams, spot concerns, and fix them to maximize progress? How can we manage conflict and toxicity to increase our productivity and those we lead? Session 1: Using the Will and Skill Leadership Framework to diagnose the underlying areas where and how leaders are struggling, participants will design action steps to fill those gaps so they may more fully impact staff to address excellence and equity issues within their districts and schools. Session 2: Unpacking the elements of feedback make hearing, understanding, and receiving feedback challenging. Participants will work on how to better frame and share high-impact feedback, let go of the "small stuff," and help others deliver difficult feedback to individuals and teams while nurturing a positive work environment. Session 3: Managing conflict and toxicity is part of every leader's job. Using a four-stage model to dissect the underlying reasons for conflict, when and how to take it on, resolve issues, and practice effective repair strategies to sustain relationships, leaders will use these tools to balance leadership tensions and help others become more productive.

    41. #SummerTech2020: Introduction to Coding with Google CS First

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    Learn how to use CS First, Google's free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. No experience in coding necessary for students or teachers. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail. Brought to you by Mouse Online Learning.

    42. #SummerTech2020: Managing and Using Google Calendar

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Individuals Using Google Calendar

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    Sharpen your technology skills. Learn all about Google Calendar. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    43. Living History: Slavery, Abolitionism and the Struggle for Equality in New York State

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All Elementary, Social Studies, Science, English and Special Education Educators (grades K – 12)

    Dates: 8/13/2020 to 8/14/2020

    This course will trace the events and history of slavery and abolitionism in New York State. The systematic enslavement of African people in the United States began in New York as part of the Dutch slave trade. The Dutch West India Company imported eleven African slaves to New Amsterdam in 1626, with the first slave auction held in New Amsterdam in 1655. With the second-highest proportion of any city in the colonies after Charleston, South Carolina, more than 42 percent of New York City households held slaves, often as domestic servants and laborers by 1703.

    New York's road to abolitionism was a gradual one which began with the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery. On July 5, 1827, the African-American community celebrated final emancipation in the state with a parade through New York City. July 5 was chosen over July 4, because the national holiday was not meant for blacks, as Frederick Douglass stated in his famous What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? speech of July 5, 1852.

    The abolitionist cause grew stronger in New York state as the Civil War approached. Abolitionists such as Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman lived and worked in New York State.

    This course with combine online "Zoom" teaching with a site visitation to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York (a slave plantation).

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss reasons why slavery was brought to New York State
  • Identify and explore historic sites associated slavery and abolitionism in New York State
  • Understand why the Abolitionist movement occurred
  • Discuss the difficulties in ending slavery in New York State
  • Understand why abolitionists like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass live and worked in New York State
  • Identify abolitionist motivations


    Note: Participants are responsible for all site and tour fees, travel and meal costs

  • 44. DASA: The Investigatory Process

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders and DASA Coordinators

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    This workshop, designed for school administrators and DASA coordinators, will provide participants with a step-by-step process for completing DASA investigations in a thorough, timely and legally defensible fashion. Through examples, role plays, and group discussion, participants will receive hands on experience collecting evidence, conducting an interview and writing a final report. Participants will be familiarized with the legal requirements of the DASA investigation.

    45. Classroom Management: Active Supervision (Summer 2020)

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    New
    This on-line, self-directed training is designed for Pre-K through 12th grade educators who would like training on effective Active Supervision strategies. Behavior research indicates that when school staff engage in Active Supervision, it helps decrease instances of negative student behaviors and also results in a variety of student outcomes, including improved student engagement, increased use of appropriate behaviors, and more positive staff-student relationships and rapport.

    This course will be open for registration from July 8 through August 14, 2020 and all coursework must be completed by August 21, 2020 in order to receive credit. The course should take no more than 1.5 hours to complete. There is no "live” component to this workshop. Registrants will be provided with a link to the training within 48-72 hours of registering. At the end of the course please remember to fill in the attendance form to complete the process and receive CTLE credit. We also ask that you complete our evaluation so that we can improve this course, as well as future online offerings.

