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1. Asynchronous: Using Canva to Create Engaging Teaching Resources - Beginners - Recording

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians

Dates: 2/13/2024

Unlock your creativity and transform your teaching materials during this workshop! Whether you're new to Canva or looking to enhance your design skills, this hands-on session will empower you with the tools and knowledge to craft captivating educational content. Dive into the world of graphic design as we guide you through the basics of Canva, from creating eye-catching presentations to designing visually appealing worksheets. Watch the video to discover how to harness the power of this user-friendly platform and captivate your students with vibrant, interactive, and educational resources that will make learning a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your teaching game - let's make learning fun, engaging, and visually stunning together!

Link to Form with Recording

This is an asynchronous event. Date and time are for Frontline purposes only

2. Asynchronous: Using Microsoft Reading Progress with Learners

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K - 12 educators, librarians, reading specialist, literacy specialist

Dates: 5/21/2024

Have you used Microsoft Reading Progress?

Microsoft Reading Progress is a powerful tool designed to enhance literacy education by providing teachers with actionable insights into students' reading abilities. This innovative feature integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams, allowing educators to assess and monitor individual students' reading fluency in real-time. Teachers can easily assign passages, track oral reading fluency, and receive automatic assessments that highlight words per minute, accuracy, and more. The tool also generates comprehensive reports that enable educators to identify trends, set personalized goals, and tailor their instructional approach to meet the unique needs of each student. With its user-friendly interface and data-driven approach, Microsoft Reading Progress empowers teachers to make informed decisions, fostering a supportive and targeted learning environment for students as they develop essential literacy skills.



Link to Nearpod Lesson

3. Summer Professional Reading EdVenture - Asynchronous Conference

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 7/1/2024

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Select 1, 2, or a few books to read from our 16 professional development titles HERE and earn 10 CTLE credits after completing a reader response! This brochure outlines how to get your reading material and how to participate in detail.

Here are the basics and some in-person opportunities you may decide to engage in!

  1. Select and obtain your books.
  2. Visit: https://sites.google.com/g.monroe.edu/summeredventure/home?authuser=0
  3. Fill out your bracket as you read.
  4. Complete detailed book reviews for CTLE credit in Book Creator*
  5. Once you are done reviewing all the books you wanted to read, tell us by submitting your filled in bracket via email to katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu SUBJECT: BRACKET by September 5th.
  6. Participate in the Book Battle in September by voting for winning books in 4 rounds starting September 6th. Winners get bragging rights and a prize at the end of September!

*A Book Creator asynchronous offering is available for those who would like to complete it.

Let's chat about these great topics!

Please join us for Collegial Circles where we will discuss the topics of each Reading Region. No prior reading necessary but encouraged. Register HERE!


CTLE CREDITS WILL BE ADJUSTED BASED ON HOW MANY BOOKS YOU READ AND RESPOND TO.


Need more info, please reach out to katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu.

4. EdTech Adventure: Coding a Digital Story - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Educators, any subject area.

Dates: 7/8/2024

This summer, learn how to get your students showing, telling, and sharing their knowledge using block coding and beyond! This session will start off with a debrief of free block coding tools (scratch, code.org, Microsoft Make Code) and how they address the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Then, you will be set free to develop/revitalize a lesson series to incorporate one of the tools you learned and blend together your content area standard(s) with one (or more) of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards. Upon completion of this coursework, you will receive 4 hours of CTLE credit. Ignore the date and time of this session - it is asynchronous. This posting will have a link to the course work by July 8th. Those registered before that date will receive an email with the link once it is ready for you.

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5. EdTech Adventure: Nearpod's New Features and FUNctions - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators, All Levels of Education, All Subject Areas. (E for Everyone!)

Dates: 7/8/2024

Learn from Nearpod's own Samantha Golden all about what's new in Nearpod! Then, choose your own EdVenture and complete the Nearpod coursework or dive right into creating! You can receive 1 hour of CTLE Credit for completing the training portion with Samantha, another for completing the Nearpod certificate. And an additional hour for sharing your completed lesson sample and description. Links to this session will be emailed to those who register before July 8th. After that date, the link will be up on this posting. Ignore all dates and times in this posting. This is an ASYNCHRONOUS Session.

