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1. Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center Specialist Meetings *Invitation Only*

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 9/10/2021 to 6/10/2022

INVITATION ONLY: These monthly meetings of the Lower Hudson Regional Partnership Center training specialists focus on regional planning and professional development for the team in topics that include implementation science, evidence-based practices for students with disabilities, and best practices in Special Education systems.

2. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Targeted Skills Group **Invitation Only**

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 9/24/2021 to 5/20/2022

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a legal requirement that enables students with disabilities to receive their education, to the maximum extent appropriate for each student, with nondisabled peers.

During the 2021-2022 school year, this select group of districts will collaborate to examine federal requirements and analyze NYSED guidance to determine district needs that will ensure least restrictive environment for our students.

All workshops will be virtual.

3. Preschool Targeted Skills Group (TSG) 2021-22 **Invitation Only**

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 6/2/2022

This invitation-only group of preschool programs will meet every other month on the first Thursday of the month throughout the 2021-22 school year. This is a continuation of the group that began in 2020, and our goal remains to improve outcomes for preschoolers with disabilities through implementation of positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) systems that include robust family engagement components and emphasize culturally responsive practices.

All programs will identify their own program-specific goals through the Early Childhood Benchmarks of Quality (EC-BOQ) assessment, develop action plans, and monitor progress toward their identified goals.

All sessions will be held online via Zoom, will include interactive activities, and will be facilitated by the Lower-Hudson Regional Partnership Center (RPC) and the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center. All team members must register individually.

4. MTSS: From Start to Success

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 5/17/2022

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MTSS is a multi-faceted approach to education that:
• relies on accurate and reliable assessments to identify students who would benefit from intervention

• uses tools to identify the interventions most appropriate for addressing student needs, and

• is focused on progress monitoring students to evaluate intervention effectiveness all in an effort to intervene quickly in order to accelerate student growth.

This series of trainings will guide participants through the entire MTSS framework, using case studies and participants' own experiences to illustrate how the implementation of all components of MTSS can lead to improved student outcomes in literacy. The trainings included are:
1. Universal Screening (Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits)
2. Using Data to Identifying Interventions to Address Academic Deficits
3. Best Practices in Academic Progress Monitoring
4. Intensifying Interventions: What to Do When Interventions Aren't Yielding Expected Outcomes
5. Self-Evaluation: Where is my school and what are our opportunities for improvement?

Each training is a hybrid offering of asynchronous, self-guided, on-line coursework and synchronous, live Zoom sessions with facilitators where participants have opportunities to ask questions, engage in activities that will deepen their understanding of the content, and apply the content to their specific environment.

5. Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) - January 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/26/2022

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Our Team Implementation Guidance sessions have returned for the 2021-2022 school year!

Join us at this half-day virtual work session providing school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) while receiving support and consultation from the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) behavior specialists.

Prior to attending, teams should identify areas/tasks they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists will be available to answer questions, provide relevant resources, assist in PBIS related action planning, and help team members extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

*Please note that this is a virtual work session.*

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022 11:59pm

Zoom Access Instructions sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Zoom Session: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

6. NYS CDOS Learning Standards - CDOS Module 2

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 1/31/2022

The NYS Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards were developed to ensure that students of all ages have opportunities to explore the world of work by discovering possibilities, developing skills and making choices. Join us as we dig deeper into the standards by looking at performance indicators and sample tasks. We will also discuss tips and strategies for connecting current lessons - in all subject areas - with CDOS, as well as resources to generate new ideas to link everyday learning with eventual career success. Handouts for this workshop will be available in the Frontline Team Room.

**Note: It is recommended that participants attend the "Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities - CDOS Module 1" prior to this training.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022

7. Classroom Management in Early Childhood (Pre-K to Grade 2)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/1/2022

This self-directed, online training is designed for educators working in general and special education settings for students in preschool through grade 2. Through a variety of asynchronous learning materials and interactive activities, participants will learn about effective classroom management strategies within a positive behavior and interventions supports (PBIS) model.

The training is broken into 8 modules covering the following evidence-based practices: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior-specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, and 8) multiple opportunities to respond. The training includes interactive activities and quizzes with opportunities to receive individualized feedback from the instructor.

In addition, a pre and post-assessment is included to evaluate learning.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm
Course Begins/Access Instructions Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Course Ends: Monday, Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

8. Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group Session 5A

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/9/2022

There are six virtual sessions for the Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group. For each session, there are two possible dates: A or B. District teams can choose one date for each session (A or B). Teams should attend all six sessions together.

This group provides an overview of the Indicator 13 process and professional development for the districts that are scheduled to conduct an Indicator 13 self-review during the 2021-2022 year. During the first two sessions, districts teams will review the Indicator 13 process and the regulatory requirements of this Indicator.

*Access Instructions to Zoom will be sent the day before the session.





