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1. CPSE Training

Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Persons who act in the role of CPSE/CSE Chairperson

Dates: 1/25/2021

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A professional development workshop developed in collaboration with the NYS Education Department to provide CPSE chairpersons with a best practice approach to the CPSE process and their role as a chairperson. This is a module from the CSE Chairperson training. Participants will be sent a Zoom link to participate in this training.

2. Blended Learning Best Practices

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K - 12 educators

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 3/8/2021

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During this 6-week workshop, attendees will experience a hybrid learning experience which models best practices for blended learning. Topics to be covered - creating community, organizing online learning experiences, digital citizenship, creating rigorous and engaging learning experiences, and integrating SEL.

Schedule:
  • Week 1 - Virtual Learning experience January 25th 3:30-4:30
  • Week 2 - Online learning
  • Week 3 - Virtual Learning experience February 8th 3:30-4:30
  • Week 4 - Online Learning
  • Week 5 - Online Learning
  • Week 6 - Virtual Learning experience March 8th 3:30-4:30

    Zoom links will be sent to registrants prior to meeting date. Online learning registration will be sent to registrants prior to January 25th.

  • 3. Virtual Book Displays for School Librarians

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians

    Dates: 1/25/2021

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    Looking for ways to showcase your new books, highlight books that fit a recent trend, or books about an upcoming holiday or curricular area, but don't know how best to show them off to your students? We'll go through a number of ways to show off books to your virtual student body. This workshop is for School Librarians only.

    Please register here in My Learning Plan, but also in advance for the Zoom using this link:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudOmhpj0jG9VKM5ba3FYtBOQqKPMjPWmt

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    4. Finding Success While Teaching in the Pandemic

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 1/26/2021

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    Join this webinar to hear from a panel of local area teachers who have found successes and addressed challenges while teaching in this unprecedented time. Each teacher will share highlights of what is working well in their classroom as well as challenges they face. The teachers on the panel represent elementary, middle and high school levels as well as the different classroom "models" (fully remote and hybrid settings). An email will be sent to participants to seek questions that will be asked during the Q&A portion of the session.

    5. NYSAA Training - For Teachers New to the Process - Half Day - ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 1/27/2021

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    This half day-day NYSAA ELA and Math training is for teachers who need to administer the NYSAA for the 2020-2021 school year and are new to NYSAA computer-based testing. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers will need to have access to their class list and the current IEP for each student in their class participating in the NYSAA.

    6. Virtual Book Displays for School Librarians (Repeat)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians

    Dates: 1/27/2021

    Starting Soon
    Looking for ways to showcase your new books, highlight books that fit a recent trend, or books about an upcoming holiday or curricular area, but don't know how best to show them off to your students? We'll go through a number of ways to show off books to your virtual student body. This workshop is a repeat of Monday's workshop for those School Librarians who could not attend Monday.

    Please register here in My Learning Plan, but also in advance for the Zoom using this link:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdeuoqDwqHNIt7O8mRIFpLw_O94-RXHf-
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    7. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 2*

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/25/2021

    *PLEASE NOTE: TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH; 2 NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED IN JUNE
    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 6 day series will address volume 2.

    8. Library Virtual Maker Session: The Snowy Day (Paper snowflakes)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians (K-3)

    Dates: 2/1/2021

    Looking to do a maker activity with your elementary school kids but not sure how to accomplish this when some or all of your students are virtual? Start small.

    In this half hour, we'll read a quick book together and make some snowflakes - an activity you can do with just a pair of scissors and whatever paper you have around the house. We'll spend a few minutes booktalking while we work, so if you have a book about snow or winter, bring it along to share!

