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1. Vista124: TCIS Training

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Audience: Capital Region BOCES employees ONLY

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 8/24/2017

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TCIS training focuses on de-escalation techniques and gaining a clear understanding of risk assessment with “hands on” approaches being a last resort used only to ensure safety.

Trainings require 28 hours of instruction, with 25-26 hours of classroom time. The participants will be provided with a study guide that will take another 2-3 hours to complete outside of class time.

The first three days will cover de-escalation techniques and the fourth day will cover physical restraints. All participants must attend the physical restraint training even if they will not be restraining due to their medical conditions. In this case the expectation is that they would understand the techniques but not take part in practicing them.

For Capital Region BOCES employees ONLY

2. Makerspaces at the Elementary Level - Doreen Bergman, Jen Cannell, and Barnes & Noble

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/21/2017

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Come to this workshop for ample hands-on exploration of Makerspace tools (Little Bits, Ozobots, Strawbees, Legos, Snap Circuits, Squigz, Magformers, and Brackitz) designed for use at the elementary level. Additionally, we will discuss funding, what to do, how to start a Makerspace, and how to get the support of your administration. Doreen and Jen will discuss the Makerspace activities in their regions.

3. Fundations Level 1

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2017

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The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
•Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
•Prepare a daily Level 1 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

4. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) August 23, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2017

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CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

5. Coding with Robots in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/23/2017

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Summer Robot Orientation for Borrowers

Model Schools is excited to present participating districts with an opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of BlueBot, Cubelets, Ozobot, and Dash and Dot robots. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to utilize each set for one-day use during the 17-18 school year. For NERIC Model Schools only. More extensive use of the robots is possible with our Robot Service - call for details.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany

6. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 4 - Using Google Forms- An Online Introduction (AM Session)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/23/2017

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This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 4 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Forms. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating forms, surveys, & quizzes, sharing forms with other educators and students, and collecting responses using Google Sheets for easy analysis. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Forms with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar

7. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 4 - Using Google Forms- An Online Introduction (PM Session)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/23/2017

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This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 4 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Forms. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating forms, surveys, & quizzes, sharing forms with other educators and students, and collecting responses using Google Sheets for easy analysis. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Forms with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar

8. CTE Orientation 2017 - Intro to CTE

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Audience: CTE Teacher, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 8/24/2017

Location: Building C

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CTE Administrative Team Introductions CTE Overview, Pathways Dr. Valerie Kelsey, Director CTE JMT, SLOs Denise Capece, Executive Principal Open House Mindy Iannotti, Schoharie Principal APPR, Contracts Joe Duffy, Principal, Albany Campus Emergency Drills Chuck Paravella, Assistant Principal Bus arrival/departure Chuck Paravella, Assistant Principal Tour of Albany CTE campus C Building Visits Skills USA Deb Toy, Advisor Student Study Team Deb Toy, Social Worker eSD & Guidance Support Diane Ogren Communications Mike McCagg, Communications Officer Sub System Work Orders, Cash, Field Trips Michele Ziegler, Principal’s Secretary Cassie Aubrey Almy Guidance Eileen, MaryLou, Nina IEPs & Modifications Director Tim Roberts, Special Education Kathy Pavone, Director’s Secretary Attendance Cynthia Allen, Attendance TOPIC 1: Employability James Haas, WBL Coordinator Nancy Liddle, Business Community Liaison

9. Teaching Writing Conventions

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/24/2017

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Teaching the conventions of writing is an integral part of a writing program. However, for many students (and teachers) it can be a boring and tedious part of an otherwise engaging and creative classroom. In this workshop, teachers will engage in lessons to teach grammar and punctuation, learn key principles for effective convention lessons, and create their own lesson to address a common problem in their classroom. In addition, teachers will be guided to create a systematic plan for effectively incorporating convention lessons into their writing program. Audience: Elementary teachers

10. CTE Orientation 2017 - Welcome to BOCES

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Audience: CTE Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 8/25/2017

Welcome to BOCES BOCES Executive Leadership NERIC/Help Desk Joe Defazio & NERIC, Instruct Technology CTLE Tom Baumgartner, Assistant Director Ed Serv. My Learning Plan Connie Miller, Curriculum BERT Intro Session, Nicole Graf, Communications eSchool Data Bootcamp, eSchool Data Chris Sikora, Data Program Coordinator NYSED Credentials Transitional Certifications Kenneth Ziegler, Substitute Service Denise Capece, Executive Principal NYSED Teaching Standards Melodye Eldeen, NYSED