Access Asynchronous Resources Here

6. EdTech Adventure: Write your own EdVenture with Book Creator! - Summer Asynchronous Offering

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators, All Levels of Education, All Subject Areas. (E for Everyone!)

Dates: 7/8/2024

Book Creator is a free tool that provides a fantastic way for students to take ownership of their learning by creating original publications! Use it with parents, students, or colleagues or share with them what you or your students have created! You can collaborate on templates; create your own templates; link information; record your voice or videos; add pictures, gifs, drawings! The possibilities are endless! In this asynchronous session you will learn:
  • How Book Creator meets the needs of diverse students.
  • How Book Creator can be used across subjects and grade levels.
  • How to access Book Creator's ready-to-remix templates and activities for the classroom.
  • How to use Book Creator to align to the NYS CS & DF Standards/SEL. AND...
  • How to create your own!
    You will receive 2 hours of CTLE credit once you've completed the training and submitted your original book to our library!
    Links to this session will be emailed to those who register before July 8th. After that date, the link will be up on this posting. Ignore all dates and times in this posting. This is an ASYNCHRONOUS Session.

    Access Asynchronous Resources Here

  • 7. Peacefull Kids Well-Being Retreat: How Cultivating Personal Well-Being Supports a Culture of Well-Being in the Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/20/2024

    Join us for an immersive journey into educator well-being, where positive psychology meets personal growth in a retreat-type experience. Discover the power of easy to implement well-being tools as you embark on Part 1 of the retreat. Focus on creating your pathway to flourishing through exploring personal strengths and engaging in fun and rejuvenating activities incorporating Martin Seligman's PERMA model of well-being. Then, equipped with newfound insights, transition to Part 2 to learn how to cultivate a culture of well-being in your classroom. Empower yourself and inspire others with this new language around flourishing and a fresh perspective on well-being. Elevate your well-being and make a positive impact on your community! www.peacefullkids.org

    8. EdTech Adventure: AI Tool Smashing - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    There seems to be a new AI tool for education every day. Which tool is the most effective? Which tool is Ed Law 2d approved? Which tool will engage learners? Which tool will help educators create content? During this session, attendees will learn about the tried and true AI tools for educators, AI tools embedded into resources we already use, and upcoming AI tools that will rock your teacher world.

    Join us in shaping the future of education and preparing students for success in an increasingly AI-driven world.

    Access Asynchronous Resources Here

    9. EdTech Adventure: Become a Canva PRO! (Intermediate/Advanced) - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    Embark on a journey to unlock your inner graphic artist in this workshop! If you've dabbled in design and are eager to take your skills to the next level, this immersive session is your ticket to becoming a true digital artist. Dive deep into the creative possibilities of Canva as we explore advanced design techniques, graphic elements, and the art of visual storytelling. With hands-on practice and expert guidance, you'll gain the confidence and expertise to craft striking visuals that stand out in a crowded digital landscape. Join us and harness the power of Canva to create stunning graphics that leave a lasting impression, whether for personal projects, business endeavors, or creative expression. Elevate your design game and turn your visions into breathtaking realities - your artistic journey begins here!

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity

    Access Asynchronous Resources Here

    10. EdTech Adventure: Creating Graphic Artists using Canvas Newbie Level - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    Unlock your creativity and transform your teaching materials during this workshop! Whether you're new to Canva or looking to enhance your design skills, this hands-on session will empower you with the tools and knowledge to craft captivating educational content. Dive into the world of graphic design as we guide you through the basics of Canva, from creating eye-catching presentations to designing visually appealing worksheets. Watch the video to discover how to harness the power of this user-friendly platform and captivate your students with vibrant, interactive, and educational resources that will make learning a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to level up your teaching game - let's make learning fun, engaging, and visually stunning together!

    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity


    Access Asynchronous Resources Here

    11. EdTech Adventure: Literacy Support with Reading Progress - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    *New* Reading Progress is available for non-Microsoft users!

