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1. DASA Certification Training

Program: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Regional Catalog

Dates: 4/4/2020

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After December 31, 2013, the amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) required all school professionals applying to the NYS Education Department for certification, to complete a six (6) hour training class in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is a NYSED-approved provider.

Objectives:

This training is in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Education Department. Participants will:
>Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
>Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
>Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
>Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
>Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
>Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.

Instructor: Juliann DellaRocco is an approved instructor for DASA trainings. She is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and has been involved in bullying prevention initiatives for BH-BL since her retirement as Health Educator and District Health Coordinator.
Cost: $70. Please make checks payable to BH-BL Central School District
Please print the registration confirmation off of MyLearningPlan and mail it with a check at least one-week prior to the course to:
Dottie Salvatore, BH-BL School District, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. (You must include a copy of your registration confirmation with the check in order to be officially registered.)

2. POSITIVITEENS®

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Pupil Personnel, Admin

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

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Today's teens are more isolated and marginalized than ever before, even though they may seem "connected" through the internet and social media. Why is it that our teens experience such high rates of depression? Can we teach teens the skills and mindset to be happy? How can we employ what the research tells us about teens and technology to best support our students during these unprecedented times?

The format for this 15 hour course includes 3, 1 hour online sessions that will be offered synchronously and then made available asynchronously. Individuals may participate during the live session where they may engage with Sherry and ask questions, or watch the recorded version later. Optional projects will be available for each session. For those who do not choose to do projects, they may still have hours documented for any sessions they attend live.

In the three, one hour presentations, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Health Psychologist, Dr. Sherry Kelly, will share with educators how to:

>Teach for Transformation
>Hack your Classroom Culture
>Model Positive Psychology
>Bring the Growth Mindset into the Classroom
>"Code" your Students' Happiness
>Foster positive relationships with parents

Following each session, Sherry will invite participants to engage in a project of their choosing that will serve to illustrate their understanding of the content. Project topics will include incorporating positive psychology, growth mindset and age-appropriate teaching about technology's impact on teens, into your current practice. Sherry will provide resources for each topic and has allocated four hours of learning documentation per person for each completed project. Individuals may also work together on projects if desired. Upon submission, Sherry will review projects and provide expert feedback to participants.

Applicable to teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel and administrators.

3. CONSTRUCTING LEARNER-CENTERED ENVIRONMENTS: A STUDY OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS, DIFFERENTIATION, AND ENGAGEMENT

Program: NYS Learning Standards

Audience: K-6

Dates: 4/8/2020 to 5/13/2020

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*Please note date changes from Core - Rescheduled for Spring: 4/8-5/13
Ever feel like you could use some new strategies to engage your students? Looking for tried and true research-based practices to differentiate your instruction throughout a unit of study? Then this course is for you! We will look at ways to actively engage students in content-specific areas such as reading, writing, and math. We will explore ways to encourage student motivation, and dive into practices that will allow you to adjust and differentiate instruction for all learners in your context. We will investigate formative assessments as a way to link differentiation and motivation together. We will also discuss management techniques and approaches that best support learner-centered environments. Participants will leave with a tool kit of ready to implement strategies and ideas. Time will be provided for the creation of support materials to use in your individual contexts. Target audience: grades K- 6.

4. Remote Learning Support Network

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 4/8/2020 to 5/6/2020

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This support network is meant to help educators as we manage to adjust to these challenging times. Come to what you can as we schedule both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities to share best practices, troubleshoot, and support each other as we continue to teach remotely.

5. Unconscious Bias: Personal and Professional Impact

Program: New York State Teacher Centers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 13, 2020)

Participants will bring preconceived notions to the surface and understand how that knowledge impacts beliefs, practices and policies.

This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (2 CTLE HOURS)

6. GUIDED MATH IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM: USING CENTERS TO GUIDE INSTRUCTION AND PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Audience: K-6

Dates: 4/21/2020 to 5/26/2020

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This course will provide instruction, tools, and strategies to successfully design and implement a Guided Math program within your classroom. We will discuss the benefits and format of Guided Math, how it can benefit instruction and assist in differentiating student activities, best practices to implement and organize centers, ideas and strategies for grouping students, how to track and assess student work, how to correlate with curriculum standards, and examples of different types of activities that can be used. Sessions will be broken into segments that will assist in guiding the participants through different aspects of the program. By the end, each participant will have a workable plan and toolbox to use towards developing a Guided Math program that works in their classroom. The format for this course will be online, asynchronous through Schoology. ***Note this format is a change from the Core description.***

7. The Communication of Trauma

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: All interested educators

Dates: 4/23/2020 to 5/21/2020

The uncertainty students and teachers are currently experiencing is presenting significant challenges to both students and teachers. A new set of interpersonal skills is needed to deal with the trauma that may be precipitated by these circumstances. How can I better understand my students? What are the hidden messages that my students share that uncover their struggles? How can I modify my teaching strategies to incorporate relationship-building and enhanced-communication in my classroom?