    Behavior-specific praise is one of the most powerful tools for shaping or changing behavior in both special and general education settings. In the classroom, contingent praise has been shown to increase student engagement and attending, study behavior, and academic responding. This course will describe how educators can use behavior-specific praise to create a positive climate and improve student behaviors.

    This is a self-directed, online course designed for preschool through grade 12 educators and should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. There is no "live" component to this workshop. Registrants will be provided with a link to the training within 48-72 hours of registering. All coursework must be completed by August 21, 2020 in order to receive credit.

    47. Classroom Management: Establishing Classroom Procedures & Routines (Summer 2020)

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    New
    Developing and implementing procedures and routines is an effective classroom management strategy that has been shown to reduce problem behaviors, increase instructional time and increase student academic achievement.

    This on-line, self-directed course is designed for PreK - 12th Grade educators who would like to learn more about how to improve their classroom management through the use of procedures and routines. This course should take no more than 1.5 hours to complete and will be open for registration from July 8 through August 14, 2020.

    Please note, there is no "live" component to this workshop. Registrants will be provided with a link to the training within 48-72 hours of registering. All coursework must be completed by August 21, 2020 in order to receive credit.

    48. Classroom Management: Group Contingencies (Summer 2020)

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    New
    Group contingencies have been shown to be effective at reducing disruptive behaviors and increasing appropriate classroom behaviors with students of all ages. This workshop will describe how teachers can use group reinforcement contingencies to better manage student behavior in their classrooms. This course includes detailed descriptions of each type of group contingency, numerous examples, and gives participants the opportunity to apply the strategies to their settings.

    This is a self-directed, online course designed for preschool through grade 12 educators and support staff and should take approximately one hour to complete. There is no "live" component to this workshop. Registrants will be provided with a link to the training within 48-72 hours of registering. All coursework must be completed by August 21, 2020 in order to receive credit.

    Educators must be fluent with a variety of evidence-based responses to inappropriate behaviors in order to manage their classrooms effectively. In addition, understanding behavioral functions is essential to choosing the most effective response to a behavioral error and to promoting appropriate classroom behaviors. This course will provide a brief overview of behavioral functions, outline the benefits of developing a menu of response strategies, explicitly describe how to use each type of response, and provide detailed examples.

    This is a self-directed, online course designed for preschool through grade 12 educators and should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. There is no "live" component to this workshop. Registrants will be provided with a link to the training within 48-72 hours of registering. All coursework must be completed by August 21, 2020 in order to receive credit.

    50. Function-Based Thinking (Online via Rise 360) Summer 2020

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    Understanding the functions of behaviors can help educators to address problem behavior in the moment, as well as prevent future occurrences of the behavior. Function-based thinking is a Tier 1 strategy that can prevent mild to moderate problem behaviors from escalating to more severe or chronic issues. This course will define behavioral functions, describe how to determine the function(s) of a given behavior, and explain how to use that information to improve on-the-spot responding, as well as to teach students new skills and prevent challenging behavior.

    This is an online, self-directed course that is broken down into two parts. Altogether, the course should take no longer than three hours to complete.

    51. Establishing Instructional Control (online via Rise 360) Summer Session

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/14/2020

    New
    In this one hour, self-directed course, participants will learn the benefits of, and the procedures for, establishing instructional control through a caring, authoritative relationship. When instructional control has been established, students are less likely to engage in challenging behavior and more likely to follow the instructor's directions. This course is for PreK through 12th grade special educators. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to access the course.

    52. NYSUT - Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802) **BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/21/2020

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

    Participants investigate research-based strategies, activities and assessments that are designed to improve students' literacy skills. Topics include development of decoding skills, building vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension, and types and purposes of writing. The role of literacy skills in all the New York State Learning Standards is also addressed.

    Required Text: Literacy Development in the Early Years - the eighth edition ISBN # 9780132484824 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle.

    UNY 802 Adelphi University

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

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

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

    Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    53. NYSUT: Human Development - Undergraduate Cazenovia - ED 134 ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing Initial CTE certificates for teaching

    Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/21/2020

    This course provides an overview of the theories, current research, and controversial issues in human development from birth to adolescence. It focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of learners with different abilities and needs in the school environment. Various aspects of developmental contexts are explored, including heredity, culture, community, socioeconomic level/backgrounds, family, and school environment. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center. WAIVED

    This course will be facilitated online.