    Register here in My Learning Plan, but also click this link to register with Zoom in advance:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-6qrDojHtBb6jeaAYFDt5bZkRi5PP-e
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    9. Function Based Thinking (INVITE ONLY - Elem/MS PreK-6)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: NRW Pre-K-grade 6 staff

    Dates: 2/3/2021 to 3/3/2021

    New
    This training will be held virtually. Function Based Thinking explores the "behavior pathway" - the series of events and circumstances that predict, lead to, and arise from behaviors. Participants will then focus on examining how they will shift their adult practices to prevent, teach, and respond to behaviors in ways that increase the likelihood of functionally equivalent replacement behaviors being used and decrease the likelihood of unwanted behaviors occurring. Zoom links will be sent one week prior to the first training date. If you need to contact us prior to the session, please email Jaime_lustig@boces.monroe.edu

    10. Classroom Management (Asynchronous and live virtual webinar)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: General and Special Education teachers

    Dates: 2/3/2021 to 2/24/2021

    This training is a combination of asynchronous (do it on your own) and live via webinar (zoom). Participants must complete all asynchronous and zoom sessions to receive credit. The Classroom Management training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive and proactive classroom management strategies including: 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, 8) multiple opportunities to respond. Directions for Nearpod (for asynchronous and live) and Zoom links will be sent one week prior to the first live training on 2/3/2021. If you need to contact us prior to the session, please email jaime_lustig@boces.monroe.edu

    11. Brain and Body Based Approach to Social Emotional Learning

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators

    Dates: 2/3/2021 to 3/3/2021

    Join Dr. Stacey Exner for a 4 week learning series that combines Mindfulness and SEL utilizing the book Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett. In this series participants will engage in a book study, direct instruction, group learning and the experiential practices necessary to understand and embody emotional intelligence. This series is geared to K-12 educators & administrators interested in exploring and implementing a Brain and Body Based Approach to Social Emotional Learning. Asynchronous learning will be part of the total learning experience.
    Dr. Stacey Exner, Psy.D. is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Webster CSD for secondary special education. Her training is as a School Psychologist and was in that role at Schroeder High School for 12 years before transitioning into the role of a TOSA. She has teamed with Erica Ebert the last two years to provide training at BOCES for staff wanting to bring mindfulness to their districts and classrooms. She has participated in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Erica. Her goal is to combine her extensive training in psychology and her knowledge of mindfulness in order to assist others in striving towards mindful wellbeing. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book - Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett.

    12. Creating the IEP (asynchronous)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/5/2021

    Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 7 brief video modules (the longest of which is only 18 minutes), and then participate in a live Zoom follow-up session on 2/5 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. The link to the modules, as well as the Zoom information, will be sent one week prior to the live session, and registration for this session will no longer be available at that time. Participants must attend the live follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    13. Family Engagement: Communication & Culture

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/8/2021

    This professional development training is designed to introduce educators of students age 3-21 to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. This professional development offering will be held virtually via Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting and any resources will be sent to all registered participants at least 12 hours in advance of the offering. Should you need assistance or have questions regarding this training, please email barbara_wischnowskil@boces.monroe.edu

    14. Accessing the Monroe One BOCES Overdrive Collection with SORA

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators in the Monroe One BOCES region

    Dates: 2/8/2021

    In this hour-long zoom session, learn how to use SORA (the Student Overdrive Reading App) with our extensive Monroe One BOCES Overdrive collection of ebooks and audiobooks. We will cover how to log in, how to access simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks, how to enter a public library card and search both collections.

    The webinar is open to all educators in the Monroe One BOCES region.

    Register here in My Learning Plan, and then also with this Zoom link (in advance of the meeting):
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvfuiorDstG9Uvfe3yD7h3TDhunsFgGdAg

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    15. Elementary Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 2/9/2021

    This is an opportunity for Elementary Principals to meet virtually in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group.