We will look at the underlying causes of trauma and the struggles students face, along with ways to improve self-regulation. Participants will collectively build a repertoire of strategies to support students in expressing their emotions in more socially acceptable ways that reduce harm and support success both in and out of academic settings.

8. CANCELED ------- PERSONAL GENETICS CONFERENCE

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 4/25/2020

The high school students of today are the first generation that will be faced with making important life decisions based on their personal genetic information. Engaging students and their teachers in issues surrounding the ethical, legal, and scientific considerations regarding this genetic revolution is both necessary and responsible. The Personal Genetics Professional Learning Team of the New York State Master Teacher Program is holding an event for our larger learning community in the Capital Region that is focused on increasing awareness of the genetic revolution that is underway.

We are especially interested in engaging secondary teachers and their students to attend this event, but it is open to anyone interested in learning more about issues regarding genomics research. Professors, researchers, authors, and students with related expertise will provide presentations focusing on the ethical, legal, and scientific components of genetic research as it relates to personal genetic information. The keynote speaker is from Harvard Medical College, and presentations are in three 40-minute sessions. Each session will max out at 20 people. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

9. Play with Process - Simple to Complex Explorations

Program: Berkshire-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association

Audience: In-service and Pre-service Music Educators

Dates: 4/25/2020

Explore ideas to make your classroom come alive with music and movement through Orff pedagogy. Imagine, sing, dance, play and explore! This workshop will offer a variety of activities from songs to integrated arts and movement activities. Our work will focus on the Orff teaching process and give participants practical models which present materials in a sequential and logical manner through Orff pedagogy.

Payment Information: This workshop is free for BHVAOSA 2019-20 members. Non-member educator fee is $40.00. College student fee is $10.00. Cash or check only. Payments will be accepted at the event, or in advance by mailing a check (payable to "BHVAOSA") to Heidi Levin, BHVAOSA Treasurer, 9 Mennen Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871.

Please bring a recorder, if you have one.

10. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Culturally Responsive Education (CRE): How Are They Compatible?

Program: New York State Teacher Centers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 29, 2020)

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Participants will examine how an equity lens is essential for understanding the social-emotional development of children, youth, and adults. SEL can promote educational equity by helping all young people reach their fullest potential.

This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (2 CTLE HOURS)

11. DASA Certification Training

Program: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Regional Catalog

Dates: 5/9/2020

After December 31, 2013, the amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) required all school professionals applying to the NYS Education Department for certification, to complete a six (6) hour training class in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is a NYSED-approved provider.

Objectives:

This training is in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Education Department. Participants will:
>Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
>Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
>Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
>Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
>Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
>Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.

Instructor: Juliann DellaRocco is an approved instructor for DASA trainings. She is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and has been involved in bullying prevention initiatives for BH-BL since her retirement as Health Educator and District Health Coordinator.
Cost: $70. Please make checks payable to BH-BL Central School District
Please print the registration confirmation off of MyLearningPlan and mail it with a check at least one-week prior to the course to:
Dottie Salvatore, BH-BL School District, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. (You must include a copy of your registration confirmation with the check in order to be officially registered.)

12. Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

Program: New York State Teacher Centers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 11, 2020)

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Practitioners will understand that the first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and the situation is critical.

This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (2 CTLE HOURS)

13. Summer Reading for Teachers 2020

Program: Albany City Area Reading Council

Dates: 5/13/2020

Let's celebrate ACARC's year of exciting Professional Development with professional book and article talks, and pizza as we prepare for summer. Dr. Cheryl Dozier, University at Albany, and Dr. Kelly Wissman, University at Albany, are part of our expert panel. Dr. Dozier will share recent favorite professional books and articles on Literacy. Dr. Wissman will share professional resources focusing on children's literature. ACARC officers will have professional resources on hand to share in small group discussions and there will be opportunities for teachers to share favorite articles or professional books in small groups as well. Please join us for these lively discussions on professional books and articles you might want to put on your summer reading list! This event is co-sponsored by the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department, University at Albany and the Albany City Area Reading Council. Outcomes: This session will expand educators' Literacy content knowledge and have opportunities to collaborate to improve literacy instruction in a trusting environment. Registration is recommended, but not required. Onsite registration and sign-in 4-4:30 p.m. Program 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fee waived for ACARC members. $10 for all others. A $30 membership fee may be paid at the door to have the fee waived for all ACARC Core events.

14. Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom

Program: New York State Teacher Centers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 20, 2020)

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Practitioners will understand how they might address the interplay of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom.

This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (2 CTLE HOURS)
In collaboration with NAfME and the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, American Young Voices (AYV) is offering two outstanding events in our area! AYV is already known for their massive chorus concerts, which provide an educational music experience for children in grades two through eight that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Aside from the PD day in March, teachers and their chorus/general music students can participate in the June performance day, focusing on the National and State Standards in engaging, fun, and exciting ways while improving their range, diction, and music literacy. The cost includes all necessary scores, recordings, conducting notes, teaching objectives, lyric sheets, and logistical information. Attendance in March is not required for participation in June, and attendance in June is limited to teachers with participating students. Participants MUST register through AYV, but can also register through the GCRTC to receive CTLE credit.

Location: The Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Date: 6/2 (Fri)
Time: 3pm-7pm; Concert at 7pm
Fee: $95 (includes the entire chorus/music class and chaperones--details on the AYV website)
Facilitator: Francisco Nunez, conductor of American Young Voices
AYV Registration: http://www.americanyoungvoices.com/index.php/register
CTLE hours through GCRTC: 4
In collaboration with NAfME and the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, American Young Voices (AYV) is offering two outstanding events in our area! AYV is already known for their massive chorus concerts, which provide an educational music experience for children in grades two through eight that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Aside from the PD day in March, teachers and their chorus/general music students can participate in the June performance day, focusing on the National and State Standards in engaging, fun, and exciting ways while improving their range, diction, and music literacy. The cost includes all necessary scores, recordings, conducting notes, teaching objectives, lyric sheets, and logistical information. Attendance in March is not required for participation in June, and attendance in June is limited to teachers with participating students. Participants MUST register through AYV, but can also register through the GCRTC to receive CTLE credit.

Location: The Times Union Center, Albany
Date: 6/4)
Time: 3pm-7pm; Concert at 7pm
Fee: $95 (includes the entire chorus/music class and chaperones--details on the AYV website)
Facilitator: Francisco Nunez, conductor of American Young Voices
AYV Registration: http://www.americanyoungvoices.com/index.php/register
CTLE hours through GCRTC: 4

17. DASA Certification Training

Program: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Regional Catalog

Dates: 6/13/2020

After December 31, 2013, the amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) required all school professionals applying to the NYS Education Department for certification, to complete a six (6) hour training class in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is a NYSED-approved provider.

Objectives:

This training is in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Education Department. Participants will:
>Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
>Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
>Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
>Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
>Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
>Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.

Instructor: Juliann DellaRocco is an approved instructor for DASA trainings. She is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and has been involved in bullying prevention initiatives for BH-BL since her retirement as Health Educator and District Health Coordinator.
Cost: $70. Please make checks payable to BH-BL Central School District
Please print the registration confirmation off of MyLearningPlan and mail it with a check at least one-week prior to the course to:
Dottie Salvatore, BH-BL School District, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. (You must include a copy of your registration confirmation with the check in order to be officially registered.)

18. 9TH ANNUAL GALWAY COMMUNITY ROCKET DAY

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 6/13/2020

Using inexpensive off the shelf parts, this workshop will teach you how to start a water rocket project for STEM courses ranging from kindergarten to college physics. At 10:00 am, we will hold a rocket building workshop where kids and adults will learn the fundamentals of water rocket building, the water rocket project, and how to start a water rocket lesson or unit at your school. At 12:00, we will head to nearby Dockstader Field to launch our rockets.

Kris will demonstrate water rocket lessons he has done with first graders and how the scope of the project has evolved for his regents physics classes - from its initial beginning as a simple class-period lab, to where it is today - a multi-month research design competition where students design rockets that fly 200+ yards and write engineering design reports. Participants will need to bring two 2-liter soda bottles, 1 roll duct tape, 1 small cardboard box.

