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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. 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

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.

3. 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.

4. Elementary Principals Forum

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Elementary Principals

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

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

5. 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.

6. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY PLC#1

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY

Dates: 11/3/2022

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In this PLC, we will explore community circles as a tool for not only building community in the classroom, but also for classroom management.

7. LETRS Work Group

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Educators who have had LETRS training

Dates: 11/16/2022 to 5/17/2023

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.

8. Regional Science Leaders Meetings

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Regional Science Leaders or their representative

Dates: 11/30/2022 to 5/24/2023

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

9. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY Student Centered Instructional Strategies to Engage & Foster a Growth Mindset

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY

Dates: 1/17/2023

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This is a staff development for WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY. Participants will explore growth mindset, understand how the learning pit and productive struggle enhance students' growth and engagement, explore cooperative learning strategies that increase engagement and student discussion. Participants will leave with examples of the strategies to implement immediately in the classroom.

10. VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY- SEL Every Day: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School leaders, SEL leaders, secondary classroom teachers

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 3/27/2023

SEL Every Day is an accessible guide for teachers about how to integrate SEL into their instruction. Author, Meena Srinivasan, offers a holistic approach to SEL and academic instruction, rather than treating it as a stand-alone "add-on" or intervention. This book draws on the latest research and resources to offer individual teachers and teacher teams an accessible guide to incorporating SEL into everyday teaching in middle- and high- school classrooms. PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THERI OWN.

11. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY PLC #3

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY

Dates: 2/2/2023

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WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY. In this third PLC, we will review the practices and strategies already covered. There will also be individual work time to work on implementing the practices and strategies.

12. The Adult Experience - When Children's Behaviors are Triggering (for preK-5) - Virtual

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 2/6/2023

Starting Soon
One of the greatest game changers in doing this work is recognizing behavior as communication. What are they really communicating? What's being said without words? What need are they, likely subconsciously or unconsciously, trying to meet? We are rarely in the present moment - either triggered from our past or projecting into the future in the midst of an undesirable behavior. The true magic is when we can return to the present to SEE the child in front of us and get curious about their current need.

What narratives did you grow up with about behavior? What comes up for you in the moment? This workshop will support you in accessing the tools in your toolbox to calm your nervous system proactively and reactively in order to navigate children's triggering behaviors.

Alyssa Campbell, has an M.Ed.in Early Childhood, is a leading expert in emotional development speaking to people around the world, podcast host for Voices of Your Village in over 100 countries, and CEO of Seed & Saw.

13. Program Evaluation 101: What's in it for you?

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Curriculum Leaders - ASI, Curriculum Directors, Department Chairs, Principals, Instructional Teacher Leaders/Coaches

Dates: 2/7/2023

Starting Soon
Program evaluation is a means of accessing and organizing information about student achievement and the role current curriculum and instructional practices play in supporting that achievement. Program evaluation plays a key role in improving the performance of our schools. In this session participants will review a process to evaluate programs and services within their district/building. Using examples from a local school district, we will review the steps of the process, discuss pros and cons of engaging in this type of evaluation and share possible steps toward starting your own process within your district.

14. Redefining Smart in the Math Classroom

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Math Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 2/7/2023

Starting Soon
Every student possesses mathematical strengths. Every student is a mathematician. To reduce math anxiety and support all students as doers of mathematics, we will consider the assumptions that we make about being smart in mathematics and begin to redefine the word smart to help foster mathematical agency in all students.

15. NYSAA Training and Instruction - Full Day

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2023

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This full-day training is for teachers who need to administer the NYSAA for the 2022-2023 school year and are new to NYSAA computer-based testing. This session will outline the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers need to bring their class list, current IEPs, and a laptop.

16. VIRTUAL- Getting to Know the Updated NYSED SEL Goals Benchmarks (K-5)

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Classroom teachers, SEL leaders, curriculum leaders whose focus is primarily with K-5 students

Dates: 2/13/2023

During this session we will unpack the newly updated NYSED SEL goals and benchmarks. We will get familiar with the updated NYSED SEL goals and benchmarks and plan for next steps back in home districts. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of the day of training. Please contact Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu for any questions.

17. Creating Equity in the Math Classroom

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Math Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 2/15/2023

How do we create equity in the math classroom, without it being just another "thing to do?" In this in-person professional development, we will dive into instructional strategies to increase how engagement creates equity in the math classroom. We will also explore how equity naturally occurs in the math practice standards.

18. 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: 2/16/2023 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.