    Wish you could hear all of your students read at the same time, give them real-time feedback, and instantly coach them through their struggle spots? You can with Microsoft Reading Progress. If you use Teams at your school, you have access to this free reading program that could be a game changer for your literacy instruction. For non-Microsoft users, there is a new interface accessible for you to leverage this amazing tool.
    Date and time are for Frontline purposes only. This is an asynchronous activity


    12. EdTech Adventure: Teaching and Learning in an AI Infused World - ASYNCHRONOUS

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/8/2024

    In this thought-provoking program, educators will embark on a journey to explore the dynamic intersection of education and artificial intelligence (AI).

    As technology continues to revolutionize the way we live and work, it's crucial for educators to be well-versed in leveraging AI tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This workshop is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to navigate the evolving landscape of education in an AI-infused world.
    The following topics will be explored:
  • AI Tools in the Classroom
  • Pedagogical Strategies
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Developing AI tool fluency

    By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to embrace AI as a valuable tool in their educational toolkit. Join us in shaping the future of education and preparing students for success in an increasingly AI-driven world. Enroll now and embark on a transformative learning experience at your own pace!


  • 13. 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: 7/9/2024 to 7/12/2024

    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.

    14. Introduction to the Thinking Classrooms (Grades 6-12) with Dr. Peter Liljedahl

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 7/12/2024

    Wait List
    Much of how classrooms look and what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking. This workshop offers insight into some of the results of 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

    15. A Day-Long, Hands-On Workshop with Zaretta Hammond

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Instructional Leaders/Administrators

    Dates: 7/15/2024

    Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain , will spend the day with educators focused on building the foundational practices that help reshape the instructional core as we get students ready for rigor. It will start with a high-level overview of the key process of culturally responsive instruction followed by a deep dive into instructional practices to help set the stage for accelerated student learning. Participants are encouraged to read Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain prior to attending this workshop.

    16. 2024 NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Summer Institute - Grades K - 8 (Smart Start)

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 8 Educators, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Leaders

    Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/19/2024

    Hosted by Monroe One BOCES - Facilitated by NYSCATE - Funded by NYSED Smart Start Grant

    4 Day Summer Institute (day 5 is optional) will immersed attendees in the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards as well as the NYS Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks. Each session will include inclusion activities, engaging strategy, brain breaks and optimistic closings. Educators will experience the standards at work and facilitators will model the standards and instructional technology integration throughout the 4 days while using research artifacts such as articles, videos, and learning experience to increase the knowledge of the attendees. Overarching NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards will be embedded throughout the entire experience are Digital Literacy Standards and Impact of Computing Standards. Educators will adapt and/or create new lessons/units tied to the learning throughout the cohort to integrate the NYS CSDF Standards.

    The four-day Summer Institute includes:  

  • Day #1 - Overview of standards and the "Why", Scope of the Year Ahead, Introduction to Computational Thinking, and Explore & Experience Computational Thinking 
  • Day #2 - Explore and experience the Impacts of Computing and Networks & System Design Concept areas. TPACK Framework integration  
  • Day #3 - Explore and experience the Cybersecurity Concept & Digital Literacy Standards areas and interactive stations with plugged and unplugged learning experiences.  
  • Day #4 - Lesson Creation and presentation, Portfolio Overview 
  • Day #5 - Optional - facilitated work time on lesson adaptation and portfolio creation 

    Attendees: Please bring computer, lesson and or unit to adapt, and lunch

    For full details of the summer institute, please visit Smart Start Summer Institute Details
  • 17. A 'Science of Reading' Primer for Administrators

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    The 'Science of Reading' is a vast body of research collected over time from multiple fields of study. This research has identified assessment and instructional practices that educators can and should use to support students in their reading and writing development. This professional learning opportunity is intended to provide school administrators with an overview of the science and to consider how this information "plays out" in the classroom environment. In addition, time will be spent reflecting on the ways in which administrators can support educators, students and families in this important work.