For more information, please read Daily Gazette article written about the project in November of 2016: http://naturalphilosophers.org/press

19. LIMITLESS MIND: LEARN, LEAD, AND LIVE WITHOUT BARRIERS (JO BOALER): BOOK STUDY

Program: Professional Strategies

Dates: 6/16/2020 to 8/11/2020

Stanford University professor, acclaimed math educator, and bestselling author, Jo Boaler, has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education. In Limitless Mind, she explodes these myths and reveals the six keys to unlocking our boundless learning potential. Her research proves that those who achieve at the highest levels do not do so because of a genetic inclination toward any one skill, but because of the keys that she reveals in the book. Our brains are not "fixed," but entirely capable of change, growth, adaptability, and rewiring. Want to be fluent in mathematics? Learn a foreign language? Play the guitar? Write a book? The truth is not only that anyone at any age can learn anything, but the act of learning itself fundamentally changes who we are, and as Boaler argues so elegantly in the pages of this book, what we go on to achieve. Participants will need a copy of Limitless Mind for this program.

20. A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION: A BOOK STUDY

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 6/22/2020 to 7/27/2020

Capital Region teachers are welcome to participate in this timely book study! Inclusion is the intent and spirit of education law in 2020, but many teachers report feeling unprepared to work with students who have learning disabilities, cognitive impairment or behavioral challenges. A Teacher's Guide to Special Education by David F. Bateman and Jenifer L. Cline, begins with an analysis of the laws that impact our practice. Then the authors walk us through the practical implications, offering support and research-based solutions to common issues including grading, graduation, classroom management and IEP implementation. This hybrid course meets once in-person, followed by asynchronous online assignments. Participants are expected to obtain their own copy of the text.

21. MAKE JUST ONE CHANGE - BOOK STUDY AND APPLICATION

Program: Professional Strategies

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 8/12/2020

The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one's own questions is "the single most essential skill for learning"-and one that should be taught to all students. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them. Make Just One Change features the voices and experiences of teachers in classrooms across the country to illustrate the use of the Question Formulation Technique across grade levels and subject areas and with different kinds of learners.

In this asynchronous online book study, participants will use Schoology to discuss the book while actively using the book's techniques to develop lessons for students. Online resources to support the book will also be shared.

Participants will need to obtain a copy of the book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana.

22. DASA Certification Training

Program: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Regional Catalog

Dates: 7/8/2020

After December 31, 2013, the amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) required all school professionals applying to the NYS Education Department for certification, to complete a six (6) hour training class in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is a NYSED-approved provider.

Objectives:

This training is in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Education Department. Participants will:
>Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
>Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
>Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
>Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
>Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
>Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.

Instructor: Juliann DellaRocco is an approved instructor for DASA trainings. She is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and has been involved in bullying prevention initiatives for BH-BL since her retirement as Health Educator and District Health Coordinator.
Cost: $70. Please make checks payable to BH-BL Central School District
Please print the registration confirmation off of MyLearningPlan and mail it with a check at least one-week prior to the course to:
Dottie Salvatore, BH-BL School District, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. (You must include a copy of your registration confirmation with the check in order to be officially registered.)

23. MATH 6-8 NYS NEXT GENERATIONS MATHEMATICS STANDARDS SUMMER SUPPORT PLC

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 7/10/2020 to 8/28/2020

Get ready to start Implementing the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Standards. Take some time to start preparing As with any set of standards, they need to be rigorous; they need to demand a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application and represent a significant level of achievement in mathematics that will enable students to successfully transition to post-secondary education and the workforce. Let us work together !

24. Reading in the Wild Book Study

Program: English Language Arts

Dates: 7/12/2020 to 8/16/2020

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Donalyn Miller is the reading guru. Her books, Reading in the Wild, will inspire teachers to create their own community of readers. Miller's ideas can be applied to K-12 English classes. Participants will read and response to Reading in the Wild, develop curricular applications with them for their classroom and collaborate with the other participants. We will become our own community of readers.