    Required Text: Child Development: Principles and Perspectives, Allyn & Bacon, 2005. ISBN #13-9780205482368

    54. Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Teaching Multisensory Reading 2

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/21/2020

    Teaching Multisensory Reading 2 expands knowledge of literary appreciation and scientifically-based language arts content, including:
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Systematic phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence construction
  • Composition
  • Fluency
  • Text Structure
  • Text Comprehension

    The curriculum is structured, sequential, and cumulative. The methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. Participants will hone their ability to differentiate instruction for students who need challenge and those who struggle. This course fulfills the course preparation requirement for the Academy of Orton Gillingham Associate level certification.

    For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.

    All participants must register on My Learning Plan AND through Manhattanville College to participate in this course. Tuition for 3 graduate credits is $1,800. For participants who are NOT seeking graduate credit, the cost of the course is $1,100. All payments will be through Manhattanville College. Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details.

  • 55. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 8/19/2020 to 8/21/2020

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

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

    This 3-day prerequisite course for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.

    Participants should bring their WRS Instructor Manual. Participants are welcome to bring their WRS Introductory Sets if they are interested in exploring and organizing the materials. 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®.
  • 56. Living History: History of the Railroads of the Catskill Mountains Then and Now

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All Elementary, Social Studies, Science, English and Special Education Educators (grades K – 12)

    Dates: 8/19/2020 to 8/20/2020

    New
    Railroads in the Catskill Mountains are rich in history with them having connected and shaped upstate communities for almost 150 years. Shipping magnate, Thomas Cornell made his fortune operating a fleet of steamboats along the Hudson River, providing vital transportation services for a growing region. Cornell envisioned a railroad connecting the Great Lakes with the Hudson River, carrying passengers and cargo year round and opening up the interior of New York State.

    Participants will learn all about the impact of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad through a "Zoom” Meeting. Then, on the following day, participants will experience the magic of the historic Ulster & Delaware Railroad as we travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will pedal along the tracks as part of the River Run Rail explorers.

    ***Tickets are approximately $50 per person for a ride on the rails as a separate purchase: https://www.railexplorers.net/tours/catskills-ny

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    This course will combine a Zoom multimedia presentation and living history activities at historic sites.

    Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss reasons why the Railroads were created in the Catskill Mountains
  • Identify and explore historic sites associated with Ulster and Delaware Railroad
  • Understand the impact as one of the first all-weather routes into the Catskills, the railroad enjoyed considerable success bringing vacationers to the grand hotels and boarding houses.
  • Discuss the difficulties of the effects of the Great Depression and increased competition from trucks as improved roads made their way into the mountains.
  • Understand how volunteers were able to work to revitalize the train line and were able to reimagine its use today for history, recreation and tourism.


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

  • 57. Creating a School-wide Action Plan Addressing the Needs of Transgender and Fluid Students

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and building level leaders

    Dates: 8/20/2020

    This workshop provides teams of school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, and pupil personnel leaders an opportunity to create specific action plans to address both the needs of the building and of the student when a student presents as transgender or gender fluid. Led by educator and attorney, Lois Gordon, the first portion of the workshop will review the most relevant issues, laws, and school building/district responsibilities around this topic. The main purpose of the workshop, however, will be to focus on the creation of a pro-active action plan so that each school/ district will be prepared to address such transgender specific issues as notice to staff and students, use of pronouns, changes to educational and medical records, use of restrooms and locker rooms, and participation in intramural and interscholastic sports. Each team can expect to leave the workshop with an initial draft of a school/district specific action plan ready for vetting by central office administrators, school boards and school district attorneys.

    58. NYSUT: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment - Undergraduate Cazenovia - ED 343 ***BEING HELD VIRTUALLY

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing Initial CTE certificates for teaching

    Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/28/2020

    ED343 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Cazenovia

    This course is designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in curriculum, and instructional and assessment methods. Major topics include: using the New York State Common Core Learning Standards to build curricular units and lessons; identifying the characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; designing units that reflect an understanding of how student diversity influences curriculum and learning; writing effective lesson plans for instruction using a variety of approaches & technologies; designing assessments of and for student learning; and learning how to become a reflective practitioner. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center. WAIVED

    This course will be facilitated online.