    18. Reading Region: Artificial Intelligence: Policy & Practicality Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    This session will delve into the thought-provoking reading bracket on Artificial Intelligence, focusing on both its policy implications and practical applications. Through the reading, attendees have gained a deeper understanding of how AI policies and practical considerations shape industries, economies, and everyday life. Engage in stimulating discussions with fellow participants, sharing perspectives and insights on the evolving AI landscape.

    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle

    Join us in person (snacks provided by Wegmans)

    If you'd like to join virtually, please email doreen_pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

    19. Reading Region: Student Agency and Empowerment Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    This session will delve into the thought-provoking reading bracket on Student Agency and Empowerment. Join us as we navigate the pages of empowerment and student-led learning, unraveling the potential for transformative education. Together, let's empower minds and cultivate a future where every student's voice is heard and valued. We look forward to having you in this enriching workshop!

    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.

    Join us in person (snacks provided by Wegmans)

    Join us in person (snacks provided by Wegmans)

    If you'd like to join virtually, please email doreen_pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

    20. 2024 NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Summer Institute - Grades K - 8 (Smart Start)

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 8 Educators, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Leaders

    Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

    Hosted by Monroe One BOCES - Facilitated by NYSCATE - Funded by NYSED Smart Start Grant

    4 Day Summer Institute (day 5 is optional) will immersed attendees in the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards as well as the NYS Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks. Each session will include inclusion activities, engaging strategy, brain breaks and optimistic closings. Educators will experience the standards at work and facilitators will model the standards and instructional technology integration throughout the 4 days while using research artifacts such as articles, videos, and learning experience to increase the knowledge of the attendees. Overarching NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards will be embedded throughout the entire experience are Digital Literacy Standards and Impact of Computing Standards. Educators will adapt and/or create new lessons/units tied to the learning throughout the cohort to integrate the NYS CSDF Standards.

    The four-day Summer Institute includes:  

  • Day #1 - Overview of standards and the "Why", Scope of the Year Ahead, Introduction to Computational Thinking, and Explore & Experience Computational Thinking 
  • Day #2 - Explore and experience the Impacts of Computing and Networks & System Design Concept areas. TPACK Framework integration  
  • Day #3 - Explore and experience the Cybersecurity Concept & Digital Literacy Standards areas and interactive stations with plugged and unplugged learning experiences.  
  • Day #4 - Lesson Creation and presentation, Portfolio Overview 
  • Day #5 - Optional - facilitated work time on lesson adaptation and portfolio creation 

    Attendees: Please bring computer, lesson and or unit to adapt, and lunch

    For full details of the summer institute, please visit Smart Start Summer Institute Details
  • 21. Reading Region: Best Practice: Foundations & Pedagogy Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/29/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Collaboratively build your teaching toolkit! We will discuss and discover new ways to enhance our instructional practices. This collegial circle will provide a platform for educators to learn from each other, gain a deeper understanding of the principles and theories that underpin successful classroom practices, and discuss various teaching strategies and approaches! This will be a great time, exchanging ideas and exploring potential ways to apply the concepts from the books from this reading region into your curriculum.



    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.



    Join us in person (snacks provided) or jump on a Zoom call to contribute.



    If you intend to join virtually, please email katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu once you've registered.

    22. Reading Region: An Interdisciplinary Approach: PBL, STE[A]M, Inquiry & Beyond! Collegial Circle

    Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators participating in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    For participants in the Professional Reading EdVenture only

    Gain valuable insight into interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate Project-Based Learning (PBL), STE[A]M, inquiry-based learning, and more. Engage in collaborative discussions with colleagues to exchange ideas and explore potential ways to apply the concepts from the books in this reading region into your curriculum.



    No prior reading is necessary to join this collegial circle.



    Join us in person (snacks provided) or jump on a Zoom call to contribute.



    If you intend to join virtually, please email katherine_rice@boces.monroe.edu once you've registered.

    23. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification - AM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Adminstrators

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

    24. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification - PM

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Adminstrators

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

    25. **INVITE ONLY** SEL Leaders Professional Learning Development

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Regional Leaders Community

    Dates: 8/8/2024

    Members of the SEL Regional Leaders Community will create professional learning opportunities to implement in their home districts and contribute to our regional repository of materials.