    16. By Invitation Only: Quarter 3 Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group (TSG)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/10/2021

    This professional development opportunity is only for those Educational Organizations previously identified to patriciate in the Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group. TSG members only need to attend ONE professional development offering per quarter. Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/9726634204

    17. Book Talk: So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: P-12 Educators

    Dates: 2/10/2021 to 6/16/2021

    New
    This 12-hour online course has been developed specifically for educators to better understand race in the United States of America. This course is designed as a facilitated discussion of Ijeoma Oluo's text, So You Want to Talk About Race. Our discussions will center Oluo's lived experiences and wisdom. We will meet synchronously (via Zoom) every three weeks for 1.25 hours. There will also be about 30 minutes of asynchronous (written reflection) work to be done between sessions. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. Read pages 1-36 (The Intro, Ch. 1, & Ch. 2) before our first session on February 10th. "In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your colleague her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life."

    18. Book Talk: Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain (Zaretta Hammond)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: P-12 Educators

    Dates: 2/11/2021 to 5/27/2021

    New
    This 10-hour online course has been developed specifically for educators to better understand "cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction." This course is designed as a facilitated analysis and discussion of Zaretta Hammond's book, Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain. We will meet synchronously (via Zoom) every three weeks for 1.25 hours. There will also be about 30 minutes of asynchronous (written reflection) work to be done between sessions. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. Please have pages 1-35 (Intro, Ch. 1, & Ch. 2) read before our first session on February 11th. "To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation" until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: -Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships -Ten "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners -Prompts for action and valuable self reflection

    19. Engaging Students During Virtual Learning

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 Educators

    Dates: 2/11/2021

    During this live webinar, attendees will learn how to facilitate learning time and strategies to engage learners during virtual meetings. Teachers will walk away with strategies they can use the next day.

    20. LETRS for Leaders

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 2/18/2021

    This one-day interactive session, for district administrators and leadership, will provide an introduction to the brain research and foundational reading science that informs LETRS Professional Development training as well as best practices in reading assessment, diagnoses, instruction, and intervention. To quote Dr. Ebony Lee, an administrator from Clayton County, GA, "Going through LETRS, you sit there, thinking, "I should have known this. It's the tool to change lives and change communities."

    21. Monroe County Literacy Leaders Meeting #2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District Literacy Leaders

    Dates: 2/22/2021

    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2020-2021 school year will focus on the continuation of the standards implementation road map as well as focus on writing instruction.

    22. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1 *

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

    Dates: 2/23/2021 to 5/26/2021

    *PLEASE NOTE: TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH; 2 NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED IN JUNE
    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 6 day series will address volume 1.

    23. Fundamentals of Explicit Direct Instruction

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/23/2021 to 3/16/2021

    New
    This original 2-day presentation will be spread out over 4 virtual 1 1/2 hour sessions to provide Pre-K through 12th grade general and special education teachers an understanding of explicit instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction. Teachers will learn instructional strategies and practice developing an Explicit Direct Instruction lesson plan.

    24. NYSAA Training - After-school Session - ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/23/2021

    This 1.5 hour session NYSAA ELA and Math training is for teachers who have previously administered NYSAA ELA and Math computer-based testing and need to administer the NYSAA for the 2020-2021 school year. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to complete training. Teachers will need to have access to their class list and the current IEP for each student in their class participating in the NYSAA.

    25. Function-Based Thinking (INVITE ONLY - HS 7-12)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: NRW MS/HS staff grades 7-12

    Dates: 2/24/2021 to 3/17/2021

    New
    This training will be held virtually. Function Based Thinking explores the "behavior pathway" - the series of events and circumstances that predict, lead to, and arise from behaviors. Participants will then focus on examining how they will shift their adult practices to prevent, teach, and respond to behaviors in ways that increase the likelihood of functionally equivalent replacement behaviors being used and decrease the likelihood of unwanted behaviors occurring. Zoom links will be sent one week prior to the first zoom meeting. If you need to contact us prior to the session, please email Jaime_lustig@boces.monroe.edu

    26. Navigating Adult Services

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/24/2021

    Participants will learn about how to access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination, recognize the various adult service agencies available in New York State and the different types of services they provide and understand the eligibility, referral and application process for each agency. This training is appropriate for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of adult services in our community including teachers, administrators, families and community members.

