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

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, reading specialists, special educators, building administrators

Dates: 6/12/2019 to 3/11/2020

LETRS 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.

2. TBM Trainers: One-Day Recertification **(INVITATION ONLY)**

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 6/24/2019

Staff Training in Therapeutic Behavior Management (TBM) is based on the TACT2 program, which has been in use with nearly 50,000 staff members across the country since 1997. Staff certification in TBM is valid for 12 months, after which staff must recertify with a trainer. This re-certification offering is specifically for those who are already TBM certified. At this recert training you will work with both verbal and physical techniques using annually updated, reproducible materials.

3. 2019 STEM Professional Learning Series: Industry Experience w/ Workshop-Choice #1: Optics

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All educators: Youth Leaders, Out-of-School Time Educators, Teachers, Student Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors in both public and private schools

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 7/11/2019

The Finger Lakes STEM Hub invites you to participate in this multi-day Professional Learning Series focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In Part One, participate in one or more Industry Experiences to help you connect the newest standards and lessons to real-world applications. In Part Two, take part in a Practitioners' Workshop to learn how to connect what you learned in your Industry Experience to your curriculum and learning environment.
Part One: Industry Experience: (you may choose more than one; others listed under same heading)
1. Optics
Host: Optimax System, Inc., Ontario, New York Date: 6/24/19 Description: Optics is an important STEM field. Optical assemblies are found in a multitude of products that touch our lives every day including: cell phones, medical equipment, lasers, robotics, and space satellites. Educators will gain an understanding about the optics industry, learn about optical measurements, analyze a simple optical system, learn to set up optical manufacturing tools, and begin fabricating glass components. Participants will tour Optimax, one of the largest optical manufacturing operations in the country.
Part Two: Practitioners' Workshop:
Location: Finger Lakes Community College's Victor Campus (200 Victor Heights Pkwy, Victor, NY) Date: 7/11/19 Description: Required hands-on workshop for all educators who attended one or more of the Industry Experiences. Participants will gain practice relating their Industry Experience back into their work with youth, in out-of-school time programs or in classrooms. They will work in breakout groups to dialogue and troubleshoot challenges, and to discuss potential roadblocks on STEM related topics.
Lunch is provided each day
For more information, please visit the Finger Lakes STEM Hub web site: http://www.flxstem.org/2019WorkshopSeries

4. 2019 STEM Professional Learning Series: Industry Experience w/ Workshop-Choice #2: Coding&Control

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All educators: Youth Leaders, Out-of-School Time Educators, Teachers, Student Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors in both public and private schools

Dates: 6/25/2019 to 7/11/2019

The Finger Lakes STEM Hub invites you to participate in this multi-day Professional Learning Series focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In Part One, participate in one or more Industry Experiences to help you connect the newest standards and lessons to real-world applications. In Part Two, take part in a Practitioners' Workshop to learn how to connect what you learned in your Industry Experience to your curriculum and learning environment.
Part One: Industry Experience: (you may choose more than one; others listed under same heading)
2. Coding and Control
Host: Day Automation, Victor, New York Date: 6/25/19 Description: Software is embedded in nearly every product and system. Software controls the operation of our toys, appliances, automobiles, farm equipment, medical devices, aircraft, power plants, and traffic systems. It also controls the heating, cooling, lights, door access, and airflow in our schools and places of work. This workshop will give attendees an overview of coding and how software can be used to interface with real world systems, such as building control systems. Participants will do a hands-on project and see the software development and product design facilities at Day Automation.
Part Two: Practitioners' Workshop:
Location: Finger Lakes Community College's Victor Campus (200 Victor Heights Pkwy, Victor, NY) Date: 7/11/19 Description: Required hands-on workshop for all educators who attended one or more of the Industry Experiences. Participants will gain practice relating their Industry Experience back into their work with youth, in out-of-school time programs or in classrooms. They will work in breakout groups to dialogue and troubleshoot challenges, and to discuss potential roadblocks on STEM related topics.
Lunch is provided each day
For more information, please visit the Finger Lakes STEM Hub web site: http://www.flxstem.org/2019WorkshopSeries

5. 2019 STEM Professional Learning Series: Industry Experience w/ Workshop-Choice #3: Advanced Manufacturing