• February 9, 2022 - Session 5A



• February 11, 2022 - Session 5B



• April 1, 2022 - Session 6A



• April 6, 2022 - Session 6B

9. Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) - February 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/10/2022

Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions are virtual work sessions offered monthly by the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) behavior specialists to support school teams in their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). School teams at any stage of implementation will benefit from this opportunity to receive virtual coaching and consultation from the RPC behavior specialists in how to improve their PBIS practices to achieve positive social and behavioral outcomes for students. Additionally, participants that have completed any of our online workshops are welcome to attend TIG sessions to ask questions or receive additional guidance pertaining to the workshop topics (e.g., classroom management, FBA-BIP, etc.).

All participants should come to the session with questions/tasks they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists will be available to answer questions, provide relevant resources, and help team members extend their understanding of evidence-based practices related to building multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports. The trainers will NOT be giving a presentation.

*Please note that this is a virtual work session.*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 11:59pm

Zoom Access Instructions sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Zoom Session: Thursday, February 10, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

Future sessions must be registered for individually:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Thursday, April 28, 2022 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm

10. New CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/10/2022 to 3/9/2022

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This training is designed for New CPSE, CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an in-depth 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 Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education process.

This workshop will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning spread out across several weeks. There will be pre-work assigned each week that must be completed prior to each live session. Participants will engage in an asynchronous virtual training (approximately 2.5 hours) followed by a live synchronous session via Zoom (2.5 hours) each week. The total completion time for the workshop will be 20 hours.

Please note that registration for this workshop will close at 4:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2022. Please be sure to register by the deadline as this will give us a finalized registration list for the meeting so that we are able to admit people into the session. Upon registration, participants will be provided with information on how to access materials.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022
Course Begins: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Mandatory Zoom Sessions: Thursday, February 10, 2022; Thursday, February 17, 2022; Wednesday, March 2, 2022; and Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Course Ends: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm

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

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

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

Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County.

This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared.

Dates for future meetings, all sessions are on a Thursday and are held from 1PM-2PM. Zoom access will be sent the morning of the session.

March 10, 2022 April 7, 2022 May 12, 2022 June 9, 2022

12. Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group Session 5B

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 2/11/2022

There are six virtual sessions for the Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group. For each session, there are two possible dates: A or B. District teams can choose one date for each session (A or B). Teams should attend all six sessions together.

This group provides an overview of the Indicator 13 process and professional development for the districts that are scheduled to conduct an Indicator 13 self-review during the 2021-2022 year. During the first two sessions, districts teams will review the Indicator 13 process and the regulatory requirements of this Indicator.

*Access Instructions to Zoom will be sent the day before the session.





• February 11, 2022 - Session 5B



• April 1, 2022 - Session 6A



• April 6, 2022 - Session 6BSession 6B

The Transition Specialist Network (TSN) is a gathering of educators and others who work directly with middle and high school-aged students, with disabilities, to provide opportunities, programs and services all supporting transition from school into the adult world.

Debbie Goddard, Resource and Referral Specialist from the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center, will be joining us as we identify and explore opportunities to strengthen the transition planning process. We will discuss ways to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships between school staff, families and students.

Time will be allotted for networking so please be prepared to share upcoming events as well as well transition-related information or questions.

14. Next Steps in Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) - March 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/10/2022

This workshop is designed to follow the Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Foundations workshop. Participants must have completed our SDI Foundations workshop prior to attending this Next Steps workshop. In this course, participates will determine specially designed instruction practices based on various case studies to then create lesson plans with evident SDI.

This course is a blend of asynchronous self-guided work and a live, in-person review session, during which participants will review material covered in Module 1 and preview material from Modules 2 and 3. Attendance at this session is required to receive full credit. Other required elements of this course include interacting with and completing all activities in Brightspace/D2L. This course will take approximately five (5) hours to complete (including the live session).

Registration Closes: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Course Begins: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Mandatory In-Person Session: Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 9:00am-11:30am
Course Ends: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm

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

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

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

Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County.

This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared.

Dates for future meetings, all sessions are on a Thursday and are held from 1PM-2PM. Zoom access will be sent the morning of the session.

April 7, 2022 May 12, 2022 June 9, 2022

16. Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) - March 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 3/22/2022

Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions are virtual work sessions offered monthly by the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) behavior specialists to support school teams in their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). School teams at any stage of implementation will benefit from this opportunity to receive virtual coaching and consultation from the RPC behavior specialists in how to improve their PBIS practices to achieve positive social and behavioral outcomes for students. Additionally, participants that have completed any of our online workshops are welcome to attend TIG sessions to ask questions or receive additional guidance pertaining to the workshop topics (e.g., classroom management, FBA-BIP, etc.).

All participants should come to the session with questions/tasks they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists will be available to answer questions, provide relevant resources, and help team members extend their understanding of evidence-based practices related to building multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports. The trainers will NOT be giving a presentation.

*Please note that this is a virtual work session.*


Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:59pm

Zoom Access Instructions sent: Monday, March 21, 2022

Zoom Session: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

Future sessions must be registered for individually:

Thursday, April 28, 2022 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm

17. Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group Session 6A

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/1/2022

There are six virtual sessions for the Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group. For each session, there are two possible dates: A or B. District teams can choose one date for each session (A or B). Teams should attend all six sessions together.