25. BOOK STUDY: WRITING INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS: PROVEN METHODS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOMS

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 6-12

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/9/2020

This study of Writing Instruction that Works is open to all secondary teachers. In this book study, we will explore what writing and writing instruction looks like in schools today and what research suggests are the most effective instructional approaches across the content areas. The content of this book draws from a national study of writing instruction conducted in five U.S. states and will provide book study participants with practical guidance for incorporating writing instruction that supports learning in their content area. This 4-week course will use a hands-on, learner-centered approach as we walk through the following book chapters: Writing Today; Writing Instruction in Schools Today; Technology in Writing; English Language Learners; and the chapter that corresponds to your content area (e.g., Writing in ELA, Social Studies/History, Mathematics, or Science). You will be engaging in in-depth online discussions about your reading and creating/revising curriculum materials for your classroom based on your learning. Each weekly module is designed so that participants can make the course content meaningful and applicable to their specific content area and teaching context. Participants should secure a copy of the Writing Instruction that Works book by Applebee and Langer prior to the start of the course.

26. PODCASTING IN THE CLASSROOM - SUMMER 2020

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/10/2020

This program will provide resources and best practices for using Podcasting in the Classroom. Discover how students as young as Elementary can create podcasts of their own as a knowledge product. We will also discuss and explore the world of educational podcasts - think of it as Professional Development on demand! This fully online program will use Schoology. Participants should expect to participate for 3 hours per week, over 5 weeks.

27. Teaching the Music Standards through Band/Chorus/Orchestra

Program: Arts

Audience: Music Educators

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/17/2020

In this 15-hour online course, participants will analyze band, chorus, or orchestra music, including orchestration and style considerations for what makes it a quality piece for their students. Teachers will also isolate a challenging technical requirement/selection and create a specific exercise for students to gain skills for the selection. In addition, teachers will create an activity or method to relate the piece to one of the new standards for music performance. All exercises and activities/methods will be shared with course participants, along with an online library of activities for student achievement to be shared with area music teachers.

Location: Asynchronous online.
Date: 7/16-8/17
Fee: None. Registration required.
Facilitator: Kate Jarrard, GCRTC
CTLE Credit: 15 hours

28. THE SPACE: A GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS BOOK STUDY

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/3/2020

This 15 hour Book Study focuses on the classroom learning environment and how to transform your "space." The Space: A Guide for Educators will provide great discussion among participants who want to improve their classroom space even if they are tight on a budget. Learn how to make your classroom truly innovative! Participants should secure a copy of The Space: A Guide for Educators book by Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon prior to the start of the course.

29. A COURSE JUST FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: Teaching aides, Teaching assistants, Teams of Teachers and their TAs.

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/27/2020

All paraeducators are invited to participate in this professional learning community! Meet with TAs from the region to build professional skills and learn more about supporting reading, writing and math in any classroom context. Included in this program are opportunities to practice computer skills and explore online resources. We will meet for two days in-person and complete one online assignment after the class. Location: AIM Services, Saratoga Springs Date: 7/20 - 7/21 Time: 9AM - 3PM Facilitators: Liz Daley & MaryAnn Nickloy, GCRTC Teacher Leadership Coaches Contact: liz@teachers-center.org Fee: None. Registration is required.
Why do so many students struggle with maths? Join us to discuss current math myths and bias' that interrupt our students learning. Then explore the powerful use of technology to engage and scaffold learning for diverse students in your math classroom or in math support classrooms. Review evidence-based instructional practices to engage higher order thinking for all students. Create resources and routines that empower students to adapt their own learning environments to enhance their learning style. This class is a hybrid 12 hours of in person workshop with 3 one-hour online assignments.

31. School Brass and Woodwind Instrument Repair

Program: Arts

Audience: School Band Teachers and other Music Faculty

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 7/23/2020

Back by popular demand! Many band teachers are often faced with instruments needing minor repairs, but also with diminishing repair budgets and limited resources and knowledge to get the job done. Bill Cole will work with participants to learn how to and and gain confidence in performing basic repair and maintenance techniques for their school fleet in order to keep their equipment student-ready to enhance consistent student learning.

In this 15-hour course, participants will:
- Clean and replace pads
- Clean and replace corks
- Remove dents
- Repair and adjust valves and casings
- Straighten bent parts and keys
- Align and fit moving parts
- Use hand tools

Participants should bring shop apron/over shirt/something they don't mind getting dirty, along with their own and/or school instruments to practice repairs on. In addition, participants will be requested to bring specific tools, if they have access to them.

Location: TBD Saratoga
Dates/Times: 7/21-23, 9am-3pm with break for lunch
Facilitator: Bill Cole, Cole's Woodwind Shop
Fee: None. Underwritten by GCRTC.