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All educators: Youth Leaders, Out-of-School Time Educators, Teachers, Student Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors in both public and private schools

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/11/2019

The Finger Lakes STEM Hub invites you to participate in this multi-day Professional Learning Series focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In Part One, participate in one or more Industry Experiences to help you connect the newest standards and lessons to real-world applications. In Part Two, take part in a Practitioners' Workshop to learn how to connect what you learned in your Industry Experience to your curriculum and learning environment.
Part One: Industry Experience: (you may choose more than one; others listed under same heading)
3. Advanced Manufacturing
Host: MCC and a Local Machining Co., Rochester, NY Date: 07/01/19 Description: Machining and fabricating parts in metal and advanced materials is another core STEM field. In this session, participants will learn the basics of machining and advanced fabrication. Participants will work in small teams to program a CNC milling machine and make a simple part from an engineering drawing. Each team will then use precision measuring equipment to verify that the parts they fabricate meet the original design specifications. Afterward, participants will tour a local advanced manufacturing plant to view a modern production facility and learn about the jobs available to today's students.
Part Two: Practitioners' Workshop:
Location: Finger Lakes Community College's Victor Campus (200 Victor Heights Pkwy, Victor, NY) Date: 7/11/19 Description: Required hands-on workshop for all educators who attended one or more of the Industry Experiences. Participants will gain practice relating their Industry Experience back into their work with youth, in out-of-school time programs or in classrooms. They will work in breakout groups to dialogue and troubleshoot challenges, and to discuss potential roadblocks on STEM related topics.
Lunch is provided each day
For more information, please visit the Finger Lakes STEM Hub web site: http://www.flxstem.org/2019WorkshopSeries

6. Monroe Assessment Project (MAP) for New Cohort 4 Teachers

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 5/28/2020

This comprehensive program's primary focus is on developing and supporting teachers in their design and implementation of high quality standards-aligned embedded formative assessment and feedback practices that inform instruction, allow students into the process as equal stakeholders, and improve their ability to accurately assess the impact of their teaching. The program incorporates a mix of regional and in-district meeting dates, classroom visitations, and online learning opportunities. The year-long learning will culminate with a forum that allows MAPpers to share and celebrate their learning.

7. Monroe Assessment Project (MAP) for Leaders

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 5/28/2020

MAP leaders will be deeply engaged in embedding strategies, practices, processes, and structures in their districts and/or buildings around the sustainment and capacity building of the MAP initiative. Leaders will be better able to support the growth of MAP practices, values, and ways of thinking; build a culture that supports assessment for learning; and develop communications around assessment for learning for all stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, and boards). This professional learning program kicks off in July and is followed by 3 webinars throughout the course of the school year, and culminates with a forum where the year-long learning is shared and celebrated with fellow MAP teachers and leaders.

8. Monroe Assessment Project (MAP) EdCamp for Cohorts 1-3

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Prerequisite: 1-3 years of participation in the Monroe Assessment Project.

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 5/28/2020

This unique professional learning program is specifically and specially designed for MAP participants with 1-3 years. This inquiry-driven program enables teachers to continue to deepen, study, and refine their formative assessment and feedback practices so that they can continue to grow in their individual practice; sustain the work on the their own; identify and plan for ways in which they can share MAP work more broadly in their systems; and collaborate within and across districts, capitalizing on the best practices from the "hive mind" of MAPpers. MAP sessions consist of a combination of regional and in-district meetings, classroom visitations with MAP facilitators, and online learning opportunities. Two classroom visits per participant will be scheduled within individual districts (those dates are not included in the dates listed here). The year-long learning will culminate with a forum that allows MAPpers to share and celebrate their learning.

9. 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: 7/9/2019

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.

