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1. Excellence Through the Math Practices Project

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 5/24/2023

Calling all Math Leaders! We need YOU to be a part of the cadre leading the way to explore how the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards is truly an opportunity to focus on equitable instruction for ALL students. The 2022-23 school year brings substantial changes, including the implementation of the Next Generation Math Standards, focus on DEI, SEL and the Culturally Responsive- Sustaining Education Framework. The focus on this year-long workshop series is to create excellence in the math classroom, without overwhelming ourselves AND the teachers we support. This is open to all math educators who want to help lead the way in this ground-breaking work. NOTE: MONROE 2 Component districts, please sign up through the Monroe 2 Professional Development Catalog.

2. The Savvy Ally Virtual Book Study Series

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 11/1/2022

Please join us for this book study series focused on becoming knowledgeable and effective allies to our LGBTQ+ students families, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. Topics include: understanding LGBTQ+ identities and terms, LGBTQ+ etiquette, tips for having respectful conversations, dealing effectively with push back, answering common questions and concerns, allying responsibly, and sustaining our ally actions by caring for ourselves. Asynchronous reading will be assigned for each webinar session. REGISTRANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE SAVVY ALLY BY JEANNIE GAINSBURG ON THEIR OWN and have completed reading of the Prologue and chapters 1-4 prior to the first session on September 20, 2022. A ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL REGISTRANTS THE MORNING OF September 20, 2022.

3. Regional Social Studies Leaders Group (Monroe One districts)

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Social Studies Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Specialists

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 4/26/2023

Starting Soon
Monroe One and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES are pleased to offer a Regional Social Studies Leaders Group to bring social studies leaders from across the region together on a regular basis to hear updates from NYSED and collaborate. This group will provide an opportunity for Social Studies teacher leaders, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and others to share strategies, ask questions, and acquire new knowledge. This year we will be doing a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. Our first session, participants will attend the meeting at the location of their local BOCES. Our second session, participants from both BOCES will meet virtually. Our final session, we are excited to partner with the Memorial Art Gallery and will hold our session on site at that location.

4. Emotional Regulation & De-Escalation Strategies

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Student Support Specialists, and Other School Staff

Dates: 9/28/2022

Starting Soon
This training provides teachers, student support specialists, and other school staff with hands-on knowledge on the nature of self-regulation and strategies for improving self-regulation and emotional control in individuals of all ages. The workshop will also build important skills that can prevent challenging behaviors that often lead to crisis, and De-Escalation strategies to prompt individuals to use skills developed during prevention activities. We will also discuss post-crisis intervention strategies to reintegrate the individual back into educational programming.  Participants will also learn how to conduct retrospective analysis which includes ways of improving future interactions in a crisis situation. A variety of tools (sensory supports, calming techniques, classroom activities, and thinking strategies) will be provided to help students recognize their internal emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns.  Tips, skills, and tools will be provided to help children/teens learn to self-regulate and to apply self-regulatory skills when needed.

5. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #1

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 9/28/2022

Starting Soon
The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will share ideas and resources for events happening in the month of October including LGBTQ+ History Month, International Pronouns Day, and National Coming Out Day. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

6. Introduction to Executive Function Skills: What is it and how can it help my students?

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/5/2022

"He is so disorganized!” "I would lose my head if it weren't on my shoulders!” "She is always late!” Any of these sound familiar? The good news is none of these skills are just who we are or just who our students are. The skills we use to learn, work, and manage life, or our executive function skills, are governed by our brain and therefore are never fixed. Executive Function skills are considered the management system of the brain. When our students struggle with executive function skills, it can make it hard for them to focus, follow directions, handle their emotions, and stay on task. Given the different learning opportunities students have experienced during the pandemic, they are ever more in need of developing their executive function skills.

