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1. Inter-Library Loan with Five Systems

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 9/12/2019

In this training for new Librarians and Library Staff you'll learn to use the Five Systems Union Catalog for inter-library loans. Learn to search for the editions you want, and how to request and fill orders.

2. Twine Storytelling - Facilitated Work Time

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 11/13/2019

Pre-requisite: Create and Code Interactive Stories with Twine

You have spent some time in the summer to learn about Twine, now you need to delve in and beginning creating learning experiences with exemplars for students. The Twine Storytelling facilitated work time provides attendees the valuable time to create resources for students with facilitators to help troubleshoot and brainstorm.

3. 3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Day 5 of 5

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

Dates: 9/19/2019

3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Teaching Science in the Age of the NYSSLS-- DAY 5 of 5. This is day 5 of the five-day institute designed to guide and support educators working to implement the NYSSLS (NGSS) into their classrooms and existing curriculum. The five sessions of this institute will focus on practical methods and strategies to design, deliver, and facilitate 3-Dimensional learning, including strategies for discourse, modeling, argumentation, assessment, and student-developed research questions. Participants will engage in the development of lessons that incorporate these strategies. From one session to the next, participants will implement these lessons and strategies into their classroom and then collaboratively reflect on and refine these newly acquired skills. The progressive nature of these sessions will support teachers as they integrate the instructional shifts required of the NYSSLS.

4. Student-Centered Coaching Institute

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 4/30/2020

Instructional coaching is one of the most effective means to achieve high student success. Effective instructional coaches employ a distinct skill set that resides somewhere between teaching and administration. This year-long series is designed to increase the capacity of instructional leaders by developing their knowledge of effective student-centered coaching cycles and practices. In this 8-session institute, participants will: -Craft a coaching belief statement -Organize their coaching around student-centered cycles -Set student-centered goals for coaching cycles -Use standards-based learning targets to focus coaching -Analyze evidence of student learning to co-plan instruction -Measure the impact of coaching on student and teacher learning -Partner with the school leader to support implementation Resources and tools will be embedded in each session allowing participants to reflect on and refine their own practices as well as engage in collaborative discussions with other practitioners. All participants will receive a copy of the book Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves by Diane Sweeney and Leanna S. Harris.

5. Enhancing Curriculum through Meaningful Instructional Technology Integration

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 9/19/2019

Attendees will experience the TPACK Framework and unpack the ISTE Standards in order to create engaging and enriching learning experiences. We will delve into theory and practice of creating digital-age learning experiences for students. Thoughtful instructional technology integration will be experienced, explored and implemented.

Please bring a unit/lesson to adapt during facilitated work time.

Attendees will:
  • Learn the theory of the TPACK Framework
  • Actively participate in TPACKified learning experiences
  • Unpack the ISTE Standards
  • Adapt unit/lesson to reflect the TPACK Framework
  • Align unit/less to the ISTE Standards

    Lunch will be 30 minutes
  • 6. 3-Dimensional Learning: Shifting to Next-Level-Implementation

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Science educators, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 3/31/2020

    This institute will be an extension of the 3-Dimensional Learning Institute, although participation in that institute is not a prerequisite. During these sessions, participants will deliver lessons from their own curriculum, targeting one particular feature of each lesson on which the group will focus and provide feedback. Through a collaborative process, participants will shape and strengthen each lesson to become 3-Dimensional and NYSSLS-aligned for implementation in the classroom.

    7. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that have completed 12-day LETRS Training

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 9/27/2019

    Closed
    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 1 (Units 1-4) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come. Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete 12 days of LETRS professional development.
    2. Complete the online content for Units 1-4. (You will receive a link and log in to this 60-hour online course once you have registered)
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 in the online course with a score of 90% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 1 Manual, Units 1-4 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 1-4 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    8. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 1 (Units 1-4) *Training for Non-Monroe One Districts*

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that have completed 12-day LETRS Training

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 9/27/2019

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 1 (Units 1-4) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come.

    Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete 12 days of LETRS professional development.
    2. Complete the 60-hour online course for Units 1-4 (Purchase on your own)
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 in the online course with a score of 90% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 1 Manual, Units 1-4 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 1-4 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    9. 3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Teaching and Learning Science with the NYSSLS

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 10/1/2019 to 5/6/2020

    This five-day institute is designed to guide and support educators working to implement the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) into their classrooms and existing curriculum. The five sessions of this institute will focus on practical methods and strategies to design, deliver, and facilitate 3-Dimensional learning, including strategies for discourse, modeling, argumentation, assessment, and student-developed research questions. Participants will engage in the development of lessons that incorporate these strategies. From one session to the next, participants will implement these lessons and strategies into their classroom and then collaboratively reflect on and refine these newly acquired skills. The progressive nature of these sessions will support teachers as they integrate the instructional shifts required of the NYSSLS. The cost of this workshop includes the book Phenomena Driven Inquiry by Vince Mancuso.