    10. 2019 STEM Professional Learning Series: Industry Experience w/ Workshop-Choice #4: Semiconductor & Nanofabrication

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All educators: Youth Leaders, Out-of-School Time Educators, Teachers, Student Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors in both public and private schools

    Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/11/2019

    The Finger Lakes STEM Hub invites you to participate in this multi-day Professional Learning Series focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In Part One, participate in one or more Industry Experiences to help you connect the newest standards and lessons to real-world applications. In Part Two, take part in a Practitioners' Workshop to learn how to connect what you learned in your Industry Experience to your curriculum and learning environment.
    Part One: Industry Experience: (you may choose more than one; others listed under same heading)
    4. Semiconductor & Nanofabrication
    Host: On Semiconductor, Rochester, NY Date: 7/10/19 Description: Semiconductor fabrication and design is a core industry in today's multi-national world valued at over $400 billion annually. Participants in this session will see how a few basic fabrication steps can be combined in a multitude of ways to create many different devices ranging from computer chips to solar cells. After gaining an overview of semiconductor processing, educators will tour and learn about the products and markets served by On Semiconductor.
    Part Two: Practitioners' Workshop:
    Location: Finger Lakes Community College's Victor Campus (200 Victor Heights Pkwy, Victor, NY) Date: 7/11/19 Description: Required hands-on workshop for all educators who attended one or more of the Industry Experiences. Participants will gain practice relating their Industry Experience back into their work with youth, in out-of-school time programs or in classrooms. They will work in breakout groups to dialogue and troubleshoot challenges, and to discuss potential roadblocks on STEM related topics.
    Lunch is provided each day
    For more information, please visit the Finger Lakes STEM Hub web site: http://www.flxstem.org/2019WorkshopSeries

    11. Design Camp - Google Week

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Monroe #1 BOCES Region Districts K - 12 Educators and Librarians

    Dates: 7/16/2019 to 10/9/2019

    Digital Age Students require Digital Age Learning Experiences which incorporate customized student-driven models in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, and rigorous challenges.

    Through thoughtful design, classrooms can be transformed to focus on the individual student's learning needs with content-rich and instructional technology-infused learning.

    Participants will learn the principles and components of lesson/unit construction which includes content, pedagogy, and instruction technology, then adapt a lesson/unit for use in their classrooms.

    Schedule

    Summer 2019 - 4 days of immersive learning
    Fall 2019 - 1 full day of immersive learning and facilitated work time
    2 - 1/2 days in district for further lesson/unit adaptation

    Attendees must bring a Unit of Study with specific lessons to adapt during the workshop. Please bring a laptop computer each day. We will have a limited number of computers available.

    12. Design Camp - Microsoft Week

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Monroe #1 BOCES Region Districts K - 12 Educators and Librarians

    Dates: 7/23/2019 to 10/16/2019

    Digital Age Students require Digital Age Learning Experiences which incorporate customized student-driven models in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, and rigorous challenges.

    Through thoughtful design, classrooms can be transformed to focus on the individual student's learning needs with content-rich and instructional technology-infused learning.

    Participants will learn the principles and components of lesson/unit construction which includes content, pedagogy, and instruction technology, then adapt a lesson/unit for use in their classrooms.

    Schedule

    Summer 2019 - 4 days of immersive learning
    Fall 2019 - 1 full day of immersive learning and facilitated work time
    2 - 1/2 days in district for further lesson/unit adaptation

    Attendees must bring a Unit of Study with specific lessons to adapt during the workshop. Please bring a laptop computer each day. We will have a limited number of computers available.

    13. Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Workshop

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

    Solution Tree Associate and High School Principal, Jack Baldermann will deliver a 2-day Professional Learning Community (PLC) workshop. Participants will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the big ideas of PLC's Learn critical practices that ensure student learning, support teacher collaboration, and get results
  • Explore how PLC strategies and tools are put into practice to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Learn about the most common challenges teams face and how to overcome them
  • Practice with proven tools that help teams to plan, deliver, and assess instruction
  • 14. 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: 8/14/2019

    New
    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.

    15. 3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Day 4 of 5

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 8/21/2019

    3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Teaching Science in the Age of the NYSSLS-- DAY 4 of 5. This is day 4 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.

    16. 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: 8/26/2019

    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.

    17. 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.

    18. 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

    New
    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.

    19. 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

    New
    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.

    20. 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

    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.

    21. 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.

    22. 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

    New
    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.

    23. 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.
  • 24. 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

    New
    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.

    25. 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

    New
    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.

    26. 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: 10/8/2019 to 3/10/2020

    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 (West Irondequoit TLC Director).

    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: 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.

    28. 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

    29. 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

    30. 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

    New
    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.

    31. 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

    New
    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.

    32. 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.

    33. 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.

    34. 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

    New
    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.

    35. 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

    New
    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.