    Required Textbook: Cruickshank, D, Jenkins, Deborah Bainer, & Metcalf, Kim L/ (2011). The Act of Teaching 6th Edition.

    59. Deeper Dive: Organizing Virtual Instruction with the PNW BOCES Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum K-2

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA K-6 general education teachers, 7-8 social studies teachers, social studies/humanities department chairs

    Dates: 8/24/2020 to 10/8/2020

    New
    This deeper-dive three-part workshop is designed for grade K-2 teachers who have experience working with the SS/ELA curriculum. The workshop will utilize SS/ELA grade level curriculum material to highlight the important links between the Social Studies Framework, Next Generation ELA standards, and Enduring Understandings while teaching in a virtual or blended learning format. Topics to be included will focus on utilizing the Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum to organize and deliver instruction in blended or virtual environments (including exploration of new lessons and resources), prioritizing social studies instruction and measuring student growth. This virtual workshop will help you design an organizational plan and provide space to discuss your concerns about the "new normal” classroom.

    60. Deeper Drive: Organizing Virtual Instruction with the PNW BOCES Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum 3-5

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA K-6 general education teachers, 7-8 social studies teachers, social studies/humanities department chairs

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

    New
    This deeper-dive three-part workshop is designed for grade 3-5 teachers who have experience working with the SS/ELA curriculum. The workshop will utilize SS/ELA grade level curriculum material to highlight the important links between the Social Studies Framework, Next Generation ELA standards, and Enduring Understandings while teaching in a virtual or blended learning format. Topics to be included will focus on utilizing the Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum to organize and deliver instruction in blended or virtual environments (including exploration of new lessons and resources), prioritizing social studies instruction and measuring student growth. This virtual workshop will help you design an organizational plan and provide space to discuss your concerns about the "new normal” classroom.

    61. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/27/2020

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

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

    This 3-day prerequisite course for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.

    Participants should bring their WRS Instructor Manual. Participants are welcome to bring their WRS Introductory Sets if they are interested in exploring and organizing the materials. 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®.
  • 62. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/27/2020

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

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

    63. New School Building Leader Mentorship Program

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Principals in their first three years or new to a district and assistant principals

    Dates: 8/25/2020 to 3/11/2021

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

    64. SPOTLIGHT ON CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 8/26/2020

    New
    This webinar is designed to assist teachers in increasing students' awareness that antisemitism did not end after the Holocaust and provide them with opportunities to understand connections between the persistence of antisemitism in its contemporary forms and this historical event. Educators will also examine ways to help students explore the responsibility of all members of society to respond to and prevent antisemitism and all forms of hate. Zoom access information will be sent out prior to the professional learning session.

    65. Deeper Drive: Organizing Virtual Instruction with the PNW BOCES Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum 6-8

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA K-6 general education teachers, 7-8 social studies teachers, social studies/humanities department chairs

    Dates: 8/27/2020 to 10/13/2020

    New
    This deeper-dive three-part workshop is designed for grade 6-8 teachers who have experience working with the SS/ELA curriculum. The workshop will utilize SS/ELA grade level curriculum material to highlight the important links between the Social Studies Framework, Next Generation ELA standards, and Enduring Understandings while teaching in a virtual or blended learning format. Topics to be included will focus on utilizing the Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum to organize and deliver instruction in blended or virtual environments (including exploration of new mini-units and resources), prioritizing social studies instruction and measuring student growth. This virtual workshop will help you design an organizational plan and provide space to discuss your concerns about the "new normal” classroom.

    66. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 8/31/2020 to 12/17/2020

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

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

    Participant materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Participants will have the option to continue this learning by registering for Volume 2; the focus of Volume 2 is language comprehension.
  • 67. Rose Institute Orton-Gillingham Mentoring Practicum

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/8/2020

    New
    The mentoring practicum will provide educators with direct support and supervision in implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach with their students. Virtual or in-person mentoring is available. The cost for virtual mentoring is $1,185. The cost for in-person mentoring is $3,450. Graduate credit is available through Manhattanville College.