    10. Student Engagement: Learning is Not a Spectator Sport

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, teacher leaders

    Dates: 10/1/2019 to 12/5/2019

    What does it mean for learners to be truly engaged? Compliance? Answering teacher directed questions when called on? Following Directions? Or does it run deeper than that?
    Educators in these professional learning sessions will explore answers to those questions by:
  • assessing their current practices and developing a rationale for what they believe and value about student engagement
  • developing plans that build a culture/environment that supports positive student engagement
  • sharing their learning with others in this session about specific engagement strategies and protocols
  • designing lessons that embed engagement strategies including some that utilize instructional technology
    A variety of instructional technology and non-instructional technology driven engagement strategies will be modeled, analyzed and used by teachers for their planning of upcoming lessons and/or units of study. Participants will have time to plan a lesson or unit that embeds standards-aligned student engagement strategies. These plans will be implemented and student work samples brought back for analysis on day three.
  • 11. Phenomena-Driven Inquiry: Making the Shift from the Old to the New Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Science educators, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    This fully immersive workshop is designed to guide and support educators working to implement the new NYSSLS into their curriculum and classrooms. This robust workshop will specifically address phenomena-centered, 3-Dimensional (3-D) learning with a focus on delivery, assessment, and strategy. Participants in this learning experience will: -Learn what a 3-D lesson looks like and how to facilitate this student-centered model -Discover practical phenomena, strategies, and lessons that can be immediately implemented -Identify opportunities to embed the phenomena-driven inquiry model into your existing curriculum. The cost of this workshop includes the book Phenomena Driven Inquiry by Vince Mancuso. This book is packed with phenomena and fully developed 3D lessons; it is the most comprehensive book available on standards-aligned phenomena-driven learning.

    12. The Caring and Curious Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PK- 8 teachers and teacher leaders

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 5/7/2020

    This five-day institute is designed to guide and support educators with implementing strategies and tools that help build a caring, collaborative, and curious classroom. The five sessions of this institute will focus on practical methods to design and facilitate such a classroom, including strategies that support: Content Practices; Social-Emotional Learning; Restorative Practices; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Trauma-Informed Practices; Culturally Responsive Teaching; and other top of mind initiatives. Participants will engage in the development of a scope and sequence and daily agendas that incorporate these strategies. From one session to the next, participants will implement these tools and strategies into their classroom and then collaboratively reflect on and refine these newly acquired skills. The progressive nature of these sessions will support teachers as they integrate the instructional shifts required to foster a caring, collaborative, and curious classroom. The cost of this workshop includes the book Curious Classroom by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels.

    13. Apple: Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, instructional technology specialists,professional development coordiantors and principals.

    Dates: 10/8/2019

    Facilitated by Apple, hosted by Monroe 1 BOCES:

    To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Creative skills help students become better problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators. They explore more and experiment more. They tell richer stories and find their own unique voices. And they carry all these skills through everything they'll do in school and beyond.

    Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. Everyone Can Create includes a collection of free project guides that teach students how to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment.

    At this event, you'll:
  • Discover firsthand the creative potential of iPad, now with Apple Pencil support.
  • Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad.
  • Get hands-on with the Everyone Can Create teacher guide that includes materials to help teachers infuse creative skills into the subjects they teach every day.


  • You'll leave the event inspired to bring creative expression to every subject and every student.

    14. Minecraft Education

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/11/2019

    New
    Hosted by BOCES, facilitated by NYSCATE.

    Get Ready to Play, Craft, & Learn

    Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.

    Be Prepared to Explore a World of Learning

    We provide resources to give you a foundation on Minecraft, game-based learning, and adapting curriculum to leverage this creative platform. Preparatory materials provided below should be obtained before workshop attendance to make sure you can take full advantage of the in-person workshop.

    Game-based learning with Minecraft has taken off in schools around the globe. This workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and experience the creativity, collaboration, and engagement Minecraft can provide for your students.