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/15/2024

    LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes (volume 1 focuses on word recognition; volume 2 focuses on language comprehension). This 4-day series will address volume 1. In addition, participants will receive a LETRS manual and 1-year access to an online learning platform with additional professional learning about the Science of Reading.

    27. Supporting Your Educators & Creating a Culture of Well-Being Through the Science of Positive Psychology

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: For Administrators, Teacher Center Directors, and anyone planning professional development programming for educators

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    We know that supporting your educators' well-being is a priority. PeaceFull Kids offers a fresh perspective on this topic. Hundreds of teachers have already benefited from PeaceFull Kids' professional development courses. One educator said, "Hi Heidi & Carolyn, I just wanted to send you a note about today's meeting. My day was terrible. Then my internet wouldn't connect. I was in a horrible mood. I'm not sure if it was the breathing, the videos, the conversation, the topic, the opportunity to text someone randomly, or a combination of everything, but I left with a big smile on my face and feeling very upbeat and positive. Thank you for the work you are doing, the great information, and the thoughtful conversations. I'm really enjoying myself and as an added boost, my day really turned around. See you next week.” Participants in this virtual free opportunity will be introduced to the science of positive psychology and the power of its applications in supporting the well-being of teachers and students. For more details, see www.peacefullkids.org.

    28. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators (Day 2)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Early Childhood Educators and Administrators

    Dates: 8/26/2024

    The early childhood years are critical to building the foundations young children need for success in school and life. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators empowers educators of young children with deeper knowledge and clarity of effective strategies to prepare all students for success in kindergarten and beyond. This professional learning experience provides deep knowledge of literacy instruction for the youngest learners. The more children know about language and literacy before they begin kindergarten and first grade, the better equipped they are to succeed in literacy learning and beyond. This course will
  • Define early literacy and language, the processes involved, and the developmental sequences by which these skills develop
  • Describe strategies and learning activities that are engaging, effective, and developmentally appropriate
  • Discuss how assessment procedures and data can be used to plan and implement instruction for the youngest learners.

    This is a two-day training with asynchronous work between sessions. Day 1 took place on August 28, 2023. The work will completed with this Day 2 session. Along with the face-to-face training, participants received a manual and one year subscription to the online platform (asynchronous content).
  • 29. 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: 9/17/2024 to 10/22/2024

    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.

    30. Cultivating Well-Being Using Positive Psychology

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

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

    Dates: 9/17/2024 to 12/10/2024

    Prioritizing your well-being benefits everyone including your students. Ready to change the way you think about happiness? Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of positive psychology! Get ready to dive into this dynamic field and discover practical tools to supercharge your personal well-being. From enlightening science to reflective activities, you'll explore how to harness the power of positivity and maximize your potential for flourishing. Learn how to leverage your unique strengths and uplift those around you. Empowered with this fresh perspective and new language, you will feel energized to be more intentional about cultivating your own well-being and support the flourishing of those around you. www.peacefullkids.org

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2024

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    32. The Rochester Area Alternative Education Forum

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educators: Specifically, those who are interested in or currently involved with alternative education methods and programs. This can include teachers, administrators, and support staff looking to share best practices, innovative strategies, and resources. 2. Educational Leaders and Administrators: Those who oversee alternative education programs or are considering implementing such programs in their schools or districts. They would benefit from collaborating on policy, administration, and progr

    Dates: 9/25/2024 to 5/21/2025

    New
    The Rochester Area Alternative Education Forum is a dynamic professional community designed specifically for educators seeking to collaborate on innovative teaching strategies and alternative education practices. It provides a platform where educators can share resources, exchange ideas, and develop new approaches to meet the diverse needs of their students. Through regular meetings, and online discussions, participants can collaborate on curriculum development, discuss the implementation of alternative education models, and explore best practices for student engagement and success. The forum fosters a supportive network of professionals dedicated to enhancing educational outcomes through creativity, flexibility, and mutual support.