19. The Adult Experience - When Children's Behaviors are Triggering (for grades 6-12) - Virtual

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 2/16/2023

One of the greatest game changers in doing this work is recognizing behavior as communication. What are they really communicating? What's being said without words? What need are they, likely subconsciously or unconsciously, trying to meet? We are rarely in the present moment - either triggered from our past or projecting into the future in the midst of an undesirable behavior. The true magic is when we can return to the present to SEE the child in front of us and get curious about their current need.

What narratives did you grow up with about behavior? What comes up for you in the moment? This workshop will support you in accessing the tools in your toolbox to calm your nervous system proactively and reactively in order to navigate children's triggering behaviors.

Alyssa Campbell, has an M.Ed.in Early Childhood, is a leading expert in emotional development speaking to people around the world, podcast host for Voices of Your Village in over 100 countries, and CEO of Seed & Saw.

20. NYSAA Training and Instruction - Half-Day AM

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2023

This half-day NYSAA training is for teachers who have previously administered NYSAA computer-based testing and need to administer the NYSAA for the 2022-2023 school year. This session will review the assessment process and provide an opportunity for teachers to begin planning the assessment. NYS requires all teachers completing student assessments to attend a training session each year. Teachers need to bring their class list, current IEPs, and a laptop.

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

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.

22. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY PLC #4

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY

Dates: 3/2/2023

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WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY. In this 4th PLC, we will continue or work on both classroom management and instructional strategies.

23. Linden Lunch and Learn: Identity (INVITE ONLY- 11 & 15 Linden)

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 3/7/2023

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We will watch a video on identity and create identity portraits. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

24. 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.

25. WEBSTER - INVITE ONLY - LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 2

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

Dates: 3/9/2023 to 3/28/2023

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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 2. 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.

26. 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

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.

27. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY DAY 2 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies to Engage & Foster a Growth Mindset

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY

Dates: 3/17/2023

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THIS PD IS FOR WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY. In this second staff development, we will continue our work on student-centered instructional strategies to foster a growth mindset and to increase engagement and students' discussion in the classroom.

28. Assessing Systemic SEL Implementation

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School leaders, SEL leaders

Dates: 3/20/2023

During this session we will examine CASEL's SEL Systemic Implementation Rubric and become familiar with the criteria of the four focus areas of this rubric: Build Foundational Support and Plan; Strengthen Adult SEL Competencies and Capacity; Promote SEL for Students; and Reflect on Data for Continuous Improvement so that we can more accurately apply the rubric to our own settings. We will map out existing policies, procedures, and protocols in our districts that align with the focus areas of the rubric as well as identifying next steps.

29. Effective Techniques for Scaffolding Students' Mathematical Problem Solving

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Grades 1-6 Math Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 3/23/2023

Do your students struggle with solving word problems or give up without even starting them? This in-person session will focus on practical, effective and specific tier 1 techniques for content scaffolding of word problems, to help build confidence and reduce anxiety. Focus will be placed on the structure of the word problem, and both content and practice standards. Although this session will benefit all math educators, specific emphasis will be placed on grades 1-6.

30. VIRTUAL_ Getting to Know the Updated NYSED SEL Goals Benchmarks (9-12)

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Classroom teachers, SEL leaders, curriculum leaders whose focus is primarily with 9-12 students

Dates: 3/23/2023

During these sessions we will unpack the newly updated NYSED SEL goals and benchmarks. We will get familiar with the updated NYSED SEL goals and benchmarks and plan for next steps back in home districts. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of the day of training. Please contact Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu for any questions.

31. Applying the Science of Reading to Assessment and Intervention

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: PK-12 Educators

Dates: 3/27/2023

In this one-day workshop participants will learn about how to connect the Science of Reading to specific lesson planning strategies. Participants will learn about Dyslexia and the assessments used for diagnosis of specific reading difficulties. Analysis of assessment data will be considered to demonstrate how to pinpoint intervention lessons. During the session, participants will consider a phonics element and develop an intervention lesson around that element. The session is hands-on and multiple interactive activities are embedded as theory connects to practice.

32. Building Capacity for District Facilitated Professional Learning

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Building/District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 3/29/2023

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The focus of this module is to guide administrators in training teacher leaders from their district to facilitate professional learning sessions. Participants will explore characteristics of adult learners and the fundamentals of the AVID Professional Learning Practices and how the "frontload, immerse, debrief, and apply” framework serves to create engaging, effective professional learning experiences.