    During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games.
  • Become a Minecraft player.Learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning.
  • Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into your classroom. Learn what's worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.
  • Take a learner's role, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft. Then, move through examples traversing grade span and subject area, demonstrating the global applicability of Minecraft in schools.
  • 15. Creating Inclusive Schools SafeZone Level 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Must have attended a previous level 1 SafeZone training. Teachers, GSA Advisors, school leaders, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and school nurses.,

    Dates: 10/15/2019

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQ+ individuals and culture? Are you confused by the differences between gender expression, identify and orientation? Have you ever wondered what all of the letters in the LGBTQ+ spectrum stand for? Would you like tips on best practices for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive and safe spaces in our schools? This professional learning opportunity can give you the tools you need! While progress is slowly being made to create more welcoming and inclusive schools there is still much to be done. For LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and parents the school environment can pose numerous threats and obstacles. Below are some eye-opening statistics. -LGBTQ+ students were more than twice as likely to have skipped school in the past month because of safety concerns. -40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ - 2012 Williams Institute's Serving Our Youth -40% of transgender people had attempted suicide compared to 4.6% of the general population - 2015 National Center for Transgender Equality's Transgender Survey Report Recent research also finds that the majority of teachers want to help LGBTQ+ students but don't always know how. (https://www.edutopia.org/article/schools-struggle-support-lgbtq-students). This dynamic, interactive workshop includes information on: basic LGBTQ+ terms and vocabulary; the distinction between sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; the process of coming out; the current climate in our schools; how to use inclusive and respectful language; how to create inclusive classrooms/learning spaces; and where to go for resources and support. Attending this workshop is a proactive step towards creating inclusive spaces where all students, teachers and staff are empowered to reach their full potential. Program participants will receive a SafeZone Training manual, official OutAlliance SafeZone stickers and OutAlliance SafeZone lapel pin to offer that lifesaving visible support.

    16. Culturally Responsive Teaching Cohort 2 Series

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All K-12 educators (Teachers, Administrators, Librarians, Counselors, Paraprofessionals are welcome)

    Dates: 10/16/2019 to 3/18/2020

    As educators, how can we effectively reach and teach all students? Twenty-first century students are coming of age in an increasingly connected world, and will be more set-up for success if they better understand their role as global citizens. As educators, we are in a unique position to promote acceptance and celebrate multiculturalism; additional training will support this work as we strive to implement instruction to which all students can connect. Culturally Responsive Practices provide teachers with training and pedagogical framework to effectively embed these values and skills into their classroom culture.
    This October, we invite you to join our second Culturally Responsive Teaching Cohort (CRTC) open to all educators, K-12. This six-part hybrid series will be facilitated by Kim Cristal (West Irondequoit K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor) and Tracey Savine (Assistant Principal, Penfield High School).

    17. Building Mindfulness Capacity in Your School COHORT I - Level II (Deepening) 2019/20 School Year

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Invitation Only: Members who completed the Building Mindfulness workshops with Erica in 2018/2019

    Dates: 10/17/2019 to 4/15/2020

    ***Invitation Only: This is a continuation for those members who completed the Building Mindfulness Capacity in Your School workshops***
    "Scholarly research finds that mindfulness practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, strengthens compassion, and confers a host of other benefits."-Mindful Schools. The practice of Mindfulness, in many ways, is foundational to the work of teaching and learning. This series has been designed to help teachers and leaders build Mindfulness capacity in their schools by learning about it deeply, practicing it, and sharing their learning with colleagues and students. In this 4 day series, with additional Webinar support (dates to be determined with participants for 3 sessions), participants will: -- expand their personal practice in Mindfulness -- build upon knowledge of relevant brain research on Mindfulness in connection with trauma and addiction -- experiment and explore different Mindfulness strategies such as Jon Kabat Zinn's attitudes of Mindfulness: non-judging, patience, beginner's mind, trust, non-striving prepare and lead Mindfulness lessons and reflect on those lessons with cohort of learners -- combine Mindfulness with content to develop integrated lessons -- identify connections between their District's work and Mindfulness -- continued develop for an implementation plan for Mindfulness in their District or receive support for a newly created implementation

    18. Building Mindfulness Capacity in Your School COHORT II - Level I (Foundations) 2019/20 School Year

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/17/2019 to 4/15/2020

    "Scholarly research finds that mindfulness practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, strengthens compassion, and confers a host of other benefits."-Mindful Schools. The practice of Mindfulness, in many ways, is foundational to the work of teaching and learning. This series has been designed to help teachers and leaders build Mindfulness capacity in their schools by learning about it deeply, practicing it, and sharing their learning with colleagues and students. In this 4 day series, with additional Webinar support (dates to be determined with participants for 3 sessions), participants will: -- create (and/or deepen) their personal practice in Mindfulness -- examine relevant brain research on Mindfulness -- experiment and explore different Mindfulness strategies -- prepare and lead Mindfulness lessons and reflect on those lessons with cohort of learners -- combine Mindfulness with content to develop integrated lessons -- identify connections between their District's work and Mindfulness -- develop an implementation plan for Mindfulness in their District