    27. NYSAA Training - For Teachers New to the Process - Half Day - ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/24/2021

    This half day-day NYSAA ELA and Math training is for teachers who need to administer the NYSAA for the 2020-2021 school year and are new to NYSAA computer-based testing. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers will need their class list and the current IEP for each student available in their class participating in the NYSAA.

    28. Why Pronouns Matter: Affirming LGBTQ+ Identities

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/24/2021

    In this workshop participants will be introduced to LGBTQ+ identities and basic terminology through personal stories and vocabulary. They will learn the importance of using pronouns for people of all gender identities and some tips and tricks to navigate misgendering. Participants will practice using pronouns with a follow along assignment and have any and all questions answered about correct pronoun usage!

    29. Create your Bitmoji Library

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians (K-12)

    Dates: 2/25/2021

    Want to create a way for your hybrid and virtual students to feel like they can visit the library again? Bitmoji your Library! We'll go through how to create your Bitmoji library, how to post it online so your students can access it, and how to link out to resources like story times, and your Follett catalog.

    It's recommended that you create a Bitmoji for yourself prior to attending. If you don't know how to create a Bitmoji, please contact Liesl.

    Register here in My Learning Plan, and then also with this Zoom link (in advance of the meeting):
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuqqrTwiEtL_q_PujtCojgPIP7KpPhBv

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    30. Increasing Rigor In Online Learning Experiences Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/25/2021

    During this live webinar attendees will learn best practices on how to add rigor to online learning experiences. These strategies will work no matter which LMS is used. We will discuss how to implement strategies to engage learners and increase interactivity, interact with a rigorous lesson, how to embed district-provided digital content, and how to leverage library databases.

    31. NYSAA Training - After-school Session - ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/25/2021

    This 1.5 hour session NYSAA ELA and Math training is for teachers who have previously administered NYSAA ELA and Math computer-based testing and need to administer the NYSAA for the 2020-2021 school year. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to complete training. Teachers will need to have access to their class list and the current IEP for each student in their class participating in the NYSAA.

    32. Creating the IEP (East EPO only)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 2/26/2021

    Participants will develop an understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum. Please note: This training requires participants to independently view 7 brief video modules (the longest of which is only 18 minutes), and then participate in a live Zoom follow-up session on 2/26 to collaborate and ask questions about the content. The link to the modules, as well as the Zoom information, will be sent one week prior to the live session, and registration for this session will no longer be available at that time. Participants must attend the live follow-up session in order to receive CTLE credit for the training.

    33. By Invitation Only: Quarter 3 Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group (TSG)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/1/2021

    This professional development opportunity is only for those Educational Organizations previously identified to patriciate in the Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group. TSG members only need to attend ONE professional development offering per quarter. Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/9726634204

    34. Library Virtual Maker Session: I Want My Hat Back (Paper Hats)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Librarians (K-3)

    Dates: 3/1/2021

    Looking to do a maker activity with your elementary kids but not sure how to accomplish this when some or all of your students are virtual? Start small. In this half hour, we'll read a quick book together and make some paper hats - an activity you can do with just scissors and paper. We'll spend a few minutes booktalking while we work, so if you have a great book about hats, bring it along to share!

    This virtual workshop is for School Librarians only.

