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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 3-Dimensional Learning: Shifting to Next-Level-Implementation

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

8. 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

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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.

9. 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

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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.

10. 3-Dimensional Learning Institute: Teaching and Learning Science with the NYSSLS

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

11. 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.
  • 12. Phenomena-Driven Inquiry: Making the Shift from the Old to the New Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 10/3/2019

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

    13. The Caring and Curious Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PK- 8 teachers and teacher leaders, Special Area Teachers

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

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

    14. 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.

    15. Student-Centered Coaching Institute

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 10/16/2019 to 6/3/2020

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

    16. Making a Mighty Mark on the World: Helping Grades 3-5 Writers Craft Arguments that Matter

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Grades 3, 4, and 5 teachers, intervention specialists, elementary curriculum coordinators & leaders

    Dates: 10/16/2019

    New
    Participants in this workshop will examine what can happen when we root writers in empathy, help them identify problems worth solving and opportunities worth taking in the world around them, and writing in order to make a difference. Join us as we put a careful eye on everything that the Next Generation ELA Standards affords writing teachers and the kids they love most--all of whom have the ability and now, the invitation, to leave a might mark on the world. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in tech based coaching session with Angela about what they design on the October 16th session. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m./program begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. AngelaStockman.com Twitter.com/AngelaStockman

    17. Culturally Responsive Teaching Cohort 2 Series

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. Effective Teaching and Learning through the Standards for Mathematical Practice

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

    21. Creating and Leading Inclusive Schools with the OutAlliance

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 10/25/2019

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

    22. The Teacher Leader Institute

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: New and emerging teacher leaders

    Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/10/2020

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

    23. Social Studies Leadership Cohort

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

    24. Monroe County Literacy Leaders: Session 1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: ELA teacher leaders, curriculum directors

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    New
    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. The sessions provide opportunities to process changes in and implementation of the Next Generation ELA standards. Phase II: Capacity Building of the Next Generation Standards Roadmap includes 4 goals: integration of standards into the curriculum; support instructional needs aligned with standards; support professional development needs of districts to ensure standards alignment; and support development of local assessments aligned to standards. With the goals of the roadmap in mind, this group will examine the following this school year: -The newly developed tool, Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation ELA Standards, designed to facilitate local conversations around curriculum and classroom instruction. -Local assessment design and use (formative and summative) -Next Generation ELA Standards resources for parents -Early Learning Standards (new resources!)

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 11/5/2019

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

    26. The Path Forward: Refining Your Practice (for Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 11/7/2019 to 4/16/2020

    New
    This three day professional learning experience is designed to support instructional coaches and teacher leaders as they continue to refine their practice. We will explore the following as they relate to each participant's role and setting: -Addressing change using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM); -Planning & facilitating meetings and professional learning; -Choosing and using protocols; -Conducting Crucial Conversations. This blended course will combine regional workshops hosted at Monroe #1 BOCES (3 days total) and online meetings and webinars (6 hours total). Between meetings, participants will implement the concepts explored and then collaboratively reflect on and refine their newly acquired skills. The progressive nature of these sessions will support participants as they continue down the path of instructional coaching and/or teacher leadership.

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 12/3/2019

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

    28. Monroe County Literacy Leaders: Session 2

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: ELA teacher leaders, curriculum directors

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    New
    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. The sessions provide opportunities to process changes in and implementation of the Next Generation ELA standards. Phase II: Capacity Building of the Next Generation Standards Roadmap includes 4 goals: integration of standards into the curriculum; support instructional needs aligned with standards; support professional development needs of districts to ensure standards alignment; and support development of local assessments aligned to standards. With the goals of the roadmap in mind, this group will examine the following this school year: -The newly developed tool, Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation ELA Standards, designed to facilitate local conversations around curriculum and classroom instruction. -Local assessment design and use (formative and summative) -Next Generation ELA Standards resources for parents -Early Learning Standards (new resources!)

    29. Including Every Student Through Equity Based Mathematics Teaching Practices

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

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

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

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

    30. 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.

    31. 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.

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 2/11/2020

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

    33. Monroe County Literacy Leaders: Session 3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: ELA teacher leaders, curriculum directors

    Dates: 3/18/2020

    New
    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. The sessions provide opportunities to process changes in and implementation of the Next Generation ELA standards. Phase II: Capacity Building of the Next Generation Standards Roadmap includes 4 goals: integration of standards into the curriculum; support instructional needs aligned with standards; support professional development needs of districts to ensure standards alignment; and support development of local assessments aligned to standards. With the goals of the roadmap in mind, this group will examine the following this school year: -The newly developed tool, Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation ELA Standards, designed to facilitate local conversations around curriculum and classroom instruction. -Local assessment design and use (formative and summative) -Next Generation ELA Standards resources for parents -Early Learning Standards (new resources!)

    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: 4/29/2020

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

    35. Monroe County Literacy Leaders: Session 4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: ELA teacher leaders, curriculum coordinators

    Dates: 5/13/2020

    New
    The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. The sessions provide opportunities to process changes in and implementation of the Next Generation ELA standards. Phase II: Capacity Building of the Next Generation Standards Roadmap includes 4 goals: integration of standards into the curriculum; support instructional needs aligned with standards; support professional development needs of districts to ensure standards alignment; and support development of local assessments aligned to standards. With the goals of the roadmap in mind, this group will examine the following this school year: -The newly developed tool, Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation ELA Standards, designed to facilitate local conversations around curriculum and classroom instruction. -Local assessment design and use (formative and summative) -Next Generation ELA Standards resources for parents -Early Learning Standards (new resources!)