    All participants must register on My Learning Plan and through Manhattanville College.

    Prerequisite - Completion of Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Teaching Multisensory Reading 1.

    **There is no actual meeting on 9/08/2020; this is a yearlong practicum.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/15/2020 to 9/17/2020

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

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

    69. Practical Trauma-Informed Strategies for Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/17/2020 to 9/24/2020

    New
    With up to one in three children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults require a new approach as well as a practical and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work. In the time of COVID19, and the subsequent societal changes, anxiety has become ever-present in students of all ages. It is probable that during a pandemic that heavily impacts everyday life, levels of anxiety in children and teens are even higher, and the possibility of subsequent trauma greater. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and selfmonitoring in students. Virtual classroom and traditional classroom examples will be shared.

    70. Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohort

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators, administrators, literacy specialists, parents

    Dates: 9/18/2020

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

    WRS Web training includes a 90 hour online component, teacher/student observations, and the required teacher/student practicum. Observations will be conducted via Skype.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Course.

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

    Required materials: All participants need the WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition. Sets must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum. WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® 1-800-899-8454.

    Registration is required by September 9, 2020. This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    PLEASE NOTE: A Jump Start session will be offered on 9/18/2020 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. This session will be facilitated online and will provide valuable information to launch the practicum; the session is not mandatory for participants. Participants will be introduced to their Wilson® Credentialed Trainer by email.

    71. New Teacher Implementation K- 8 Orientation to SSELA

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/22/2020

    New
    If you are new to the Integrated Social Studies/ELA Curriculum or your grade level, please join us for an orientation and introduction to the curriculum and its extensive array of resources. Districts who have subscribed for the 2020-2021 school year can send two teachers per grade level to this full-day training (additional staff can attend for a fee of $91.00 per participant). Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in classroom, blended or virtual teaching spaces. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

    72. Guided Reading Online Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary teachers, AIS providers, reading teachers, literacy coaches

    Dates: 9/22/2020 to 10/7/2020

    How can educators embrace Guided Reading as an essential part of a balanced literacy or reading workshop program, and then effectively implement this practice in their own classroom? Join LitLife for a hybrid learning opportunity around Guided Reading!

    Participants will come together virtually for a half-day session to discuss current Guided Reading practices and goals. Participants will learn about what is happening in other classrooms and what opportunities there are for growth as a Guided Reading teacher.

    Over the course of two weeks, participants will complete six hours of self-paced course work, including classroom activities and projects. The online course includes identifying students' instructional "sweet spots", planning Guided Reading lessons, and viewing live demonstrations of each essential technique in practice. Learning outcomes include:

  • The what and they why of GR
  • The importance of quality GR in the classroom
  • How to implement GR in your classroom (grouping students & selecting texts)
  • The structure of a GR lesson
  • GR supplementals and implementation in classrooms

    After completion of the online course, participants will come together virtually to reflect and practice delivering lessons with colleagues. The virtual follow up includes tangible deliverables as well as opportunities to practice Guided Reading lessons and get questions answered by Guided Reading experts.
  • 73. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/24/2020

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

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

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


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

  • 74. Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/24/2020

    New
    Join Facing History and Ourselves for a virtual workshop, as we model pedagogical approaches and tools that are central to building reflective classroom spaces and navigating difficult conversations.. This workshop focuses on how to cultivate brave spaces for students so that open and civil dialogue can take place in the classroom community. Participants will leave with concrete pedagogical strategies to engage students in meaningful discussions about identity, controversial current events, painful histories, and other challenging moments in the classroom.. Designed for middle and high school educators.