    Register here in My Learning Plan, and also with this Zoom link (in advance):
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpdO-qrDssGte7we6WU-rvoEFmsI_WSwnp

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    35. Book Talk: Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: P-12 Educators

    Dates: 3/2/2021 to 6/15/2021

    New
    This 10-hour online course has been developed specifically for educators to provide them with 'An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy'. This course is designed as a facilitated discussion of Gholdy Muhammad's book, Cultivating Genius. We will meet synchronously (via Zoom) every three weeks for 1.25 hours. There will also be about 30 minutes of asynchronous (written reflection) work to be completed between sessions. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. Please have pages 5-37 (this includes Acknowledgements, Foreword, the Intro, and Chapter 1) read before our first session on March 2. "In Cultivating Genius, Dr. Gholdy E. Muhammad presents a four-layered equity framework-one that is grounded in history and restores excellence in literacy education. This framework, which she names, Historically Responsive Literacy, was derived from the study of literacy development within 19th-century Black literacy societies. The framework is essential and universal for all students, especially youth of color, who traditionally have been marginalized in learning standards, school policies, and classroom practices."

    36. Fundamentals of Equity: Exploring Equity and Cultural Responsiveness

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/3/2021

    This professional development session is geared toward district classroom teachers, special education, ENL/Bilingual teachers, Related service providers, paraprofessionals and administrators. This session will focus on the following Goals/Objectives: ● Define common terms and imagery that appear in conversations about equity ● Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness through personal, professional, and institutional lenses ● Identify initial strengths, challenges, and needs regarding the capacity to implement culturally responsive practices If you have any questions/concerns please contact Svetlana_stowell@boces.monroe.edu for further assistance.

    37. Function Based Thinking

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/22/2021

    This training will be held virtually. Function Based Thinking explores the "behavior pathway" - the series of events and circumstances that predict, lead to, and arise from behaviors. Participants will then focus on examining how they will shift their adult practices to prevent, teach, and respond to behaviors in ways that increase the likelihood of functionally equivalent replacement behaviors being used and decrease the likelihood of unwanted behaviors occurring. Zoom links will be sent one week prior to the first live training on 3/8/2021. If you need to contact us prior to the session, please email a behavior specialist: Hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu Jennifer_rymanowski@boces.monroe.edu Jaime_lustig@boces.monroe.edu

    38. Indicator 13: Transition in the IEP

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/11/2021

    Two-part training, 3/9 and 3/11, participants encouraged to attend both 1.5 hour sessions. This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State. Participants will also learn how to document transition planning and services within the IEP. A zoom link and all materials will be sent to registered participants prior to the training date. Please email brittany_jensen@boces.monroe.edu.

    39. Science Leaders Meeting

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District Science Leaders or their representative

    Dates: 3/10/2021

    This meeting will focus on information passed down from NYSED Office of State Assessment during the Science Statewide Meetings as well as topics determined important by the group. This meeting is intended for District Science Leaders or their representatives.

    40. Solution Focused Interviewing for School Mental Health Professionals (Beginner)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Mental Health Professionals

    Dates: 3/12/2021

    This workshop is a combination of active learning experiences and discussions. Participants will learn questions which are characteristic of SFBT and how to incorporate these questions into their work as Mental Health Professionals: Preferred Future Questions, Scaling Questions, Coping Questions, Exception Questions. Participants will also practice affirming client strengths and identifying next small steps towards a goal. Participants will leave the workshop feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to take their next small step to incorporate these SF questions into their work in a way that is most useful for them.
    Participants can choose to continue their learning by registering for the Advanced Level session (scheduled for the afternoon - second half of the day).
    This session is best done in-person; however if needed the session can be moved to an online environment. Participants will be notified by email if the location changes.

    41. Solution Focused Interviewing for School Mental Health Professionals (Advanced)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Mental Health Professionals

    Dates: 3/12/2021

    This workshop is a combination of active learning experiences and discussions. Participants will practice SFBT Questions and learn how to stay Solution Focused in a conversation. Participants will learn a Solution Focused Framework that can be used in parent conferences or meetings. Participants will view a video exemplar of SFBT and will have the opportunity to role play a SF conversation. Participants will leave the workshop understanding how they can consistently and intentionally incorporate SF techniques into their conversations in schools with students, colleagues, and parents.
    This session is best done in-person; however if needed the session can be moved to an online environment. Participants will be notified by email if the location changes.