11. Next Steps in Google: Moving Beyond the Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/25/2017

This full-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to incorporate creativity, collaboration and communication into the classroom for not only student benefit, but for teacher and admin benefit as well. Learn some new tricks and tools as well as have some time to build for the upcoming school year. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

12. CTE Orientation 2017 - Classroom Management & Discipline / Building Relationships

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Audience: CTE Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 8/28/2017

Location: Building C

Classroom Management & Discipline - Joe Duffy, Mindy Iannotti, Charles Paravella Building Relationships - Andrew Rudd

13. Echoes and Reflections

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/28/2017

Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive Holocaust education program that delivers professional development and a rich array of resources for middle and high school teachers. Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives.

14. CTE Orientation 2017 - Team Teaching / Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Audience: CTE Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 8/29/2017

Integration/ Team Teaching - Kristina Fermann, Joanne Clegg Instruction - Denise Pallozzi

15. CTE Orientation 2017 - Curriculum and Assessments

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 8/30/2017

Curriculum and Assessments - Denise Pallozzi

16. (RSE-TASC) 2017-2018 Preschool Forum: Promoting Social Emotional Development

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including: special education teacher, general education teacher, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 9/1/2017

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This one day conference is designed to address the adult role in maximizing children’s experiences to promote early childhood social emotional development across domains. It will provide workshop sessions aligning with The Pyramid Model and include information to help reduce suspensions and expulsions from early childhood settings. Workshop topics include: supporting social emotional learning through social studies, literacy, science and math; understanding temperaments; mindfulness; addressing challenging behaviors and more.

*Sign In begins at 8:00*

**Once you have registered for the conference, please look for a follow up email to register for specific workshop sessions. Seating is limited**

17. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 9/1/2017

This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in schooltoolTM. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline . Specific topics will include schooltoolTM terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

18. (RSE-TASC) 2017-2018 Preschool Forum: Promoting Social Emotional Development

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including: special education teacher, general education teacher, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 9/5/2017

This one day conference is designed to address the adult role in maximizing children’s experiences to promote early childhood social emotional development across domains. It will provide workshop sessions aligning with The Pyramid Model and include information to help reduce suspensions and expulsions from early childhood settings. Workshop topics include: supporting social emotional learning through social studies, literacy, science and math; understanding temperaments; mindfulness; addressing challenging behaviors and more.

*Sign In begins at 8:00*

**Once you have registered for the conference, please look for a follow up email to register for specific workshop sessions. Seating is limited**

19. schooltoolTM Teacher Attendance/Grade Submission

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Teaching Staff, Teacher Turn-Key Trainers

Dates: 9/8/2017

This webinar will focus on schooltoolTM features specific to district staff supporting classroom teachers and will provide suggestions for useful tips to bring back for refresher/new teacher training. Topics included; teacher attendance overview, submitting marking period grades and other topics, per any new schooltoolTM features.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

21. schooltoolTM Turn-Key Teacher Training

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Turn-Key Teachers

Dates: 9/13/2017

This class will focus on schooltoolTM features specific to classroom teachers. It is designed for district teacher leaders who function as schooltoolTM Turn-Key trainers in their buildings and will provide suggestions for useful tips to bring back for refresher/new teacher training.

22. schooltoolTM Discipline Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/14/2017

This webinar will be a refresher for experienced users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

23. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/14/2017

This webinar refresher will be a review for experienced users responsible for maintaining school attendance. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

24. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Leadership Roundtable

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Education, Principals, Coordinators, Agency and School Administrators - ONLY THESE PROGRAMS: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman's Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 9/15/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of schools serving students with severe multiple disabilities to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

25. schooltoolTM Medical Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/15/2017

This webinar will provide a refresher/introduction to the schooltoolTM medical module. Topics will include student searches, maintaining medical data including conditions and alerts, screenings and visits, immunizations and medications as well as useful schooltoolTM medical reports.

26. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons, other Special Education leaders - ONLY THESE SCHOOLS: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 9/15/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

27. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group - Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairs, High School Teachers, Agency Personnel

Dates: 9/18/2017

Transition Interagency Group is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities. The morning session is typically a meeting or guided discussion and networking opportunities. The afternoon is typically a training opportunity. Agendas for each session are provided by joining the Transition Interagency Group at: https://snn.neric.org/rsetasc/ Everyone is welcome to join. Registration for each session is required on My Learning Plan.

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

29. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 9/19/2017

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

30. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 9/19/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

31. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2017

This classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the schooltoolTM attendance module, appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

32. schooltoolTM Data Warehouse Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2017

This classroom session will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running schooltoolTM data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the schooltoolTM Validation Report.

33. schooltoolTM Program Services Workshop

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2017

This workshop will provide a step-by-step review of ending last year’s program services – as required for Data Warehouse reporting -- as well as batch adding them for the current school year.

34. (RSE-TASC) Job Coaching Skills - Beginning Level in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 9/20/2017

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This training gives an overview of the role of on-site support personnel in quality work-based learning experiences. It is designed for educators developing the role of work-based learning experiences supports in their district and/or for individuals who want to learn or expand their role as a job coach. Participants will be released for lunch on their own.

35. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 9/21/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

36. schooltoolTM Data Warehouse Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/21/2017

This classroom session will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running schooltoolTM data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the schooltoolTM Validation Report.

37. schooltoolTM Turn-Key Teacher Training

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Turn-Key Teachers

Dates: 9/21/2017

This webinar will focus on schooltoolTM features specific to classroom teachers. It is designed for district teacher leaders who function as schooltoolTM Turn-Key trainers in their buildings and will provide suggestions for useful tips to bring back for refresher/new teacher training.

38. schooltoolTM Program Services Workshop

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/21/2017

This workshop will provide a step-by-step review of ending last year’s program services – as required for Data Warehouse reporting -- as well as batch adding them for the current school year.

39. The Principals' Guild (School Leader Practitioner Professional Development) COSER 507-6211

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/22/2017 to 5/4/2018

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The Principals' Guild is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a collaborative forum.

A series of twelve seminars will be held on Friday mornings during the 2017-2018 school year. Each seminar will be guided by facilitators from CASDA and the College of Saint Rose, informed by current topics and research and tailored to the interests and needs of the participants. Topics covered in the recent past have included research based strategies, professional learning communities, school climate and culture, special education, data, APPR and Common Core. The seminars will be conducted from 7:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. at Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany on the following Fridays: September 22, 2017 January 19, 2018 October 13, 2017 February 9, 2018 October 27, 2017 March 2, 2018 November 17, 2017 March 23, 2018 December 15, 2017 April 13, 2018 January 5, 2018 May 4, 2018

40. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 9/22/2017

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

41. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Castleton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 9/22/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

42. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group - Saratoga

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairs, High School Teachers, Agency Personnel

Dates: 9/22/2017

Transition Interagency Group is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities. The morning session is typically a meeting or guided discussion and networking opportunities. The afternoon is typically a training opportunity. Agendas for each session are provided by joining the Transition Interagency Group at: https://snn.neric.org/rsetasc/ Everyone is welcome to join. Registration for each session is required on My Learning Plan.

43. (RSE-TASC) Non-District PBIS Roundtable

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Non-District (853, Special Act, Residential/Day Treatment schools) PBIS coaches and/or team members who are currently implementing PBIS.

Dates: 9/22/2017

This roundtable is intended for PBIS coaches and team members from Non-District schools who are implementing PBIS. The roundtable topics will reflect the current needs of the participants and an agenda will be emailed one week prior to the roundtable. Topics will include, but are not limited to: success, challenges, barriers, staff buy-in, kick-off events, teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledgement systems, data collection and analysis, etc.

44. (RSE-TASC) Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Planning (BIP) in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Team membership might include: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 11/14/2017

This 3-day training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the FBA, develop & implement the BIP, and determine the frequency to monitor the student’s progress, in accordance with SED regulations.

Best practice for development of FBAs and BIPs is to utilize a team approach. Therefore, districts are expected to send a team to this training, including at least one member who has the authority to support adjustments in district policy and practice for behavior supports. Team membership might include: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

45. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 9/26/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

46. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 9/26/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

47. schooltoolTM Discipline Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/26/2017

This classroom session will provide an introduction to the schooltoolTM discipline module, appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance, or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

48. LGBTQ Training for Librarians

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 9/27/2017

This training addresses sexual orientation and gender identity, common terms and definitions, and the unique experiences of LGBTQ students. Participants will explore common challenges encountered by LGBTQ students accessing libraries and media. Practical tools and best practices will be provided for creating relevant services and affirming library environments for these students.