    75. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/25/2020

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

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

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


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

  • 76. NY Education Policy Fellowship Program Leadership in Times of National Crisis

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: All School Leaders

    Dates: 9/25/2020 to 5/14/2021

    We invite you to apply for or refer a colleague to the New York Education Policy Fellowship Program. The New York Education Policy Fellowship Program is a unique, yearlong professional development experience open to building and district level leaders, board of education members, leaders of education organizations, and graduate students with an interest in education policy and related issues. Established in 1977, the New York Education Policy Fellowship Program focuses on policy, leadership, and networking. The program is co-sponsored by the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis at Teachers College and Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES. Throughout the 2020-21 school year, Fellows will look at federal and state issues through the lens of "Leadership in Times of National Crisis." Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 program will be held virtually via Zoom including break-out groups to facilitate discussion and networking. Participants have found the range of New York Education Policy Fellowship Program experiences to be enriching and valuable in the performance of their current positions, and in preparing them to assume new, more challenging responsibilities.

    77. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/29/2020 to 5/17/2021

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

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

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

    A listserv is maintained by the facilitator which affords the opportunity for ongoing communication among the participants.
    The New York State Social Studies Framework provides opportunities for teachers to connect the key ideas, conceptual understandings, standards and practices to current events. As the nation enters an election season and struggles with issues of social and racial equity, districts have begun to grapple with connecting curriculum and instruction in significant ways for students. Join us for a morning of updates and inquiry as we:
    • Explore the most recent information from NYSED,
    • Share best practices for connecting the Framework to current events in meaningful ways with a focus on cultural responsiveness and equity.
    • Learn about regional opportunities for teachers and administrators to continue the work through professional learning
    • Review how the SS/ELA curriculum continues to evolve to meet the needs of K-8 teachers across NY State in classroom and virtual spaces

    79. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: Units of Study in Writing 6 - 8

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/29/2020

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

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

    Participants should have access to a set of the Unit of Study books for the workshop; sets can be purchased here: https://www.heinemann.com/shop/

    80. Math Chairs Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/29/2020 to 5/17/2021

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

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

    Come join the group and add to our combined knowledge and skill base.
    How do we support students in developing the kind of mathematical reasoning that is necessary for the 21st century? This webinar focuses on the power using of 10-15 minute mini-lessons to develop students' mathematical reasoning and ability to communicate their thinking with precision and clarity. These routines can be incorporated into any teacher's classroom - live or virtual, and can be used with any curriculum resources. In this webinar series, teachers will:

    • Experience a variety of new routines and think about how they can be used to develop different kinds of mathematical thinking and to refine student communication.

    • Learn specific tools for implementing these routines and engaging students in the virtual classroom.

    • Consider how to deconstruct routines within the framework of big ideas and strategies (e.g., what mathematical big ideas and strategies does this routine develop/support?).

    82. Investigating One's Practice Throught Action Research

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/30/2020 to 4/8/2021

    Action research can be a powerfully engaging professional learning experience. Educators in this program will have an opportunity to work inside of a small professional learning community to implement an inquiry project based on their interests, problems of practice, or aspirations. They may work individually or in partnerships to design, implement, and study the impact of new instructional approaches. On day one, the facilitator will guide everyone in the design of an inquiry project. During the school year, she will continue to support the work with short virtual meetings as well as 1:1 conferences. At the end of the year, educators will synthesize, share, and publish short pieces about their learning. Educators will:
    •select a focus/innovative practice for inquiry
    •read professional literature
    •identify and implement specific classroom practices
    •reflect and capture their own thinking and work
    •analyze student work to reflect and revise practice.

    83. Reading Interventionists Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Reading specialists, literacy specialists, special education teachers providing reading intervention services, and literacy coaches

    Dates: 9/30/2020 to 5/17/2021

    During this collegial circle, reading interventionists will meet for a closer look at topics around work to support struggling readers of all ages. Along with the face-to-face sessions exploring teaching and learning of literacy, participants will have access to a web portal for the sharing of resources, requesting of information, and continuation of conversations held during collegial circle sessions. Participants will be invited to explore a variety of professional texts and articles including Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom (Fisher, Frey, and Hattie) and Who's Doing the Work (Burkins and Yaris). Each meeting will be designed to promote learning and dialogue around topics such as:
  • Building foundational reading skills
  • Effective guided reading groups
  • Teacher and student led dialogic instruction to support comprehension
  • Successful independent reading
  • Use of technology to enhance student engagement and individualize instruction.