    42. EI to CPSE Transition for Professionals

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: CPSE Chairs, County Early Intervention personnel, preschool representatives, and preschool special education service providers

    Dates: 3/16/2021

    Closed
    This is a tw0-hour presentation that describes the process of transitioning children from Early Intervention to the Committee on Preschool Special Education.

    43. Multimedia Tools: Soundzabound & Swank K-12 Streaming

    Program: Multimedia Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators in districts who participate in the Monroe One Multimedia Service

    Dates: 3/16/2021

    In this quick half-hour Zoom, we will show you how to access and download Royalty-Free music with your Soundzabound account. This music can be used for a variety of purposes and accessed by your students. Afterwards, we will show you how to access feature films for instructional use in your classroom AND with your virtual students.

    This workshop is for educators in districts that participate in the Monroe One Multimedia Service.

    Register here in My Learning Plan, and also with this registration link in advance of the meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOytrDIpE9PtmLIjywq1HE93vVI8iOEP

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    44. Digital Citizenship for Blended Learning Webinar

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/18/2021

    Current learning practices have thrust students into online learning environments and live webinar interactions. Do your students know how to be Digital Citizens? This live webinar will focus on online course content and interactions in order to ensure a safe learning environment for all students. We will also focus on integrating Digital Citizenship best practices for live webinar interactions with students.

    45. Family Engagement: Communication & Culture

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/7/2021

    This professional development training is designed to introduce educators of students age 3-21 to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. This professional development offering will be held virtually via Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting and any resources will be sent to all registered participants at least 12 hours in advance of the offering. Should you need assistance or have questions regarding this training, please email barbara_wischnowskil@boces.monroe.edu

    46. Structuring Your Dialogic Curriculum in Grades 7-12 with Matthew R Kay

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Grade 7-12 Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 4/8/2021

    Matthew R. Kay, Author of Not Light But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom, is a proud product of Philadelphia's public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). He deeply believes in the importance of earnest and mindful classroom conversations about race. Furthermore, he believes that any teacher who is willing to put in the hard work of reflection can, through the practice of discrete skills, become a better discussion leader. Driven by these convictions, he is passionate about designing professional development that teachers find valuable. This one day workshop encourages teachers to examine the pedagogical choices that educators make when discussing race in the classroom. Participants explore all of the "little” decisions, how to foster collaboration, how to encourage quieter voices without alienating others, how to structure debates, how to craft academic projects that not only compliment the important conversations but infuse them with even more meaning.

    47. Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners - Session 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators

    Dates: 4/8/2021

    Join Dr. Stacey Exner, Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher, for 60 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation. This session is perfect for beginners or those interested in refreshing their Mindfulness practice. You'll leave with simple strategies to cultivate changes in your brain. You will leave with strategies to develop and implement a consistent mindfulness practice.
    Dr. Stacey Exner, Psy.D. is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Webster CSD for secondary special education. Her training is as a School Psychologist and was in that role at Schroeder High School for 12 years before transitioning into the role of a TOSA. She has teamed with Erica Ebert the last two years to provide training at BOCES for staff wanting to bring mindfulness to their districts and classrooms. She has participated in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Erica. Her goal is to combine her extensive training in psychology and her knowledge of mindfulness in order to assist others in striving towards mindful wellbeing.
    Dr. Exner is offering four sessions on this topic. Participants can choose to attend 1 or more sessions. All sessions are focused on mindfulness and the important concepts associated with the practice. New strategies will be introduced each time.

    48. Elementary Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 4/13/2021

    This is an opportunity for Elementary Principals to meet virtually in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group.

    49. Diploma and Credential Options

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/14/2021

    New
    The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will understand the Multiple Pathways to Graduation as delineated in New York State law and regulations. Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities will also be explored in addition to the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential.