In this introductory workshop, teachers will learn:
  • background information about how different parts of the brain control different aspects of executive function
  • 10 skills that fall into the 3 main areas of executive function - working memory, cognitive flexibility, and self-control
  • strategies that will help develop student executive function skills
  • 7. Regional Math Leaders Group ONLINE

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/5/2022 to 5/31/2023

    This year, our Regional Math Leaders Group will focus on the implementation of the PK-8 Next Generation Learning Standards for the 2022-2023 school year, preparation for the High School NGLS implementation, continuation of RTI/MTSS conversations, and creating an equitable and inclusive Math classroom for all students. We will also be sharing all updates from NYSED and Math at the state level. Meetings will be held virtually throughout the school year.

    8. Understanding & Cultivating Well-Being through Positive Psychology

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 School Staff - Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 10/17/2022 to 12/12/2022

    "Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” ~ Peterson, 2008

    At Peaceful Kids, we study happiness for a living, and we are passionate about sharing our knowledge with others. Research in the new field of positive psychology shows there are many ways to increase well-being. In this course, we cover some of the basic concepts of positive psychology including leveraging character strengths to cultivate well-being and exploring the PERMA model of well-being developed by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. Through independent reflections and group activities, participants will experience the efficacy of positive psychology concepts including strengths spotting, savoring, and flow. Participants will learn ways to build optimism and fortify resilience. A new language around flourishing and a fresh perspective on well-being will be introduced by working with these ideas during course activities. Participants will leave with tools to utilize personally and to help others.

    Participants will cultivate wellness by working through 8 modules over the course of a full day experience followed by two half-days.

    October 17 modules include: Focus on Self-Awareness; Mindfulness & Personal Character Strengths; Build on Our Strengths & Strength Spotting in Others; Positive Emotions: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Engagement & Flow: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being

    November 14 modules include: Relationships: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Meaning: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being

    December 12 modules include: Achievement: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Deepen Your Understanding of Resilience & Optimism

    9. Equity Music Audit. (Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 Equity and Diversity Planning CoSer districts are priority registrations.)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District music departments, music teachers, Equity Directors, Equity Coordinators and district Equity leaders

    Dates: 10/18/2022 to 11/15/2022

    Equity Music Audit. (Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 Equity and Diversity Planning CoSer districts are priority registrations. Non DEI CoSer districts please email Svetlana Stowell prior to registering) Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 Equity and Diversity Planning CoSer districts are priority registrations. Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 Equity and Diversity Equity CoSer districts will collaborate and partner in working through an Equity music audit process. We will introduce the components of the Diversity and Inclusion Music Education Tool. Together, we will examine practices that interrupt inequities in programming and resources informed by DEI. The audit tool can be used on a cyclical basis to evaluate current strength of practice and identify specific areas that require actions, resources, and time scales. Through a process of critical reflection on opportunity, access, and resources, we will explore best-practices for the student experience and identify barriers to systemic inclusion in the music education. This process requires two full days in person team commitment. Cancellations a week in advance please otherwise charged. Optional virtual follow up is available on as needed basis. For further information please contact svetlana_stowell@boces.monroe.edu

    10. Elementary Principals Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary Principals

    Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/16/2023

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

    11. Introduction to Executive Function Skills: What is it and how can it help my students? - Virtual

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 10/18/2022 to 11/15/2022

    "He is so disorganized!” "I would lose my head if it weren't on my shoulders!” "She is always late!” Any of these sound familiar? The good news is none of these skills are just who we are or just who our students are. The skills we use to learn, work, and manage life, or our executive function skills, are governed by our brain and therefore are never fixed. Executive Function skills are considered the management system of the brain. When our students struggle with executive function skills, it can make it hard for them to focus, follow directions, handle their emotions, and stay on task. Given the different learning opportunities students have experienced during the pandemic, they are ever more in need of developing their executive function skills.

    In this introductory workshop, teachers will learn:
  • background information about how different parts of the brain control different aspects of executive function
  • 10 skills that fall into the 3 main areas of executive function - working memory, cognitive flexibility, and self-control
  • strategies that will help develop student executive function skills
  • 12. LETRS Work Group

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators who have had LETRS training

    Dates: 10/19/2022 to 5/17/2023

    New
    I've gone through LETRS teacher training, now what? If you want to continue your literacy instruction learning journey with colleagues who have experienced LETRS, join in this work group to share successes and challenges and to further explore the impact and influence of the science of reading.