    Participants will be invited in advance to offer input towards additional discussion topics for each meeting and will be able to communicate with the facilitator and share resources with other participants via the online web portal.

  • 84. Secondary ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: English Language Arts teachers, middle school administrators, and high school administrators

    Dates: 9/30/2020 to 5/19/2021

    During meetings of the ELA Leaders Collegial Circle, participants explore topics of relevance and importance. The group selects both timely topics and age-old concerns. The agendas are shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, such as new teacher mentorships, digital writing assessment, departmental course offerings, elective programs, and promising new book titles. Group members also problem-solve and seek advice from one another: How do we balance units in classic and contemporary texts? How do we handle AP course admissions? How do we run our summer reading programs? Overall, the meetings are a great opportunity to share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach a variety of issues. Members exchange valuable information and ideas not only at the meetings but also via digital means throughout the year.

    85. Elementary ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary ELA leaders and elementary or district level administrators responsible for ELA

    Dates: 9/30/2020 to 5/19/2021

    Through this Collegial Circle, regional literacy leaders will have the opportunity to learn, share, and grow around topics of interest and importance. Participants will have a forum for sharing resources and ideas, and a platform for continuing conversation and learning between sessions. Sessions will include coffee talks around "hot topics" selected by participants, a learning piece around an article or text, and a sharing of district initiatives, processes, or challenges. Topics addressed will include assessment practices, phonemic awareness/phonics/grammar, curriculum adoption and implementation, and literacy intervention programs and processes.

    86. Arts Educators Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of the visual arts and leaders responsible for arts coordination

    Dates: 10/1/2020 to 5/19/2021

    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.

    87. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/1/2020

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

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

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

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy.


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

  • 88. Computer Science Teachers Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of K-12 computer science

    Dates: 10/1/2020 to 4/15/2021

    As computer science (CS) programs in districts grow, it is important for our CS teachers in the region to support each other's learning. As an outreach program of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, the goal of this collegial circle is to bring quality professional development and collaboration to all CS teachers. In these sessions, computer science teachers will have an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas on focused topics. They will receive training on various important computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate for all grade levels. Topics of focus may include physical programming, robotics, AP curricula, supporting younger learners, additional opportunities for PD and student participation, strategies for increasing diversity in CS classrooms, appropriate learning spaces, standards, and other important issues as related to K-12 Computer Science education. ALL teachers who teach CS at any grade level are encouraged to enroll.
    How do we support students in developing the kind of mathematical reasoning that is necessary for the 21st century? This webinar focuses on the power using of 10-15 minute mini-lessons to develop students' mathematical reasoning and ability to communicate their thinking with precision and clarity. These routines can be incorporated into any teacher's classroom - live or virtual, and can be used with any curriculum resources. In this webinar series, teachers will:


    • Experience a variety of new routines and think about how they can be used to develop different kinds of mathematical thinking and to refine student communication.


    • Learn specific tools for implementing these routines and engaging students in the virtual classroom.


    • Consider how to deconstruct routines within the framework of big ideas and strategies (e.g., what mathematical big ideas and strategies does this routine develop/support?).

    90. Elementary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/2/2020 to 4/13/2021

    "A series of three online workshops that will aid teachers in thinking critically about how to use visuals to motivate students, to promote deep thinking in students, and to help students make personal and historical connections to what they are learning. These online presentations will build be one hour in length and build on each other. Session 1: Why use images? Selecting images with purpose. Session 2: How to See-looking at ways to analyze images and creating a Chain of Sequence-developing questions that scaffold to focus attention and promote thinking. Session 3: What's the connection-personal and historical? Helping students to articulate what they have learned. "

    91. Fundations® Level 3

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/2/2020

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

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

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals.
    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy.

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

  • 92. Secondary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

    Dates: 10/2/2020 to 4/13/2021

    Are our students prepared for the changes that will continue to come to Social Studies? -We are now entering the final stages of preparing our students for the introduction of New York State's latest model of Social Studies assessments based on Evidence-Centered Design. -Fall, winter, and spring meetings will keep us informed of the most current information being shared by New York State. -Has your classroom instruction adapted to the shifts promoted by the state? Have you incorporated primary and secondary sources into your curriculum? Have you integrated the social studies practices into your lessons? During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field, and engage in collegial conversation about preparing all levels of learners for the exciting changes in instruction and assessment they are about to experience!