    19. Develop Creative Thinking and Collaboration with Breakout EDU

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 Educators

    Dates: 10/17/2019

    Have you heard of BreakoutEDU? If not, this is the workshop for you! Come and explore the possibilities of creating an engaging, interactive learning experience for your classroom. Students will be excited to learn through discovery and an inquiry-based experiences. Come and learn how to shift learning into the 21st century!

    Attendees will:
  • Understand learner-centered learning experiences
  • Participate in an active learning experience
  • Create a project to use in their classroom the next day.

    Lunch will be 30 minutes

    ISTE Standards:
  • 1 Learner: 1c Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • 5 Designer: 5a Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs/ 5b Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning/ 5c Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • 20. Effective Teaching and Learning through the Standards for Mathematical Practice

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 educators responsible for teaching mathematics (classroom teachers, special education teachers, AIS providers, teaching assistants, etc) , teacher leaders, math coaches and administrators

    Dates: 10/23/2019 to 12/18/2019

    With the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and the transition to NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards what remains constant is the expectation that teachers are to provide opportunities for students to engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practices. How do we support students' development of these Mathematical Practices? What teacher moves promote deepening students' understanding through engaging in these Mathematical Practices? This professional learning experience will draw on the current research around Effective Teaching Practices based on the books Principles to Actions, Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM,2014) and Taking Action, Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (Smith (Ed.), 2017) and on the EDC project funded by the National Science Foundation, Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards (Education Development Center, Inc. 2016). Participants will engage as learners, analyze images of teaching and learning, implement tasks in their own classrooms and share the experience with the group.
    $420 per person or $1,260 per district team of 3-4

    21. Creating and Leading Inclusive Schools with the OutAlliance

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, Counselors, GSA Advisors, Social Workers

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    How can school leaders best support LGBTQ students, staff, and families? In what ways can leaders help to develop a school culture and climate that feels safe, inclusive, and affirming? What's essential LGBTQ learning all leaders need to know? How can leaders better understand what it's like to live, learn, and teach as LGBTQ? How well does our audio match our video when it comes to policy and reality? What steps can leaders take in moving toward creating more inclusive schools/systems? This professional learning session, designed specifically for school leaders, seeks to answer these questions and more by learning the foundational components of LGBTQ education (i.e. terminology, safe space, identity development as well as components of sex, gender and sexuality, code of ethics); interacting with a diverse LGBTQ guest speaker panel; examining their own policies, pedagogy and practices (including legal issues; and drafting actionable next steps for themselves as learners and leaders). Participants will also leave with a bank of print and electronic resources to further support their own learning.

    22. The Teacher Leader Institute

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: New and emerging teacher leaders

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 2/11/2020

    This blended course is designed for those already in or about to take on a teacher leader role and who wish to build their leadership capacity. This is a year-long series that blends regional meetings, online coursework, and customized support. Participants in this course will learn, practice, and apply skills and strategies, then reflect on and refine their new learning in order to grow and develop. This dynamic course will foster skills such as: *Facilitating efficient and effective meetings *Using protocols to engage colleagues in thoughtful decision making *Supporting change and addressing challenges *Planning and facilitating professional learning sessions Participants will receive support via: -Regional workshops hosted at Monroe #1 BOCES (4 days total) -Online meetings and webinars (3 hours total) -Coaching and feedback (embedded) The dates below are for the Regional workshops. The specific date for the online meetings/webinars will be scheduled in collaboration with the group. This professional learning institute includes a copy of the book, Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators.

    23. Social Studies Leadership Cohort

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Those serving in building/district leadership roles for Social Studies K-12

    Dates: 10/30/2019 to 5/27/2020

    Social Studies in New York continues to undergo a variety of changes. In order to keep pace with these updates and amendments, our region must work together to benefit from the resources and expertise we have. These sessions offer people who are in leadership positions a chance to troubleshoot issues, analyze data, brainstorm ideas and share resources with people in similar positions across our districts. A portion of each session will be spent reviewing updates from NYSED, discussing current work, sharing resources, etc. The other portion of the session will be dedicated to designing presentations, teacher tools and databases of resources that can be used back in each participant's district. We will be establishing an online resource that will allow us to share materials, deliver updates and ask questions as we begin to implement these changes in curriculum, instruction and assessment in each of our districts.