    50. What Does it Mean to Be Culturally Responsive?

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/14/2021

    This professional development session is geared toward district classroom teachers, special education, ENL/Bilingual teachers, Related service providers, paraprofessionals and administrators and is a great introductory tool to discuss elements of Culturally Responsive Education and Pedagogy with educators. CRT is not a set of ‘best practices' but a practice that recognizes the mind-body connection involved in learning”. During time together, the following components will be explored: 1. Social-emotional impact of living in a racialized society 2. Student's use of cultural capital and tools (soft-wired) 3. Adult response "positively” (non-verbally and verbally) 4. Adult being constructive (helpful) in facilitating learning by building on cultural tools. If you have any questions/concerns please contact Svetlana_stowell@boces.monroe.edu for further assistance

    51. Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners - Session 2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators

    Dates: 4/15/2021

    Join Dr. Stacey Exner, Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher, for 60 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation. This session is perfect for beginners or those interested in refreshing their Mindfulness practice. You'll leave with simple strategies to cultivate changes in your brain. You will leave with strategies to develop and implement a consistent mindfulness practice.
    Dr. Stacey Exner, Psy.D. is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Webster CSD for secondary special education. Her training is as a School Psychologist and was in that role at Schroeder High School for 12 years before transitioning into the role of a TOSA. She has teamed with Erica Ebert the last two years to provide training at BOCES for staff wanting to bring mindfulness to their districts and classrooms. She has participated in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Erica. Her goal is to combine her extensive training in psychology and her knowledge of mindfulness in order to assist others in striving towards mindful wellbeing.
    Dr. Exner is offering four sessions on this topic. Participants can choose to attend 1 or more sessions. All sessions are focused on mindfulness and the important concepts associated with the practice. New strategies will be introduced each time.

    52. Solution Focused Support Team Meetings: A series of 3 one-hour sessions

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All Teachers, Mental Health Professionals and Administrators

    Dates: 4/27/2021 to 6/8/2021

    This series is designed to support educators who may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, worried, or inadequate in the current environment of unprecedented uncertainty and challenge. Educators, while juggling their own individual and family's needs, are providing even more educational and emotional support to the children (and families) they work with. As educators bear witness to the struggles of the students and families, they become increasingly vulnerable to anxiety, depression or symptoms of secondary trauma. The goal of this series is to foster resilience, increase hope, and encourage agency in educators themselves. It seems especially important, during this challenging time, that educators actively engage in self-care, self-compassion and connection-building.

    A Solution-Focused Reflecting Team (Norman and Visser, 2003) is one potential opportunity for staff to engage in self-care that is both meaningful and hopeful. SF Reflecting Teams can offer a place and space for teachers to have honest conversations about their struggles in a way that feels supportive and helpful. We will be following a SF format called a SF Reflecting Team (Norman and Visser 2003) as a framework for our conversation. Workshop participants will be provided with a summary of the steps in this framework and examples of SF questions that can be used in the clarification round.

    53. Monroe County Literacy Leaders Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District Literacy Leaders

    Dates: 4/28/2021

    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2020-2021 school year will focus on the continuation of the standards implementation road map as well as focus on writing instruction.

    54. Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners - Session 3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators

    Dates: 5/6/2021

    Join Dr. Stacey Exner, Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher, for 60 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation. This session is perfect for beginners or those interested in refreshing their Mindfulness practice. You'll leave with simple strategies to cultivate changes in your brain. You will leave with strategies to develop and implement a consistent mindfulness practice.
    Dr. Stacey Exner, Psy.D. is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Webster CSD for secondary special education. Her training is as a School Psychologist and was in that role at Schroeder High School for 12 years before transitioning into the role of a TOSA. She has teamed with Erica Ebert the last two years to provide training at BOCES for staff wanting to bring mindfulness to their districts and classrooms. She has participated in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Erica. Her goal is to combine her extensive training in psychology and her knowledge of mindfulness in order to assist others in striving towards mindful wellbeing.
    Dr. Exner is offering four sessions on this topic. Participants can choose to attend 1 or more sessions. All sessions are focused on mindfulness and the important concepts associated with the practice. New strategies will be introduced each time.