    93. New York State Science Learning Standards Updates and Resources

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2020

    New
    This online session is designed for building and district level administrators to receive an update on the implementation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). In this briefing, there will be an overview of the changes to the implementation timeline and updated information from New York State Education Department. After the update, there will be a review of best practices in Science Education from around New York State and nationally. These best practices will include a summary of phenomenon-based learning, how to employ the three dimensions of the standards and a review some of the expected pedagogical shifts for these new science standards.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 10/5/2020 to 10/6/2020

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

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

    The research is in: Our understanding of any topic is most embedded in long term memory when we stretch learning over time and tackle new things in different and challenging ways. Furthermore, when testing is only viewed as a tool of assessment, we overlook its power for learning. This module will explore some of the fascinating research surrounding memory and testing, and identify key characteristics that must impact the design of ongoing assessment structures. Teachers will then design, or redesign, their own testing structures based on a set of standards, gleaning ideas from our examination of different models that have been tried, testing and successful in real classrooms. The module begins with a 2 hour synchronous virtual meeting, followed by virtual feedback and office hours, and ends with another 2 hour synchronous session. As a part of the middle segment, each participant will have an opportunity for a 1-1 conference with the facilitator to discuss individual needs, questions or ideas.

    96. Health Educators Collegial CIrcle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2020 to 5/12/2021

    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 have four half-day meetings during the school year to 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. Meetings will be a great opportunity to share ideas, recommend resources, improve programs, and discuss a variety of issues.

    97. Science Coordinators Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/5/2020 to 5/17/2021

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

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

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

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

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

    98. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: Units of Study in Reading (K-2)

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/6/2020

    This workshop will orient participants to the foundation of reading workshop and the Units of Study books. Participants will learn the series underlying methods and progressions, and receive an overview of aligned resources. Support will be provided on designing units of study, teaching minilessons, and understanding trajectories of skill development. Strategies for whole class, small group, and 1:1 conferring will be incorporated into the session.


    Participants should have access to a set of the Unit of Study books for the workshop; sets can be purchased here: https://www.heinemann.com/shop/

    99. Teaching SS in a virtual setting: Re-imagining framework based instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

    Dates: 10/6/2020 to 10/9/2020

    New
    What will school opening look like this year? How will we organize and deliver quality social studies instruction? How will we measure student growth in this new educational environment? This virtual workshop will help you design an organizational plan for the year and provide space for participants to collaborate as we map our curriculum during this "new normal” • Day 1 (2.5 hrs) - What will social studies instruction look like (9-12)? How much of the traditional curriculum can reasonably be covered? What do we emphasize? Can we integrate instruction? • Day 2 (2.5 hrs) - How do we measure student growth in Social Studies and communicate that growth to parents (9-12)?
    Last year was extraordinary in the demands it placed on us to redesign ourselves as teachers. Unfortunately, it also highlighted how little professional development is available designed specifically for mathematics teachers and focused on a content area that is both sequential and structured. The solution is that we, as mathematics teachers, are going to have to develop our own professional development. This workshop, in 3 parts, is focused on the Action Research cycle as a structured approach to personal development. This research technique has the teacher pose a question, research possible solutions, implement a specific practice and collect evidence. In the workshops, we will learn about the structure of the action research cycle and the tools researchers use in their work. Through guided discussion, participants will propose their own areas of work and lay out an experimental design. In subsequent sessions, participants will share back their work (an essential part of the research cycle) and reevaluate their focus.

    101. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/7/2020 to 4/15/2021

    Let's discuss FLES. This collegial circle will focus on the specific needs of elementary world language teachers. The meetings will help to build a community of local teachers who will collaborate, share, and discuss best practices from their early language classrooms. Three meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics such as curriculum development, student-centered activities, comprehensible input, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. There will also be a listserv fostering communication and collaboration among FLES teachers in the group. In addition, we plan to host a site visit to a local FLES program during which we can help plan, execute, and debrief a live lesson.