This group provides an overview of the Indicator 13 process and professional development for the districts that are scheduled to conduct an Indicator 13 self-review during the 2021-2022 year. During the first two sessions, districts teams will review the Indicator 13 process and the regulatory requirements of this Indicator.

*Access Instructions to Zoom will be sent the day before the session.





• April 1, 2022 - Session 6A



• April 6, 2022 - Session 6B

18. Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group Session 6B

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/6/2022

There are six virtual sessions for the Indicator 13 Proactive Support Group. For each session, there are two possible dates: A or B. District teams can choose one date for each session (A or B). Teams should attend all six sessions together.

This group provides an overview of the Indicator 13 process and professional development for the districts that are scheduled to conduct an Indicator 13 self-review during the 2021-2022 year. During the first two sessions, districts teams will review the Indicator 13 process and the regulatory requirements of this Indicator.

*Access Instructions to Zoom will be sent the day before the session.





• April 6, 2022 - Session 6B

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

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

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

Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County.

This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared.

Dates for future meetings, all sessions are on a Thursday and are held from 1PM-2PM. Zoom access will be sent the morning of the session.

May 12, 2022 June 9, 2022

20. National Reading Panel: 5 Pillars of Reading

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/21/2022

In their report of the National Reading Panel, published in 2000, the reading experts and researchers on the panel identified five (5) essential elements of instruction that must be in place in order to produce proficient readers. They are referred to as the 5 Pillars of Reading. This course will cover each of the 5 Pillars of Reading, providing introductory information as well as links to resources for participants to learn more about each of the five (5) pillars.

The workshop will be a blend of asynchronous and live, in-person learning spread out across five weeks. Participants will engage in six (6) self-paced on-line training modules, each of which will take between 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete. After the last module, participants will attend a half-day, live, in-person session at PNW BOCES to clarify essential information and learn strategies within each of the 5 Pillars that can be applied to their classroom settings.. The total completion time for the workshop will be approximately eight (8) hours.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022
Asynchronous Course Begins: Monday, March 14, 2022
Mandatory Live, In-Person Session: Thursday, April 21, 2022; 12:30-3:30 pm
Course Ends: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Transition Specialist Network (TSN) is a gathering of educators and others who work directly with secondary-aged students with disabilities to provide educational opportunities, programs and services all supporting transition from high school to the adult world. The TSN format includes a topic, strategies for putting the topic into practice and networking opportunities.

Join us during our fourth of five sessions as we look at Transition Planning: Special Considerations and Supports for LGBTQIA+ Students.

Save the date for our final TSN session:
June 6, 2022 9-11 am

22. Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) - April 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/28/2022

Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions are virtual work sessions offered monthly by the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) behavior specialists to support school teams in their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). School teams at any stage of implementation will benefit from this opportunity to receive virtual coaching and consultation from the RPC behavior specialists in how to improve their PBIS practices to achieve positive social and behavioral outcomes for students. Additionally, participants that have completed any of our online workshops are welcome to attend TIG sessions to ask questions or receive additional guidance pertaining to the workshop topics (e.g., classroom management, FBA-BIP, etc.).

All participants should come to the session with questions/tasks they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists will be available to answer questions, provide relevant resources, and help team members extend their understanding of evidence-based practices related to building multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports. The trainers will NOT be giving a presentation.

*Please note that this is a virtual work session.*

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:59pm

Zoom Access Instructions sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Zoom Session: Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

The last session is:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm

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

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

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

Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County.

This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared.

Dates for future meetings, all sessions are on a Thursday and are held from 1PM-2PM. Zoom access will be sent the morning of the session.

June 9, 2022

24. Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) - May 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/24/2022

Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions are virtual work sessions offered monthly by the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) behavior specialists to support school teams in their implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). School teams at any stage of implementation will benefit from this opportunity to receive virtual coaching and consultation from the RPC behavior specialists in how to improve their PBIS practices to achieve positive social and behavioral outcomes for students. Additionally, participants that have completed any of our online workshops are welcome to attend TIG sessions to ask questions or receive additional guidance pertaining to the workshop topics (e.g., classroom management, FBA-BIP, etc.).

All participants should come to the session with questions/tasks they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists will be available to answer questions, provide relevant resources, and help team members extend their understanding of evidence-based practices related to building multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports. The trainers will NOT be giving a presentation.

*Please note that this is a virtual work session.*

Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:59pm

Zoom Access Instructions sent: Monday, May 23, 2022

Zoom Session: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

25. Transition Specialist Network (TSN)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/6/2022

The Transition Specialist Network (TSN) is a gathering of educators and others who work directly with secondary-aged students with disabilities to provide educational opportunities, programs and services all supporting transition from high school to the adult world. The TSN format includes a topic, strategies for putting the topic into practice and networking opportunities.

Join us during our final session as we reflect on 2021-2022 and plan for the upcoming school year. Special topic to be announced.

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

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

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

Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County.

This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared.

Zoom access will be sent the morning of the session.