49. Identifying Fake News

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 9/27/2017

Call it fake news, misinformation, post-truth, or just plain lies. Its part our daily lives. Many of our patrons are unaware of how to evaluate the information they receive, or are struggling with information overload. Carol Anne Germain, Subject Librarian for Information Studies and Informatics at The University at Albany, will help us identify fake news, offer reliable information sources, and lead an interactive discussion of how to help our patrons when they don’t even know they need help.

50. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians

Dates: 9/27/2017

New
Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Our first planning meeting, on Wednesday, September 27, will include setting locations and themes for the year, so bring your calendars and ideas. Bring the best book you read this summer that you'll be sharing with students or staff. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

Mark your calendar! Author/illustrator Jeff Mack will be stopping in on March 22, when we talk about humor in children's literature.

51. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 9/28/2017

Webinar for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.020 (OPALS). Participants receive professional development on updates in OPALS, via a webinar with John Schuster, and information related to automation services and project plans.

52. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 9/28/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

53. schooltoolTM Data Warehouse Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/28/2017

This webinar will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running schooltoolTM data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the schooltoolTM Validation Report.

54. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 9/29/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

55. (RSE-TASC) Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Team membership might include: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2017 to 11/16/2017

This 3-day training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the FBA, develop & implement the BIP, and determine the frequency to monitor the student’s progress, in accordance with SED regulations.

Best practice for development of FBAs and BIPs is to utilize a team approach. Therefore, districts are expected to send a team to this training, including at least one member who has the authority to support adjustments in district policy and practice for behavior supports. Team membership might include: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

56. Testing: BOCES - Diocese Regional Testing Coordinator Annual Meeting

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: This meeting is for Regional Testing Coordinators within the BOCES, Diocese or Third Party Scoring Vendors only.

Dates: 10/2/2017

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This is an annual meeting for BOCES, Diocese, and Regional Testing Coordinators to converse collaboratively about improvements to the prior year's testing, changes to the upcoming year, processes and procedures. Discussions will be had related to all 3 – 8 testing (paper-based and computer-based) administration and scoring, Regents, availability of data reports, and regional communications from NERIC. Other topics brought forth by the attendees will also be welcome. This meeting will be in-person and via WebEx.

57. schooltoolTM Guidance Counselor Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/3/2017

This hands-on classroom session will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include schooltoolTM terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

58. (RSE-TASC) Job Coaching Skills - Beginning Level in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/6/2017

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This training gives an overview of the role of on-site support personnel in quality work-based learning experiences. It is designed for educators developing the role of work-based learning experiences supports in their district and/or for individuals who want to learn or expand their role as a job coach. Participants will be released for lunch on their own.

59. Data Evaluation: Why Your District's Data Matters

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Dates: 10/10/2017

Are you looking to better identify at-risk students? Improve testing scores? Improve graduation rates? Having easy access to and using your district’s data is a key to meeting these goals. Come learn about two new NERIC services designed to support districts in understanding data and using it to help students succeed. There will be collaborative conversation and presentations about BrightBytes (Early Warning and Intervention Management Modules) and Schoolzilla, two NERIC supported tools to helping your district achieve their data goals.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

61. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Johnstown

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 10/11/2017

From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

62. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 10/11/2017

Progress Monitoring of IEP goals is required by SED regulations and is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention, and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals, which re the foundation of progress monitoring. Participants will work with their student's IEP to learn to create tools to monitor progress, as well as exploring publicly available resources.

Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training.

63. Data Evaluation: Why Your District's Data Matters

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Dates: 10/11/2017

Are you looking to better identify at-risk students? Improve testing scores? Improve graduation rates? Having easy access to and using your district’s data is a key to meeting these goals. Come learn about two new NERIC services designed to support districts in understanding data and using it to help students succeed. There will be collaborative conversation and presentations about BrightBytes (Early Warning and Intervention Management Modules) and Schoolzilla, two NERIC supported tools to helping your district achieve their data goals.

64. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/12/2017

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

65. schooltoolTM Employability Profile Development Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/12/2017

This webinar will be an overview of the use of the schooltoolTM CDOS and Employability Profile reports at BOCES and Component Districts. Topics to be covered will be the best practices of CDOS and Employability Profile development at a district; determining and configuring the format of each report; how to use course topics to create your districts reports; assigning a grading scale to the reports and linking it to report formats; and assigning the grading scale to your course topics. From an administrative perspective we will also cover how teachers/administrators submit CDOS/Employability Profile scores, configuring security access to the reports, and running the reports.

66. Data Evaluation: Why Your District's Data Matters

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Dates: 10/12/2017

Are you looking to better identify at-risk students? Improve testing scores? Improve graduation rates? Having easy access to and using your district’s data is a key to meeting these goals. Come learn about two new NERIC services designed to support districts in understanding data and using it to help students succeed. There will be collaborative conversation and presentations about BrightBytes (Early Warning and Intervention Management Modules) and Schoolzilla, two NERIC supported tools to helping your district achieve their data goals.

67. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/12/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

68. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 10/13/2017

From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

69. (RSE-TASC) Transition as the Foundation for a Quality IEP in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition coordinators, Work-based Learning coordinators, job coaches, school psychologists, CSE chairpersons, IEP case managers, special education teachers, related service providers

Dates: 10/13/2017

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This training is intended for all professionals who write IEPs for secondary students, particularly those in alternative educational settings (853 and Special Act Schools, OCFS Facilities, etc.). Although there will be a particular focus on transition in the IEP, the purpose of the training is to help all who write IEPs gain a better understanding of how present levels, along with the students’ post-secondary goals, influence annual goals, which in turn become the road map for specially-designed instruction, related services, and a Coordinated Set of Activities that will help students gain the skills they need to succeed in life. Those who attend will leave with materials they can use to help others in their schools understand their role in IEP implementation and to ensure sustained improvement over time.

70. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/16/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

71. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Johnstown

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, administrators, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators

Dates: 10/17/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator’s ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students’ performance, to quantify the child’s rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

72. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) Oct. 17 & 19, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 10/19/2017

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

73. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 10/18/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

74. (RSE-TASC) Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), Behavioral Intervention Planning (BIP) in Johnstown

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2017 to 12/14/2017

This 3-day training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the FBA, develop & implement the BIP, and determine the frequency to monitor the student’s progress, in accordance with SED regulations.

Best practice for development of FBAs and BIPs is to utilize a team approach. Therefore, districts are expected to send a team to this training, including at least one member who has the authority to support adjustments in district policy and practice for behavior supports. Team membership might include: CSE Chairperson, PPS Director, Building Principal, Special Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, General Ed. Teachers.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

75. schooltoolTM Actions Tab Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/24/2017

schooltoolTM offers a variety of tools for producing letters, name tags, student directories, Excel lists and other common schooltoolTM merges. This session will focus on powerful schooltoolTM features to assist clerical, guidance, and super users with these critical day-to-day tasks.

76. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Potsdam

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 10/25/2017

From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

77. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 10/27/2017

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

78. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 11/7/2017

The 4 Day CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of all 4 days of training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

79. (RSE-TASC) Job Coaching Skills - Beginner Level training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, Work-based Learning Coordinators, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/30/2017

This training gives an overview of the role of on-site support personnel in quality work-based learning experiences. It is designed for educators developing the role of work-based learning experiences supports in their district and/or for individuals who want to learn or expand their role as a job coach.

Participants will be released for lunch on their own.

80. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Students with Mental Health & Behavioral Needs in the Classroom in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 10/31/2017

This two-day training focuses on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve outcomes for students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn the characteristics of common disorders and specific strategies to support these students by increasing time spent in the classroom, focusing on academic outcomes, and proactively managing challenging behaviors.

This training is intended for those who have a role instructing or supporting students in classrooms, including those responsible for IEP development and classroom behavior management / supports.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

81. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 11/1/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

82. FOCUSING ON ARGUMENTATION

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 11/3/2017

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Proposed questions to be answered: 1. What questions/challenges are you facing as you introduce the standards in your region? 2. What are the critical, unvarying attributes of “argument”? How is argument described in the ELA standards? How does it progress? What are the differences and similarities between opinion, argument, and persuasion? 3. What are the standards for argument in social studies and science? What are the similarities and differences? Do the differences matter? If so, how? 4. What are the similarities and differences in “asks” that require argument across disciplines? How do we assess quality argumentation? 5. How do districts use these important understandings about argument as they develop or audit curriculum, review tasks and assessments?