    13. Understanding & Cultivating Well-Being through Positive Psychology - virtual

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 School Staff - Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, Administrators

    Dates: 10/19/2022 to 5/10/2023

    "Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” ~ Peterson, 2008

    At Peaceful Kids, we study happiness for a living, and we are passionate about sharing our knowledge with others. Research in the new field of positive psychology shows there are many ways to increase well-being. In this course, we cover some of the basic concepts of positive psychology including leveraging character strengths to cultivate well-being and exploring the PERMA model of well-being developed by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. Through independent reflections and group activities, participants will experience the efficacy of positive psychology concepts including strengths spotting, savoring, and flow. Participants will learn ways to build optimism and fortify resilience. A new language around flourishing and a fresh perspective on well-being will be introduced by working with these ideas during course activities. Participants will leave with tools to utilize personally and to help others.

    Participants will cultivate wellness by working through 8 modules over the course of a full day experience followed by two half-days.

    October 17 modules include: Focus on Self-Awareness; Mindfulness & Personal Character Strengths; Build on Our Strengths & Strength Spotting in Others; Positive Emotions: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Engagement & Flow: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being

    November 14 modules include: Relationships: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Meaning: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being

    December 12 modules include: Achievement: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Deepen Your Understanding of Resilience & Optimism

    14. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/26/2022

    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2022-2023 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    15. Supporting Youth with School Avoidance and Refusal

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators and Student Support Specialists

    Dates: 10/26/2022

    Supporting Youth with School Avoidance and Refusal School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school. Children with school refusal often complain of physical symptoms shortly before it is time to leave for school or repeatedly ask to visit the school nurse. In this training, MH Practitioners will develop a clearer understanding of what constitutes school anxiety, avoidance, and refusal, and more clearly identify why a child is avoiding school. Practitioners will also learn strategies to develop initial school-based behavioral plans to help reduce school anxiety and address school avoidance and non-attendance, and increase their knowledge in how to both identify and refer complex/severe situations to appropriate resources.

    16. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1 - Virtual

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 10/27/2022 to 1/10/2023

    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 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    17. Regional Literacy Leaders (for Teachers and Administrators in Monroe County Schools)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teacher leaders and administrators employed in school districts in Monroe County.

    Dates: 10/27/2022 to 5/18/2023

    The Regional 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.

    18. Safe Zone Training for Educators

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, School leaders, GSA Advisors, School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Nurses

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQ+ individuals and identity? Are you confused by the differences between gender, expression, identity and orientation? Have you ever wondered what the letters in the LGBTQ+ initialism mean? Would you like strategies for creating more welcoming and affirming learning spaces for LGBTQ+ students, colleagues, and families? This professional learning opportunity provides the tools you need! While progress is slowly being made to create more welcoming and affirming learning spaces there is still much to be done. For LGBTQ+ students, colleagues, and families the school environment can pose numerous threats and obstacles. Below are some eye-opening statistics from GLSEN's (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) 2019 National School Climate Report: 86% of LGBTQ+ students were harassed or assaulted at schools; 2 in 5 LGBTQ+ students of color were bullied or harassed based on race or ethnicity; 84% of trans students felt unsafe at school because of their gender. Anti-LGBTQ discrimination means that LGBTQ+ students miss more school, have lower GPAs, and lower self-esteem. This dynamic, interactive professional learning session focuses on building your ally skills, developing welcoming and affirming learning spaces through the use of inclusive and respectful language, terminology, pronouns and discourse, assessing the physical environment for inclusivity, creating inclusive learning opportunities, and knowing where to go for resources and support. Attending this workshop is a proactive step towards creating welcoming and affirming learning spaces. Program participants will receive a Safe Zone sticker and course materials. Contact Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu for more information.

