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1. 2018-19 Nondistrict Leadership Roundtables

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 9/28/2018 to 5/8/2019

This Roundtable will establish regular communication with all nondistrict providers on the NYSED assigned list in the service area for the purpose of responding to needs and requests and sharing information.

2. Midwest Regional JMT Meetings

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 6/19/2019

Registration for members of the Midwest RSE-TASC Team.

3. TAC-D’s 2018-19 Mid-West Regional Trainings: Addressing Disproportionality Through Culturally Responsive Systems and Practices

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: : District and Building Administrators, All K-12 Regular/Special Education/ENL Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School PBIS Teams, Social Workers, Psychologist, School Counselors.

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 4/10/2019

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This four-part series aims to support districts/school in developing culturally responsive systems and practices by: 1) providing a reflective culturally responsive framework for districts/schools to utilize to assess policies, practices, and procedures; 2) integrating culturally responsiveness into systems; 3) developing districts/and schools CRE systems and practices; and 4) developing an action plan that systemically builds on CRE. ** Since these sessions are conducted in a series and build on each other, it will be important that the same team members attend each session. ** Session 1: Culturally Responsive Data Systems. This session introduces participants to culturally responsive data systems. Participants will develop capacity examining and interpreting academic, behavior, and attendance disaggregated data by race/ethnicity, gender, IEP/Non-IEP status utilizing an equity based data protocol to derive data informed decisions to respond to students that lead to equitable outcomes. Please bring 2017-18 discipline referral, suspension, and academic data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, IEP/Non-IEP status. Session 2: Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Curriculum and Instruction: The focus of this session is on culturally responsive classrooms. Educators will engage in developing culturally responsive teaching practices, with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Session 3: Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention (RtI): This session aims to assist district and school staff in identifying the role that cultural responsiveness has on the Response to Intervention (RtI), problem solving process, and how to integrate CRE practices into RtI. Session 4: Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS): In this session, participants will explore the role that a cultural responsive approach has on understanding students’ behavior, its implication for PBIS implementation, and what consider when building PBIS from CRE.

4. Self Determination: Student Led IEPs

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 6/3/2019

The RSE-TASC is offering a 3 day professional development opportunity for staff to focus on a student-directed approach to IEP development. Participants will use the text, "Getting the Most Out of IEPs - An Educator's Guide to the Student-Directed Approach", by Thoma & Wehman to explore resources and create a year long plan to empower students to take a more self-directed role in their education.

5. Building a Literacy Rich Environment in Early Childhood Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Paraprofessional Staff

Dates: 3/27/2019

Starting Soon
This workshop addresses the positive effects literacy has on child development. Participants will be provided with suggestions and examples of how to introduce children birth to age 5 to literacy. Ideas on how to incorporate literacy for young children into daily routines in the classroom and at home will also be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring literacy ideas and activities to share with the group and will have the opportunity to create a literacy resource toolkit to take away with them.

6. CSE Chairperson Training the Basics

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, School psychologists, teachers, related service providers, assistant principals, team leaders

Dates: 3/28/2019 to 4/3/2019

Starting Soon
This 2 day overview of the CSE process is modified for staff members that may find themselves serving as a Chairperson in a limited role. NYS laws and regulations define the CSE process. Participants will be provided opportunities to reflect on their role as a CSE Chairperson in developing practices that cultivate home-school partnerships and result in effective meetings while ensuring compliance and educational benefit for students with disabilities.
This introductory session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about: The new ELL/MLL identification process as adopted by CR Part 154 amendments, identify several factors that affect ELL students' performance while acquiring a second language, such as the range from not speaking English to having different stages of conversational and academic vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension skills. This workshop will help you identify: language difference vs. language difficulty, BICS vs. CALP and other characteristics of English language learners that often resemble learning disabilities.

8. Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

9. Monroe BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

10. Solving the Puzzle: Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Early Childhood

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 4/3/2019

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This professional development focuses on the importance of explicitly teaching all children social and emotional skills in early childhood and the positive effects on their education. Participants will learn about the importance of relationships, positive feedback, and strategies on how to teach friendship skills, anger management strategies and methods for impulse control, and how to teach problem-solving strategies to children in early childhood.

11. Literacy: What is Different for an English Language Learner with Disabilities

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/4/2019

This training was developed to promote quality special education services in the area of literacy to all children who are designated as English Language Learners. It is intended to assist teachers in understanding high quality, research based practices in Literacy when taking into account the special needs of Students with Disabilities who are also English Language Learners. This training is not intended as a training for basic literacy teaching techniques, rather its focus is on what is different for an ELL who has a disability when teaching literacy, when compared to teaching literacy to a student with a disability who is not an ELL. An assumption is that the teachers attending this training have a background in literacy or have attended a training on literacy for SWD in the past.

12. Special Education for School Counselors

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/4/2019

School counselors are becoming more involved with special education by assisting school-based teams, students and families regarding needs and implementation of services, and by providing information on expectations as students prepare to exit high school. This training was developed to support school counselors in understanding changing roles and responsibilities included in servicing students with disabilities. Information will cover a general understanding of the special education laws and regulations outlined in the NYS Part 200 Regulations with regard to evaluation, disability impact, provision of programs and services in the Least Restrictive Environment, access to general education, graduation requirements, and self-determination.

13. CR 154-3 ELL round table: Collaborative RSETASC and RBERN

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/9/2019

The long awaited final guidance document is finally here! This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes, Language Proficiency Team’s role, sample forms and situational question/answers. CPSE/CSE transition and LPT role will be explicitly explained during this session to prepare districts for the upcoming transitions.