83. PARTNERING WITH OUR ELA COLLEAGUES

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 11/3/2017

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Proposed questions to be answered: 1. What literacy skills are specific to Social Studies content and practices? 2. What is the common ground between social studies literacy skills and those literacy skills taught in the ELA classroom? 3. How can the common ground between ELA and Social Studies be used to maximize the time and energy teachers and students spend learning in both of these contexts?

84. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians

Dates: 11/2/2017

New
Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Mark your calendar! Author/illustrator Jeff Mack will be stopping in on March 22, when we talk about humor in children's literature.

85. The Class of 2030: Students at the Center

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/3/2017

This conference will feature the co-author of Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind (ASCD, 2017), Bena Kallick, as the keynote speaker. The morning keynote will be followed by a series of breakout sessions conducted by educational experts from across New York State. It is anticipated that breakout sessions will include information and updates on: UBD, questioning skills, STEM education & project-based learning, personalized learning & mindfulness, co-teaching for UDL, educating economically disadvantaged students, adaptive assessment/augmented learning & cognitive coaching. Cost: $165pp (district teams of 3 or more will be able to register at the reduced rate of $150pp), which includes a copy of the ASCD book.

86. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 11/3/2017

For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

87. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons, other Special Education leaders - ONLY THESE SCHOOLS: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 11/3/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

89. Vision and School Success - Dr. Fox

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/8/2017

Dr. Robert Fox, OD, FCOVD is a Developmental Optometrist located in Latham, NY. Dr. Fox works with children and adults who have developmental visual issues. As many as 1 in 5 children and adults has learning-related visual issues that affects their ability to read, write, learn, comprehend, and even pay attention. These visual issues are often undetected in standard eye exams.

90. schooltoolTM User Defined Screens Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/8/2017

This webinar will be a refresher or introduction to schooltoolTM custom user-defined screens. Topics to be covered will be creating a new user-defined screen, modifying an existing user-defined screen, adding fields, setting data types, creating drop down lists and setting “required” validation. Also to be covered will be viewing the user-defined screen, entering and saving a record and using Advanced Search to find data stored in user-defined fields.

91. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Castleton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 11/14/2017

From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

92. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/14/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

93. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 11/15/2017

For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

94. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Leadership Roundtable

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Education, Principals, Coordinators, Agency and School Administrators - ONLY THESE PROGRAMS: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman's Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 11/17/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of schools serving students with severe multiple disabilities to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

This will be a combined session with leaders from Residential 853 Schools.

95. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 11/17/2017

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

96. (RSE-TASC) Non-District PBIS Roundtable

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Non-District (853, Special Act, Residential/Day Treatment schools) PBIS coaches and/or team members who are currently implementing PBIS.

Dates: 11/17/2017

This roundtable is intended for PBIS coaches and team members from Non-District schools who are implementing PBIS. The roundtable topics will reflect the current needs of the participants and an agenda will be emailed one week prior to the roundtable. Topics will include, but are not limited to: success, challenges, barriers, staff buy-in, kick-off events, teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledgement systems, data collection and analysis, etc.

97. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Students with Mental Health & Behavioral Needs in the Classroom in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 11/29/2017

This two-day training focuses on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve outcomes for students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn the characteristics of common disorders and specific strategies to support these students by increasing time spent in the classroom, focusing on academic outcomes, and proactively managing challenging behaviors.

This training is intended for those who have a role instructing or supporting students in classrooms, including those responsible for IEP development and classroom behavior management / supports.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

98. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) Nov. 28 & 30, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 11/30/2017

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

99. Teaching Learning Solutions: Evaluation, Systems and Best Practice

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/29/2017 to 11/30/2017

New
Bernadette Cleland will be providing professional development on teacher and principal evaluation. Questions to answered:
• What is the purpose of a comprehensive evaluation system?
• How does quality evidence support an educator’s growth?
• How might a growth model promote a professional learning culture

100. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 11/29/2017

For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

101. schooltoolTM Custom Exports

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/29/2017

AM Beginner session: This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within schooltoolTM. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

PM Advanced session: This class will focus on specific custom exports you wish to create. We will build them together during the session. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.