    19. Supporting Youth with School Avoidance and Refusal - Asynchronous

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators and Student Support Specialists

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    New
    View this recorded session of Supporting Youth with School Avoidance and Refusal School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school. Children with school refusal often complain of physical symptoms shortly before it is time to leave for school or repeatedly ask to visit the school nurse. In this training, MH Practitioners will develop a clearer understanding of what constitutes school anxiety, avoidance, and refusal, and more clearly identify why a child is avoiding school. Practitioners will also learn strategies to develop initial school-based behavioral plans to help reduce school anxiety and address school avoidance and non-attendance, and increase their knowledge in how to both identify and refer complex/severe situations to appropriate resources.

    20. Transitioning to Sound Walls from Word Walls

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-4 Educators

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    In this workshop, participants will learn the differences between word walls and sound walls, and delve into the research behind this instructional approach. Sound walls focus on the sound students hear in a word and match speech sounds (phonemes) to the letters (graphemes) that represent those sounds.

    21. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/3/2022

    The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will share ideas and resources for events happening in upcoming months including Transgender Awareness Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, World Aids Day, Human Rights Day, and Black History Month. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    22. LETRS for Administrators - Virtual

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Administrators and Instructional Leaders/Coaches

    Dates: 11/9/2022 to 12/13/2022

    LETRS for Administrators is designed to prepare principals and literacy coaches to improve literacy outcomes in districts and schools. Outcomes for participation in LETRS for Administrators initial training are to:
    1. Strengthen understanding about the science of reading in order to support reading instruction and intervention at the district and school level
    2. Increase knowledge of the LETRS routines, techniques, and lesson plans in order to analyze current practices to improve literacy outcomes
    3. Develop an understanding of reading assessments and how to integrate them into current assessment frameworks

    Participants in LETRS for Administrators will receive print and online resources that support instructional leaders in the implementation of LETRS professional development, and provides useful professional resources to support their efforts in raising reading achievement.

    23. INVITE ONLY - 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: 11/15/2022 to 12/9/2022

    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 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    24. 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: 11/15/2022 to 12/9/2022

    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 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    25. Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 11/16/2022 to 1/10/2023

    New
    The NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning; develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. In this two-day professional learning experience, participants will dig deeply into the NYSED CR-SE framework principles of Welcoming & Affirming Environment, High Expectations & Rigorous Instruction, and Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment by analyzing the student and teacher guidelines outlined in the framework and exploring examples of what this looks like and sounds like in practice. Participants will then reflect on their classroom practice and develop a plan of action to further incorporate the principles within their setting.

    26. INVITE ONLY - 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: 11/17/2022 to 12/15/2022

    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 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    27. 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: 11/17/2022 to 12/15/2022

    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 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    28. Regional Equity Leaders/DEI Coordinators Check In Zoom forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Regional Equity Leaders/DEI Coordinators Check In: championing our district Equity leaders, District/building level teams in professional learning and sharing promising practices.

    Dates: 11/17/2022 to 5/11/2023

    Regional Equity Leaders/DEI Coordinators Check In: championing our district Equity leaders, District/building level teams in professional learning and sharing promising practices. Zoom event. This quarterly opportunity is available to any district enrolled in base or enhanced DEI CoSer support. This event is designed to support district/building level Equity teams learning on topics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, CRS-E framework implementation. Regional sessions will be structured to provide professional learning to advance Equity teams development as well as regional reflections on equitable practices, implementation and data collection to measure mindset shift toward diversity, equity and inclusion within our region. During 2022-2023 school year forum will take place on 11/17/2022, 2/16/2023 and 5/11/2023. Focus on guidance, best practices, professional development learning on developing, implementing district policy and practices on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Link will be shared at least a week prior.

    29. Community Equity Forum Check-In for Equity Team Teacher Leaders and Parent Representatives - Zoom Event: Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 CoSer Service Districts

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Community Equity Forum Check-In for Equity Team Teacher Leaders and Parent Representatives - Zoom Event: Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 CoSer Service Districts Championing and fostering community engagement and professional learning by sharing promising practices among district Equity Team teacher leaders and parent representatives.