    24. Safe Zone Level 2 Training (Level 1 SafeZone is a prerequisite for this program)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, school leaders, counselors, social workers, school nurses

    Dates: 11/5/2019

    "All young people regardless of sexual orientation or identity deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential." - Harvey Milk Level 2 SafeZone begins with a brief review of the concepts of a SafeZone and vocabulary to establish common ground from which to build our own learning community on this day. Participants will view an excerpt from Breaking the Silence: Honoring the Voices of LGBTQ Youth and Allies in Supporting Our Teachers (from A Queer Endeavor), that captures powerful dialogue among LGBTQ+ students and educators. Panel members from school and the greater Rochester communities will extend and make relevant the film dialogue to our own local experiences as educators, parents, and community members. Through the examination of stereotypes and myths, educators will reflect on how the SafeZones we create could be compounding marginalized identities and what can be done about that, including creating and/or sustaining effective GSAs. The day ends with time to explore a variety of resources and planning for next steps, whether that's to deepen your knowledge further, start or enhance an existing GSA, or the development of learning experiences for your students.

    25. Phenomena-Driven Inquiry: Making the Shift from the Old to the New Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Science educators, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    This fully immersive workshop is designed to guide and support educators working to implement the new NYSSLS into their curriculum and classrooms. This robust workshop will specifically address phenomena-centered, 3-Dimensional (3-D) learning with a focus on delivery, assessment, and strategy. Participants in this learning experience will: -Learn what a 3-D lesson looks like and how to facilitate this student-centered model -Discover practical phenomena, strategies, and lessons that can be immediately implemented -Identify opportunities to embed the phenomena-driven inquiry model into your existing curriculum. The cost of this workshop includes the book Phenomena Driven Inquiry by Vince Mancuso. This book is packed with phenomena and fully developed 3D lessons; it is the most comprehensive book available on standards-aligned phenomena-driven learning.

    26. Including Every Student Through Equity Based Mathematics Teaching Practices

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 educators responsible for teaching mathematics (classroom teachers, special education teachers, AIS providers, teaching assistants, etc) , teacher leaders, math coaches and administrators

    Dates: 1/9/2020 to 3/19/2020

    All students deserve access to high quality instruction where they can attain high levels of mathematics. Every student and teacher enters the classroom with various identities that impact their learning and the overall learning community. Teaching through equity based teaching practices (Aguirre, et al, 2013) allows students to be active participants in their own learning. In this course we will engage in mathematics as we develop an awareness of these practices and explore how our identities, classroom structures, and the type of tasks we choose affect student engagement and achievement.
    Capitalizing on participants' experiences and connections to current research from the field, we will have the opportunities to:
  • Come to a deeper understanding of our own "math identity" and how that impacts our learning and teaching
  • Develop new images and deepen our understanding of what it means to learn and do mathematics in today's classrooms
  • Appreciate that our students hold various identities and the variety of ways that the identities impact learning
  • Bring awareness to issues of equity and social justice, then bring hope

  • $420 per person or $1,260 per district team of 3-4

    27. Creating Inclusive Schools SafeZone Level 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Must have attended a previous level 1 SafeZone training. Teachers, GSA Advisors, school leaders, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and school nurses.,

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQ+ individuals and culture? Are you confused by the differences between gender expression, identify and orientation? Have you ever wondered what all of the letters in the LGBTQ+ spectrum stand for? Would you like tips on best practices for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive and safe spaces in our schools? This professional learning opportunity can give you the tools you need! While progress is slowly being made to create more welcoming and inclusive schools there is still much to be done. For LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and parents the school environment can pose numerous threats and obstacles. Below are some eye-opening statistics. -LGBTQ+ students were more than twice as likely to have skipped school in the past month because of safety concerns. -40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ - 2012 Williams Institute's Serving Our Youth -40% of transgender people had attempted suicide compared to 4.6% of the general population - 2015 National Center for Transgender Equality's Transgender Survey Report Recent research also finds that the majority of teachers want to help LGBTQ+ students but don't always know how. (https://www.edutopia.org/article/schools-struggle-support-lgbtq-students). This dynamic, interactive workshop includes information on: basic LGBTQ+ terms and vocabulary; the distinction between sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; the process of coming out; the current climate in our schools; how to use inclusive and respectful language; how to create inclusive classrooms/learning spaces; and where to go for resources and support. Attending this workshop is a proactive step towards creating inclusive spaces where all students, teachers and staff are empowered to reach their full potential. Program participants will receive a SafeZone Training manual, official OutAlliance SafeZone stickers and OutAlliance SafeZone lapel pin to offer that lifesaving visible support.