Upon completion of this experience, participants will:
  • Deliver engaging and effective professional learning in their own district modeling the AVID Professional Learning Practices in order to transform classroom practice and support the implementation of district/site instructional priorities, while positively impacting student achievement and college readiness.
  • Use the "frontload, immerse, debrief, and apply” framework for delivery of professional learning in order to engage all participants and ensure an effective learning environment in which content can be learned, processed and transferred to classroom practice.
  • 33. 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.

    34. Planning for Reading in the Secondary Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Secondary Teachers (all disciplines), Literacy Coaches/leaders, Building/District Leaders

    Dates: 3/30/2023

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    In the Planning for Reading module, participants will learn structured ways to increase student comprehension of rigorous texts in ELA, science, math, and social science. Participants will engage in critical reading strategies, development of reading tasks, and working with vocabulary, all before students engage in the reading process.

    Upon completion of this experience, participants will:
  • Implement critical reading strategies to support planning for reading, selecting text, and building vocabulary across all content areas.
  • Understand how the critical reading process is utilized in planning for reading in their individual content areas and/or grade levels.
  • Identify strategies to support planning for reading, selecting text, and building vocabulary for specific content areas and/or grade levels.
  • 35. Leading Social Emotional Learning Across Grade Levels and Content Areas

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Building/District Leaders, Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 3/30/2023

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    This professional learning experience will provide context for participants around leading social and emotional learning (SEL) across grade levels and content areas. The session will center around exploring the five CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) competencies, while also ensuring an environment that builds student success through relationships and responsiveness. Participants will engage in activities that can be used daily to foster social and emotional learning while also building agency (student and educator) on their campus.

    Upon completion of this module, participants will have learned and/or practiced the following:
  • Engage in relational capacity activities to encourage a supportive environment for all.
  • Explore the five CASEL competencies and gain knowledge and awareness on how best to integrate each into daily instructional practice, ensuring a brave space for students.
  • Explore additional SEL resources available to support teachers in building an ideal environment for student success.
  • 36. Spring Session: 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: 4/11/2023 to 5/23/2023

    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 April 11, 2023. ZOOM LINKs for individual sessions WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL REGISTRANTS ON THE MORNINGS OF meeting dates.

    37. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY PLC #5

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 4/13/2023

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    In this fifth PLC, we will continue our work on instructional strategies to increase engagement and discussion in the classroom.

    38. Exploring Multiple Dimensions of Identity through Portraits

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School leaders, classroom teachers, SEL leaders

    Dates: 4/19/2023

    Our personal and social identities make all of us who we are. All of our identity markers shape how we perceive the world and how the world perceives us. Identity work in a classroom is very important as it builds a level of trust so that students feel safe to be who they are. Please join us in learning how the creation of identity portraits and subsequent identity learning via an identity spectrum activity and community circles help to foster welcoming and affirming learning environments as called for in the New York State Education Sustaining Education Framework. This is an experiential session where you will create your own identity portrait and participate in the identity spectrum activity and community circles, which can then be replicated with students and adult colleagues. During this session we will be able to: develop our growing understanding of the concept of identity so that we can begin to recognize how our identity shows up in our professional roles in schools; create our own identity portraits; use our identity portraits to participate in community circles and the spectrum activity in order to discover ways they can be used to foster dialogue that builds community and trust among participants.

    39. 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: 4/27/2023 to 5/22/2023

    "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 two full days.

    April 27th 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

    May 22nd modules include: Relationships: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Meaning: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Achievement: Leverage Seligman's Scientific PERMA Model of Well-Being; Deepen Your Understanding of Resilience & Optimism

    40. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #6

    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.

    41. WESTFALL ACADEMY ONLY PLC #6

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 5/4/2023

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    In this final PLC of the year, we will review our work for the year and plan our goals for the next school year.

    42. 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.

    43. Standards-Based Assessment and Grading

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 7/26/2023 to 7/27/2023

    Becoming a standards-based school or district is much more extensive than simply changing your report card. This 2-day institute will take participants on a deep-dive of what it truly means to create a standards-based instructional environment. The first day will focus on standards-based instruction and will highlight the importance of determining the cognitive complexity of standards, creating learning progressions, developing clear criteria and rubrics, and determining the most accurate assessment methods. In addition, day one will highlight the keys to effective feedback and why the separation of achievement from behavioral characteristics is so crucial to assessment accuracy. Day two will focus on developing a standards-based mindset to create a seamless relationship between the instructional and grading paradigms. Specifically, participants will come to know how the grading true north can serve as a metaphorical compass to guide all grading decisions and why traditional grading has run its course. As well, participants will come to know the theory and practices that allow schools and teachers to give students full credit for their learning, redefine student accountability, and repurpose homework.
    Deadline to register: June 5, 2023