    Dates: 11/17/2022 to 5/11/2023

    Community Equity Forum Check-In for Equity Team Teacher Leaders and Parent Representatives - Zoom Event: Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 CoSer Service Districts Championing and fostering community engagement and professional learning by sharing promising practices among district Equity Team teacher leaders and parent representatives. This quarterly forum is available to all DEI CoSer district Equity Team teacher leaders and parent representatives. It is designed to support district and building level Equity Teams in their learning about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and CRS-E Framework implementation. Sessions will support the development of the Equity Teams by engaging in reflections on equitable practices, implementation, and data collection to measure mindset shifts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion within our region. This event is a collaboration support provided by Office of Diversity and Equity Planning and Mid-West School age Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center.

    30. No More Worksheets: Teaching Grammar That Makes Sense

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-5 Teachers

    Dates: 12/6/2022

    New
    Teaching students, especially our youngest students, what a sentence really is can be a struggle. As students progress through the years, we tend to start with grammar "correctness” and its use in writing, rather than the true purpose of grammar - communication - in both reading and writing. In this workshop, teachers will learn information that helps students understand why grammar is important, while also learning engaging teaching strategies to teach grammar even for our youngest students. The workshop content includes quick activities as well as application to reading.

    31. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/20/2022

    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2022-2023 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    32. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/2/2023

    The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will share ideas and resources for events happening in upcoming months including LGBT Health Awareness Week, International Transgender Day of Visibility, National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Mental Health Awareness Month. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    33. Safe Zone Training for Educators

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, School leaders, GSA Advisors, School Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Nurses

    Dates: 3/9/2023

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQ+ individuals and identity? Are you confused by the differences between gender, expression, identity and orientation? Have you ever wondered what the letters in the LGBTQ+ initialism mean? Would you like strategies for creating more welcoming and affirming learning spaces for LGBTQ+ students, colleagues, and families? This professional learning opportunity provides the tools you need! While progress is slowly being made to create more welcoming and affirming learning spaces there is still much to be done. For LGBTQ+ students, colleagues, and families the school environment can pose numerous threats and obstacles. Below are some eye-opening statistics from GLSEN's (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) 2019 National School Climate Report: 86% of LGBTQ+ students were harassed or assaulted at schools; 2 in 5 LGBTQ+ students of color were bullied or harassed based on race or ethnicity; 84% of trans students felt unsafe at school because of their gender. Anti-LGBTQ discrimination means that LGBTQ+ students miss more school, have lower GPAs, and lower self-esteem. This dynamic, interactive professional learning session focuses on building your ally skills, developing welcoming and affirming learning spaces through the use of inclusive and respectful language, terminology, pronouns and discourse, assessing the physical environment for inclusivity, creating inclusive learning opportunities, and knowing where to go for resources and support. Attending this workshop is a proactive step towards creating welcoming and affirming learning spaces. Program participants will receive a Safe Zone sticker and course materials. Contact Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu for more information.

    34. Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 3/15/2023 to 5/9/2023

    New
    The NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning; develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. In this two-day professional learning experience, participants will dig deeply into the NYSED CR-SE framework principles of Welcoming & Affirming Environment, High Expectations & Rigorous Instruction, and Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment by analyzing the student and teacher guidelines outlined in the framework and exploring examples of what this looks like and sounds like in practice. Participants will then reflect on their classroom practice and develop a plan of action to further incorporate the principles within their setting.

    35. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 3/29/2023

    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2022-2023 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    36. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/4/2023

    The GSA Advisors Regional Meetings will focus on all things related to leading such groups in schools. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. For this meeting we will share ideas and resources for events happening in June including Pride, Pulse Night of Remembrance, Stonewall, and Juneteenth. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    37. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/24/2023

    The SEL Regional Leaders Community meets 4 times throughout the course of the school year in order to provide SEL specific updates from the SEL statewide leaders group and NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking and sharing opportunities among group members. Meetings during the 2022-2023 school year will include a focus on the revised NYS SEL benchmarks, belonging through a culture of dignity, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.