    28. Create Engaging Curriculum & Projects with the iPad

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 1/23/2020

    The iPad is full of engaging apps out of the box. Come to this workshop to learning how to create engaging content and projects aligned to curriculum. Apple Certified Educators will lead the day to provide a hands-on experience and attendees will walk away with products ready to use day 1.

    Attendees will:
    Become Apple Teachers
    Interact with native Apple Apps
    Plan projects aligned to curriculum
    Create resources for ease of integration with students


    Lunch will be 30 minutes


    Please bring an iPad with the following apps downloaded:
    Garageband
    Numbers
    Pages
    Keynote
    Clips
    iMovie

    29. Social Justice 101 (Teaching Tolerance Workshop)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All K-12 educators (Teachers, Administrators, Librarians, Counselors, Paraprofessionals are welcome)

    Dates: 2/4/2020

    PRESENTED BY TEACHING TOLERANCE (a Project of Southern Poverty Law Center) This interactive workshop helps teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After exploring ready-to-use materials, applying rigorous standards and planning ways to incorporate research-based teaching practices, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming their classrooms and schools. Participants will learn to:
  • Incorporate the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
  • Speak Up--and teach students to speak up--against bias and injustice;
  • Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.

  • Participants should bring a laptop (electronic device). Lunch is on your own.

    30. Phenomena-Driven Inquiry: Making the Shift from the Old to the New Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Science educators, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    This fully immersive workshop is designed to guide and support educators working to implement the new NYSSLS into their curriculum and classrooms. This robust workshop will specifically address phenomena-centered, 3-Dimensional (3-D) learning with a focus on delivery, assessment, and strategy. Participants in this learning experience will: -Learn what a 3-D lesson looks like and how to facilitate this student-centered model -Discover practical phenomena, strategies, and lessons that can be immediately implemented -Identify opportunities to embed the phenomena-driven inquiry model into your existing curriculum. The cost of this workshop includes the book Phenomena Driven Inquiry by Vince Mancuso. This book is packed with phenomena and fully developed 3D lessons; it is the most comprehensive book available on standards-aligned phenomena-driven learning.

    31. STEAM and Curriculum Integration with Makey Makey

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, Instructional Technology Specialists, Coaches

    Dates: 3/19/2020

    Students are constantly consuming content and using inventions that are created by others. Makey Makey allows students to create their own content on Scratch and use design thinking to create their own inventions. During this workshop participants will learn the basics of Scratch and using the Makey Makey. Participants will also get hands on examples on how they can integrate Makey Makey into their curriculum. ***All who attend will receive a free Makey Makey***

    32. Enhancing Curriculum through Meaningful Instructional Technology Integration

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/23/2020

    Attendees will experience the TPACK Framework and unpack the ISTE Standards in order to create engaging and enriching learning experiences. We will delve into theory and practice of creating digital-age learning experiences for students. Thoughtful instructional technology integration will be experienced, explored and implemented.

    Please bring a unit/lesson to adapt during facilitated work time.

    Attendees will:
  • Learn the theory of the TPACK Framework
  • Actively participate in TPACKified learning experiences
  • Unpack the ISTE Standards
  • Adapt unit/lesson to reflect the TPACK Framework
  • Align unit/less to the ISTE Standards

    Lunch will be 30 minutes
  • 33. Phenomena-Driven Inquiry: Making the Shift from the Old to the New Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Science educators, teacher leaders, curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, department leaders

    Dates: 4/29/2020

    This fully immersive workshop is designed to guide and support educators working to implement the new NYSSLS into their curriculum and classrooms. This robust workshop will specifically address phenomena-centered, 3-Dimensional (3-D) learning with a focus on delivery, assessment, and strategy. Participants in this learning experience will: -Learn what a 3-D lesson looks like and how to facilitate this student-centered model -Discover practical phenomena, strategies, and lessons that can be immediately implemented -Identify opportunities to embed the phenomena-driven inquiry model into your existing curriculum. The cost of this workshop includes the book Phenomena Driven Inquiry by Vince Mancuso. This book is packed with phenomena and fully developed 3D lessons; it is the most comprehensive book available on standards-aligned phenomena-driven learning.