32. Visual Arts PLC

Program: Arts

Audience: Classroom Visual Arts Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2020 to 8/12/2020

In this 15-hour course, participants will engage in rich discussions, sharing ideas, lessons, and advice, researching and reporting, and supporting each other as we grow and improve to bring innovative learning opportunities to our students. Topics will be selected by participants, and may include: lesson plans, serving special education students and working with their TAs, cross-discipline lessons, incorporating the new standards, assessments and grading.

Location: Wired Coffee and Bagel, Colonie
Dates/Times: 7/22, 9am-noon; 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 9am-1pm
Fee: None. However, registration is required.
Facilitator: Kate Jarrard, GCRTC
CTLE Credit: 15 hours

33. DRONE CAMP

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 7/29/2020

Welcome to Drone Camp! This innovative program centers on a team of 2 teachers and 6 students from your school! Participants will learn Drone basics including how to fly, how to maintain the device, as well as curriculum to bring back to your school! Best of all, the drone comes back to your school!

34. Enhancing Your Curriculum with Primary Sources Intro

Program: Arts

Audience: All Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2020

As teachers, we are constantly working to create and improve our lessons, but often overlook the power of primary sources. Primary sources are the raw materials of history--original documents and objects which were created at the time under study--and using these in your curriculum gives students a stronger sense of history and the complexity of the past, along with humanizing historical figures and creating relevant connections. This 3-hour introductory conversation will be extended this fall in a course designed to support teachers in creating units and lessons relevant to their subject area (any subject area at all!), primarily using the Library of Congress as our resource. You need only attend one of the meetings below.

Location: Queensbury TBD
Date: 8/4
Time: 9am-noon
Fee: None. However, registration is required.
Facilitator: Kate Jarrard, GCRTC
CTLE Credit: 3 hours

35. Enhancing Your Curriculum with Primary Sources Intro

Program: Arts

Audience: All Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2020

As teachers, we are constantly working to create and improve our lessons, but often overlook the power of primary sources. Primary sources are the raw materials of history--original documents and objects which were created at the time under study--and using these in your curriculum gives students a stronger sense of history and the complexity of the past, along with humanizing historical figures and creating relevant connections. This 3-hour introductory conversation will be extended this fall in a course designed to support teachers in creating units and lessons relevant to their subject area (any subject area at all!), primarily using the Library of Congress as our resource. You need only attend one of the meetings below.

Location: Colonie TBD
Date: 8/6
Time: 9am-noon
Fee: None. However, registration is required.
Facilitator: Kate Jarrard, GCRTC
CTLE Credit: 3 hours

36. Co-Teaching Conversations: A Summer Series

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: Co-Teaching Teams, Direct Consultant - Teacher Teams, Paraeducator - Teacher Teams

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/31/2020

This series is open to all teachers, administrators, teaching assistants and professional development designers. For this hybrid program, we'll meet three times in August and complete three asynchronous assignments analyzing issues and creating solutions to common co-teaching conundrums. Topics include effective planning strategies, grouping strategies, assessment and authentic student feedback as well as best practices in SDI and differentiation. Our goal is to empower teachers to create a school culture that supports inclusion!

37. HIGH QUALITY MENTORING: SUPPORTING THE RETENTION OF BEGINNING TEACHERS OF PROMISE

Program: APPR

Audience: Mentor Teachers

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

The success of beginning educators is often directly related to a trusting mentor - mentee relationship. Mentor Programs must invest in mentors who are cognizant of the importance of: support & praise, really listening, understanding feelings behind words, being honest yet sensitive, empathizing with diverse challenges and developing a healthy sense of confidence, security and self-sufficiency. The support of a committed and professionally prepared and skilled mentor is an important tenet preventing beginning colleagues from becoming statistics of loss for our profession. This professional learning opportunity is designed to build the essential skills of new mentors so they can support beginning colleagues in their district.

38. Enhancing Your Curriculum with Primary Sources Intro

Program: Arts

Audience: All Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2020

As teachers, we are constantly working to create and improve our lessons, but often overlook the power of primary sources. Primary sources are the raw materials of history--original documents and objects which were created at the time under study--and using these in your curriculum gives students a stronger sense of history and the complexity of the past, along with humanizing historical figures and creating relevant connections. This 3-hour introductory conversation will be extended this fall in a course designed to support teachers in creating units and lessons relevant to their subject area (any subject area at all!), primarily using the Library of Congress as our resource. You need only attend one of the meetings below.