    33. AI and Media Literacy

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    Artificial intelligence is a hot topic, both in education and in our personal lives. While the possibilities are exciting, there are potentially negative consequences for us and for our students. The rise of widely available generative AI tools has serious implications for the future of media literacy. Moving forward, it will be more important than ever that our students have the skills to analyze the media they encounter and the habits of mind to think critically before reacting. In this session, we will talk about how to view AI through a lens of media literacy.

    34. Regional Math Leaders Monroe One Districts

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/2/2024 to 5/28/2025

    This year, the Regional Math Leaders Group will focus on: Project Based Learning, MTSS, Updates from NYSED, and other relevant topics. meetings will be held virtually via zoom throughout the school year. The zoom invitation will be sent the day before to all who are registered.

    35. Excellence Through the Math Practices Project-MONROE 1 COMPONENT DISTRICTS

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 10/9/2024 to 6/4/2025

    Welcome back for year three of the Excellence Through the Math Practices Project! All are welcome to join this team as we continue to explore how the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards is truly an opportunity to focus on equitable instruction for ALL students. This year we will be developing strategies and resources, through the lens of the 8 Mathematical Practices, to support student success. This is open to all math educators who want to help lead the way in this essential work.

    36. Building Thinking Classrooms Regional Collaboration

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Math Teachers (K-12), Math Leaders, Administrators, Coaches

    Dates: 10/17/2024 to 5/29/2025

    Building Thinking Classrooms (Peter Liljedahl) is generating a great deal of excitement in K-12 math education. It is based on years of research in hundreds of classrooms. This partners beautifully with our regional work of leading with the NYS Standards for Mathematical Practice. Joins us for this collaborative regional effort to progress together in Building Thinking Classrooms. Each session will consist of a mini professional development, collaboration, creation time, the sharing of best practices and an embedded book study. Participants are asked to purchase their own copy of the book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, by Peter Liljedahl prior to the first session.

    37. 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: 10/22/2024

    Have you ever wished you had a safe, non-judgmental space to ask questions about LGBTQIA+ individuals and identity? Are you confused by the differences between sex, gender expression, gender identity and orientation? Have you ever wondered what the letters in the LGBTQIA+ initialism mean? Would you like strategies for creating more welcoming and affirming learning spaces for LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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) 2021 New York State School Climate Report: 90% of LGBTQIA+ students heard anti-LGBTQIA+ remarks/slurs; only 25% of LGBTQIA+ students were taught positive representations of LGBTQIA+ people, history or events; 53% of LGBTQIA+ students heard staff make homophobic remarks and 69% heard negative remarks about someone's gender expression from staff. Anti-LGBTQIA discrimination means that LGBTQIA+ 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.

    38. Creating Conversations: What does AI mean for our students' future?

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K - 12 educators, administrators, librarians, instructional specialist

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    John Spencer states,""What does AI mean for the future of work? What does AI mean for teaching and learning?”
    The bad news is that the rules have changed. The exciting news is that our students will get to re-write the rules. For years, students have been told about a corporate ladder. But our students won't have a ladder. They'll need to navigate a maze instead."

    Please join Doreen Pietrantoni as she provides the opportunity for us to dialogue about the impact of AI on teaching, learning, and building citizens for our ever-evolving digital world.

    Please read the following blog post and watch the embedded videos prior to our meeting When Should Students Use Artificial Intelligence? Seven Keys to Consider by John Spencer

    Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

    Bonus reading How to Prevent AI from Doing All the Thinking

    39. Manga for Elementary Librarians Who Don't Read Manga

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    Are you disinterested in reading Manga, but feel like you should know some of it because your students love it? Do you feel ill-equipped to order manga for your students? We were right there with you! We've spent the last few months learning all you need to know to order manga confidently for your elementary libraries. Join us as we go through all you need to know about manga, even when you don't like reading manga. This session is for Elementary School Librarians only.

    40. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 1 (Units 1-4)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that meet the pre-requisite requirements

    Dates: 10/28/2024 to 10/31/2024

    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 the full Volume 1 course (face-to-face training and online platform).
    2. Maintain an active Volume 1 course license
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 in the online course with a score of 88% 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.