    55. By Invitation Only: Quarter 4 Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group (TSG)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/12/2021

    This professional development opportunity is only for those Educational Organizations previously identified to patriciate in the Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group. TSG members only need to attend ONE professional development offering per quarter. Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/9726634204

    56. Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners - Session 4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators

    Dates: 5/20/2021

    Join Dr. Stacey Exner, Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher, for 60 minutes of Mindfulness Meditation. This session is perfect for beginners or those interested in refreshing their Mindfulness practice. You'll leave with simple strategies to cultivate changes in your brain. You will leave with strategies to develop and implement a consistent mindfulness practice.
    Dr. Stacey Exner, Psy.D. is a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Webster CSD for secondary special education. Her training is as a School Psychologist and was in that role at Schroeder High School for 12 years before transitioning into the role of a TOSA. She has teamed with Erica Ebert the last two years to provide training at BOCES for staff wanting to bring mindfulness to their districts and classrooms. She has participated in Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Erica. Her goal is to combine her extensive training in psychology and her knowledge of mindfulness in order to assist others in striving towards mindful wellbeing.
    Dr. Exner is offering four sessions on this topic. Participants can choose to attend 1 or more sessions. All sessions are focused on mindfulness and the important concepts associated with the practice. New strategies will be introduced each time.

    57. Overview of Self-Determination

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/24/2021

    New
    This training has been designed in two parts. Part I is an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Part II focuses on individual and small group activities designed to allow participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop their own action plans.

    58. Science Leaders Meeting

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District Science Leaders or their representative

    Dates: 6/2/2021

    This meeting will focus on information passed down from NYSED Office of State Assessment during the Science Statewide Meetings as well as topics determined important by the group. This meeting is intended for District Science Leaders or their representatives.

    59. By Invitation Only: Quarter 4 Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group (TSG)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 6/3/2021

    This professional development opportunity is only for those Educational Organizations previously identified to patriciate in the Secondary Transition/ Graduation Targeted Skills Group. TSG members only need to attend ONE professional development offering per quarter. Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/9726634204

    60. Elementary Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 6/8/2021

    This is an opportunity for Elementary Principals to meet virtually in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group.

    61. CDOS: Work-Based Learning

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 6/10/2021

    New
    Participants will be guided through the 6 sections of the NYS Work Based Learning Manual to gain a better understanding of the many components to consider in the development of a Work Based Learning program. There will be time for participants to evaluate what is currently in place within their district and to determine needs and next steps.

    62. Standards-Based Assessment and Grading

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District teams which could include administrators, teacher leaders/coaches and teachers

    Dates: 7/28/2021 to 7/30/2021

    Becoming a standards-based school or district is much more extensive than simply changing your report card. This 3-day institute will take participants on a deep-dive of what it truly means to create a standards-based instructional environment. The first day will focus on standards-based instruction and will highlight the importance of determining the cognitive complexity of standards, creating learning progressions, developing clear criteria and rubrics, and determining the most accurate assessment methods. In addition, day one will highlight the keys to effective feedback and why the separation of achievement from behavioral characteristics is so crucial to assessment accuracy. Days 2 and 3 will focus on developing a standards-based mindset to create a seamless relationship between the instructional and grading paradigms. Specifically, participants will come to know how the grading true north can serve as a metaphorical compass to guide all grading decisions and why traditional grading has run its course. As well, participants will come to know the theory and practices that allow schools and teachers to give students full credit for their learning, redefine student accountability, and repurpose homework.
    Lunch is included all 3 days
    Each participant will receive Tom Schimmer's book, "Grading from the Inside Out"
    Deadline to register: June 30, 2021