14. SDI/EI training at Waterloo

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Administrators, teachers, related service providers, support staff.

Dates: 4/25/2019

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Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is required within the Part 200 Regulations to address the unique need that result from a student's disability. Participants will explore resources to prepare to adapt the content, methodology or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. Explicit Instruction (EI) provides teachers with tools and strategies for making instruction meaningful for all learners. EI requires that we attend to details of instruction as they make a significant difference in providing quality instruction that promotes growth and success. 30 minute lunch on your own, please consider bringing something

15. Transition in the IEP

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/25/2019

This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State.

16. WFL Preschool Behavior PLC

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/26/2019

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This ongoing professional development is intended to bring evidence-based practices around behavior support and intervention to preschool educators and providers working with preschoolers with disabilities. Additionally, the goal is to allow preschool educators and providers to share practices and resources in order to build a supportive, collaborative peer network.

17. GV BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/29/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

18. Infant & Toddler Social Skills Toolkit Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 4/30/2019

The Social Emotional Tool Kit for Infants & Toddlers was developed to assist infant and toddler providers in preparing an environment and curriculum that promotes healthy social emotional development. The toolkit contains lessons, materials, tools, and resources to assist teachers in teaching and promoting healthy social emotional development. During this workshop, participants will explore the tool kit, become familiar with the materials, share activities with other participants and receive a complete tool kit to utilize in their early childhood or home setting. Participants are asked to bring with them a social emotional activity that they would like to share with the group.

19. Preschool Social Skills Toolkit Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 4/30/2019

The Social Emotional Tool Kit for Preschoolers was developed to assist preschool providers in preparing an environment and curriculum that promotes healthy social emotional development. The toolkit contains lessons, materials, tools, and resources to assist teachers in teaching and promoting healthy social emotional development in young children. During this workshop, participants will explore the tool kit, become familiar with the materials, share activities with other participants and receive a complete tool kit to utilize in their preschool, early childhood or home setting. Participants are asked to bring with them a social emotional activity that they would like to share with the group.

20. Workplace Skills and Behavior

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/1/2019

Are your students workplace ready? Explicit instruction in Soft Skills is essential for students with disabilities to gain and maintain employment. In this training, participants will explore key skill areas and receive tools to help aid in their students' postsecondary transition to college and/or the work force.

21. FBA and BIP for Preschoolers (2-Day Training)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/10/2019

The purpose of the professional development is to focus on the necessary content and procedures required for a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan according to the NYS Part 200 Special Education Regulations, with particular emphasis on preschool special education. Participates will gain understanding of multi-tiered systems of support, how behaviors are learned, the purpose of an FBA and BIP, and the steps to conduct a data-driven functional behavior assessment and subsequent behavior intervention plan.

22. Commencement Considerations

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/6/2019

Participants will have the opportunity to examine the current commencement level requirements in an effort to best prepare students with disabilities for postsecondary goals. Specific attention will be focused on the Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4+1 & CDOS Credential options, which are available to all students, as well as safety net and superintendent determination option for students with disabilities.

23. Responding to Children’s Stress: Creating Peaceful Early Childhood Classrooms

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 5/14/2019

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This workshop looks at environmental factors that may be influencing young children’s behavior. The goal is to explore strategies to modify environments to encourage more positive interactions between children and adults. Suggestions will include ways to identify and reduce triggers that may cause emotional, disruptive of unsafe behavior. Strategies will include different ways to offer choices, teach new behaviors and communicate effectively with children in distress.

24. Function Based Thinking

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School and/or district level teams: Administrators, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Dates: 5/20/2019

This training provides an overview of the behavioral pathway and how it is used to understand the function of behavior. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the behavioral pathway to change their approach to behavior and how thinking functionally influences the strategies they choose to implement.

25. You Make The Difference: Impacting Behavior in Early Childhood

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 5/21/2019

The purpose of this professional development is to explore the factors that influence behavior. Participants will recognize their impact on others’ behavior in order to refine practices that support student success. Participants will leave with practices that can be immediately implemented.

26. Post-Secondary Planning for Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/22/2019

This training will provide information and resources on post-secondary transition planning for students with severe disabilities such as youth with limited communication skills, limited cognitive ability and limited mobility. The training will provide resources on and cover such topics as appropriate transition assessments, documenting transition in the IEP, career exploration, self-determination and community resources such as adult programs and OPWDD services in our area, all through the lens of students with severe/ multiple disabilities.
This session will enhance the participant’s awareness of the distinction between disability and language difference. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. This workshop will assist participants in being able to identify several factors that affect English Language Learner (ELL) young children’s performance while acquiring a second language, ranging from not speaking English to having different stages of conversational and academic vocabulary, fluency, and language comprehension skills. This workshop will help participants identify language differences vs. language difficulty that often resemble a language delay in young children. Particular attention will be paid to the intricacies of conducting valid assessment for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

28. What’s Different about Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 6/5/2019

The purpose of this session is to develop an understanding of how learning to read in English differs for native English speakers and English language learners. Participants will identify strategies and techniques to improve reading instruction for native English speakers and English language learners in elementary and middle school classrooms.

29. Quarterly PBIS Coaches Forum

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: PBIS Internal Coaches, District External Coaches, or Administrators

Dates: 6/7/2019

Participants will be provided with the latest news and updates in PBIS implementation from the Regional Behavior Specialists. This roundtable will also provide participants an opportunity to discuss and share current practices in their PBIS framework with other schools, districts, and non-district settings. It will allow participants time to collaborate and share success stories as well as provide resources to support barriers in implementation with others from around the region.