    41. VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY- Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School leaders, teachers, social workers, counselors

    Dates: 10/29/2024 to 12/17/2024

    This book study focuses on how to create cultures of connection and belonging in order to implement equity strategies that actually make a difference. The authors argue that schools have primarily been focused on building cultures of achievement leaving behind the foundational elements upon which educational equity is based, belonging and dignity. Through their research and subsequent hands-on work with districts across the country, the authors make their approach accessible and tangible in the implementation of educational equity initiatives. Please join us for this 5-part book study. YOU MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON YOUR OWN.

    42. SEL and Play for Elementary Grades

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Elementary educators

    Dates: 10/30/2024

    Play is at the core of our creativity, innovation, and socialization. It's the vehicle for how we learn to cooperate and co-create. It provides opportunities to model and practice self-regulation and interpersonal sensitivity. Through play, kids are able to develop their social and emotional skills by building their sense of identity and self-esteem; learning helpful strategies for navigating peer conflict, solving problems, fostering relationships, and managing their own emotions; becoming more self-aware; developing fostering empathy and belonging (being seen, heard, and valued); and using self-control. Join me for a fun-filled day focused on incorporating play in meaningful ways that help students not only build those SEL skills but get to know one another better, while creating a positive climate in which to learn and grow. Dress comfortably!

    43. Creating Conversations Series: Who Do We Choose to Be? VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Educational Leaders

    Dates: 11/1/2024 to 11/22/2024

    Bestselling author Margaret Wheatley states, "This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil". Please join Jeanette Adams-Price as she provides the opportunity for us to dialogue about what it means to be an educational leader in today's world. PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Zoom links will be emailed the day before each meeting date.

    44. Geometry: Assessment Writing to Align to the Next Generation Leaning Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 11/6/2024

    Join area districts as we explore different forms of assessment and plan to prepare our students for the NGLS Regents exam.

    45. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #1

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 11/13/2024

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    46. Manga for Secondary Librarians Who Don't Read Manga

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Secondary School Librarians

    Dates: 11/18/2024

    Are you disinterested in reading Manga, but feel like you should know some of it because your students love it? Do you feel ill-equipped to order manga for your students? We were right there with you! We've spent the last few months learning all you need to know to order manga confidently for your secondary libraries. Join us as we go through all you need to know about Manga, when you don't like reading manga. This session is for Middle/High School Librarians only.

    47. SEL and Play for Secondary Grades

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Secondary educators

    Dates: 11/20/2024

    Think play isn't for the older kids? Guess again, research has shown that we all need play as a part of our days, including adults. Play is at the core of our creativity, innovation, and socialization. It's the vehicle for how we learn to cooperate and co-create. It provides opportunities to model and practice self-regulation and interpersonal sensitivity. Through play, kids are able to develop their social and emotional skills by building their sense of identity and self-esteem; learning helpful strategies for navigating peer conflict, solving problems, fostering relationships, and managing their own emotions; becoming more self-aware; developing fostering empathy and belonging (being seen, heard, and valued); and using self-control. Join me for a fun-filled day focused on incorporating play in meaningful ways that help students not only build those SEL skills but get to know one another better, while creating a positive climate in which to learn and grow. Dress comfortably!

    48. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 2 (Units 5-8)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that meet the pre-requisite requirements

    Dates: 12/2/2024 to 12/5/2024

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 2 (Units 5-8) 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 the full Volume 2 course (face-to-face training and online platform).
    2. Maintain an active Volume 2 course license
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 8 in the online course with a score of 88% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 2 Manual, Units 5-8 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 5-8 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    49. Book Party! (2024-2025)

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/2/2024

    We're librarians and we love books. Let's talk about them! This PD is an opportunity to bring librarians from across Monroe One and Monroe 2 regions together to share new books that should be read, celebrated, and added to our collections. Each participant will choose at least 1 recently published book to share and review.

    This will be asynchronous, self-paced, and open to books for kids of all ages. The book reviews will be posted on a LibGuide- details will be sent to those who register. At the end we will have an optional virtual meeting where we share out all the titles and celebrate your work.