Location: Saratoga TBD
Date: 8/11
Time: 9am-noon
Fee: None. However, registration is required.
Facilitator: Kate Jarrard, GCRTC
CTLE Credit: 3 hours

39. DASA Certification Training

Program: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Regional Catalog

Dates: 8/12/2020

After December 31, 2013, the amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) required all school professionals applying to the NYS Education Department for certification, to complete a six (6) hour training class in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District is a NYSED-approved provider.

Objectives:

This training is in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Education Department. Participants will:
>Understand the intent components, and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
>Develop and enhance awareness and sensitivity to the range of experiences of the specific student populations as named in the Dignity Act.
>Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior.
>Understand bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
>Enhance the understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
>Articulate the Reporting Requirements for Educators as specified in the Dignity Act.

Instructor: Juliann DellaRocco is an approved instructor for DASA trainings. She is an Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer and has been involved in bullying prevention initiatives for BH-BL since her retirement as Health Educator and District Health Coordinator.
Cost: $70. Please make checks payable to BH-BL Central School District
Please print the registration confirmation off of MyLearningPlan and mail it with a check at least one-week prior to the course to:
Dottie Salvatore, BH-BL School District, PO Box 1389, Ballston Lake, NY 12019. (You must include a copy of your registration confirmation with the check in order to be officially registered.)

40. PREPARING FOR NYS NEXT GEN STANDARD: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL

Program: Professional Strategies

Audience: Grades preK-6

Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/13/2020

Domain 3 of the Next Gen Standards is Social Emotional Learning. Join us this August to prepare for this change in your 2020-2021 school year! This course will introduce participants to the history and framings of social and emotional learning in primary grades curricula (focusing on the importance of pre-k and kindergarten), as well as programs and associated research. Participants will walk away with a variety of resources to help put this curriculum in place, as well as several example lessons to get you started. Though we will focus on the challenge of teaching these concepts to our younger learners, concepts will be adaptable for older elementary grades as well. In this 15-hour course, participants will: Gain a better understanding of why SEL is crucial at the primary level Learn the 5 SEL competencies Learn strategies to use in their classrooms Learn the short- and long-term benefits of SEL Walk away with several (free) resources to help teach to the NYS Next Gen Standards Contact: Lorena@teachers-center.org Fee: The total tax exempt cost is $178 per person for a single room, or $159 per person for a double room. Day use is $52 per day. If participants pay personally, tax must be charged and the cost per person is $196.08 for a single room, or $174.42 per person for a double room. Day use is $64.80 per person. CIGG will accept school credit cards and purchase orders with a tax exemption form. Contact the CIGG at 518-797-5100 to make payment arrangements.

41. GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND G SUITE

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 8/16/2020 to 8/30/2020

Participants will join a Google Classroom for the full student experience. Over the course of five weeks, a variety of assignments and tasks will be assigned, incorporating different components of G Suite. This program will provide a solid introduction for first-time Google Classroom users and highlight this year's major improvements and updates in Google Classroom for veteran users. Participants should expect to participate for 5 hours per week, over 3 weeks.

42. Adobe Photoshop and Applications for the Secondary Classroom

Program: Arts

Audience: Visual and Media Arts Teachers

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/20/2020

In this 15-hour course, participants will learn how to and gain confidence in using Adobe Photoshop for their secondary classroom. Participants will learn the fundamentals and perform tasks, practical examples, and complete projects. The participants will also create a lesson during the course, following the new state standards for Media Arts, which they will implement in their classroom in the fall, culminating with students providing a reflection about the new lesson.

Location: Bethlehem High School
Dates: 8/17, 8/19, 8/20 Time: 9am-2:30pm (30 minute break for lunch) Fee: None. However, registration is required. Facilitator: Marielle Martin, Bethlehem CSD CTLE Credit: 15 hours

43. NYSSLS WRITING WORKSHOP

Program: Math, Science & Technology

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/18/2020

Get a head start on the school year and have some NYSSLS lessons ready to go with this teacher work session. In this two part, 8 hour session, you will have the time to work together or independently on developing lessons, units, or assessments. Options will be available to start at various stages in the process to best suit teacher needs and get the most out of your time. Whether you are just starting out and need to "unpack" the standards or have already developed lessons, you will be provided with tips and tools to help move you further through the process of implementation in your classroom. All levels, from Elementary to High School will benefit. A working lunch will be provided.