    The Details:
    - You will earn credits based on the book reviews you submit over the course of the year. Details about how credit is assigned for each type of book will be shared with those who register.
    - You can earn up to 14 credits for this course.
    - You do not have to participate in the live meeting at the end. The meeting date will be determined by the participants- date listed below is a place holder.
    - We will accept submissions any time during the 24-25 school year, starting on 7/1/24.

    This session is a collaboration between the Monroe One and Monroe 2 BOCES School Library Systems and is only open to librarians in those regions.

    50. Algebra 2: Preparing for Implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 12/4/2024

    Dive into the changes that the Next Generation Learning Standards will bring next year and explore tasks that help align our instruction to the Mathematical Practice Standards.

    51. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #2- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 12/19/2024

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    52. Rediscover the Joy of Reading: A Book Study

    Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: PreK-12 Librarians

    Dates: 12/20/2024

    Do you love reading? Do you want to encourage your students to love reading? This book study is for you! We will read Donalyn Miller's and Teri Lesesne's book, "The Joy of Reading," and engage in discussions about how to spark reading joy in ourselves and in our students. With the book as our guide, we will explore our own reading lives and talk about how to create the conditions for students to have positive, joyful experiences with books. Dive into all things reading with your colleagues and learn more about what students need for healthy reading lives.

    The book study will be held asynchronously on Schoology with weekly discussions, starting on October 4th, 2024. If you do not have a Schoology account, one will be created for you. A free copy of the book will be provided to the first 40 registrants. While classroom teachers are welcome to join us, the focus of the book study will be on the work of school librarians.

    53. Creating Conversations Series: Collective Equity VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Classroom teachers, leaders

    Dates: 1/9/2025 to 2/6/2025

    Authors Sinja Hollins-Alexander and Nicole Law provide a "clear, concise, and actionable framework for building our individual resilience to interrupt barriers and beasts that perpetuate inequity in our schools and classrooms but transform the focus from us as individuals to our collective strength and courage. We are in this together. Equity is collective." The book outlines this framework and engages the reader by providing reflective prompts and self-assessment opportunities throughout. Please join Jeanette Adams-Price as she provides a space for us to dialogue and explore our collective equity. PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Zoom links will be emailed the morning of each meeting date.

    54. VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY: Assessing Students Social and Emotional Learning: A Guide to Meaningful Measurement

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: classroom teachers, school and curriculum leaders

    Dates: 1/14/2025 to 2/4/2025

    This book synthesizes what we know about best practices in high-impact SEL assessment and offers step by step guidance for school leadership and educators. The author applies a strengths-based approach that considers SEL skills within the framework of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). This book helps educators understand what SEL skills are, and which skills matter most in school context, but will also provide a roadmap for deciding on assessment goals and choosing tools to help achieve them. The book also provides guidance on how to define skills in such a way that they can easily be assessed, and on how to interpret and use assessment data for continuous improvement. PARTICIPANTS MUST GET THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN. Zoom links will be emailed out the morning of each meeting day.

    55. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #2- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 1/15/2025

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

    56. GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Advisors Regional Meeting #3- VIRTUAL

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 2/11/2025

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    57. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #3

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 3/26/2025

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 4/10/2025

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.

    59. SEL Regional Leaders Community Meeting #4

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: SEL Leaders

    Dates: 4/23/2025

    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 2024-2025 school year will include a focus on mental health, the NYS SEL benchmarks and supporting documents, and developing our own SEL practices. Please email questions to Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu.

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

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: GSA Advisors, DEI Leaders

    Dates: 5/20/2025

    The purpose of this group is to develop a regional community of educators who facilitate LGBTQIA+ affinity groups in our schools whose focus is on the organization and facilitation of GSA meetings and events; communicating with our school communities; and developing community partnerships. Additionally, each meeting will also focus on sharing ideas and resources for upcoming LGBTQIA+ specific celebration days and months. Please email Jeanette_Adams-Price@boces.monroe.edu if you have any questions.